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Editorial Calendar for the Portal

The International Association of Movers magazine, The Portal, is read by thousands around the world and mailed to more than 170 countries six times a year. It is our members' premier information, advertising and communications resource. We welcome submissions of articles and news from our members in every issue. The Submit Your Story page details regular columns to which you may submit articles and news, as well as our submission guidelines and instructions.


Themes for 2023 Issues
January/February (Deadline: January 6, 2023)

Practices and Principles: The Art and Ethics of Doing Business Together

This issue will focus on how companies can best work together and develop trust, focusing on the roles of certificate programs like IAMTrusted, the RPP and Dispute Settlement systems, compliance and arbitration programs, the Code of Ethics, and more.

March/April (Deadline: February 24)

East Asia: A Regional Focus

In a first for the Portal magazine, we highlight the stories and experiences of our members in East Asia: China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Learn about what doing business means for these companies, the unique challenges they face, and how they survive and succeed in their diverse markets.


May/June (Deadline: April 19 (extended from April 15))


The Critical Role of Volunteer Leaders in IAM

At IAM, we recognize the immense value of our volunteer leaders' experience, dedication, and deep industry knowledge. While the IAM Executive Committee may be the most well-known group, we have a vast network of volunteer leaders who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our association moving forward. We want to take this opportunity to highlight these individuals and working groups, and demonstrate how every member can get involved and make a difference in shaping the future of IAM.


July/August (Deadline: June 15)


IAM-YP Focus: Think Globally, Act Locally


"Think globally, act locally" is a phrase that suggests that people should consider the global consequences of their actions and try to make a positive impact in their local communities. It is often used in the context of environmentalism and sustainable development. It suggests that individuals and communities can contribute to global efforts to protect the environment and promote social justice by taking action in their neighborhoods and towns. The phrase emphasizes the interconnectedness of the world and the importance of considering the long-term impact of our actions.

The July/August issue of the IAM-YP Portal magazine will showcase how member organizations have embraced corporate social responsibility (CSR) to fulfill their business goals and principles and how companies implemented CSR programs.


September/October (Deadline: August 15)


IAM 61st Annual Meeting Preview

What to Expect at the Annual Meeting: An overview of planned events and the people who make it all happen.


November/December (Deadline: November 1)

Perspectives on the 61st Annual Meeting & Expo: A recap and screenshot/photo review of the Annual Meeting.


Please submit editorial content, including all news stories, to Will Kohudic, Editor.

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