PHOENIX - The Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) hosted a record of nearly 300 attendees at its 40th Annual Meeting and Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, September 10-12. Highlights of the event included:

  • The inauguration of 20 industry leaders into the Fleet Hall of Fame. 
  • Engaging presentations from renowned experts like Vice President of Research for General Motors, Larry Burns; host of the television program "Autoline Detroit," John McElroy; and New York Times Futurist, Michael Rogers. Click here for a full agenda.
  • A "Cars of Tomorrow" reception featuring green concept vehicles from leading manufacturers

In addition to the high-caliber educational content, several conference attendees participated in the classic Pete "Z" Golf Tournament, during which AFLA Secretary Deb Watkins successfully shot a hole-in-one to win a cruise for two sponsored by Flexco Fleet Services. 

In 2009, AFLA continues by celebrating 40 years as the advanced forum for industry leaders.  AFLA's 2009 Annual Meeting and Conference will be hosted at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, September 9-11, 2009. For more information contact the AFLA Office at 651-203-7247,, or visit our Web site at