Fleet operators are being advised that they only have one week left to secure their place at the annual Fleet News Congress, sponsored by Volvo Car UK, and being held on Tuesday, October 14, at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon.
The Congress allows fleet operators to create their own bespoke day of best practice insight by allowing them to cherry pick the sessions most relevant to their business.
A combination of expert speakers and a choice of seven breakout seminars will provide a flexible format for getting the most out of the event.
As well as a number of key industry speakers and fleet operator case studies, the day will also incorporate an exhibition hall to allow delegates to speak with industry suppliers and discuss their needs and requirements, as well as allow them to network with peers and share best practice.
Speakers on the day include:
- Simon Boggis, chief procurement officer and executive vice president global procurement, CEVA Logistics. As a five-time Fleet News award winner, with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Simon will reveal how you can use technology in procurement to help bring down costs. Procurement, he says, can bring sustainable value to businesses.
- We also have a key note speech from Adrian Furnham, professor of psychology, University College London. Nominated by HR magazine as one of the most influential people within human resources, Adrian is the perfect person to advise fleets on the art of negotiation. He will share his expertise on how fleets can get the most out of their teams, and affect working relationships at all levels of business.
- Matthew Avery, safety research director, Thatcham will be looking at the latest in automotive safety technology. With driverless cars becoming a reality on UK roads from January 2015, Matthew will be discussing the latest in safety technologies; including projects like Volvo’s Drive Me and the latest in collision avoidance technology. While considering the impact of such technology, he will also share his vision of future technologies.
- Following on from the success of last year’s mock trial, we will also be covering the topic of ‘fleets under investigation’ which will feature a case study from well-known fleet operator Geoff Wright. Geoff will share what both he and his fleet department went through at a previous company, during a fatal incident involving one of his own drivers. As well as the process at the time, he will also share details on the outcome of the investigation and the wider implications it had for his business.
- Geoff will be joined by Sgt. Patrick Joyce, senior investigating officer forensic & serious collision investigation unit, South Wales Police who will be offering a glimpse into the processes around fatal at-work accident investigations, Sgt Joyce will share his first-hand experiences, look at what happens when things go wrong on the road, explain how organisations should prepare if they face an investigation and offer advice on how to prevent crashes from happening in the first place.
- Malcolm Maycock, chairman, Association for Driving Licence Verification will offer an update on the new process for checking driver licences electronically, which comes into effect in 2015. As well as covering how the new process works, he will also reiterate the importance of licence checking and offer assurances that the new system will be robust enough to cope.
As well as top industry speakers, delegates will have the opportunity to attend a number of best practice seminars from the following key topic areas:
- Incident Management
- Vehicle & Driver Compliance
- Fleet Risk Management
- Service, Maintenance & Repair
Tickets are strictly limited to fleet operators and only a small number of places remain.