FedFleet, the year’s biggest conference for federal fleet managers, officially begins tomorrow in Chicago (although lots of folks are there already, attending agency-sponsored meetings and getting ready for tonight’s welcome reception at Chicago’s Navy Pier).
I’m flying out this afternoon from Washington, but before I do I thought I’d share a few interesting facts that come directly from Becky Rhodes, deputy associate administrator of govermentwide policy at the General Services Administration, which is hosting the conference:
- 1,490 people were registered to attend the conference as of July 17, which is up slightly from the 1,449 people who attended last year’s event.
- 38 percent of attendees are new to FedFleet, which Rhodes attributed to significant employee turnover at agencies.
- 164 exhibitors will showcase their goods or services, up from 145 last year.
- 22 agency meetings will be taking place during the conference, up from 16 last year.
- While most of the conference is devoted to vehicle fleets, 25 hours of training are devoted to aviation fleet managers.