Discussing the Future of Relocation at the “Challenge of Change” Event

October 25, 2021

BGRS’s COO, Bob Olmsted, took part in an industry panel exploring the future of global mobility and relocation after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sharing and exchanging knowledge with supplier partners and members of relocation industry associations is a critical aspect of BGRS’s global supplier network management. Bob Olmsted, Chief Operating Officer of BGRS, recently joined a panel of industry thought leaders at the “Global Mobility Leaders Discuss the Future of Relocation” meeting at the International Association of Movers (IAM) 59th Annual “The Challenge of Change” Meeting & Expo on October 14, 2021. The panelists discussed how the future of work and business travel will shape relocation requirements, as well as, what strategies need to be implemented for future success.

During this year’s conference, Olmsted and other industry leaders weighed the challenges that the mobility sector faced over the last year during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Olmsted prompted the panelists and attendees to consider any silver linings and resulting implications for innovation in how mobility services are delivered, ways to capitalize on changes in how business is being conducted, and how to assess critical long-term impact on the types and volumes of moves or assignments.

Members and attendees of the conference included moving industry, government and military, and corporate personnel.

The International Association of Movers (IAM) is the moving and forwarding industry’s largest global trade association. The association is comprised of over 2,000 members from organizations that provide moving, forwarding, and shipping services in over 170 companies. BGRS has been a proud member of the association for years and has attended prior conferences.

Ask yourself if your organization has witnessed any silver linings or opportunities for innovation to address challenges or benefits of systematizing new business procedures after the COVID-19 pandemic.