Meet the Winners of the FEM APAC EMMAs!

A huge congratulations to all of our APAC EMMAs Winners!

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On Thursday 7 September 2017, the winners of this year’s FEM APAC EMMAs (Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards) were announced at a glittering gala dinner at the Harbour Grand Hotel, Hong Kong.

The FEM EMMAs are the premier awards for the global mobility and International HR industry and on Thursday night, following a highly successful one-day Summit, key figures, leaders and companies gathered to celebrate the brightest and best in the APAC region.


Claire Tennant-Scull, Head of Content at FEM said:

“The FEM EMMAs really are the gold standard awards for the global mobility and international HR industry. They are the only truly global, yet region-specific awards with the greatest breadth of categories for both corporate professionals and service providers.”
“EMMAs entries are rigorously judged by a team of highly experienced, senior figures in the industry, who are drawn from a range of disciplines across the APAC region.  So these accolades mean a great deal. It’s so important to receive recognition among your peers for innovation and hard work and so I think the winners and all those on the shortlist should feel extremely proud.”
“This year, I’ve been particularly thrilled that we have been able to recognise the extraordinary talent in this region. We’ve seen more entries than ever from companies and individuals who originate in APAC and we are so pleased to have awarded our EMMA for her Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility to Maggie Zhang of AIG Insurance, Hong Kong, who is originally from mainland China.”

Following a superb Chinese banquet the 150+ assembled guests applauded the winners, runners up and highly-commended companies, teams and individuals who were honoured across 24 categories.

All submissions were judged by a panel of independent experts against a set of strict criteria. The anticipation has been building ever since entries opened in December, and the atmosphere was one of great excitement. To receive an FEM EMMA is considered a great accolade and many of the winners were justifiably proud of their achievement.  

The winners of the FEM EMMAs in the APAC 2017 are:

Best Business Travel Framework
WINNER: SAP


Best Redesign of Global Mobility Strategy  
WINNER: BHP Billiton 


Best ROI or Cost Effectiveness Strategy in a Global Mobility Program 
WINNER: Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Best Talent Mobility Strategy
WINNER: Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Best use of Data Analytics within Global Mobility 
WINNER: Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Global Mobility Team of the Year  
WINNER: Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd


Best Family Support Program
WINNER: NetExpat


Most Innovative Use of Technology in Global Mobility - Assignee Management
WINNER: Aires


Most Innovative Use of Technology in Global Mobility - Bespoke
WINNER: Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Thought Leadership – Best Survey or Research Study of the Year
WINNER: Santa Fe Relocation Services


Outstanding Corporate and Social Responsibility Initiatives
WINNER: Santa Fe Relocation Services


Corporate Housing Provider of the Year
WINNER: The Ascott Limited


Destination Services Provider of the Year
WINNER: Ark Relocation


Employee Benefits Services Provider of the Year
WINNER: Aetna International



Expatriate Banking and Financial Services Innovation
WINNER: Crown World Mobility


Immigration Provider of the Year
WINNER: EY


International Moving Company of the Year
WINNER: Allied Pickfords, A SIRVA Company


International Healthcare & Risk Management Provider of the Year
WINNER: International SOS


Relocation Management Company of the Year
WINNER: MOVE Guides


Tax Provider of the Year
WINNER: Bright!Tax US Expat Tax Services


Best Vendor Partnership 
WINNER: Crown World Mobility – Fonterra


Global Mobility Professional of the Year 
WINNER: Jason Tang - AIRINC


Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility 
WINNER: Maggie Zhang, AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd


FEM is very grateful to the EMMAs sponsors: Equus, Dwellworks, Fragomen, Oakwood and Sterling and to our esteemed panel of judges for all their hard work and careful consideration of every entry.

Next year’s APAC EMMAs entries will open in April 2018 and we look forward to receiving your 2018 entries for the Americas EMMAs taking place in San Diego on May 24, 2018 (http://americas.forum-expat-management.com/awards) and EMEA in London on November 8-9, 2018. (http://emea.forum-expat-management.com/awards)

Visit the APAC EMMAs website here 

View the full list of photos from the event here

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