Fleet Management Live is set to return for a second year after a successful debut last week.
More than 1,000 visitors attended the two day event, sponsored by Barclaycard Fuel+, and its success has already seen unprecedented exhibitor demand for rebooking at next year’s event.
Exhibitors welcomed the quality and range of delegates attending, while visitors appreciated the depth of industry knowledge and information that was available. The mix of interactive seminars, debates and live exhibition at Fleet Management Live added to the uniqueness of the event, giving delegates a full on day of practical guidance to take back to their roles.
Despite the early start the Beginners Breakfast, hosted by the Institute of Car Fleet Management, got both days underway with well-attended introductory sessions for those new to fleet management roles.
Throughout the day fleet decision makers packed the interactive Best Practice Seminars keen to understand the latest industry developments as well as share ideas.
Fleet Insight Theatres, sponsored by LeasePlan and supported by Director of Finance, HR Grapevine and TalkBusiness, gave HR, finance professionals and SME directors with fleet management responsibilities expert guidance on remaining complainant and efficient.
A series of Future of Fleet Debates as well as a hall full of motor manufacturers and industry suppliers added a new dimension, giving visitors a ‘one-stop shop’ for all things fleet in one day.
Ex-footballer and now pundit, Rio Ferdinand and TV presenter Jake Humphrey also paid a visit, taking part in a table football challenge and a football Question and Answer session on the BT Fleet stand.
Chris Lester, event director at Bauer Media, said: “It’s always a bit daunting putting on something new but the support we’ve had leading up to and during the event as well as the very positive reaction we’ve received demonstrates that all the effort was well worth it.
“The overwhelming feedback from the sponsors and exhibitors was the number and quality of the visitors that attended; as a result we received unprecedented demand from exhibitors to rebook for next year. We’ve learnt a lot from this year’s event and I am very pleased to announce that Fleet Management Live will return with some exciting new developments, bigger and better in 2016.”
Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief of Fleet News, added: “What really amazed me at Fleet Management Live was the sheer quality and depth of the expertise on offer for visitors. My team, and I, are sure the visitors will have come away with some great insight on the latest developments in the Fleet Industry.
“Walking around, I could sense a real buzz of intense chatter and discussion not just from the seminars but also from the stands. With so much going on in the industry, Fleet Management Live was the perfect place to catch up and network.”
Fleet Management Live will return on Wednesday 19 and Thursday October 20, 2016.
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