FIDI switches 2018 conference venue to Puerto Rico

FIDI has announced that its 2018 conference will take place in Puerto Rico, not Rio de Janeiro as previously announced. The conference will be from Sunday 8 to Wednesday 11 April 2018.

FIDI said that it had made the change as a result of concerns raised over security as the ongoing violence and political unrest in Rio de Janeiro showed no sign of resolution. The FIDI Board had carefully monitored the situation and come to its decision supported by an independent Risk Assessment Report and first-hand testimonies from local affiliates.

Aires wins gold at the Stevies

Aires has announced that its SpringBoard, self-service, lump-sum management tool has won the Gold Stevie American Business Award in the ‘New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Cloud Application/Service’ category. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 190 professionals worldwide in a two-month judging process. Aires’ SpringBoard tool was selected for its advanced functionality, ease of use, and ability to fill gaps in current market offerings.

“When developing the tool, we worked to fully understand the patterns, motives, and decisions of our lump-sum transferees to improve their experience. This approach resulted in the refined and intuitive user experience that Aires’ clients expect,” said Aires’ Vice President of Operations, Joleen Lauffer.

One judge in the process highlighted several key benefits of the tool, stating, “Identifying gaps in competitive solutions is called value-based marketing, which not enough companies appear to do with any due diligence. Bravo for doing so. I also like that you can track actual spend against budget and have tax data available at the end of it all. Excellent. Well done!”

Gosselin Mobility and DT Moving Join Forces

In an agreement finalised last week between Gosselin CEO Marc Smet and DT Moving Managing Director, Nick Kerr, Gosselin has acquired and merged DT Moving with its Gosselin Mobility operating companies. The deal brings together DT’s UK and France businesses under the Gosselin umbrella, creating an enlarged European moving network of 51 offices in 34 countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The deal with Nick Kerr includes a stake in the enlarged Gosselin Mobility group. Nick will continue to be based in London as MD and will join Gosselin Group’s Antwerp management team.

Read More

Aires wins at EMMAs

Aires has been awarded Relocation Management Company of the Year by the Forum Expatriate Management at the Americas Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards (EMMAs). The award was presented to Aires at a ceremony held May 4 in Denver, Colorado.

Read More

John Mason bags top international creative awards

John Mason International is celebrating worldwide success after receiving gold and platinum Hermes Creative Awards for two of its integrated marketing campaigns.

The campaigns were created by marketing communications agency, Carswell Gould, which produced videos, web pages, artwork and social media posts and engagement for both.

Read More

TheMIGroup Worldwide Partner Network® 2016 Awards

TheMIGroup Worldwide Partner Network® Awards for 2016 took place in Warsaw on 26 April 2017.

The company said that the TheMIGroup Worldwide Partner Network® Awards are based on a set of evaluation criteria designed to quantify partners’ quality service performance, and have quickly become a benchmark for excellence in the global relocation industry.  The awards recognise the achievements and outstanding service delivery excellence of the company’s WPN Partners/Providers over the past year.  This year’s winners excelled in all areas evaluated, and consistently demonstrated high quality service and a drive to exceed expectations.

Read More

25% of financial institutions to move staff out of UK owing to Brexit

According to the EY Brexit Tracker, more than a quarter of the 222 UK financial services firms monitored have announced that they are moving some staff or part of their operations out of the UK, or that they are reviewing their domicile as a result of Brexit. Whilst firms voicing such intentions remain in the minority, the figures represent an increase  from four months ago when 39 (18%) of companies monitored had publicly voiced their intention to make staff or operational changes.

Read More

Aires wins gold at the Stevies

Aires has announced that its SpringBoard, self-service, lump-sum management tool has won the Gold Stevie American Business Award in the ‘New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Cloud Application/Service’ category. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 190 professionals worldwide in a two-month judging process. Aires’ SpringBoard tool was selected for its advanced functionality, ease of use, and ability to fill gaps in current market offerings.

Read More

Cartus top of the RMCs

The Cartus Corporation has earned the rank of No:1 for overall satisfaction among large relocation management companies in the 2017 International Managers Survey conducted by Trippel Survey & Research, LLC.

Read More