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Get a discount code PLUS a chance to win one of our 3 VIP All Access passes (value $197).

About the Conference

The ICH BIN EXPAT Virtual Conference is a one-stop-shop for:

  • newly arrived expats
  • those planning to relocate
  • relocation professionals .& Global Mobility Teams

But we don't stop there. Even long-term residents (we like to call them also "Hängengebliebene") will find a wealth of information at this event.

Over 4 days you will get curated advice from Experts on (almost) every challenge you might come across on your expat journey.

Who benefits from the event?

German speaking Expats and their families in the U.S.

Future Expats planning to relocate to the U.S.

Global mobility and HR experts hiring international Expats

Does this sound like you?

Moving to the US is easy - until it's not... 

Many expats underestimate the cultural differences and challenges one can face moving to the US. Most of us have been in America for vacation and are definitely familiar with many cultural aspects. We've all seen the Hollywood movies and shows, right?  But what about building a real life in the US? That's a whole lot different! 

If you are still in the planning phases, this event will help you save countless hours while you prepare for your expat stay in the US. If you are already here, we are sure you will find plenty of topics to make your life a bit easier and provide some tipps and insights where ever you are on your expat journey. 

Registration opens in August. Sign up to receive our early bird discount and a chance to win one of 3 VIP All Access Tickets. 

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How it all works


Workshops, Interviews and Presentations

We lined up the best experts and speakers to help you plan, move and settle into your new life in the US.

Participate on your own time

Some topics will be pre-recorded while others will be presented live with the option to ask questions. Tune in during your morning coffee, lunch break or any time that works for you. 

Choose how you want to join

Join for a day of your choice, the whole event or keep access for 6 months after the conference.

How to get Tickets

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What you get out of it 

  • Learn from our experts through presentations, interviews or live online workshops
  • Meet and connect with other expats in our interactive networking sessions (optional)
  • Save yourself tons of time spent on research 
  • Option to upgrade to our VIP level with 6 months access to all content plus BONUSES
  • Raffle prizes and give aways during the event
  • Virtual goodie bag with digital products, discount codes, and vouchers
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I'm interested

Join our waitlist and you'll be the first to know when registration opens up in August. 
Get a discount code PLUS a chance to win one of our 3 VIP All Access passes (value $197).

Why we created this event

Relocating to a different country involves juggling many moving pieces. Some challenges are obvious and there are many amazing companies out there to help with the planning stages and settling in. BUT - what happens when the "moving dust" has settled? When you have to fit into your new work environment, find a new identity or job as an expat partner, and need to make sure your kids are adjusting well, all while you are trying to figure out how on earth to build a credit history (and what exactly is that)?

The creators of this event and all our speakers have either been in your shoes before or have been working for years with expats and know their challenges. 

We are excited to meet you and answer your questions during 4 days full of knowledge, sprinkled wtih community access and entertainment.... YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

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Learn from the Experts

We carefully selected experts that cover a wide array of topics and challenges you might run into during your expats journey. Join their presentations and workshops or listen to their interviews. 

Meet the community


Join the Community 

We have at least one networking component every day of the conference, plus you get to join the exclusive Facebook pop-up group. Depending on where you live there may also be optios to join live networking events hosted by our partners.

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Hands-on resources

Take advantage of bonus eBooks, PDF's, Videos, Online Courses and more provided by our speakers and by HEIMAT abroad

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Our Topics - Themenübersicht


We grouped the topics into 4 main themes. Most sessions will be held in German which is reflected in the title. Some session are held in English which is designated with an (E) after the title. 

Day 1: Moving & Repatriation

Wednesday, 3rd Nov,  2021

Ob du gerade bei den Vorbereitungen auf die USA bist oder schon wieder an die Rückkehr denkst, hier bist du richtig!

  • Umzugstipps für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene 
  • Ankommen und Einleben in den USA - was muss ich wissen?
  • Wie kann ich meine Tiere mit in die USA nehmen
  • Was kommt in die Handtasche, den Koffer, und in den Container?
  • Reverse Culture Shock
  • Wiedereintritt in das deutsche Krankenkassensystem
  • Anwartschaft auf Private Krankenkassen - ist es das Investment wert?

Day 2: Finance, Legal & Health Care 

Thursday, 4th Nov,  2021

Heute geht's ans Eingemachte! hier bekommst du von unseren Experten Tipps rund um Immigration, Finanzen, Versicherung und viele andere Themen. 

  • Banking Basics and Credit History in the US (E)
  • All about Cars: Renting, Buying, Leasing and your Driver's License
  • Expat Versicherung - auf was muss man achten? 
  • Understanding the health care system in the US (E)
  • Rentenplanung USA, Deutschland oder beides?
  • The "other" planned parenthood: Testament, Trusts, Vormundschaft....
  • Der Weg zur Green Card and Dual Citizenship
  • The Do's and Dont's for International Money Transfer (E)
  • Welche zusätzlichen Versicherungen brauche ich in den USA?

Day 3: Work, Career & Personal Development 

Friday, 4th Nov,  2021

Ob Entsandte:r oder Partner:in - diese Themen kannst du heute erwarten

  • Multikulturelle Teams leiten
  • Karriere vom Home Office machen
  • Personal Branding with LinkedIn (E)
  • Resume versus Lebenslauf
  • The best (part-time) jobs for Expat Partners
  • Starting your own business portable for Expat Partners
  • Finding your professional identity abroad
  • Do's and Dont's in US Unternehmen

Day 4: Family, Education & Childcare

Saturday, 6th Nov,  2021

Heute geht es um Familie, Schule, Mehrsprachigkeit, Kultur und Alltagsleben in den USA

  • Schwanger in Amerika - was muss ich wissen?
  • Das US School System - Public Private or Charter?
  • Kinder Multilingual erziehen
  • Kinderbetreuung in den USA
  • Wie kann mein Kind in Deutschland studieren?
  • Die Rückkehr ins Deutsche Schulsystem planen
  • Raising Third Culture Kids - was muss ich als Eltern wissen?
  • Warum ist Expat Partner Coaching so wichtig für eine erfolgreiche Entsendung?
  • Homeschooling - ist das eine Alternative für mich?
  • Religion & Deutsche Kirchengemeinden in den USA
  • Applying to US universities - a crash course for international parents
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Event Sponsorship makes this event possible! Our Sponsors gain massive exposure from our extensive pre- and post-marketing campaign and are front and center during the event. We roll out the virtual red carpet for you! Click the button below to learn about how to become a sponsor.

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