Industry partners attended a special reception marking the official launch of the Global Fleet Management Conference and the strategic partnership between Bobit Business Media and Nexus Communication.

Industry partners attended a special reception marking the official launch of the Global Fleet Management Conference and the strategic partnership between Bobit Business Media and Nexus Communication. 

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.

Special Bonus:

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

Greg Asadoorian
Director, Global Fleet

Mike Butsch
Director of Global Fleet Operations
Joy Global

Christy Coyte Meyer
Global Fleet Director
Johnson Controls

Rachel Johnson
Fleet Specialist Region Americas

Sue Miller
Director, Fleet Program Services

Jeffrey Hurrell
Global Fleet Program Manager

Jonathan Kamanns
Fleet Manager – NA Fleet Services
Ingersoll Rand

Louise Davis-Lopez
Supply Manager, Fleet Services
Johnson & Johnson

Elsie Lucia
Director, Fleet Services
Estée Lauder

Rick Odell
Global Senior
Category Leader Fleet & Indirect Services
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Steve Saltzgiver
VP, Fleet Operations
Coca-Cola Refreshments

Keith Scolan
Manager, Global Fleet
Illinois Tool Works

Phil Schreiber
Fleet Manager, North America
Otis Service Center

Mike Sims
Global Fleet Planning, Acquisition and Resale Manager
Church of Latter-Day Saints

European Global Fleet Advisory Board

Poul Brødsgaard
Group Category Manager – Fleet – Business Carve-out & Group Procurement

Wim Buzzi
Senior Manager Fleet – Europe
Coca-Cola Enterprises

Luc Dendievel
Director Fleet & Travel Services Europe
Johnson & Johnson

Alain Duez
Global Fleet & Mobility Commodity Lead

John Guarneri
Commodity Cluster Leader Travel & Leased Vehicles
Philips International B.V.

Janos Kis
European Fleet Management Director
Diversey Europe

Anya Kiss
Senior Category Manager, Corporate Procurement
Novo Nordisk A/S

Robert Patrick
Regional Sourcing Manager EMEA Fleet

Ralph Ruckgaber
IBM Global Lead Car Leasing/Fleets/Travel

Andrzej Sacha
Global Car Fleet Solutions Manager

Richard Tiffany
Fleet Director Europe

Chris Tinajero
Global Category Manager

Giovanni Tortorici
Purchasing Manager Global Supply Chain

Holger Wiegand
Sourcing Operations Manager Europe
3M Europe