2015 Schedule of Events

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Monday, August 17
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
Tuesday, August 18
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
10:00am - 3:00pm
Ride & Drive Event
Location: Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

Attendees will be bussed to the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), just 20 min away. Busses will depart to/from the Hilton Hotel (6th St doors). We will have multiple busses on rotation throughout the day. Attendees will be able to test drive the latest vehicles from Chevrolet, Chrysler & Ford, observe several static displays and chat with salespeople on hand. A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided at the event.

Sponsored by Chevrolet, FCA (formerly Chrysler) & Ford Motor Company
Wednesday, August 19
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
8:30am - 9:00am
Opening Welcome Session
Location: Wisconsin Center

Presenter: Scott D. Coy, PFE Chair
9:15am - 3:15pm
Vehicle Manufacturer Dialogues
Location: Wisconsin Center

During this session, each vehicle manufacturer addresses new vehicle model updates; service information; new programs and current issues focusing on police certified vehicles and other models used for various police functions. Attendees will have the opportunity to address the manufacturers with questions and/or concerns. Hear from the manufacturer experts on how to improve your fleet and inform your command of recent cutting-edge technology.

Class Objectives:
  • Get up-to-date information on current and future vehicle plans.
  • Learn what’s new for the model year so you can begin planning your purchases.
  • Learn about service concerns possibly affecting your fleet.
  • Get one-on-one time with manufacturers to address your concerns.
  • Obtain key contact information from each manufacturer to assist you after the Expo.
9:15am - 10:30am - MANUFACTURER
10:45am - 12:00pm - MANUFACTURER
12:00pm - 1:25pm - Lunch On Your Own
2:00pm - 3:15pm - MANUFACTURER
3:30pm - 5:00pm - SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Thursday, August 20
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
8:30am - 9:45am
Agency Sessions
Join others with similar fleet concerns in this very popular session. The free exchange of information among attendees and manufacturer representatives is key to the success of these sessions. Moderators will help keep the conversation going, however they typically need only to make sure you leave in time for the concurrent sessions!

Small Agency; Up to 50 Vehicles
Location: Wisconsin Center

Medium Agency; 50 – 150 Vehicles
Location: Wisconsin Center

Large and Federal Agencies; More than 150 Vehicles
Location: Wisconsin Center
9:45am - 9:55am
10:00am - 11:00am
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, and 3

1. Fleet 101
Location: Wisconsin Center

A staple of Police Fleet Expo, Mr. Bill DeRousse will once again lead this popular session which gives the attendee a wealth of information to take back to their agencies. It will add the basic tools of fleet management to your war chest whether you are the officer who just inherited the fleet, a new professional, or the seasoned vet who is looking for a different point of view.

2. Graphics
Location: Wisconsin Center

For many in the United States, we have moved to graphics which border on art. With all the new technology, we can make a police vehicle look like anything, but simplicity may be the better solution. Dave Martine, of the Artworks, will share with us the use of new and old technologies commonly found in liveries across Europe. Passive safety technology is available now and though we may not be ready for the Battenberg, we should look more at what they are doing overseas. The session will also introduce great new technology just finding its way to the United States.

3. Tie It All Together: An Upfitter Perspective
Location: Wisconsin Center

Often, fleet managers have unrealistic ideas of the upfitting process. This session will host a panel of upfitters who will share with you their practices and provide you with the information you will need to not be left sitting with an impound lot full of new vehicles and what you can do to make sure you have what you need with planning and a reasonable expectation of shipping and build times.
11:15am - 12:15am
Concurrent Sessions 4, 5, and 6

4. Fleet Accident Reconstruction
Location: Wisconsin Center

In a perfect world, we would have prevention methods in place to keep out fleets from the body shops, but accidents do happen! Join us for this session to gain insight on the reconstruction process and what the important information gained can do for you as a fleet manager.

5. Vehicle Leasing
Location: Wisconsin Center

To lease or not to least, that is the question which will be answered by the professionals sharing their information during this informative session. For many, leasing will open up a new world where the unaffordable become obtainable and a means by which the clunker can finally be put to pasture.

6. In-Car IT
Location: Wisconsin Center

What the latest offering from key providers of in-vehicle IT. Join our manufacturers in this discussion on the latest offering for police vehicle computing power. The perfect session to gear you up to engage those presenting on the exhibit floor!
12:15pm - 1:25pm
Lunch On Your Own
1:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Wisconsin Center, Hall AB
Friday, August 21
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
9:00am - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Wisconsin Center, Hall AB
1:05pm - 1:55pm
Lunch On Your Own
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions 7 and 8

7. Whole Life Costing
Location: Wisconsin Center

As budgets get tighter and tighter, this session’s importance reigns high as a must attend. The class will leave you with the necessary tools to go back to your management and make a sound fiscal argument for the fleet you need. Does the least expensive sticker price equate to the least expensive to operate? Not necessarily.

8. Vehicle Replacement
Location: Wisconsin Center

Join us for a session on the process of vehicle replacement. Learn the ins and outs of requests for information, writing vehicle specifications and gain the knowledge you need to lead the entire process from start to finish.
3:00pm - 4:15pm
1. Tire Forensics
Location: Wisconsin Center

Far and away the most popular session we offer, the teams from Goodyear and Firestone join forces to provide you with what can best be described as PFE Infotainment. There is nothing simple about tire maintenance, wear and failure; this session will bring to light many of the interesting facts surrounding the rubber which meets the road.
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Wrap-up and Adjourn
Location: Wisconsin Center

Moderator: Mr. Scott D. Coy, PFE Chair

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Wisconsin Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Milwaukee IL 53202

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