Manheim and the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Fleet Administrators, Inc., (NAFA) will host the second Fleet Industry Symposium on Sept. 19 - 21 at the Manheim DRIVE Center near Atlanta. "The Atlanta Chapter of NAFA is very excited to team up with the Manheim DRIVE Center again this year to hold the Annual Fleet Industry Symposium," added Patsy Brownson, fleet director for Cox Enterprises, Inc., and NAFA Atlanta Chapter program chair. "We strive to bring all the industry players together to have vibrant, thought provoking sessions where everyone involved comes away with solutions to some of today's fleet issues." The event will include intensive sessions designed to help fleet managers better understand the entire remarketing process, including channel selection, performance benchmarking, accountability and process improvement/optimization. Breakout sessions will provide insight on current fleet topics such as the use of guidebooks, the value of reconditioning and projected residual values. "With events like the NAFA Fleet Industry Symposium, the Manheim DRIVE Center is fulfilling its mission as a think tank for the entire remarketing industry," said Donald Foy, executive director of Manheim DRIVE. "The DRIVE Center is not just about auctions or technology, it's about creating a place where remarketers can gather to identify and analyze industry trends and develop innovative strategies for the future. Our partners who are participating in the NAFA Symposium later this month will certainly contribute to the professional development of all fleet administrators." Among the speakers, panel participants and moderators for the event are representatives from companies such as Automotive Resources International, EMKAY, Donlen Corporation, Emercent Solutions, GE Remarketing, LeasePlan, Manheim, Online Vehicle Exchange, PHH Arval and Wheels Inc., as well as industry analysts and representatives from manufacturers. Those interested in attending should contact Steve Greenfield at (678) 645-2220 or [email protected] or Patsy Brownson at (678) 645-0590 or [email protected]. Online registration is available at www.manheimdrive.com. About Manheim
Manheim is the world's leading provider of automotive remarketing services. Through its wholesale auctions and array of technology products, Manheim impacts every stage of a used vehicle's life cycle, helping commercial sellers and automobile dealers realize the full value of their vehicles. The company's auction services include reconditioning, certification, inspections, dealer financing, transport, title management and marshaling, among others. Manheim is also the leader in remarketing technology, using its online tools to connect buyers and sellers around the globe to the world's largest, most comprehensive wholesale marketplace. In 2005, Manheim handled nearly 10 million used vehicles - and sold more than 5 million - representing more than $50 billion in value. Manheim's subsidiary companies provide value-added remarketing products and services, including paintless dent removal (Dent Wizard), Auto Body Repair, and salvage vehicle remarketing (Total Resource Auctions). A wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Atlanta-based Manheim is a global organization with 32,000 employees at its 139 U.S. and international locations. For more information, visit www.manheim.com.
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