Black and white expatriate networking party (Paris, 2016)

expatriate networking IN PARIS

While I was spending a holiday trip in Paris (France) in April 2016, I thought I might go to an expatriate networking party. I wanted to meet international people living in the city and have some fun with them!

I had found a black and white expatriate networking party in Paris advertised on the meetup.com website (Expats Paris) taking place at ‘rue du Colisée’  close to Champs-Elysées and Franklin D. Roosevelt metro station. I was curious to see what it’d be like.

There were around 60 people from different nationalities attending the event, meeting either to build communities or to improve their language skills.

I was greeted by meetup members and organisers. Then I was introduced to Michael, who I had asked few questions online before coming to the event. He was friendly and introduced me to few guests.

Then, we spent a bit of time chatting around on the ground floor before hitting the dancefloor. Music was an eclectic mix of Latin, Arabic, pop and hip-hop music.

I hope you will enjoy the below video and mixed tapes!

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Celebrity fundraising for events

If you are looking to organise a fundraising event on a grand scale by hiring a celebrity, – be it a famous local artist, a well-known Entrepreneur, a sports figure or else – I have gathered for you few tips to help you reach out these celebrities. However, if this is something you deem too difficult to do, be aware that there are agencies who can do the work for you!

First of all, be aware it has a cost, so try to choose carefully which celebrity you want to invite to your event and find innovative ways to avoid unnecessary additional expenditures.

These articles should give some valuable tips on how to approach any kinds of celebrity:

http://www.insidebusiness360.com/index.php/celebrities-and-charity-fund-raising-how-to-get-the-stars-to-your-event-2-32568/

http://www.asianamericangiving.com/fundraising_development/

Secondly, you can also decide to use a crowd fundraising website to raise funds through celebrities and spread the words about it on social networks, like this one:

http://www.crowdrise.com/celebrity-for-charity

Thirdly, if you are looking for an Asian star with worldwide reputation, you may want to check the names’ list on this page:

http://chineseculture.about.com/cs/malecelebrities/

However, you may opt to outsource the celebrity search to an agency like CTI and AAT:

http://www.celebritytalent.net/events/index.php

http://asianactiontalent.com/About_Us/home.htm

Finally, if after weighting all the pros and cons of bringing a celebrity to your event, you realise this project idea is beyond your budget, you may simply want to sell off some of our celebrities belongings or look for other innovative fundraising events ideas. If that’s the case, I recommend you to check out this link:

http://www.fundraiserhelp.com/charity-events.htm

Do you have any other ideas to share with us ? Do you have any recommendations to make based on your experience ? If so, leave a comment in the box below!