Here’s something that promises to get you unstuck and help you find the overseas adventure that’s waiting for you.
Next month, Live & Invest Overseas will blow out all the stops and put on a conference for expats and wannabes that will talk about, not one or two, but 20 countries.
In a conference call recently, the company’s publisher, Kathleen Peddicord, promised the conference in Orlando, FL will be the most ambitious she’s ever been involved in during her 25 years as an adviser to expats.
“Our promise is to introduce you to the top 20 country choices worldwide. We’re focusing on three regions — Europe, Asia and the Americas.
“This won’t be a journlistic, theoretical look, it’ll be very real life with lots of how-tos and practical information.”
Last spring I attended the organization’s Live and Invest in Panama conference. I had promised to give you my honest opinion about whether it was worth the price of admission, and I did just that here.
I told you then that I wouldn’t advise ever attending one of these conferences — unless you’re really serious about moving abroad.
Frankly, I can’t wait to find out what their top 20 country picks are, and why. I have some educated guesses, based on the experts they’ve announced.
Here are the countries I think they’ll focus on, by region:
- The Philippines
- France, specifically the Languedoc and Aquitaine regions
Of course, that’s only 19 countries. . . we’ll see if I’m right, and what the missing one is. . .
It’s happening in Orlando, FL on October 14-16, 2011 at Universal Studios. I’m arranging my schedule to be there.
They’ll Address Your Stumbling Block — Whatever It Is
Conference experts will address the most common stumbling blocks to an overseas move, and will answer questions like:
- How much money will I need?
- Should I rent or buy a home? How do I do that?
- What kind of visa is best for me, and how do I get it?
- I still need to earn an income, how do I do that?
- What about taxes?
- Healthcare and Insurance
They’ll hold workshops on each region, with breakout sessions for specific countries. . . You’ll meet other expats and people who are thinking about making their own international move. . . You’ll have the opportunity to talk with experts and get answers to your individual, specific questions. . .
In short, you’ll have a chance to get expert views on where you should think about going, and how to get there.
And, if it’s anything like the Panama conference I attended, you’ll have a lot of fun, too!
Click here for more information, then select “Retire Overseas Conference 2011” from the list at the left.
And if you decide to come to Orlando for the conference, let me know so we can meet up!
What’s your biggest obstacle to moving abroad? Leave a comment. . .