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ACFO 'State of the Nation' conference aims to separate fact from fiction

Date: 08 September 2017   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Fleet decision-makers have been urged to book their places at ACFO's forthcoming 'State of the Nation' seminar, where it is claimed expert speakers "will separate fact from fiction" on a range of topics.

The event is set to take place on 21 September at the Mini factory in Oxford with the industry body claiming that 90 decision-makers have signed up for the event so far.

Topics up for discussion include an update on the government's consultation on the taxation of benefit-in-kind, an update on ACFO's long-running campaign to publish advisory fuel rates for plug-in vehicles and developments that can be expected in the forthcoming Autumn Statement.

Delegates will also talk about the impact of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure on the fleet industry, the increasing digitisation of fleet services by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, as well as an update on the Dart Charge.

Brexit will once again rear its head at the event, with delegates discussing the impact it will have on the fleet industry.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Caroline Sandall, director, ESE Consulting, and deputy chairman of ACFO
  • Jay Parmar, director of policy and membership, BVRLA
  • Alison Avo, corporate services relationship manager, operations and customer service directorate, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Sarah Green, head of Dart Charge service, Highways England
  • Simon Carr, chief commercial officer, Alphabet GB
  • Steve Oliver, general manager, corporate sales, BMW UK

The seminar is scheduled to run from 9.30am?1.30pm with an optional tour of the factory afterwards.

"There is an unprecedented level of change impacting on fleet leaders and that is sparking huge uncertainty and confusion as to exactly what is occurring, when it is happening and what actions fleet operators should be taking to prepare for the developments," said John Pryor, ACFO chairman. "At the seminar expert speakers will put the measures into context and aim to draw some conclusions, giving delegates the facts so they can dismiss the fiction and the myths that are circulating. Delegates will, we hope, leave the seminar fully briefed so they can continue to run their fleet operations along best practice lines as they implement any necessary administration changes."

To book a place at the event, email