EWMD Asia Pacific Networking Event on 20 February 2012
It would be nice to meet you there:
Working Abroad: More than Being an Expat?
Expatriates are typically working for a limited period outside their own country and are not supposed to get deeply involved in their new home country; some companies explicitly don’t want their professionals to engage in the local community and define the personal boundaries of their expat staff by contract to avoid job-related conflicts that may arise if some of their staff become politically or socially active.
Within the expat community, which includes skilled professionals who come to work in another country on their own or those sent by their employer, many (the majority?) are not interested in integrating in the culture and prefer their own social circles, but there are also those who want to engage in social, political or other issues of public concern in their new home country.
What experiences have you made as an expat or with expat colleagues? In our event we would like to discuss the diverse experiences of an expat’s life from different perspectives and look forward to welcoming you. This time, we will have EWMD members from Germany, Austria and Laos who are currently visiting Hong Kong, as guests, who will contribute to our exchange of experiences and stories.
The EWMD Asia-Pacific is the Asian chapter of EWMD International, the European Womens’ Management Development Network (www.ewmd.org) We are a registered non-profit society to support networking and exchange among professionals.
Time: 20 February 2012, 18:00-20:00
Venue: Culture Club & Gallery, Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong www.cultureclub.com.hk
Cost: 200 HK$ including 2 drinks of your choice
Registration: Please register online at http://www.ewmd.org/events/working-abroad-more-being-expat