354 Days to Bucharest 2013!
News from the Relocation Industry Issue Twenty Eight - May 2012
Cartus Pulse Survey Report
Biggest Relocation Challenges
What keeps relocation managers up at night? During a turbulent period that included a real estate recession, the European financial crisis, and the "Arab Spring," among others, people with corporate relocation and global mobility responsibilities had a lot to worry about. Our Biggest Relocation Challenges pulse survey pointed to a number of key concerns among managers of international mobility programs. Among them: a keen focus on costs, changing employee expectations caused by demographics and "entitlement," and an awareness of the critical importance of talent management as companies look to the future.
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24th to 26th April 2013
We are really looking forward to welcoming delegates to Bucharest. The conference will take place in the impressive InterContinental Hotel, in the very centre of the city and just 2 blocks from the city's famous old town, Lipscani. This vibrant area has undergone extensive restoration and is one of the finest examples of secession architecture anywhere in Europe. Now home to numerous bars, restaurants and art galleries, this area is well worth exploring. Bucharest is a surprising city and you will be glad to hear, far enough south to have the same climate as Rome! Bookings will be online from September and if you are interested in sponsorships please contact us for details.
Families in Global Transition
Conference Report March 2011
The 14th annual conference of Families in Global Transition took place in March Washington DC. The conference is a one of a kind event bringing together, and drawing on the experience of professionals from a wide variety of sectors (corporate, diplomatic, academic, international organisations/NGO, military and mission). Organised around 4 strands - helping families flourish, identity, research and successful programs - the program was again outstanding ; the wealth of knowledge and experience of its presenters immediately translatable into both professional or personal arenas.
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FIGT launch UK Chapter - or details
EuRA® Official Members Group on LinkedIn
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New EuRA Quality Seal Holders:
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For a full list of companies with the Quality Seal,
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For a webinar explaining the 2010 & 2011 updates to the Quality Standard, email us
The next edition of The Online EuRApean will be sent out in September.
The next edition of the Printed EuRApean will be sent out in July.
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This edition is sponsored by RSB Deutschland
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"Celebrating 22 Years of Success in 2012"
Inaugural EuRA Award for Exceptional Services to Relocation
Given to Helmut Berg
At our 15th annual Gala Dinner, this year held in the amazing surrounds of the Vasa Museum, Scandinavia’s most visited attraction, the very first EuRA “Award for Exceptional Services to Relocation“ was presented to Helmut Berg. We have talked within the council for many years about how EuRA can recognise the exceptional contribution made to our industry by an individual. We talked about the idea of an awards ceremony but as we are happy to support the Relocate awards, we decided that the best way to go, was for the Council, at their discretion, to select a recipient for recognition by EuRA and this year was the inaugural occasion. This will not be an annual event, but will be given as and when the council feel that an individual deserves special acknowledgement.
Tiger Moms, Bébé & Warm Eskimos
Dr. Anne Copeland
Anne Copeland is a licensed psychologist with expertise in cultural transition and clinical psychology. Prior to founding The Interchange Institute in 1997, Dr. Copeland was Associate Professor of Psychology at Boston University. Anne is also on the board of Families in Global Transition (www.figt.org). In this edition she looks at how different attitudes to child rearing are massively influenced by our cultures.
Upcoming EuRA Events....
EuRA/Oxford Brookes Coaching Programme
Programme C online September
For full details and a booking form, click here
Working Smarter; Integration of Support Services
June 8th 16:00 CET
Speakers: Peggy Love, Wendy Wilson
This webinar is free for all EuRA Members
Brussels Training June
Managing International Assignments
Speaker: Anne Claude Lambelet
Washington DC Reception
Omni Shoreham Hotel
April 24th - 26th
Bookings will be online from September - contact us for sponsorship details
Welcome to Our 24 New Members
The following members have been accepted into EuRA since the last online edition of the EuRApean
Worldwide Members CW Relocation
Associate Members DSP Relocations Asia
Worldwide EMS Ltd
Affiliate Members Expat Mid-Norway AS
Full Members EXPAT US
Worldwide Members Furniture Leasing Corporation
Affiliate Members Global Line
Worldwide Members Hiwel Corp SAS
Worldwide Members I-Mobility Relocation
Full Members KRS Consultancy
Worldwide Members LARM USA Inc
Worldwide Members Lexicon Relocation
Worldwide Members MSI
Full Members Peregrine Immigration Management
Affiliate Members Perfect Group
Affiliate Members Prime Relocation
Full Members PM Relocations Pvt. Ltd
Full Members Tellus
Affiliate Members TMS Relocation
Full Members Via Humanis
A full list of current applicants is on the website - click here
President's Message - "What a Time we Had"
It was a huge pleasure to welcome over 570 delegates to Stockholm, which is coincidentally, my home city! It was great to all be together again and to be able to meet up and do business. The results of our evaluation survey have been very positive and I’m pleased that delegates liked the new approach to our conference programme, which we will continue next year. In our programme for Bucharest we will continue to focus on the needs and relationships that exist between HR, RMCs and DSPs. We will extend the RMC/DSP Open Session to take place over two sessions not just one on Thursday and will be looking at changing the booking systems to give more flexibility.
Photo galleries and video clips of sessions will be on the website shortly
Movers & Shakers
Member News February 2012
R3Location: The rising star of the destination services market
The challenging economic environment has resulted in an increasing need to focus on the fundamentals at the core of delivery: quality execution, regulatory compliance, risk mitigation and a sense of partnership. This is true in all industries, including relocation - the industry in which R3Location is set to make an impact.
Affiliate Member Focus
Furniture Leasing Corporation
With growing success in the USA, the concept of renting (or hiring) furniture is starting to take root here in Germany. More and more foreigners who have moved here are renting furniture instead of buying it or looking for fully furnished apartments. Finding an affordable, furnished apartment in major German cities is like finding a needle in a haystack the size of the Cologne Cathedral. This may be a cliché, but it’s surprisingly close to the truth. And this is true for most expat destinations such as Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and Düsseldorf.
We would like to thank our 2012 Stockholm Sponsors for their fantastic support:
CORT Global Network
In Touch relocations
Welcome Reception Sponsor
GALA DINNER SPONSOR
Key Relocation AB
PARTY NIGHT SPONSOR
Absolute Nordic Relocation
Oxford Brookes University Business School
CYBER CAFE SPONSOR
Weichert Relocation Resources
Asia Pacific Properties
International School of London
Nordic Relocation Group
Elisabeth Sommer Relocation