June 24 - 27, 2025 | Charlotte Convention Center | Charlotte, North Carolina

Overview - MEMA Members



Welcome MEMA Members!

Government Fleet Expo & Conference has opened its registration with early discounted rates that enhance the valuable experience public fleet managers come to expect. 

Use code MEMA23 to register now!

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What Is GFX?

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), is the largest annual conference for public fleets in the nation. Built from the ground up by the team behind Government Fleet magazine, the most trusted industry resource for news, training and information - GFX is known for it robust conference program, large and immersive exhibition and most of all, serving as a true annual hub for public fleet professionals.

GFX has built a legacy of greatness and connections. Since 2008, fleet attendance consistently has broken records year after year as this close-knit community of engaged public fleets repeatedly trust and rely upon our fleet-specific training, networking opportunities with like-minded peers and vehicle, and access to top products and technology displays in the exhibit hall. 

Public fleets trust #GovFleetExpo - with good reason.

#GovFleetExpo At A Glance


Who Attends?

GFX is designed for fleet managers, procurement specialists, analysts, maintenance supervisors, and others who work with fleets. The types of disciplines, agencies and sizes the full spectrum, offering a big-picture insight - like nowhere else.

Quick Stats

83%

of fleet attendees will return to the next GFX

96%

of registered fleet managers were responsible for 50+ vehicles

83%

of registered fleet managers were responsible for 250+ vehicles

71%

of registered fleet managers were responsible for 1,000+ vehicles

Agency Breakdown

56%

City

23%

County

12%

State

9%

Federal


What To Expect?

Public fleets can expect nothing but a fully-immersive week for productivity and value

  • 20+ hours of education
  • 6+ hours of networking 
  • 8 hours of exhibition time
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches included in the pass price - Maximize your per diem allowance!
  • Per diem hotel rates
  • Bonus pre- and post- conference presentations

 

Last updated: May 19, 2023

2023 Schedule

Monday, May 22, 2023

May 22
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CT)

Room C147/C148

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

May 22
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CT)

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Women in Public Fleet Management: A Learning & Networking Session
A panel discussion on the unique challenges women in public fleet management face. more info

May 22
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CT)

GFX 2023 Block Party & Experience
This event within an event will be an entertaining mix of ride and drives, hands-on training, experiential learning, and a technology showcase. more info

May 22
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM (CT)

MEMA Showcase
The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), an association with chapters in California and Ohio, returns with educational sessions. more info

May 22
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)

Industry Keynote: From Tennessee to Antarctica with Gary Lykins
Gary Lykins recalls his fleet experience in Antarctica while looking ahead for the technicians of the future. more info

May 22
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (CT)

The Honors Celebration
Government Fleet Magazine will recognize the 50 Leading Fleets, announcing rankings for the top 20, and the top fleets in three size categories. more info

May 22
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Opening Reception
Join us for drinks, hors d'ouvres and live music from local band, Cade Roth and the Blacksheep as we formally kick off GFX! more info

May 22
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CT)

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

May 23
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CT)

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

May 23
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (CT)

Opening Keynote: Leadership and Accountability When It Matters with Commander Kirk Lippold
A compelling storyteller, CDR Lippold draws upon his Five Pillars of Leadership to offer strategies he learned and applied to instill integrity into his team members and mitigate crises throughout his naval career. more info

May 23
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (CT)

Navigating Fleet Management Uncertainty
This presentation will cover the explicit and implicit impacts of supply chain and labor shortages within the government and public sector fleet space. more info

May 23
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (CT)

Predictive Maintenance: If It Ain't Broke, Fix It
Join the Deloitte and Uptake teams as they discuss the pathway to improved readiness through proactive and predictive maintenance. more info

May 23
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (CT)

New Benchmarks in Fleet Safety
Take a closer look at data-driven approaches to fleet safety management. more info

May 23
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (CT)

Knowing Your Police Vehicle
Hear ways to best prepare your officers to treat their vehicles with care. more info

May 23
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)

Meet the Editors
Meet Nichole Osinski, the new executive editor of Government Fleet and Christy Grimes, associate editor of Government Fleet and School Bus Fleet! more info

May 23
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CT)

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

May 23
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: Remarketing High Demand Fleet Vehicles
Uncovering all the solutions and strategies that help you market your high-demand fleet vehicles. more info

May 23
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: What You're Missing Out on With Cooperative Contracts
Learn why RFPs are not only painful for both you and your vendors, but how they actually stand in the way of getting the best solution at the best price. more info

May 23
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (CT)

Moneyball for Fleet Management
With fleets capturing more data than ever, it is imperative that fleet managers leverage analytics to get the full value out of their data. more info

May 23
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (CT)

Keys to Operating in a Multi-Solution Environment
Learn the reasons why data is a key part of successful fleet electrification plans, share key hardware and software considerations and impart why electricity is a fuel unlike any other. more info

May 23
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (CT)

Better Connections in Fleet
Understand why, even in this busy industry, it's important to still find time to connect, and learn from your peers more info

May 23
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (CT)

Electrifying Patrol Fleets: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This session will focus on what fleet managers need to keep in mind during this transition to electric fleets. more info

May 23
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (CT)

How to Lead in Changing Times
Learn how to lead, not manage the team; and how to assist the team in moving from where they are to where they need to be. more info

May 23
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (CT)

Use Telematics to Its Full Potential
In this presentation, we’ll share how you can use telematics to its full potential to lead to high-impact improvements to your fleet that you didn’t even know were possible. more info

May 23
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (CT)

Communicating Through Chaos: Strategies for Today and Tomorrow
This discussion will cover what your vehicle messaging is “saying” to your community and how being intentional and mindful can improve effectiveness and compliment the agency’s brand. more info

May 23
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (CT)

Networking Night on the Town
Join us for a night out in Dallas at Federales in the lively Deep Ellum entertainment district, known for its vibrant street murals, quirky art galleries and long-time concert venues for indie and blues. more info

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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

Breakfast
A hot breakfast will be served.   more info

May 24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (CT)

Big Solutions Roundtable
Discuss your biggest challenges with your peers and brainstorm solutions. more info

May 24
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (CT)

Change Comes From Within: Fleet Organizational Management
Understand how organizations must drive change through communication, stakeholder engagement, training, and collaboration. more info

May 24
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (CT)

Navigating the Unknown of New Tech, Alt Fuels
Join Utilimarc and a fleet panel to better understand the future of fleet data and how to navigate the upcoming unknown of new tech and alt fuels. more info

May 24
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (CT)

Driving Collaboration Through Communication with Your Procurement Team
Designed for fleet pros, this panel provides important perspective to drive effective collaboration for mutual success between your fleet team and procurement staff. more info

May 24
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (CT)

Light it Up: Spotlight on Law Enforcement Vehicle Lighting
A discussion about the science behind police lighting and a look at technology available for police lights. more info

May 24
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (CT)

Meet the Editors
Meet Nichole Osinski, the new executive editor of Government Fleet and Christy Grimes, associate editor of Government Fleet and School Bus Fleet! more info

May 24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (CT)

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

May 24
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: Preparing for EV Service
Become familiar with what is really needed, versus what is nice to have, to be ready to work on hybrid and electric vehicles. more info

May 24
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: Ethical Influence: Dealing with Difficult Situations
Consultant and former fleet manager Jeff Tews delves into difficult discussion around ethics in the workplace. more info

May 24
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

The Road to Medium and Heavy Duty Electrification
Hear from two fleet managers that have experience in planning and execution of medium and heavy-duty fleet electrification. more info

May 24
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

How Do I Leave?
An in-depth presentation about mentoring, training, and preparing the team to step up and step in when you depart. more info

May 24
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

Machine Learning to Optimize Fleet Replenishment Planning
Learn how to create a linear programming model using Microsoft Excel Solver. more info

May 24
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

Fit to Serve: Law Enforcement Vehicle Upfitting
In this session, hear from fleet managers on upfitting enforcement vehicles. more info

Thursday, May 25, 2023

May 25
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)

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 25
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CT)

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. more info

May 25
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (CT)

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. more info

May 25
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

RTA: What's New + Platform Training
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

Don't Take It From Us

“Having attended every GFX as well as other fleet conferences, I've found that GFX provides the best value. The lessons learned from educational sessions as well as networking has helped our fleet become more efficient & the best value to customers.”
David Renschler, CPFP, Fleet Division Manager
City of Fairfield
“GFX allows me to connect with my peers across the nation in one place. The structure of GFX allows for valuable networking time that has a direct impact on my skills as a Fleet Manager. Keep up the good work!”
Chris Lindquist, Fleet Manager
Colorado Springs Utilities
“Even after 51-plus years in the industry, the opportunity to learn something new, find something to enhance our operation, streamline our operation or be more efficient is a never-ending journey and GFX provides so much under one roof.”
David L. Dunn
David L. Dunn, CFM, former division manager, Facilities Management Division
Office of Business & Financial Services, Orlando, Florida
“GFX is the single best investment of conference money in my budget. The networking value among high-caliber fleet experts is second to none! Every year just gets better.”
Dan Berlenbach, CPFP, Fleet Manager
City of Long Beach
“The GFX conference is one of the most informative & social networking conferences you can attend as a government fleet employee. Truly provides each individual employee with answers to the future of their fleet.”
Michael Rhatigan, Fleet Asset Manager
City of Novi
“I really enjoy networking with other Government Fleet professionals, sharing my own personal viewpoints & experiences and hearing those of others, and realizing we're all in this together whether large fleet or small.”
John Bazelewich, Fleet Manager
County of Sussex
“GFX is a good conference to attend for three reasons. 1. Great opportunities to meet and get to know your peers in the fleet industry 2. Good choices in training sessions 3. Lots of good info and networking on the expo floor with vendors.”
Don Walker
Don Walker, Fleet Manager
Ada County Sheriff's Office, Boise, ID
“Great networking experience and opportunity to share and learn about Fleet Management. New technologies and equipment to upgrade your current systems for increased returns on your Fleet Investment. A place to be where great minds meet.”
Sharukh Cooper, Guest Contract Services Quality Agent/Bussing
DFW International Airport
“GFX is a great networking tool and the training sessions are relevant to what most fleets around the country are dealing with.”
Jade Jones, Lead Technician
Ada County Sheriff's Office, Boise, ID
“The GFX Conference is the showcase and the pinnacle of the Government Fleet Industry and is a must attended for any Fleet professional. It is a highly educational and critical must-attend event!”
Carlos Velasquez, Fleet Manager
Contra Costa County Fleet Services, Martinez, CA

2024 Sponsors

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