NAFA releases the 2014 International Fleet Academy agenda

NAFA Fleet Management Association, has announced the agenda for the 2014 International Fleet Academy, NAFA's global fleet conference. From discussions regarding cloud-based location intelligence software platforms, to fleet centralization versus regionalized structure, standardization of goods and services, staffing, how to identify and visit the right regional people and more. 

This year’s International Fleet Academy takes place July 14-16 at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla. The conference is designed specifically to meet the unique needs of those who manage fleets of vehicles outside the United States and Canada, and to provide a high-level, peer-driven environment for the exchange of ideas, solutions and information.

"NAFA membership wanted an event where global fleet leaders could engage each other on a peer-to-peer level,” said NAFA’s Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “The IFA gives global fleet managers just that, so that they can share with each other with confidence.”

The International Fleet Academy features a roster of leading global fleet professionals that includes Joe LaRosa, NAFA’s current international vice president and director of global fleet services for Merck & Co.; Ross Durkin, managing editor, FleetWorld Group, St. Albans, United Kingdom; Yvan Lupien, president at LogCAN Consulting, Canada; Kent Rathwell, president and founder, Sun Country Highway; Bart Vanham, partner, BVH&C Consulting, Namur, Belgium; and many more.

Other topics of discussion at IFA include: Global Information Systems; Fleet and Taxation around the Globe; Global Funding Differences Using Finance Leases, Operating Leases, and Capital Allocation Strategies; Global RFP Funding; Global Fleet Procurement and Supply Chain; Global Fuel Card Acceptance; Duty of Care: Global Health and Safety Standards; and much more. The IFA is the conference that consistently delivers the most, and most relevant, global fleet information in the field.

Russo concluded, “No other conference comes close to creating the safe, intimate, peer-to-peer sharing environment that NAFA creates.  One of the best features of IFA is the 'fleet managers only' portion of the agenda where suppliers are invited to participate in 'Media Day' while fleet managers share their best practices and have very open conversations. If your corporation has someone managing vehicle fleets outside of North America they need to attend the International Fleet Academy so they can be a part of these conversations. The education learned, and the knowledge gained from the peer-to-peer communication, can save your company millions of dollars and hundreds of manpower hours.”

In addition to the educational sessions, NAFA’s International Fleet Academy offers exclusive networking opportunities and a cocktail reception and dinner each night.  Registration costs are $799 for NAFA members and $1,299 for non-members. Fleet professionals who join NAFA as they register will receive a year of NAFA membership and registration to the IFA for the low price of $839 – a savings of $779.

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