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US Expat Financial Forum

  • 23 Sep 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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US Expat Financial Forum

Wednesday 23 September - 6:00pm -7:00pm

As part of the Expat Information Web Fair organized by ING, conjunction with American Citizens Abroad and supported by the American Club of Brussels, please join us to meet a panel of experts in US Social Security, financial planning, US taxes and Expats banking and insurance. More details to follow shortly!


  • Brian Dunhill - Brian is a Financial Planner with a core emphasis on concentrated positions, and retirement planning for predominantly American Expatriates. Past positions have led him to work in many capacities for prestigious firms on Wall Street including UBS, Lehman Brothers, and A.G. Edwards. Working as an analyst, in compliance and as a Financial Advisor has given him the full perspective on the operations of a financial firm. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance with an International Business Background at the University of Central Florida and his Master in Business Administration from the Masagung School at the University of San Francisco. He has also received the Accredited Asset Management Certification from the College for Financial Planning and has sat for the Series 7,9,10,66 and insurance licenses in California and Florida. Brian is the former President of the American Club of Brussels, sits on the board of the Sharkey Foundation and on the Advisory Committee of the ACA.

  • Carl Mir - Carl is an accountant working within several corporations throughout his career. He has been involved in US income tax preparation and reporting for several years both at H R Block and independently. Carl lives to Belgium and is assisting the American expat communities throughout Europe. As a tax consultant for US expats, he can provide advice on filing requirements and compliance to the United States on tax and financial reporting issues. Assistance can be provided in order to become compliant and up-to-date with the IRS and the US Treasury. Carl received his Bachelor of Arts with in international relations and business from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.

  • Marylouise Serrato was born and raised in San Francisco, California. After graduating from San Francisco State University, she began a career in communications management working for over ten years for three San Francisco-based advertising agencies: Allen & Dorward & Co, BBD&O and McCann-Erickson. Marylouise was responsible for the management of a variety of consumer goods and services accounts, new product development and test marketing. Prior to moving to Europe, Marylouise traveled regularly to Italy where much of her family still lives. In 1994, she moved to Brussels, Belgium and in 2001 to Geneva, Switzerland. In Geneva, Marylouise worked as a freelance marketing consultant and taught Business language and topics to corporate clients. Marylouise joined ACA in 2002 working as Managing Director and in 2010 became Executive Director. In 2012, ACA moved its headquarters and the office of the Executive Director to Washington, DC where Marylouise has been directing the management and operations of the organization. Marylouise is married with three children, she splits her time between Washington, DC, Italy and Switzerland. Marylouise is fluent in Italian and French.

  • Michael Langton - Michael is a Sales Manager of Praemium International Limited based in Jersey. In his role as Sales and Relationship Manager he is responsible for generating new business for the International Platform. With 10 years’ experience in the international financial services industry Michael has been building the Praemium brand primarily within the Middle East and African markets and more recently within Europe and the Channel Islands. Platforms and technology have become a growing feature within financial services firms internationally and Michael has developed relationships globally with his consultative sales approach assisting firms in their growth and expansion. Michael will be presenting Praemium's platform and how their US Taxpayer Service enables US Persons to invest via SEC-regulated investment managers, whilst providing comprehensive, transparent tax reporting in accordance with the latest IRS requirements. The world's leading financial advisers, investment managers, institutions, accountants and product providers use Praemium to manage or administer their investments globally across more than 500,000 accounts.

  • Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat is the Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, of the nonpartisan, nonprofit U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) and its Overseas Vote initiative. The primary work of the foundation is in the arena of civic tech/software development, election data, and voter information and services – all with the aim of supporting civic engagement and voting for millions of U.S. citizens around the world. Susan received a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz and certifications in organizational development, large-scale project management and marketing from the University of California, Berkeley. She was honored as a Google Fellow at the Personal Democracy Forum 2009 in Barcelona and participated in the HP Women’s Innovation Council from 2014-2016. She is an active member of the Election Verification Network. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Susan and her family reside in Munich, Germany. 

  • Dave Deruytter - Dave is the Head of Expatriates, Non-residents & Privilegio at ING Belgium, the Belgian subsidiary of the ING Group, an international banking company. He joined BBL/ING in 1985 and has held a number of functions in different areas of international banking business. Dave is always up for a discussion on international mobility, creativity and entrepreneurship as well as Asia, where he lived and worked for 8.5 years.

  • Gregory Goossens - Gregory graduated in law in 2004 from the University of Antwerp and graduated in 2005 as a Master in Tax Law. After a short career as a tax consultant, he moved to become an attoney in 2006. Gregory is specialized in tax law, with a focus on negotiating with the tax authorities and defending clients' interests in tax disputes in court proceedings. He advises private individuals and companies on all aspects of taxation. His special attention and interest goes to international taxation and global mobility. He is registered at the Antwerp Bar. Gregory is also a lecturer in tax law at the Bachelor's degree course in Legal Practice in Antwerp. He speaks Dutch, French and English.

Get a complimentary copy of the American expat guide at

Event details:
 Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Place: Online -

Price: Free entry


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