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  • EUROMOVERS celebrates the first 10 years at Rome conference

    Jul 17, 2014
    The Hotel Leonardo De Vinci in Rome was the venue for the 2014 EUROMOVERS conference. Unlike any other event in the moving calendar, when you walk in it really does feel as if you have been invited to join a family celebration.
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  • The EuRA Conference 2014 - David Jordan reports from Edinburgh

    Jul 17, 2014
    Like every capital city, Edinburgh has an atmosphere all of its own. As the train pulled in to Waverley station I snatched my first view of the castle, its granite walls clinging to the extinct volcano where it has dominated the skyline for the better part of a thousand years. Edinburgh is truly an historic, enigmatic city, an exciting venue for the 2014 EuRA conference.
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  • Into Africa

    Jul 17, 2014
    According to Executing Growth, EY’s 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey, Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) projects has reached the highest level in a decade. Where investment goes, people follow, so the global mobility industry should sit up and take notice.
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  • The surprising story of a ‘quiet’ man

    Jul 17, 2014
    Many will remember Roy Yearly as the quiet man who worked diligently as BAR’s General Secretary Brian Mitchell’s assistant during the 1980s and early 90s. But there was another side to Roy’s life that few beyond his immediate circle could scarcely have imagined.
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  • Britannia Conference 2014

    Jul 17, 2014
    Last year’s Britannia Conference was held in Monaco, and topping it was always going to be a massive challenge. As a result, the group completely changed tack for the 2014 event, which took place 9-12 May at the Pomme d’Or Hotel in St Helier, Jersey.
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  • Gen Y employees are not hanging around

    Jul 17, 2014
    According to research by the London Business School (LBS), in partnership with Deloitte, most Generation Y employees have no plans to stay with their employers for more than five years. The implication is that employers need to revise their offerings if they are to retain young talent.
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  • Do shipping lines care about reliability?

    Jul 17, 2014
    It is no secret that container operators are currently fixated on cost savings, but the latest data on ship reliability report from Drewry, supply chain advisors, suggests that carriers are worryingly neglecting the product offering to their customers.
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  • The Little Colossus – Hong Kong

    Jun 16, 2014
    Hong Kong is one of the most eye-catching and vibrant places on Earth. A land of great food, awesome sights, warm evenings, skyscrapers and famous movie stars – Hong Kong is lively enough to awaken the dead. By Ed Roberts.
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  • More road tolls for Europe?

    Jun 16, 2014
    In a recent speech at the Transport Business Summit in Brussels, European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas predicted that more road tolls would be the way forward to ensuring the right transport infrastructure for Europe’s future.
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  • FIDI Conference 2014 - The 35 Club, East of Eden and Racing the Dragon

    Jun 16, 2014
    Hear about the changes to the FIDI 35 Club, the East of Eden night hosted by FIDI Asia and the very entertaining dragon boat racing.
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  • FIDI Conference – a view from the sidelines by Steve Jordan

    Jun 16, 2014
    The FIDI Conference 2014 was held in Singapore and, as far as I could tell, was a great success. Around 630 delegates attended (up on last year), the hotel was both beautiful and practical, the food excellent and the dash from one business meeting to another just as relentless as always.
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  • The OMNI Conference 2014 - Business in Paradise

    Jun 16, 2014
    The serenity of the OMNI conference at the W Retreat in Bali presented a sharp contrast with the frenetic activity at FIDI in Singapore for those entitled to attend.
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  • Momentous already expanding with three new arrivals

    Jun 16, 2014
    Last month The Mover featured Paul Evans' purchase of Momentous that took place in March this year. Expansion is already underway with three new influential industry arrivals to the business.
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  • The European Roundup

    Jun 09, 2014
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  • The European Connection - We’ll all be safe now, or will we?

    May 13, 2014
    This month I thought I might tackle a subject relevant to all of us that are European citizens. In March, the European Parliament (EP) Plenary Session adopted stricter rules upon the protection of personal data after voting on its 1st Reading of the draft regulation and directive - updating and modernising the 1995 Data Protection Directive.
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  • Bullish market for European property

    May 13, 2014
    Results from the 2014 KPMG’s Real Estate Invest Survey (RE-Invest Survey) show that the global real estate market will see a resurgence of deal activity over the next 12 months. A bullish attitude is back as investors target opportunistic assets to maximise their returns.
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  • Suitcases replace briefcases

    May 13, 2014
    Long-term placements, where executives are encouraged to build a new life abroad for the good of their company, are being rejected in favour of short-term foreign assignments, with staff expected to uproot themselves regularly.
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  • The customer factor

    May 13, 2014
    Hendley Removals & Storage is a new company, started by brothers Darren and Matthew Hendley, in Paddock Wood Kent. Steve Jordan stopped by to talk about the business and to find out the answer to two fundamental questions: What makes them different and why would two guys, with no experience in the industry, start a moving business in the middle of a recession?
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  • The sunshine returns

    May 13, 2014
    Paul Evans has bought Momentous in Aylesbury, UK, returning him to the moving industry he left almost three years ago. It’s a small company with a big potential. Now that Paul’s involved, that future has taken on a whole new hue of rose. Steve Jordan spoke to him at the FIDI conference in Singapore to find out more.
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  • Getting down to business – 2014 IMC Conference Bangkok

    May 13, 2014
    The IMC Conference is now in its third year and has gained a reputation for being something out of the ordinary, not least for its exotic location in the Oriental city of Bangkok. The Mover’s Deputy Editor David Jordan took the 6,000 mile flight from London to check it out.
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