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The Full Workshop Timetable is detailed below. Click on the links to find out more information about the presenter and the content of the session. Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible. You will receive further information the week before the Fair


12:00 – 12:30 Tips and tools for understanding Dutch – by Ruud Higsen, Direct Dutch Institute

This workshop will point out features of the Dutch language and similarities with other languages: learn Dutch faster and be surprised how much you understand as a total beginner.      WORKSHOP FULL

12:45-13:15  5 Steps for a stellar start in The Hague – by Ute Limacher-Riebold

This workshop applies a fun and engaging methodology to navigate through The Hague, get organized, find groups of like-minded people to join, and understand locals, their culture and their language.    REGISTER

13:30-14:30      How to write for love and money – by Lisa Friedman, Amsterdam Writing Workshops

What does it take to write professionally? What does it mean to write for yourself? Get personalized insight into your writing at this hands-on workshop.            REGISTER

14:45-15:15      Building a meaningful career as an Expat – by O’ona Souissi, Career on Purpose

Are you an expat at a turning point in your career, but uncertain about your next step? O’ona Souissi helps international professionals build a meaningful career.     REGISTER

15:30-16:00     Build a networking gameplan – by Cathy Delhanty, in support of UNICEF

A Game Plan is a strategy worked out in advance, especially in sport, politics, or business. Come learn how to create one to make your networking more effective.     REGISTER


12:00-12:30      Understanding Dutch laws in relation to marriage and children– by Ryanne van Manen, GMW Advocaten

Laws guiding marriage, divorce, and children vary from country to country. The Netherlands has its own set of rules, regulations and norms governing many aspects of family life. The Legal Expat Desk will help you make sense of it all.   REGISTER

12:45-13:15      Life Wisdom: Tools to build a harmonious life – by the Theosophical Society Point Loma-Blavatskyhouse

This interactive talk is an introduction to a philosophy of life, one which offers you the possibility to find solutions to life’s many challenges. Based on universal wisdom, the timeless source of all major world religions and philosophies.    REGISTER

13:30-14:00      Introduction to Mindfulness: finding peace in a frazzled world – by Carol Wooley, The Bay Tree

Discover how to live in the present moment in an enjoyable way. In this workshop, re-ignite your perception of life, so that you are not just existing to complete to-do lists, but actually thriving.     WORKSHOP FULL

14:15-14:45      Help with Dutch tax matters – by Blue Umbrella Tax Consultants

Blue Umbrella’s mission is to provide an efficient and convenient tax support platform for international individuals and families settling for (temporary) work in the Netherlands.     REGISTER

15:00-15:30      Treating Headaches – by Kim Philippe, Praktijk voor Orofaciale Fysiotherapie

This workshop will discuss the many types and causes of headaches, and how orofacial physiotherapy can help you.     REGISTER

15:45-16:15      Your home, your health – by Feng Shui Design and MeG’s Livingstore

Come discover principles of interior design that will help you create a harmonious home that stimulates your wellbeing.   WORKSHOP FULL


12:00-12:30     Going Dutch – The challenge of Acculturation  – by PsyQ International

This workshop focuses on understanding and dealing with the stresses and challenges of being an expat.  The speakers will provide an overview of the acculturation process, culture shock, and how to deal with them effectively.       REGISTER

12:45-13:15  Start your own business in 2018 – by Sinead Hewson and Natacha Villedieu- Silvestre, WBII

The WBII aims to facilitate the success of women to create new business ventures, expand small businesses, spark new ideas and collaboration, increase profitability and expand employment opportunities.   WORKSHOP FULL

14:15-14:45     How to feel great again – by de Ruggesteun Chiropractor

De Ruggesteun is best-described as doctors of Chiropractic – alternative therapy. They ensure that the nervous system is functioning optimally. This is done holistically and naturally without medication, injections or operations, by removing impingement to the nervous system.  REGISTER

15:00-15:30      Conquering the Stagea mini Toastmasters meeting

Get a taste of the Toastmasters experience. See how we can help you develop your public speaking skills. Participate and ask our members about Toastmasters and public speaking.    REGISTER

15:45 – 16:15 Find lasting love through conscious dating – by S.Sumru Inal

Conscious dating is a transformative approach to dating. This simple, step-by-step method will help you focus on and find the partner of your dreams!     REGISTER


Alongside the Workshop Programme, The Hague International Centre will also be running Information Sessions for new arrivals to the region. These will take place in their offices on the ground floor, next to the Sports Hall.

You can find further information and REGISTER HERE

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