IAM-YP Newsletter: August 2023

August 10, 2023

In this Issue:

  • Rising Star Award
  • 150+ YPs Registered for Annual Meeting
  • Generation Z in the Business World: Shaping a Purposeful, Inclusive, and Sustainable Future
  • Is Remote Work Here to Stay?
  • Exploring Trends, Innovation, & Generational Dynamics
  • Multiply your value through the Member-Get-a-Member program
  • YP Spotlight
  • Welcome New IAM-YP Joins
  • IAM Country Guides
  • IAM is on Instagram!

150+ YPs Registered for Annual Meeting

Young professionals attending the IAM Annual Meeting & Trade Show hold significant importance for their personal and professional growth and the future of the moving and logistics industry. The annual conference serves as a platform for YPs to connect, learn, and contribute to the industry's development in various ways.


Thanks to our YP sponsor, Gridiron Forwarding Co., Inc, YPs will have two special events. 


Wild Goose Chase – Outback Team Building on October 9 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. After the activitiy YPs will return to the Metro Convention Center for an hour-long socialization of networking and cocktails. 


  • "Party with a PurposeSocial Mixer Event October 11, from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Walrus Pub & Beer Hall. As a fully registered YP, entry is free, and non-YPs. Non-YPs can purchase tickets; every ticket sale supports the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund, student scholarships, and the Industry Training Program (ITP). Get ready to party with a purpose and make a difference!

Rising Star Award

Congratulations to the nominees of the IAM-YP Rising Star Award. The individual receiving this honor may be selected for a wide range of achievements, but overall, will have distinguished themselves through a commitment to professional development, networking with the young professional community, or engaging in philanthropic activities impacting the global moving and mobility industry, which supports the mission and vision of the YP community.


The Rising Star will be announced during the IAM 61st Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Toronto, Canada, during IAM President Chuck White’s State of Address to the membership. 


Filip Baranowski
Wilhelm Rosebrock GmbH & Co. (KG) Spolka Komandytowa Oddzial w Polsce

Michelle Bell

HomeSafe Alliance


Lisa Carey
Careline Moving & Storage


Nikola Cvorovic
Vision 4 Logistics


Lennert De Jong
Gosselin The Netherlands B.V.

Fábio Manuel
Invictus Relocation Services

Shameem Muhammad
Arrow Line Logistics Qatar

Generation Z in the Business World: Shaping a Purposeful, Inclusive, and Sustainable Future

By Maria Eugenia Mansur 

The rise of Generation Z—individuals born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s—is transforming the business landscape as they enter the workforce with unique perspectives, values, and priorities. As this generation comes of age, their impact on the business world cannot be ignored. Gen Z has shown a deep concern for issues such as the search for purpose, work-life balance, flexibility, feminism, environmental sustainability, and social justice, making it essential for companies to adapt and create an inclusive environment that embraces generational coexistence.


Generational Coexistence

The current workforce consists of multiple generations, each with distinct experiences, expectations, and work styles. Gen Z recognizes the value of learning from older generations while also bringing their fresh perspectives and technological prowess. 

As Gen Z joins the workforce, they are met with Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials in the same workplaces. To ensure a harmonious and productive working environment, companies must foster generational coexistence by encouraging collaboration and embracing the diverse perspectives and experiences each generation brings.

Embracing intergenerational diversity enables organizations to leverage the strengths of different generations, driving innovation and growth.


Search for Purpose and Work-Life Balance

Unlike previous generations, Gen Z is driven by more than just financial rewards and job stability. They seek meaning and purpose in their work, aiming to align their personal values with their professional endeavors. They prioritize working for companies that contribute positively to society, making social and environmental impact a core component of their career choices. 

Gen Z also recognizes the importance of work-life balance and places a high value on personal well-being. They seek flexible work arrangements that allow them to pursue their passions, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and spend quality time with family and friends. Companies such as Edelweiss, that can offer remote work options, flexible hours, and a supportive approach to work-life balance are more likely to attract and retain young professionals from this generation.


Flexibility and agile work

Flexibility is a key factor for Gen Z when considering career opportunities. They value the ability to work remotely, have flexible hours, and adapt to changing circumstances. Edelweiss is one of those companies that embrace flexibility creating a culture that promotes employee autonomy and trust.


Concern for the Environment, Feminism and LGBTQ+ Rights

Environmental consciousness, gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights are core concerns for Gen Z. 

Growing up in an era of increasing climate change awareness, they are deeply committed to sustainability and demand that businesses prioritize eco-friendly practices. They expect companies to reduce their carbon footprints, invest in renewable energy, adopt sustainable supply chains, and minimize waste.

They expect equal opportunities and fair treatment for all individuals in the workplace, regardless of their gender identity. Gen Z's strong belief in diversity and inclusion drives them to challenge traditional gender roles and fight against discrimination. 

Gen Z is the most diverse and inclusive generation to date, and they actively champion LGBTQ+ rights. They support and expect workplaces to provide a safe and inclusive environment for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Organizations that prioritize sustainability, LGBTQ+ rights and forward-thinking gain a competitive advantage and attract Gen Z employees and consumers.



Generation Z is reshaping the business world with their unique concerns and aspirations. Their search for purpose, emphasis on work-life balance, need for flexibility, commitment to environmental and LGBTQ+ rights, and focus on generational coexistence are driving positive change within organizations.


At Edelweiss, we are proud of the arrival of Gen Z in the workforce and the creation of inclusive environments that embrace generational coexistence.

Is Remote Work Here to Stay? 

Office vs. Remote Work: A Millennial Perspective


Andrea Gärtner Cala

Sub Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at Intramar Shipping SAS

As a young professional in the international moving industry, I find myself at the forefront of the continuously changing landscape of work arrangements. The rise of remote work, commonly known as “home office,” has ignited extensive discussions regarding its long-term viability and attractiveness.

In this article, I will explore the perspectives of young professionals, particularly millennials like myself, on the topic of remote work, its potential in the international moving industry, and the ongoing debate between office-based and remote work models.


Embracing the Remote Work: A Millennial’s Take

For many millennials, myself included, remote work has opened up a world of possibilities. The flexibility to work from home or any location with an internet connection has redefined the traditional 7-to-5.30 work routine. Remote work has enabled us to strike a healthier work-life balance, giving us more time to pursue personal interests, hobbies, and spend quality time with our loved ones.

Moreover, the eradication of long commutes has not only saved us time but also reduced stress levels and environmental impact. The convenience of managing work and personal life seamlessly within the comfort of our own homes or preferred locations has been nothing short of liberating. Read more...


Daniela Krumdiek

Business Development Manager

Express Transports, S.A

When I read the topic for this July/August issue, “Think globally, act locally”, I immediately thought about our activity before the LACMA conference: “Un Techo Para mi Pais” (Spanish for A Roof for My Country). Also known as TECHO, it’s a nonprofit organization that mobilizes youth volunteers to fight extreme poverty in Latin America by constructing transitional housing and implementing social inclusion programs. Their motto is, “a house is a right for every human being.”


LACMA (the Latin and Caribbean Moving association) has worked with TECHO since 2014. During that time, we´ve built 30 houses and one aqueduct with the help of 385 volunteers and an investment of $107,353.


At the LACMA conference in Buenos Aires, we had 47 volunteers who arrived two days before the conference started in order to participate in the construction. Read more...

Exploring Trends, Innovation, & Generational Dynamics

September 21, 10:00 am EDT

Join the IAM-YP community for virtual event where we will dive deep into the latest trends and innovations and topics shaping the global moving and mobility industry. With three different breakout rooms for focused discussions, you'll have the opportunity to exchange ideas and gain new insights on a range of captivating topics, all while connecting with fellow YPs.


Stay tuned with more updates as the webinar continues to develop. Register today through IAM Learning! 


Breakout Room 1: Social Media & Marketing Strategies 

  • Speaker: Maria Eugenia Mansur, Edelweiss Spedition SRL

Breakout Room 2: Digitalization of the Industry

  • Speaker: Lennert de Jong, Gosselin Group N.V.
  • Speaker: Alvaro Stein, Decapack

Breakout Room 3: Generational Dynamics in the Moving and Mobility Industry

  • Speaker: Anu Dattani, Universal Relocations Inc. 
  • Speaker: Francesco Argiro, Bliss Moving & Logistics Srl 


Multiply your value through the Member-Get-a-Member program

IAM is thrilled to introduce the Member-Get-a-Member Programdesigned to reward you for spreading the word about our community.


Here's how it works: 

  1. Companies that have been members with IAM for over six months are eligible to earn rerewards for new member company referrals. 
  2. The new member company will need to complete the member referral online application
  3. Upon the new company completing the 30-day prospective member period, your company is eligible for a $250 credit to use towards the membership renewal, annual meeting registration, or an IAM Learning Training program for each new company you refer to IAM.

*The credit must be utilized within 12 months from the date it is received and will not remain valid beyond the 12-month period.


Program Rules:

  • Name of the company referred needs to be on the new member referral application. Referrals cannot be claimed after the company joins.
  • Referring company needs to be a member in good standing and has held membership for at least six months. 
  • Not applicable to the Branch Member Discount Program.
  • Companies reinstating their membership are not eligible to count towards the referral program.    

How to talk to a peer about IAM


  • Share your favorite IAM membership benefit and how it has improved your business. 
  • Explain your experience during the IAM Annual Meeting & Trade Show.
  • Share the names of your business connections. 
  • Tell a story about a challenge that IAM helped you solve. 
  • Convey IAM’s Strategic Plan


By inviting quality companies to join IAM, you'll expand the professional network and support the IAM mission to be the goal champion for the moving industry by advancing our members' professionalism and operational excellence.

YP Spotlight

Kyaw Min Lwin
Managing Director 
Myanmar Express Int’l Moving Services Co., Ltd Yangon, Myanmar


Company Role

My role is to manage the quality of service for the whole operation and be able to reach the highest satisfaction for our customer and industry partners worldwide.

Advice for other IAM-YP Young Professionals:

The first and most important thing is to become a good leader during a crisis. Leading by example, helping the team, and making them understand that whatever the challenges we may face ahead can be done not only by one but as a whole team. Secondly, it is important to understand a country's economy and political situation as this could help us act in advance for the challenges that we may face ahead.


Resilience and Innovation in Times of Crisis: How Kyaw Min Navigated Through the Relocation Industry Amidst Turmoil:

As a Young Mover, I joined the industry in 2015 to help my father’s relocation business and gaining experience from him was the best gift I could ever receive. On October 17, 2020, Covid snatched away my father. On February 1, 2021, a military coup took over the country, with repeated sanctions, riots, protests, and crimes dramatically increasing throughout the nation. Read more...

Welcome New IAM-YP Joins

Get to know your new fellow IAM-YP members and start networking through their LinkedIn profiles, or say hi over at the Facebook Group.

  • John Aung San, Dawood World Wide Moving Services Co., Ltd.
  • Chiara Bacigalupi, Servimex, SA
  • Charles Beaty, Acme Car Shipping, LLC
  • Michael Borutan, Agile Relocations Ltd.
  • Nikola Cvorovic, Vision 4 Logistics
  • Evan Hollander, Hollander Int'l Storage & Moving Company
  • Kayla Ibarra, M. Dyer & Sons Inc.
  • Lindsey Maroun, Feathers & Fur Express
  • Caleb Mixon, HomeSafe Alliance LLC
  • Kane Rust, Central Moves Ltd.
  • Karen Santana, AIM Brazil - Authentic International Mobility
  • Ajith Sebastian, Guardian Relocation Shipping & Contracting W.L.L
  • Ariele Sheaffer, Fisk International Group
  • Vanessa Tamara, Aviomar, SA Expresos Aereos Y Maritimos
  • Mitch Verbraeken, Atlas International Movers B.V.
  • Janick Weber, Pet Air GmbH
  • Duran Heredia, Tippet Richardson

IAM is on Instagram!

We are thrilled to announce that IAM has now joined the Instagram family! For the latest updates, follow us @iamovers and be part of a vibrant global community of industry professionals.


Not on Instagram? No worries, keep up to date with your fellow IAM-YP Members at the Facebook Page (if you're not yet a member, you will have to request permission to join). Questions about the membership or want to sign up a friend? See more on the IAM website.

IAM Country Guides

Are you passionate about making a difference? Here's your chance! Join us in updating the country guides and be a part of something impactful. By sharing your knowledge you can help others navigate the import / export regulations. Email our staff member verena.goetz@iamovers.org for more info on how to help!










IAM Learning Accomplishments

Join us in celebrating the achievements of your fellow YPs who have recently completed one or more IAM Learning courses, especially those who have achieved their IAM Trusted Moving Specialist credential:

  • Luis Duarte, Global International Relocation (Portugal)
  • Yann Duperrex, Duperrex International Ltd.
  • Michael Czarnecki, National Van Lines Inc. 
  • Stefani Silva, Mudinmar
  • Usman Khalid Mir, Target Moving & Relocations - Pakistan
  • Vaibhav Sood, ISS Relocations (IAM Trusted)
  • Alvaro Gago, Gateway Moving and Relocation
  •  Edouard Leleu, HDA Services Sarl (IAM Trusted)
  • Anis Moumene, Demenagements JAF
  • Luis Holst. Gridiron Forwarding Co., Inc. (IAM Trusted)
  • Stephanie DiVito, National Van Lines Inc. 
  • Kristy Jackovich, Sourdough Forwarding LLC
  • Swap Rasam, Tippet Richardson
  • Hayleigh Cantwell, Africa Mobility Services

Mission and Vision

The IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP) is a dynamic group of young household goods industry professionals that came together in 2000. The Vision of the IAM-YP is to engage and serve all global moving and mobility professionals under the age of 40, and its Mission is to provide global moving and mobility professionals under the age of 40 with professional development, networking, and philanthropic opportunities to prepare the current membership to lead IAM and the industry in the future.