May 23-26, 2022 | TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan

2021 Schedule

Here's the comprehensive event schedule including registration, meals, networking, and conference sessions. (subject to change).

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On-Demand Sessions will be available on December 6, 2021.

Last updated: November 17, 2021

2021 Schedule

Monday, November 15, 2021

November 15
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! more info

November 15
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. more info

November 15
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. more info

November 15
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.  more info

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

Opening Party at the Pool
Join us for small bites, drinks, and conversation with your peers. more info

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

November 16
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 more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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? more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

November 16
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. more info

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

November 17
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. more info

November 17
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. more info

November 17
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.  more info

November 17
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. more info

November 17
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. more info

November 17
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. more info

November 17
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. more info

Thursday, November 18, 2021

November 18
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

November 18
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

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