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The Mover Conference 2013

Aug 13, 2013
Time to be inspired


By now you are probably aware that The Mover will be hosting its first conference for the moving industry at Silverstone race track on 22 and 23 October, 2013.  It’s a bold step for us; but I truly believe that now is a time for looking to the future with genuine optimism.  The moving market in the UK and overseas is returning to prosperity after years in the doldrums.


The UK economy is picking up and gone are the days of ‘hanging on to what you’ve got’. Those movers that have survived the last few years have emerged from the recession wiser, stronger, and ready to power ahead.  Some companies even started during the dark days and have never experienced anything else.  I have news for you guys: it gets better. 


Now is the time to promote your business, be innovative, look for better ways of serving customers, developing value-added services, and learn how to make money – unashamedly.  Everything we do at The Mover Conference will be to help you do exactly those things.


What’s going on?

The programme of events is now coming together.  We’ve decided that we need to combine work and play, or should I say, make you work but make it fun too.  We will have morning and afternoon business sessions on both days.  They will be a combination of presentations, Q&A sessions, workshops and plenty of time for you to chat. 


The Self Storage Association UK has a new CEO in the shape of Rennie Schafer. Rennie has previously been the CEO of the Australasian Self Storage Association and has an extensive knowledge of the self storage industry across the world.  He’s coming along to give you a few ideas about expanding into self storage where, even now, there are tremendous opportunities for movers particularly those who already have suitable premises.


VOSA will be along to talk to us too.  The agency is soon to merge with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) so we’ll no doubt hear a bit about that.  But the guys will be looking more closely at ways in which you can avoid falling foul of regulations on the road.


Value-added services will come under the spotlight too.   What, for example, are you doing about supplying materials, van hire, cleaning services, utilities, handyman services, gardening, money transfer and much more?  There’s much more to moving than moving.


The chaps who are launching the new trade association, AIM (Alliance of Independent Movers), will be there to explain what they are doing, why they are doing it and how you can get involved – if you wish. 


And Madam Becky Adams will be joining us as our keynote speaker.  Becky has spent her whole working life in the sex industry, an occupation which is, it’s fair to say, more ‘customer focussed’ than most.  She retired from ‘active service’ (as she puts it) in 2009 and has since become an author, TV personality and acclaimed public speaker.  I’ll tell you more about her next month – but I promise you won’t want to miss a moment as she explains how to grow your business bigger and faster than ever you thought possible.


So there you have it.  Do come.  It’s going to be a fabulous two days both at The Mover Conference and The Movers and Storers Show that we're running alongside.  And if you have never been to an industry conference before, maybe because you were not entitled to go, you were too shy or it cost too much, come along to this one.  At just £295 including overnight accommodation, it’s truly amazing value. 


To book your place go to and follow the link. I promise you will be inspired.


Photo:  Rennie Schafer; Becky Adams


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