Tatiana Schön (left) and Ria van Doorn from Expat Centre Portugal

Expat Centre Portugal launches webinars about moving to Portugal

Expat Centre Portugal has announced a series of webinars entitled “Expat Centre Portugal Community Time” taking placing most Wednesdays until April. The focus will be on “helping international people who are planning to move to Portugal”.

The association, which was launched a year ago to “help build connections and friendships through social meetups and events”, said: “Until further notice, we have moved the in-person Coffee & Conversation to an online platform, where members can meet in small groups.

“In the evenings, we’re hosting either an online Coffee & Conversation meeting or a webinar for current or future foreign residents.”

Moving to another country or continent can be exciting and daunting at the same time, but it can also be challenging to find the right and most up to date information.

Thus, Expat Centre Portugal’s upcoming webinars have been organised in collaboration with a panel of professionals whose services help provide the answers for those who “are planning their move to the country or who have just arrived and want to be prepared”.

Speakers, “with outstanding knowledge in their field of expertise”, include: Mark Quinn, Partner at Blevins Franks Financial Management to UK nationals living in southern Europe; Jennifer Crutchley, local currency specialist at Foreign Currency Direct; Fátima Gonçalves, insurance specialist and owner of Jim Player insurance company; Leonor Valente Monteiro from Martínez-Echevarría law firm; Andrés Jennings from Berkshire Hattaway Homeservices; and currency exchange expert Iva Slavtcheva.

Upcoming webinars:
February 17 – Unravel the complex world of Insurances;
February 24 – Ways to beat the banks and save more on your international money transfers;
March 10 – Currency transfer matters for Portuguese relocation or holiday home;
March 24 – Golden Visa, now or never;
April 14 – Five things you need to know about purchasing property;
April 21 – NHR & Brexit: Make sure you understand the rules.

Ria van Doorn, founder of Expat Centre Portugal, said: “When we started only a year ago, many of our members didn’t know each other, but they are now part of an ever-growing network of likeminded people. We do our best to foster a sense of community.”

The webinars are free to attend and are open to everyone.

To register for the webinars, visit www.expatcentreportugal.com