Movers' Edge, November, 1999

1999 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CAM’s Annual Conference is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, November 22-23, 1999, at the Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel in Toronto. Watch for your brochure in the mail. Registration will begin at 07:00 on Monday, November 22.

45 members are now registered. The following is the up-to-date listing of speakers and topics:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22

08:30-08:45
Future of the Moving Business

DOUG AULD, President, Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd.

08:45-09:00
North American Van Lines - Allied Van Lines Merger

JIM VAN LEENEN, President, North American Van Lines

09:00-09:15
Van Line Q &A

09:15-10:00
Capital Equipment Acquisition - Buy vs Lease

RICK BUTLER, Vice-President, Univan Leasing

11:00-11:45
The Moving Industry - A Customer’s View of the Future

CAROL LEVERE, Manager, Relocation Services, Royal Bank Financial Group

13:15-14:15
The Future of the Government Moving Contract -
Update to Alternatives to Scaling and Value-Index Initiatives

ANDREW PIERCE, Directorate of Transportation Management, NDHQ

14:15-15:15
Canadian Moving Consultant’s Course

PHIL O’HARA, Assistant Director, Academic Computing Services, Dalhousie University

15:45-16:45
Occupational Standards for Movers (HRDC)

JOHN ZENKO, Senior Industrial Consultant, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)

18:00-20:30
Chairman’s Dinner

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

08:30-09:30
Information Technology for Moving Companies

IAN SEWELL, Associate Partner, Andersen Consulting

09:30-10:00
The French & European Relocation Market

CEDRIC ZIBI, Sales Manager, NEER Service France

10:15-11:15
An Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management

DOUG SAUNDERS, Manager, KPMG Consulting

11:15-11:45
Moving Industry Statistics

PETE PEDERSEN, N.K. Pedersen & Associates

13:00-14:00
Third Party Relocation

LAURIE MARSH, Vice President, REMAX

14:00-15:00
Now Go DO It!

HELEN WILKIE, Keynote Speaker, MHW Communications

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on November 23 at 3:30 p.m.
The agenda is as follows:

  1. Call to order and opening remarks
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. President’s Message
  4. Executive Director’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Appointment of Auditor
  7. Nominations and election of officers and directors
  8. Direction for 2000
  9. Other business

Trade Show

A mini trade show of leading moving industry suppliers will be held in the foyer of the conference meeting rooms. Exhibitors will include:

  1. Dollies Unlimited
  2. L. Hansen Forwarding
  3. K.I.D. Trailer & Equipment

CAM SECURES HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CANADA (HRDC) SUPPORT

It’s official! CAM will receive support from (HRDC) to develop occupational standards for moving consultants. These standards should assist CAM in the further development and refinement of the moving consultant’s course.

POLICY MATTERS

CAM has directed its efforts and concerns to Workers’ Compensation Boards across the Provinces and to Revenue Canada concerning the unfair advantages being exploited by fly-by-night movers.

CAM is now in contact with the federal Ministry of Labour to ascertain jurisdictional responsibilities with respect to movers. CCMTA has just released a further report on hours-of-service guidelines which CAM is currently reviewing.

WEBSITE

We have added a "job opportunities" section to the home page. If you are looking for moving personnel, try this advertising medium. The price is reasonable and we can post an ad to the site within a few hours.

CAM HAS MOVED

On Tuesday, October 12, CAM moved its national offices to 590 Alden Road, Suite 211, Markham, Ontario L3R 8N2. The move was conducted with no interruption in service. Our new offices more than triple our space and allow for growth.

All our systems, including our phones, faxes and computers, were reinstalled in our new premises without incident. CAM is equipped with the latest in information technology to serve its members.