The 2018 WERC Global Workforce Symposium took place in the terrific East Coast city of Seattle.
The GWS is one of the biggest events in the global mobility calendar and EuRA members from across the world came into Seattle to attend this and other partner and RMC conferences across the US, from Denver to Nebraska. But also mainly of course, for the annual EuRA USA reception!
For the first time, Tad and I were invited to address the Relocation Directors Council (https://relocationdirectorscouncil.org/), a terrific organisation formed in 1981, representing real estate professionals who deliver specific relocation services across the USA. The model for the delivery of domestic relocation services in the US is one formed by real estate companies over the past 40 years. Unlike the dominant European model where relocation services are delivered by specialists who do not also act as real estate agents, thanks to the US system of multiple listings the same potential conflict of interest doesn’t arise. We were asked to address their annual conference on GDPR and the impact it has on US domestic mobility.
If you’ve never attended the WERC conference, it’s Texan in scale! Where we have a trade show of 20 exhibitors, the WERC marketplace had 183! The marketplace is the place to network and catch up with colleagues from across the world and the atmosphere is always great.
Thursday evening saw over 200 guests join us in the Renaissance Seattle for our annual reception. It was a lovely venue and we were delighted that our guests had a great time. The first 100 places are complimentary to EuRA members and after that we level s small charge. Thanks to our sponsors, CORT and the Global Immigration Network, we are able to hold this event and really have a good evening.
Next year, Boston! Save the date:
Thursday 17th October