THE pan-European fleet industry will go under the spotlight at the Fleet News Europe Conference 2004.
Taking place at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel in London on February 17, 2004, it will cover a range of issues that attempt to separate fact from fiction, under the heading 'Revolution or Evolution? Separating fact from fiction in the pan-European fleet sector'
Experts from across the sector will provide a valuable insight into the latest boardroom thinking – stimulating debate and encouraging interaction with senior delegates from across the European fleet industry. Session topics will include European pricing and residual values, fleet legislation and transport and traffic policy.
Five easy ways to book
To receive an early discount, book your place before January 9, 2004, for £249 + VAT (price includes cocktail reception on the evening of February 16). Normal ticket price £299 + VAT. To register, or for further information, contact Sandra Evitt on 01733 468123 or email email@example.com
Registration/Cocktail reception 16th February
Revolution or Evolution? Separating fact from fiction in the pan-European fleet sector
Conference Timetable (Provisional)
8.30: Registration and networking opportunities
9.15 Welcome from John Maslen, editor, Fleet News Europe
Introduction from conference chairman Professor Garel Rhys OBE
Analysis from fleet operators, leasing companies and car manufacturers. How big is the market in reality? Who is best placed to grab market share in coming years? How was the hype or recent years distorted expectations?
09.45-10.05 View from the leasing sector
Nick Brownrigg, CEO, European full service leasing, GMAC
10.05-10.25 View from the fleet operator
Peter O'Brien, senior vice president, corporate procurement, Deutsche Post World Net/DHL
10.25-10.45 View from the car manufacturer
Major European car manufacturer fleet director (invited)
11.00-11.30 Coffee and networking opportunities
EUROPEAN PRICING AND RESIDUALS
How have new car prices shifted over the last 12 months? How crucial are values across Europe and how much do we know about residual movements in the near future? How are disposal trends affecting the profitability of the sector?
11.30-11.50 New car pricing across Europe
Mario Monti, European Competition Commissioner (invited)
11.50-12.10 Residuals across Europe
Martin Verelli, head of market intelligence, EurotaxGlass's
12.10-12.30 Remarketing and disposals across Europe
Lars-Erik Aaroy, sales director, mainland Europe, BCA Europe
How are taxation changes and block exemption rulings affecting fleet experience across the continent? Are you well informed about upcoming legislation changes?
14.00-14.20pm Block Exemption and the fleet industry
Steve Simpson, head of European development, HSBC Vehicle Finance
14.20-14.40 Taxation issues across Europe
Bart Vanham, PricewaterhouseCoopers tax consultants
14.55-15.10 Coffee and networking opportunities
Trends and issues in the highly competitive European daily rental market
15.10-15.30 Leading daily rental executive (invited)
EUROPEAN TRANSPORT and TRAFFIC POLICY
How are traffic patterns and policies changing the way we drive in Europe – and how do they affect fleets? How are fuel supplies and pricing hitting the market - and what do environmentalists make of transport policies in Europe.
15.35-15.55 Fuel supply and pricing
Ann Cormack, European fleet manager, Shell International
15.55-16.15 Effects of environmental issues on future European transport policy
Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis, co-ordinator of the Centre for Automotive Industry, Cardiff Business School
16.30 Thanks from Emap Automotive and departure
The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme and speakers.