Americas’ EMMA First Runner-Up to Graebel Relocation for RMC of the Year

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Black-tie Gala took place on May 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Graebel Relocation, a privately-held global company, was recognized by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) with the first runner-up Relocation Management Company of the Year in the Americas region recently. George Bates GMS senior vice president for Graebel Companies, Inc., accepted the Expatriate Management and Mobility Award (EMMA) during a black-tie Gala that took place on May 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. FEM is a leading global mobility membership organization that provides industry professionals with trending information and networking opportunities.

Held during the FEM annual Americas’ regional two-day Summit, the award ceremony celebrated excellence in global mobility by recognizing industry leaders, business successes and standout-individuals in 26 categories. A judging committee of 15 FEM members from various global industries independently reviewed nominations and selected each category’s award winners.

Graebel Relocation also sponsored the EMMA category for Global Mobility Team of the Year in which Mr. Bates presented on stage the following awards, also independently judged by FEM-selected judges:

  • First place: FIS
  • First runner-up: Nestlé USA, Inc.
  • Highly commended: Mosaic Group

Graebel Relocation has been an honoree of eight total EMMAs in the Americas’ region since 2012, including this year’s award:

  • First runner-up, Relocation Management Company of the Year, 2016
  • First place, Research Study & Thought Leadership, 2014, highly commended, 2015
  • Ron Dunlap PhD, third place Global Mobility Professional of the Year, 2015
  • Bill Graebel SGMS, Global Mobility Professional of the Year, 2014
  • Highly Commended Relocation Management Company of the Year, 2014
  • First place, Relocation Management Company of the Year, 2012, 2013

About FEM
The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) is the premier worldwide community for Global Mobility professionals. Our mission is to distil best practice across regions, industries and functions while providing valuable networking opportunities for knowledge sharing and program support. Through our multi-platform of content and events we are able to encourage dialogue and enable mobility professionals to unite, learn and grow. For more information, visit:

About Graebel Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Graebel Companies is a privately-held global organization that administers employee and commercial office relocation, mobility management, workplace and consultative services for the Global 100, Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies located around the globe. On-the-ground services are managed on six continents by in-region staff members. The world headquarters is located in Aurora, Colorado USA, with centers throughout the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions. Known for its industry-first innovations, Graebel holds numerous quality and security credentials, and has earned accolades from clients and from within in its industry for best-in-practice performance, market intelligence research and corporate social responsibility initiatives across the globe. To learn more visit:

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