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The Fleet News Forum offers free five-star accommodation to delegates taking part in pre-arranged business meetings.

Apply for your place online at www.fleetnewsforum.co.uk.

How the Fleet News Forum worked for me

Janine McNaughton, fleet manager, Rye Street Coachworks.
Fleet size: 226

Attending the Fleet News Forum is a great way to do business.

That is the view of Janine McNaughton, fleet manager for Rye Street Coachworks, a bodyshop business that operates a fleet of 220 cars and six vans.

After a series of meetings with suppliers, she was impressed enough with the presentations to hold further discussions and eventually signed a contract with a new supplier.

“I would definitely recommend the forum to other fleet decision-makers,” she said.

“When I heard about the forum I thought it was a really valuable way to meet suppliers.

“I can see the logic behind the way it is organised and I met a number of potential new suppliers during my stay. I am now using one of the suppliers too.”

She also praised the networking opportunities and the workshops, which gave her a detailed overview of important fleet issues, including risk management.

She said: “There was a lot of very helpful information there and I was able to take some ideas and information back to my office to help me with my work.”

Andrea Shipman, assistant fleet manager, 20:20 Mobile Group
Fleet size: 165

The Fleet News Forum provided some of the key contacts needed for one delegate who was carrying out a major fleet review.

Andrea Shipman, assistant fleet manager, 20:20 Mobile Group, operates a fleet of 165 vehicles with a further 71 cash takers.

She wanted to speak to a wide range of suppliers about many aspects of her fleet and the Fleet News Forum proved ideal.

Ms Shipman was able to speak to a number of potential suppliers.

She said: “We were reviewing our whole fleet covering every aspect of the operation, so it was ideal.

“As a result of taking part in the forum, we included suppliers who were there as part of the tender process, including leasing companies.”

But she also benefited greatly from added value aspects of the event, including networking with industry colleagues to share best practice.

She said: “I found it really useful for networking, exchanging ideas for doing things in your own fleets and things you might not have thought about on your own.”

Great benefits for free

Everything is free, from the luxurious accommodation to meals and even evening entertainment. Why? Because suppliers cover the costs of your stay as they benefit from quality time with you.

Added value workshops

To ensure you make the most of your time at the Fleet News Forum, we are repeating our successful workshops.

Issues covered this year will be risk management, green fleet management, wholelife costs and taxation.

The Fleet News Forum explained

Boring boardrooms and hours of Powerpoint slides aren’t productive, especially when one over-long meeting can impact on the flow of a whole day’s work.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

At the Fleet News Forum, fleet decision-makers take part in pre-arranged business meetings.

This year, the event takes place at the stunning five-star De Vere Grand Hotel in Brighton.

Over two days, in beautiful surroundings, you can attend strictly-timed presentations that get straight down to business, focusing on what you want and what the supplier can deliver.

We organise the appointments in advance to save time and during the event you can expect to meet with 8-12 suppliers of your choosing.

Each one-to-one meeting lasts for 30 minutes and we also offer workshops covering some of the key fleet issues facing your business.

The time-saving and efficiency benefits compared to office meetings is immense.

The Fleet News Forum makes perfect business sense, so sign up today to save time and meet new suppliers

  • Log on to www.fleetnewsforum.co.uk to apply for your place

    In their own words

    “It was two very well spent days and all my objectives were met. I was more than satisfied. I was there looking at accident management and driver duty of care.”
    Mitch Elliott
    Fleet services manager, Lincolnshire County Council

    “It was both very informative and beneficial for me personally, as well as for the organisation.

    “I was able to rekindle business with an auction house, which proved worthwhile. I also made contact with vehicle hire companies, which was also beneficial.

    “It is essential such events take place, as networking is a very important aspect of the fleet business. I am of the firm belief that without such events, the fleet industry would suffer as a consequence.”
    Mike Thomas
    Fleet manager, Dyfed Powys Police

    “I found the Fleet News Forum very informative and a useful networking event.”
    Julie Furnival
    Thera Trust

    “We were about to embark on a tender so were keen to find out what was on offer.”
    Debbie Floyde
    Fleet manager, Emap

    Apply online now at www.fleetnewsforum.co.uk.

    For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, call Maddie Collins on 01733 468171 or email madaline.collins@emap.com.

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