PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 18, 2013 - Chairman and Founder of the Crown Worldwide Group, Jim Thompson was honored with the “Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility” Expatriate Management and Mobility Award (EMMA) and inducted into the Forum of Expatriate Management (FEM) Hall of Fame at the Asia Pacific (APAC) Global Mobility Summit Awards ceremony on December 3, 2012, at the Harbour Grand Hotel in Hong Kong. The lifetime achievement award was presented to Thompson for his lifelong contribution to the field of global mobility.
FEM recognizes excellence in the field of global mobility with the EMMAs following each of its regional annual Global Mobility Summit conferences. For the Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility Award, FEM members vote to select an individual who is truly distinguished by his or her achievements over a sustained period of time. The induction into the FEM Hall of Fame is truly an honor and clear recognition of Thompson’s indelible impression in the world of global mobility management by leading authorities in the industry.
Thompson was also one of several influential leaders featured as a speaker at the conference. His presentation, “From Moving to Mobility – The Jim Thompson Story,” talked about living in a world of mobility and his 50 years of building and helping companies manage assignments, supporting businesses and moving people domestically and worldwide. Thompson discussed the challenges he faced, the lessons he learned and his thoughts on what the future holds.
Thompson attributed the company’s success to his employees. He stated, “The Crown team has been dedicated to making us a great quality company and a company with a heart. We’ve continued to prove to our clients and customers that we’re one of the best in the world in all the businesses we do.”
Thompson added, “As for being a company with a heart, I’m sure no company in any of the industries we work can claim to be as caring as we are about the people around us who need a hand. I feel so full of pride to see, on a daily basis, how the Crown team all over the world helps others, raises money for charities, volunteers in many ways and does what we can to save the environment. I believe it is so important and that we all have a responsibility to help out.”
The Crown Group is the largest privately owned company in the field of international relocation and global mobility, with over 265 worldwide locations in nearly 60 countries. Crown is also a leader in the field of document management with over 23 million cartons of business documents managed from its worldwide facilities. In addition, the Group has become a very important global player in the specialized fine arts logistics industry. The Crown Worldwide Group employs over 5,000 full-time staff around the world. For decades, Thompson has been a prominent figure in these global industries and in his adopted home, Hong Kong.
Crown Relocations are international and interstate movers transporting household goods for people moving overseas or interstate. Additionally, Crown provides global mobility services for corporations, diplomats and private customers. Crown also provides expense management, policy consulting and program administration, online tracking tools, furniture storage solutions, transit protection, home and school search, intercultural services. Crown Relocations operates from over 250 locations in 55 countries. Crown's other divisions include Crown Fine Arts, Crown Records Management, Crown Logistics and Crown Wine Cellars. Crown was established in 1965 and is a privately held company with global headquarters in Hong Kong.