50th Annual Meeting for the International Association of Movers!

The International Association of Movers (IAM) invites you to join us at the 50th Annual Meeting, as we come together not only to network, attend business sessions, and conduct elections, but also to joyfully celebrate the Association's Golden Anniversary – yes, 50 years since the founding in 1962 of the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America.

This is an important milestone in IAM’s history: Appropriately, we'll be celebrating the past and moving forward together as we begin charting the next half century of IAM and its role in the Industry.  Please join us Wednesday, October 10 through Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

This year, to celebrate, we have made a couple of changes and have added a NEW SPONSORSHIP, NEW OFFERS and NEW EVENTS to the schedule, as well as changed some long-standing events with NEW DATES and TIMES.  Please make note of the following exciting new changes:

Join the celebration and show your company's support for IAM and your colleague members with a short 50th Anniversary message in a pre-designed ad template.  CLICK HERE to view the sample template.  You will provide the personal message and logo or photograph to accompany it.  This one-time offer can be purchased when you register for the conference.

Please be sure to download a copy of the 2012 Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus by clicking HERE to view the unique opportunity for Platinum Sponsorship during our 50th Annual Meeting.  This first-time Sponsorship is limited to two companies.

NEW EVENT – OPENING DAY- Wednesday, October 10, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
IAM- YP Membership Soccer Tournament
Check out the IAM-YP page link for further information about this event by clicking HERE.

NEW DAY & TIME – Thursday, October 11, from 8:00am to 10:00am
IAM Membership Breakfast, 2012 Hall of Honor Inductions and AFW Scholarship Fund Contributor Acknowledgement

NEW EVENT – Saturday, October 13, from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Farewell Exhibitors Lunch – Traditional Maryland Seafood Feast

In addition to the new events and times, your favorites are returning to the Annual Meeting:

Goldfinger Casino
The Goldfinger Casino, the 3rd annual fund raising event benefiting the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund, will be hosted following the Opening Reception, on Wednesday, October 10.  Whether you take part in the ever - popular Texas Hold’em Tournament (seats limited) hang out at the black jack table in the casino, or spin the roulette wheel, this is one event you do not want miss.  Tickets can be purchased during the registration process or onsite at the registration desk.

Knowledge Lab
What you need to know in a hour or so- that is the Knowledge Lab.  Session keeps attendees well-informed of industry updates and changes, and IAM programs and policies.  For an updated list of Knowledge Lab sessions and speakers click HERE.

IAM GlobalMatch
Looking to arrange a meeting with a registered attendee prior to the conference?  Then sign up for IAM GlobalMatch, the official IAM online communication application that makes it easy and convenient to arrange one-on-one meetings while at the conference.  Click HERE to visit the GlobalMatch home page for more information.

2012 Important Reminders

  • Early Bird registration ends on Friday, July 27, 2012.  Make sure to register now to take advantage of the discounted rate!
  • You must register for the conference by September 14, 2012 in order to have your name listed in our onsite conference program book.
  • Stay up-to-date on the meeting schedule by clicking on the Schedule of Events Page, updated frequently.  To view the page please click HERE.
  • Stay informed of all conference information by checking your email for updates on agenda, events and much more.

All the IAM staff is looking forward to celebrating our anniversary with you at the National Harbor!