Jim Thompson Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asia-Pacific Global Mobility Summit 2012

Crown exhibited at the Asia-Pacific Forum of Expatriate Management (FEM)’s Global Mobility Summit Conference at the Harbour Grand Hotel in Hong Kong on December 3. The conference brought together the most influential global mobility professionals from across the region to meet, discuss and discover new opportunities in the expatriate management industry.

The conference kicked off with opening remarks from Brian Friedman, founder and CEO, The Forum for Expatriate Management. Several influential leaders in world mobility were featured as key speakers throughout the conference, including Crown’s Chairman and Founder, Jim Thompson. His presentation, “From Moving to Mobility – The Jim Thompson Story,” talked about living in a world of mobility and his almost 50 years of building and helping companies manage assignments, supporting businesses and moving people domestically and worldwide. Mr. Thompson discussed the challenges he faced, the lessons he learned and his thoughts on what the future holds.

Crown sponsored FEM's 2012 benchmark survey, "Managing the Global Mobility Function," which was  made available for all attendees at the event.  The survey, with the focus on emerging trends in the industry, offers important findings that will help support global mobility professionals in delivering effective global mobility management.  The conference ended with the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs).  Ken Madrid, Crown’s Chief Executive Officer - APAC, presented the Crown-sponsored Global Mobility Team of the Year (Medium program) Award to the winner, PepsiCo.

The highlight of the evening was the award for “Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility; Induction into the FEM Hall of Fame,” which is the EMMA that celebrates lifetime achievement in and contribution to the field of global mobility. Crown’s Chairman Jim Thompson was the recipient of this important honor.  FEM members voted to select an individual who is truly distinguished by his or her achievements over a sustained period of time. Mr. Thompson’s lifelong contribution to the world of global mobility and his commitment to excellence in this field have been recognized and highlighted by leading authorities in the industry with this lifetime achievement award.