The Fast-Track To Living And Investing In France
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The Fast-Track to Living and Investing in France
September 10 – 12, Experience a Life-Changing Weekend In Washington, D.C. at the Living and Investing in France Conference
The International Living Paris Office Presents “Living and Working In France,” the world’s best short cut to make your dreams of “la vie française” come true.
Dear Parler Paris Reader,
If you've ever dreamed of “la vie française,” perhaps moving to a quaint medieval walled village, or a county cottage in Provence with a lavender bordered walkway, starting a new creative life in Paris, enjoying a "pied-à-terre" of your own part of the year and renting the rest… or investing in property anywhere in France, this power-packed conference is a MUST.
In just three days you can have all the tools that you need to totally transform your normal life... into la vie française… And you can do it without leaving the USA.
Adrian Leeds, editor of Parler Paris and French Property Insider, has put together a dream team of experts with the experience to help you get to where you want to go… France.
In one weekend, you can have all of the information and assistance that you need to make your French dreams come true. Adrian has lined up an impressive array of experts to help you during a complete weekend of seminars, workshops, discussions, dinner, and cocktails -- with well-known French, European and U.S. -based experts who can show you…
* How to Obtain the Right to Be in France
No Passport Required!
Because this conference is centrally located for anyone in the US, in Washington, D.C., it’s a breeze for you to attend. Whatever you want to know about living and investing in France, you can learn without even leaving the country in one information-packed weekend.
France offers you the best possible lifestyle, relaxed and sophisticated… a world apart from anywhere else on this planet. From the sun-drenched beaches of the Riviera… the pastoral peacefulness of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon… and the cosmopolitan elegance of the City of Light… France has it all.
That’s why France is the most popular tourist destination in the world drawing well over 70 million visitors each year. But for many people – and you may be one of them – visiting is not enough. You want to live there.
Your feelings are totally understandable. Indeed, I share them with you. If you are a regular reader of International Living or Parler Paris, you are probably aware that I am in the process of moving to France with my family now. And why I am I moving there? It’s really about the quality of life that France offers.
Living in France is Not as Expensive as You Think… And It Is Extraordinarily Rich!
Bill Bonner, the founder of International Living, has chosen to make France his home. Why France? Bill says it’s because of the French style of life, “…people here focus their energy on the quality of life rather than the cost of living. Things like tradition...fine wine, good food... lasting friendships and entertaining conversation... these are the things that matter here.”
If I could only give you one piece of advice about taking the leap to live, work or invest in France, I would tell you this, “learn everything you can before you go. Prepare yourself thoroughly. Arm yourself with information and options. And there’s no better way to do that than by attending IL’s Living and Investing in France Conference.”
The upcoming conference in D.C. will let you do it without crossing the Atlantic. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
A Century Worth of Experience in One Value-Packed Weekend
The International Living Paris Team will arrive in Washington, D.C., September 10 – 12 to share with you their experience, insider tips, trusted contacts… and even their embarrassing missteps (so you can avoid them) when you are on your way to better living and profitable investing in France.
You are invited to be to be part of our first Living and Investing in France Seminar to be held in the U.S. capital. The Paris Team is coming to D.C. to make life simpler for you. We’ll meet at the Westin Grand, a perfect location for getting down to business about moving to, living in, working from or investing in France.
Adrian Leeds has put together a world-class line up of speakers - with well over a century of combined experience living in France - to give you the ultimate insiders French insights. Adrian has lived and worked in France for 10 years and has headed International Living’s Paris office for the last three years. Her wealth of experience will pay off for everyone who attends this conference. But that’s just the beginning… You’ll hear from trustworthy legal, financial, cultural, tax, tourism, and real estate experts.
The Shortest Pathway to French Property Profits
Because of the attractiveness of France to people all over the world – especially Europeans – property values have been rising in France an average of 10% per year for a long time. And the most popular destinations, such as Paris, the Côte d'Azur and Provence are gaining value at a much faster rate – as much as 17% annually. When you hear Jocelyn speak about "ride the wave" in booming French real estate market, you’ll know how to find property now that will appreciate quickly.
At the Living and Investing in France conference, you’ll learn much more than just where and how to buy, you’ll learn what’s you need to do after you find the place of your dreams and what you should consider before investing.
But that’s just the beginning…
You’ll get the legal insights about buying property in France from John Howell, a partner in John Howell & Co, Solicitors & International Lawyers. John is knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney with a comprehensive understanding of property investing throughout Europe than John. For 20 years, European property law has been his focus. You gain not only valuable perspective based on his experience in France, but in England, Spain, Italy, and all over Europe. That uniquely gives him the broad basis to offer you pros and cons of investing in France.
Will Cole, vice president of InsuranceToGo, will be there – Worldwide Insurance Agency, that specializes in international health in
surance. He consults with some of the world’s largest insurance brokers, advising insurance brokers and benefits consultants. Will can answer any questions that you may have concerning access to health insurance internationally.
You’ll also hear from Peter Zipper, Senior Vice President, Anglo Irish Bank – Austria on the advantages of an international bank account for securing your privacy, protecting your wealth, and increasing your return on investments. Every time Peter speaks at an IL conference, he’s rated as one of the top speakers. If you haven’t heard him, you won’t want to miss it.
But wait there’s more…
you’ll hear from lawyers specializing in the French legal system – including, marriage, immigration and tax consultants, financial professionals, and people who know estate planning.
You’ll also get the latest updates on France’s unique Leaseback program. It offers you the safest possible international real estate investment… One that actually guarantees your profits. This is the easiest way to start investing in your French future now. If you don’t already know about the French Leaseback program, this one feature of the conference could be worth more than the entire cost of this weekend. It has so many powerful benefits that my husband, Lief Simon, and I just invested in this program ourselves. It could be the perfect way for you to get a foothold on French soil… and a great way to invest a portion of your retirement portfolio with great security and strong profit potential. And there is no downside to the French Leaseback Program at all. It’s simply a wonderful way to invest in a place you’ll love.
How to Take the Bite Out of French Taxation
Sam Okoshken earned a Masters of Law in Taxation from NYU Law School. Before moving to France, Sam authored several tax books for J.K. Lasser. Sam, member of the Paris Bar, created his law practice in Paris in 1974. In the 30 years since then, he has built up a prestigious clientele around the world whose problems generally fall into the following areas: (1) income tax planning, U.S. and French, including preparation of French and U.S. tax returns for residents and non-residents of France, (2) international trust and estate planning and estate administration, (4) creating and structuring a business in France, (5) obtaining visas and work permits for incoming executives to France, (6) facilitating and structuring the purchase of real estate in France, (7) creating U.S. entities and obtaining appropriate visas for foreign businessmen
In other words… we’ll cover just about everything you could want to know about living and investing in France in one enjoyable weekend.
Gain Insights To French Culture and Lifestyles
Thirza Vallois is not a goddess, but she has written what many consider to be the Bible of Paris for Expat's, Around and About Paris Volumes I, II and III.
Thirza has lived in Paris for over 40 years. Her Around and About Paris series has been universally acclaimed as the most authoritative and in-depth travel companion ever written on Paris. Acknowledged worldwide as a Paris expert, Thirza is invited to lecture throughout the world on every different aspects of the city. She contributes regularly to various publications, as well as to television and radio documentaries, notably PBS, BBC, The Travel Channel, Discovery, CNN, The French Cultural Channel, The Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveller's among others. Her' new book, Romantic Paris, was published in 2003. She is now working on another book but will be speaking at our conference and answering your questions about Paris before it’s completed.
Thirza will host a delightful French dinner Saturday night at the Westin Grand Hotel complete with a virtual tour of Paris, Past, Present and Future.
Attendees Love This Conference
I could goon and on about all you’ll learn at the conference and the terrific people that you will meet… including our outstanding team of presenters, but I’d rather let you hear what attendees at our most recent conference in San Francisco had to say about their experience.
“It is so nice to find the information and resources we need in one place, instead of wasting hours upon hours searching the Web, making phone calls, etc. Plus, coming from real people who really live in or have emigrated to France (and other parts of Europe), makes everything presented much more credible and exciting. I am so glad I attended!" M. Matz
Thirza's slide show was a tour de force. What a lot of work for her and what a lot of knowledge for all of us! Naturally Jocelyn knew his stuff and imparted it eloquently. But Adrian, you were the best. As emcee, you did a great job and all the practical tips you gave and stories about your experiences were fantastic. I feel like I've actually been to Paris!" S. Snyder
"I was originally was quite skeptical of the value of this conference as I've been to many over the years and the ones that are worth even the time, let alone the cost, are few and far between. This one was an exception. Very well organized with incredibly interesting and knowledgeable speakers. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and have already begun making use of some of the great information you provided. My family and I have been to France many, many times over the years and only just dreamed about actually owning a piece of it. But now, thanks to your conference, I think we'll just go ahead and do it!" F. Yelverton
"I have been newly inspired to begin my move to Paris. The seminar in San Francisco in March was truly the most worthwhile, informational event I've attended. I have taken the next step of consulting with my financial advisor on available assets for the move. Thank you for the encouragement the seminar provided. Thanks again for the fabulous information the seminar provided and for the shot in the arm each day from Parler Paris!!" M. Bills
"....What can I say, except...excellent...the conference was much much more than I could have ever imagined... thank you and International Living for putting on such an exceptional conference...the format was great and the presenters were professional and very well prepared... I gained an enormous amount of knowledge; and it was just the sort of information that I was searching for... I can't say for sure that I am ready to make the move to Paris, but I will be visiting much more often... again, thank you, thank you, thank you... " K. Howard
The Ultimate Information Source for Living And Investing In France
September 10 – 12, you can soak up everything a person who is seriously considering la vie française or an investment in French property would ever need to know, in one 3-Day Power-Packed Conference. You’ll be thrilled with all you learn from IL’s expert speakers who hail from France, Europe and the U.S.
These are the same experts and insiders that I have been using for the past several months to help me with my property investment in Paris and my move to France. I won’t try to hoodwink you. Making a move like this can be complicated. But I can assure you, no one can make it easier for you than our team in the IL Paris office. There is no way I could have found my apartment or worked out all the details without them. And this is the same team that IL is sending to Washington to help you. I couldn’t possibly offer a higher recommendation.
From the opening cocktail reception (where you’ll have the chance to meet many of the speakers in person) to the final round-table discussion groups, your days will be filled with eye opening revelations about the opportunities France offers you for a great life and profitable investments.
During the mid morning and afternoon coffee breaks, you’ll get a chance to interact and share what you’re learning with other attendees who share your same interests and concerns.
Please, don’t think that the speakers will sugar-coat their talks. You will get the unvarnished truth about what it takes to fully integrate yourself into French living. You’ll hear about the joys and the frustrations so that you’ll be ready to embark on the adventure with your eyes open, and avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that could turn a dream of a lifetime into regretful nightmare.
Everything that you need to get the most out of the conference will be provided for you in the workbook and handouts that come at no extra cost for all attendees. Adrian will also give each attendee a commemorative IL Paris tote bag with some gifts from Paris for you. And it’s a handy way to keep all the materials that you’ll pick up to help you on your way neatly organized.
You’ll enjoy the gourmet dinner and Virtual Tour of Paris with Thirza Vallois that will help bring Paris to the conference for everyone. And you couldn’t ask for better dinner companions than a roomful of wonderful IL readers who share your dreams of France. Frankly, meeting IL readers is always one of the highlights of any of our events. They are a unique group for sure and this conference will be a great place to make friends and contacts that will last a lifetime.
We’ve also put together some special options for conference attendees including as special presentation for singles considering Paris and a tour of the French influences in Washington, D.C. Details about these options can be found at the end of this invitation.
Don’t Miss This Conference If You Are Serious About Living or Investing In France
If you tried to book airfare to France now, you could easily pay over $1,000 for your flight alone. Add to that your hotel and incidental expenses and it could really start to add up. But that’s before you even start to meet with the attorneys and real estate people who you’ll need to guide you through the process. That’s why we’ve decided to hold this conference in Washington, D.C. We want to bring Paris to you. You can use all the money you save to help with you trip to France when you decide to move or invest.
The Living and Investing In France Conference won’t cost you an arm and leg, in fact, you can rack up significant savings of $150 just be registering now and qualifying for our Early Bird Discount.
If you act now – before August 1, 2004 – you won’t pay the full conference fee of $997. You are qualified to attend the conference for only $847. (International Living Lifetime Society Members, French Property Insider and Parler Paris subscribers are entitled to the Early Bird Discount, anytime up to the opening cocktail reception, but that is subject to availability.) But you should know, space is limited. So, if you want to attend and take this step on your journey to la vie française, I urge you to act right away and make your reservation as soon as possible.
If you would like to attend with your spouse, partner or a friend, the normal discount rate is $697. But make your reservation before August 1 and I’ll make an even deeper discount for you pay only $547. That means two people can attend this informative and profitable weekend for only $1,393. You’ll save a full $300 off the regular price.
International Living’s Living and Investing in France Conference is the smartest investment anyone could make who has dreamed of living in France and now wants to make it happen. You will gain from the experience and mistakes we’ve made… and you won’t have to make them yourself. I’m dead serious when I say this conference could easily save you tens of thousands of dollars when you decide to make your move to France. And it could also help set you on the road to making your investments in France some of the most enjoyable and profitable investments you will ever make.
The Easiest and Most Efficient Way to Fast Track to Your Dream of French Living and Investing. If you love France… If you dream of the day you might call some spo
t in France your home… or your home away from home… I urge you to sign up now and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount that you qualify for now. It’s easy. Click Here to reserve your spot today. Or contact our Special Projects Manager, Schuyler Hoffman today toll free in the U.S. at 1-877-IL PARIS (1-877-457-2747) or
Please, don't delay. I expect this important, one-of-a-kind seminar to fill up quickly - and I'd hate for you to miss out.
P.S. I love France and all that it offers in the way of lifestyle opportunities. I also firmly believe that France is a great investment today. Take advantage of this opportunity, when IL brings France to your doorstep at the Living and Investing in France Conference, Washington, D.C. September 10 – 12 and the Westin Grand. You’ll be thrilled that you attended.
Optional Activities (Open to the Public)
Have a Special Dinner and Virtual Tour of Paris Past, Present and Future with Internationally Acclaimed Author and Historian Thirza Vallois !
Free to conference participants and pen to their guests and everyone, enjoy a gourmet meal while Thirza Vallois, author of "Around and About Paris," Volumes I, II and III and "Romantic Paris," who has credentials a mile long and an ability to see history in layers that never ceases to spellbind her audiences, talks about Paris Past, Present and Future.
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Adrian Leeds Talks About Being Single in the City of Light (And Loving It!)
At Brasserie Les Halles
Adrian Leeds, Editorial Director of the International Living Paris Office, editor of the Parler Paris and French Property Insider newsletters, author of the Leeds Good Value Guide to Paris Restaurants and co-coordinator of the popular Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group will be telling her tales of single life in the City of Light...why Paris is the greatest place on the planet to be single!...Why you can enjoy being a woman better in Paris!...Why flirting in Paris so much fun and so necessary!...How easy it is to meet men in Paris!...How Paris can spice up your sex life!
Reserve in Advance $20, At the Door $25
Click here to read more about Single in the City of Light with Adrian Leeds...
A Special Walking Tour of French-Speaking DC with Kirsten Keppel
Savor the elegant flavor of DC's famous Kalorama District as you discover the history behind the Ambassadors' residences, private art galleries, and embassies of DC's French-speaking world.
Click here to read more about the walking tour...
Conference: Cancellations received on or before July 30, 2004, will receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. From August 1 to 31, 2004, a refund of 50% per person will be given. After September 1, 2004, the conference fee is non-refundable. Please call, fax, or email our offices immediately to avoid any unnecessary charges if you are unable to attend. If you cancel due to medical reasons that are covered by your purchased travel-insurance policy, we will advise the insurance company that your travel and conference or tour fees are non-refundable. Any refunds issued by the insurance company will negate any credit due.
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