What is the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA)? This is a non-profit trade association that has existed since 1936 and is currently based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to represent and improve the moving and storage industry. The membership of the association has currently 4000 professional moving companies that ship household belongings cross country. These companies provide not only moving but also storing your things in a warehouse if needed.

For the purpose AMSA has an education foundation – The Moving & Storage Institute (MSI). It is the “philanthropic arm of the American Moving and Storage Association” and was created to provide education opportunities for people in the storage and moving industry, implement wider understanding of the shipment of household belongings and warehousing. Recently the MSI has expanded its activities in order to have a stronger impact on the people and companies like the National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT). NAIT has a lot of functions one of which is to help the moving and warehouse industry function more efficiently and effectively.


IMC (International Mobility Convention) is a fellowship of like-minded international movers and relocation experts that want to change the way the industry communicates and networks. Their founding members are from Asia and Europe, with over 20 years industry experience in creating, building, and running successful moving companies. Founded in 2011, IMC has radiply grown to over 1,100 members in 120 countries. With Asia as their meeting ground, the IMC offers QMS the benefit of global-focused networking with companies from every hemisphere, and the exchange of ideas and innovations that make us better at what we do.