Move Ahead! Cartus Celebrates at 18th Annual Global Network Relocation Conference
Posted by Pat DeDonato: SVP, Supply Chain Management
It’s been 18 years since Cartus began holding our annual Global Network conference, and the energy and excitement of the event never ceases to amaze me! Coming together with our supplier partners—360 network members, representing 170 companies from 39 countries—to share ideas, challenges, best practices, and share new solutions for our clients and their employees, is very powerful.
The theme of this year’s conference, MOVE AHEAD, reflects a growing recognition of the power and importance in our roles to lead the industry and meet the next level of service excellence. Whether we are improving through the speed of technology, providing industry leadership, or bringing new products to the marketplace, our relationships with our suppliers are vital to our ability to evolve and grow.
And now, for the winners…
One of the most rewarding aspects of the conference is being able to recognize all of the incredible award winners for their exemplary service and achievements over the past year. This year, the top honors—the Masters Cup for overall excellence—went to GInter of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the top supplier in the category of All Things Moving, and Reloko Relocation of Seoul, South Korea, named the top supplier in the category of All Things Home-Related.
Also honored at the ceremony were winners of 185 other awards, given for consistent exceptional service to Cartus’ customers, as well as those who invested in innovations that improved service. Award winners were named at the Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels in the categories of “Commitment to Excellence” and “Innovation.” In addition, we delivered 129 Global Network Certificates for each supplier that qualified for the rigorous Cartus certification standards.
We continued our annual Global Citizenship Awards to companies for their commitment to making an impact on the health, welfare, and safety of others, and/or for improving a community’s quality of life on a national or international basis. This year, five companies were recognized as 2018 Global Citizenship winners: GO Destination Services of Carmel, Indiana, Tokyo Orientations of Tokyo, Japan, Elite Moving Systems of London, United Kingdom, Atlas World Group of Evansville, Indiana, and Arpin Group of Rhode Island, USA. Cartus is pleased to make donations to the charitable funds of each of these companies.
I couldn’t be prouder of the dedicated members of our network who, like Cartus, set a very high bar for service excellence for our clients and their relocating employees. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event!