What is claimed to be 'the first ever annual Fleet Forum' was launched this month at Derby's Pride Park Stadium by Midlands-based fleet and asset management application provider Chevin Fleet Solutions. The aim of the event was to provide industry leaders with the ideal platform to share insights with peers and discuss the challenges they face, in a non-competitive environment.
Ashley Sowerby, managing director, Chevin Fleet Solutions, commented: "In challenging economic times it is vital to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in whatever industry you are in. We wanted to give fleet managers the opportunity to do that, as well as network with their counterparts from a variety of sectors. "Some important issues surrounding policy and legislation, improving performance, increasing efficiencies, reducing environmental impact, technology, and duty of care were all covered during the event."
40 delegates attended the event from across the fleet industry, which brought together representatives from public, private, and third sector organisations, such as; The Red Cross, Go Plant, Slimming World, Shell, and the NHS, among others; to discuss fleet management best practice and listen to informative key-note speeches.
There were four key note speakers throughout the day, punctuated by un-conference sessions which offered delegates an informal space for fleet-based discussions. Key note speakers included Chevin US senior VP Ron Katz, AECOM principle consultant, Scott Hardy, UK top five transport lawyer, Anton Balkitis, and Chevin project manager Steve Llewellyn.
Ashley concluded: "We feel the event was a real success, and hope that the delegates found it informative and useful. We will soon start planning for the Fleet Forum 2011."