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Year Established: 2020
Type: Geographical
Gathering: In-person
Language: English
Contact: newyork@figt.org
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The FIGT New York Affiliate (FIGT New York) was created as a community for global-minded individuals to share their experiences, learn from each other and to continue the work of FIGT.


  • to be a resource for support and education for families in global transition residing in the New York area
  • to bring together representatives of the corporate, diplomatic and academic fields, creating an opportunity to share experiences and best practices in how to support global staff and their families
  • to collaborate with groups and associations sharing FIGT's vision of supporting global citizens
  • to maintain the energy and share the knowledge of the FIGT Annual Conference, throughout the year
  • to empower the international community in the New York area.


Amel Derragui is a TCK, business and marketing coach, speaker and podcast host at Tandem Nomads. After a career in advertising, she quit her job to join her husband abroad and launched her first business consulting corporate companies while living on the move. Six years later, as she saw a critical need to support other expat spouses in finding their own source of fulfillment and financial independence, she launched Tandem Nomads to help them learn how to grow a successful portable business. Amel often speaks for various international organizations such as the IMF and European ministries of foreign affairs to provide guidance on how to use entrepreneurship as a solution to dual career challenges. Her work is featured in various media such as Forbes Magazine and Global Living Magazine.                        

Renata Carvalho is an interior designer and owner of RGC Projects. Having lived twice in the US, as well as in Italy, Mexico, Argentina and her home country, Brazil, she knows the good and bad of living abroad. After receiving her marketing degree in Brazil and enjoying 25 years of a very rewarding and truly global career in advertising, she decided it was time to transform her lifelong hobby of interior designing into her new profession. Her interior design studio specializes in residential design services for the expat community. Renata is dedicated to helping individuals and families to feel at home wherever they are.

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Contact the New York Affiliate leadership team at newyork@figt.org

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