Bamm Event: Summer Soiree

Are you a BAMM corporate or keystone sponsor waiting patiently for their next awesome event? Then we have the best news! BAMM will soon host a Summer Soiree exclusively for all of you. So you can learn about the industry, improve your business skills and connect with fellow professionals, all while having fun.

About BAMM

Bay Area Mobility Management (BAMM) is an association that aims to educate global mobility professionals and help them improve in their business. They also encourage networking, as they know the importance of making connections and doing great teamwork to improve the industry.

Their slogan says it all: “Educating, Elevating, and Connecting the Bay Area Mobility Community”.

You can be a member to help with their mission come to life. Choose between the Corporate Membership and the Supplier Membership. Each one has different benefits, but one that they share is having access to content and presentations specifically for you. Memberships last one year, starting January 1st up until December 31st. Good news is you can renew!

If you prefer, you can also be a sponsor. You can be a Keystone Community Supporter and get many different benefits. Such as your logo on the sponsorship directory, a “LinkedIn sponsor highlight” and, of course, the summer soiree, among others.

Or choose to be the Mission Community Supporter and get benefits as well. Like your logo on the BAMM sponsors’ page and the use of BAMM’s logo on your marketing materials.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, August 10th, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm PT
Location: Campo di Bocce at 565 University Ave, Los Gatos CA 95032

The BAMM Summer Soiree is an event just for BAMM’s corporate and keystone sponsors.

Those corporate members who are planning on attending the event, can bring any person from their mobility team they want. Keystone sponsors who plan to attend, can bring one person per organization. Keynote sponsors must remember that they “will need a promo code to register for the event”. The code will be sent by email by BAMM’s sponsorship director.

There’s already an agenda planned for you. 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm will be the perfect networking time, plus there will be a message by the president.

The “Best Practices for VIP Moves” session will take place from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm. After that, from 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm, there will be a corporate raffle.

To end the event in a great mood, there will be a “Bocce & Happy Hour” from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The “Best Practices for VIP Moves” talk will be about some of the most laborious and difficult relocations mobility teams have to deal with. These are called the VIP relocations, because they are from high profile professionals, like executives.

Through these sessions, you’ll learn “white-glove service options” and “guidance to help us react quickly when things go wrong”. You’ll go home knowing how to best manage this kind of relocation.

You won’t have to buy anything to participate in the raffle. The gifts will be varied, from wine to tickets to events. So, don’t miss it!

You can register now.


Brett Sipes

Brett Sipes studied a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at the University of Northwestern. From then, he started to gain a lot of work experience. He was a Senior at KPMG.

Then, worked as a Manager at Ernst & Young for a little bit more than five years. Then, he started working at Global Tax Network as a Branch Director and is now their Managing Director.

Chad Ellsworth

He got his bachelor’s degree in International Relations at University of Southern California. Then, he got his Juris Doctorate in Law at Tulane University.

He’s been working at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP for over 20 years and is now their Managing Partner of the San Francisco office.

According to his LinkedIn, some of his areas of expertise are “immigration audit, compliance and enforcement” and “government relations strategies”, among others.

Emily Ptak

Emily Ptak studied a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and specialized in Public Relations at Michigan State University. She worked as an Artist Relations Intern at Meridian Entertainment Group.

For the last eleven years, she’s been working at Aires in different job positions. She’s been their Account Executive for eight years. Ptak is also currently the Board Secretary at Puget Sound Relocation Council.

Lynne Conway

Lynne Conway has worked in different companies that earned her a huge experience in moving and storage and customer service. She worked as a Move Coordinator for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. She also worked as a Customer Service Manager and a Business Development at Corrigan Moving Systems.

Conway has been a Corporate Sales Executive at Movers Specialty Service (MSS) since 2009. According to her LinkedIn, she’s also the On-Site Manager at Encore Support Group.

Michelle Velasquez

She studied Business Administration and Management at the University of Houston-Downtown. She’s also certified as a Global Mobility Specialist by Worldwide ERC and won their Distinguished Service Award in 2022.

In 2019 she also won the CHPA Tower of Excellence Award for Individual of the Year.

She’s worked as a PetsHotel Manager at PetSmart and at Houston Relocation Professionals as the President of the Board of Directors.

She’s been working for fourteen years at Preferred Corporate Housing in different job positions. But she’s currently their Vice President of Client Services.

Drew Phillips

Drew Phillips studied international business, trade and tax law at BYU-Pathway Worldwide. He got his Real Estate Salesperson credential by the California Department of Real Estate. And he’s TSA STA certified by the Transportation Security Administration.

He worked as a Business Development Manager at Crown Worldwide Group and Director Of Business Development for Sterling Lexicon. Now he’s the Vice President of Sales at RELO Direct.

What’s One of the Best Skills to Handle High-Profile Relocations? Fluency Corp Tells You!

Like we just learned thanks to this amazing event, VIP relocations are incredibly important but can also be difficult. These clients want the best professionals to help them move.

That’s why you need all your mobility employees to have the best skills for the job. But what’s that one skill that could impress your clients and convince them that your company can handle the job well? Second language skills!

Knowing another language will allow you to take bilingual meetings, get international business partners on board with your company, and reach new markets.

Most importantly, the foreign employees you’re helping move to their new place of residence will feel comfortable with you. This is because you’ll communicate in their native language or at least a language they know well.

If you’re ready to take your company to the next level, Fluency Corp helps you become truly fluent in your language of choice. We offer corporate language training with our native teachers.

Every lesson is customized to the job and your needs. So, you and your employees will actually use everything you learn. No wasted knowledge.

We’ll also make sure you have speaking time. So you can practice your accent, pronunciation and fluency in every class.

If you have any questions, set up a free consultation by contacting us at or (800) 401-3159.