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|AFLA Canada 2020 Program|
AFLA Canada 2020 Fleet Summit:
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
9:45am – 9:55am Opening Remarks, Katie Keeton, AFLA President
Join us for this keynote address as we explore current trends in the Canadian commercial fleet sector and discuss their implications.
10:45am - 11:45am Deep Dive: Identifying and Implementing Fleet Best Practices in Canada, Gary Bruce, Moderator
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For today’s fleet manager there are a multitude of sources and suggestions for ways to improve your fleet. The challenge is determining which “Best Practices” fit with your unique culture, goals and resources. Running an optimal fleet can mean the difference between success and failure for any business. With so much a stake, careful vetting of fleet improvement initiatives and thoughtful implementation are critical. Join Gary Bruce from Wheels Canada as he speaks with a group of Canadian fleet professionals about how they identify and successfully implement best practices for their fleets.
11:45am - 12:00pm Group Photo
12pm – 1:30pm Networking lunch
1:30pm – 2:30pm Deep Dive: Best Practices in Safety Management, Eliot Bensel
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This session will cover some of the key challenges and trends facing Canadian commercial fleets today. We will start with some real-world data to frame the conversation then discuss best practices for navigating this complex landscape. We will talk about building a strong fleet safety culture that includes proven techniques for integrating risk assessments with safety solutions. We will also cover best practices for managing collisions, working through post loss control and effective use of available data. This will be an interactive session and audience participation will be encouraged.
2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break - Sponsored by Volkswagen
2:45pm – 3:45pm Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) Panel Conversation, Caroline Costello, Moderator
Come learn life and career lessons from women who have found their voice and propelled their careers. This WIFM panel will share their experiences and stories about how they became leaders and helped others rise to their potential - answering questions about leadership, mentors, challenges they have faced and how they were able to overcome them. Each panelist has a wealth of knowledge and experience that we can use to learn from and to inspire us in both our personal and professional paths.
3:45pm – 4:45pm Order-to-Delivery Issues, Karen Mongelli, Moderator
The are a variety of challenges that fleet managers face when trying to acquire a new vehicle after the order is placed. This session will explore the various challenges that OEMs face and discuss how communication between the fleet manager, FMC and OEM can help increase customer satisfaction while addressing these challenges.
5:30pm – 6:30pm Cocktail Reception, Sponsored by Element / CEI
6:30pm – 10:00pm Dinner, Sponsored by Geotab
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast, Sponsored by ARI
8:30am – 9:15am Keynote: Understanding the Fleet Liability Exposure of Cannabis Legalization, Jennifer Babe, Sandra Gogal and Hugh Dyer, Miller Thomson LLP
This keynote will focus on the recently enacted legislation in Canada that legalized marijuana across the country. We’ll explore the implications of vicarious liability and the use of marijuana by fleet drivers.
9:15am – 9:45am Networking Break, Sponsored by LeasePlan Canada
9:45am – 10:45am Deep Dive: Best Practices in Mobility and Alternative Fleet Transportation Solutions, Eli Rossiter
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10:45am – 11:45am Remarketing Strategies to Maximize Your Resale Dollars, Keith Mclaughlin, Moderator
Depreciation is the largest contributor a fleet’s TCO. Join this panel as they explore strategies to keep resale value high on your vehicles and the trends that will impact future residual values.
11:45am – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Deep Dive: How to Create a Data Analytics Roadmap Using Telematics Technology, Colin Sutherland
2:00pm – 3:00pm Understanding the Differences Between the Canadian and U.S. Fleet Markets, Wayne Rose & Sarah Hansen
Often times Americans have the mistaken assumption that the US and Canadian fleet management industry is nearly identical. However, as most Canadian fleet professionals will attest there are important differences. Although there are many similarities, Americans would be wise to heed the advice of their Canadian brethren and approach Canada as a separate country. This session will explore those differences and some of the similarities between our neighboring countries.
3:00pm – 3:30pm Networking Break - Sponsored by Volkswagen
3:30pm – 4:15pm Canadian Regulation & Government Policy – Where we are now and where we are going,Oumar Dicko
This keynote will dive into the legislative and regulatory issues surrounding the current state of the fleet industry and where it is headed in the future.
4:15pm – 4:30pm Closing Remarks
For those who will be attending the Canadian Auto Show VIP Gala (ticketed separately, not a part of AFLA Canada) on Thursday night, it is recommended you take the airport shuttle to the UP Express, which will get you near the conference center on time for the event.
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