FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, is to host its second Members’ Conference later this year. Following its inaugural event at the National Conference Centre in Solihull last November, FORS has revealed it will return to the impressive conference facility again on 17 October 2017.
The first FORS Members’ Conference, widely seen by industry observers as FORS establishing itself as the UK’s leading best practice accreditation scheme, attracted over 350 delegates and 25 exhibitors. High-profile speakers from across the transport spectrum covered the full range of issues concerning safety, efficiency and the environment. FORS was also able to present details of its updated FORS Standard v4.0.
The 2016 conference, supported by headline sponsor VisionTrack, was also an opportunity to celebrate key milestones that were reached in the previous 12 months, including the 4000th accredited FORS member, the 500th FORS Silver member, the 150th FORS Gold member, and the 500th FORS Practitioner.
“We were delighted with the response from delegates,” said FORS Director, John Hix, “in fact, it became apparent very soon after the conference that we would be staging another, and, very likely making it an annual event in the transport calendar.”
FORS ended 2016 with an overall membership increase of 22% compared to 2015. A rise of 49% in FORS Gold membership, and 69% in FORS Silver membership, clearly demonstrating FORS members’ commitment to the scheme while enjoying the many benefits that membership provides.
FORS will be releasing further details of its second Members’ Conference over the Summer.
“We expect 2017 to be another dynamic year for FORS,” said John Hix, “and our second FORS Members’ Conference will be an undoubted highlight for us. Until then, we will continue to focus our efforts on helping our members work towards safer, greener and more efficient operations,” he said.
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