Room 1
  • 11:00 Are you Linked-In? - Design Your Own Future & Career Connection CloseClose Are you Linked-In? - Design Your Own Future & Career Connection By Heidi Los & MariĆ«lle Obels

    With over 7 million Dutch LinkedIn members, The Netherlands is one of the most digital workforce of the world. But, are you Linked-In? Do you know how to use this online tool to expand your network or to accelerate your career and job search? In an interactive 30 minute workshop we will expose the most important LinkedIn secrets to you AND give you insight on how you can effectively use LinkedIn. If you want to make your job search via LinkedIn a fruitful one: Come, Join, Connect and Link-in!  

    More about Mariëlle: click here

    More about Heidi: click here

    Are you Linked-In? - Design Your Own Future & Career Connection
  • 11:45 50 ways to leave your lover (but stay in The Netherlands) - Gelijk Advocaten CloseClose 50 ways to leave your lover (but stay in The Netherlands) - Gelijk Advocaten By Yvonne Verkouter

    You took a big step in your life moving to The Netherlands for your, or your partners, work or education.

    But things not always work out the way you want them to. Losing your job or the end of a relationship does not necessarily mean the end of your stay in The Netherlands.

    In 30 minutes our immigration lawyers inform you about  the range of possibilities to continue your legal stay in The Netherlands. 

    50 ways to leave your lover (but stay in The Netherlands) - Gelijk Advocaten
  • 12:30 Dutch? Let's get started - STE Languages CloseClose Dutch? Let's get started - STE Languages By Mathilde Lageman

    Learning Dutch and having fun at the same time? We will show you how we work at STE Languages. Join a mini lesson and experience what it's like to be a student of Dutch at our institute!

    Dutch? Let's get started - STE Languages
  • 13:15 The do's and don'ts in this crazy housing market - Van Santvoort Makelaars CloseClose The do's and don'ts in this crazy housing market - Van Santvoort Makelaars By Maureen Geraerts

    During the presentation you will be informed about the current housing market in Eindhoven.
    What are for you as an expat the best options in this housing market and for what kind of things do you need to be aware of.
    Is it currently the best option to rent a house or to buy a house? We will advise you about the do's and don'ts.

    The do's and don'ts in this crazy housing market - Van Santvoort Makelaars
  • 14:00 Can Management Degrees Teach Technology and Sustainability? - Maastricht School of Management CloseClose Can Management Degrees Teach Technology and Sustainability? - Maastricht School of Management By Oliver W. Olson

    In 2018, we now live in a world in which Technology and Sustainability are not optional topics for business leaders and professionals… they are a fact of life.  The speed of business requires constant advancements in technology.  The power of customers and regulators require constant advancements in sustainability.  Historically, when following an MBA or Master in Management degree students were taught how to increase profit and decrease costs… unfortunately, sometimes at the expense of sustainability. However now it is important for the next generation of leaders to innovate with technology while at the same time decreasing negative impacts on the environment, supply chains, employees and communities. This presentation will make the case that you cannot only learn how to apply new technologies to help grow your business, but at the same time do this in a sustainable way.

    Come to the presentation to learn from practical examples and case studies how Maastricht School of Management is taking the lead to turn business leaders and professionals into innovating and responsible managers.

    Can Management Degrees Teach Technology and Sustainability? - Maastricht School of Management
  • 14:45 Una Paloma Blanca; Learning a new language makes you want to dance! - CloseClose Una Paloma Blanca; Learning a new language makes you want to dance! - By Janine Doornbos & Antonio Gutierrez

    A short presentation by one of our teachers about playfull learning.

    "Learning a new language makes you want to dance".  Followed by a funny dance demonstration.

    Una Paloma Blanca; Learning a new language makes you want to dance! -
Room 2
  • 11:00 Rabo Expat Desk. Global banking and more to make you feel at home! CloseClose Rabo Expat Desk. Global banking and more to make you feel at home! By Nienke Visser

    The Rabo Expat Desk offers you more than just financial solutions. It can offer you a way to feel at home easier and quicker in the Eindhoven region, combined with financial calmness. Our Rabo Expat desk offers you private and business banking services, investment-, payment- and saving-accounts. Also mortgages, business account and estate planning and much more. Especially for expats we have our Expat Desk, located at Emmasingel 4 te Eindhoven. Here you can find colleagues specialized in all expat possibilities. They are pleased to help you with all your financial needs.

    But: they can also tell you how our cooperative bank is embedded in  the local Eindhoven and Veldhoven community. Each year, we invest and support our local community. We are a part of many events, initiatives and partnerships. We for instance active for local associations and foundations. With our large network and connections we would like to help you and your partner. With one primary goal: to help you forward. Not only helping you forward with your financial needs, but also helping you forward to connect you with the local environment. That is the way we profile our cooperative roots!

    During this presentation our colleague Nienke Visser will tell you all about our organization, what we can offer you, what we do for the community and how our network can help you with making connections. Your local Rabobank can offer you two things: 

    1. Financial calmness

    2. Making you feeling at home in the Eindhoven and Veldhoven region!

     

    Rabo Expat Desk. Global banking and more to make you feel at home!
  • 11:45 The 7 steps to your mortgage - Expat Mortgages CloseClose The 7 steps to your mortgage - Expat Mortgages By Richardo Cruz Fortes

    Buying a house is a complex task involving a lot of time and areas of expertise. This process might be even more overwhelming for Expats that are new to the country rules, language and laws.

    For more than 10 years Expat Mortgages has been helping expats realize a big dream, buying a house in the Netherlands, and they have worked with thousands of expats from different countries. They aim to give expats the same opportunities as Dutch citizens when it comes to financing a home in the Netherlands. And because they are independent mortgage brokers they can deal with any bank or mortgage provider in the Netherlands that has a proposition for expats.

    Richardo will take you on a small journey and tell you the important things to consider when buying a house. Don’t miss your chance to meet with him and get to know the 7 steps to your mortgage!

    The 7 steps to your mortgage - Expat Mortgages
  • 12:30 Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO CloseClose Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO by Jessica Groenen-Driessen

    Are you an expat? It could be a smart move to buy a house in the Netherlands! Your mortgage payment could be lower than the rent you pay and you could even save on taxes. But there are a lot of rules and regulations.

    If you have worked and lived in the Netherlands for six months or longer, you may be eligible to buy a house! However, there are a lot of things to consider when you start the process of looking for a house, arranging your mortgage and finally going to the notary. Internationals in the Netherlands often have questions such as: Where do I start looking for a house? Can I afford to buy a house? Do I need to use my own savings? How does the legal and tax process work?

    During our seminar, we will take you through the process of buying a house in the Netherlands.

    Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO
  • 13:15 Starting a small business in the Netherlands - Blue Umbrella CloseClose Starting a small business in the Netherlands - Blue Umbrella By Petra de Rijk

    Starting a business is a rewarding, life-changing event. With many critical questions, it can be a challenge to know where and how to find the answers. Especially if you are not familiar with the Dutch tax system. After the workshop you run your business in the Netherlands with more confidence. During the workshop Blue Umbrella will discuss typical business tax matters, such as VAT, corporate tax, payroll tax, income tax. Blue Umbrella will also go over issues such as financial reporting, regulatory requirements and legal issues. At the end of the workshop you have a basic understanding of the Dutch business scenery from an international sole trader or small business owner perspective.

    Starting a small business in the Netherlands - Blue Umbrella
  • 14:00 The answer to all your Dutch mortgage and housing questions - Independent Expat Finance CloseClose The answer to all your Dutch mortgage and housing questions - Independent Expat Finance by Liaget Anwar

    Buying a house isn’t an easy process. And it can be extra hard if you’re an expat who’s unfamiliar with how the Dutch mortgage and housing markets work. You might have heard that the housing market in the Netherlands is crazy at the moment. And that it’s harder than ever to get a mortgage.

    All of those things are true and that’s why we offer a complete, personable and flexible service in buying and financing your house in the Netherlands.

    In this workshop, we explain how we can help you to:

    • Find a house
    • Finance your house
    • Move into your new house
    • Insure your house
    • Set up utilities in your new house
    • File taxes for your new house

    Tell us about your housing dreams and we make it happen for you!

    The answer to all your Dutch mortgage and housing questions - Independent Expat Finance
  • 14:45 Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO CloseClose Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO By William Klerks

    Are you an expat? It could be a smart move to buy a house in the Netherlands! Your mortgage payment could be lower than the rent you pay and you could even save on taxes. But there are a lot of rules and regulations.

    If you have worked and lived in the Netherlands for six months or longer, you may be eligible to buy a house! However, there are a lot of things to consider when you start the process of looking for a house, arranging your mortgage and finally going to the notary. Internationals in the Netherlands often have questions such as: Where do I start looking for a house? Can I afford to buy a house? Do I need to use my own savings? How does the legal and tax process work?

    During our seminar, we will take you through the process of buying a house in the Netherlands.

    Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO
Room 3 - Jobs for Expats
  • 11:00 How to prepare for a job interview in the Netherlands - Undutchables CloseClose How to prepare for a job interview in the Netherlands - Undutchables by Judith de Jong

    Searching for an international job in the Netherlands? Are you fluent in other languages than Dutch? Do you reside in the Netherlands or plan to? Are you highly educated and seeking a job with international scope? Or are you an ambitious native-Dutch speaker, proficient in English and other languages, and do you want to pursue an international career here in the Netherlands? Undutchables Recruitment Agency can help you find the ideal position.

    For more information on Undutchables, please click here.

    How to prepare for a job interview in the Netherlands - Undutchables
  • 11:45 Ins and outs of applying and working in Europe - UWV EURES CloseClose Ins and outs of applying and working in Europe - UWV EURES by Pieter van der Valk

    Are you considering working in The Netherlands or elsewhere in Europe? Each country has different living and working conditions. For instance, many people in the Netherlands work with a temporary employment contract. And are you familiar with how Dutch society works? Do you speak Dutch? How to find a job? How can you get insurance? It is important to understand these and other practical issues. During this presentation we tell you wat EURES can do for you.  

    Ins and outs of applying and working in Europe - UWV EURES
  • 12:30 Stunning Zeeland; A compelling alternative to Amsterdam and Eindhoven - De Pooter Personeelsdiensten CloseClose Stunning Zeeland; A compelling alternative to Amsterdam and Eindhoven - De Pooter Personeelsdiensten By Simone Smink & Stephanie de Pundert

    When you decide to work in the Netherlands, you first think of Amsterdam and Eindhoven. However, the Netherlands has a lot more to offer. We'd like to take you to Zeeland, a province in the South of the Netherlands with the most sun hours. It's stunning beaches and picturesque towns make this region a real treat. Unsurprisingly, the area is blossoming, there are plenty of jobs, and houses available. The area is closely linked to Gent and Antwerp, in Belgium and Breda and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, all around an hour away! De Pooter Personeelsdiensten would love to help you come and work here. Our companies offer jobs in the chemical and process industry, from engineers to administrative employees, from maintenance planners to HR advisors. In this presentation, we will show you all Zeeland has to offer, regarding jobs, living and services. 

    Stunning Zeeland; A compelling alternative to Amsterdam and Eindhoven - De Pooter Personeelsdiensten
  • 13:15 YER and the labor market opportunities for Expats in the Netherlands CloseClose YER and the labor market opportunities for Expats in the Netherlands By Silvia Cusumano, Stephany Djarkasi & Annelieke van der Poel

    Brief presentation of YER

    • Our story
    • Our Locations
    • Our Team
    • Our Focus Areas

    The current labor market in the Netherlands

    • Disbalance
    • Trends
    • Importance of soft skills

     Why work with YER

    • We guide you through the interview process and we help you to boost your resume.
    • Preparation for interviews
    • Reimbursement of travel expenses for interviews with companies

    Relocation to the Netherlands.
    We can arrange:

    • Requesting the work – and residence permit and Visa application
    • Transport from Schiphol;
    • Assisting in requesting BSN;
    • Assisting in requesting a bank account number;
    • Information about health insurance;
    • Recommendation and assistance in public school/ kindergarten;
    • Dutch lessons.
    YER and the labor market opportunities for Expats in the Netherlands
  • 14:00 Capitulizing on cultural differences on the work floor - AIESEC CloseClose Capitulizing on cultural differences on the work floor - AIESEC By Hester Huisman

    Due to the internationalization of the job market, many companies work with people from different cultures. With AIESEC, you will learn how to capitalize on these differences, and how to deal with questions such as: how are cultural differences expressed on the work floor? How can I make sure we learn from each other? What are the most common challenges and how can I deal with them best? Hester Huisman, Head of Operations of AIESEC Groningen, is excited to tell you more about these topics during an interactive workshop! 

    At AIESEC, we connect talented interns from all around the world to companies in the Netherlands. Through these experiences, we have become experts in knowing how to deal with cultural differences best. We look forward to meeting you on the 10th of June! 

    Capitulizing on cultural differences on the work floor - AIESEC
  • 14:45 Find out why the Professional Empowerment Program is important to you - Expat Spouses Initiative CloseClose Find out why the Professional Empowerment Program is important to you - Expat Spouses Initiative By Odka Tseren, Community Manager

    Through the Professional Empowerment Program (PEP), Expat Spouses Initiative helps international spouses to accelerate their professional integration. The PEP program has six phases, each with a specific objective and a suite of workshops to bring you closer to a fulfilling career. Taking part in the program will make you aware of possible gaps to achieving your professional goals and start to bridge these gaps; you will get a professional branding makeover, and you will be linked with possible professional opportunities. Join this talk to learn other ways in which PEP will benefit you,  and to find out what your journey will look like if you want to accelerate your career in Eindhoven.

    Find out why the Professional Empowerment Program is important to you - Expat Spouses Initiative
  • 15:30 Make the Dual Career Couple Thrive - Blanca Vergara CloseClose Make the Dual Career Couple Thrive - Blanca Vergara By Blanca Vergara

    Background

    More and more couples are composed of two highly educated partners with high potential. The dual career couple is one in which both heads of household pursue careers and at the same time maintain a family life together. Superficially it could be seen as a work life balance issue: so many hours of childcare, so many hours at the office, etc. However the challenge is more complex. It implies for both members of the couple to understand their own identity, desires, fears and culture. It also implies to embrace uncertainty and to expand their horizons to include the other’s priorities.

    By helping understand the dimensions of this challenge, we empower them to own their own career and life choices; so that they build not only successful careers, but also fulfilling lives.

    Audience, demographics and positioning 

    This master class is designed for students challenged by the impact that their dual career relationship brings them. This master class is both for men and women of any marital status. It is relevant for married couples, for couples living together, for international couples, for parents and for couples without children. They can register either as a couple or as an individual.

    Description

    The Make a Dual Career Couple Thrive program is comprised of two elements: a one day Master Class and individual coaching sessions the week afterwards.

    The Make a Dual Career Couple Thrive Master Class is an interactive session that introduces students to the challenges and possibilities of a Dual Career Couple. The master class has high energy content and takes one full day.  We’ll use diverse case studies for this session. The case assignments require students to answer an open-ended question or develop a solution to an open-ended problem with multiple potential solutions. This will facilitate the group discussion and the individual self-reflection.

    Make the Dual Career Couple Thrive - Blanca Vergara