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Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

  • 1.  Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 09-21-2018 13:02

    Every year I try to poll the IAM staff to get their suggestions for people attending IAM's Annual Meeting, and break it up into tips for all attendees, first-time attendees, and exhibitors. Here is the list of suggestions I have gotten this year. In addition, I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.


    • Stop by IAM World to meet IAM staff. (Julia)
    • Look for someone standing alone and go introduce yourself – you might just make a new friend…as well as get some new business. (Terry)
    • With all the time zones you passed through and all the early and late meetings, caffeine can be your friend. Coffee stations are set up all over the exhibit floor. (Carl)
    • Bring more business cards than you think you will need and think about how you will use them. (Carl and Julia)
    • Bring a sweater. The conference rooms are cold. (Julia)
    • Prepare in advance who you would like to meet with or which booths you would like to visit. (Julia)
    • Plan your conference experience and communicate with other attendees by using the IAM Mobile 24/7 app. (Carl)
    • Review the event's code of conduct. (Brian)
    • Attend the all-member breakfast on Saturday Oct. 6 and learn about all the services IAM provides. (Brian)
    • Come to the meetings for your membership category (Core, Governing, Supplier) and help decide the future of the Association. (Brian)
    • Opt-in to being on the attendee list, which is featured on the Annual Meeting website and in the IAM Mobile 24/7 mobile app. (Brian)
    • Most of the business happens at pre-arranged meetings and in the exhibit hall. In addition, a lot of business and connecting happens at the bars and lounges. I am not advocating drinking alcohol, but just being in those places puts you in the center of some potential action. (Carl)

    First-Time Attendees

    • Attend the "Network Like a Pro" session on Friday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 p.m. Georgia Angell will tell you how to break in, network effectively, and get business going. Learn about all the various events happening as well. (Carl)
    • Attend the New Members, First Time Attendees & Special Guests Reception on Oct. 5. (Brian)


    We look forward to seeing you soon. The meeting is coming up fast!

    Carl Weaver
    Website Content Manager
    International Association of Movers
    Alexandria VA United States

  • 2.  RE: Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 09-21-2018 15:35
    Dear Carl and IAM Team ,

    Thank you for your helpful tips !
    Looking forward to see you all soon!

    Best regards
    Swe Swe
    Exhibit Booth# 732

    Ms. Swe Swe Myint
Chief Executive Officer
No.9, Room (A-4) , 3rd floor , Kyaung street,
Myaynigone, Sanchaung township,
Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel : (+951) 523 653 / 516 795
Fax : (+951) 503 467
Mobile : (+959) 512-3049
e-mail : ssmyint@lmsl-shipping.com 
Skype ID : sweygn

    Swe Swe Myint
    Chief Executive Officer
    Legendary Myanmar Int'l Shipping & Logistics Co., Ltd.
    Yangon Myanmar

  • 3.  RE: Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 09-22-2018 19:22

    Thank you for the helpful tips Carl. Always good to have others input.


    Stevens International will be at booth 243. We look forward to seeing everyone.



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    Stevens International

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  • 4.  RE: Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 09-24-2018 07:21
    Will be happy meet you . we will be at booth 308

    Rajeev Bhargava
    P.M. Relocations Pvt. Ltd.
    Gurgaon India

  • 5.  RE: Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 09-25-2018 09:26
    Great tips!. Thank you for sharing.

    Aulina Mithal Sood
    Star Worldwide Group Pvt. Ltd.
    New Delhi India

  • 6.  RE: Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 09-30-2018 07:51

    Thanks for posting this, very helpful for first time attendees like me. ;-)




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  • 7.  RE: Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 10-03-2018 06:47
    Carl your tips are so useful and thanks.

    We are not being represented at IAM this year and going to miss meeting you all.  We wish you all a successful 56th IAM Conference.

    Trust you will always contact us for destination/Origin/logistic services in Sri Lanka.  Thank you.

    Marleena Laxana
    Worldwide Relocation Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Colombo Sri Lanka

  • 8.  RE: Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 10-03-2018 11:20
    Thank you Carl for the useful tips.

    [Merlyn] [D'Souza] [Relocations Consultant]
    [Frontline Relocations]
    [Dubai] [United Arab Emirates]

  • 9.  RE: Tips for Annual Meeting Attendees

    Posted 10-04-2018 07:53
    Useful tips many thanks Carl

    Maria Eugenia Rojas
    Santiago Chile