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OMNI Conference 5th – 8th April 2019

This year’s conference will be held in the beautiful city of Seville.

Join OMNI members from around the globe at this stunning location for four days of high-level business and networking.

We hope to see you there…

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Conference Dates 2019

Friday 5th April – OMNI Golf Tournament & Welcome Night

Saturday 6th April – Conference Day One & Andalusian Evening

Sunday 7th April – Conference Day Two & Tapas Hopping & Free Evening

Monday 8th April – Conference Day Three & Gala Dinner

Tuesday 9th April – Departures

Conference Overview

Some cities blast you away, others slowly win you over. Seville disarms and seduces you. Its historic centre, lorded over by a colossal Gothic cathedral, is an intoxicating mix of resplendent Mudéjar palaces, baroque churches and winding medieval lanes.

Flamenco and authentic tapas restaurants keep the intimacy and intensity of these centuries-old traditions alive, whilst aristocratic mansions recall the city’s past as a showcase Moorish capital and, later, a 16th-century metropolis rich on the back of New World trade.

A beautiful, green city with many pedestrianised areas, Seville is a city you can discover in your own time, strolling through the winding streets and plazas.

This year’s conference has been given the theme “Growing your business”.

During our business sessions we will be looking at growth opportunities in core household-goods activities and DSP services as well as other related areas.

We’ll also discuss what alternative revenue streams may be available to OMNI member companies.

We will spend some time looking at technological advancements and innovations in our industry, as well as updates in compliance, relocation and ocean freight services.

All this whilst providing great networking opportunities at the highest level.

Once again our unique mix of business sessions, free time and social events combines to form a conference you won’t want to miss.

Your Stay

Commissioned by the King of Spain to play host to international dignitaries during the 1929 Exhibition, Hotel Alfonso XIII remains an iconic cultural landmark. Centrally located in the historic quarter of Santa Cruz, it sits next to Reales Alcázares and Seville Cathedral.

Following a significant renovation, completed in 2012, the hotel’s distinguished architecture and Moorish detailing have been enriched, showcasing native Andalusian design and heritage to a new generation of traveller.

  • Average Temperature
    13 - 21°C

  • Time Difference
    +1 hour GMT

  • Getting There
    15 mins from Seville Airport

Itinerary

Day 1

FRIDAY 5TH APRIL

  1. Breakfast is available in the Hotel Restaurant for those who arrived on Thursday 4 April.

  2. The OMNI Registration and Hospitality Desk will be open in the hotel foyer. The OMNI Conference Team will be available to assist you with plenty of ideas of how to spend your free time in Seville.

  3. The 2018 OMNI Golf Tournament

  4. Olive Oil Tour Day Trip. An alternative to Golf for early arrivals and a chance to visit Carmona, another impressive Spanish city.

  5. Welcome to Seville! A chance to catch up with old friends and new with a welcome reception in the wonderful gardens of the Hotel Alfonso XIII.

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Day 2

SATURDAY 6TH APRIL

  1. Breakfast is available in the Hotel Restaurant.

  2. The OMNI Registration and Hospitality Desk will be open in the hotel foyer.

  3. Business Session. Our opening session will be in Salon Andalucía on the ground floor. Please remember to wear your conference badge.

  4. Lunch will be served in the Salon Cartuja.

  5. An afternoon at leisure and a chance to explore the city.
    An opportunity to take part in one of our optional tours.

  6. Andalusian Evening at Bodegas Góngora
    Depart for a short drive outside of the city to the rural surrounds of Seville, and the rustic Bodegas Góngora Winery. Founded in 1682, here they are famed for their sherry wines. Now in its 7th generation of being managed by the same family, we are invited for the evening to share their experience and skill in the ageing of wine. As well as a tour of the cellars, we’ll celebrate the Andalusian region sharing food, wine, song and dance.

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Day 3

SUNDAY 7TH APRIL

  1. Breakfast is available in the Hotel Restaurant.

  2. The OMNI Registration and Hospitality Desk will be open in the hotel foyer.

  3. Business Session in Salon Andalucía on the ground floor. Please remember to wear your conference badge.

  4. Time to take part in a favourite Sevillian pastime – Tapas Hopping!

  5. Enjoy an evening of leisure and enjoy one of the excellent restaurants that Seville has to offer. The OMNI team are on hand with recommendations.

Day 4

MONDAY 8TH APRIL

  1. Breakfast is available in the Hotel Restaurant.

  2. The OMNI Registration and Hospitality Desk will be open in the hotel foyer.

  3. Business Session in Salon Andalucía on the ground floor. Please remember to wear your conference badge.

  4. Lunch will be served in Salon Hispanic.

    After lunch, enjoy one of the optional tours available.

  5. Farewell Dinner at Casa Salinas
    Depart the Hotel in style, in horse and carriage for a tour of some of Seville’s famous sites, before a final night to celebrate another unforgettable OMNI Conference, at Casa Salinas.

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Day 5

TUESDAY 9TH APRIL

  1. Breakfast is available in the Hotel Restaurant.

  2. The OMNI Registration and Hospitality Desk will be open in the hotel foyer.

  3. For those of you making your way home, we have a number of airport transfers arranged. As always we do appreciate knowing in advance your departure airport, flight number, airline and onward destination – it really does help to make this a smooth operation.

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GOLF TOURNAMENT

FRIDAY 5TH APRIL

Designed by Spanish golf legend José María Olazábal, Real Club Sevilla Golf is regarded as one of the finest golf courses throughout Europe.

The course is an absolute gem and is considered to have the best greens in Spain, even rivalling Valderrama.

The fairways are generous, but trouble is just around the corner in the shape of numerous well-placed bunkers and substantial greenside lakes. Bring some spare balls!

DRESS CODE

Golf attire is required at all times. Golf attire includes: golf shirts with collar, golf trousers, long tailored shorts, golf shoes with soft spikes (non-metal). Proper attire does not include: T-shirts, jeans, collarless shirts or running clothes.

Your price includes return transfers, drinks and lunch. Caddies are available to book when you make your registration, and golf carts are available to hire on the day.

OPTIONAL TOURS

SATURDAY 6TH APRIL / MONDAY 8TH APRIL

Tour 1

SEVILLE MONUMENT TOUR (3 HOURS)

This is a walking tour focussing on the two major monuments of Seville (the Cathedral and Royal Alcazar) as well as the Santa Cruz quarter surrounding them.

The “Magna Hispalensis”, (the Cathedral of Seville) is the third largest church in the world after St. Petrus Basilica in Vatican and St Paul’s in London. Legend tells that the local Church leaders said “Let’s build such an impressive monument that whoever visits Seville should think we are crazy”. This amazing example of the Spanish Gothic style holds the great mausoleum of Christopher Columbus as well as an impressive major altar. The tower of the Cathedral, called “La Giralda”, is the universal symbol of Seville. It was the old Moorish minaret preserved by the Christians as their tower because of its beautiful architecture.

In front of the Cathedral, you find the Alcazar, a true witness of the cultural cross of Seville. On its site, there were first Roman Necropolis, a Paleo Christian basilica, Visigoth buildings and finally a beautiful Moorish fortress dating back to the 10th century. Each Catholic king living in it added its own part to the palace (mudejar, gothic or renaissance style) according to their era and personal tastes. Nowadays it is the residence of our kings whenever they come to Seville, and Game of Thrones fans will recognize it as home to the King of Dorne.

Santa Cruz District is the name of the old Jewish sector of the city. It is placed besides the Cathedral and Alcazar and nowadays it is a quiet pedestrian area plenty of narrow streets with flowered courtyard, white houses, chapels, taverns and souvenir shops.

This tour includes: bilingual guide, entrance fees to monuments (Cathedral, Giralda Tower and Royal Alcazar Palace) and whispers (compulsory in these monuments).

Tour 2

CATHEDRAL ROOF TOUR (1.5 HOURS)

A visit of the Cathedral’s rooftop and interior balconies. This is an exclusive visit and only a handful of visitors to the city have had the opportunity to make it.

Once inside the third biggest church of the world, after St. Peter of the Vatican and St. Pauls in London, your guide will lead you from treasure to treasure during a unique and unforgettable visit. You will admire the sculpted works of art, engraving and painting of this sacred place from the interior balconies, having a unique view of the cathedral from above and getting the opportunity to observe the great details of the stained windows.

The visit will continue on the rooftops, offering amazing views overlooking the city where the guide will be unveiling the legends and curiosities about this incredible monument.

After the guided visit of the Cathedral rooftop, we will enjoy a panoramic walk through the Santa Cruz quarter, located just behind the Cathedral. The Santa Cruz quarter is the former Jewish quarter. Today it is a charming little touristic quarter, full of white houses with flowered courtyard, tapas bars and souvenirs shops.

Note the tour includes climbing approximately 500 steps in small and at times, dark stairwells.

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OLIVE OIL TOUR (CARMONA AND BASILIPPO)

FRIDAY 5TH APRIL

An alternative to the golf day, and a wonderful introduction to the region for early arrivals.

Visiting Carmona, a beautiful village located 40-minutes from Seville. There, we will visit the unique Necropolis, then walk through the city centre and enjoy a guided visit of the Convent of Santa Clara where nuns still create their own pastries. Then, we will head back to Seville but will make a stop at Basilippo, a farmhouse specialized in olive oils, and will enjoy a 90-minute guided visit of the property surrounded by 6,000 olive trees, to learn how the “liquid gold of Andalusia” is created. We will also enjoy an olive oil tasting conducted by a local expert. The tour includes return coach transfers, English speaking guides and lunch.

Speakers

Mark Oakeshott Mark Oakeshott

A seasoned corporate executive, Mark Oakeshott’s career reflects numerous achievements in leadership roles within the moving industry. In April 2018, Mark established Mark Oakeshott Consulting LLC to leverage this experience to provide strategic and tactical guidance to international moving companies in addition to professional support for merger and acquisition projects.

Prior to this, Mark spent 14 months with Crater Group Co., a growing technology and services company focused on transforming the moving experience for customers.
Mark is best known for his career with SIRVA Inc., a global leader in the moving and relocation market. With a strong strategic mind-set, Mark served as Senior Vice President & European Growth Officer, developing and executing SIRVA’s expansion strategy on the European Continent in the relocation and move management business segments. In addition to this, Mark retained Global Supply Chain management for SIRVA’s International Moving Network in more than 150 countries.

Raquel Moreno Lund Raquel Moreno Lund

Born in Switzerland, of a Spanish father and a German mother, Raquel studied in Germany where she finished high school in 1987. Raquel kept travelling and lived in different cities in Spain (Madrid, Cordoba, Algeciras) before finally settling down in Seville where she studied tourism.

Raquel has been working as an official local guide for 11 years. Her personal interests (nature, environment, agriculture and history among others) means Seville is the perfect city for her with its passion for horses, brave bulls, olive oil and wine production, and it’s incredible history.

According to Raquel, Seville provides so many options for study and investigations, related to so many varied subjects, that every day is a new opportunity to learn and improve, but also a new opportunity to work with clients with a renewed interest and passion.

Valeska Idarraga Valeska Idarraga

Co-Founder & CMO at Paladar y Tomar

Valeska was born in Barcelona. She inherited a talent for cooking from her Basque grandmother, a chef for 30 years at one of the most prestigious Spanish restaurants, and from her French father she has acquired the taste for gastronomic culture.

Valeska has lived in France, Switzerland and USA and she speaks Spanish, French, English, Italian and Catalan. She loves cooking and hosting private receptions at home. Valeska is also an Advanced Sherry Wine Technician, recognized by the Regulation Counsel of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry since 2015. She lives in Jerez the perfect location for working with Spain’s finest wine producers.

Participation List

Argentina Lift-Van International Co. SAC Facundo Urtubey
Transpack Argentina Cliff Williamson
Australia Kent Relocation Services Stephen Alves
Nuss International Nigel Saunders
Austria Sobolak International GmbH Jutta Sobolak
Belgium Transworld International NV Barth Sterckx
Ziegler Relocation NV/SA Louis Martin
Brazil FINK Mobility Laura Ganon Serrado & Juca Serrado
Metropolitan Transports SA Fabricio  Bertoldo
Ana Goodman
Pedro  Mello
Wladimir & Martha Mello
Canada Paramount Transportation Systems, Inc. Ole & Tessa Jensen
Michael Keller
Chile Unipack S.A. Luis Silva
Ward Van Lines S.A. Sebastian Laporta Viera Martins
Colombia Aviomar S.A.S. Miguel Florez
Felice Snider
Costa Rica Mudanzas Mundiales S.A. Carlos Zuniga & Teresa Aguilar
Cyprus Orbit Moving & Storage Co. Ltd. Natasha Tavoukjian
Denmark Aspire Mobility Group Sara Lyrum Kronkjaer
Gunnar Moeskjaer
France Grospiron International Jean Luc & Paula Haddad
Germany Fermont International Susie Freifrau Von Verschuer
hasenkamp Relocation Services GmbH Jessica Deutschmann
Greece Orphee Beinoglou Int. Forw. SA Orphee Moschopoulos-Beinoglou & Anthoula Tsakiri
Hong Kong Asian Tigers Mobility, Hong Kong Rob Chipman
India Star Worldwide Group, Pvt Ltd. Aulina Mithal Sood
Indonesia Asian Tigers Mobility, Indonesia Bill & Frida Lloyd
Japan Asian Tigers Mobility, Japan Eric Lim
Yamatane Corporation Nitoy Limbo
Kuwait ATLAS / Alghanim Freight Vivek Pawar
Luxembourg Streff Sarl Max Chorus
Mexico Mudanzas Gou S.A. de C.V. Thomas Schreiner
Trafimar Relocation Services, S.A. de C.V. Willy Toedtli & Dominique Hostettler
Netherlands De Haan Relocation Wouter Hijzen
Voerman International B.V. Wiebe & Marlies Van Bockel
Panama Canal Movers & Logistics Corp. Walter & Analisa Laffitte
Peru Security Int’l Moving S.A.C Mario Martinez & Yvonne De Martinez
Philippines Asian Tigers Mobility, Philippines Gerry & Virginia Lane
Poland Universal Express Relocations Sp. z. o. o. Stefan, Joanne & Maksymilian Hildt
Kinga Motyka
Portugal Global International Relocation Jorge Da Costa
Saudi Arabia Namma Cargo Services Co. Ltd. Mohammed Ali Chowdhury
South Africa AGS Frasers International Cedric & Sandrine Castro
Stuttaford Van Lines Charl Pienaar
Spain SIT Inés Tabuenca
Sweden Alfa Quality Moving AB Bengt Jonsson
Thailand Asian Tigers Mobility, Thailand Keith & Kendra Meader
Turkey Asya International Movers Ebru Demirel
United Arab Emirates Interem Rahul Pillai
United Kingdom GB Liners Ltd. Robert & Trisha Bartup
Robinsons Relocation Ltd. Philippa Robinson
White & Co. Plc Ian & Sandra Palmer
USA Aires Joleen Lauffer
Jeff Wangler
Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage Robert & Janet Bowen
Salvatore & Ann Ferrante
Graebel Movers International, Inc. Dale & Heather Collins
JK Moving Services Philip Wells
Paxton International Frederick Paxton & Steven Kaufman
William & Laura Paxton
Sponsors Pac Global Insurance Brokerage Marc & Martha Wille
OMNI HQ Ian Waters
Chris Ace
Fuse Events Rose Liagridonis
Matt Wilson
The Words Workshop Steve Jordan
Missing Link Adam Briggs
Mike Cornford

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