NAFA Shifts into High Gear at Orlando Institute and Expo

NAFA expects thousands of industry professionals at its annual Institute and Expo (I&E) in Orlando, Fla., beginning April 14, and ending April 17. The four day event, designed by fleet managers for fleet managers, delivers new information, ideas and important updates on the latest in fleet management. 

“NAFA’s I&E is the must attend for all fleet professionals,” said NAFA’s Chief Executive Officer, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “We offer an expansive expo hall, a hands-on test track for law enforcement professionals and allow members to both investigate the educational program and test for their certifications.”

A sample of this year’s events, opportunities and sessions include the following:

  • Keynote speaker Shawn Achor.Motivational speaker Shawn Achor will open the I&E On April 14, presenting his philosophy of positive psychology, whereby one's relationship to the world is dependent on their viewpoint of it.
  • Fleet Excellence Awards. TheNAFA “FLEXY” Awards, industry awards recognizing outstanding individuals, teams or fleets, occurring on April 14.
  • CAFM Boot Camp.CAFM Boot Camp is for students to prepare for certification exams or to be introduced to the CAFM program.
  • FMC Panelwith representation from: Tom Callahan, MBA, president of Donlen Corp; Chris Conroy, president, ARI; Daniel Frank, president, Wheels Services, Wheels Inc.; James Halliday, president and CEO, Element Fleet Management; Michael Pitcher, president and CEO, LeasePlan USA; Greg Tepas, president and CEO, EMKAY Inc.; Kristi Webb, president and CEO, GE Capital Fleet Services
  • OEM Fireside Chat Panelwith executives from: Fritz Ahadi, general manager commercial and government operations, Ford Fleet; Frank Dankovich, director of fleet sales, FCA USA, LLC.; Paul Jontig, national fleet sales manager, Toyota Motor Sales; Ed Peper, U.S., vice president, Fleet and Commercial Sales, GM;
  • Sessions focusing on cost-savings, safety and strategic sourcing.
  • With a hall boasting 250 exhibitors, it’s a one-stop shop for the latest innovations and resources to help you save time and money.
  • International Fleet Academy (IFA) – For global fleet professionals
  • Networking opportunities with fleet professionals.
  • Interview opportunities with leaders in the industry.

Day passes are available for purchase by fleet managers. Registrations are being accepted onsite in the Orlando Convention Center.