Exhibitors are anxious to get their products and services in front of the hundreds of fleet managers who will be in attendance at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans April 25-28, 2009.
"This is GPS Insight's third year attending NAFA I&E, and we consider it our most important event each year," said Rob Donat, President of GPS Insight, one of over 200 companies who will be exhibiting at this year's I&E. GPS Insight, a leading supplier of GPS tracking hardware and software solutions for commercial and municipal fleet vehicles, will be displaying its best of breed GPS tracking solutions and multiple hardware and service options. "We invite all attendees to stop by to see what has changed at GPS Insight for 2009. This year we have 10 hardware offerings, including the right configuration for every fleet type and requirement. We continually enhance GPS Insight's software platform, which is scalable and can accommodate fleets of any size."
NAFA's I&E is the one event that companies which do business with fleet managers cannot afford to miss. Fleet managers from all across the United States and Canada will be in attendance. The attendees range from those with less than five years of fleet management experience to those who have been fleet managers for over a decade or more. The I&E offers the rare opportunity to meet face to face with fleet managers who are responsible for vehicle selection, maintenance, management services, fleet management systems, fuel management systems, vehicle uplifting, vehicle auction, safety management, leasing company services, accident management systems, training programs, short-term rentals, auto transport, and used vehicle grade publications.
NAFA hired NaylorCMG to manage exhibit sales this year and the results have been impressive. While many expos have been forced to cancel or downsize, NAFA's Expo is larger this year than last -- both in terms of the number of exhibitors and the total square footage of exhibit space sold. In addition, NAFA has kept a full program of educational sessions and speakers in place as in years past. The combination is leading many to call this year's I&E the fleet event of the year.
Manufacturers such as American Honda Motor Company, Audi of America, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations, Harley Davidson Motor Company, Mazda North American Operations, Mercedes-Benz Fleet Operations, Subaru of America/Canada, and Toyota Fleet will all be exhibiting this year while Chrysler remains a major sponsor. Some of the larger service providers on the floor will be Reading Fleet Services, Insurance Auto Auctions, Flexible Marketing, Magna-SVE Commercial Services, Wright Express, ARI, Adrian Steel, AmeriFleet, Comdata, and GE Capital.
For information on exhibiting and I&E sponsorships, contact Mark Miller at 703-934-4700 x1107, email: nafa[.]cmgexpo.com.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association is a not-for-profit, individual membership professional society serving the needs of members who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the vehicle fleet management profession. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles – including in excess of 1.1 million trucks. In fact, NAFA Members across the North American continent have more than 350,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks in their fleets, totaling more than $21 billion dollars in assets for medium- and heavy-duty trucks alone.
About NAFA's 2009 Institute & Expo
NAFA's 2009 Institute & Expo will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center April 25-28. Global automotive industry expert, Graeme Maxton, will provide the Keynote Address. The I&E features over 60 hours of fleet training, education, and workshops; the Public Safety Roadeo and a large collection of emergency vehicles, the Green Fleet Ride-and-Drive where you can test drive various alternative fuel vehicles; the Green Zone, which contains the latest in "green" products, information, and services; and an Expo Floor with more than 150 companies showing their products and services. Future I&E locations include Detroit (2010), Charlotte (2011), St. Louis (2012), and Atlantic City (2013).