updated 9:14 PM CEST, Apr 23, 2019

Events listing

A regular listing of events taking place around the world for American expatriates. 

April 2019

 March - April: American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong's 50th anniversary celebrations

Throughout March, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has been celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, with a series of events, which will continue through April. Among the activities this month ill be a Motown-themed 50th anniversary ball, at the recently-opened Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, on April 27th. Information may be found on the AmCham Hong Kong's website, at www.amcham.org.hk/events

April 24: Seminar/discussion on Representative George Holding's Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act, London, England 

Rep. George Holding will be the featured guest and participant in this event, which will take place at an as-yet-undisclosed venue in Central London, beginning at 6pm. Also participating will be Solomon Yue, global chief executive of the Republicans Overseas, and John Richardson of Citizenship Solutions, a Toronto-based tax operation. A similar event is also planned for May 8 in Athens, Greece, athough details have yet to be finalized. To read more about the London event, and to sign up to attend, click here. 

April 25: American Citizens Abroad - American Expat Financial Forum, Melbourne, Australia

This second of two events for Americans resident in Australia will take place as the Pegasus Apart'Hotel, on A'Beckett Street, in Melbourne. Like the earlier event, this one will be be moderated by Brian Dunhill, the founder and managing director of Brussels, Belgium-based Dunhill Financial, with Australia-based experts in U.S. tax and wealth management matters also due to participate.

The forum will begin at 6pm and run for two hours. As in the earlier event, held in Sydney, scheduled topics will include an overview of what’s new for individual U.S. taxpayers in 2019; the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and what it means to expatriates; a general overview of tax and financial planning basics for Americans living in Australia, and overseas generally; and other related matters. 

There will be a questions and answering period, and time for networking.

The event is free to ACA members, and guests of the speakers who register in advance. More information may be obtained by clicking here. 

April 27, 2019: Complimentary seminar, in London, England, hosted by Moodys Gartner Tax Law, on American citizenship renunciation: “How your decision to (or not to) renounce will impact you today and in the future.”

This seminar, which will be presented by Moodys Gartner’s Alexander Marino, will cover topics of interest to many Americans living outside of the U.S., including how to minimize the cost of renouncing, and making sure the benefits outweigh the costs.

The seminar will begin at 10am BST (British Standard Time), and run for around two and a half hours. It will take place in the Regency Room of the Savoy Hotel on the Strand, near Waterloo Bridge. For more information and to register, click here.

April 30: American Citizens Abroad Town Hall Evening, Geneva

The topic for this Town Hall Evening will be "Taxation and Tax Planning for Americans in Switzerland after the Passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", with a focus on ACA's efforts in Washington; estate and financial planning for U.S. taxpayers in Switzerland will also be addressed. The Town Hall Evening will begin at 6:30pm and run until around 9:30pm, with doors due to open at 6pm. Speakers will include Kenneth Freshman, a U.S.-based tax adviser who heads up the Boston-based Global Tax Services Group; Jonathan Lachowitz, head of White Lighthouse Investment Management in Lausanne, Switzerland and Lexington, Massachusetts, and ACA board member; and Matthew Berlin, a trust and estates attorney with Rubin and Rudman LLP, who specialises in working with Americans overseas.

The event will take place at Webster University 15, route de CollexBellevue in Geneva. Those interested in attending are urged to register in advance, online. ACA members may attend free of charge, non-ACA members pay US$30 per person in advance, and CHF35 on the door. To register for the event online, click here.

May 4, 2019: Complimentary seminar, in Paris, France, hosted by Moodys Gartner Tax Law, on American citizenship renunciation: “How your decision to (or not to) renounce will impact you today and in the future.”

This seminar, which will be presented by Moodys Gartner’s Alexander Marino, will cover the usual topics of interest to many Americans living outside of the U.S., who are considering renouncing their citizenships in an effort to simplify their lives and cut their accountants’ bills.

The seminar will begin at 10am CEST (Central European Standard Time), and run for around two and a half hours. It will take place in the Etoile Ballroom of the Peninsula Paris Hotel, on Avenue Kléber. For more information and to register, click here.

September 2019

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.