2014 Great Lakes Relocation Conference

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From left to right: Patrick Novak and Diane Howard (Relocation America International), Peggy Smith (CEO of Worldwide Employee Relocation Council), Dave Foess and Brad Hamelin (Relocation America International)

The 2014 Great Lakes Relocation Conference held last week in downtown Detroit was an electric mix of education and enlightenment.  The Great Lakes Relocation Council’s insightful annual event provides relocation professionals with the opportunity to learn and strategize new ways to streamline the relocation process for clients and transferees alike.  This year’s conference offered informative breakout sessions on topics such as relocation tax updates, global mobility trends, and mortgage industry news. Relocation America International was proud to have been a Platinum sponsor for the event.

Conference attendance was abundant drawing many relocation professionals from across the Great Lakes region as well as from around the country.  Peggy Smith, CEO of Worldwide ERC®, was also in attendance (her first time visiting Detroit!) and provided an informative and gracious closing address.  Her remarks outlined the growth and promise of the relocation industry and stressed the move from relocation being a transactional industry to one with a true seat at the talent acquisition table.

The host committee from the Detroit Regional Relocation Council did a wonderful job of planning this memorable relocation event at the Book Cadillac Hotel which showcased the buzz that currently surrounds Detroit and its transformation from a muscle economy to a brain economy.  Attendees were also treated to an uplifting performance by Larry Callahan & Selected of God Choir.

In the coming weeks the Relocation Review will post informative information gleaned from each of the breakout sessions so that we may share what was learned with all of our clients, prospects and transferring employees.  Be sure to follow us and stay tuned!

Worldwide ERC® is the workforce mobility association for professionals who oversee, manage, or support U.S. domestic and international employee transfer. The organization was founded in 1964 to help members overcome the challenges of workforce mobility.

 

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