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President's Message

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A large contingent of Canadians are either already in the Windy City or are heading there this week for the annual PAIMA and International Association of Movers (IAM) meetings. I will be heading out to Chicago on Thursday and heading straight into the Global Moving and Mobility Standards Summit later that day.

I am very honoured to have been invited to this Summit. It is being organized by IAM with the purpose of gathering key stakeholders from the global moving and mobility industry to drive the adoption and development of industry standards. It is hoped that through active dialogue and collaboration with other critical experts and stakeholders at the Summit, CAM will contribute to the creation of a standardized future where software systems can talk together, customers can readily access real-time information on their smartphones, and all industry stakeholders will have greater visibility into their shipments.

Without industry standards, the global moving and mobility industry will be unable to achieve transformative technologies like interoperability and blockchain. If you’ll recall, we had a bit of a teaser on blockchain at our 2017 Montreal Conference from both Mark Oakeshott and Doug Robinson of IBM.

Of course, I will be furiously taking notes (like I always do) and reporting back to, not only CAM’s International Committee, but also to the membership as a whole. But even more exciting for us, will be the personal report given by IAM VP Brian Limperopulos and IAM President Chuck White at our CAM conference in Blue Mountain on Tuesday, November 19th.

Do consider attending this year’s CAM conference. We have taken great care to provide sessions that will matter to you, your company, your employees and coworkers. The great room rate of $179 for your suite is good until the end of this month. Registration instructions are in this link and also found below.

 
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CAM Awards Announced

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The Canadian Association of Movers has announced the recipients of their 2019 annual awards. Recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions this year will be:

Agent of the Year
Cidel Moving and Storage (Vernon, BC);

Independent Mover of the Year
Paul Bimm and Lyne Vincent of Two Men and a Truck (Ottawa, ON);

the new Under 40 Influencer of the Year
Bradleigh Clark of Déménagement Bust A Move Inc. (Montreal, QC);

and
Industry Achievement
John Delanty of Meldrum the Mover Inc./Kenwood Moving & Storage Inc. (Montreal, QC)

Join us at our Annual Awards Dinner to celebrate the achievements of these distinguished award recipients. Register for the dinner today - bring a colleague, a deserving employee, your spouse. The dinner will close out CAM’s Annual Conference on November 19, 2019 at The Westin Trillium House & Village, Blue Mountain, ON.

The Chairman's Reception will be at 5:30-6:30 pm and the Annual Awards Dinner, emceed this year by Canadian Comedian Rob Pue, will be at 6:30-9 pm.

Contact CAM or register here.

 
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CAM Annual Conference – Sunday-Tuesday, November 17-19, 2019

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With only 47 days until the conference, it’s full steam ahead with conference planning!

We believe that we are providing you with engaging speakers and topics that are relevant to today’s business and will keep you ahead of the curve!

Megann Willson will be joining us to provide practical advice on how to manage your online reputation and on how, and when, to react to negative reviews and comments.

Miki Ho is going to ask you if you can afford the risk with your cybersecurity. CAM is in the midst of tightening up its online presence and thinks you should too. Miki will be on hand to discuss just how extensive data breaches are and how you can protect yourself.

Arguably, drivers are the most important part of our business. Without them, customers are not going to get their things on time or necessarily in good shape. But driver attentiveness is on the wane, putting themselves, and your customers’ shipments, in danger. Dave Earle believes that changing driver behaviour starts at the top and is going to discuss with us the importance of management and operations folks helping their drivers, and other employees, to understand and alter their current habits to provide safe and efficient performance.

Straight from the International Association of Movers conference in Chicago, IAM President and Vice President Chuck White and Brian Limperopolous are going to update us on the world moving industry and the results from the first Global Moving and Mobility Standards Summit, which they will be hosting in October.

And there will be plenty of opportunity for us to openly and freely discuss the status of the Canadian moving industry. Results from UBC student Asrai Ord’s study of trust and efficiency in the Canadian market will be shared. We’re hoping that her results will serve as a jumping off point for more industry-based discussions and problem-solving on what the future may look like for today’s moving companies.

And, finally, back by popular demand, we will be hosting a discussion with several of our industry’s top van line and independent movers’ executives on a variety of current topics that are of interest to our membership. Do you have something you’d like them to discuss? Contact CAM with the topic(s).

Register Now!

We hope you will strongly consider coming to the conference and taking advantage of the opportunity to learn and, more importantly, to connect with fellow CAM members and suppliers.

Exhibitors - Do you have your booth booked yet?

We’d love to have you participate in our trade show this year. We have a lovely, large exhibit area at the Westin. Pricing remains the same as 2017. Please click here for the registration form.

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Your room is waiting for you! Rooms are $179 + tax and, at minimum, include a microwave and mini-fridge/freezer. Rooms must be booked by October 31st. Book online at our exclusive reservation portal. Lots of folks are heading up early and staying for the weekend to enjoy all that the village has to offer!

Take a shuttle!

Did you know that there are shuttles that run from Toronto Pearson and Toronto Billy Bishop airports up to Blue Mountain?

And a big thank you again to our sponsors.

We sincerely mean it when we say we couldn’t do it without you. Want to join in on the action? Check out our sponsorship package. Don’t miss out on pre-conference promotion!

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   Feature Spotlight

 

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Fall 2019 The Canadian Mover is now available!

camen4_oct22019.jpgIf you haven’t already received your copy of The Canadian Mover, it will be arriving this week!

This issue features an article by new CAM member Frank Naccarato of Quantum Robotics Systems on the potential impact of automation on the moving industry. A professor at George Brown College, Frank’s company is developing stair-climbing robots and just completed their first successful test of carrying 500 lbs!

We are also featuring an updated article on the ins and outs of vehicle transportation and an homage to CAMs 50th anniversary by revisiting CAMs most recent history and a retrospective message that assures that we are better together.

Most importantly, the 2019 CAM Conference information and registration form are in the magazine (and also inside the poly bag the magazine came in – so open it up!). A lot of work has gone into providing you with a superb conference, so make sure you read up on it and consider registering!

On a serious note, we never take the time to publicly thank our advertisers for supporting our magazine. Without them, we’d never be able to provide you with insightful articles that advance our industry. Make sure when you’re leafing through, to take notice of them. Better yet … get in touch with them – we’re sure they’d love to chat!

If your office’s paper copy is being hogged by someone, you can always access this issue online.

 
Welcome new Supplier members

CAM welcomes these new Suppliers to the Association!

Bylogic Moving Technology (Kanata, ON) is providing move management software technology for local, long-distance, international and commercial moves.

Technicraft Product Design Inc. (Collingwood, ON) is the supplier of the Shutgun, a fire sprinkler shut-off device. Check out their booth at our upcoming trade show at Blue Mountain.

Weathersby Guild Vancouver Restoration Ltd. does claims handling, furniture repair, house renovations, repairs and more in the metropolitan Vancouver area.

Give them a call. We know they’d be happy to hear from you.

 
Product Spotlight
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