The Expat in the City Fair programme aims to inform and inspire you on a variety of topics.


Christopher Magyar – Magyar & Magyar

Time: 11:00 – 11:15 
Who: Christopher Magyar
Where: Stage
Description: A long-time ex-patriot from the United States will talk about the challenges, but also the opportunities, of living in Bavaria.

Sneha Bharadwaj – classical Indian Dance school in Munich: Abhinaya – Indischer Tanz

Time: 14:30 – 14:45 
Who: Sneha Bharadwaj
Where: Stage
Description: Sneha Bharadwaj, a versatile Indian Classical dancer & choreographer, will inspire with an interesting amalgamation of Indian and Cambodian Art forms.

Osbourn Patrick Kemp – ozTour Munich

Time: 16:00 – 16:15 
Who: Osbourn Patrick Kemp
Where: Stage
Description: People in Munich don’t live in history, we live with the history.  Anyone can give you names, dates and statistics, but “…let’s get you local!”


Service-Center for International Professionals

What: Service-Center for International Professionals
Time: 10:30 – 10:45
Who: Service-Center for International Professionals (City of Munich) – Sabine Strotmann
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: A short insight into the work of the Service-Center for International Professionals which was established in October 2013 at the Munich Foreigners’ Authority.

The Bavarian School System

What: The Bavarian School System
Time: 10:45 – 11:00 
Who: Bildungsberatung der Landeshauptstadt München Christos Karagiannis, Stefanie Meisch
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: The topics that will be covered are:
– The schools of general education
– First steps to enter school in Munich
– Transition classes (focus on learning German)
– International schools in Munich
– School leaving certificates

Studying in Germany – A possibility for Expats and their families?

What: Studying in Germany – A possibility for Expats and their families?
Time: 11:15 – 11:45  
Who: Munich Business School – Prof. Dr. Christopher Weilage
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: Advantages of studying in Germany – make use of the time spend abroad and invest in yourself and your career by getting a university degree. Useful tips of what you need to do to get there and where to start.

No fear of German bureaucracy

What: No fear of the German bureaucracy
Time: 12:00 – 12:30  
Who: terratax Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH – Dorothea v. Buttlar, Erika v. Heimburg, Franz Leeb
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: In this presentation you will get a short guide through the German LAW, TAX and INSURANCE JUNGLE. You will also learn about the necessary steps to take in order to get self-employed.

Systematically social; good things to know about the German social security system

What: Systematically social; good things to know about the German social security system 
Time: 12:45 – 13:15   
Who: Techniker Krankenkasse Public health insurance – Johannes Kohl
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: In this expert talk you will get a quick overview about what you should know about the German Social security system, how it works, who to ask and where to register.

A new way for children to learn and enjoy Yoga!

What: A new way for children to learn and enjoy Yoga!
Time: 13:30 – 14:00    
Who: KiYoMaMu – Leila Oostendorp & Philipp Stegmüller
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: The old knowledge of Hatha-yoga (breathing, body exercises, meditation, affirmations) in combination with mantra music offers the best possibility to teach Yoga in a new way. The children can practice Yoga in a playful and enjoyable way and while listening even with a positive impact on their english competences.

Support of expat “trailing spouses” – a win-win situation for expats and their partners

What: Support of expat “trailing spouses” – a win-win situation for expats and their partners
Time: 14:15 – 14:45     
Who: Carmen Winter Coaching – Carmen Winter
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: One third of all expat assignments are terminated ahead of time – mostly because the trailing partner is not happy. Learn from experiences and about tools that support the significant other in order to make the assignment a big success – not only for the expat families, but also for the investing companies.

Foreign Skills Approval – How it works

What: Foreign Skills Approval – How it works
Time: 15:00 – 15:30      
Who: Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) for Munich and Upper Bavaria – Nadine Ollivier
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: In their respective home countries, many migrants have gained a vocational qualification which is in urgent demand in Germany. However, until now it has been very difficult for German employers to assess foreign qualifications correctly. We will explain the procedure and give a review of the recognition act.

Looking for a job in Munich

What: Looking for a job in Munich
Time: 15:45 – 16:15       
Who: AMIGA project – Active Migrants in the Local Labor Market – Andra Barboni
Where: Maximilian 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.

The BMW junior program at BMW WELT and MUSEUM. Unique places of extracurricular learning.

What: The BMW junior program at BMW WELT and MUSEUM. Unique places of extracurricular learning
Time: 16:30 – 17.00       
Who: BMW Welt München
Where: Maximilian Room
Description: The opportunity to discover mobility and sustainability with all senses – this is what the BMW Junior Program offers children and young people at BMW Welt and the BMW Museum. Developed in collaboration with professional educators, the Junior Campus interactive learning concepts provide youngsters aged 5 to 18 with a range of knowledge relating to the topics of sustainability, globality, safety, the environment, vehicle technology and design.


Do‘s and Don‘ts of an Expat Agreement

What: Do‘s and Don‘ts of an Expat Agreement
Time: 11:30 – 12:15    
Who: Kanzlei Tutschka, eXpat eXpert – Dr. Geertje Tutschka
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: In this workshop you will learn about the legal perspective on expat agreements. The essentials of contracts for expatriation are explained, especially the common needs of the assignee, his or her spouse and the whole family, pointing out typical pitfalls, liability risks and how to avoid those.

3 Secrets of Personal Effectiveness

What: 3 Secrets of Personal Effectiveness
Time: 12:30 – 13:15     
Who: ‘OpenDays’ Coaching Club – Elena Marsh
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: We want to be effective in everything: job, relationships, personal growth, study, finances, health. Sometimes we think that 24 hours is not enough. How to manage our resources effectively? Is it possible? Is it important? Come to learn how to become effective and don’t fall into the stressful state?

Intensive Expat Career Coaching – for better career results

What: Intensive Expat Career Coaching – for better career results
Time: 13:30 – 13:50 and 13:55 – 14:15    
Who: Expats@work – A happy expat simply achieves more – Eva Kempinger
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: Job Search back home is slightly different from job search abroad. In this Mini Coaching Session, you learn why it is better to spend time on an intensive “look inside of you”, prior to entering the job market abroad & what kind of questions should you answer prior to start searching for the next career step.

Improve your speaking and leadership skills

What: Improve your speaking and leadership skills
Time: 14:30 – 15:15  
Who: several members of various Toastmasters Clubs
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: We will show you how to improve your presentation/ communication/ leadership skills in a supportive environment without forgetting the fun!

Culture Shock: Living Your Best Life in Munich

What: Culture Shock: Living Your Best Life in Munich
Time: 15:30 – 16:15
Who: Starnberg Fellowship – An international church community in the Starnberg-Munich areaDr. John I. Snyder
Where: Ludwig Room
Description: Living in a new country can be fun, exciting—and very daunting! In this seminar, Dr. Snyder talks through the various stages of culture shock and gives practical advice on getting the best out of your new life in one of the world’s most exciting cities—Munich.

German in motion!

What: German in motion!
Time: 10:30 – 11:15   
Who: Wortland – language courses for expats – Daniela Cappellari
Where: Bavaria Room
Description: FUN – WORK-OUT – RELAXATION Learn German effortlessly and in motion. By connecting body, heart and soul the learning process will take care of itself!

Stay in the Moment: An Improvisation Theater Workshop for Everyone

What: Stay in the Moment: An Improvisation Theater Workshop for Everyone
Time: 11:30 – 12:15    
Who: Bake This – Jodi Pfleghar & Brett Macdonald
Where: Bavaria Room
Description: Join Jodi and Brett from Munich´s very own, Bake This Improv, as we introduce some fun games and new improvisation skills. Improvisation is not only a stage art, it´s also a life tool to help you think on your feet, accept changes, and react positively. Come give it a try! These workshops are for ANYONE with or without stage experience.

Laugh! Learning Spanish and Italian with clowns!

What: Laugh! Learning Spanish and Italian with clowns!
Time: 12:30 – 13:15     
Who: Kultur-, Kunst- & Sprachenzentrum mundart-e e.V.
Where: Bavaria Room
Description: A workshop to play through the bodily and facial expressions to approach the languages of Dante and Cervantes. Learn your first words or improve your pronunciation without fear of being wrong; we are going to laugh anyway!
For people of any planet, century or color of the nose.

Gymboree Play & Learn in action

What: Gymboree Play & Learn in action
Time: 13:30 – 14:00     
Who: Gymboree Play & Music – Lara Edmonds Varner & Steffi Turza
Where: Bavaria Room
Description: Gymboree Play & Music is the worldwide leader in classes for preschool-aged children. Experience, together with your little ones (3 months-5 years old), our abbreviated Play & Learn class. Explore our various tunnels and participate in parachute time with Gymbo the clown.

“I’m glad you’re here!” Kids Yoga Workshop with Live Music

What: “I’m glad you’re here!” Kids Yoga Workshop with Live Music
Time: 14:30 – 15:15      
Who: KiYoMaMu – Leila Oostendorp & Philipp Stegmüller
Where: Bavaria Room
Description: A new way for children to learn Yoga covering body exercises, breathing technics, relaxation and meditation. Yoga can be essential to bild up an ideal character and to improve the physical health and mental well-being.

Expat in the City ‘mini’ SpeedDate

What: Expat in the City ‘mini’ SpeedDate
Time: 15:30 – 16:15      
Who: Expat in the City / cost €10,-
Where: Bavaria Room
Description: 10 dates within one hour! A fun, safe and efficient way to meet people in a short period of time. Who knows, you may find the love of your life or make some great new friends! Sign up by sending an e-mail to