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The Program for 'ExpatTalks2020: Servus Munich' - Here's an overview of all Talks

November • 26th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

ExpatTalks2020: Servus Munich

ExpatTalks2020: Servus Munich! A new online event for expats in Munich on 5 December 2020

At Expat in the City we know that as an expat you have a lot of questions about your (new) life in Munich, now even more so than ever due to Corona and the changes this pandemic brings. That is why we have, together with our partners, created this program for you, a line-up of great, very knowledgeable and also - equally important - friendly experts. 
If you are looking for valuable insights and great tips from Munich's experts for expats then you don't want to miss this event!





Program overview  


10:00 Economic Development of Munich and Services for Expats in Changing Times

11:00 Ask the Expert: Impact of Corona on your health insurance

13:00 Meet Expat(s) in the City

14:00 Saving the Planet with Mel Kelly

15:00 Opportunities in Times of Change

16:00 Learning to be Game Changers: The School of the Future

17:00 How to Stay Healthy and Balanced in the City



Program in detail

10:00 - 11:00 

Economic Development of Munich

and Services for Expats in these Changing Times

Experts from the Department of Labor and Economic Development of the City of Munich answer your questions
With Christoph Haider, Head of Location Marketing and International Business Relations and Martina Dafinger, Acting Lead of AMIGA project


Join the experts of the Department of Labor and Economic Development (RAW) and project AMIGA, while they give insight into their roles and the services out there for international professionals in Munich.

From the impact of the pandemic, to the number of new expat assignments to how the city supports international employees and businesses to survive the current storms - to tips and insights into the local labor market for international talent.


This is a unique opportunity to find out how the City of Munich is here to serve you.

Followed by live Q&A.






11:00 - 12:00

Ask the Expert: The Impact of Corona on your German Health Insurance

Your questions about health insurance in times of Corona answered
With Jörg Reichert, Onboarding consultant at TK


In this Expat Talk interview Jörg Reichert from TK explains the how’s and why’s of the German social security system. And he will dive into the practical impact of corona on your health insurance coverage. Taking away any uncertainties surrounding healthcare during corona. In the Q&A following this interview you will be able to ask any question you might have.

If you’re feeling uncertain about how corona is affecting your health insurance this is a talk you don’t want to miss!



13:00 - 14:00

Meet Expat(s) in the City

Insights & tips from global locals
With several expats from the City


Fellow expats in the City will share their experiences about living in the beautiful capital of Bavaria. What are their best (and worst) experiences being an expat in Munich? What recommendations do they have for other expats? And what should you do or not do when living here.






14:00 - 15:00 

Saving the Planet with Mel Kelly

How to go from a green zero to a green hero as an expat in Munich
With Comedian and author Mel Kelly


When the Irishman Mel Kelly came to Munich twenty years ago, his favorite restaurant was McDonalds and “Müll” was just a (hard to spell) four-letter word.

Let him take you on his journey from green zero to green hero and witness how the love to an eco warrior aka green princess transformed him into the one person you will want to save the planet with by taking green pills…

Learning how not only to say but actually do “Mülltrennung” in Munich is one of the welcome side-effects of this entertaining expat talk brought to you by Mel Kelly, Perfect Accident and Expat in the City.







15:00 - 16:00

Opportunities in Times of Change

Financial planning for expats in Germany
With Martina Chalar, co-founder HORBACH Expats


In this interview we will discuss expat FAQs regarding financial planning as an expat in Germany. This year’s dichotomy of safety and opportunities is remarkable, especially when it comes to finances, and most importantly to how people behave.

Learn about how you can profit from your expat status in Germany: from basic must-haves to nice add-ons, regardless of your nationality, family status, or expected residence time.

During this interview you will receive insights regarding smart financial planning for expats through all life stages as we go over some of the most common financial consultancy topics of the year 2020. 

Followed by a live Q&A.






16:00 - 17:00

Learning to be Game Changers: The School of the Future

5 reasons why an international school works harder for your child’s success
With Chrissie Sorenson, Director at Bavarian International School (BIS)


Like a “fast-forward” to the needs of the future, the COVID-19 pandemic shows us how strongly education is impacted when drastic changes are required. A school can adapt to meet the challenge, or fail, to the detriment of our children.
In this ExpatTalk Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School of Bavarian International School (BIS) will sit down with current BIS student Zara Ilijas and BIS parent Miyako Yanaihara to talk about the idea of the “school of the future, right now.”
"In this new reality, how does a school need to organize itself? Why is it important to distinguish distance learning from homeschooling?"
Those who join us for this talk will gain authentic and personal insights into the world of an international school like BIS and its advantages, particularly at this point in our global history. Why are personalized education, innovative learning, holistic development and an international mindset essential elements of preparing students for a new world of life and work? What is the magic formula for developing future Game Changers? And why is an international school much more than just a school?

Followed by live Q&A.






17:00 - 18:00

How to Stay Healthy and Balanced in the City

Learn how to be balanced in challenging times
With Ulrike Homuth, Health- & Lifestyle Coach

Living in a city can be challenging, especially in a foreign country and even more in unpredictable times like these. All the new impressions can be overwhelming. In order to stay balanced and healthy it’s more important than ever to take good care of yourself.
In this talk you’ll learn what you can do in and around Munich to calm down, relax your nervous system and get new energy. You’ll discover the 2 pillars of health and how you can implement them in your daily life in Munich, especially in times of Covid-19.
Followed by live Q&A.



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