More than 2,000 people enjoyed learning about living and working in Eindhoven at the Expat Fair For Internationals at the VDMA Building in Vestdijk, on 10 June.
Fifty exhibitors provided a wealth of information on important topics, from job vacancies, tax and legal services – and even yoga. At fringe events there was hardly a spare seat available as delegates listened to experts give detailed presentations and answer questions.
The ‘I am Not a Tourist’ branch, was organised for the third time in Eindhoven. The Fair was a partnership with Holland Expat Center South, a branch of regional government. Joining job seekers, families and youngsters was the new Councillor of Economic Affairs for the region.
Jobs and opportunities were top of the bill, but there was also plenty of fun to be had at the International Festival, which took place in The Hub, adjacent to the Fair. Featuring samba dancers, Latin music and a quiz, attendees soaked up the good vibes in bright sunshine.
Tom Bey, Managing Director of ‘i am not a tourist’, told Eindhoven News: “We are happy with how many people came today. It is very important to have a wide range of disciplines taking part in this Fair, so thank you to the exhibitors because without them there is no show.”
Tom had advice for expats who live in Eindhoven and want to join the local community. “Expats who are keen to integrate should join local sports organisations. This is what the Dutch enjoy and many clubs are run by volunteers.”
For Eindhoven News: Dominic Gover
(-Ed: Dominic lives in the UK and was visiting the fair out of personal interest. He offered us to write a news article of the fair, (since he is a journalist too) and so he did. Thank you Dominic!)