Event Testimonials 2017

Testimonials from the Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference 2017

Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and opportunity to meet and talk with a lot of individuals and their perspectives. My first IL Really appreciated the opportunity to mingle and talk with people at this point. – Darlene Boudreaux

As always a great conference with a wealth of information. The IL speakers are very knowledgeable and were a great source of personal information in addition to their group presentations. That was one of the best parts of the conference and should be highlighted as one of the best benefits. Speak with and read about people who have already made the path and follow their advice, rather than trailblazing your own unknow path. – Rico de la Llama

Thanks to you I met some of my IL superheroes for the first time. Thank you very much! Very informative presentations. Very nice, I really appreciate your hospitality. You make networking a pleasure to look forward to. John McGee gave me some excellent one on one medical insurance advice and Suzan Haskins, Cynthia Staton, and Camila Moreno did the same concerning life in Ecuador. Boris Mannsfeld helped to put Belize back on our radar after a so-so first experience back in 2010. I also appreciate the time Nancy Kiernan spent with me explaining the ins and outs of Colombia. The IL team is a great bunch of people that sincerely want to show others great options for a wonderful and secure retirement or out of the U.S. business opportunities. Thank you all you wonderful people, have a smooth trip home! – William H. Harper Jr.

Very informative and well done. We were impressed. Our first time, we did not know what to expect. Had a good time. Very Impressed. – Becca and Jim Hayley

So much information! The presenters did a great job of keeping us engaged. There were many of us who arrived with perhaps three destinations in mind, and left with twice as many! So much information to take in… I will be “profiling” myself mercilessly over the next few weeks, and then coming up with some additional questions. I really didn’t know what to expect, and was very pleasantly rewarded. – Devon Huning

I was impressed by the professional manner in which the conference was conducted: punctuality, table arrangements, staff availability, etc. – Jerry Ashford

You had me salivating like Pavlov’s dog for the multiple course, gourmet menu. OMG! Perfectly on target presentations. Almost too good to be true. Can’t wait to get the link to review all I saw and heard, and see the workshops I missed. You guys really know what you are doing. These conferences are critical for anyone considering living overseas. It’s the ideal first step on a journey of 1,000 miles. – Michael Thomas

I’m so happy with all the information we received. It’s worth more than the cost. You convinced my wife that my plan is good. She is the one on the internet, preparing and planning the visit of what I think will be our next destination. Thank you, you make my life easier. As Warren Hardy teaches in his Spanish lessons “Salud, amor, y el tiempo para gazarlos” (Health, love, and the time to enjoy them). – Jean Pierre Malenfant

The information has been useful in focusing on those countries we would be interested in looking at more closely. The sessions also have helped to eliminate some countries we thought would be of interest. – Jim Bounds

Very well organized and professional. We came not knowing what to expect. I have been a subscriber to IL for nearly 10 years and my wife has been an outsider looking in, not getting the whole idea and not wanting to until we took a trip to Belize two years ago. We are at the threshold of retirement now and when I found out you would be here in our home city of Atlanta, I talked her into reluctantly attending the conference. After the first day of attending Winton Churchill’s session, her position shifted abruptly and she became a sponge. We met with Ann Kuffner from Ambregris Caye and my wife was instantly smitten. After attending some of the other workshops she found the case for Mexico was very compelling which was amazing because that is what I’ve been preaching for the last 10 years. In summary, we both thoroughly enjoyed our time, were very impressed with the punctuality, scope of information, and details. Everyone was accessible and glad to help. Most importantly we left on the same page facing our retirement for the first time in our married lives. Congratulations to all of the IL family for putting on a hugely successful and informative event. – Ron Delvalle

Speakers were energized and passionate about their topics. A great deal of information that helped me to add or eliminate areas. – Gayle Connell

I’m surprised how much information can be packed into a 20-minute presentation. Each presenter was spot on. Not a lot of fluff—just good information. They covered a variety of important information. Well done! It also was good to hear from people who have lived there for a while—talking about their own experiences or experiences that they have seen first-hand. – Terry Keane

We are so pleased we came. So many exciting choices!!! – Marsha Buscher

I thought the conference planning team did a good job of organizing everything. The mood was upbeat, warm, and inviting. I was initially concerned that the conference was going to be more hyperbole than anything else, but I found the presenters to be trustworthy and fairly realistic in their discussions. – Russell Chaffin

Thank you for encouraging me to fill my dreams – Geraldine Smout

My money was well spent! I had questioned the cost. You more than gave me my money’s worth. Thank you. – Nancy Cain

Thank you to staff and exhibitors for the hard work and long hours put in to make the conference a success. I feel much more prepared and ready to go forward. Thank you!! – Julia


Testimonials from the Fast Track Panama: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference 2017

These cocktail receptions were a great way to meet people, share experiences, and ask questions. It was a very well-rounded program. – Vickie

This conference is well organized and planned. – John Greshle

A very nice event. I am glad to be here. I’ve already made the contacts that I need. I got much more information than I had expected. I did not join the events in 2015 and 2016, but bought the documents. This conference is even better. It was a very good conference. All presentations were helpful and I got a lot of needed information. You all did a great job. It is not possible to cover everything within 2 and a half days, but if someone really is interested in Panama, they got all they need to start. The themes of the presentations were very well selected. We got all the information and contacts to figure out what we need. All of the speakers had a solid knowledge. Thanks to all of you. You all did a great job and it helped me a lot for starting my move. – Guenter Spens

Mata-Kelly was worth the entire amount of the conference. Her information is very insightful and helpful. – Mel Goodson

Very well done. Covered every city! Food and content was excellent. – Nancy Sharif

This conference is truly “eye-opening”! I attended a LIOS conference in June 2016 and another one which ended the day yours began this week. I have gotten so much more out of your conference, not just because I have neither interest nor funds for investing, other than to purchase a home in Panama, but because the presentations, overall atmosphere, and information is completely geared toward those who wish to move here. I am blessed in that I have already acquired my pensionado status, but have learned so very, very much…including making a very serious mistake in considering Puerto Armuellas as a relocation destination. Abogada Mata-Kelly also brought up many points which are critical to my move. Thank you so much for putting this conference on. The overall conference was incredibly informative and excellent. – Kathleen Phillips-Hellman

This was our first IL conference and on a whole we were very pleased. Our interest in Panama has been piqued and it’s clear to us that we will need to return several or many more times, and for longer durations, to continue our assessment. We greatly appreciated the bonus Costa Rica info and that will likely wind up being the next trip that we plan. – Steve Devore

Insightful and five star. Everything we hoped for regarding content and dynamic speakers. We found our first Fast Track Conference to be well organized, insightful, and helpful. We particularly liked the comparing and contrasting of Panama and Costa Rica… Thank you. – S Heininger

Lots of information on different areas. And lots of different people with their experiences/knowledge. Fast paced. We are so glad we attended. – Kuczerpa

Great incorporation of expats and experts. The value of local attorney advice was priceless. – Mark Sobotka


Fast Track Ecuador Conference Testimonials

You have made it easy to connect with other people who have ideas and plans similar to my own. Michael Ramsden

Wow! The speakers and the large screens with their very professional slide presentations captivated my attention right out of the starting gate. The flow in which information was presented was very well organized. Sandy Baker

My wife and I have really enjoyed your presentations. It has been great to also meet privately with the presenters and get personalized guidance on all the actions we will need to complete our preparations and our planned move to Ecuador. Going through all of the steps on your own would be like reinventing the wheel. I would never have guessed that we could take advantage of some shortcuts that we found out about. Good job… Keep up the good work. Dudley Hall

This is well organized and everyone I’ve met has been very informative and nice. I’m exhausted and pleased! Meghan Shepard

Excellent presentations, and all speakers willingness to be contacted is excellent. Lee Black

Fantastic info to better prepare and understand the current laws to purchase property. It was worth every penny fantastic well put together presentations. Jose V Espin

Ur knocking it out of the park.Steven Irby

So much fabulous information! I especially like the way it ran so smoothly with everyone sticking to their slotted time. Heather Peden

I enjoyed thoroughly the opportunity between the formal sessions to meet with the speakers and other representatives as well as to interact with the other attendees. The VIP room was wonderful and I really enjoyed it. Melette Evans

As always, The IL program is always packed with information and resources. Thelma A Gale

All the information from A to Z regarding Ecuador. Lorenzer patterson

Loved the speakers who spoke with passion about where they lived, the life, the people and the communities they were involved in. Speaking about the ups and downs showed they weren’t just blowing smoke, but truly love their lives here in Ecuador. Teresa Drake

Enjoyed the entire program. Johannes Mogck

Kudos to IL staff for a well-orchestrated event. Marie Webb

This was all and more than I wanted to learn before I come down perfectly this fall Heather Peden


Retire Overseas Bootcamp Testimonials

Solid information, solid experience in front me day after day. All the supports were there if I needed to acces them. I feel it was money well spent to begin my long wished-for life overseas. The timing is right now and I will continue to use the resources of IL as I begin the process of looking for a place that feels right to me. Thank you for being organized, clear, providing tons of resources that we need after the conference and most of all to the guest speakers who offered up their “tell it like it is” advice and stories. We need to hear it all, good and bad. – Heather

I learned a lot, narrowed the list to three. Thanks for a great job! – Tom Peary

Great conference as always. My seventh conference with IL. New and fresh information about some of the areas I had previously reviewed. Some new areas (Nicaragua, Colombia) that I had limited knowledge of before. – Ronald Howze

I’m very glad I attended this conference. It gave me some new ideas but it also opened my eyes to all that is involved in moving abroad. I’m still not sure if I really want to do this but I’ll keep reading IL‘s publications and do some scouting trips to see if this is the right thing for me. I’m grateful to IL for providing all this information and showing me that there are other options out there for living the life I truly want. Meeting like minded people and feeling like I’m not so alone in this. – Hollie Kikel

Thank you for giving me this experience! – James Haile

Lots of good stuff. The workbook is great!! – Janalea green

I’m looking forward to making a shift to living abroad. This was educational and was also a great mini-vacation for my wife and I. – Simi Graves

I have followed you since 1979 and it has been a delight to watch lnternational Living grow and develop…. great job my friends, great job! All the information was great and you pulled it off in three days. – Kathy Egger

I am glad I came. Very informative and I have narrowed my destination possibilities. – Traci

Well organized, lots of great information, and the opportunity to meet some very nice people! – Doreen, Las Vegas, NV

Gave me food for thought; info regarding each country—I liked the short classes and they didn’t run over in time. – Susan Raimond

The wide variety of information and learning from others as they asked questions and brought up things we had not thought about. – Sundi Cantlin

The overall breadth of the topics was great, so I was able to get most questions answered. Also meeting some of the other attendees was very helpful and reinforced that I could do something like overseas living on my own. Really liked the break-out groups so that we could align a bit with the subjects of most interest. – Kathy Bartilotta

Kept time well. Great speakers. Great topics. Wished I had gone sooner…glad I didn’t wait longer… – Carole Kaufman

Being able to talk to individual representatives at their tables during the 3-day conference. It helped personalize it for me, and answer my questions. – Ellen Paul

The mix of types of sessions and the availability of people to visit with in the exhibitors’ hall really made the conference very accessible! – Evan Swingholm

The Healthcare Session panel was amazing!! – Tom Emmerson

Great organization, professional format, great advice and presentations, and good food and drink. – Sarah Amyotte

The presenters provided a wealth of good and helpful information and tips. With the mass of information provided, it is very helpful to furnish a link to the recorded sessions so that attendees can go back and view the sessions of interest and note the tips and information the presenters provided. In addition, the fact that the presenters provided contact information for follow up questions is very helpful. With this many attendees, it was difficult to get all our questions answered in the exhibitor area and at the tables. – Jim Pfeffer