Future Fleet Forum - what can you gain?

Published:  26 May, 2016

The programme for Future Fleet Forum (June 29, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire) has now been announced. Gain 4 hours of CPD from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and come and see Keith Kerman, the Deputy Comissioner and first Chief Fleet Manager of the City of New York speak.

Programme: Future Fleet Forum

08:30 Registration and Morning Coffee

09:30 Morning Welcome

Ann-Marie Knegt

Editor, LAPV

09:45 - 10:30 Keynote Address: Operating the largest municipal fleet in the USA

-Shared Services



Keith Kerman

Deputy Commissioner, Chief Fleet Manager City of New York

10:30 - 11:30 Findings of the Future Fleet Procurement Working Group – creating a best practice guide for the procurement of fleet and related services

As a result of last year's Future Fleet Forum, the Future Fleet Procurement Working group was set up. The group consists of private sector suppliers, public sector buyers, industry organisations such as FORS and CILT, leading academics and procurement and finance organisations.

The aim of the group is to improve communication between all parties involved in the procurement process, and ultimately come up with a best practice guide for the procurement of fleet and related services. During this session progress of the group is highlighted and interesting insights and tips for success will be revealed.

Sylvie Giangolini, Hako Machines

Phil Clifford, West Suffolk Councils,

11:30 – 12:00 Morning Coffee Break and exhibition viewing

12:00 - 12:30 HGV Platooning and the impact on the local authority fleet manager

- Impact of connected and autonomous technologies

- Impact of automation and robotics

- Use of connected data sources

Giles Perkins

Technical Director, Transport Planning & Intelligent Transport, Mouchel

12:30 - 13:00 Collaboration – in both supply and purchasing

- Avoiding a road to nowhere – identifying how collaboration can benefit you, your supply chain and your customers / service users

- Spotting the potholes – spotting and avoiding the main collaboration saboteurs

- Reaching your destination – a 5-step model for successful collaborations

Al Goodwin

Head of Commercial, SC Group

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and exhibition viewing

14:00 - 14:30 The future of FORS

- An introduction to the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

- The benefit of joining FORS

- The benefit of choosing FORS as your fleet quality standard

Paul Wilkes

Business Manager, FORS

14:30 - 15:00Pros and cons of in-house fleet and workshop maintenance versus outsourcing

The reality of outsourcing a vehicle maintenance contract, dealing with the differences of imbedded working cultures and the expectation of our vehicle users.

Arend Mouton, Vehicle Fleet Manager, City of London Police.

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break & Exhibition viewing

15:30 - 16:30 The Mock PACE Interview

The Mock PACE Interview delivers a realistic re-enactment of what a formal interview with the HSE is like for a Senior Fleet Manager implicated with a Company's health and safety failings. It offers useful insight into what to expect in the event that you, your employer or your organisation are ever invited as a suspect to an Interview, demonstrates the sorts of issues giving rise to criminal offences being actively investigated and the type of questions that a potential defendant might face, highlights the seriousness and potential implications of what is said in interview being used as evidence andraises awareness about some of the important legal aspects that should be considered prior to attending any interview.

- Useful insight into the interview process and interview techniques

- An overview of what are a suspects legal rights and highlight key considerations prior to attending an interview

- Raise awareness about the ramifications of what is said during an interview and how this can be used as evidence in a prosecution

Jonathan Cowlan

Pinsent Mason

Adrian Mansbridge,

Associate, Pinsent Mason

16:30 - 17:00 Forum: designing the local authority vehicle of the future

Five experts with backgrounds in chassis, body, telematics, refuse and street cleansing will predict how local authority vehicle design will develop over the next ten years based on current trends, developments and client requirements. During this interactive forum the audience is welcomed to add their own input and thoughts. The aim is to come up with a clear idea of what a local authority vehicle will look like in the next five to ten years and how this will impact the fleet managers operation.

Craig Spillard, Director, Spillard Safety Systems

Jason Airey, MD CMS Supatrak

Sylvie Giangolini, MD Hako Machines

Mick Hill, General Manager, Geesinknorba UK

Geoff Rigg, Aftermarket Director at Dennis Eagle

17:00 Closing Remarks

Ann-Marie Knegt

Editor, LAPV

*Programme subject to change

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