ACFO Conference and AGM focuses on improving efficiency
Efficient drivers, efficient training, efficient fleet management policies and efficient technology and how they apply to all aspects of vehicle fleet operation and business mobility will be among the issues addressed by specialist speakers at the Conference.
Taking place on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, the annual Conference and AGM is both a crucial information-gathering platform for ACFO members and guests, and a key networking event in the fleet calendar.
This year’s event is being kindly being sponsored by Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd and is taking place at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands,Weybridge. The event starts at 09.45am, with [email protected]@ and light refreshments available from 09:00am.
The Conference will kick-off with Sgt Gareth Morgan, supervisor of South Wales Police Driver Training tackling the issue of "efficient drivers" through training and psychometric testing and will continue with David Nicholas, fleet consultant at the Energy Savings Trust, explaining how ‘efficient driving’ delivers the twin benefits of cost savings and improved safety.
Nik Butcher, global rewards manager of RS Components, a distributor of electronics and maintenance products, will focus on "efficient policies" and notably highlighting how HR issues impact on fleet management.
Finally, the Conference will hear how "efficient technology" can boost fleet operations from Paul Bandell, general manager Ingenium Dynamics, an integrated incident management and driver behaviour analysis system that has been brought to the market by FMG Support.
Additionally, there promises to be a major announcement by Nick Andrews, head of fleet sales at Mercedes-Benz UK, who will also highlight the marque’s model range and future plans.
ACFO chairman, Julie Jenner (Inset) said: 'Once again a highly relevant conference programme has been compiled, which should be of interest to all fleet decision-makers whether they are professional fleet managers or run the fleet against a background in HR, facilities, finance or procurement.
'The event will provide members and guests with the opportunity to hear the views of experts and obtain answers to key questions to enable them to further improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of their fleet,' she added.
All the necessary paperwork has now been distributed to current members. There are some opportunities for non-member fleet decision-makers interested in ACFO’s work to attend as guests, by contacting the sembership secretariat office on 01730 260162/ Email.