ePortal August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Learn how to Navigate and Network Using Swapcard
  • Webcasts You Need at IAM Learning
  • New Zealand Halts Moving Companies
  • The Power of Gender Collaboration, Part 1
  • Supply Chain Issues Impacting the International Moving Industry
  • Introducing the 2021 Recipients of the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship
  • 16 Companies Set To Join IAM on Sept. 1
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Learn how to Navigate and Network Using Swapcard

Just like last year, IAM has chosen to use Swapcard as its technology provider for the . It is a tool that will knit together the in-person and virtual meeting experiences. This year there are some updates to the system, but much of it is the same - it will help you attend sessions, connect with your colleagues, and get the most out of the experience.

Webcasts You Need at IAM Learning

IAM Learning is your first stop for industry-leading education and connecting with colleagues during time-sensitive webcasts. Here are some of the upcoming sessions IAM has planned:

New Zealand Halts Moving Companies

reports that . During this alert level, , and moving companies are not on the list.

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The Power of Gender Collaboration, Part 1

is pleased to bring you a two-part series in the next leadership session which will take place on Aug. 25.


Based on the book , gender-in-the-workplace experts David G. Smith, PhD, and W. Brad Johnson, PhD show why and how men have a crucial role to play in promoting gender equality at work. A sociologist and a clinical psychologist, they are professors and former naval officers with a mission to help men become more effective allies, accomplices, mentors, and collaborators with women to create a more inclusive workplace.


The co-authors will be joined by Hall of Honor inductee Georgia Angell and Tim Helenthal. The second session will be held during the Annual Meeting in Orlando, open to in-person and virtual attendees.


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Sponsorship opportunities for both sessions are available. If you are interested, please contact .


Supply Chain Issues Impacting the International Moving Industry

The ongoing supply chain crisis continues to directly affect every facet of international commerce including the global moving industry.


that has been circulated to governmental regulatory bodies, industry stakeholders and customers. We encourage you to share with your customers.

Introducing the 2021 Recipients of the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship

IAM is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected to receive the 2021 :

  • Celine Akaliza, Student Member
  • Charlotte Long, Arrowdene Moving & Storage
  • Jackson Law, SEACORP
  • Macarena Scalia, NEDRAC
  • Mafube Ranthimo, Student Member
  • Nicholas Jones, Total Military Management
  • Roman Mahut, Student Member
  • Ryan Aubin, Total Military Management

In addition, the AFWSF Board of Directors was pleased to select Mafube Ranthimo as the recipient of the $2500 Jackie Agner Scholarship in recognition of his community service efforts in Lesotho.


Please join us in congratulating these deserving winners of the AFW Scholarship. More information on this year’s recipients will be circulated soon.

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16 Companies Set To Join IAM on Sept. 1

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


Canal Movers & Logistics Certified Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

have been accredited as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) for a further three years. CML was the first international moving company in Latin America and the Caribbean to receive the Authorized Economic Operator certificate back in 2018.

Alfa appoints Patrik Eriksson as Head of Nordic Sales & Business Development

Patrik Eriksson will join on October 1, 2021, as Head of Nordic Sales & Business Development. Patrik will be responsible for Sales & Business Development for the Alfa Group and will be located at our office in Stockholm.


Patrik comes to Alfa from SAAB where he is Head of Global Mobiltiy, he also has an extensive background in Moving. As Head of Nordic Sales & Business Development at Alfa, Patrik will take part in the Group Leadership Team where he will use his competence and experience to contribute to our company.

National Van Lines Promotes Laura Manning to Assistant VP of Customer Service and Quality

has promoted Laura Manning to Assistant Vice President of Customer Service and Quality (formerly known as Customer Experience & Quality). Starting with National Van Lines in January 2011 as Fleet Services CSA Auditor, Laura quickly moved up to Manager of Fleet Services in 2012 before assuming the Director of Fleet Services & Safety position in 2014. As Director of Fleet Services & Safety, Laura was instrumental in positioning National Van Lines’ Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores to the lowest they have ever been any other time in the company’s history.

ACE Relocation Systems Building a New 125,000 sq. ft. Facility in Orlando

From :

"We are thrilled to to announce that is in the process of building a new 125,000 sq. ft. facility in Orlando, FL that will be completed Spring of 2022! This is an exciting opportunity for Ace Relocation, and we want you to be excited too. We are growing to meet your business needs, and have currently put down 91,984 cubic yards or 5,073 truckloads of fill. We will continue to provide updates on the progress of the facility, so stay tuned!"

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