Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition 2017

2 days / 30+ Exhibitors
50+ Speakers / 27 Educational sessions
May 11th – 12th 2017

Providing professional development for the fleet industry
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The Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition includes keynote addresses, plenaries and insightful presentations by experts and industry professionals. Topics have been thoughtfully chosen by the planning committee and represent issues across the industry.

Last Updated 04/04/2017


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Keynote 1

Fleet Management Requires Knowledge, Collaboration & Leadership

Whilst the day to day role of a fleet manager is operational and almost transactional they need to collaborate with other specialists within their organisations. This requires leadership!

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Plenary 1

Situation Normal Until Someone Dies!

Did you know that 47.5% of all workplace deaths involve a vehicle?

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Telematics – What’s on Offer?

The use of telematics or in-vehicle-monitoring-systems (IVMS) is on the increase as best practice fleet management requires access to information, real time or daily batched. There are almost as many solutions to problems as there are suppliers of equipment and services.

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Fleet Management Systems – What’s on Offer?

Knowledge is power and in the world of fleet management it’s critical for making decisions, reducing operating costs and managing risk. There is a plethora of suppliers offering a wide range of solutions from software-as-a-solution (SaaS) to fully managed systems, so selecting the right system for your fleet isn’t an easy task.

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Fuel & Maintenance Cards – What’s on Offer?

Fuel cards are meant to be a fleet manager’s best friend. They make the process of drivers filling up easy and provide additional payment options for vehicle maintenance and other related expenses. It eliminates the administrative burden of petty cash or reimbursements – plus it simplifies the invoicing and end of the month reporting. Sounds easy right?

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Vehicle Body & Equipment Fit-out – What’s on Offer?

Fleet vehicles are selected based on their fit-for-purpose cred. Body and equipment fit-out is no exception.
The right body and equipment will maximise a vehicle’s payload, whilst providing an efficient and ergonomic design to protect the driver and provide a safe mobile workplace.

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Does Your Drug & Alcohol Policy Stack Up?

Did you know that 1 in 5 people tested return a positive result for drugs and alcohol?

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Not all 5 Star ANCAP Vehicles are Created Equal

95% of vehicles tested by ANCAP in 2016 achieved a 5 star rating, BUT what will happen with the alignment to Euro NCAP standards in 2018?

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Effective Procurement in an Ethical, Sustainable and Social World

Effective procurement is more complex than the cheapest price!

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Explore Driverless Car Pod & Alternative Fuelled Vehicles

Hybrid, electric, hydrogen and autonomous vehicles – what happened to choosing a white or red one?

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Driver Distraction – Busy Brain Syndrome

How often do you not remember parts of your journey whilst driving?

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Smart Vehicles Still Need Smart Drivers!

If you think semi-autonomous cars are going to be a fleet manager’s gift from above – think again. We already have intelligent technology in vehicles that drivers don’t understand – or use.

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Plenary 2

The Art of Vehicle Residuals & Low Emission Vehicles

Vehicle amortisation has the largest impact on whole-of-life-cost. How do I get it right and what happens when I get it wrong?

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Why are Low Emission Vehicles (LEVs) Important & What’s Holding Australia Back?

Climate change is a scientific fact, all major countries accept this and have agreed to CO2 targets with a goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Additionally, the quality of the world’s air is increasingly toxic and it’s estimated the annual cost of premature deaths in Australia in 2010 was up to $7.8 billion.

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Plenary 3

Low Emission Vehicles
Update from America/Europe & Australia’s Future

Can’t attend AfMA’s Study Tour to the Global Fleet Conference in Miami? Then don’t miss this presentation by a panel of experts from the USA and Belgium.

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Solving Your Grey Fleet Risks – Hear Our Journeys

It’s not uncommon for an organisation’s grey fleet to travel half as many kilometres as your general fleet but without any control over the safety of the vehicle and its occupants.

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Lease Accounting Standards and FBT Update – Are You Ready?

KPMG will explain the changes to lease accounting standards and its potential impact on your business. They will discuss the impact on the lessor and the lessees, the separation of lease and non-lease components, practical implications, financial, operation and business impacts, transition accounting and effective date.

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Real World Emissions – What’s the Big Deal?

This breakout session abstract is in the final stages of completion and will be updated shortly.


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Moreland City Council’s Transition to Zero Emission Fleet

Hadfield Op. Centre Renewable Hydrogen Refuelling Station and Fuel Cell Waste Compactor Fleet

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Making Safety a #1 Priority
Who is Responsible and Aiming Beyond Compliance?

The management of an organisation’s fleet demands a growing level of expertise to address emissions, costs, maintenance, efficiencies and above all SAFETY. In the past this was the responsibility of a single manager and primarily aimed at achieving legislative compliance.

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Data is the Key to a Safer, Lower Cost Fleet

46% of serious workplace injuries and deaths are motor-vehicle related. When an organisation can have their drivers engage with objective feedback (data) it is shown to have a dramatic and sustainable impact in reducing the frequency and severity of risk-events generated.

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LEVs in Fleet – Finding the Right Role

Low Emission Vehicles are the key to reducing a fleet’s carbon footprint!

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Yellow Fleet Can Be Challenging

Yellow fleet represents a considerable investment for an organisation. Optimising its life provides a number of challenges as does forecasting its residual value given you have little control over future currency exchange rates and economic conditions 8 to 10 years after its acquisition.

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Going Green, Saving Costs & Increasing Safety
Who Would Have Thought?

There are many reasons for going green but often it’s not the first thought but the ultimate outcome!

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Employing for Safety

This breakout session abstract is in the final stages of completion and will be updated shortly.



Plenary 4

Big Data, Fleet Management Systems
& the Risk of Not Acting

In this plenary session, we’ll explore big data (with and without telematics), hear from a fleet manager whose lived the journey from chaos to control and have an expert explain the risks to your organisation by not acting on information you have.

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Don’t forget the

Networking Dinner

It’s the social highlight of the conference as delegates unwind after a day of professional development and relax amongst their peers. The dinner will commence with welcome refreshments and canapés followed by a 3 course meal and entertainment. The networking dinner is FREE for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors who purchased or received a 2 day conference pass as part of their package. We will be conducting a silent auction with the proceeds going to Kids Under Cover so donations of prizes are welcome and will be acknowledged on the night.



About the

Venue

MAIÀ Room, Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC. MAIÀ is a gentle union of the modern and the historic. Its industrial look and feel is balanced by a mix of raw and sophisticated materials, making it a chic and edgy space.

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Entertainment

The entertainment consists of an All-female show band. Six of Australia’s hottest female performers come together to form the newest sensation in corporate entertainment. Three spellbinding singer-dancers are backed by three super-slick musicians as they play a winning hand of all times favourite hits.

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