The First Edition of the Expat Fair in Romania took place on Saturday, the 3rd of October at The Ark and offered a day of information and inspiration for all the participants.
The Second Edition of the Expat Fair took place on Saturday, 16 April 16 at Willbrook Platinum and offered once again a relaxed, casual and informative day, as the visitors described the event.
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*Our event partners took advantage of the networking opportunities and generated concrete business results, qualified leads, business partnerships or actual sales.
This is how it was!
Both editions started at 10AM with Volker Moser's speech, partner and co-founder of the City Compass Group end ended at 4PM with casual networking sessions sponsored by Transearch, Ursus, Flavours Food Design, Domeniile Samburesti, Aqua Carpatica, Bauer Winery, and BĂCĂNIA ROD.
During the event, all the participants had the chance to interact with people with similar interests and with companies that could provide them with services customized for their needs.
For each Expat Fair edition there were present more than 60 companies with tailored services and special offers for expats and 450 visitors (internationals living in Bucharest and Romanians alike) were gathered under the same roof in a friendly atmosphere.
The different topics workshops, organised by City Compass in collaboration with their partners, offered to the visitors the chance to discover interesting insights about living and working in Romania.
◙ "How do I choose the school for my child?" by the American International School of Bucharest (AISB)
◙ "What to expect when working with Romanians" delivered by AmCham Romania
◙ "Immigration and tax requirements for expats coming to Romania" by PwC
◙ "Your contribution to a better society in Romania" by Scoala de Valori
◙ "Your portable career in Romania, insights from a headhunter" by Transearch
◙ "How to network in Romania" by Paul. J.R. Renaud
◙ "Feel at Home in Romania - tips and tricks from experienced expats" by City Compass Group
◙ "Adapt to this country at work and life" - a panel discussion with insiders on expat experiences in Romania by City Compass Group
◙ “The evolution and revolution of art in Romania”, by Silvia Rogozea, Art Safari
◙ “The steps to registering and working as an expat freelancer in Romania - overcoming the bureaucratic hurdles”, by Andreea Tigau, Grecu & Asociatii
◙ "Culture & children's play - the importance of an international environment and how this affects play", by Susan Eriksson - King’s Oak - British International School
◙ “You better jump - From expat to being a part of the community", by Osnat Peled, BWFR
◙ “Romania then and now - 25 years of change”, by Anca Harasim, AmCham
◙ “How to become a hero as an expatriate - by making yourself replaceable”, by Thilo Beyer, ICUnet.AG
◙ “Living and working in Bucharest as a foreigner in 2016 - is it cool or overestimated?” - panel by City Compass Group
The visitors described the Expat Fair as a relaxed, casual and informative day, already being eager to participate to the next edition. There were plenty of things to do at the Expat Fair. The visitors could:
◙ Visit the stands
◙ Claim the special offers from the partners
◙ Attend the workshops
◙ Have fun while taking pictures
◙ Savour the amazing food
◙ Taste home-made traditional delicacies
◙ Enjoy different coffee specialties
◙ Try something French – sweet and savoury crêpes
◙ Get some ice cream
◙ Try the Dutch poffertjes and stroopwafels provided by a group
of international students
◙ Buy Romanian authentic souvenirs
◙ Buy culinary souvenirs
◙ Get enchanted by the beautiful AUDI displayed at the fair
◙ Relax during the fair by having a massage session
◙ Enjoy the inflatable truck for kids
◙ Have fun while enjoying face painting, drawing and other
activities at the kids playground
◙ Play with a guide dog
◙ Meet new people and create new relevant contacts during the
networking session provided by our sponsors and supporters