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Euro-conference set

INDUSTRY experts will host presentations on the pan-European fleet industry at a major conference next week. The Fleet News Europe Conference will take place on Tuesday at the Brussels Marriott Hotel.

Topics to be covered include taxation in Europe, transport and traffic policy, car pricing and creating a European fleet policy.

The BCA-sponsored event will be chaired by French broad-caster and journalist Chantal Cuer. Speakers include Professor Peter Cooke, of Nottingham Business School in the UK, who will cover a session entitled Transport and Traffic Policy in Europe - Rules to Keep Business Moving. Ken Trinder, head of business development at software company epyx, will talk on New Routes to Market in Europe and consider the benefits of a web-based service as a cross-border solution.

Other speakers include Maciej Szczepaniak, editor-in-chief of Polish publication Flota and Flota Auto News, who will profile opportunities in the expanded EU, and Nick Margetts, managing director of Jato Dynamics GmbH, who will host a presentation of new car pricing across Europe and Kevin Gaskell, chief executive officer at EurotaxGlass's, who will present on used car pricing.

Gareth Wilsher, fleet manager Europe, Middle East and Africa for AT&T, will present a case study on making cross-border fleet management work and Gregoire Chove, director, larger corporates group at Arval, will talk about the effectiveness of pan-European fleet business.

Speakers will give an insight into current thinking within the EU on taxation and barriers to trade.

Delegates at the event will also be guided through the process of establishing a fleet policy, with experts outlining the pitfalls and benefits that a well-implemented and maintained policy can have. The benefits of customer care by sharing good practice will also go under the spotlight. n Speakers will also outline different customer service expectations across Europe and the importance of local customs. For booking details, contact Luke Clements on +44 (0)1733 468325 or book online at www.fneuropeconference.co.uk

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