FEDEMAC is the “umbrella” Association of the European moving industry
FEDEMAC is overseen by a General Assembly, that has full authority over the affairs of the organization. The General Assembly is made up of representatives of the FEDEMAC Members (Member Associations and Direct Affiliated Member Companies). The General Assembly meets at least once a year in Europe to review the actions taken and to discuss and decide on the future policy and actions of FEDEMAC.
The Board is the executive body of FEDEMAC. The work of the FEDEMAC Board is supported by FEDEMAC Headquarters.
Bertil Durieux – President, Belgium
Born in Brussels, capital of Europe, Bertil Durieux has been involved in the moving industry for more than 35 years. He has been working in Belgium, Luxembourg and United Kingdom. In 2011, Bertil completed a successful management buyout of the company GENNÉ, that has been managed by him since February 2000.
On November 16th, 2018, Bertil Durieux was elected as FEDEMAC`s President for a three years term, from 2018 to 2021.
A passionate defender of the profession, his main objective is to find the best means to encourage all participants of the industry to differentiate themselves by applying the best quality performance on each and every move. President of the Belgian National Association (CBD-BKV) since 2017, he decided to put his company in new hands and dedicated himself to his National Association.
Stefan Dimitrov – Vice President/Board Member, Bulgaria
Stefan Dimitrov launched his family business in moving and logistics in 1990. The fall of the Berlin Wall created new and exciting opportunities for many Eastern European countries and has enabled Stefan to expand Matrix Relocations into new territories such as former-Yugoslavia and by 2004 he established the company in Greece.
In 2012, with the support of the FEDEMAC Board, President Arnaldo Righetti and the British Removal Association, Stefan actively took part in the creation of the Bulgarian Movers Association (BMA). Later in that year, Stefan was elected as a Member of the Board of FEDEMAC.
Aivars Usans – Vice President/Treasurer/Board Member
Aivars Usans joined FEDEMAC as a Direct Affiliate in 2003 and just a year later he was elected to the FEDEMAC Board. From 2012 to 2015, Aivars was President of FEDEMAC and now continues to contribute to our Federation as one of FEDEMAC’s Board Members.
He established his privately-owned company “FF International Movers” which has grown to be one of the top three moving companies in Latvia, covering all Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) with extended services throughout the European Union.
Aivars has worked in several countries and has been in the freight forwarding and shipping business since 1993. He gained first experience in the area of household goods moving while working at an international freight forwarding company. He holds a degree in Economics’ and foreign affairs from Riga Technical University.
Beatriz Belinchón – Board Member, Spain
Beatriz Belinchón has been General Secretary of FEDEM, a FEDEMAC Member Association, for more than 7 years.
In 2017 Beatriz and became a Board Member of FEDEMAC.
Giulio Argirò – Board Member, Italy
Giulio is an Attorney at Law admitted to the Bar Association of Rome. He specializes in Criminal and Transport Law and is also co-owner of Bliss Moving & Logistics.
Giulio has been a Board Member of the Italian Member Association, A.I.T.I., since May 2014.
Giulio was elected by the FEDEMAC General Assembly to become a FEDEMAC Board Member in November 2017.
The FEDEMAC Board meets three or four times a year when it considers . It takes into decisions and actions in response to the recommendations of the General Assembly. The Board is focused on political and economic developments on a European level which could impact the moving industry. The Board will then decide upon any actions to be taken to protect the interests of the industry.
In between the scheduled Board Meetings FEDEMAC holds regular telephone conferences to work on special topics and initiatives and establishes working and study groups to focus on specific subjects. The members of the working and study groups are chosen from the list of FEDEMAC representatives and may include any person with particular expertise relevant to the project or helpful to the work involved.
The FEDEMAC Statutes can be downloaded here.