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News from the Relocation Industry Issue Sixteen - May 2009
EuRA Quality Seal
Find out more - to view "EQS - The Movie", click here
During our Vienna Conference we invited the participants in the development of the EQS to explain how the process is working and how it is benefiting our industry. We also hear from representatives of certified companies - to view the film, click on the picture or click here.
EuRA InGA - Information Gathering and Analysis:
Results InGA Bulletin Coming Soon
Two terms in the world of EuRA are still rather new and unfamiliar for some of you: EuRA InGA: “Information Gathering and Analysis” - Under this title we will conduct all research and survey activities. In most cases we will use surveymonkey.com an Internet tool allowing total anonymity. The analysis will be done internally. EuRA InGAB: “Information Gathering and Analysis Bulletin” - The results and the findings of the analysis will be published in a separate Bulletin. It will be independent from the EuRApean and the regular EuRA Bulletin; however, you might find a synopsis of the findings in the EuRApean. The first InGAB will be sent out at the end of May and will release the results from InGA 1 & 2. However, here is a summary of the results collated so far;
EuRA Activities Report:
Berlitz Research Project
Oxford Brookes Cross Cultural Coaching Training
For the full article, click here.
Movers & Shakers...
Member News May 2009
The EuRApean Questionnaire
Dr John Potter
Vienna Opening Speaker
John Potter has worked all over the world in industry, education, the music business and the military. Today John works with global corporations and governments as an expert advisor on leadership, strategy and more. John worked has a PhD based on research he undertook while working as an expert in hostage psychology, operationally involved in negotiations over kidnappings, sieges and aircraft hijackings. John is a best selling author and we were lucky enough to have him address our Vienna Conference as our opening speaker. John is the latest victim to take the EuRA questionnaire. Read More...
Re:Locate Awards 2009:
The annual Re:locate Awards, which honour companies and individuals involved in relocation, have been presented at a champagne reception and gala dinner held at the Institute of Directors, in London. Guests from across the relocation spectrum celebrated success, good practice and innovation in this increasingly high-profile field. Launched in 2007 by Re:locate, the magazine for HR professionals and relocation specialists, this is the only awards scheme in the UK to celebrate achievement in this field. Read More...
LONDON CONTRACTS TRAINING
JUNE 9TH - TO BOOK, CLICK HERE
This edition is sponsored by RSB Deutschland
Proud holders of the EuRA Quality Seal
"Servus Wien" *
Helmut Berg - EuRA President
You did it again. You, the members. You made the 11th conference in Vienna an unforgettable one. It was your enthusiasm and your vibrant participation that made this conference a marvellous success. Thank you for taking part in such an engaged way in all that we had prepared for you. We have left behind some good habits – it is often not advisable to copy a success. We have continued to evolve the event. Read More...
Sabine Baerlocher Joins the EuRA Council
Congratulations to Sabine Baerlocher of Active Relocations Geneva, who was elected to the Council of EuRA in the recent ballot. Sabine will take her place on the Council in June. Many thanks go to the two other candidates.
Berlitz / EuRA Research:
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new expatriate research project in collaboration with Berlitz Consulting. Over the past three years we have been working to collate information on our industry and our members in order to build a reliable set of comparative data, but also to be used as an effective PR and Marketing tool for our wider industry. The next stage in this project is working with Berlitz to collate accurate expatriate data. We need to know who is moving where, what their greatest challenges and successes have been and how they have adapted both as transferees and as families.
Quality Seal Update:
Newly Qualified Members
Since the last edition of The EuRApean, the following companies have qualified:
For a full list of companies with the Quality Seal, click here.
For full details of the Quality Seal, click here.
The next Quality Seal training programme will take place as webinars during September. Full details will be sent out in the EuRA Bulletin.
EuRA Contracts Training
London June 9th
EuRA Quality Seal Webinar Series
Details on the website and in the EuRA Bulletin shortly
ARP National Relocation Conference
Oxford September 24th
Details on the ARP website shortly
EuRA International Relocation Congress 2009
Palma de Mallorca
21st to 23rd April
Details on the EuRA from July
Details of all functions and training will also be sent in separate e-Bulletins
What delegates told us about our 11th International Relocation Congress
We could not have been more thrilled to welcome 465 delegates to this year’s International Relocation Congress in Vienna. When we started planning this event back in 2007, we had no idea that the global economy would take such a dramatic downturn. For the last four years we have built our conference on the basis of a 10-15% growth in delegate numbers and the planning for Vienna was no exception.
€3500 Raised in Vienna
This year we asked our members in Austria to nominate a local charity that we could support, and through the exceptional generosity of our delegates at the conference we raised over €3500 from our final night Party. A huge thank you to all of you who so generously donated prizes:
EuRA - One complete conference package and accommodation
InterContinental - Three nights in Cyprus
Elisabeth Sommer - Two nights in Salzburg
Austrian Members - Books, wine and Austrian delicacies
Triplicado - one night in Lisbon
Plus there were a host of other generous prizes donated and the evening was a great success! Thanks to all of our generous givers.
Focus on Asia:
Asia Pacific Properties
In this column we focus on the different models for the delivery of relocation services outside of Europe. Service delivery models vary greatly the world over and in this edition we look at China and Hong Kong, with Beverley Sunn as our guide. Beverly L.W. Sunn, pioneer of modern relocation services in Hong Kong and China speaks up about her inspiration for setting up Relo services in Asia and the challenges of maintaining quality services in an emerging market. Read More...
Focus on our Worldwide Members:
What an exciting time to introduce my company, Global LT, to the European Relocation Community, as 2009 is our 30th year in business, and we recently became a worldwide member of EuRA! I had the pleasure of attending my first EuRA conference in Vienna, and, I must admit it was an unforgettable experience and a wonderful venue in which to meet new people with such diverse cultural backgrounds. I truly enjoyed exchanging ideas about our industry. To those of you I had the pleasure of meeting, thank you for the interesting discussions. Read More...
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