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May 10, 2019 |

Hilldrup was a proud participant of the 2019 FIDI Conference in Amsterdam. There, over 600 FIDI professionals from across the world met to connect, network, and discuss and receive updates on the industry’s latest news and trends. We were grateful for the opportunity to attend the annual General Assembly event and especially the induction of Ebru Demirel as FIDI’s first female president!

This year’s conference took place at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. John Warlick, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, International and John Seal, Senior Vice President, Operations – DMV, represented Hilldrup during the four-day event.

“Hilldrup’s attendance at FIDI and our application of what we learn at the conference is critical to providing the best experience and moving solutions to our clients, as well as for the training and development of our teams,” explained John Warlick.

In fact, our commitment to furthering our training, development and commitment to quality recently earned Hilldrup FIDI Academy’s Platinum Award 2018.

During the event, we were not only able to enjoy the company of our fellow colleagues from around the world but also witness our colleague and dear friend, Ebru Demirel, President of Asya International Movers based out of Istanbul, be introduced as President of the FIDI Board, the first time a woman has held that position.

“We couldn’t be more proud and excited for Ebru to fulfill this role and see the strides that will be made for FIDI and its members through her leadership,” said John Warlick.

In fact, we were honored to welcome Ebru to our corporate headquarters in Stafford, VA earlier this year and look forward to continuing to be a resource to Ebru and her colleagues at FIDI.

Following the 2019 FIDI Convention, John Seal joined fellow FIDI Academy Trainers as part of a “Train the Trainer” event where the two-day meeting focused on planning future FIDI Academy developments.

We’re grateful for the opportunity to attend and participate during the conference and FIDI Academy Training. We look forward to next year’s events with FIDI!

The 2019 FIDI Conference took place at the Grand Hotel Krasnarolsky is the heart of Amsterdam where over 600 FIDI members met to network and learn about industry updates throughout the four-day event.

FIDI’s Conference is an annual event that this year took place from March 31st – April 3rd in Amsterdam.

Ebru Demirel (featured) was introduced for the first time as FIDI’s president during the 2019 FIDI Conference in Amsterdam. We couldn’t be more proud of our colleague and friend. Congratulations, Ebru!

John Seal, Senior Vice President, Operations – DMV (pictured top row, second from right), joins fellow FIDI Academy Trainers during the two-day event, “Train the Trainer,” to plan future FIDI Academy developments. 

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