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NAFA's 2009 Institute & Expo (I&E), held April 24-28 at New Orlean's Morial Convention Center, offered attendees more than 60 hours of training and educational sessions, networking opportunities, a Green Vehicle Ride & Drive, and an Expo featuring more than 180 suppliers and service providers.

Industry analyst and I&E keynote speaker Graeme Maxton provided a controversial dire forecast of the global automotive market over the next decade. Industry panels included an OEM discussion with nine automakers and a fleet management company presentation featuring representatives from seven service providers.

NAFA's 2010 Institute & Expo is scheduled April 24-27 in Detroit.