Columbus to Host National Green Vehicle Fleet Conference
The Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo promotes alternative fuels to public, private vehicle fleets
(Columbus, OH) — Clean Fuels Ohio, the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), and The 100 Best Fleets in North America, are partnering to host the inaugural Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo Sept. 23- 24, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The two-day event is focused on the education and promotion of alternative fuel vehicles, electric vehicles, and efficiency technologies for public and private fleets.
“We are honored to host the Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo here in Columbus,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “The City of Columbus is proud of the strides we have made in greening our fleet and look forward to sharing our successes and learning best practices from others.”
The conference will feature educational breakout sessions covering topics such as the petroleum price debate, fleet analysis and planning, available grants and incentives, and a future technology forum. Attendees will also have the option to take tours of nearby industry sites including Honda of America and Parker Hannifin manufacturing plants. In addition, the OSU Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) will host a tour on day two of the conference.
Clean Fuels Ohio will announce the 2015 Ohio Green Fleets Wednesday evening of the forum. The awardees will be designated as one, three, or five-star certified Ohio Green Fleets based on quantifiable improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency and environmental performance.
Day two of the conference will include The Green Fleet Awards hosted by Tom Johnson, author of 100 Best Fleets in North America. During this session, Johnson will announce the top 50 green fleets in the nation, an award based evaluation of key categories including fleet composition, fuel type, emissions, and more.
“We only learn from the best and the top 50 green fleets are just that,” said Johnson. “Fresh, smart, decisive information you can act on now. This one conference could shorten your learning curve by five years.”
Tickets are available online along with a limited number of discounted hotel rooms. Discounted ticket rates and scholarships are available. To register or learn more about the Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo, visit our website at www.midwestgreenfleets.com.
100 Best Fleets in North America recognizes fleets across the country that achieve excellence in fleet management and leadership based on 12 criteria that are the universal drivers of change and excellence in any operation. Visit the100bestfleets.com for more information.
The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) works to improve the quality of service in the public sector by providing a forum for the free exchange of experience, technical knowledge, ideas and opinions that enhance the delivery of public services and promote the personal and professional growth of its members.
Clean Fuels Ohio is a statewide nonprofit that strives to improve air quality and health, reduce environmental pollution and strengthen Ohio’s economy by increasing the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and energy-saving vehicles. Learn more at www.cleanfuelsohio.org