ePortal Newsletter: Sep. 27, 2023

September 27, 2023

In this Issue:

  • 11 Days until the IAM Annual Meeting and Expo. Are You Registered?
  • Tickets and Sponsorships Available for the After Party!
  • Top Four News Stories You Might Have Missed
  • Your Colleagues are Already Using the Annual Meeting Mobile App. Are you?
  • Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About
  • 51 U.S. Moving Industry Statistics: Market Size & Industry Growth
  • Get to Know Alan F Wohlstetter Scholarship Winner Brian Sedano
  • Upcoming Industry Events
  • IAM Membership Updates

11 Days until the IAM Annual Meeting and Expo. Are You Registered?

It is almost time to reconnect with your colleagues, meet new ones, do business together, and celebrate the industry. If you have not registered, now is the time to do it!

Tickets and Sponsorships Available for the After Party!

Get your tickets for IAM's Official After Party, hosted by the Domestic Asset-Based Mover group and benefiting Move For Hunger and Street Line Percussion. All are invited to attend the event with the purchase of a ticket. Tickets are $50 USD each. Lots of companies are already sponsoring, but there are some great opportunities left. Contact Christopher Lantz or IAM's Daniel Bradley.


You can buy tickets when you register for the Annual Meeting. If you have already registered, you can use the unique URL sent to you in your registration confirmation to edit your registration and add this important event. Contact IAM@mmsmeetings.com with any questions.

Top Four News Stories You Might Have Missed

Your Colleagues are Already Using the Annual Meeting Mobile App. Are you?

If you have registered for the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo, you can start using the EventScribe mobile app. Download it now for iOS or Android (or scan the QR code below). Open the app and search for the event by typing "IAM" in the search dialog. Your login is your email you registered with and your password is your registration ID, which was given to you in your registration confirmation. With nearly 1000 users already, this is going to be a key tool in your arsenal for your trip to Toronto! If you have trouble logging in, contact IAM's Carl Weaver.

Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About

Between free webcasts and specialized courses, IAM Learning is here to help provide you with the knowledge and information to drive the growth of your company. Check out what webcasts are coming up and what courses are available for you below (some are free):


Upcoming IAM Webcast


Recent Webcasts You Can Watch Now

Courses You May Have Missed

51 U.S. Moving Industry Statistics: Market Size & Industry Growth

Did you know that Americans move an average of about 11.7 times in their life?

You’re about to see a list of the most up-to-date moving industry statistics.

Keep reading to find new moving stats and facts related to:

  • What percentage of Americans move each year?
  • How often do people move?
  • How many moving companies are there?
  • Moving industry size, revenue, growth, trends
  • Relocation statistics


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Get to Know Alan F Wohlstetter Scholarship Winner Brian Sedano

Brian Sedano, who works at SEACORP, is a student at Lenoir-Rhyne University and is one of the recipients of this year's Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship. Learn more about Brian and the other recipients. Congratulations Brian!

Portal Magazine

In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme.


The theme: "Think globally, act locally" chosen by the IAM-YP Management Board encourages considering global consequences and making a positive impact in local communities.


Submit your story today for the upcoming edition of the Portal Magazine. Contact Portal Editor Will Kohudic if you have any questions or want to send him your article.

Upcoming Industry Events

Is your calendar up to date? See IAM's Events Calendar to stay abreast of the various conferences and industry meetings. Want to add an event? Contact IAM's Carl Weaver.

IAM Membership Updates


Member News

Santa Fe Relocation's April Graydon promoted to Director of Partner Relations & Americas Move

From LinkedIn:

We are thrilled to share that April Graydon has been promoted to the role of Director of Partner Relations & Americas Move.

April is a seasoned professional in the moving industry, bringing with her over 27 years of invaluable knowledge and experience. Her journey at Santa Fe began in January 2019. In her new hybrid capacity, April will continue to lead the Santa Fe Americas Moving team.

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Managing succession with Asian Tigers Korea

After 53 years in the moving industry, Joseph Song, Founder and owner of the company now known as Asian Tigers Korea, is retiring.


He has passed the company on to his daughter Saenah Song, who has been operating as CEO for approximately 2 years.  In Asia, it is unusual for businesses to be passed down through the family line. In fact, Joseph believes he is the first moving company in Korea to ever do so.  It is even more unusual for a business to be passed from father to daughter.

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DNS Mobility Ltd. Celebrates 10 Years

Daniel Rajiv, Founder and CEO of DNS Mobility Ltd. writes:


Our 10th Anniversary birthday party was a success Thanks to all those who came to celebrate with us. Despite the rain, we had a pretty great turn out. We’ve had a blast the last ten years building great moving experiences for expats and Myanmar alike.

Founded in Yangon, Myanmar in 2013, DNS Mobility was established by Mr. Daniel Rajiv & his wife Mrs. Thuzar Tin on one simple philosophy: provide amazing moving service and great customer care at a competitive price.

According to Daniel Rajiv, it takes more than strong muscles to build a successful company. “We built this company as a team, starting from small staff and a truck, and being able to commemorate 10 years in our brand-new Office facility is pretty surreal,” he said. DNS Company has now its owned warehouse at central Yangon and over 25 staff working in office and outdoor operations. The 10th Anniversary celebration also marked the Grand Opening of the company’s “New Office’ in this year June 2023.

The best part of it all was the opportunity to celebrate 10 years of success with our most important assets – our amazing customers, who trust us not only with their most treasured possessions but also their referrals time and time again.

As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we sincerely and heartily appreciate everyone who has been part of this remarkable journey: our team, customers, partners from all over the World. In ten years, we’ve embraced our shared values of Safe, Trust, Respect, Innovation, Bold and Servant Leadership, committing ourselves to living them every day. Today, it is our values and the culture they underpin that unequivocally set DNS apart as an outstanding place to work – and a company with whom our customers are proud to partner.


I would like to convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to my team members, worldwide Agents / Associates and valued customers for their unwavering support and trust on DNS Myanmar.