New stars at ‘Fleet 2020’ ICFM Conference

Guest speakers now Sally Gunnell OBE and Charley Boorman

21 October 2015 – Williams Conference Centre, Grove, Oxfordshire

Sally Gunnell OBE, former British track and field athlete who won a Gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and Charley Boorman, TV presenter, travel writer and actor, are the new guest speakers at ‘Fleet 2020’, the 2015 annual national members’ conference of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM). And Arval has been signed up as a new sixth secondary sponsor.

The ICFM conference takes place on Wednesday October 21 at the Williams Conference Centre, Grove, Oxfordshire and is kindly hosted by headline sponsor PPG, the world's leading coatings and speciality products and services company. Co-sponsoring the ICFM conference for a fourth successive year is FMG, the UK's leading independent provider of fleet incident management and specialist vehicle recovery services. Secondary sponsors are Alphabet, Arval, BCA, Jaama, Rightsure and Thrifty.

Chairman of the ICFM, Paul Hollick commented: “Unfortunately, our original guest speaker Phil Tufnell had to pull out at the last minute due to BBC filming commitments but we are delighted to have replaced him with not one but two star guest speakers! Sally Gunnell OBE will be appearing in the morning and Charley Boorman in the afternoon.

“Sally Gunnell OBE, the Essex girl who captured the hearts of a nation, remains the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. Following her retirement from international athletics, Sally has developed a new career as a television presenter and motivational speaker.

“Charley Boorman is probably best known as a modern day adventurer after his two motorcycle rides with fellow actor Ewan McGregor in the Long Way Round and Long Way Down series plus his solo adventure, By Any Means.

“Panellists for our in-dialogue session ‘The Landscape Today – Fleet 2020’ include Robin Hayles, sustainable fuel development manager at Hyundai, speaking on fuel cell technology; Howard Cox, founder of FairFuelUK on fuel costs; Hugh Boyes of the University of Warwick, leading specialist on cyber security; and Ben Creswick, business development director at FMG, talking about technological advances in incident management.

“In addition, we have a special presentation on developments in advanced engineering within F1 by Paul McNamara, technical director, at Williams Advanced Engineering.

“As a not-for-profit education and training organisation, our awards presentation is an essential part of our conference and our awardees will be privileged to have their certificates presented to them by Charley Boorman.

“I believe that the 160 plus delegates so far registered are in for a real treat, especially as afterwards there will be tours of Sir Frank Williams' private Grand Prix Collection which houses more than 40 of the team's seminal race cars. It is the largest private collection of Formula 1 cars in the world, charting the team's 38-year F1 history.”

The annual national members’ conference will commence at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm. ICFM members will be allowed to bring one guest with them free of charge.

Last minute registrations are still possible. ICFM members should complete the online booking form at www.icfm.com for their free attendance. The deadline for all registrations is Friday 16 October 2015.

For further press information, please contact Jeremy Snook at JSPR on 01235 227572. Mobile: 07957 867139. E-mail: jeremy.snook@jspr.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

ICFM

The Institute of Car Fleet Management is the UK's only independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the education, recognising the achievements and advancing the profession of car and van fleet management.

Established in 1992, the Institute connects people involved in vehicle fleet management, promotes excellence in car and van fleet management practices and delivers the industry sector’s premier education programmes. Externally accredited vocational qualifications include the Introductory Certificate, the Certificate and the Diploma in Car Fleet Management.

ICFM is winner of the first Fleet News Training Award 2010.

For more information, visit www.icfm.com

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ICFM The Institute of Car Fleet Management is the UK's only independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the education, recognising the achievements and advancing the profession of car fleet management. Established in 1992, the Institute connects people involved in car fleet management, promotes excellence in car fleet management practices and delivers the industry sector’s premier education programmes. Externally accredited vocational qualifications include the Introductory Certificate, the Certificate and the Diploma in Car Fleet Management. ICFM is winner of the first Fleet News Training Award 2010.