GIBUNCO
GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL
LITERARY FESTIVAL

15th – 18th November 2018

Relocation: The Good, The Bad and the Unknown!

Price: Standard £12, Senior Citizens £8, Children £8

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Relocation: The Good, The Bad and the Unknown!

Ayelet Mamo Shay

Nov

15

2:00pm 1h
John Mackintosh Hall

“They must be living the life out there…. What a dream life…!”

Let's face it…this is the first thing we would say or think if we had heard about a couple of acquaintances sent on a relocation assignment from work to somewhere like Mauritius, LA, Singapore, or Sydney?

Indeed, this is exactly what everyone back home was thinking about me when I moved over to Gibraltar from Israel due to my husband’s relocation assignment. Yet, moving to a new place is definitely not an easy task...especially when you move to a foreign country with your family: you face a different language, different culture and mentally, even different weather. Relocation is a complex project with not so high chances of success. There is often a huge gap between the fantasy of starting a new life at a new place and the reality.

Ayelet will be discussing different aspects of the Relocation and how they affect the family dynamics, drawing upon examples from her novel “Relocation Darling Relocation! After the excitement of an international move has worn off, what does a non-working expat wife do? When the boxes have been unpacked and the thrills of the new culture subside, how do you fill the days and beat the dreaded expat blues?

So if you are dreaming on relocation, currently on relocation or have employees who are on relocation, come and uncover the secrets of making this a successful experience for the entire family!