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President's Message

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With the growth and rejuvenation of CAM, an idea was brought forward to us a week or so ago … instead of hearing from the Van Line executives, why not have them involved in a meaningful, small-group discussion on topics that are important to the continued growth of the Canadian Association of Movers. Why not indeed?!

Monday afternoon of the Annual Conference will be all about CAM – finding out how CAM can work for members to address the challenges our industry is facing.

We’ll start with our Annual Meeting, which will include comments from Cam Carswell (CAM Chairman) and myself. Immediately following, I am going to present UBC student, Asrai Ord’s, findings from her research of the Canadian moving industry. Her results will invoke much-needed discussion about the future of our industry.

We’ll break into small groups. Maybe attendees will have ideas on how CAM can assist our industry with driver recruitment and retention. Maybe we’ll be discussing the challenges CAM is facing with so many complaints about members who have not done a visual survey, or perhaps we’ll get some great advice from attendees on how CAM can help members with specific services that might benefit all and entice new membership.

It’s a new idea and, at the time of writing, we are just starting to get some topics for a discussion organized. Together I know we’ll be able to identify some possibilities for things we can all do to keep stride with all the challenges and developments happening within our livelihood.

We all know you like to give your opinion, and we hope that you do this time!

Want to be heard and be involved? Come to the conference and be a part of discussions on our future…your future. Take a moment to look at our conference promotion

If you can’t attend, send us your suggested topics.

I can’t tell you just how important that is for us! DO consider coming to the conference!

 
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CAM Annual Conference – Sunday-Tuesday, November 17-19, 2019
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Hotel deadline looming! Just two more days!!!

The hotel is “treating” us with the $179 rate until Hallowe’en - October 31st.  Book today and don’t miss out on the rate before it goes up!

Rooms are $179 + tax and, at minimum, include a microwave and mini-fridge/freezer. You even have your own seating area with a fireplace! Book online at our exclusive reservation portal or phone 1-866-837-4192. Come to the conference and stay for the weekend to enjoy all that the village has to offer (shops, lots of restaurants and pubs, hiking, biking and spas.)!

Need a shuttle? – There are shuttles that run from Toronto Pearson and Toronto Billy Bishop airports up to Blue Mountain.

Look who’s exhibiting at CAM’s Trade Show!

Here are the exhibitors who are planning to exhibit at our 2019 trade show.

  • Blue Bins Unlimited Corp
  • Hansen's
  • K.I.D. Trailer & Equipment
  • Livingston Transportation Inc
  • Max-Atlas Equipment International Inc.
  • McLean Hallmark Insurance Group Ltd.
  • Mover's Equipment & Supplies Ltd.
  • Ogilvy Insurance
  • Quantum Robotic Systems Inc. *new member*
  • Reindeer Logistics LLC *new member*
  • Snowbirds Auto Connection Ltd.
  • Spicers Canada ULC
  • Technicraft Product Design Inc. (Shutgun) *new member*
  • Victory Packaging
  • Your Moving Depot/Cascades Containerboard

Come on out and meet with them – see their newest products and find out how they can meet your particular needs.

Exhibitors – If you haven’t booked your booth 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 in 2017. Please click here for the registration form.

Learning and Connecting

cam2a-oct292019.pngWe’re only 19 days away from the conference! Register today and take advantage of the opportunity to learn and, more importantly, to connect with fellow CAM members and suppliers.

We’re 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 Limperopulos 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 opportunities 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.  Your voice will be heard as we’ll be participating in small group roundtable chats.

cam2B-oct292019.pngNeed a laugh?  We have fun too!  Monday night’s Lounge and Laugh, hosted by Ogilvy Insurance will feature Canadian Rob Pue, a gregarious and dynamic comedian with a knack for telling it like it is. Rob has become one of the brightest voices to hit the Canadian comedy scene and is a regular at Just For Laughs Montreal, Ha! Halifax Comedy Fest and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival.  Watch Rob's stand-up here

Register Now!

Thank you, Sponsors!

We sincerely mean it when we say we couldn’t do it without you.  We are so lucky to have such great friends – who really make a difference to our Association and our industry!  Want to join in on the pre-conference promotion of your company?  Check out our sponsorship package. Don’t miss out on the action!

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Doll-E Special Promo

While Doll-E, the stair-climbing mover’s cart, will officially launch in early 2020, Quantum Robotic Systems is pleased to offer CAM members a very special early-bird discount for pre-orders received by November 30, 2019.

Get more information by visiting the Quantum Robotic Systems booth at the CAM trade show or read more here.

 
   Feature Spotlight

 

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Premiere Van Lines

The Canadian moving industry generates over $2 Billion each year. As part of the Premiere Van Lines franchise and Atlas Van Lines agent, your business can grow from a local or regional mover to become part of a national network. Take advantage of our advertising programs that drive business to your door. We provide all the training and tools you will need to be successful in this industry.

Learn More

 
 
New membership fee in 2020

CAM has been able to keep its fees at the current levels since 2016. However, on October 11, 2019, CAM’s Board of Directors approved a modest increase to the membership fee for Movers.  Membership fees for Movers will increase by $25 per annum while the fees for Suppliers, Internationals and Van Lines will remain unchanged. There will also be a small increase in the rate for branches of Movers for companies with multiple (more than five) locations. These changes will take effect for memberships that commence in January 2020.

 
Product Spotlight
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Victory Packaging

We can help you with our Moving & Storage supplies to keep your customers happy and your business moving forward. Contact me to find out what’s new and innovative in our industry.

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Tire Chains in BC

If you cross provincial borders, tire chains are required to be with a commercial vehicle, when entering British Columbia, Canada.  This requirement came into effect as of
October 1, 2019, and will remain in effect until April 30, 2020.  Penalties for non-compliance have also increased.

Read more.

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