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Fleet Management Live: Exciting new company car event announced

Fleet News is launching Fleet Management Live, a new forum for suppliers, manufacturers and service providers to meet fleet decision-makers.

Taking place at the NEC on October 6 and 7 2015, Fleet Management Live, will be the definitive event for key company car decision makers, whether traditional fleet operator or non-fleet managers in procurement, finance, HR, travel and facilities management.

Fleet Management Live will cover all aspects of company car management from projecting the future direction of cars, vehicle technology and fleet management to practical and hands-on guidance on effectively running a fleet in today’s ever-changing market.

Fleet Management Live will consist of:

  • Exhibitions – for manufacturers, leasing and national fleet suppliers, encompassing a technology zone
  • Best Practice Workshops – for fleet operators to gain intelligence and insight
  • Seminars – topic-led streams including the Technology Theatre
  • Free to attend sessions for non-fleet managers such as HR, Finance, Procurement and Facilities Management professionals
  • Beginners’ Breakfasts – learning sessions for those new to fleet
  • Networking – drinks receptions, lounge and networking events
  • The Fleet News Debate – daily forum open to all
  • Advice Clinics – 1-2-1 sessions at The Legal Clinic and The Fuel Clinic
  • Pre-booked meetings – for buyers and suppliers

Announcing the event, Chris Lester, event director, B2B and Transport at Bauer Media Group, said: “Fleet Management Live is going to be an exciting and the most relevant event for anyone involved in the fleet industry.

“Having extensively investigated the sector, we recognised that the fleet manager role has become ever more complicated and there is a genuine desire for support, guidance and sharing of good practice.

“At a time when commercial organisations are looking to cut costs and risks, the pressure from employees to have the most trouble free system of motoring has grown. Couple this with the need to meet stringent environment, health and safety and employee welfare regulations means that the transport manager role has become business critical.

“And coincidentally, the number of fleet products and services has increased exponentially in the past decade, which while providing a greater number of options to investigate when justifying purchasing decisions also causes considerable confusion and uncertainty. Fleet Management LIVE aims to overcome this.”

Fleet Management Live builds on Bauer’s extensive experience of organising B2B events to ensure visitors learn, share, hear and evaluate the most relevant content.

Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief of Fleet News added: “Whatever the sector or whatever the level of involvement, Fleet Management Live will be relevant to everyone wanting to improve efficiency or reduce fleet and business cost.

“Fleet Management Live will be different to anything we’ve had before with greater collaboration between suppliers and visitors to ensure original and cutting edge content, interactive exhibitions and greater debate  with industry experts. By the end of the event we want visitors to leave armed and motivated to go back to their organisations with the confidence to make positive and impactful changes.”

To find out more, visit www.fleetmanagementlive.co.uk.

For more information on exhibiting and sponsorship details, contact Luke Clements (luke.clements@bauermedia.co.uk / 01733 468325).


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  • David Millar - 10/03/2015 10:48

    Professional Fleet Management involves a plethora of avenues these days. The concept of Fleet News Live here looks absolutely bang on. Hands-on Workshops and interactive Advice Clinics will be a highlight. Loooking forward to it already!

  • Jeff Lester - 10/03/2015 13:05

    Please put us down for this event

  • Debbie Gallagher - 10/03/2015 13:39

    Very much looking forward to this event! From a Fleet Management perspective this is a great opportunity to absorb industry changes, learn from others experiences and identify where improvements can be made within our own organisation. Interactive exhibitions a definate win win.

  • Sage & Onion - 10/03/2015 15:13

    Sounds like a good event and at a sensible time of year. The CV Show is always a good event but has become very "samey" in the last 2-3 years and has started to clash with school holidays and the first proper opportunity for a Spring holiday after a long winter. So I'll be attending!

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