Princeton, NJ, October 30, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- NAFA's annual Institute & Expo (I&E) returns to the East Coast for the first time since 2006 when the annual conference opens on April 9, 2011 in Charlotte, NC. Hundreds of fleet managers from throughout the United States and Canada will gather for the largest fleet management industry event of the year; spread out across 4 days, the I&E features over 60 hours of fleet training and educational sessions (including brand new advanced level sessions designed specifically for veteran corporate fleet managers), an expo floor with more than 200 vendors, and the ability to network with colleagues of all experience levels.
The 2011 I&E takes place April 9-12, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The date is three weeks earlier than usual for the annual conference, so major preparation for the I&E is already underway. A new website has been created at http://www.nafainstitute.org to provide complete conference details including schedules, hotel information, online registration, and frequently asked questions.
Online registration is now open at the new website and early bird rates are in effect. Attendees registering before December 31 will receive $100 off the regular conference admission price. Breakfast and lunch meals for all four days are included in full conference registration. Including meals within the conference registration helps attendees anticipate their total costs and aids them with approval for business travel.
Discounted hotel rates are also available at the four official I&E hotels (Westin Charlotte, Hilton Charlotte Center City, Charlotte Mariott Center City, and Omni Charlotte Hotel). Attendees need to make hotel reservations through the I&E website to take advantage of the block room rates.
Hoping to build on the momentum from last year's success, the 2011 I&E will once again feature leading executives from the automotive industry as keynote speakers. This year's lineup of speakers will be announced shortly.
This is the first I&E on the East Coast since 2006 when the event was held in Orlando, FL. Previous conferences have been held in Detroit (2010), New Orleans (2009), Salt Lake City (2008), and Houston (2007). The next two conferences will be in St. Louis (2012) and Atlantic City (2013).
Media sponsors for NAFA's 2011 I&E include: International Fleet World, Fleet Maintenance, Fleets & Fuels, Fleet Digest, CAMAUTO, Canadian Automotive Fleet, FLEETSolutions, FleetFOCUS, Naylor LLC, and Light & Medium Truck.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals 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 diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org