Wednesday 30th to Friday 1st November 2013

Fleet Management in Times of Change

National Public Sector Fleet Managers' Conference – 2013 Wrap Up


The 2013 NPSFMC took place at Southern Vales, after a two year absence. The NPSFMC has always provided an important opportunity to meet with other Public Sector Fleet Managers' to discuss common fleet management issues, and to listen and interact with a range of speakers, who are experts in their field. NPSFMC 2013 allowed attendees to listen to a range of speakers who provided useful insight into the challenges we are facing in these times of change, with the conference topic being 'Fleet Management In Times of Change.'


2013 Programme


Wednesday 30st October

6.30 pm

Pre-conference Dinner 
Sponsored by Toyota


Thursday 31st October

8.00 am

Registrations Open


9.00 am

Opening Address

South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance 
Welcome to conference and scene setting for the next two days


9.15 am

Master of Ceremonies Welcome

John Boland


9:30 am

Day 1 Sponsors Address

GM Holden Ltd

Smart Bar


9:45 am

Future of the Car Industry 
An Industry at Crossroads - the Australian Motor Industry Federation's plan for the future survival of the Australian automotive industry


10.30 am

Morning Tea 
Sponsored by Smart Bar


11.15 am

Update on Vehicle Technologies for Fleets 

University of South Australia 
There have been many new developments in vehicle technologies in recent times. With some of the latest developments relying on real time communication between vehicles and between vehicles and road infrastructure in order to improve safety, increase efficiency and lower environmental impact. How will these and other new technologies impact on future ANCAP scores and the environmental rating of vehicles, and what will this mean for future purchasing decisions. These are just some of the questions that will be discussed in the presentation by Dr Rocco Zito


12.00 pm

Legislative Update (inc FBT) 

Following the outcome of the Federal Election, an update on the likely implications for public sector fleet managers


12.45 pm


Sponsored by Holden


1.45 pm

Vehicle Technology Update 
Panel of Manufacturers 
Manufacturers respond to your questions submitted prior to the conference

2.30 pm

Developments in Vehicle Tracking Technology 

Wireless Communications 
As vehicle tracking becomes more prevalent, what are the next round of developments and where are the opportunities for fleet managers to use this technology to drive benefits


3.15 pm

Afternoon Tea 
Sponsored by Smart Bar


3.45 pm

To Outsource FMS or Not? 

Fleet SA 
Many organisations are considering outsourcing some elements of fleet management, hear the experiences of an agency that has done this in practice


4.15 pm

Future of FMS 

Lease Plan 
Fleet Management Systems are at the heart of many organisations fleet management approaches, what will these systems do in the next round of updates and how can that be used in practice


4.45 pm

Remarketing Update 
Pickles Auctions 
The realisable resale of value of vehicle is key to understanding the term and amount of lease rates. Hear the latest industry observations and expectations.


6.30 pm

Conference Dinner

Sponsored by Hyundai

Outdoor pre-dinner drinks from 6:30pm followed by dinner in the McLarens Room.

Friday 1st November

8.00 am

Registrations Open


9.00 am

Master of Ceremonies Welcome Day 2


9.15 am

Preparing and Evaluating Tenders 

Fleet Admin Systems 
Many of the services you use are awarded by tender, how can you structure your tender request to improve the quality of responses and how do you decide which offers the greatest value for money


9.45 am

Measuring the Benefits 

AEC Group 
When considering making a change to the ways on which the fleet is managed it’s important to understand what you stand to gain and lose and the key risks to be managed


10.15 am

Car Pooling Systems 

Datacentric – Autocentral 
Increased utilisation of the fleet without compromising performance is a goal of many fleet managers, find out how car pool management can benefit your organisation


10.45 am

Morning Tea


11.15 am

Future of Work Place Health and Safety 

Safework SA 
Ensuring fleet users leave work safely is the highest priority for all fleet managers. What are the developments in work place health and safety and how might these impact fleet management in the future


12.00 pm

Review Session and Wrap Up

2013 Sponsors


We would like to thank all of our valued sponsors for making this event possible.