Expat Spouses Initiative (ESI) helps internationals integrate and connect to professional opportunities in a community-driven way. We work to maintain a pool of highly-skilled international talent that companies in the region can easily tap into.


Our mission is to enable employee mobility by building communities and a dual career network of companies and internationals (and international spouses).

There are around 9,000 highly-skilled, highly-educated international spouses in the Eindhoven region alone. 86% of the 1000+ international members in our network will eventually leave if they don’t find a job. No wonder that one out of every three expat contracts fails, costing companies millions in employee turnover costs. At the same time, the region is confronted with a talent gap in the labor market. By making the connection between locally available international talent and companies in the region, we are creating long term solutions that benefit the local and international communities, the businesses in the region and the local ecosystem.

At ESI Live events, we turn traditional recruitment upside down, allowing you to meet and learn about candidates first-hand. Because we work with our talent, helping them to develop professionally, we can refer candidates to your company based on personal experience. After all, it all starts and ends with people.

For the next ESI LIVE we are are thrilled to be partnering with TU/e and EUFLEX in the field of engineering. Join ESI LIVE to connect with PhD Students of the Technical University of Eindhoven and with professionals, engineers members of our community! This is a unique concept in Eindhoven that brings experts and companies together, creating and strengthening a local, trusted international network.




13.00 Registration and coffee
13.30 Introduction by Kavitha Varathan, ESI CEO
13.40 Keynote speech by TU/e
14.00 Candidate spotlight – interviews and pitches
14.30 Panel discussion
15.00 Candidate spotlight – interviews and pitches

15.30 BREAK

15.45 Company spotlight
16.15 Closing speech
16.20 “Dare to connect” networking


  • Human connection: Referrals are almost always more efficient (and worthwhile) than conducting a widespread search for candidates.
  • Diversity is key: If organizations are going to stay afloat in the coming years, they’ll need to arm themselves with a strong international team that can help them prepare for the challenges ahead. What if we told you that all the international talent you’re looking for is right here, in your own region?
  • Save time: In 3.5 hours, you’ll have accomplished the equivalent of weeks of work, and been inspired in the process!
Are you curious?
Want to see what the future of recruitment in an increasingly globally-connected world looks like?

Join us on October 27th, 2017 from 1 – 5 pm at the Technical University of Eindhoven!
(Location at TU/e will be announced soon) 

ESI Live Global Mobility Partner Companies receive VIP tickets for all ESI Live events.
For more information about partnering with ESI please contact,