CAM’s Annual Conference features its usual great line-up of speakers from the ranks of our suppliers, government, industry, van lines and consulting. This year the emphasis is on the growing importance of Web-based moving services.
The trade show, which is associated with the conference, has eight exhibitors:
Booths will be in the foyer of the Grand York Ballroom and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20. Breaks are scheduled to allow you to renew old relationships and see what our suppliers have to offer. (There is still room for one or two more exhibitors.)
The hotel for this year’s conference is the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel. It’s located on the northeast corner of Highway 7 and Leslie in Richmond Hill. That’s just north of the Leslie exit from Highway 407. It will provide us with better facilities for our growing association.
The Fall 2000 issue of The Canadian Mover, the Canadian Association of Movers’ directory and magazine has been mailed to all members and a select group of non-members.
The Canadian Professional Mover’s course announces its first graduates. (Their names have been posted to the website.)
Certificates have been designed and are being printed now. They will be mailed shortly.
For those of you who have registered and have not completed the course, it’s ready to go.
As you probably already know by now, the request for proposal (RFP) for the federal government’s moving contract was published on November 1 with replies due on December 4. The RFP features the introduction of standard weights for household goods and a standard weight form that all companies and their drivers will be required to use. Ken Janes of Public Works and Government Services Canada will discuss the RFP at CAM’s Annual Conference on November 20. The Value Index, which Andrew Pierce spoke of at last year’s conference, has become part of the RFP. It will provide the government with a method of assessing and rating contractor performance.