May 23-26, 2022 | Huntington Place (Formerly known as TCF Center), Hall C | Detroit, MI

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Welcome FLAGFA Members!

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is proud to extend to all members of its official association partner, Florida Association Of Governmental Fleet Administrators - $50 OFF the current price for our popular Full Conference Pass for 2020! 

Brought to you by the publishers of Government Fleet magazine, the most trusted industry resource for news, training and information - GFX is designed for fleet managers, procurement specialists, analysts, maintenance supervisors, and others who work with fleets. Attendees will leave with new ideas, knowledge about new vehicles and technologies, steps they can take to improve their fleets and save taxpayer dollars, and new colleagues they can call on for guidance. Y-o-y, attendance consistently breaks records as the community of engaged public fleets come to rely upon our fleet-specific training, networking with like-minded peers and vehicle, product and technology displays in the exhibit hall.

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What attendees will get

• Receive fleet-specific training geared toward their specific needs
• Connect with peers in the fleet community and discuss daily challenges and solutions
• Get hands-on with the latest vehicles and technologies for the industry
• 20+ Hours of education 
• 6+ Hours of networking opportunities
• 8 hours of exhibit hall time
• 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches (included in the Full Conference Pass)
• Per diem hotel room rates offered

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Last updated: May 20, 2022

Schedule

Monday, May 23, 2022

May 23
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (ET)

First Timers' Orientation
This session will give you one-on-one time with other first-time attendees, the GFX show organizers, and magazine writers. Get an inside look at the schedule and show highlights. more info

May 23
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (ET)

Women in Public Fleet Management: A Learning & Networking Session
Women in public fleet management face unique challenges — whether that’s establishing respect with vendors, getting buy-in with technical staff, or often being the only woman in the room. This session will feature a panel discussing these topics.  While this session is open to everyone, it will address the specific concerns of women in public fleet management. more info

May 23
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)

GFX 2022 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. more info

May 23
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM (ET)

MEMA Showcase
The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), an association with chapters in California and Ohio, returns with educational sessions focusing on innovative fleet solutions and supply chain issues. more info

May 23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

Industry Keynote Address: How to Get ‘Buy-in’ for Your Vision & Projects
Getting buy-in is one of the first — and potentially most important — steps to ensuring the success of new projects and programs. This can be buy-in with the fleet team, upper management, or elected officials. Kevin Devery shares his successes and failures as he discusses how telling your story and empathizing with your team and customers can help you get the support needed for new projects. more info

May 23
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM (ET)

The Honors Celebration
Following a 40-minute reception, Government Fleet Magazine will recognize the 50 Leading Fleets, announcing rankings for the top 20, and the top fleets in three size categories. The magazine will also honor the Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees and the 2022 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year. more info

May 23
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)

Explore Detroit
This evening is set aside for you to explore Detroit on your own. Exhibitors and sponsors may use this time to invite existing and potential customers for dinner meetings. more info

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May 24
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (ET)

Breakfast
A hot breakfast will be served before the Keynote.   more info

May 24
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (ET)

Opening Keynote Address: Over the Wall Thinking
Pit crews operate in one of the most dynamic and demanding teamwork environments imaginable. In racing, like in business and in life, there are no guarantees. Make one mistake that's too big or at an inopportune time and your day at the race is over - you go home while the race continues on without you. Over his career, Andy's team building techniques and Over The Wall philosophy have transformed the paradigm of how all NASCAR pit crews operate. more info

May 24
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Electrifying Medium- & Heavy-Duty Fleet Vehicles: Real-World Insights
Medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles have arrived, but few fleet operations have added them. Learn from two experienced government fleet managers about types of vehicles and charging equipment, what has worked for infrastructure planning, and cost recovery. more info

May 24
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Telematics In Use: Case Studies in Effective Use
The big picture with telematics is that it can help reduce liability, improve maintenance, and yield savings — but that’s only if it’s used effectively. more info

May 24
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Roundtable: Succession Planning for Staff Retention & Development
Learn how to create a road map for employees looking to move up the career ladder, including into management, followed by a 30-minute open discussion with your peers for challenges and tips on getting this done. more info

May 24
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a buffet lunch in the exhibit hall. more info

May 24
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM (ET)

Shop Talk: Michigan State Police: Vehicle Testing & EVs in Police Fleets
While in the exhibit hall, drop in on one of our micro-training sessions. Designed to get straight to the point in a less structured setting, these presentations will feature maximum take home value. more info

May 24
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM (ET)

Shop Talk: How to Improve Vehicle Data Privacy and Security
Vehicle data offers many exciting possibilities for government fleets. It also poses often underestimated data privacy and security compliance challenges and risks to both personnel and institutions. Learn the facts and statistics about vehicle data, the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape that governs it, and most importantly, how you can start managing risk effectively. more info

May 24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Advocating for Vehicle Replacements: Asking for What You Need
Learn how to develop a replacement standard, build consensus with end user agencies on replacement needs, and present the data and your request in a convincing way. This session will also discuss how to plan for replacements and funding with vehicle delivery delays. more info

May 24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Today’s Clean Fuels & Technologies - Not Just Electric
Learn how these alternative fuels can be used to reduce emissions and help fleets meet sustainability targets today. more info

May 24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Roundtable:  Ask a Fleet Consultant: Addressing the Industry’s Biggest Issues
COVID-19 changes, vehicle and parts delivery delays, electrification initiatives, and technician recruiting are all major challenges fleet managers are facing today. Mercury Associates president Paul Lauria breaks down these topics and leads a discussion and Q&A with attendees. Bring up your biggest concerns and get your questions answered by Lauria and fellow fleet managers. more info

May 24
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (ET)

Preparing for Electric Vehicle Service
Specialized training, safety, and tooling are all necessary to properly service and repair your new electric vehicle fleet. A new thought process is required when your technicians are working on these vehicles. Attendees will learn how to ensure their fleet technicians will be able to be efficient and productive while providing EV service, as well as maintaining a maximum level of safety. more info

May 24
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (ET)

5 Challenges of the Modern Fleet Manager & How to Overcome Them
Pandemic concerns aside, this decade presents fleet managers with new challenges, demanding subject matter expertise in areas not experienced before. Ranging from electrification to data science, to adapting to sudden changes, here are five issues fleet managers must face head-on the coming years — and how to successfully approach them. more info

May 24
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (ET)

Roundtable: How to Recruit, Train & Retain the Next Generation of Technicians
Technician recruiting and retention continues to be one of the biggest problems in the industry, with public-sector fleet managers often unable to provide higher pay. Robert Gordon will share his experience recruiting technicians, developing a recruiting team and an apprenticeship program, training and retaining technicians. more info

May 24
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)

Dinner on Own
This evening is set aside for you to have dinner on your own, and for exhibitors and sponsors who choose to invite existing and potential customers for dinner meetings. more info

May 24
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (ET)

Networking Night on the Town at the Whiskey Factory
Join us for an evening of networking, food and festivities in Detroit. more info

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

May 25
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (ET)

Breakfast
Fuel up for Big Solutions with a hearty breakfast more info

May 25
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (ET)

Big Solutions Roundtable
What are your biggest challenges? Whether it’s fuel management or budgeting concerns, this interactive session gives you a chance to discuss these topics and more with your peers and brainstorm solutions. Then, learn from the rest of the group as other fleet managers share the best solutions their groups found. more info

May 25
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

An OEM Update: New Products, Electrification & Vehicle Availability
What are the latest vehicles from the OEMs? How should government fleets struggling with long vehicle delivery times adjust their procurement plans? And what can the OEMs tell us about availability? Learn this and more in this session with the OEMs. more info

May 25
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Steps to Fleet Certification: A Workshop on Getting and Keeping the CPFP 
The Certified Public Fleet Professional designation from the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognizes the seasoned, career government public fleet manager, and those with experience in the field who are interested in a credential that will promote a career in public fleet management. This workshop will cover the benefits of obtaining and maintaining the CPFP certification, tips to getting one, and how to keep your certification. more info

May 25
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Roundtable:  How to Improve Customer Service
Fleet departments are nothing without the clients they serve — yet many operations don’t prioritize customer service. Learn how to communicate effectively with user departments, what communication tools you can use, and how training fleet staff on the importance of customer service makes everyone’s jobs easier. This presentation is followed by a 30-minute open discussion, where attendees can ask questions of the presenter and learn from their peers. more info

May 25
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

Implementing New Tech: From Discovery to Implementation
New technology is hitting the market every day, and not all of them are a one-size fits all. From the initial call to deployment and implementation, to on-going management of the new tech, learn how cutting-edge fleet managers decided to be first and what things they might have done differently. Implementing new tech can be hard, but its benefits can far outweigh the challenges. more info

May 25
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

Procurement Tips: When to Use Bidding, Co-ops and Leasing
Vehicle procurement is one of a fleet management team’s primary responsibilities.  In this session, a fleet manager explains the lessons and techniques he’s learned in acquiring vehicles and equipment over the last 20 years. It will include suggestions on the best methods of procurement and how to adapt those to your local purchasing environment, taking into account the influence of Purchasing, Legal, and elected officials. more info

May 25
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (ET)

Pandemic Trends: Benchmarking Stats from Alt-Fuel to Staff Retention
Fleet operation data — ranging from vehicle utilization to total cost of ownership — have undoubtedly changed in the past two years. Utilimarc will present compelling fleet industry benchmark results from pandemic versus pre-pandemic periods, using data derived from industry-leading fleets over this time frame. more info

May 25
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a buffet lunch in the exhibit hall. more info

May 25
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM (ET)

Shop Talk: Ideas for Approaching Sustainability in Construction Equipment
The largest vehicles and equipment are the largest users of fuel and off-road equipment uses plenty. There are various ways fleet managers can ensure a more environmentally friendly construction equipment fleet. In this session, learn how to improve fleet sustainability, including how to manage and reduce idle time, what to look for when updating your machines, and steps to increase fuel efficiency. more info

May 25
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)

Rising Fleet Maintenance Costs & How to Control Them
With the current parts and labor shortages in the industry, preventive maintenance has become more crucial than ever before. How do you control these costs? Leveraging fleet analytics, this session will cover strategies and tactics to control costs, considering labor rates and shortage, raw material costs, replacement cycles, and the parts shortage. more info

May 25
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)

Safety Starts with Spec’ing
This session will address the blind zones common in larger vehicles, present safety data on regular versus high-vision trucks, show what to look for when spec’ing for safety, and explain how you can use Vision Zero programs for support and funding. more info

May 25
4:30 PM - 7:45 PM (ET)

Ford Rouge Factory Tour (sold out)
This tour is available to all attendees for an additional fee of $50. Roundtrip transportation and tour admission is included in the fee. Add on a ticket during the registration process. Space is limited. more info

Thursday, May 26, 2022

May 26
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

RTA Fleet Presents: Creating a Fleet Success Playbook
In this session, RTA Fleet will dive into the Four Pillars of Fleet Success: Stakeholder Satisfaction Intentional Culture, Resource Efficiency, and Risk Management, and give you specific plays to implement them. more info

May 26
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (ET)

FASTER User Training
This session will include an overview of FASTER Web including the business intelligence and FASTER’s Web add-ons including: motorpool reservation and dispatch; VIN decoder; inventory import utility; and more. Then the session will include an overview of FASTER Win including reports and system switches, and we will remind users of general tools that are often forgotten. more info

May 26
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

AssetWorks FleetFocus FA User Training
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! more info

May 26
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

AssetWorks FleetFocus M5 User Training
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! more info

May 26
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)

RTA: What's New + Platform Training
In this session, RTA Fleet's speakers will dive into what's new at RTA, from our new Web platform to upgrades we are making to the overall system. We will also provide training on our system, as needed by our attendees - YOU. more info

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