FIGT New York Affiliate

Year Established: 2016
Type: Geographical
Gathering: In-person
Language: English
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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 global nomad and a marketing communications advisor. After a career in advertising and branding, she quit her job, founded her first company Blink and C and kicked off her entrepreneurial journey while moving from a country to another. She helps entrepreneurs grow their business, focus and simplify their processes with a strong vision and marketing strategies that fit to their resources. Amel is also the founder of Tandem Nomads, a podcast show that provides inspiration and resources for expat spouses who struggle to thrive in global transitions and want to build a portable business.                                    

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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Families in Global Transition

C/o Campbell Rappold & Yurasits LLP
1033 S Cedar Crest Blvd
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