assim como a realização do II Fórum Jurídico e do XII Fórum Nacional da
ABLA, este último somente com palestras voltadas aos interesses diretos
O Conselho Gestor também seguirá trabalhando junto ao BNDES,
além das instituições financeiras públicas e privadas, para gerar novas
linhas de crédito para as locadoras e, em paralelo, já aproximou a ABLA
do Sest/Senat para oferecer mais cursos de capacitação. Para comple-
mentar, ainda buscará viabilizar uma nova pesquisa setorial junto a insti-
tutos de renome, que já estão sendo selecionados para essa tarefa.
Em Brasília, por meio da assessoria parlamentar, a ABLA permanecerá
acompanhando de perto todos os projetos de lei ligados ao nosso setor e
prestará todo o apoio possível para o crescimento da Fenaloc (Federação
Nacional das Locadoras), que atuará mais fortemente para dar ainda mais
peso à defesa dos direitos das locadoras.
Por tudo isso, tanto a atual como as bem-sucedidas administrações
anteriores fizeram valer a máxima de que um setor forte só é feito a
partir de uma associação também cada vez mais forte.
2014 was undoubtedly one of the most productive, effective
and efficient years in ABLA’s history, continuing on the great work
by previous administrations. Under the leadership of President Paulo
Nemer, the Management Board renewed much of the Regional Board
of Directors and with them held the VIII National ABLA Convention, at
which members expressed their needs and suggested solutions to the
main challenges they face.
From the extensive material collected and recorded, the 12
Management Board members moved on to draw up the Strategic
Action Plan for the coming years: internal communications, external
communications, review of the articles of association, enhancement
of business partnerships, expansion of training courses, new product
development, support for regional boards and young leaders, improving
member events and improving internal processes.
In 2014, the Management Board also renewed its bimonthly
publication distributed free of charge to the entire membership, with
themes more geared to providing services to rental and leasing agencies.
And in the midst all this the president, Paulo Nemer, made a
special effort to bring about the National Vehicle Rental and Leasing
Industry Show (ABLA Show), which in 2014 was held in partnership
with the International Motor Show. Juan Pablo de Vera, president of
Reed Exhibitions, the company responsible for this great event, opened
the show, recognizing the importance of the presence of ABLA and
its members, who are the biggest customers of the automakers who
launch their products there. The ABLA Show thus saved physical and
financial resources for the association and, at the same time, secured a
unprecedented visibility for the sector.
At the same time, ABLA also held 12 training course steps for
businesspeople and rental / lease professionals in several cities in Brazil.
More than 150 people took part and the research done after each stage
showed that more than 90% rate them “excellent” and “good.”
Also in 2014, ABLA held the First Car Rental and Leasing Industry
Legal Form for lawyers, legal counsel, the representative associations
and rental and leasing companies, in Brasilia. And another important
innovation was the creation of ABLA Youth, which brings together the
future generations of the association and rental / leasing companies,
aged from 18 to 35.
It is important to say the directors of ABLA also made some small
adjustments to the association’s bylaws, to improve management. The
association hired a Commercial Director to work more intensely with
automakers, banks and other business partners of the rental / leasing
companies to bring in solutions that benefit members.
In 2015 ABLA will reap even more from what it planted in 2014.
While establishing the calendar of work for ABLA Youth, the members
of the Management Board will work more on the efforts covered in the
Strategic Plan and, through President Paulo Nemer, ABLA will work
closely with Reed Exhibitions to ensure the sector is represented at the
2016 Motor Show.
Also planned are 20 stages of ABLA training throughout Brazil, as
well as the II Legal Forum and the XII National ABLA Forum, the latter
comprising talks for members only.
The Management Board will continue working with Brazil’s
development bank, BNDES, and public and private financial institutions
to generate new lines of credit for rental and leasing companies, and
ABLA has already approached SEST / SENAT to offer more training
courses. In addition, it will also seek to carry out a survey of the sector
with renowned institutes, which are now being selected for this purpose.
In Brasilia, through a lobbyist, ABLA is keeping a close watch on
all the draft bills related to our industry and will provide all the support
possible for the growth of the National Federation of Rental and leasing
Companies (FENALOC), which will work harder in the defense of the
rights of rental and leasing companies.
The past and current administrations have, then, applied the maxim
that a strong sector is only possible with a strong association.
A strong association
Carlos Cesar Rigolino Junior
Vice-Presidente do Conselho Nacional da ABLA.
Vice-President of ABLA’s National Board.