Fleet Management Live (FML), the fleet exhibition and conference organised by Fleet News, has almost sold out of exhibition space with more than a month to go.
The two-day show, held at the Birmingham NEC on October 19-20, is again being sponsored by Barclaycard. It will feature 104 exhibitors, including 15 car manufacturers and six leasing companies, surpassing the 64 exhibitors at the inaugural show last year.
Among the exhibitors are Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Toyota, Vauxhall, Alphabet, Arnold Clark, Arval, LeasePlan, Lex Autolease and Zenith.
Chris Lester, Fleet News events director, said: “We’re sworn to secrecy, but visitors can expect to see a number of new vehicles being shown for the first time in the UK.”
In addition to the exhibition, fleets will be able to attend best practice sessions covering fundamental topics such as outsourcing, compliance, remarketing, new legislation and telematics.
FML has been created with the needs of all those responsible for making fleet decisions in mind, from the most experienced to newcomers. And with its insight theatres,
the show will also cater for the needs of HR and finance directors who are responsible for company cars as part of their wider duties. Topics will include funding, wholelife costs and duty of care.
So far, fleet registrations are tracking ahead of the 2015 event, which saw just over 1,000 fleet and industry visitors.
Fleet News has partnered with a number of organisations, including fleet association ACFO, which is running a seminar on business mobility, and – new for 2016 – Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), one of the UK’s biggest and most influential chambers of commerce.
GBCC will host a company vehicle briefing session for its 2,500-plus members, looking at how smaller businesses can improve fleet efficiency and lower costs.
“The Midlands has long been a key region for the motor and transport sector, so we’re delighted to work with Fleet Management Live,” said Paul Faulkner, chief executive of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
“With member companies responsible for the region’s small, medium and large fleets, we recognise the importance of best practice in fleet management and how it can really impact business efficiency and employee satisfaction.”
Also new this year is a live appearance by the star of Fleet News’s Ask Nigel series, ACFO and ICFM board member Nigel Trotman. He will be putting his 25 years’ experience of fleet to good use by solving your questions at the show.
Visitors can send in their questions before the event (fleetmanagementlive.co.uk/ask-nigel) or simply ask Trotman on site, where he will be hosting small group sessions for fleet managers with pressing dilemmas.
Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief of Fleet News, described Fleet Management Live as a “must attend” for everyone wanting to improve efficiency or reduce fleet costs.
He added: “It is an important event for us – it’s where our brand comes to life – and is the best opportunity for us to meet with numerous readers and commercial partners over two days. It’s also where we can get up-to-date with the latest thinking and the latest trends, just like our fleet readers.”
To register for your free ticket or to find out more, visit www.fleetmanagementlive.co.uk.