Here is an overview of the programme of the Expat in the City Fair 2015. We are working on a programme full of information and inspiration again for 2016!


Job Search or Job Orientation. That IS the question

What: Job Search or Career Orientation? That IS the question.
Time: 10.30 – 11.15 & 14.10 – 14.55
Who: Expats@Work – Eva Kempinger
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: You will learn how to present yourself to the job market & find out what you have to offer as an expat professional. Tips & tricks about: CV make-over; creating your Professional profile; where to find suitable job vacancies and how to build up your professional network.

A Taste of Munich: The Beer That Made the City

What: A Taste of Munich: The Beer That Made the City
Time: 11:00 – 11:25, 12:30 – 12:55, 14:30 – 14:55 & 16:00 – 16:25
Who: Craft Beer Hier & The Beer Tasting Social Club – Locke McKenzie
Where: Franz Bar
Description: Munich has been one of the world’s most important cities for beer since the middle ages, but why? Take a trip through the centuries using Munich’s most beloved alcoholic beverage as a narrator! In this tasting you will have the chance to try the beers that made Munich famous and also learn a bit about how this amazing beverage helped turn Munich into one of the most important cities in Europe.

Navigate Through The German Mortgage Process

What: Navigate Through The Mortgage Process
Time: 11:25 – 12:10 & 15:05 – 15:50
Who: Baugeld Spezialisten – Expats Mortgage Germany – Marcus Rex  & Osman Nyei
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: Picking out the perfect home can be a challenging task. But that’s only the first step. You still need to be an attractive loan candidate, navigate the mortgage process and plan well for the future. Find out what it takes to make you a suitable loan candidate.

Having a baby in Munich

What: Having A Baby In Munich
Time: 13:15 – 14:00
Who: MamiConcierge – Stefanie Sayn-Wittgenstein, Franziska Balzer & Katharina Antl (Midwife) 
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: Having a baby is an exciting experience no matter where you live, but when you are new to a city it can be extra overwhelming. This session gives an overview of things you need, should or could do to make sure having a baby in Munich is as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Bring your questions for the Q&A!

Learning German made easier with a practical approach

What: Learning German made easier with a practical approach
Time: 11:00 – 11:25, 14:00 – 14:25 & 16:00 – 16:25 
Who: PET Sprachen – The Language Experts – Susanne Lingl & Paul Bacon
Where: Isar Room
Description: The German language is renowned for being a tough nut to crack (cf. Mark Twain!). Our pragmatic, practical approach makes the language come to life. PET specializes in one-to-one and small-group courses for business people. We invite beginners to come along, get inspired and go away with something concrete to put into practice!

Improve Your Speaking and Leadership Skills

What: Improve Your Speaking and Leadership Skills
Time: 12:20 – 13:05 & 16:00 – 16:45 
Who: Various Toastmasters Clubs in Munich
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: We will show you how to improve your presentation/ communication/ leadership skills in a supportive environment without forgetting the fun!

Laugh! Learning Spanish and Italian with clowns!

What: Laugh! Learning Spanish and Italian with clowns!
Time: 11: 30 – 11.55 (Spanish), 14:30 – 14:55 (Italian) & 16:00 – 16:25 (Spanish) 
Who: by mundart-e e.V.
Where: Karl Valentin Room
Description:A funny and accurate method to approach the languages of Lorca and Pasolini. Learn your first words or improve your pronunciation without fear of being wrong; we are going to laugh anyway. Workshops for people of any planet, century, tone of voice or color of the nose

The Power of Embodiment

What: The Power of Embodiment: cope with challenging changes using your body & emotions
Time: 11.00 – 11.45
Who: Betina Mazzarino
Where: Sisi Room
Description: The invite is to explore our role in creating our experiences and the tools available to us to design something different; provoking a transformational shifting that broadens our horizon of possibilities, and lead us—in a playful, funny environment—beyond perceptual limitations and filters that might restrain our options.

Here and Now – Be in the Moment Improv Theatre Workshop for All Levels

What: Here and Now – Be in the Moment Improv Theatre Workshop for All Levels
Time: 12.00 – 12.45
Who: Bake This – English Improv Theatre
Where: Sisi Room
Description: Ever thought of trying out improvisational theatre? Now’s your chance! This interactive workshop is for ANYONE with or without stage experience. You don’t even need to be a native English speaker! Join Munich’s own, Bake This English Improv Troupe, as we teach you some basic improv skills and fun games. Improv is not only a stage art, it’s also a great tool to help you think on your feet and react positively to the unexpected… Valuable skills for our every day lives!

Learn the Salsa Basics

What: Learn the Salsa Basics
Time: 13.00 – 13.45
Who: Dance School Salsamás Munich – Pablo de Queiroz and Silvina Igova
Where: Sisi Room
Description: Learn the Salsa basics in 45 minutes and experience a completely new feeling of joy and fun by moving smoothly to the Latin sounds!


What: Zumba
Time: 14.00 – 14.45
Who: Munich International Ballet School
Where: Sisi Room
Description: The Munich International Ballet School is not only the best ballet school in town. They also offer fun classes in Zumba for everyone to join. Join this fun workshop if you would like to find out what Zumba is all about and meet some of the very talented dancers of this great school.

First steps to feel Flamenco

What: First Steps to Feel Flamenco
Time: 15.00 – 15.45
Who: Harissa Hernandez München Flamenco – Dance – Daniela Hofmann
Where: Sisi Room
Description: Introductory impressions of Flamenco dance: Clicking, tapping, clapping, moving and dancing to the typical Spanish rhythm. Created by Harissa Hernandez and joined by some of her talented students. Drop by and join the fun! 

Life in Movement

What: Life in Movement
Time: 16.00 – 16.45
Who: Mundo en movimiento – Miriam Sajeta &  Gabriela Cornejo
Where: Sisi Room
Description: An experience in movement, music, voice, touch, body language and theatrical gestures. It is suitable for every age and condition. Awakens the joy of life and creativity in everyone, and enforces the personal and interpersonal relationships.


The Service-Centre for international professionals (KVR) explained

What: Service-Centre for international professionals
Time: 10.45 – 11.00
Who: City of Munich – Service-Centre for International Professionals – Sabine Strotmann
Where: Theresia Room
Description: This presentation will give you an overview to the work of the Service – Centre which was established one year ago, as well as an outlook into services intended in the future.

Education in Bavaria and Counselling for Expats

What:  Education in Bavaria and Counselling for Expats
Time: 11.00 – 11.15
Who: City of Munich – International Counselling Centre for School and Education– Dr. Florian Roth
Where: Theresia Room
Description: The Education System in Bavaria is complex. Munich as an international City provides International Schools, German Courses for Kids and young people, a special International Counselling Centre for School and Education etc. We will give informations about school and education and about our Counselling Centre.

Raising Bi-lingual Children in Munich

What: Raising Bi-lingual Children in Munich
Time: 11.25 – 11.55
Who: Cocon – Kristina Harzenetter & Amanda Hardey
Where: Theresia Room
Description: Working families coming to Munich need to get accustomed to the German system of childcare. This presentation focuses on one of the available options: private bilingual day care. Cocon will share with you the important issues about bi-lingual childcare and how your child can benefit from their time at Cocon.

Home Away from Home

What: Home Away from Home
Time: 12.05 – 12.35
Who: Derag Livinghotels – Michael Gottlieb
Where: Theresia Room
Description: You are new in the City and have not found the right place to stay? With our Serviced Apartments we offer the perfect solution to explore the City and to find your new home. We will also share with you the insider tips we have learned from our guests about living in Munich as an expat.

Looking for a job in Munich

What: Looking for a job in Munich
Time: 12.45 – 13.15
Who: AMIGA project – Andra Barboni
Where: Theresia Room
Description: Finding a job isn’t easy, especially if you are new to a city. In this talk the Amiga project shares with you what Munich’s employers are looking for, what they expect from applicants, the do’s & don’ts when applying for a job and some success stories of people who have found a job in Munich.

Changing the face of rural India, one village at a time

What: Changing the face of rural India, one village at a time
Time: 13.25 – 13.55
Who: United for Hope – Sandip Gangakhedkar
Where: Theresia Room
Description: United for Hope is a Munich-based NGO promoting sustainable living in rural India. Our work encompasses five pillars – Water and sanitation, education, clean energy, women’s empowerment and alternative livelihoods. Our ever-growing team of over 30 volunteers represents more than 15 nationalities and shares a common vision.

Business Networking – The AGBC May Be Your Key

What: Business Networking – The AGBC May Be Your Key
Time: 14.05 – 14.35
Who: American German Business Club – Larry Schulz, Locke McKenzie & Christopher Magyar 
Where: Theresia Room
Description: The AGBC is the top English-speaking networking platform in the Munich business community and founding member of MING – Munich International Networking Group. This presentation gives you an idea about the AGBC’s activities and how you can benefit from joining. The speakers share their experiences about getting established in Germany and will answer any questions you might have.

Professional Expat Women – What to Expect and How to Prepare

What: Professional Expat Women – What to Expect and How to Prepare
Time: 14.45 – 15.15
Who: PWN Munich – Katia Triggiani & Shabnoor Shah
Where: Theresia Room
Description: This presentation will help you recognise some challenges that professional working and non-working women (single or with family) may face as expats. We offer you insights into ‚what to expect‘ and ‚how to manage‘. Peppered with some related information from well known theories on Culture, Intelligence and Gender Issues, we’ll share our own personal journey and how PWN could make a difference.

Getting Fit in Munich

What: Getting Fit in Munich
Time: 15.25 – 15.55
Who: Fit Team Personal Trainer – Manuel Wiedemann
Where: Theresia Room
Description: „Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.“ Learn the most convenient ways to be active in Munich. Fit Team will present you the endless possibilities you can find in Munich to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Ask the expert your personal fitness questions. Q&A at the end of the talk.

How to Thrive Not Just Survive As an Expat

What: How to Thrive Not Just Survive As an Expat
Time: 16.05 – 16.35
Who: Monkeys and Mountains – Laurel Robbins
Where: Theresia Room
Description: As you’ve probably discovered by now, being an expat is not always nearly as glamorous as your friends and family back home think it is. Whether you’re here for school, work, or for a partner, living as an expat has its challenges. In this talk, six-time expat Laurel Robbins will share some of her strategies to help you find life-long friends, discover your purpose and most importantly, how to be truly happy in your new home!

Your voice, your success. You only get one chance to make a first impression

What: Your voice, your success. You only get one chance to make a first impression
Time: 16.25 – 16.45
Who: Soulfood Seminars  Speaking, Coaching, and Training – Liz Howard
Where: On the Main Stage
Description: This presentation is a learning by doing session, which will offer you wonderful ideas. You’ll take home valuable tips to practice and prepare for your next meeting. One should know, just how essential communication is in Germany. English speakers will certainly benefit from this presentation.