- Feb. 26, 2014 -
Globalization, as well as recession, brought about a high movement of people. InterNations, the largest expatriate network worldwide, ranks London (41,000+) on top of the list, followed by Dubai (35,000+), Munich (33,000+), Singapore (25,000+) and Paris (25,000+). These are the cities which appeal the most to expatriates and where InterNations records the highest expatriation rate. According to a survey conducted by the global network, up to 35% of expatriates move abroad for better job opportunities and 75% of the respondents took a job in the private sector. Most of them work in technology/ information services (12%), in financial services (10%), in educational services (9%, in scientific/ technical services (8%) and in the healthcare/pharma industry (7%).
Worldwide, InterNations supports 1,1 million members by catering for their social and professional networking needs abroad. The aim of the community is to make life abroad easier through social integration. InterNations’
particularity is that it organizes, through the help of volunteers, networking events for expats in 390 cities around the globe.
Malte Zeeck, founder of the online and offline networking platform, explains: “Expatriation is a growing trend and will be even bigger in the future. Expats share a common experience and their community can only be richer through the exchange of knowledge and experiences. Having myself been an expat, in India and Brazil, I can relate and this is what motivated me to start this project. InterNations is one of its kind. It is a network for expats by expats”.
InterNations now holds statistics of the favourite cities for expatriates worldwide, data about their motivation for moving abroad and a list of industries which seek expertise within the expatriate community. For more details, send an email to: press@InterNations.orgAbout InterNations
Based in Munich, InterNations (www.internations.org
) is the largest expatriate network worldwide. The “invitation-
only community” facilitates life abroad and connects all “global minds” in a network of personal trust. At monthly events and activities, over one million members can meet in over 390 cities worldwide to get to know other global minds. In forums and discussion boards members exchange tips about living abroad. An editorial “country and city guide” provides expats with valuable information regarding their new place of residence.