51 Days to Stockholm 2012
News from the Relocation Industry Issue Twenty Seven - March 2012
Have You Booked Your Accommodation?
Our allocation of rooms in the Clarion Hotel Sign expires this week, when all remaining rooms will be put on the open market. This is a VERY busy week in Stockholm as several major conferences are happening at once. If you have not yet booked your room, please do so immediately to avoid disappointment.
A Whistlestop Tour
During the EuRA Conference time is precious. With so many people to meet, so many conference and training sessions to attend, sightseeing needs to be efficient! Each year we are privileged to be hosted by a new great European city and this year is no different. Stockholm is a truly beautiful city and although there is a great deal to see, a good flavour of the life of Stockholmers can be gained in a couple of hours walking the streets.
For the full article,
Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2011
German Speaking Cities Top the List
Vienna has again been named as the ‘best’ city in the world, with the Austrian capital’s perennial Swiss rival, Zurich, in second place. Auckland, Munich and Düsseldorf complete the top five. Overall, German-speaking cities occupy six places in the top ten in this year’s Quality of Living Survey by Mercer Consulting. Our Stockholm opening speaker will be Christa Zihlman from Global Mobility Consulting at Mercer.
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New EuRA Quality Seal Holders:
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"Celebrating 22 Years of Success in 2012"
RFP's - The State of the Art
Pricoa White Paper - Susie Goodall
As I turn to page 8 of 10 of the RFP questionnaire I am reviewing; my fifth of the day (only five more to go today!), and the twenty-seventh of a total of sixty-eight submissions for this process, I wonder: Have they submitted their first draft by mistake? Alas, the document’s title loudly declares that this is the "FINAL VERSION". And the shouting doesn’t stop there. Perhaps in their solitary moment of insight, the author of this submission recognised the weakness of their answers and decided to hit Caps Lock for the duration of the response. Disheartened, and with a slight headache from all the shouting, I grimly type "lack of basic communication skills" into the notes column of my scoresheet. Again.
Cultural Thought for the Day...
Dr. Anne Copeland
Anne Copeland is a licensed psychologist with expertise in cultural transition and clinical psychology. Prior to founding The Interchange Institute in 1997, Dr. Copeland was Associate Professor of Psychology at Boston University. Anne is also on the board of Families in Global Transition (www.figt.org). In this edition she looks at why some of us are hard wired inter-culturalists and some aren't.
Upcoming EuRA Events....
Stockholm Conference 2012
23 - 25 April 2012
Clarion Sign Hotel, Stockholm
Webinar Programme 2011
Update to the EuRA Quality Seal
Speaker: Martina Scharwey, EQS Project Manager
EuRA/Oxford Brookes Coaching Programme
Programmes B and C online April & September
For full details and a booking form, click here
Introduction to the EuRA Quality Seal Webinars
May 2nd, 3rd and 4th
Speaker: Martina Scharwey, EQS Project Manager
Brussels Training June
Managing International Assignments
Speaker: Anne Claude Lambelet
Washington DC Reception
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Bookings online from May
Welcome to Our 32 New Members
The following members have been accepted into EuRA since the last online edition of the EuRApean
Associate Members Expat Mid-Norway AS
Full Members Expat Relocations France
Upgrade to Full Members Furniture Leasing Corporation
Affiliate Members Go! Native Relocation Services & Consultancy
Full Members Herstad.DK
Affiliate Members Hiwel Corp SAS
Worldwide Members IOR Global Services, Inc
Worldwide Members IRM Ltd
Full Members Jam Recruitment
Affiliate Members Lexicon Relocation
Worldwide Members Maputo Relocation Solutions
Worldwide Members Moves Consulting E.U.
Full Members MRS Management SA
Affiliate NYC Navigator
Worldwide Members Orientations, Inc
Worldwide Members Passport Careet LLC
Worldwide Members PM Relocations Pvt. Ltd
Worldwide Members Prime Global Relocation
Worldwide Members r3location Ltd
Associate Members RelocateYourself.com
Associate Members Relocations Australia Pty, Ltd
Worldwide Members Speranta Paraeac
Associate The ISL Group of Schools
Affiliate Members TMS Relocation Ltd
Full Members UniGroup Worldwide - Hong Kong
Worldwide Members Vantage Relocation
Full Members White & Co PLC
A full list of current applicants is on the website - click here
State of the Industry 2012
How Europe is Coping
If confidence is the key to a strong global economy, the debt crisis in the Eurozone has imposed a deep
sense of self-doubt in markets throughout the world. The mobility industry is a clear thermometer
for what happens within the global economy; when the multi-nationals sneeze, relocation providers gets
the ‘flu. With the recent second bailout for Greece and the announcement by the ECB last week of
€530bn of cheap loans to 800 banks across the EU, we all hope to see growth kick started again across
the continent. But how are our clients feeling?
Stockholm- The 2012 EuRA Capital! When you arrive to Stockholm in April you will be welcomed by the slogan "Stockholm - The Capital of Scandinavia". This is the shared brand name for the Stockholm region that has caused some controversy through the years! Apart from being renown for being a center for ICT and biotechnology Stockholm is Scandinavia’s trendsetting cultural city with a unique selection of galleries and museums, international food culture, and music production. End of April Stockholm opens up her arms to welcome the EuRA delegates. This years theme, 'Discover, Consider and Deliver' will undoubtedly be one of the best yet. We will focus specifically on our business relationships, with the transferee, client and RMC and. I look forward to seeing you all again and to welcoming you to a beautiful city and to a really great conference.
Movers & Shakers:
Member News February 2012
Maputo Relocation Services "Mozambique Made Easy"
A recent report by The Economist indicates Africa to be the world’s new focus of investment. Mozambique was considered to be one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and is amongst the 10th fast growing economies in the world, with an expected average annual GDP growth of 7.9% from 2011 to 2016.
The government has taken steps to make Mozambique as attractive as possible to foreign investment.
We would like to thank our 2012 Stockholm Sponsors for their fantastic support:
CORT Global Network
In Touch relocations
Welcome Reception Sponsor
GALA DINNER SPONSOR
Key Relocation AB
PARTY NIGHT SPONSOR
Absolute Nordic Relocation
Oxford Brookes University Business School
CYBER CAFE SPONSOR
Weichert Relocation Resources
Asia Pacific Properties
International School of London
Nordic Relocation Group
Elisabeth Sommer Relocation