ST. PAUL, MN – The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) conference committee, led by Elsie Lucia, Estee Lauder, Inc., is putting the finishing touches on the 39th AFLA Annual Meeting & Conference, to be held September 5-7, 2007 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. This year’s theme, “Turning Change Into Opportunity,” will address how national and global changes impact corporate fleet leasing and what we can do to prepare for and take advantage of changes to come. The conference will feature change leaders such as Ray Fisher, newly appointed president and COO of Donlen Corp.; Mike Pitcher, senior vice president of LeasePlan; Tom Webb, chief economist of Manheim; and Gen. Charles Wald USAF (Ret.) on the issue of securing America’s energy future. Topics to be addressed include Fleet Globalization, Fleet Economics, the State of the Fleet Industry, and Vehicle Distractions. AFLA, an association for the corporate leasing industry, provides a forum for fleet professionals to network with industry leadership – sellers, buyers, fleet managers, lending institutions, lessors, used-vehicle marketers, and allied automotive service companies. For more information about the 39th AFLA Annual Conference and how to become an AFLA member visit

Conference at a Glance:
Conference Dates: September 5-7, 2007
Location: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 North Resort Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85750
Phone: (520) 299-2020
AFLA Room Rate: $149 through August 17