Atlas Forum on Moving to Feature Well-Known Sportscaster Dick Vitale

April 1, 1998

EVANSVILLE, (Ind.) -- The 31st Annual Atlas Van Lines Forum on Moving will feature a list of noted speakers, from relocation industry experts to network basketball persona Dick Vitale. Held April 30 - May 1, 1998 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, the Forum will provide relocation professionals nationwide with an opportunity to discuss future challenges facing the relocation industry.

In keeping with the theme of this year's Forum -- "Exchange of Ideas" -- relocation administrators from some of America's leading companies will share ideas and information on how to keep pace with the changing relocation landscape. The Forum will host panel discussions on important issues facing the industry, such as how to design effective relocation programs, the secrets behind a successful move, evaluating relocation supplier performance, and how to assure claim-free packaging on household goods.

Keynote speaker Dick Vitale, ESPN's top college basketball analyst, will share his thoughts on thriving in a competitive environment. Fresh from the NCAA Basketball Tournament, Vitale will also provide his unique insight into the competitive field of college basketball. Known for his "Vitale-isms," such as "Awesome Baby" and "PTPer" he has developed two nationally acclaimed television specials entitled "The Game of Life" and the "Game Plan for Life."

Other keynote speakers at this year's Forum include C.W. Metcalf and Mark Sanborn. Metcalf, author and motivational speaker, will talk about what it takes to succeed; in life and in business. Sanborn, an internationally recognized speaker, will present his views on leadership, team building, customer service and mastering change.

Recent Forums have featured such noted speakers as Sam Donaldson, Jack Kemp, Marlin Fitzwater, Henry Kissinger, and Alexander Haig.

Media is invited to attend the Forum. For more information, contact Atlas' Director of Corporate Communications Jim Huth at 812-421-7183.

With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, Atlas Van Lines is a major transporter of household goods and special products through some 600 agents across the U.S. and Canada, and over 800 worldwide.