On October 2nd Expat Spouses Initiative (ESI), Eindhoven, will organize the event Global City Eindhoven 2015 at the HighTech Campus. ESI Eindhoven is a local grassroots organization run by internationals for internationals.
“Whatever your nationality, you are a global citizen if diversity excites you, differences define you, you lust for new experiences, you dream big and the world is your playing field”, say organizers Kavitha Varathan and Anne Yianni.
Global City Eindhoven 2015 will launch a platform for the global
citizens of the city to meet, network, enrich and empower each other as a local-global community. There will be speakers, two panel discussions, an exposition, and workshops.
The panels will discuss Eindhoven as a global city, its global ambitions, global DNA and global talent. Among the speakers and panelists are: Peter Kentie, Managing Director of Citymarketing, EHV365; Guus Frericks, CEO Startupbootcamp HighTechXL; Jorge Alves Lino, Director STRP Biennale and Design Huis Eindhoven; Naomie Verstraeten, Program Director, Brainport Eindhoven; Arno Kantelberg, author of “Het wonder van Eindhoven”.
Global City Eindhoven is inspired by The Big Draw, an international drawing festival that sees its second edition in Eindhoven from 1 till 4 October, and in the spirit of the city festival around the same time, has creative flair weaved into all the programs.
In this case, the essence of panel discussion will be captured ‘live’ by noted illustrator Harold Hugenholtz, and an illustrated visual manifesto of Global City Eindhoven will be created by the end of the evening and handed over to the mayor.
More information on the program and how to participate can be found here.