The IMG_1168sizeable number of over 1800 registered participants  attended the 54th annual IAM Conference  in October in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The schedule of educational events was packed tightly with valuable sessions throughout the 4 days of this conference in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans. In the Exhibition Hall the largest number of vendors, suppliers and movers ever, presented their products and services.  Walking through the Exhibition Hall, past over 120 exhibitors was a valuable experience on its own.
Our Martin Sommer and Woody Zobel used every available moment outside of the meetings, to make new contacts among international movers and refresh the relations with long standing business partners and friends.  Martin Sommer was actively involved in the IAM Ethics Committee and Woody Zobel presented a candidate for the ISA executive board, in his capacity as a member of the nominating committee for the International Shipping Association, a group of ocean freight experts in the IAM.
We came back from the IAM, not only with good memories, but also with the need to follow-up with phone calls and correspondence with those promising new contacts which were established during the conference.   Our worldwide network of movers has grown once more, thereby enabling us to build on our position as a true worldwide mover.
The next International Association of Movers conference will take place in October 2017 in Long Beach, California. We are certain that it will be as successful as the one just passed.