June 17 - 20, 2019 // New Orleans, LA

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NAME HERE,

I am interested in attending the Government Fleet Expo & Conference, taking place June 17-19, 2019 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. As the largest public fleet event in the nation, targeting all levels of fleet operations (municipal, county, state and federal), the training offered at this conference will focus on strategies such as improving efficiency, budgeting, effective communication skills, using technologies to improve operations, and fleet greening.

The conference has outlined a number of training session topics, some of which I have listed below:

Fleet Foundations:

  • What New and Aspiring Fleet Managers Need to Know
  • Ask a Consultant
  •  Developing the Best Specifications for Vehicles and Equipment

Tech Solutions & Your Future Fleet

  • Talking Telematics: An Honest Conversation About Vehicle Tracking
  • How Fleets Can Boost Utilization with New Mobility Technologies
  • Fleet Automation & How It Affects You

Equipment & Operations:

  • When Should You Lease Vehicles?
  • Smart Fleets, Smart Cities: Fleet’s Growing Role in the Creation of Smart Cities
  • Electric Vehicles: When They Make Sense & How to Implement Them  
  • I Didn’t Know It Could Do That: Maximizing Your Equipment’s Versatility Potential
  • How to Optimize Parts and Inventory Management with Consignment
  • Taking Back Fleet: Our Journey to Bringing Maintenance Back In-House

Motivating People:

  • Mentorship, Advancement, and Training: How to Retain Your Staff  
  • Incentivizing Employees: How Baltimore Avoided $400K in Costs

The show has a large focus on sharing ideas with peers during formal networking time. I will be able to learn and get ideas from the leading fleets from across the nation. I believe the flow of information, training sessions and opportunities to meet one-on-one with field experts and colleagues will help us address some of our current challenges in new ways.

The Fleet Full Conference Pass includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and other hosted receptions. To keep us in budget, a special per diem hotel room rate is offered to attendees. I would need to move on this quickly so I can reserve a hotel room before they sell out. 

The registration fee for a Fleet Full Conference Pass is $595, but I can save $100 by registering early, through May 16, 2019. Here’s an approximate breakdown of the investment:
Airfare: $[calculate cost of airfare]
Hotel: $[prevailing per diem rate, approx. $161/night + taxes and fees]
Transportation: $66 (round trip from airport to hotel)
Meals: $[calculate cost of 3 dinners, 1 breakfast and 1 lunch]  (2 breakfasts & 2 lunches are included in your pass price)              
Registration Fee: $[$495 when you sign up through May 16]
TOTAL: $[insert total investment]


Please let me know if I can move ahead with attending this conference. Thank you.

Sincerely,


YOUR NAME

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Testimonials

For years GFX has been the best value for government fleet managers looking to expand their knowledge & network with a large group of their peers at one location/event. If you can only attend one conference per year, GFX should be your first choice.

-Ron Lindsey, Director of Fleet Management, County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

“The Block Party Experience is a perfect way to see new technology in a hands-on setting. So much is changing & the ability to speak directly with the key drivers in our industry & experience it first hand is always the best way to make decisions."

-Mike Lewis, Regional Sales Manager, Club Car LLC, Riverside, CA

“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

Don Walker

“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, Fleet Manager, Ada County Sheriff's Office, Boise, ID

“I am new to running a fleet and didn't even know what I didn't know. This conference provided an excellent education and opportunity to meet other fleet managers facing similar challenges.”

-Brent Hulsether, Fleet services supervisor, Shawnee county Parks and Rec, Topeka, KS

“The GFX conference was an informative, fun experience. The training session and one-on-one experiences were extremely valuable. There were many networking opportunities as well as excellent product demonstrations. I look forward to the next event."

-Ricky Riojas, Fleet Repair Supervisor, City of San Diego, San Diego, CA

“GFX was very informative for a fleet professional. It was well organized and probably the best EXPO I had seen in a while."

-Keith Dimont, Automotive Services/Transportation Manager, Elon University, Elon, NC

Mark Stevens

“I can shamefully admit that after nearly 40 years as Fleet Manager this was my first GFX, but happy to report not my last! I loved the "Campfire" sessions & how they were able to address specific situations and challenges."

-Mark Stevens, Fleet Manager, City of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Tom Keyser

“It was great attending GFX for the first time! I was able to network with my peers, meet new vendors and learn more about topics affecting my operations.”

-Tom Keyser, Fleet Manager, Washington County Oregon, Hillsboro, OR

“Right place, Right people, Right time. We'll be back next year!”

-Rocky Rock, Sales Operations Manager, PureForge, Poway, CA

“This is the third year we've attended and the show keeps getting better and better. Adding the Block Party that encourages attendees to drive the vendor vehicles was very beneficial to all.”

-Natalie Weimer, Marketing Manager, XL - The Fleet Electrification Company, Brighton, MA

Mr. James L Vincent

“There was a bigger crowd, and conversations were deeper and longer this year."

-Mr. James L Vincent, Federal Fleet Consultant, Teletrac Navman, Garden Grove, CA

Nathan Washington

“GFX is a great event. Having the ability to meet with prospective clients & clients to discover areas where we can potentially help solve challenges within their fleet(s) is extremely valuable to myself & GPS Insight. We truly value GFX."

-Nathan Washington, Government Sales Manager - Southwest Region, GPS Insight, Scottsdale, AZ

“This conference is by far the most informative for government fleet professionals. I have brought back new ideas to implemented in our shop every time I have attended."

-Paul Colell, Fleet Service Manager, Town of Castle Rock, Castle Rock, CO

“GFX is the only place on the planet where you'll find the best government fleet minds all assembled at one location.”

-Craig Croner, Administrative Services Manager, City of Boise, Boise, ID

“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

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