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Excitement is reaching fever pitch for our first-ever State of the Fleet Industry news broadcast next week. That’s right in just 5 days, we’ll be connecting people with knowledge and providing a plephora of news content across 2 super charged days. Whichever way you look at it, 2020 has been a rough year for all of us – but this is our chance to reconnect, gather information and help shape the road to recovery.

Your industry. Your news broadcast.  

This 100% free event is made possible thanks to AfMA’s Corporate Partners, members, speaker sponsors and our event partners Toyota Motor Corporation Australia and Toyota Fleet Management.  With over 300 pre-registrations to date, this is shaping as our biggest online event – and we certainly don’t want you and your team to miss out. Spread the word and invite anyone working in the automotive or fleet sectors or with a general passion to get involved.

“Our online industry news broadcast is designed to be fast paced and focused on important news impacting service and supplier verticals to fleet and automotive industries – think strategy over operations, delivering knowledge to shape our collective futures,” AfMA Executive Director Mace Hartley said.

With just a few days to go we thought we’d answer some of your key questions heading into the event.

What dates is the event running?

We will be broadcasting on Wednesday December 9 and 10 from 12pm-1:30pm AEDT

What time will the broadcast start for me? 

We’re broadcasting to all regions internationally from 12pm AEDT. For Australian states and New Zealand that will be as follows:

  • 9am – WA
  • 10:30am – NT
  • 11am – QLD
  • 11:30am – SA
  • 12pm – VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT
  • 2pm – NZ

Will this be like a normal webinar?

Not at all. Forget fuzzy webcams and choppy audio – we’ll be streaming in full high definition from our dedicated broadcast studio filmed live from the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. We’ll feature the news, views, opinions and key topics that matter to you.

What format will the broadcast be similar to?

There’ll be live panels, opinion pieces, featured interviews and breaking news. Think of this event as AfMA’s version of Sunrise or The Today Show on steroids!

Who is hosting the event?

We will be guided by our experienced Master of Ceremonies Jon Faine (former host of ABC Radio’s Mornings program). Jon’s knowledge bridges current affairs, politics, social change, law, justice, media, business, ethics – but with a humorous and light touch.

Jon Faine will be the MC of the broadcast on Dec 9-10


What topics will be featured?

We’ll feature updates from right around the globe on a variety of industry elements, capturing views of experts, hearing from governments about their towards zero emissions ambitions and look ahead to what our future fleets might look like. Below are some of the key topics we hope to cover:

  • FMO 2.0 – How technology is shaping the FMO of the future
  • The evolving future of fuels
  • ADAS features saving lives – What the statistics say!
  • No access to OBD’s and who owns the data anyway?
  • New technology – Weighing up the risk?
  • Preparing for your future
  • Australia and net zero emissions
  • Service body challenges with increased safety technology
  • New technology – reducing accident repair costs
  • Road user charges – Are we ready?

What speakers will be involved?

We’ve got the who’s who of fleet management joining us on the line to talk about the issues that matter to  you!

  • Ashby Clarke (Hyundai Motor Company Australia)
  • Behyad Jafari (Electric Vehicle Council)
  • David Schneiders (Pedders Suspension & Brakes)
  • Dean Calapai (IntelliTrac)
  • Glen Tomlinson (Toyota Fleet Management)
  • Leonard Tham (Custom Fleet)
  • Kristian Handberg (AGL Energy)
  • Mark Bucknall (GEOTAB)
  • Mark Terrell (ANCAP)
  • Chris L’Ecluse (Teletrac Navman)
  • Philip Browne (Autorola Australia)
  • Philip Iannunzio (Toyota Motor Corporation Australia)
  • Ross Booth ( & RedBook)
  • Scott Nargar (Australian Hydrogen Council)
  • Shaun Janks (DingGo)
  • Stephen Bygrave (Climate Resilience / Net Zero Emissions)

Which segments of industry are welcome?

This event is open to all fields relating to the fleet and automotive sectors. You don’t need to be an AfMA member, you just need to register to watch.

How much does it cost?

This event is completely FREE to attend but you must pre-register, by clicking here.