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2021 Schedule

November 15, Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET)

Registration Desk || Open

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (ET)

First Timers' Orientation

Coming to a show for the first time can be daunting. This session will give you one-on-one time with other first time attendees!
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)

GFX 2021 Block Party & Experience

This event within an event will be a mix of ride and drives, hands-on training, experiential learning, and a technology showcase.
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM (ET)

MEMA Showcase

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), an association with chapters in California and Ohio, returns with educational sessions focusing on fleet operations and best business practices.
Sara Burnam, CAFM Mark Stevens Dave Renschler Mario Guzman Eric Winterset Bob Stine Kevin Devery David L. Dunn, CFM Multiple Speakers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

Industry Keynote: Staying in the Game – The Future is Now

Fleet consultant Mike Brennan discusses key areas fleet operations are focusing on and the steps fleet managers can take to ensure their operation’s success. 
Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan
CDMB Consultants LLC

5:10 PM - 7:15 PM (ET)

Opening Party at the Pool

Join us for small bites, drinks, and conversation with your peers.
November 16, Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:15 PM (ET)

Registration Desk || Open

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM (ET)

Breakfast & Opening Keynote - You Say More Than You Think

Body language expert, Janine Driver, share secrets on how to use body language to enhance your leadership and human connections to enhance your leadership to build stronger teams, hire and retain employees, and effectively engage your employees
Janine Driver

Janine Driver
Body Language Institute

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Process Automation: How to Reduce Work & Improve Fleet Efficiency (Training)

This session will explain process evaluation, mapping, architectural design, and testing prior to building the application or web interface.
Patrick T. Barrett, MPA/CAFM

Patrick T. Barrett, MPA/CAFM
University of Nebraska

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Leadership Starts with Employee Engagement (Training)

Attendees will learn about Orlando’s annual face-to-face planning tool for team engagement, as well as strategies for employee retention and succession planning.
David L. Dunn, CFM

David L. Dunn, CFM
City of Orlando

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

How Motor Pools, RideSharing & Mobility Have Changed Post-Pandemic (Training)

This panel will discuss right-sizing, vehicle use changes as employees return to work, ridesharing opportunities, and where to find savings.
Sebastian Reszka Ed Smith Chris Butler Sara Burnam, CAFM Multiple Speakers
10:55 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)

Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)

Exhibit Hall Open and LUNCH

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM (ET)

Calming Chaos: A New Approach to Emergency Vehicle Warning Messages (EXPO Hall Shop Talks)

Government fleet managers will gain new insights and strategies for emergency vehicle lighting applications.
Matthew Ayers

Matthew Ayers
SoundOff Signal

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM (ET)

Proving Ground: Pilot Testing Tech Before Full Implementation (EXPO Hall Shop Talks)

With new vehicles and technology developing at rapid speeds, fleet departments often become test centers, determining whether a new product is a good fit for their operations.
Jonathan Ford, CAFM

Jonathan Ford, CAFM
City of Orlando

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

Fleet Maintenance Garage Design Standards You Must Maintain Through Budget Cutting(Training)

Learn the key design standards that must be maintained for a high-performing garage.
Norman Barrientos Kevin Schlangen, CAFM, CEM, CPFP Multiple Speakers
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

Innovative Uses: How We Made the Best Use of our Telematics System (Training)

More fleet operations are adopting telematics to better track vehicle maintenance and routing — but are they taking full advantage of all the features of their systems?
Dan Berlenbach, CPFP Timothy Fitzgerald Brent L. Wahl Frank Palmer Multiple Speakers
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

All About EVs: From Planning to Implementation (Roundtable)

In this roundtable session, fleet professionals interested in electrification will learn about and discuss innovations in EVs and charging technology, data management as it relates to EVs and charging stations, evaluating the cost-effectiveness and total cost of ownership, and operational shifts as a result of fleet electrification.
Mike Usen Chris White Multiple Speakers
4:05 PM - 4:20 PM (ET)

Coffee and Networking Break

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM (ET)

NYC Fleet: Using Data to Ensure Vehicle Safety & Sustainability (Training)

The New York City’s Fleet Office of Realtime Tracking (FORT) uses data from telematics, fueling information, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and fleet management software to get insight on fleet safety and sustainability.
Eric Richardson

Eric Richardson
City of New York

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM (ET)

Leveraging Operational Data for Successful Fleet Electrification

Topics covered include legislative policies, energy use, procurement challenges, infrastructure, and how COVID has changed fleet approaches to electrification.
Mary Till Brendon Knott Jay Baldwin, Sr. Multiple Speakers
4:20 PM - 5:20 PM (ET)

Snowstorms, Blizzards & Winter Weather: How to Handle Snow Removal (Roundtable)

Attendees at this roundtable session will learn about winter preparedness and how to be ready for all types of snow removal scenarios.
Jeff Tews

Jeff Tews
City of Milwaukee, WI

5:30 PM - 7:15 PM (ET)

Honors Celebration

7:15 PM - 7:45 PM (ET)

Honors Celebration Photo Shoot

All awards winners are asked to join us after the Honors Celebration for a photo shoot. We’ll take photos of the Leading Fleets, Hall of Famers, Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year.
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)

Dinner on Own with Customers

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (ET)

After Hours Meet Up

After dinner, head to Sam & Bubbe’s Lobby Bar and Lounge in the Rosen Centre Hotel Lobby. Have some drinks on us and meet up with old friends and new. Meet a GFX representative at the double stairs entry to the bar to receive your drink tickets.
November 17, Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

Registration Desk || Open

8:00 AM - 9:20 AM (ET)

BREAKFAST & General Session: Procurement Changes: Vehicle Delivery Delays & How They Affect Fleet Operations

Every fleet has been affected by supply chain disruptions, some more severely than others. Join us for this panel discussing the vehicles affected, how delivery delays change vehicle planning, extending life cycles and planning for future replacement years, the impact on fleet operations, remarketing values, and more. In addition, panelists will discuss the opportunities created by current conditions.
Al Curtis Thi Dao Marc Canton, M.B.A. Dain Giesie Mike Domin Multiple Speakers
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (ET)

How to Prepare for a Fleet Audit

When you work for a government agency, audits are a part of your life. Having a strong foundation and knowing what fleet auditors look for will help you show the value and efficiency of your operation and the readiness of your department to serve your community.
Sam Lamerato, CPFP John Hunt, CPFP Multiple Speakers
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (ET)

Top Metrics to Run an Efficient Fleet (Training)

This session will highlight and explain the top 10 metrics and industry-accepted levels of proficiency and provide attendees with takeaway knowledge and tools that they can put into practice right away. 
Kevin Devery

Kevin Devery
Public Works Department, City of Goodyear, Arizona

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (ET)

Best Practices for Recruiting & Retaining Technicians (Roundtable)

This roundtable discussion will allow fleet managers to bring up questions and topics regarding staffing challenges and share their own successful strategies for recruiting and keeping staff members engaged.
Scott Rood, CAFM

Scott Rood, CAFM
Mercury Associates, Inc.

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)

Exhibit Hall and LUNCH

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM (ET)

How Connected Fleets are Changing Security & How You Can Stay Safe (EXPO Hall Shop Talks)

This session will cover how the modern era of vehicles linked to the cloud every second changes the game of securing assets.
Jason Fauble Brent Miller Multiple Speakers
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM (ET)

Electrification in a Federal Law Enforcement Training Environment (EXPO Hall Shop Talks)

The organization will share installation of its first 16 EV charging stations, which positions it to plan for electrification of its administrative and support vehicle fleet, electric vehicle support equipment, and solar-powered charging infrastructure.
John Youhas

John Youhas
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)

Big Solutions Roundtable

This session has become a GFX tradition. The purpose is to give you the chance to have focused conversations with peers about the topics that affect you most.
November 18, Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

FASTER User Training

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

AssetWorks FleetFocus FA User Training

Salon 20 & 21

Join the AssetWorks FA team for the day, enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as well as access to our subject matter expert who will provide training on several topics. Session topics include mobile technology, work management, notifications, industry integrations including EV, business intelligence and more!
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

AssetWorks FleetFocus M5 User Training

Salon 20 & 21

Join the AssetWorks M5 team for the day, enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as well as access to our subject matter expert who will provide training on several topics. Session topics include mobile technology, PM notifications, reporting, industry integrations including EV, business intelligence and more!