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Make light work of fleet business

THE Fleet News Business Forum offers free five-star luxury to fleet decision-makers while they take part in informal business meetings with suppliers .

Isn’t it time that business meetings became more enjoyable?

After all, as a busy fleet manager, your time is valuable and you only have so much of it to give.

So instead of endless meetings with single suppliers over tea and biscuits in a stuffy office, Fleet News has a much more pleasant alternative, with the Business Forum, a range of potential suppliers gathered in one place for a short period.

Your wise decision to take part will bring great rewards, as the location for this meeting will offer unrivalled five-star luxury and great entertainment – and it won’t cost you a penny.

The Fleet News Business Forum, is where business and pleasure work side-by-side, allowing fleet decision-makers to make the most of their time.

This year’s event is being held in Leeds, at the De Vere Oulton Hall hotel, which boasts a swimming pool, gym, sauna and challenging golf course.

The forum runs from the evening of Monday, February 19, to lunchtime on Wednesday, February 21, meaning a maximum two days out of the office.

Every delegate receives a personal itinerary tailored to his or her needs, with at least eight pre-arranged meeting with suppliers.

In normal circumstance, this would normally take up to four days out of your busy diary.

During your stay, make the most of the exclusive workshops offering expert advice on key fleet issues. Each workshop will be chaired by a leading and respected speaker from within the fleet industry.

The day is split into four parts – supplier meetings, workshops, networking and free time.

  • If you are a senior fleet buyer within the UK, operating a fleet in excess of 50 vehicles, then you are eligible to attend the Fleet News Business Forum 2007 as our guest.

  • Log onto www.fleetnewsbusinessforum.co.uk now to reserve your place, or call Julie Ainley on 01733 468337.


  • ‘It saved a lot of time, as it would have taken weeks to meet the same suppliers elsewhere.’
    Fleet Manager, Elec-Track Installations

  • ‘I really enjoyed the seminars. The advice given will enable me to plan for the next three financial years.’
    Contracts Manager, Thera Trust

  • ‘Held on ‘neutral territory’ in quality surroundings ,it created the right atmosphere for both parties to meet.’
    Fleet manager, IBM

  • ‘Excellent networking opportunities. A satisfying and worthwhile event.’
    Assistant Head, Transport Services, Lincolnshire County Council

    Event schedule

  • Arrival Day - Monday 19 February
    7.30pm: Welcome evening and buffet supper
  • Middle Day - Tuesday, 20 February
    8.00am: Breakfast
    8.30am: One-to-one meetings with suppliers and workshops
    12.30pm: Lunch
    1.30pm: One-to-one meetings with suppliers and workshops
    5.30pm: Free time
    7.30pm: Depart for Royal Armouries Leeds for dinner and entertainment

  • Departure Day - Wednesday 21 February

    8.00am : Breakfast
    9.00am : One-to-one meetings with suppliers and workshops
    1.00pm: Lunch & event close


    REVENUE REVIEW: Experts from HM Revenue & Customs will be on hand to engage in in-depth discussions.

  • FINANCIAL ANALYSIS: A look at the financial aspects of running a fleet, including funding and how to make savings.
  • GREEN MACHINE: How environmentally-friendly fleet management techniques can cut business costs and emissions
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: An overview of risk management best practice with advice on implementing ideas, dealing with drivers and influencing management.
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