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Fleet Management Live: the UK’s biggest fleet event grows again

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Car and commercial fleets, both large and small, will reap the rewards of exciting changes and innovations coming to Fleet Management Live for 2017.

Managers with a combined fleet of more than 500,000 vehicles are expected to attend the expanded Fleet News event which has grown to incorporate the Commercial Fleet Van & Truck Show to cover every area of the industry.

The show now provides everything a fleet needs under one roof, whether you operate cars or commercial vehicles and whether your role is fleet or any other essential fleet-related role, such as HR, procurement, purchasing, finance, risk management, transport, corporate mobility or business travel.

With an increased number of suppliers and exhibitors, along with a redesigned programme of expert talks and advice, the changes consolidate Fleet Management Live as the biggest and best event on the annual fleet calendar.

To accommodate the growth, it has moved to a new, more spacious hall at the NEC to make this year’s show the largest ever.

The expansion reflects the wishes of vehicle operators, many of whom operate both cars and commercial vehicles.

It also ensures visitors can extract the maximum value from their day by meeting a range of suppliers covering all their needs, while also networking, discovering the latest innovations, learning industry best practice and obtaining important advice on future fleet developments.

Chris Lester, event director, said: “Fleet Management Live has been designed by the industry, for the industry. Managers from every area of the market visit to assess, evaluate and learn, in areas from fleet management to finance, HR to procurement. Our growth reflects the interest shown by fleet operators who attend this event and benefit enormously from what it has to offer.”

Fleet professionals have played an important role in developing Fleet Management Live through the visitor advisory board.

The board comprises a panel of fleets who provide essential feedback on the shape of the two-day event and also suggest and test new ideas.

The board meets regularly to review show plans and will be involved in shaping its content right up to the October event.

They will attend the show to experience its benefits and provide ongoing feedback as the event is developed for the future. 

Lester added: “A significant part of the success of Fleet Management Live can be attributed to the support of our advisory panel. They are an essential part of the event and I would like to thank them for their time and advice.”

Best practice sessions to fine-tune your fleet

Managers will be briefed on the critical strategies and steps for running an effective and efficient fleet during Fleet Management Live.

A series of best practice sessions will provide a perfect opportunity for managers to benchmark their operations against the best practice guidance of other industry experts.

Each session is designed to meet fleets’ needs by offering a best practice blueprint, but then allowing delegates to ask questions about their business-specific requirements. Best practice sessions are run throughout the two-day show in the main hall.

Briefings for non-fleet managers at the Discover Fleet Theatre

Briefings for non-fleet managers attending the show will be an important part of the programme at Fleet Management Live.

Discover Fleet: skills for HR/Finance/Procurement/SMEs, is designed to offer insight specifically for managers who have involvement with vehicles but are outside the core fleet role.

The sessions will provide briefings which concentrate on the issues that matter to executives working in departments throughout a business who have involvement in fleet, including HR, finance and procurement.

For SMEs, where managers often have to juggle numerous operational roles, the sessions will focus on the essential aspects of fleet management they need to control to ensure they have a safe and effective fleet.

The Discover Fleet Theatre will be hosting presentations throughout the two-day show.

Intelligent Fleet Technology Zone provides window on the future

A new zone at Fleet Management Live will showcase the technology that is changing the shape of the fleet market.

From new software and vehicle equipment to new fuel technology, the Intelligent Fleet Technology Zone will provide new inspiration for the initiatives you can introduce on your fleet.

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