The centerpiece of the Bobit-Nexus partnership is the inaugural Global Fleet Management Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Phoenix, Ariz. The introductory registration price has been announced at $595, and, as a special bonus attendees will receive free admission to the third day (Oct. 2) of the Green Fleet Conference with content geared toward multinational fleets.
“The Global Fleet Management Conference is a significant first step in the partnership, and we have some exciting and unique ideas to make it an important part of the global fleet community’s knowledge tool box,” said Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet and conference co-chair.
To assist in developing the content for the conference, Bobit and Nexus have assembled U.S. and European Global Fleet Advisory Boards consisting of fleet managers who manage the fleet operations for major international corporations (see the facing page for the complete listings for each board).
Coinciding with the inaugural Global Fleet Management Conference will be the launch of the digital and print publication of the first-ever Global Fleet Management Directory, which will include country-by-country breakdowns of current fleet market conditions and a directory of the major automakers and FMCs in each country market.
Both companies have also increased their international Web presence to further reach their global fleet audiences.
“Our goal with the partnership is to help fleet managers throughout the world to do their work more efficiently by providing them with knowledge and information,” said Caroline Thonnon, partner Nexus Communication, business development and global fleet leader.
Attend the First-Ever Global fleet Management Conference
The 2013 Global Fleet Management Conference in Phoenix will have a lot to offer attendees. Among the benefits:
- Network and learn from managers of the world’s largest multinational fleets, who have global and/or regional fleet responsibilities.
- Network with key representatives from major global fleet suppliers and OEMs.
- Learn from peers about best practices in managing a global or multinational fleet.
- Learn how to position yourself to expand your fleet responsibilities beyond the U.S. market.
- Learn the right way to structure a global RFP and global fleet supplier agreement.
- Attend in-depth presentations on creating consolidated and standardized reporting between fleet regions.
- Learn about best practices in car policy harmonization.
- Receive expert advice in supplier management to achieve global fleet objectives.
- Special presentations on emerging fleet markets, such as China, Brazil, and India.
All attendees to the Global Fleet Management Conference will receive free attendance to the last day of the Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 2, with special focus on fleet sustainability initiatives from a regional and global perspective.
U.S. Global Fleet Advisory Board Members
Director, Global Fleet
Director of Global Fleet Operations
Christy Coyte Meyer
Global Fleet Director
Fleet Specialist Region Americas
Director, Fleet Program Services
Global Fleet Program Manager
Fleet Manager – NA Fleet Services
Supply Manager, Fleet Services
Johnson & Johnson
Director, Fleet Services
Category Leader Fleet & Indirect Services
Thermo Fisher Scientific
VP, Fleet Operations
Manager, Global Fleet
Illinois Tool Works
Fleet Manager, North America
Otis Service Center
Global Fleet Planning, Acquisition and Resale Manager
Church of Latter-Day Saints
European Global Fleet Advisory Board
Group Category Manager – Fleet – Business Carve-out & Group Procurement
Senior Manager Fleet – Europe
Director Fleet & Travel Services Europe
Johnson & Johnson
Global Fleet & Mobility Commodity Lead
Commodity Cluster Leader Travel & Leased Vehicles
Philips International B.V.
European Fleet Management Director
Senior Category Manager, Corporate Procurement
Novo Nordisk A/S
Regional Sourcing Manager EMEA Fleet
IBM Global Lead Car Leasing/Fleets/Travel
Global Car Fleet Solutions Manager
Fleet Director Europe
Global Category Manager
Purchasing Manager Global Supply Chain
Sourcing Operations Manager Europe