Coming Up in the Portal

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. This page contains the theme, guidelines, and deadlines for the upcoming issue of the magazine and will change regularly. Our editorial calendar will give you a glance further into future issues, and the Submit Your Story page details regular columns to which you may submit articles and news, as well as our submission guidelines and instructions.


September/October 2020

Part of the September/October issue will focus on the upcoming IAM Annual Meeting & Expo. Planning for an event of this size is not an easy task under normal circumstances--this year, we will have to work extra hard to bring you the conference that you need, and the details of how we're going to do it will be featured in this issue.

There will also be a second feature story, which we invite our members to contribute to:

Selling Across Cultures

For this issue, we're looking for contributions from members who are experts (or are working on becoming experts) in one of the most difficult, yet rewarding aspects of the international moving, forwarding and relocation business. Bridging gaps in culture and language can be one of the biggest challenges in selling your goods and services—learn how the experts manage it with style before you head to the Annual Meeting.

You may provide your text in an email message or as an attached Word document. Be sure to include your name, job title and company with your submission. Send your contribution, photos, and any questions to (Photos must be high-resolution for print; a mobile phone photo at original size is usually acceptable.)
The deadline for this issue is August15, 2020.