When the removal industry’s gold standard for quality, the International Federation for International Movers (FIDI), holds its 64th annual conference in 2015, Cape Town will again host this prestigious gathering.
Stuttaford Van Lines’ relationship with FIDI commenced in the 1950’s (shortly after FIDI’s establishment), granting SVL the title of being the first removal company in Africa to affiliate with FIDI.
SVL’s branches in Johannesburg and Windhoek are both FIDI Accredited International Movers (FAIM) – complying with stringent quality audits of all aspects of their removals services – and as a brand Stuttaford Van Lines is also one of seven industry players comprising the local FIDI South Africa association.
The FIDI Conference rotates between countries each year, and 2015 will be only the third time that South Africa hosts the conference in FIDI’s history, and Cape Town’s second opportunity. This decision was an important one, given the distances hundreds of delegates will be travelling from North America, Europe and Asia.
“Hosting the FIDI Conference in South Africa is significant because it is one of the most important events on the international removal industry’s annual calendar,” explains SVL Director Laura Wegener.
“In addition to introducing or re-introducing Cape Town to the cream of the industry’s delegates and their accompanying families, it is also an honour for us as it recognises the key role South Africa plays in the removals industry worldwide.”
The 2015 FIDI Conference opens on March 29 in Cape Town, and will follow a tight programme of speaker presentations and networking events until it closes on April 1.
FIDI South Africa’s members – including Stuttaford Van Lines – are scheduled to host a special function on March 30 for all conference delegates, representing the country’s removal industry.
“As Stuttaford Van Lines we look forward to another opportunity to host our valued industry colleagues in our home country, and we are deeply engaged in planning to ensure a memorable conference for all delegates,” promises Wegener.
More details on Stuttaford Van Lines’ participation in the 2015 FIDI Conference will be unveiled in upcoming newsletters.