FEM's MGMF report to be launched at our APAC Summit

The results of FEM’s annual Managing the Mobility Function (MGMF) survey have been collated and analysed and the finished report is now ready to be revealed at our APAC Global Mobility Summit in Hong Kong on 7th September.

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This year we revised and edited the MGMF survey and restricted it to just 20 questions. However, we kept the focus on the same key issues, and retained many of the questions to the same format as the previous year so that we could make a reasonable comparison with 2016.

Compiled from the responses of 166 individual senior global mobility professionals worldwide, the report gives a snapshot of the industry – and some useful insights into current practice.

In 2016, there seemed a widely-held expectation that global mobility teams would continue to grow in size and influence, and that the number of assignments would also increase to keep pace with what then appeared to be an unstoppable force of globalisation. This year’s results however, reveal a rather different picture – so while it seems that global mobility has achieved a greater level of recognition as a valuable part of an organisation’s strategy – business in general is operating in more turbulent times and much of what looked like industry trends 12 months ago, have now changed course.

So, the size and headquartering of global mobility teams has changed and there is a shift too in opinions on its resourcing. The finished report throws up a number of such surprises and is a useful measure of how working practices are changing.

If you are unable to attend our APAC Summit in Hong Kong, we will also have copies available at our EMEA Summit in London on 9th-10th November.  

If you took part in the survey we would like to thank you again and to remind you that you should now have received an email from us with your exclusive Executive Summary.

We do hope you find it an interesting and useful read. 

Claire Tennant-Scull

Global Director, Content & Events, Forum for Expatriate Management

Claire Tennant-Scull is Global Director of Content & Events at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM). She produces and chairs all FEM’s Conferences and Summits in Amsterdam, the Americas, APAC and EMEA and oversees FEM's global awards (EMMAs). Claire works closely with key clients, leads FEM’s London Chapter and oversees the FEM website, reports and publications. In addition to her experience in Global Mobility, Claire has more than 20 years’ expertise in publishing, working as a managing editor, writer, journalist and broadcaster, both in the print and digital world. With thousands of contacts across the Global Mobility community, Claire is always keen to welcome new members and to broaden the FEM community.

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