AfMA Fleetdrive Issue 11 | Page 2

Executive Summary Mace Hartley Executive Director The past few months have been a time of growth, development and renewed connections as we strive to advocate best practice within the fleet industry. The year is certainly flying, but here at AfMA we remain dedicated to providing you and your organisation with continued knowledge, support and advice just as you do within your own fleet and organisation. AfMA continues to encourage awareness and enthusiasm for our 2018 Fleet Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne which is coming up in just over a fortnight on May 17-18. There is a growing sense of excitement and anticipation from our speakers, our exhibitors and our sponsors and we’re certain it will exceed their expectations, providing an invaluable networking opportunity whilst delivering meaningful educational content. Tickets and more information for this major conference are available at conference2018. There are various packages available to suit the needs of your organisation – no matter what size or makeup you are. As a special offer, Small Businesses will be able to attend both days of our 2018 Conference for as little as $544.50, thanks to the generous support of our Small Business/Fleet Sponsor, Macquarie Leasing. We would also like to thank our entire sponsorship team, along with our event partners Toyota Fleet Management Australia and Toyota Motor Company Australia for their continued support in making this event possible. In this issue of FleetDrive we take the opportunity to hear from a few of our new and returning speakers about what they hope 2 ISSUE 11 2018 / WWW.AFMA.NET.AU to share and inspire us with at this year’s conference. This year we are particularly excited to welcome 50+ speakers, 40+ exhibitors and host 20+ educational sessions. These educational opportunities are set to be a major highlight for our local, national and international delegates. Also this month are new features on the future of mobility, how to set up a fleet safety committee, understanding vehicles-as-a- service, as well as an update on fringe benefits tax. Plus don’t forget to check out our regular Around The World feature for all the latest fleet movements from here and across the globe. We would again like to thank our members, suppliers and partners for their ongoing support of AfMA and of the fleet industry in general. In particular we would like to acknowledge our corporate partners Hyundai Motor Company Australia, Manheim and NTT Data Figtree Systems for their invaluable support to AfMA. Finally we would like to welcome RedBook and Kids Under Cover to the AfMA family as new Corporate Partners. RedBook fulfils the needs of industry in many ways by providing accurate and valuable data to assist in underpinning various financial decisions of organisations. AfMA is soon to release a web based Whole of Life Cost Calculator where much of the underlying data will be provided by RedBook. This valuable tool will be made available to members and will enable them to compare the whole of life cost of multiple vehicles.