The Florida Movers & Warehousemen's Association enjoyed a full house at its 2008 Annual Conference, the most successful to date for the trade association with nearly 100 attendees.
Florida movers hear office moving pros and cons
ORLANDO, FL - With the housing market downturn sharply cutting revenues, nearly 100 members of the Florida Movers and Warehousemen's Association (FMWA) wanted to hear what Ed Katz had to say about creating a profitable office moving business. Katz, head of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) shared the pros and cons of diversifying services.

Members from all over the Sunshine State converged on Orlando's Windham Hotel Jan 17 and 18 for the trade association's 2008 annual

conference. As his first official act as this year's chairman, Randy Browning introduced Katz.

Despite turning down the lights for his slide presentation, which followed lunch, Katz' ability to keep the room awake said as much for his skill as a speaker as for his choice of topics.

"Everyone had eyes forward at all times," said Mark Gray of Movers Search Group. Another attendee, Wayne Daniels, senior vice president of Alliance Relocation Services, called Katz' message "right on".

Randy Browning
2008 FMWA Chairman
Bill Benner, Florida sales manager for RENTACRATE, and Ed Katz of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI). RENTACRATE sponsored the January 18 members' luncheon.

(L-R) Randy Browning, FMWA 2008 chairman and owner of Browning Moving & Storage, Sandy Lynch, senior vice president of American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), and Mark Gray, owner of Movers Search Group, which sponsored breakfast for members January 18.