Expatland at the Houten Emigration Expo

We will be at the Houten Emigration Expo on 9-10 February 2019.If you are going to the Expo come to our stand and meet our team.

Hear from our Founder, John Marcarian, as he explains what our E-Teams do and how they can help you move and settle in to your destination city.

Download our e-Book in preparation for your move.

If you’d like the personal touch, an Expatland Concierge can contact you and introduce you to reputable service providers in the city you are moving to – just complete our departure questionnaire.

McRae Property Joins Expatland’s Melbourne E-Team

 

Leading buyer advocacy firm McRae Property has joined The Expatland Global Network. The firm will provide property advice to the Melbourne E-Team’s clients.

McRae Property has acquired both residential and commercial properties for a wide range of investors and owner-occupiers, based both locally and overseas and across all price ranges.

The firm understands that buying the right property at the right price is what this whole process is about. McRae believes honesty, trust, good communication, and a common thought process are essential for a beneficial outcome.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams). Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “We are pleased to have McRae Property join us and believe they will be a key member of our Melbourne E-Team.”

John Sommers, Director & Certified Practising Valuer, McRae Property, comments, “We can see the potential and strengths of the Expatland Global Network, which will enable us to expand our business in the right way.  Our extensive knowledge in the property industry spans from 1965 and believe we can add real value to expats coming to Melbourne.”

 ‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Bank of New Zealand Joins Expatland’s Auckland E-Team

 

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has joined The Expatland Global Network. The firm will provide migrant banking advice to the Auckland E-Team’s clients.

BNZ is one of New Zealand’s leading full-service banks and has been helping people to start a new life in New Zealand since 1861. It offers retail, business and institutional banking.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams).

Operating at city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “Adding a world-renowned brand such as BNZ to the Expatland Global Network shows how far we have come since our launch less than a year ago. We are committed to providing expats with a trusted network of service providers in their new city and BNZ is the perfect banking provider for any expat making the move to Auckland.”

Evan Veza, Head of International Business Development, BNZ Partners comments, “BNZ has joined the Expatland Global Network to support the development of expats as they integrate into life in New Zealand. We’ve helped generations of migrants start a new life in New Zealand and we’re pleased to be joining forces with the team at Expatland who use their global knowledge, skills, expertise and networks to help expats successfully integrate into New Zealand.”

 ‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Australian Cricket Legend Greg Chappell MBE Appointed as Chairman, Expatland Global Network

 

The Expatland Global Network has appointed Greg Chappell MBE as its Chairman.

He will work closely with founder John Marcarian to build E-Teams around the world and foster teamwork and cooperation across the emerging global network.

Greg is a former Australian cricket captain who represented Australia at international level.

Widely regarded as the pre-eminent Australian batsman of his time Greg allied elegant stroke making to fierce concentration.

Greg is an Australian sporting icon.

Since his retirement as a player in 1984, Chappell has pursued various business and media interests as well as maintaining connections to professional cricket.

He has been a selector for national and Queensland teams, a member of the Australian Cricket Board, and a coach.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams).

Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, the founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “Greg’s exceptional experience in the elite sport, as a cricket test captain, national selector and coach will be hugely beneficial to our global organisation. The Expatland Global Network relies on strong teamwork, and we couldn’t have hoped for a better leader of people, with an unrivalled track record of success.”

Greg Chappell as Chairman, Expatland Global Network comments: “I have traveled extensively and lived overseas for a number of years, so I appreciate the needs and challenges facing expats on the move. I believe that the Expatland Global Network addresses these issues better than any organisation that I have encountered. Therefore, the chance to join the team as Chairman is one I relish and I look forward to helping the global network to grow.”

 ‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start.

To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

KCG Partners joins Expatland’s Budapest E-Team

 

Leading Hungarian law firm KCG Partners has joined The Expatland Global Network. The firm will provide legal assistance to the Budapest E-Team’s clients.

KCG Partners provides a comprehensive range of legal services to international and local clients seeking local knowledge with a global perspective. The firm has a wealth of regional knowledge in corporate law, M&A, projects and energy, real estate, tax, employment, litigation, privacy and forensics, securitization, estate planning and capital markets.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams). Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “KCG Partners are truly global and understand the issues expats face in their business and personal lives when moving to another country. The range of services available to our expat clients is extensive and we’re confident KCG can assist in any legal matter.”

Gabriella Gálik, Partner, KCG Partners, comments, “The Expatland Global Network offers the perfect balance of ideal partners and potential clients, two elements that we’re eager to expand on.

Our global knowledge means we all have international educational and professional backgrounds and we look forward to helping expats coming to Budapest.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Expatland Launches Prague E-Team with EIBD as Group Leader

Leading Czech accountants EIBD have joined Expatland’s Global Network.

The firm will provide accounting services as well as business and personal tax advice to the Prague E-Team’s clients.

EIBD accounting and finance specialises in working with international corporations, helping clients face challenges by offering comprehensive advice on how to use opportunities and minimise risks. EIBD currently serves over 250 clients.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams). Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “We are delighted that Luděk and his team have joined the Expatland Global Network and will lead the newly formed Prague E-Team in the Czech Republic. It’s an exciting time for Expatland as we expand our network worldwide.”

Luděk Barták, Managing Partner, EIBD, comments, “The Expatland Global Network is a growing force in international business. When we met John Marcarian and understood his vision for the future of the organisation, and the mission to assist expats on the move across the world, it linked very well to our work with international corporations. We’re proud to be leading the Prague E-Team here in the Czech Republic.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Expatland Set to Become the 3rd Most Populous Country

 

Have you ever considered moving permanently to a new country? If the answer is yes, you’re far from alone. A new poll reveals that 15% of the global population – over 750 million people – would migrate if they could.

While conflict, famine and natural disasters have driven many people from their homelands, there are also many other reasons for seeking a new life elsewhere, including economic opportunity.

A recent Gallup World Poll survey reveals that the desire to migrate has increased in developed regions like North America and non-EU member states in Europe.

Who’s on the move?

In North America, the number of people favouring a move has risen dramatically in the last few years from 10 to 14% since the 2013-2016 period. Despite a strengthening jobs market, 16% of those surveyed in the US in 2017 told Gallup they wanted to live abroad, the highest increase recorded by the poll.

In the European Union – where citizens have the right to freedom of movement – the desire to migrate has remained unchanged since 2012 at 21%, while attitudes to moving in non-EU European states have stabilized recently following a rise at the start of the decade.

 

People in refugee hotspots continue to hope for a better future in another country. The poll shows the number wanting to move rising in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa, where ongoing armed conflicts, for example in Sudan, Syria and Yemen, are fueling the desire to migrate.

In poor countries from Haiti to Albania well over half of the citizens expressed a wish to move. The poll showed that 71% of the Sierra Leone population wanted to leave.

Where do migrants want to live?

The US remains the leading choice for would-be migrants and this has been the case since Gallup’s polls began over a decade ago. Despite the Trump administration toughening immigration rules, one in five migrants chose the US as their favoured destination in 2017.

 

 

Across the border, Canada is in second place – the top choice of 47 million potential migrants. Germany, in third, was the preferred destination for 42 million. Interest in the UK has dropped in recent years, with uncertainty related to the 2016 Brexit vote a potential factor.

According to UN figures, high-income countries attract the majority of international migrants, a trend accounting for 64% of the global total in 2017. Almost two-thirds (60%) of all international migrants opt for Europe and Asia.

Although the refugee crisis continues to dominate headlines, refugees and asylum seekers account for only 10% of global migrants. An estimated 84% of these people find refuge in low or middle-income countries.

Of course, not all those expressing a desire to move will actually become a migration statistic. And while migration adds to a population’s diversity and makes an important contribution to economic growth, not all host countries welcome new arrivals with open arms.

 

Source: World Economic Forum

Written by: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content

Expatland to Develop First African E-Team in Nairobi, Kenya

 

The Expatland Global Network is expanding into Africa in 2019 with the launch of an E-Team in Nairobi, Kenya.

John Marcarian, founder of Expatland will be holding an invite only business lunch in Nairobi on January 16th to discuss setting up an Expatland Team, or E-Team, in the city with expat service providers.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of E-Teams operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “Expatland launched less than a year ago, but we already have E-Teams across the world in Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia. Africa is our next target and we believe Kenya is a hotspot for expat movement and the perfect location for our first E-Team location on the African continent. I look forward to meeting expat service providers in Nairobi and introducing the Expatland Global Network.”

Does your business provide services to expats moving to Kenya from another country?

Come to the Expatland Global Network business seminar on Wednesday, January 16th in Nairobi to learn about our growing network and how we can help to drive leads for your business.

Contact Daphine Basima at Expatland daphine.basima@expatland.com with details of your business to be added to the Nairobi E-Team event invitation list.

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/ 

JP & JP Financial Services Joins Expatland’s Melbourne E-Team

 

Leading financial services company JP&JP Financial Services has joined The Expatland Global Network. The firm will provide financial planning services to the Melbourne E-Team’s clients.

JP & JP Financial Services Pty Ltd is a financial advice company that is not vertically integrated and does not have any in-house products. The team only selects the best financial products that suit their client’s needs with no conflict of interest.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams).

Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “We believe that JP & JP Financial Services will be a key member of the fast-growing Melbourne E-Team. They specialize in making the process of transitioning as simple as possible for expats.”

Shannan Stevens, senior financial planner and head of business growth and development, JP & JP Financial Services, comments, “We want to be able to make the expat’s holistic experience as easy and satisfying as possible while complimenting the services offered by the rest of the Melbourne E-Team. Life and personal insurance is a complex area of financial planning and we are able to offer all the advice and services needed for expats.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London, and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/