ePortal Feb. 3, 2021

February 03, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Upcoming Sessions at IAM Learning
  • IAM Podcast Starts Second Season
  • Terence Wee Joins YP Management Board
  • AFW Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
  • Industry Meetings Finalize New Dates
  • New Members for February
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Upcoming Sessions at IAM Learning

IAM Learning is your best firsts stop for industry-based education and collaborative learning. Here are the next few sessions planned. If you have not been part of these sessions in the past, you are missing out. Register now and bring a friend or colleague.

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IAM Podcast Starts Second Season

, now in its second season, has received some great reviews from members who enjoy being able to listen to IAM staff expound on the various stories in the . Want to get in front of the listeners and tell your story? We want you on the podcast. Everyone has a story to tell. to set up an interview. Do you want to interview or talk with another member? We can help you do that as well. All topics are welcome. We can't wait to hear from you.

Terence Wee Joins YP Management Board

Congratulations to of , who just joined the IAM Young Professionals Management Board. From his bio: "Terence is a professional with a decade of experience in the moving and logistics industry. He began his early days of his career by personally providing packing and moving services for Household Goods (HHGs), Corporate Relocation and Workplace Logistics needs. He is particularly passionate and skilled in providing C-Suite, VP and D-Level Executive and VIP International HHGs Moving and has personally handled corporate office move management with over 1000 headcount including installation and set up." Thank you for your service to your association, Terence!

AFW Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) is the cornerstone of the International Association of Movers’ scholastic assistance initiative. Named for distinguished Association founder and General Counsel Emeritus Alan F. Wohlstetter, the fund benefits the employees of IAM member companies and their dependents, as well as students. The AFW Scholarship Fund awards scholarships of US $5,000 each to students who are pursuing degrees in logistics and transportation. The application deadline is May 1.

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Industry Meetings Finalize New Dates

Both FIDI and EuRA have confirmed dates for their upcoming meetings. will be Aug. 29 to Sep. 1 in Vienna, Austria. until 2022, scheduled for March 28 to April 1 next year. Keep up to date with industry events on the . Please send additions and changes to .

New Members for February

Every month, IAM publishes . This is the list of your new business partners brought to you by IAM. Click on the map above to get a better view of where your new colleagues are.

Alleged Debtor List

IAM keeps a list of companies that have been alleged to have unsettled debts with other member companies. , as it is updated often.



Member News


John Alianello Named President and Chief Operating Officer at MiniMoves®

Jack Arslanian, the Founder and CEO of MiniMoves, Inc. has announced the promotion of John Alianello to the dual role of President and COO of MiniMoves, an interstate household goods carrier providing consumer, corporate, military, and senior moving services.


John has been in the household goods moving industry for over 35 years. He has held executive positions in Sales, Sales Management, Operations, Compliance, including responsibility for over 300 brand-affiliated agents/franchise moving & storage transportation companies. John has served as a Board Member of the American Moving & Storage Association AMSA, on the Council for California Moving & Storage Association CMSA, and a member of the International Association of Movers. John is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Law.

Death of Mr. Wladimir Alvares de Mello of Metropolitan Transports

Received via email:

With great sorrow, we regret to inform the death of our dear friend & colleague Wladimir Alvares de Mello, President, Metropolitan Transports S.A. in Brazil.


We express our most sincere condolences, for this irreparable loss, to his children, Pedro, Thiago, Nicolau, and Cristina Mello, his wife, Mrs. Marta Mello, as well as to all the Alvares Mello family, and Metropolitan Transports family.


We raise a prayer on his behalf; may the Lord grant him eternal peace and provide his family with the necessary strength to overcome this difficult time.


Condolences to:

Pedro Mello pedro.mello@metropolitan.com.br

Regina Atallah regina@metropolitan.com.br

Fabricio Bertoldo fabricio.bertoldo@metropolitan.com.br

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