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PRINCETON, N.J. (June 30, 2020) – NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces its 2020 Institute & Expo will be delivered as a premium interactive virtual experience, presented online from September 14-17.

Mindful of the continuing uncertainty about live events and travel restrictions among member companies, NAFA pivoted from an in-person event in Indianapolis in September to an online model ensuring that everyone can benefit from access to the essential tools and resources that I&E is so well known for.  
 
Attend the Annual Business Meeting webinar with NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM, this Wednesday, April 1, 12:00-1:00pm Eastern. Register now at  https://www.nafa.org/Events-Education/Events/Webinars/Annual-Business-Meeting-(Webinar).aspx?viewmode=0
NAFA members’ safety is important to us. Due to the escalation of severity with COVID-19 and the new Federal Government recommendations and CDC guidelines, NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Board of Directors met last week and agreed to postpone the NAFA 2020 Institute & Expo until September 18-20, 2020.
NAFA, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the winners for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), the top honors in the fleet and mobility industry. They will be presented on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, during NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E).
NAFA announces the finalists for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), the top honors in the fleet and mobility industry. Winners will be announced in March, and will be recognized and take part in a panel presentation on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E) in the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN.
Kevin Brown’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and life requires anything but conventional thinking. Gain from his inspirational message at the Opening Keynote Luncheon, April 6, at NAFA’s 2020 Institute & Expo. This year’s I&E takes place in Indianapolis and you won’t want to miss it. Learn more and register now!
Executives, employees, and staff deal with hundreds of complaints daily from both complaining customers and complaining coworkers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could be the change-agent that cuts through the perpetual complaints department? Closing Keynote Speaker Will Bowen will deliver to 2020 Institute & Expo attendees the strategies to do just that.
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) will discuss its annual report at NAFA's Institute & Expo, looking at crash metrics to determine how individual companies compare in terms of crash, injury, and fatality frequencies.
NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces the return of the well-received OEM Panel presentation at NAFA’s 2020 Institute and Expo, April 6-8, Indianapolis, Indiana. This presentation, taking place on Wednesday morning, April 8, will feature Frank Dankovich, Director of Fleet Sales at Chrysler Group; Edward Peper, Jr., U.S. Vice-President at General Motors Fleet; and John Ruppert, General Manager - Commercial Vehicle Sales & Marketing at Ford Motor Company.
NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces an impressive roster of networking opportunities at NAFA’s 2020 Institute and Expo, April 6-8, Indianapolis, Indiana. NAFA’s I&E is the premier annual fleet event for networking, and is the industry go-to when it comes to getting connected with industry leaders, colleagues, and peers. Combining vital, next-gen education with the biggest networking agenda in the fleet/mobility sector, NAFA’s I&E provides the tools for 360-degree professional success.
NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces CAFM Live, a certification-focused in-person educational event designed to lead to professional success and advancement. CAFM Live is a three-day learning program for advanced fleet education that covers all certification modules and prepares attendees for CAFM exams -- presented in conjunction with the 2020 NAFA Institute and Expo, April 5-9, Indianapolis, Indiana. CAFM-certified professionals earn up to 27% more income across their fleet careers, based on Monster.com Certification Report, 2018.
NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces the nominations process for the 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXY) is now closed, with one of the strongest groups of potential finalists the program has seen in five years. FLEXYs are a well-respected fleet management industry award and a valuable opportunity to reward innovation and solutions that yield strong results.
Prestigious results-based award brings recognition to fleets that succeed through innovation and unique solutions. The nominations process for the 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXY) will close on February 7. FLEXYs are a well-respected fleet management industry award and a valuable opportunity to reward innovation and solutions that yield strong results. The submissions form is at www.nafainstitute.org.
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces registration is now open for the 2020 Institute & Expo (I&E), April 6-8, in Indianapolis. I&E is the leading mobility conference that empowers fleet professionals to advance their careers. Special benefits available for early registrants. Register now.
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership organization, announces its 2019 Institute & Expo (I&E), recently held in Louisville, Ky., featured a variety of “firsts” for the fleet industry. Among them, Mobility Day, CAFM U, and the Supplier Education Track.
NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce its Class Of 2018/2019 Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM®) graduates. Recognized as the industry standard in fleet education, CAFM designation identifies excellence in fleet knowledge.
Trade Show News Network, the leading resource for the trade show, exhibition, and event industry, has named NAFA’s Institute and Expo (I&E) to its list of the Top U.S. Trade Shows for the fourth year in a row.
 
The ranking is based on net square footage of trade shows in the United States. I&E ranked number 206 of all U.S. events, coming in at just under 62,000 net square feet.  No other fleet industry show made the list.  (By comparison, the #1 US show, the Consumer Electronics Show, takes over the entire city of Las Vegas every January and amasses more than 2.7-million square feet!) 
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the winners for NAFA’s 2019 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), the top honors in the fleet and mobility industry. They will be presented on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, Ky., during NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E).
NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces the return of the Fleet Management Executive Panel to its annual conference, the redesigned and enhanced Institute & Expo (I&E), which takes place April 15-17, in Louisville, Ky.
The recent government shutdown has either directly or indirectly affected many of NAFA’s members. We believe everyone should have the ability to take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate to our 2019 Institute and Expo. With that in mind, we have extended the deadline for the Early Bird discount until Friday, February 8, 2019, allowing you more time to gain the necessary approvals and funds to attend our industry’s largest and most comprehensive annual event. Register today.
Are you ready for the mobility revolution? It's coming, so be ready for it with a full day of mobility-related education at NAFA's Institute & Expo, Wednesday, April 17, in Louisville, Ky.
How will you embrace the future? On Monday, April 15, at NAFA's all-new Institute & Expo, join fleet peers for an informative keynote presentation from Chris Riddell. An award-winning global futurist and keynote speaker on the future of humanity and digital, Riddell is also a renowned media commentator and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted world.

For the 2019 Institute & Expo, NAFA has brought the popular industry-specific workshops forward to Day One, Monday, April 15. Choose your segment! NAFA's slate of workshops cover a full range of topics which are suited to your needs. From the pharmaceutical industry, to the government segment, universities, utilities, and corporate fleets, each focuses on the challenges and specificity of your fleet makeup.

NAFA’s Law Enforcement Group has developed a targeted session, OEM Law Enforcement Panel: Unique Needs Drive Unique Solutions, to address the special needs of public safety fleets. The session features police fleet leaders from Ford, General Motors, and Dodge providing answers to common vehicle servicing needs, as well as discussing what’s new and soon to come in their police product lines.
In less than a week, CAFM U will grow your expertise and abilities to solve ever-complex fleet challenges – while letting you pursue your Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM®) or Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS®) certifications, the hallmarks of elite fleet professionals. At CAFM U, you can take up to eight focused boot camps, study with fellow dedicated professionals, and sit for the CAFM/CAFS exams - twice, if you need to, so you can maximize your chances of advancing. You’ll even be able to attend NAFA’s Institute & Expo.
This desire to change, to see things from different perspectives, was never more evident than after last year’s annual conference. Despite the overwhelming success of the event (total attendance up seven percent, more than 900 fleet managers, sold out expo hall, higher than anticipated revenue, lower than anticipated expenses), my staff and I knew we couldn’t simply hit the proverbial “rewind” button and do it all again in 2019. 
At the all-new Institute & Expo on Wednesday, April 17, join your NAFA peers for an informative keynote presentation from Lukas Neckermann, Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy based in London and New York with a focus on emerging new mobility trends and their strategic impact.
Do you know a NAFA member who exemplifies the best of leadership qualities? NAFA’s National Award Program allows the Association to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to NAFA or the fleet profession in specific areas or over targeted periods of time. Download the nomination form and help us identify and honor our best.
 
The award categories include: Distinguished Service Award, Honorary Membership Award, Excellence in Education Award, and Outstanding Service Award.
NAFA's Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs) are a true fleet management industry award and a prestigious opportunity to reward strong results. Every fleet management professional and supplier is welcome to submit an entry for the FLEXYs, regardless of where in the world their or their clients' fleets are based. Nominees are not required to be Members of NAFA Fleet Management Association and are not required to have a CAFM® certification. There is no cost for submissions, and you can submit today at this location.
NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo, the largest event of the fleet management industry, introduces several exciting improvements to the 2019 event to fit attendees' goals more fully than ever before, offering registrants access to groundbreaking education in fleet and mobility, as well as the opportunity to increase their networking power and learn of new fleet products.