We are very proud to announce that Hello World will be present at the “I am not a Tourist” Expat Fair 2014 at the stand 33/34.
Learning Dutch, finding a house, experiencing Dutch culture, making connections, solving immigration and tax issues… Everything is possible at Expatica’s eleventh “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair in the heart of Amsterdam on Sunday, 2 November.
For those not familiar with the event, the “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair is the biggest expat-oriented event in the Netherlands – expected to host 4,500 internationals and friends again this year. Still going strong after ten previous editions, it brings you everything you need to make your life in the Netherlands take off on one day and under one roof! This event is all about enriching your life abroad, whether you are new to the expat lifestyle or an old hand.
Newcomers who are still finding their feet, will have the chance to learn about setting up a bank account, doing their taxes, and finding a school or university. Both newcomers and veteran expats can enjoy these resources along with entertainment and a wealth of information on cultural pursuits for internationals who want to dive into Dutch culture and enjoy the differences! Discover yummy Dutch food and beverages (yes, they do exist!), entertainment and networking opportunities.
The extensive program includes workshops on writing, genever and cheese tasting and chocolate making. There will also be comical and music performances on-stage – and even speed dating. For families with children, “i am not a tourist” has a dedicated kids’ area managed by childcare professionals.
Shake up your world and broaden your horizon through discovering what is going on in the rest of the expat community.
You don’t need to take our word for it; here is what visitors of previous editions said:
“I attended the Fair for the first time. Even though I have lived in Holland for 10 years, I am very glad I went and collected interesting, helpful information,” said Andrea.
Osvaldo commented: “I arrived to Amsterdam five years ago and after my first job (I better not tell you about it), I looked for jobs at this website. I´ve got a great job at a big company in Amsterdam. I´ve got the chance to be in the last two editions of this fair, which gave me great ideas to start a freelance-base-artist group to create nice projects (mainly, non-profits projects). The “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair is a great opportunity for expat newbies and oldies to get an overview of the labour market in one place/day.”
Luis summed it all by saying “informational is the key word. Wine tasting was not bad either.”
“’i am not a tourist’ is now in its eleventh year, and bigger and better than ever before,” said Expatica Managing Partner Antoine van Veldhuizen. “We continue to rise to the challenge of creating new reasons to engage with internationals in the Netherlands, and I’m really looking forward to this year’s event, which will have even more to offer for our international friends.”
If you’re looking for a job, you don’t need to look far, as Expatica’s International Job Fair is taking place at the same venue on the same day. This is the event for pursuing an international career in the Netherlands, connecting the international community with companies and recruiters interested in their skills and expertise. For more information and to register, go to jobfair.expatica.com.
ABN AMRO Bank, Amsterdam Business School, easyjet, Expat Center Amsterdam and the Rotterdam School of Management are proud sponsors of “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair 2014 and will be there to answer questions regarding banking, education, and life in Amsterdam.
Tickets to the fair are free if ordered online (EUR 10 at the door). Take advantage of this one day to boost your life abroad and join us on Sunday, 2 November.
The Expatica Team and Hello World hope to see you there!