Ctrack, a leading global vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company, and Standard Bank, one of South Africa’s leading financial institutions, have again teamed up to host the third annual TruckX exhibition and conference taking place on Tuesday, 2 August 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
The event will focus on providing insights to fleet owners and operators in tackling the issues that they face today. To encourage most of our clients to attend this important industry event, Ctrack is offering all clients a 30% discount on tickets to this year’s TruckX Conference and Expo.
What to expect
TruckX has grown exponentially since its launch in 2014, with more than 700 delegates that attended last year’s event. This year it will again facilitate interactive panel discussions, featuring a powerful line-up of industry experts to offer businesses a one-day platform to reflect on issues critical to the industry, developments and opportunities.
Speakers that will present at the conference include economist Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist of the Efficient Group, Outa chairman Wayne Duvenage and CEO of RAC Group Eugene Herbert. Popular South African comedian Joey Rasdien will be the Master of Ceremonies to lighten some of the messages.
The event will furthermore include an exhibition, which will provide a platform for fleet owners to engage with companies that play a key role in the trucking and logistics sector. Current, new and innovative products, technologies and initiatives will be featured.
Topping the agenda for this year’s conference is analysing local and global industry trends over the last three decades, how the industry transformed and looking into the future. In-depth discussions surrounding the current economic climate and its impact on the industry will also take place, as well as concerns around the safety of truck drivers.
“In the transport world, turnaround time is everything, and as such we appreciate the fact that fleet owners will take time out of their busy schedule to attend this event. Our goal is to provide insightful and relevant information that will add significant value to their day-to-day operations,” said Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions.
“With its expertise in transport, fleet management and renewed supplier focus, Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance understands the demands and stresses for industry players, especially in the current economic and regulatory climate,” said Toni Fritz, Head of Vehicle and Asset Finance, Business Markets at Standard Bank. “This is why we are proud to be the main banking sponsor for TruckX for the third year running. Fleet owners can look forward to a comprehensive discussion on the current hot industry topics, new developments and all things trucking to keep you Moving Forward.”
Book your tickets now
Ctrack Clients: To ensure that you get the 30% discount, please contact Susanna Voysey to obtain a promo code BEFORE booking tickets on the TruckX website. Also, remember to have your Ctrack Account Number han
Joey Rasdien has earned the title of “The Thinking Man’s Comedian” – his comedy is thought provoking and intellectual. His ability to read an audience and situations with consummate professionalism is refreshing. He remains hysterically funny, deeply perceptive and a delight to watch.
Joey has performed internationally and is a regular on both the big and small screens, and a firm favourite on public stages. His experience in the financial industry is an advantage when relating to a corporate audience which makes him a sought after facilitator/entertainer at conferences and Blue Chip corporate events – He is referred to as the “King of Corporates” by his peers.
Founder: Alta Swanepoel and Associates
Ms Swanepoel is a legal consultant specializing in the development of transport and related policies and planning and drafting of road traffic and transport legislation. She has been drafting road traffic and transport legislation and do refresher training courses on the amendments to legislation to law enforcement officers and the transport industry.
She also drafted the regulations to the Road Traffic Acts 1989 and 1996 and was a member of the South African Road Traffic Sign Manufacturers’ Association (SARTSMA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Furthermore, she drafted the South African and SADC road traffic sign regulations.
She has been involved in AARTO awareness training and information sessions since 1998, and has conducted awareness sessions on a continuous basis over the last 14 years.
Ms Swanepoel was also involved in the development of standards and guidelines for the use of breathalysers, speed measuring equipment and weigh bridges. She was responsible for conducting workshops to explain technical legislation to the transport industry.
She was appointed as a special prosecutor to assist with the prosecution overloading cases from 2000 to 2011, and still assists with matters in this regard.
Ms Swanepoel is also a part time lecturer at the University of Johannesburg in Road Traffic and AARTO legislation.
Founder, Director and Chief Economist of the Efficient Group
Dawie is a nationally renowned economist, with 30 years’ experience. He specialises in monetary and fiscal policy and is involved with the management of client asset portfolios. Dawie was ranked the most referenced economists in the media by Mediatenor for 2015. He has been the anchor presenter of the television program Ontbytsake for the past 12 years.
Md: Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions
Hein is the Managing Director of Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions, a subsidiary of Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq:MIFI). Among others, he is responsible for overseeing the Ctrack Fleet Management branches and Ctrack Mzansi, which employs over 270 staff members. Hein joined the business in 2000, at which time it was already an established fleet management solutions provider. For the last 16 years, he has been intimately involved in the transport industry and, more specifically, fleet management solutions. In 2006, Hein was appointed as Director of Ctrack Fleet Management, and in January 2011 he was appointed Managing Director of Ctrack’s fleet division.
Hein has been married for 21 years and has a five-year-old son. He enjoys nature, and his hobbies are reading, 4×4 and hunting. A great admirer of the American business magnate Warren Buffet, Hein is very passionate about the principles of business management.
Schooled in Kwa-Zulu Natal and a B.Sc. graduate from University of Natal, Wayne has three decades experience in the Travel, Tourism and Transport industries. Previously Chief Executive of Avis, President of SAVRALA and a Board Member of the Tourism Business Council of SA.
Wayne has chaired the OUTA initiative since its inception in 2012 and is also the Managing Director at Excentris, a company that enables customer centric culture change within organisations.
He is married with three children.
His most loved quote is by Tyree Scott, who once said: “It’s generally problematic to leave the people who created a problem in charge of finding the solution.”
Head: Business Vehicle and Asset Finance, Standard Bank
Toni Fritz joined Standard Bank in 1995 and has worked in various roles over the last 20 years, starting at branch level. Almost half of her career has been focused on providing services or products to business banking clients. She is passionate about making a difference in the everyday lives of her clients and believes that the key to any successful relationship lies in listening to what her clients need and ensuring that her business unit remains focused on the client and equipment suppliers and manufacturers to deliver value to the market. She enjoys travelling and experiencing what life has to offer with her husband and son, both locally and internationally.
Global General Manager: Ctrack
Cobus has served as Global General Manager of Ctrack since March 2016. Prior to this, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for DigiCore Holdings Ltd for three years, where he had the responsibility of finance and business processes for the group. Mr Grové started his career at Deloitte as a Trainee Accountant in 2006, and remained with the firm for another year as manager specialising in the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). He then moved to the Innovation Group, a subsidiary of a UK-listed entity, where he was appointed as the executive of the Finance Department. During this period, Mr Grové also lectured the Accounting Honours programme of the National School of Accounting. In 2009, he started as a senior lecturer in the Accounting Honours programme at the University of Johannesburg. In 2011, Mr Grové was appointed as associate director at EY, specialising in the interpretation and application of IFRS for a period of two years. In 2015, Mr Grové was presented the Compliance and Governance Award at the annual CFO South Africa Awards – by far the youngest nominated CFO.
CEO: Rac Group
Eugene Herbert started his career in the motoring industry in 1975 as both the owner of a risk management company and a motoring journalist. Over the years he gained a wealth of insight into not only the performance of vehicles, but the people who drive them as well. He used this knowledge to start his own company, the RAC Group, which has evolved into a multifaceted training company which offers programmes ideally suited to South African drivers. It is now an ISO 9001 company.
Corporations use Eugene’s experience in risk management to strategize the management of their drivers and fleets. He has assisted many companies in improving their driving standards and safety, security procedures in cases of hijacking and kidnapping, and application of AARTO legislation. The training is developed to meet international standards and is currently being exported to a number of other countries.
Eugene has a certificate in Road Transport from University of Johannesburg (previously the Rand Afrikaans University). His is also the holder of a 2003 Guinness World Land Speed Record for towing a caravan at a high speed. He was also a Director of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators for four years. Eugene sits on the board of non-profit organisations the Road Safety Organisation and Wheel Well.
As Eugene is dedicated to promoting road safety, he is motivated to continually develop training programs which is a source of great pride for him. Through his programs there is potential to reduce road carnage and dramatically improve road safety. His objectives tie-in with the United Nations, which aims to reduce accidents by 50% over the next ten years.
Eugene has extensive experience in a number of areas including, driver training in commercial and heavy duty vehicles, fleet management, advanced driving techniques, psychometric and on-the-road driver assessments, vehicle recovery and, of course, experience in road safety. As such, he is a great source for expert opinion on the many challenges South African drivers face.
Dr. David Molapo
Head: Fleet Management, Standard Bank
David joined Standard Bank as the Head: Fleet Management in August 2010. Prior to joining Standard Bank, he worked for Anglo American Platinum for 10 years in various divisions ranging from chemistry, commercial and strategy long term planning (mineral resource management). David holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry (University of Ottawa) and a MBA (Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria), enjoys sports as well as mentoring young up and coming leaders.
Adrian van Tonder
Senior Manager, RTMS
Adrian is currently employed with Barloworld Transport as the general manager responsible for fleet, RTMS and PBS within the business. He has a strong technical background ranging from Aircraft technology to transport management. He also lectured and trained internal and external stakeholders for a well-known truck manufacturer on areas such as vehicle maintenance and the associated commercial vehicle technology. He has vast experience in fleet compliance and legislation. In his current role, Adrian has been one of the key team members on the RTMS certification process and is responsible for innovation and design of PBS solutions within Barloworld Transport. Through his involvement with RTMS, Adrian was selected and currently serves as Chairman of the RTMS national steering committee.
Head: Corporate and Commercial Division, Standard Bank
Nigel holds a B.Com. Degree in Finance and Accounting; and numerous insurance qualifications. He has amassed almost 15 years’ experience in Personal, Commercial and Corporate insurance, having worked extensively in transport insurance. This experience includes working both as a broker and as an insurer. Nigel is currently the Head of Corporate and Business insurance at Standard Bank Insurance Brokers and is extremely passionate and committed to the insurance industry. He is married and has one son.
The Scott Byers Network Pty Ltd Providing Expert Bi Since 1975
Peter joined the company in Jan 1998 and spent 9 years forging new ideas and cementing himself with business intelligence and insight, following in the footsteps of Ian Byers who founded the company in 1969, After developing from maintaining the largest managed Truck Industry Database system (TIDs) available in South Africa which currently has just over 35000 truck and fleet operators information.
After spending 5 years overseas in the UK, Peter returned to The Scott Byers Network in Jan 2012 fresh with new ideas, technology and insight.
Passionate about adding value to clients’ needs and providing specific business intelligence in today’s volatile business environment by providing meaningful real time feedback from customers with the latest technology and mobile connectivity.