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LAURA MAY HIGHLY COMMENDED AT EMMAS

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  Laura May Carmack from AIReS was ‘highly commended’ in the category Globility Mobility Professional of the Year at the 2016 EMMAs.   The awards ceremony took place on 5 May in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The EMMAs celebrate excellence in the global mobility by recognising industry leaders, business successes and standout-individuals in 26 categories. A judging committee of 15 FEM members from various global industries independently reviews nominations and selects the winners.    Photo:  Laura May Carmack  

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SUDDATH TAKES FIRST AT AMERICAN EMMAS

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  The Suddath Companies took first place at the American EMMAs (Expatriate Management and Mobility Award) organised by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) in the category International Moving Company of the Year.  The Florida-based company took the trophy ahead of Paramount Transport Systems and Crown World Mobility in second and third.   The awards ceremony took place on 5 May in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The EMMAs celebrate excellence in the global mobility by recognising industry leaders, business successes and standout-individuals in 26 categories. A judging committee of 15 FEM members from various global industries independently reviews nominations and selects the winners.   

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WARD VAN LINES OFFERS NEW CUSTOMER AIR MILES SCHEME

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  Chilean moving company Ward Van Lines has teamed up with Latin America airlines LATAM to offer a new air miles scheme for its customers.   Any customer that moves with Ward Van Lines within Chile or internationally to any city in the world now has the opportunity to earn LATAM Pass kilometers (an air miles scheme).  These can be used to travel to and experience new destinations, make upgrades to Business Class with these airlines or any One World alliance partner airline or redeem them against products in the LATAM catalogue.     Sebastian Laporta, Managing Director of Ward Van Lines, said the scheme is innovative. “With this partnership, Ward Van Lines again shows that it now only wants to provide a quality service to its customers but the customer also receives a prize for their loyalty.”      In August 2010 LAN and TAM airlines announced their plan to merge their holdings into a single entity, called ‘LATAM Airlines...

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KAREN KAUKOL JOINS GRAEBEL AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

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Marketing executive Karen Kaukol has joined Graebel Companies as chief marketing officer. In this role, she will lead the firm’s global marketing efforts, including branding, market research, digital marketing, customer acquisition and retention programs, public relations, event marketing, and new product commercialisation. She will be based at the corporate headquarters in Denver, reporting to George Bates, senior vice president of sales and marketing.     “Karen is truly an innovative and dynamic marketing leader with a relevant global mindset and clear understanding of Graebel’s vision, culture, technology and value proposition, which uniquely and effectively support our clients’ global talent deployment needs.” said Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies. “Karen and her team will take the lead in telling this story – and helping us continue to put the customer first – as we build our business and brand worldwide.”     Karen...

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GRAEBEL TAKES SECOND PLACE AT EMMAS

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  Graebel Relocation was recognised by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) as the first runner-up Relocation Management Company of the Year in the Americas region recently. George Bates GMS senior vice president for Graebel Companies, Inc., accepted the Expatriate Management and Mobility Award (EMMA) during a black-tie Gala that took place on May 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.    Held during the FEM annual Americas’ regional two-day Summit, the award ceremony celebrated excellence in global mobility by recognising industry leaders, business successes and standout-individuals in 26 categories. A judging committee of 15 FEM members from various global industries independently reviewed nominations and selected each category’s award winners.   Graebel Relocation has received eight EMMAs in the Americas’ region since 2012, including this year’s award:   •First runner-up, Relocation Management Company of the Year, 2016 •First...

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ALFA QUALITY MOVING WINS COURT CASE

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Alfa Quality Moving AB welcomes the positive verdict in the hearing at the Stockholm District Court. "It's a great relief, the Authority's lawsuit against us has been going on for over three years and required an enormous amount of energy of both management and staff" says MD, Kenneth Egelrud. "The verdict shows that Swedish and EU laws regarding how long the competition clauses can be agreed upon when a company makes acquisitions are unclear, and that the Swedish Competition Authority (KKV) has interpreted the rules incorrectly. This despite the extensive work that the authority has put on us to review our business since they carried out an unannounced so called “dawn raid” with us in Jönköping in February, 2013." "Today is an emotional day," says MD, Kenneth Egelrud. "We have been confident the whole time that we were right, but it has been extremely tough to defend ourselves towards a government authority." According to Kenneth Egelrud the verdict today is a clarification...

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SUDDATH RECOGNISED AS INTERNATIONAL MOVER OF THE YEAR AT EMMAS

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    Suddath® is has won its third Expatriate Management & Mobility Award (EMMAs) in the ‘International Mover of the Year’ category showing continued excellence in the global arena of household goods relocation.   This is the fifth year in a row Suddath has received an award in this category as the winner in 2016, 2014 and 2012 and runner-up in both 2015 and 2013. The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM), a global group comprised of industry mobility professionals, chose Suddath as the recipient out of a total of five finalists in the category. The EMMAs awards are held annually to recognise excellence in a particular category of service delivery or program within companies or organizations who relocate employees internationally.    Steve Crooks, senior vice president of international agent development, and Peter Bowsher, vice president of global sales, accepted the award on behalf of Suddath during the awards gala at the annual Americas...

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GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL IN PORTUGAL BECOMES A GUARANTOR OF OMNI

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  Global International Relocation from Portugal was accepted as a Guarantor of OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) on Monday 18 April 2016 after successfully serving a two-year probationary period. Global was confirmed as a Guarantor at the OMNI Annual General Meeting held in Florence, Italy.   Jorge Da Costa and his son Jorge Gomes were both at the meeting and were delighted to be accepted into the OMNI global network.  “OMNI is important to us,” said Jorge Da Costa.  “We always saw OMNI as the premier league of the moving industry. It was our goal to become an OMNI agent. OMNI represents the top quality agents in the world and we are delighted to be part of the organisation.”   Jorge started Global in 2008 with the mission to provide a high quality service built around fast accurate communications with agents and customers alike.  The company is now recognised as the revenue market leader in Portugal.  

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