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Discount Reservation Rates for 2005 AFLA Conference to Expire August 18

August 2, 2005

ST PAUL, MN — The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) will hold its 2005 Annual Meeting & Conference Sept. 7-9, 2005, at the Marriott Camelback Resort, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

To qualify for the $149 per night room rate, reservations should be made no later than August 18, 2005. Golf is $79 per person.

The agenda for the 2005 conference is as follows:

Wednesday, September 7

12:00 -6:00 p.m: Registration
1:00 – 3:00 p.m: AFLA Board Meeting
4:00 – 4:30 p.m: President’s Welcome

4:30 – 5:30 p.m: Opening Reception: Driveitaway.com presents – Steve Rizzo, The Attitude Adjuster
6:00 – 8:30 p.m: Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 8

8:00 – 5:00 p.m: Registration
8:00 – 8:45 a.m: Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 a.m: President’s Update/Conference Theme
9:00 – 9:45 a.m: Keynote Speaker: Brian McVeigh, General Manager GM Fleet & Commercial Operations
9:45-10:45 a.m: “Leadership Excellence.” Mike Pitcher – Sr. Vice President Sales and Operations, LeasePlan
10:45 – 11:00 a.m: Break
11:00 - 11:45 a.m: Panel: A Futuristic Look at Vehicle ProductsModerator — Mike Antich, Editor, Automotive Fleet magazine
Panelists:
John Gaydash – Director, Marketing, GM Fleet & Commercial
Gerry Koss - Marketing and Product Brand Manager, Ford
Rob Richard - Director – Fleet Market Development & Sales Planning, DaimlerChrysler
Jim Pisz, Toyota
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m: Luncheon
1:00 – 1:45 p.m: “The Future Demise and Reincarnation of the Fleet Management Industry.” Chuck Parker, President - Automotive Digest
1:45 – 2:00 p.m: Break
2:00 – 2:45 p.m: Dave Dutch, CEO, NetworkCar. "Telematics, GPS, AVL, Remote Diagnostics: What is It and Why Should Fleets Care?"
2:45 – 3:00 p.m: Break
3:00 – 3:45 p.m: International Automotive Remarketers Alliance(IARA) – Advanced Fleet Forum: “Taking your Knowledge of Remarketing to the L.”
Matt Marks- Executive Director, IARA
Layne Weber- VP Remarketing, Donlen Corp.
Dinner — Open

Friday, September 9

7:30 – 8:30 a.m: Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m: “Residual Trends, Values, and Update.” Raj Sundaram - President, Automotive Lease Guide
9:00 – 9:45 a.m: “The Economy, or is it, eTOMomy?”
Tom Kontos – Vice President of Analytical Services – ADESA
Tom Webb – Chief Economist –Manheim
9:45- 10:00 a.m: Break
10:00 – 10:30 a.m: “Auctions and Benchmarking - Consistency and Quality.” Jim DesRochers – President – NAAA
10:30 – 11:45 p.m: “The TRUTH about Remarketing” Panel
Moderator — Charlie Vogelheim – J.D. Power & Associates
John Possumato - Driveitaway.com
Bob Rauschenberg - Auction Broadcasting Company
Gary Mott –Fleet Lease Disposal
Ron Shoemaker – Flexco Fleet Services
Darrin Aiken – Wheels, Inc.
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m: Luncheon
12:30 – 5:30 p.m: AFLA Pete Z Golf Scramble – OR - Personal Networking Time
6:30 – 7:00 p.m: President’s Reception
7:00 – 9:30 p.m: Dinner, Golf Scramble Awards, Closing Comments
9:30 - ?? p.m: Driveitaway.com Sponsored Hospitality Reception

Saturday, September 10

6:00 –10:00 a.m: Breakfast
All day Departures

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