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Spaces available at ACFO conference

Almost 130 fleet decision-makers have so far booked to attend this year’s annual ACFO Conference and AGM - but places are still available for the event.

The environment, technology, residual values and the future of the automotive industry will all be addressed by specialist experts along with an initial impact assessment on business mobility during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Taking place on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, the annual conference and AGM is both a crucial information-gathering platform for ACFO members and guests, and a key networking event in the fleet calendar. Places can be booked by logging on to www.acfo.org.

This year’s event is being sponsored by Kia Motors - Business and is taking place at the Heritage Motor Centre and Museum, Gaydon. The event starts at 9.45am, with registration and light refreshments available from 9:00am.

The conference will kick-off with environmental expert Don Potts bringing some ‘blue sky thinking’ to the ‘green’ debate and will continue with:

• Richard Gane, head of the UK automotive group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on the future of the automotive industry
• Richard Cuerden, technical manager at TRL (Transport Research Laboratory), looking into the future role of technology in road travel
• Mark Norman, operational development manager at used car pricing experts CAP, will aim to forecast future vehicle residual values
• David Silvey, road freight interface manager, Olympic Delivery Authority, will provide an insight into the impact of next year’s Olympic Games on business travel.

ACFO director Stewart Whyte said: “Once again a top quality and highly relevant conference programme has been compiled, which should be of interest to all fleet decision-makers whether they are dedicated fleet managers or ‘run the fleet’ against a background in HR, facilities, finance or procurement.”

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