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The 57th Annual IAM Conference – My Experience

The 57th Annual IAM Conference – My Experience
Ray Inskip, November 1, 2019

Our Arrival

This year my colleague Steve Maples and I were fortunate enough to attend the 57th Annual IAM convention in Chicago, Illinois. We had an excellent time; it was a great to see old friends within the industry and a fantastic chance to meet some new clients. The Conference was located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, a mammoth scale venue that was able to accommodate the needs of 3000 attendees, with a constant rotation of free tea, coffees, lunches (and very importantly, bars). Our stay was comfortable and conductive to the building of new business. As an IAM convention veteran, I found the event followed a familiar format.

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How Netflix can help you to declutter for a move

How Netflix can help you to declutter for a move
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, March 27, 2019

In January, media streaming platform Netflix was taken by storm with the arrival of reality television series ‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’. The series focuses on Japanese organising consultant Marie Kondo as she helped families organise and declutter their homes. The series revolutionises the process of tidying and her organisational tips inspire viewers to deep cleanse their home of all their unwanted items. We take a look at how the Marie Kondo method can help you to declutter your home to help you carry out your move as smoothly as possible! 

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4 Technology Trends from the Moving Industry

4 Technology Trends from the Moving Industry
Ray Inskip, February 25, 2019

In recent years technology has been a hot topic across the relocation services sectors, the moving industry is no exception. High-tech innovations are improving service quality and efficiency for moving companies and customers alike, on a local scale and globally.

Here are 4 ‘smart moving’ technology trends available not just to moving companies but also to relocating clients themselves as part of the moving package. The 4 AI options which I describe below are designed to make the whole process of moving simpler, easier and more cost-effective for all parties…

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A Dream Job: Moving Fine Wines

A Dream Job: Moving Fine Wines
Katie Smith, January 25, 2019

Moving your collection

Whether you are an enthusiastic collector or well-stocked restaurant; the prospect of moving the contents of a wine cellar can be truly daunting. Fine wines necessitate careful treatment and storage for transportation. Their fragile nature and specific character can be damaged by mishandling, exposure to incorrect lighting levels or fluctuating temperatures. It is always advisable to seek expert help when seeking to move high volumes of valuable fine wines. 

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Moving Reindeer Without Magical Assistance

Moving Reindeer Without Magical Assistance
Lucy Owen, December 14, 2018

At this festive time of year, there is increased demand for the transport of domesticated reindeer throughout the UK. If only the reality of ‘reindeer-moving’ was as simple as Santa gallivanting around the globe on his sleigh! If you thought general airport security was complicated (especially at Christmas), wait until you learn the reality of the process required to move reindeer without magical assistance.

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US Moving Trends Of 2018

US Moving Trends Of 2018
Daniel Barker, November 27, 2018

The American Market

Household goods moving services in the USA consist of residential, commercial and warehousing services all operating within the relocation market. The USA’s population of over 327 million people spans over nearly 10 million km2; as a result the US household goods moving market is a constantly growing and shifting powerhouse. With steady increases over the past 5 years, the industry has grown by 2.4% to boast a revenue of $18 billion in 2018. 

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Reflections on the 56th Annual IAM Conference

Reflections on the 56th Annual IAM Conference
Ray Inskip, October 30, 2018

Sixth attendance

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s IAM conference in Washington DC, with my colleague Daniel Barker. This was the organisation’s 56th annual conference meeting (as well as my sixth year of attendance). The conference is historically held in excellent locations across the US and Canada and this year was hosted by the stunning Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Centre.

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