A regular listing of events taking place around the world for American expatriates.
September 21: Renouncing your U.S. citizenship: Complimentary seminar, London, England
Moodys Gartner Tax Law, the Calgary, Canada-based law firm, will host the latest in its series of seminars covering the key topics of interest to many Americans living outside of the U.S. who are contemplating renouncing their American citizenship on Saturday, September 21, in London.
This seminar, which will be presented by Moodys Gartner’s Alexander Marino, will take place at the Waldorf Hilton on Aldwych, near Covent Garden, in the hotel's Adelphi suites Nos. 2 and 3. It will begin at 10am and run for about two and a half hours.
Topics to be covered will include how to minimize the cost of renouncing, and how to ensure that one is able to enter the U.S. in the future without a problem.
For more information and to register, click here.
September 25: American Expats Financial Forum, Brussels
As part of an “Expat Information Fair” being organized by ING Group – the Dutch multinational banking and financial services company – and supported by the American Club of Brussels, this forum for American expatriates has been put together, to help bring Americans resident in Belgium together with a panel of experts. Hosting the event will be Brian Dunhill, founder and chief executive of Brussels-based Dunhill Financial. The event is due to begin at 6pm and run until around 8pm.
For more information, click here.
October 5 (Saturday): Democrats Abroad United Kingdom's first-ever Tax Day, London
An all day (10:30am - 5pm) event, this Democrats Abroad UK Tax Day is being described by its sponsors as "an all-encompassing event that will feature topics ranging from tax and financial planning to Social Security," with the aim of helping Americans abroad to "understand their tax-filing obligations and the financial complexities that accompany being an American abroad."
Speakers "confirmed so far" include Kristopher Heck, managing partner, Tanager Wealth Management; George King, senior wealth manager, Maseco; Jack Leuchtman, regional federal benefits administrator, Social Security Administration; Susan Shriver, tax consultant and former IRS executive; David Treitel, founder and managing director, American Tax Returns Ltd, and Liz Zitzow, managing director, British American Tax.
The event will take place at David Game College at 31 Jewry Street, near Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 2ET.
To register (tickets are £40 each, £20 for concessions), click here. A Democrats Abroad spokesperson said ticket sales will be limited by the size of the venue, and early reservations are recommended.
The DAUK says that it is and will be unable to provide individual tax advice, and urges anyone who needs such advice to consult a professional tax adviser, accountant or tax return preparer.
October 10: B Corporation U.K.’s ‘B Inspired Day' in London
B Lab, the Pennsylvania-based organization behind the increasingly important, so-called B Corporation certification – which companies seek to obtain as proof of their adoption of a high standard of social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal accountability – is holding a day of events that it says are aimed at exporing "the rapidly changing role of business in society," while also celebrating those businesses "that are redefining their contribution" to the public good.
The event will feature what the B Lab organization describes as "a series of TED-style talks, kitchen table discussions and ‘fireside’ chats" that it says will explore "what we need to do now and tomorrow, to create an inclusive and durable economy for all."
London "B Inspired Day" will take place at the Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Field Park, south of the Thames near Tower Bridge and Tooley Street, beginning at 10am and lasting until 5pm. Tickets, which are now going at around £200 each, as the discount period has ended, may be reserved by clicking here.
October 11 - 13: Democrats Abroad's 2019 EMEA Regional Meeting in Athens
The Democrats Abroad will hold its 2019 regional meeting for Europe, the Middle East and Africa from Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct 13 in Athens. The event will bring together leaders, volunteers and special guests, with the aim of preparing for the 2020 elections, and will include a "gala dinner". For information click here.
November 17: American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce's 17th annual CSR conference, 'We Are The Change Generation,' at the Benaki Museum, Pireos, Athens
This year's 17th annual CSR conference is being held in conjunction with the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce's own Corporate Responsibility Committee. The event is designed to enable delegates to build their CSR awareness, learn about new opportunities, and develop more meaningful corporate social responsibility practices. This year's conference, the organizers say, "will focus on four pillars: What Worries Us, What Changes Us, What Inspires Us, What is Next." The event's CSR Marketplace initiative, meanwhile, will "showcase best practices by companies, designed to promote more interaction, dialogue, and sharing among conference participants." More information on the event may be found by clicking here.