Featured Events

Featured Events

NAFA's 2019 Institute & Expo includes a myriad of events designed to connect you with the right people, at the right time, in the right place. Events like:  


Sunday, April 14, between 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Located at the Marriott, Marriott Ballroom, Salon 7 - 10
Join us Sunday Evening as NAFA officially ushers a new year and kicks off the 2019 Institute & Expo with NAFA’s Annual Business Meeting. Incoming President Patti Earley, CAFM®, will discuss NAFA’s initiatives for the coming year and will introduce the 2019 Board of Directors to NAFA’s membership. 
Following the conclusion of the meeting, kick off the Welcome to Kentucky Happy Hour by entering the Bourbon Barrel Room.   Located outside the Marriott Ballroom, where you can mix and mingle with like-minded professionals building new connections, enjoy bourbon, tasty treats, and locally influenced drinks from Kentucky distilleries. 
Experience first-hand why Southern Living Magazine named Louisville as, “One of the top 10 tastiest towns,” and Travel + Leisure calls Louisville one of “America’s Favorite Cities for Food.”


Tuesday, April 16, between 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Transportation provided from Marriott ‘s  2nd Street shuttle zone beginning at 4:45 PM.
Hop on the trolley and be whisked away to the East Market District of downtown Louisville, affectionally called NuLu!  Car Keys Express will be hosting this I&E Happy Hour at its corporate headquarters where it has brought in some local favorites from the restaurants that make NuLu so special.   When the Happy Hour ends, the party doesn’t stop.  Enjoy the food, drink and atmosphere of the local NULU venues.  The trolley runs until 8:15 PM, so take some time to enjoy all that this Louisville neighborhood has to offer.   


Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 PM
Louisville's NULU District
Don’t have dinner plans following Tuesday’s happy hour?  Join your fellow attendees for dinner and make some new friends while sampling some of the best food Louisville has to offer. 
NuLu, the thriving neighborhood just two miles from the Convention Center,  is a dining hub with eateries spanning upscale New American cuisine to casual BBQ, plus stylish bars pouring craft beer and bourbon. NuLu may be best known for its art galleries, specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of upscale restaurants, but the locals just call it "fun"!
Stop by the Registration Lobby in the Convention Center until 3:00 PM, Tuesday April 16, to sign up to dine at one of five Dinner With Strangers participating Nulu restaurants and make connections with professionals outside your inner circle.


Wednesday, April 17, between 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fourth Street Live

Close the loop on the new connections you made and friends you reconnected with throughout the three days at I&E before your trip back home.
No visit to Louisville is complete without a stop at Fourth Street Live! As Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment district, Fourth Street Live features a mix of leading national and regional restaurants and bars, including our final I&E destination – The Sports and Social Club!   Join your fellow fleet professionals for an evening of food, fun, drinks, and friends at this casual venue in the heart of downtown Louisville!  If that isn’t enough, we’ll also be giving away $1,000 in cash and a few other surprises throughout the event!


At the NAFA 2019 Institute & Expo, you’ll get the leading-edge knowledge you need to stay on track with where the industry is headed, from trends in mobility and telematics to procurement and maintenance. Take your newfound knowledge from the sessions with you to the exhibit hall, and see the concepts—from connectivity to shared mobility to autonomous driving and beyond—brought to life. Guided by more than 250 exhibitors with remarkable new solutions to your shared challenges, you will leave I&E better able to manage your fleet today, and in the future.
Your experience in the expo hall will be enhanced by these added experiences:
  • Relaxation Lounge by Wheels, Booth # 162
    • Relax, Unwind, and Reflect - Take a few moments to relax and reflect on the new ideas, connections, and technologies you discovered at I&E while enjoying a free 10-minute massage.
  • Coffee Bar by Leaseplan, Booth #684
    • Each fleet professional receives a ticket to visit the Coffee Bar to receive a free barista-styled custom coffee beverage of your choice. 
  • NAFA Community Center, Booth # 555
    • Professional headshot photograph
    • LinkedIn profile updates – Upgrade your professional presence
    • NAFA Community information Center
    • CAFM® Certification
  • NAFA’s Indianapolis 2020 I&E Preview, Booth # 555
    • Find out about Indianapolis and the 2020 I&E
    • Participate in a raffle to win an Indianapolis prize pack including a free I&E 2020 registration and two free hotel nights at the Indianapolis 2020 I&E headquarters hotel.
  • Personalized Your I&E Notebook by Lincoln, Booth #269
    • Bring the notebook included in your registration bag to the Lincoln booth and personalize this souvenir with your name.

2019 Premier Sponsors