Room 1
  • 11:00 How to write for Love & Money - Amsterdam Writing Workshops CloseClose How to write for Love & Money - Amsterdam Writing Workshops by Lisa Friedman

    What does it take to write professionally? To write for yourself? What is the difference? And what techniques can be useful for both kinds of writing?

    At this mini-workshop, we’ll discuss how to advance your writing—whether you’re writing web content, reports, short stories, nonfiction…. We’ll explore:

    - how the market distinguishes amateurs from professionals.

    - how to cultivate writing as a profession.

    - how to grow as a creative writer.

    Lisa Friedman is a career writer and educator. She founded the Amsterdam Writing Workshops and the Institute for Business Writing. Feel free to contact Lisa at + 31 (0)62 502 0817

    How to write for Love & Money - Amsterdam Writing Workshops
  • 11:45 Write the Blog- A mini workshop - Amsterdam Writing Workshops CloseClose Write the Blog- A mini workshop - Amsterdam Writing Workshops by Lisa Friedman

    Do you blog, for yourself or for work? Do you wonder whether blogs even matter in 2019? Are you thinking of starting—or reviving—a blog? This mini-workshop is a quick way to get focused on blogging. We’ll look at:

    - Why blog—for yourself and for work

    - How you define scope & editorial agendas

    - How to approach editing your work

    Lisa Friedman is a career writer and educator. She founded the Amsterdam Writing Workshops and the Institute for Business Writing. Feel free to contact Lisa at + 31 (0)62 502 0817.

    Write the Blog- A mini workshop - Amsterdam Writing Workshops
  • 12:30 Dutch? Let's get started - STE Languages CloseClose Dutch? Let's get started - STE Languages By Nanja van Roovert en Merel Meijer

    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 How to sell yourself - Maastricht School of Management CloseClose How to sell yourself - Maastricht School of Management by Oliver W. Olson

    There are three things which are especially important to us at MSM… 1) what our students know 2) that our students can apply what they know and 3) that the market knows about the first two.

    The primary reason to pursue a master’s degree in management or business administration is to improve one’s career.  However, it is not enough to just gain knowledge, you also have to be able to ‘sell yourself’ to the market.  Even if your goal is to be an entrepreneur, you need to be able to sell yourself (as well as your ideas) to banks and investors.

    Come to our workshop to get a glimpse at some of the insights that our students learn on this important topic. Even if you are not considering studying management, this is a useful skill for everyone to have!

    How to sell yourself - Maastricht School of Management
  • 14:00 Learn Dutch and feel at home! - Language Institute Regina Coeli B.V. CloseClose Learn Dutch and feel at home! - Language Institute Regina Coeli B.V. by Marjolein Kuperus

    Learn Dutch and feel at home!

    The British writer and artist Edmund de Waal wrote: ‘With languages you are at home anywhere.’  If you speak another person’s language, it is very easy to make contact. And while many Dutch people speak English, for deeper, more meaningful contact, it helps to speak Dutch.

    Start with a good foundation

    Learning a foreign language is not particularly complicated—if you approach it the right way, that is. For many expats, taking weekly Dutch lessons does not really work. When everyone continues to speak English to you, the leap to speaking Dutch in everyday life is simply too big. You need to make sure you have enough knowledge to really speak Dutch in practice.

    Personal attention in private lessons

    At Language Institute Regina Coeli, you can learn Dutch in an intensive training course. Experience our method during this lesson at the Expat Fair.

    We would be delighted to welcome you!

    Learn Dutch and feel at home! - Language Institute Regina Coeli B.V.
  • 14:45 Are Expats losing out Financially? - Blacktower FM CloseClose Are Expats losing out Financially? - Blacktower FM by Paul Brown

    Living and working abroad creates both challenges and opportunities when it comes to personal finances. However, most expats are unaware of the various solutions available, so finding the right advice and guidance is essential.

    With more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore financial services industry, Mr. Paul Brown (Group Director, Blacktower Financial Management) has built an excellent reputation among the expat community in the Netherlands. Mr Brown is an experienced and well-known speaker and presenter on various expatriate issues. He will deliver one of his lively and interactive presentations to provide an overview of financial issues to consider when living and working overseas.

    Expats are privileged to benefit from specific financial structures that are designed to cater for their international careers and maximize their time overseas, whilst offering security, portability, tax efficiency and regulatory compliance.

    The workshop will therefore cover various aspects of personal finances from an expatriate perspective, including:

    - Internationally-portable retirement planning

    - “Frozen" overseas pensions

    - Flexible investment programs

    - US Tax efficient (FATCA) compliant structures 

    Financial planning can be a boring subject, but listening to any workshop by Paul Brown is an experience in itself! Anyone who has questions or curiosity concerning their own financial status really should to attend this workshop.

    Due to the limited spaces available, it is strongly recommended to register early. Be sure to attend if you want to be certain that you and your family, as expats, are not losing out financially!

    Are Expats losing out Financially? - Blacktower FM
  • 15:30 Language learning: Fun and simple - Una Paloma Blanca CloseClose Language learning: Fun and simple - Una Paloma Blanca By Patricia & Antonio Gutierrez

    Una Paloma Blanca is about to tell you that language learning does not have to be boring and difficult. That language learning can actually be simple and fun. We will give you some ideas on what you can do at home and how you can learn the best way. Nowadays, in the era of Internet, you have countless possibilities. Using only a book and making exercises means limiting yourself. Join our presentation and learn how to learn languages and get to know us, Una Paloma Blanca staff, that can help you in your language journey by becoming not only your teacher, but most of all, your language partner and your supporter. 

    Language learning: Fun and simple - Una Paloma Blanca
Room 2
  • 11:00 Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO CloseClose Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO By Marijn Schinkel

    If you are an expat, buying a home can be an attractive proposition, even if you won't be living in the Netherlands permanently. Monthly mortgage repayments may be lower than what you are charged in rent and you even may enjoy tax benefits

    Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO
  • 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 - Rabobank CloseClose Buying a house in the Netherlands - Rabobank By Jeroen Schilders

    Do you want to know more about the possibilities of buying a house? 

    We will tell you everything about the process of buying and financing your house in the Netherlands.

    Buying a house in the Netherlands - Rabobank
  • 13:15 Buying your own home in the Eindhoven Area - Expat Housing Network CloseClose Buying your own home in the Eindhoven Area - Expat Housing Network by Kimo Paula

    Join the Expat Housing Network presentation on how to buy your own home in Eindhoven and learn the essentials of how to buy property in the Netherlands. Whether you’re looking for your own small studio, or a family home, South Holland is a terrific place to buy - when you know how!

    Buying your own home in the Eindhoven Area - Expat Housing Network
  • 14:00 Start your own business in the Netherlands - Blue Umbrella CloseClose Start your own business in the Netherlands - Blue Umbrella by Mathijs Zwiers

    For internationals unfamiliar with the Dutch tax systems, Blue Umbrella presents the basics of the Dutch income tax return. During the presentation you will learn how the Dutch tax system works, how to file your income tax return and  how to obtaining tax credits. Furthermore, we will inform you about the 30 percent ruling, the aspects of taxation in an international context, and which allowances are available to you.

    Start your own business in the Netherlands - Blue Umbrella
  • 14:45 Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO CloseClose Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO By Michael Smits

    If you are an expat, buying a home can be an attractive proposition, even if you won't be living in the Netherlands permanently. Monthly mortgage repayments may be lower than what you are charged in rent and you even may enjoy tax benefits.

    Buying a house in the Netherlands - ABN AMRO
  • 15:30 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
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

    Our Recruitment Consultant Judith de Jong will give you some useful tips on how to prepare for a job interview here in the Netherlands.

    How to prepare for a job interview in the Netherlands - Undutchables
  • 11:45 Working & Living in the Netherlands and Europe - UWV EURES CloseClose Working & Living in the Netherlands and Europe - UWV EURES by Rachid Benabbou

    Working in The Netherlands or elsewhere in Europe?
    There are many ways of finding a suitable job and each country has different living and working conditions. Are you familiar with how Dutch society works? Do you speak Dutch (or other languages)? How to find a job? Where to find job postings? How about insurances and social security? It is important to understand these and other practical issues. During this presentation we tell you what EURES can do for you.  

    Working & Living in the Netherlands and Europe - UWV EURES
  • 12:30 Get to know Brabant! - Holland Expat Center South CloseClose Get to know Brabant! - Holland Expat Center South By Olivia van den Broek-Neri

    Olivia van den Broek-Neri’s presentation will introduce you to Holland Expat Center South, and to Brabant!

    If you have questions about settling into the south of the Netherlands, you are always welcome to contact Holland Expat Center South. Find out how we can help you.

    But did you know that we also organize various types of events to help introduce you to the region? As Project Coordinator Communications & Events at Holland Expat Center South, Olivia organizes events all over Brabant. This province has exciting destinations to explore, and during her presentation, she will share them with you. Get tips on where to go on the weekend so that you can feel at home in Brabant!

     

    Get to know Brabant! - Holland Expat Center South
  • 13:15 An MBA of Value. For the New Generation of Management Students - Rotterdam School of Management CloseClose An MBA of Value. For the New Generation of Management Students - Rotterdam School of Management by Aki Voudigaris

    An MBA of Value. For the New Generation of Management Students.

    There are many myths around MBA programmes. Over the years, business school has been viewed as a retreat for bankers and consultants; a breeding ground for business leaders driven by greed and senseless ambition; a one-stop-shop for landing the best job and earning the best salary imaginable.

    But things are changing.

    We are meeting more people than ever before who are interested in gaining an education that not only benefits themselves, but also benefits and contributes to society. In short, they want to make a positive impact on the world they live and work in.

    At RSM, we acknowledge and believe that Business School and the traditional MBA have to evolve. Which is why we offer an MBA of value. Join this webinar to learn more our programmes, our ethos, our school and about the type of candidates we would love to have on our programmes.

    An MBA of Value. For the New Generation of Management Students - Rotterdam School of Management
  • 14:00 YER and the labor market opportunities for Expats in the Netherlands CloseClose YER and the labor market opportunities for Expats in the Netherlands By Tamara Duric, George Kapatsoulias and Afroditi Panousi

    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
  • 14:45 Build your professional network in Eindhoven region - Expat Spouses Initiative CloseClose Build your professional network in Eindhoven region - Expat Spouses Initiative By Kavitha Varathan (founder of Expat Spouses Initiative)

    Networking is a deliberate activity to build, reinforce and maintain relationships of trust with other people to further your goals. Professional networking is simply networking focused on professional goals.” Learn how to build your professional network in Eindhoven region.

    Build your professional network in Eindhoven region - Expat Spouses Initiative
  • 15:30 Use your talent, Expat Partner! - HOWDO & Design Your Own Future CloseClose Use your talent, Expat Partner! - HOWDO & Design Your Own Future by Heidi Los (Career Coach and founder Design Your Own Future

    Talent. We all have talent, in our unique way. Sometimes it is obvious to everybody, but not to the gifted one. Sometimes people really don’t see their own talent. Do you know what your talent is? And more important, are you able to use your talent in your work or daily activities? You have a problem if you don’t! Learn how to apply your talent in the Eindhoven region.

    Use your talent, Expat Partner! - HOWDO & Design Your Own Future