Netherlands Book Tour

After international book launches in Thailand, the UAE and Ghana, This Messy Mobile Life is already being read by a global audience. My vision is to launch the book in every continent and so I am thrilled to announce my upcoming Netherlands book tour! 

I will be coming to the Netherlands in September 2019, and will be holding events and talks in both Amsterdam and The Hague between the 24th and the 27th of September, 2019. 

I would love for you to join me if you are a reader in the Netherlands or share with your friends and family living in the Netherlands if these events would be of interest to them. 

Have a look to see which event interests you. I can’t wait to meet you soon!

24th of September 2019:

Does your expat life feel a little messy? Expat author Mariam Ottimofiore invites you to an informal talk in Amsterdam on living a messy mobile life!

Amsterdam Event:

Come join Mariam for a casual talk about your messy mobile life at the W Hotel in Amsterdam. You can order drinks at your own cost and have a chance to buy a signed copy of the book (18 Euros, cash only). Although this event is free, please register because spaces are limited.

To register and for more info: This Messy Mobile Life Amsterdam Book Talk

This event is co-hosted by business marketing mentor and Amsterdam expat Stephanie Ward of Firefly Coaching


24th of September 2019:

Families in Global Transition Netherlands (FIGT NL) and The Expat Kids Club are pleased to announce a special event, featuring #FIGTMember and Author, Mariam Ottimofiore, on the 24th of September at The Expat Kids Club offices in Amstelveen, from 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm.

The Expat Kids Club is located at MOOC Club, Lindenlaan 75, 1185 LC Amstelveen.

Mariam, who recently published her book This Messy Mobile Life will talk about how expat parents can apply her mola tool to raise their globally mobile family around the world. She will have copies of her books available for purchase (cash only; €18/copy) and author signing. 

This event is open to the public and free of charge. However, space is limited so do register ahead of time by emailing  More information regarding the event can be found here.

Families in Global Transition is a welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. It promotes cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.

The Expat Kids Club has a mission to help young people feel supported so they are able to develop to their fullest potential and then share their abilities with the world around them in meaningful ways. It also aims to improve the quality of life for the entire expatriate family, thereby increasing positive interactions within communities, and promoting successful international relations.


25th of September 2019:

Shell Outpost Network, The Hague is pleased to invite you to ‘Meet the Expert: Mariam Ottimofiore’, author of This Messy Mobile Life.

Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore is a Pakistani expat author, writer, researcher and economist. She has lived in nine countries as an expat child and an expat adult: The Kingdom of Bahrain, the United States, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Ghana. 17 years and four continents later, her life on the move is messy. A 40-foot container, an expat husband from another corner of the world and two children born 3,000 miles apart have added complexity, challenges and many joys to living a multicultural, multilingual and multi-mobile life.

As an expat author, writer and researcher, Mariam will share her experiences with us and some tools to apply in our own international family lives.

Speaker: Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore

Where: Carel van Bylandtlaan 16,

C16 3C55, 2596 HR, The Hague

Time: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

The Outpost network was established in 1995 to provide additional support for globally mobile employees and their families. Outpost is unique to Shell and adds a personal touch to Shell’s International Mobility policy by providing support to its globally mobile families and community. 

To register for the event, please visit: The Hague Global Outpost

This event is only open to Shell families. This Messy Mobile Life will be available for purchase.


25th of September 2019: 

The Expatriate Archive Centre is pleased to invite you to a book talk by expat author Mariam Ottimofiore on:

‘How to Share Your Expat Story and Create Your Life By Design.’ 

The event will take place on the 25th of September, from 2 PM – 4 PM at The Expatriate Archive Centre, Paramaribostraat 20, 2585 GN, The Hague. 

Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. This event is open to the public and free of charge. This Messy Mobile Life will be available for purchase, and Mariam will be happy to sign a copy for you.

Space is limited, in order to register, please RSVP by 15th of SEPTEMBER 2019 to this email:

The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) is a home for all expat life stories. It collects and preserves the life stories of expatriates worldwide for future research. The EAC exists to facilitate quality research that promotes and enhances a better understanding of expatriate life. The EAC is located in The Netherlands but has a global outreach.

To learn more about the EAC, click here 


26th of September 2019:

The Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII) is pleased to invite you to its networking event on the 26th of September with expat author Mariam Ottimofiore. Please join us for an informal networking evening at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague. Share your business experiences and network with our members and other guests. Be sure to bring along your business cards!

Mariam will speak on:

How to Grow and Engage Your Business Audience

From Blog to Brand to Book

Date: Thursday, 26th of September
Location: Carlton Ambassador Hotel, Sophialaan 2, The Hague, Zuid Holland, 2514 JP, Netherlands
19:00: Doors open for networking
19:30: Meeting, speaker, questions, followed by networking (till 22:00)

Building and growing an engaged audience is a vital skill for any entrepreneur. Regardless of which industry your business is in, it is crucial to find your tribe, build sustainable relationships and spread the word through multiple channels. In this interactive and informative session, economist turned expat author, blogger and entrepreneur Mariam Ottimofiore will share insights, learnings and how-to steps on building and growing an engaged audience for your business. She will share her own entrepreneurial journey of going from blog to brand to book, to show how to establish yourself as a recognized authority within your niche and grow your customer base. 

This event is open to all. For WBII members, the event costs 15 Euros, and for non-members or guests the event costs 25 Euros. This Messy Mobile Life will be available for purchase.

To register: click here

Based in The Hague, The Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII) is an international association of women entrepreneurs striving to succeed. It is a one- stop shop for women wanting to start or running a business that provides information, training, support, motivation and the network needed to succeed.


27th of September 2019:

The British School of the Netherlands (BSN) and the Family Association (FA) are pleased to invite you to an author talk by Mariam Ottimofiore, on This Messy Mobile Life. Mariam will share her research on raising a family around the world and the challenges and opportunities facing globally mobile families today.

Friday, the 27th of September at the JSV campus, at 9:45 AM. 

This talk is ticketed and open only to all BSN parents from the 5-school campus. All parents are required to sign in. 

To register, please contact your Family Association representative.


27th of September:

Mariam will be speaking at an intimate writer’s circle lunch, organized by her editor and acclaimed author Jo Parfitt in The Hague. She will give a talk on the topic: ‘From Blogger to Writer to Author: How To Build An Audience For Your Writing’

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: upon demand.

If interested, space is limited, please send an email to

This Messy Mobile Life will be available for purchase.


Its going to be a jam-packed book tour in the Netherlands, I am really excited and hope you can join me! You are welcome to share this list of events with anyone interested. If you cannot make it to any of these events, but would still like to connect with me or get a signed copy of This Messy Mobile Life, please send me an email at 

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