Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
an Expat: Leap of Faith or Pure Insanity?
Principal Specialist, Samsung SDS
has created an increased demand for Western professionals to relocate and serve
as in-house experts. Like all endeavors,
planning, knowledge, and hints from "those who have been there”play a huge role
in the ultimate success or failure of an expat’s ability to adapt to their new
home. Experts say that most people fail
at being an expat not because of a lack of professional experience, but because
they are unable to adapt to the culture of their new home. For anyone thinking about moving abroad I’d
like to offer some observations, hints tips, and personal anecdotes that helped
me during my nearly five years abroad; before I boarded a plane with three
suitcases and faith that someone would pick me up when I landed.
Please note that this session will end at 11:15 a.m.
Pfile has more than 20 years professional experience managing business proposal
processes for Fortune 500 companies and international development programs for
the World Bank. He has strong
multicultural, international collaborative experience leading
multidisciplinary, multinational teams for international clients and has lived
and worked in a variety of locations around the globe, including France, the
UAE, Korea, and several African nations.
Ross is passionate about dogs, serial commas, and his refusal to dress
"grown up.” His insistence on "it’s
better to ask forgiveness than permission” has resulted in a few mishaps, but
no hard time served.
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