Chevin heralds first Fleet Forum event as success
The company's Fleet Forum was the first in a series of annual events to be held by the firm. For 2010 the Fleet Forum took place at Derby's Pride Park Stadium was attended by 40 delegates from across the fleet industry, including public, private, and third-sector organisations such as The Red Cross, Go Plant, Slimming World, Shell, and the NHS.
Attendees were invited to discuss fleet management best practice and listen to informative key-note speeches. There were four key note speakers throughout the day, comprising Chevin US senior VP Ron Katz; AECOM principle consultant Scott Hardy; UK top five transport lawyer, Anton Balkitis; and Chevin project manager Steve Llewellyn. Inbetween the speeches, Chevin held informal sessions for fleet-based discussions.
Ashley Sowerby, managing director, Chevin Fleet Solutions, commented: 'In challenging economic times it is vital to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in whatever industry you are in. We wanted to give fleet managers the opportunity to do that, as well as network with their counterparts from a variety of sectors.
'Some important issues surrounding policy and legislation, improving performance, increasing efficiencies, reducing environmental impact, technology, and duty of care were all covered during the event.'
He concluded: 'We feel the event was a real success, and hope that the delegates found it informative and useful. We will soon start planning for the Fleet Forum 2011.'