ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has been recognized as a Bronze Stevie Award winner in the 9th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs) in the category of Best Association Event or Meeting for ARI’s fourth annual Global Fleet Conference.

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

ARI was honored for its 2011 Global Fleet Conference, a two-day meeting that brought together the members of Global Fleet Services (GFS), an alliance of premier fleet leasing companies established by ARI, and prominent global fleet managers of multinational corporations such as Bayer, Ingersoll Rand, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Shell, Servier, Veolia, Solvay, and more to address top global strategies and challenges currently facing fleets around the world. Participating GFS partners included ORIX from Asia and Australia, EQSTRA from Africa, and Renting and Total Fleet S.A. from South America.

ARI Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ARI Canada and Managing Director of Global Operations, Chris Conroy, said, “The fourth annual Global Fleet Conference last year in Brussels, Belgium served as a valuable forum where fleet leaders obtained a true global perspective on trends in global fleet management and shared their experiences and challenges. Congratulations to the team at ARI who have been recognized for their superb planning and execution of this important industry event.”

“Entries to the IBAs grew substantially this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Despite slow economic conditions in much of the world, the quality of nominations was outstanding, demonstrating that there are many companies that are innovating and growing regardless. We’re looking forward to celebrating this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners at our gala event in Seoul on October 15.”
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