Fleet Moves to Find Its Next Normal at Successful AFLA Conference

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By Rich Mallek, Director of Business Development, FLD Remarketing

Like many of the attendees at last week’s annual Automotive Fleet Leasing Association (AFLA) conference, I was decidedly unsure how the event would turn out.

After more than 18 months of virtual meetings and halting interactions, I wondered whether my colleagues in fleet were ready for what usually turns out to be several days of face to face meetings, close contact with long-time friends, and commiserating with people we may not have met before.

Especially considering that the annual NAFA show held the previous month in Pittsburgh had a markedly smaller crowd than years past, and many notable participants in NAFA’s usually bustling conference floor missing in action.

As I boarded my flight to San Antonio, many unanswered questions swirled in my head.