NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Has a New Online Home

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NAFA Fleet Management Association, the leader in global fleet education, has launched a new website dedicated to the International Fleet Academy conference.

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If your corporation has someone managing vehicle fleets outside of North America they need to attend the International Fleet Academy. The education learned can save your company millions of dollars and hundreds of manpower hours!

The most trusted name in global fleet management now has its own home on the Internet. NAFA’s International Fleet Academy, the industry’s leading global fleet educational conference, returns for the third straight year this October and you can get all of the details at – the newly launched official website for the annual conference.

This year’s International Fleet Academy takes place October 21-23 at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, AZ. The conference is designed specifically to meet the unique needs of those who manage fleets of vehicles outside the United States and Canada. Visitors to can learn about the 2013 speakers, view the full agenda in detail, get information about hotel and travel options, and register online. They can even learn about a host of activities taking place near the hotel that may be of interest during their stay or learn about how their company can become a conference sponsor.

The website lets visitors easily see the depth of the conference’s educational programming. The International Fleet Academy contains 15 educational sessions on such topics as tax issues around the globe, aligning suppliers in multiple countries, the international RFI-RFQ process, and managing a fleet’s Total Cost of Operation.

“We’re proud to introduce our new website for the International Fleet Academy,” said NAFA’s Executive Director Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “The website allows fleet managers to present their bosses with a complete view of why they should attend. No other conference comes close to covering all of the material that this covers or goes into as much detail. If your corporation has someone managing vehicle fleets outside of North America they need to attend the International Fleet Academy. The education learned can save your company millions of dollars and hundreds of manpower hours!”

The International Fleet Academy features a stellar roster of leading global fleet professionals that includes former NAFA President Gayle Pratt (recently retired from her position as Director, Global Fleet Sourcing for Ecolab); Joe LaRosa, NAFA’s current International Vice President and Director of Global Fleet Services for Merck & Co.; Joe Carreira (the 2012 International Fleet Manager of the Year) EMEA Fleet Manager, MSD; Lutz Hansen, Purchasing Fleet Management Services for Bayer Business Services GMbH; Giovanni Tortorici, President of the Italian Association of Managers Buyers and Used Cars -- AIAGA; Steven Saltzgiver, Vice President - Fleet Operations, North America for Coca-Cola; and Kevin Fisher, CAFM, Vice President Strategic Fleet Operations, ARAMARK.

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 $1,550 for non-members. Fleet professionals may save $200 off the registration costs by joining NAFA as they register.

Attendees receive several value-added educational items to take back to the office including a ready-to-use executive summary; free subscription to International Fleet World magazine; the newly published NAFA’s Global Fleet Guide; and valuable checklists for policies, RFIs, and RFQs. In total, it’s a resource package valued at $2,500 - well worth the registration costs alone.

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About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world’s premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information, visit

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