The FIDI Conference

PROGRAMME

The 2020 FIDI Conference promises to be a memorable experience. Set in the mezmerizing city of Osaka, Japan, attendees will have a wide choice of exciting and exotic social activities and tours, as well as high-level business sessions and workshops.

Please note that some details in the programme still need to be confirmed and all start and end times might change before the event.

2020 FIDI Conference Day-by-Day

DayStart timeEnd timeNameLocationDescriptionObservations
Saturday, 25 April12h4516h15FIDI 39 Club Sport Event: Bushido Kendo TrainingMaruzen Intec Arena OsakaThis is your opportunity to experience Kendo, a modern expression of traditional Japanese swordsmanship and martial arts that uses bamboo swords.Open to all.
Free for FIDI 39 Club members.
Pre-registration required.
€ 95.00
Saturday, 25 April18h3021h00FIDI 39 Club Pre Party Sushi MakingSushi MakingLearn how to roll the perfect sushi from the true artists - and get to know your fellow 39 Club members in a fun and informal setting!Open only to 39 Club members.
Saturday, 25 April21h3002h00FIDI 39 Club PartyGiraffe Night ClubJoin the FIDI 39 Club for the best party in town!
Open to all.
Free for FIDI 39 Club members.
Pre-registration required.

DayStart TimeEnd TimeNameLocationDescriptionObservations
Sunday, 26 April09h0015h30FIDI Delegates MeetingConference hotel / HakuchoDuring the Delegates meeting, the FIDI Board and Secretary General invite all the representatives of the FIDI Associations to discuss the issues that will be voted on during the General Assembly.By invitation.
Open only to representatives of FIDI Associations.
Sunday, 26 April10h0016h00FIDI 39 Club ConferenceConference hotel / KujakuThe FIDI 39 Club conference is the main activity of the 39 Club. This year, the conference will focus on finding your "ikigai" in your professional life, and how to leverage the tools at hand to thrive.Mandatory for all FIDI 39 Club members.
Sunday, 26 April15h0016h30Panel discussion: "Leading change: How to prepare your team and business for transformation"Conference hotel / Fuyo BLead by Joleen Lauffer from AiRES, our panelists will discuss the challenges faced by our industry and how to lead your company and team through changing times.Open to all.
Free of charge.
Sunday, 26 April16h0017h00FIDI Newcomers Speed Networking EventConference hotel / Fuyo AIf it is your first time attending a FIDI Conference, join this informative session and meet the FIDI Board, office and fellow attendees.Open to newcomers to the FIDI Conference only.
Free of charge.
Sunday, 26 April18h0020h00FIDI Welcome receptionSumiyoshi TaishaJoin the FIDI Board and other FIDI Affiliates for the Welcome Reception at the beautiful Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine.Open to all.
Free of charge.

DayStart TimeEnd TimeNameLocationDescriptionObservations
Monday, 27 April07h0008h00FIDI Yoga session – Fundraiser for Healing with FeelingConference hotel / TachibanaOne hour yoga session kindly instructed by Purnima Parmeshwaran from FIDI Affiliate IGL Relocation, India. Come and boost your mind, body and soul ahead of busy meeting days. All proceeds go to Healing with Feeling in India, FIDI’s new charity project which supports two junior schools in impoverished communities in India. Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 30.00 €
Monday, 27 April09h0010h45Roll CallConference hotel / Naniwa ABCome and be part of FIDI's long standing tradition! During the roll-call FIDI's President will present the highlights of the FIDI community over the past year and you will be able to find out who is attending the Osaka Conference.Open to all.
Free of charge.
Monday, 27 April11h1512h30Keynote Speaker: Tommy Spaulding "Heart-led Leadership"Conference hotel / Naniwa ABRenowned speaker Tommy Spaulding will make a convincing case for the importance of empathy and trust in leadership.Open to all.
Free of charge.
Monday, 27 April13h3017h30Quirky Osaka Tour (half day)Conference hotel / lobbyThis Quirky Osaka Tour will take you for a 4-hour walk to temples and venues that are off the beaten track.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 75.00 €
Monday, 27 April14h0017h30Osaka Cycling Tour (half day)Conference hotel / lobbyThis half-day Osaka CyclingTour is a relaxing 3-hour bicycle ride through the greener and more cultural north side of Osaka. The trip of approx. 14km is mostly flat, so that even beginners can participate.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 150.00 €
Monday, 27 April14h0016h00FCC workshop I: Overview of the FAIM 3.2 Quality StandardConference hotel / TokiThe FAIM Coordination Centre will give an in-depth presentation on the FAIM 3.2 Quality Standard and compliance procedure.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Free of charge.
Monday, 27 April19h0000h00FIDI Asia eveningConference hotel / NaniwaJoin FIDI Asia for a spectacular evening of fun and dancing.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Free of charge.

DayStart TimeEnd TimeNameLocationDescriptionObservations
Tuesday, 28 April07h00 08h00FIDI Yoga session – Fundraiser for Healing with FeelingConference hotel / TachibanaOne hour yoga session kindly instructed by Purnima Parmeshwaran from FIDI Affiliate IGL Relocation, India. Come and boost your mind, body and soul ahead of busy meeting days. All proceeds go to Healing with Feeling in India, FIDI’s new charity project which supports two junior schools in impoverished communities in India. Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 30.00 €
Tuesday, 28 April07h30 08h30FIDI Charity RunConference hotel / lobbyRun for charity! Join the FIDI runners on an easy 5km run and raise funds for FIDI's charity project.
Thank you to our Sponsor, Gerson Relocation!
Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 50.00 €
Tuesday, 28 April08h0017h30Kyoto Tour (full day)Conference hotel / lobbyExplore Japan’s former imperial capital and visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 175.00 €
Tuesday, 28 April09h0017h00Nara Tour (full day)Conference hotel / lobbyDiscover mesmerizing Nara, which was Japan’s capital in the 8th century, and its many temples and shrines which have remained unchanged by time.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 175.00 €
Tuesday, 28 April08h0017h30Kobe Sake Breweries Tour (full day)Conference hotel / lobbyVisit some of Kobe's sake breweries located in the Nada district, Japan's top sake producing region.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 175.00 €
Tuesday, 28 April10h0012h00FCC workshop II: "Introduction to the FAIM DSP Certification"Conference hotel / TokiThe FAIM Coordination Centre will introduce the new FAIM DSP Certification, which will be available to FIDI affiliated companies who provide DSP services.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Free of charge.
Tuesday, 28 April13h3016h30Soba Noodles Making
Conference hotel / lobbyLearn the process of making the traditional soba noodles from scratch in a hands-on and exclusive session. It looks simple but you will see it is a very delicate process. The tour will last aprox. 3 hours.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 150.00 €
Tuesday, 28 April13h3017h30Osaka Cycling Tour (half day)Conference hotel / lobbyThis half-day Osaka Bike Tour will take you on a relaxing ride through the greener and more cultural north side of Osaka.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 150.00 €
Tuesday, 28 April13h3017h30Quirky Osaka Tour (half day)Conference hotel / lobbyBy going on the Quirky Osaka Tour, you will discover hidden temples and venues that are off the beaten track. This easy walking tour will last for aprox. 4 hours.Open to all.
Pre-registration required.
Cost: 75.00 €

DayStart TimeEnd TimeNameLocationDescriptionObservations
Wednesday, 29 April09h0010h00Panel discussion: "Leadership and Diversity"Conference hotel / Naniwa ABWhat does it take to be a leader? How can diversity shake things up in a good way? Our manel of industry experts will dig deep into the hot topic of gender parity and diversity in our industry, what challenges need to be overcome and the opportunities that exist.Open to all.
Free of charge.
Wednesday, 29 April10h3011h30Panel discussion: "Auditing or Artificial Intelligence? The future of invoice auditing"Conference hotel / Naniwa ABAuditing in the relocation world is going through tremendous changes. Join FIDI's Jesse van Sas and experts from the auditing world and RMCs, as they discuss invoice auditing and how technology is changing the landscape for the auditors, RMCs and movers. This is your chance to participate in what promisese to be a lively debate!Open to all.
Free of charge.
Wednesday, 29 April12h1513h00General AssemblyConference hotel / Naniwa ABOpen to all.
Free of charge.
Wednesday, 29 April14h0015h30Workshop: "How to brand your business through content marketing"Conference hotel / tbcFIDI Focus editor, Dominic Weaver, will explain the basics of content marketing and how to brand your business. Best suited for small-to-medium companies.Open to all.
Free of charge.
Registration required.
Wednesday, 29 April19h0020h00FIDI Presidents' CocktailConference hotel / Networking loungeJoin FIDI's President for a pre-dinner cocktail.Open to all.
Free of charge.
Wednesday, 29 April19h0002h00Gala dinnerConference hotel / Naniwa ABCDThe Gala Dinner marks the end of the FIDI Conference, and will be a night to remember!Open to all.
Free of charge.

Highlights of the 2020 FIDI Conference Programme

Discover some of the wonders in and around Osaka by joining one of the special FIDI tours – there is something for everybody’s taste!

The 2020 FIDI Conference brings you a series of high-level business sessions and panel discussions. This year we will be focussing on the broad theme of “Leadership” – make sure to join in on the conversation and make your voice heard!

Like every year, the FIDI team have prepared workshop sessions to help you in your business. These workshops will provide an insight into the most recent developments to the the FAIM 3.2 Standard and the introduction of the new FAIM-DSP Modular Certification scheme.

As part of their own conference, the FIDI 39 Club offer a series of fun and insightful activities to their members and all attendees. Don’t miss out on the fun!