One of the most important events in the fleet managers’ diary for next year has been announced after details for Company Car in Action 2008, the world's largest drive and decide event, are finalised.
The unique three-day event, which will return to Millbrook Proving Ground on June 17, 18 and 19 next year, promises to be bigger and better than ever.
At the 2007 event, thousands of fleet managers, finance managers, purchasing executives, HR managers and senior managers of major companies signed up for the chance to test vehicles at the top-secret testing venue normally reserved for manufacturers who are putting vehicles through rigorous tests before they are launched to the public.
Already detailed feedback from those delegates is helping with work to implement new ideas for the key dates in the summer.
This year's event received widespread praise, with comments including: “I have made some good contacts and will certainly be reviewing our current fleet of vehicles and leasing agents.
It goes to show what can be achieved when all the companies are together in one place,” said the general manager of Matchmaker M/C Ltd.
“The event was excellent, I really enjoyed it.
It was very informative carrying out back to back road testing, on the circuits. Thank you very much for organising the event,” said a director of Waites Engineering.
If you are a fleet decision-maker and you already receive Fleet News, then you automatically qualify for a free driving pass to CCIA 2008.
Drivers will be able to use circuits designed for testing which are normally closed to the public.
They can compare a wide range of models back-to-back and discuss their views with experts from each manufacturer.
Fleet News has organised full access to all the tracks at the venue, including the high-speed bowl and handling track, allowing fleet managers to make meaningful back-to-back comparisons of the full range of fleet cars available.
In addition, there will be a remodelled exhibition area, providing plenty of ideas for making improvements to fleet operations, cutting accidents and reducing emissions.
There will also be free advice with an expert helpdesk open throughout the day.
To register your interest in attending the event and to see pictures from last year, simply log on to the exclusive CCIA website: www.companycarinaction.co.uk.
2007: event pictures and video