Motivational speaker and best selling author Steve Donahue will present the opening day keynote speech at the 2018 AFLA conference. -

Motivational speaker and best selling author Steve Donahue will present the opening day keynote speech at the 2018 AFLA conference.

Procurement and other fleet-focused concepts will be highlighted as speaker topics at the 2018 AFLA annual corporate fleet conference, AFLA has revealed.

On the first day of the conference, Jim Barnes, managing director for the Institute for Supply Management, will present attendees with a session titled “Learning a Common Language of Procurement.” AFLA also announced that motivational speaker Steve Donahue would be presenting the opening day keynote speech.

Earlier on the first day, author and motivational speaker Dr. Bridget Cooper will present during a Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) Breakfast session called "Finding Calm in the Storm."

The following days will also include a motivational keynote speech from Rudy Ruettiger, who was the subject of the 1993 film Rudy. Other speaker sessions include a discussion on information security by Tyler Cohen Wood, a cyber-authority with 18 years of highly technical experience who will provide insight into cyber threats.

Other highlights of AFLA include panels on emerging accounting and tax trends for fleet; the globalization of AFLA; best practice roundtables; and more. The winners of several annual fleet awards will also be revealed, including the Fleet Manager of the Year, Fleet Executive of the Year, and Fleet Hall of Fame nominees.

The AFLA 2018 conference will be held at JW Marriott Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 1 to 3. Click here to register for the conference.

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