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

    Deelnemers maken in eerste instantie kennis met ons instituut en daarna met onze manier van werken. Vervolgens ondergaan de deelnemers een kleine les, om ook daadwerkelijk te ervaren hoe de Regina Coeli-methode is: doelgericht, intensief en persoonlijk!

    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 Learning a new language makes you want to dance! - Una Paloma Blanca CloseClose Learning a new language makes you want to dance! - Una Paloma Blanca 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.

    Learning a new language makes you want to dance! - 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 you own home in the Eindhoven Area Expat Housing Network CloseClose Buying you 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 you 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 - UWV EURES CloseClose Working & Living in the Netherlands and - 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 - 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 Using LinkedIn as part of your Job Search Strategy in The NL - Rotterdam School of Management CloseClose Using LinkedIn as part of your Job Search Strategy in The NL - Rotterdam School of Management by Justin Sheehan

    Using LinkedIn as part of your Job Search Strategy in The Netherlands

    Would you like to ’develop your career’, ‘get ahead’, or ‘change direction’ but you’re not sure where to start? Would you like to discover a relatively simple way of finding companies and employers in the Netherlands who like to hire internationals? How about making your profile easier to find?

    RSM Career Coach Justin Sheehan will give a crash course in the basics of steering your own career path and finding opportunities suited to you. Before you leave, you’ll know how to use a great tool to the fullest – LinkedIn – as an effective tool to support your Job Search Strategy!

    Justin Sheehan coaches and trains RSM MBAs, Executive MBAs, and Global OneMBAs on their career development, presentation, and interview skills and guides professionals in using the best job search strategies to achieve their goals. 

    Using LinkedIn as part of your Job Search Strategy in The NL - 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