SINGAPORE, 9 September 2021: FCM (fcmtravel.com), a leading travel management company, is expanding across Asia through a joint venture with NSF Engagement in Japan.

The investment will enhance FCM’s presence in Asia to
support existing customers in the region while boosting its global footprint.

FCM says a robust business travel market, a strong increase
in demand from customers across Asia, and an opportunity to provide a
differentiated service offering prompted the move to expand its operations in
Japan.

Additionally, Japan’s excellent digital infrastructure
provides a strong foundation for FCM to integrate the new technology that the
leading TMC has been developing into the market. The full suite of FCM products
and services will be introduced to Japan in the coming months to support
consistency and improved customer experience. This includes FCM’s proprietary
FCM Platform, which had its debut launch in China last month. 

FCM Travel Asia managing director Bertrand Saillet said:
“Choosing to expand FCM’s presence in Asia at this critical time speaks
volumes for Japan’s tremendous potential… As the world’s fourth-largest
business travel market, Japan will undoubtedly provide exciting growth
opportunities for FCM in the region. FCM and NSF Engagement both recognised
that the Japanese travel market is ripe for disruption and our partnership
presents an alternative for clients who are currently being underserved. NSF
Engagement’s deep local knowledge complemented by FCM’s evolving technology and
global expertise will allow us to provide global coverage for existing and new
Japanese clients. We are thrilled to work with a partner who shares our vision
to continue our expansion in Asia.”

FCM Japan will be headed by Kenichi Shiraishi, who will be
responsible for developing strategic local supplier relationships and expanding
FCM’s customer base in Japan.

“For over 10 years, FCM has been providing managed travel
services in Japan to MNC customers…  I
am pleased that FCM Japan can now play a greater role in supporting MNC
customers in Japan, within Asia and around the world,” said Shiraishi.  

NSF Engagement president and CEO Shigeru Hiromatsu added:
“We see the considerable synergy between NSF Engagement and FCM. FCM’s
unconventional, innovative and flexible DNA resonates deeply with NSF
Engagement’s belief that it is possible to use New Standards for Engagement to
break through conventional concepts through technological capabilities and an
alternative approach.”