LAF 2016 Conference & Expo

    April 14, 2016
    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Blvd.
    Lafayette, LA 70506


    April 14, 2016 | Cajundome Conference Center | Lafayette, LA
    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Has your fleet been enjoying this year's low fuel prices? What are you doing to prepare for the inevitable price surges? Learn how you can put your savings from today's low fuel prices to work in your fleet TODAY to help you stabilize your fuel costs for years to come.  

    Register today to attend the Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo! Always Free and always fun and informative. 

    Who Should Attend? 

    • Public and Private Fleet Managers
    • Safety Officials
    • Alternative Fuel Stakeholders
    • Elected Officials and Policy Makers
    • Anyone Interested in Learning More About Alternative Fuels


    Whether you are a veteran AFV Fleet operator or you are looking at alternative fuels for the first time, you will find top-notch educational sessions that will help you stay on top of the latest information and make informed purchasing decisions. 


    Keynote Speaker: Mike Britt, Director of Maintenance & Engineering International Operations, Ground Fleet UPS

    UPS Green Fleet: UPS portfolio of Alternative Fuel Vehicles World Wide

    Michael has spent 29 years at UPS. He has worked in different capacities spending time in operations, industrial engineering and automotive engineering. For 10 years he worked in California as the Region Automotive Engineering Manager and has a clear understanding of the environmental concerns in that state. Michael has led efforts in alternative fuel projects and technology development for the domestic fleet and recently for the international fleet. These projects include compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, electric technology, hydrogen fuel cells, and hybrid vehicle development including both hybrid electric and hydraulic hybrid technologies.

    Presently, he manages maintenance and engineering for all international operations and continues to manage fleet sustainability issues globally for UPS.

    He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Technical Advisory Group to the America Trucking Association, Calstart Board Chair, Clean Cites Board Member and served with The United Way as a member of the Board of Directors in several locations.


    LAF 2016 Agenda

    Wednesday, April 13th

    3:00 – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up
    6:00 – 8:00 PM Reception

    Thursday, April 14th

    7:30 – 8:30 AM  Registration | Exhibiting | Breakfast
    8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome & Clean Cities Update
    9:00 – 9:45AM Plenary Session: AFV Critical Issues Update: Safety & Emissions Compliance Regulations
    9:45 – 10:15 AM General Session: Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Utility Rate Design: the devil's in the details
    10:15 – 10:30 AM Clean Fuel Leader Awards
    10:30 – 11:15 AM Keynote Address: Mike Britt, UPS Green Fleet: UPS Portfolio of Alternative Fuel Vehicles World-Wide

    11:15 - 11:30 AM

    15 Minute Break 
    11:30 – 12:15 PM

    Breakout Session #1

    • Gaseous Fuel Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Facility Design
    • Idle Reduction Technologies: How to Lower Your Fuel Consumption and Save Money

    12:15 – 1:00 PM  Lunch in Expo Hall
    1:00 – 1:45 PM 

    Breakout Session #2

    • Advances in Electric Vehicles & Workplace Charging
    • Success Stories: Propane School Bus Fleets  

    1:45 – 2:15 PM 

    Breakout Session #3

    • #FindYourPark: How Clean Cities Partnerships are Making National Parks Greener
    • Applying for Grants – Tips You Can Really Use 

    2:00 - 3:00 PM 

    Expo Hall Opens 

    • Ride & Drive (3PM)
    • Tours depart from Expo hall (3PM)



    • Mike Britt, Director of Maintenance & Engineering International Operations, Ground Fleet UPS
    • John Gonzales, Senior Engineer, Advanced Vehicle Deployment at the National Renewable Energy Lab  
    • Jenna VanHarpen, Blue Bird
    • Mark Denton, VP of Business Development, Blossman Autogas
    • Bill Williams, Business Development Manager, Telefonix
    • Greg Upton, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University
    • John A Thornton, President, CleanFuture, Inc.
    • Mark Baer, Senior Green Fleet Specialist, Altec Industries
    • Dale Hill, Founder, Proterra
    • William A. (Bill) Davis, Director, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium
    • Johnathan Overly, Executive Director of East Tennessee Clean Cities Coalition
    • Rebecca Otte, Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership
    • Ann Shaneyfelt, Louisiana Clean Fuels


    New and Notable for 2016!

    • Large Indoor Expo Hall & Vehicle Display!
    • Ride & Drive Event
    • Free Reception on April 13th 
    • Louisiana Clean Fuel Leader Awards 

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    Lanyard Sponsor:


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    Confirmed Exhibitors:

    AmeriGas | NAFTC | Nissan USA | Renewable Energy Group | UPS | TruStar | Courtesy Lincoln: Lafayette | Louisiana Propane Gas Association | Westport | Alliance Auto Gas CRPC | Telefonix | Ferrellgas | ICOM | Solar Alternatives

    Book your stay now! 

    LCF has secured a block at the Hilton Garden Inn: Lafayette Cajundome. To book a room in the LCF block and receive the discounted price of $114 for April 13, call (337) 291-1977 or click here. Use the code CLEAN1.

    Don't miss the Reception!

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 6pm-8pm | Cafe Vermilionville: Lafayette, LA
    Join us for live music, drinks, food and fun! Registration is free! Click here to RSVP!

    Interested in sponsoring the conference?
    Contact Lauren at [email protected]!




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