2018 Uglobal Immigration Convention Los Angeles

July 23 - 24, 2018 | July 23 - 24, 2018 | Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites

2018 Uglobal Immigration Convention Los Angeles
July 23 - 24, 2018
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites

Prime ministers put spotlight on successful Uglobal Immigration Convention 

World leaders from St. Kitts and Malta were among the hundreds of attendees at the Uglobal Immigration Magazine event, which also included a black-tie awards ceremony.
Two prime ministers shared their insights about the investment migration industry during keynote speeches at the 2018 Uglobal Immigration Convention in Los Angeles, which attracted hundreds of global participants.

Uglobal Immigration Magazine’s successful conference was held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown Los Angeles on July 23 and 24. The event drew hundreds of global migration agents, attorneys, corporate attorneys, developers and other industry professionals.

The festivities began on July 22 with a special black-tie awards ceremony that honored the Top 100 Global Migration Agency CEOs. Set inside the historic venue of Exchange LA, the winners included leaders from China, Vietnam, Korea, UAE, Brazil and India. The prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, congratulated the global leaders during his speech. The event also featured a gourmet dinner and live music. A portion of the night’s proceeds benefitted Willow International, a charity fighting human trafficking.

The Uglobal convention — which also coincided with the EB-5 Convention by EB5 Investors Magazine — included panels on topics such as the European citizenship-by-investment marketplace and the future of the industry. Following the day’s educational discussions, sponsor Relevant Group hosted a VIP cocktail reception at the elegant rooftop of the Dream Hollywood hotel.

The panels continued the second day with discussions about government approval processes, the Caribbean CBI market, tax residency and Malta’s CBI program. Other moderated panels explored the U.S. EB-5 market, but from the global vantage point of Russia, Brazil, the Middle East and Latin America.

Malta Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muscat was the keynote speaker during the second day’s lunch reception, where he talked about his country’s strict due-diligence standards through its popular CBI program. Ashleigh Aitken, candidate for mayor in Anaheim, California — the home of Disneyland and the Angels baseball team — also shared her thoughts about foreign investment and immigration.

Richard Hallam of Grenada Inward Investment enjoyed the educational and networking aspects of the event.

“The Uglobal platform is looking to capitalize on the success of their sister event - EB5 Investors Magazine - by branching out into the CBIosphere, with open, honest and frank discussions and panels and presentations from industry leaders,” he said. “They are chartering a new path that I hope will make CBI more understood, more transparent and more accessible for all.”

Nestor Alfred, CEO of the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit, agreed.

“The Uglobal conference held in Los Angeles provided a unique opportunity to have met many agents and to have had meaningful discussions on furthering the growth of the CIP,” he said. “The social events organized around the conference was exceptional.”

About Uglobal 
Uglobal is a multimedia platform built to provide professionals involved in international investment immigration programs with the most comprehensive and credible sources of information in digital, print and seminar mediums. Through our conference series, we aim to connect the industry in new and exciting ways and offer professionals extended reach into international markets.


Robert Abedi

Law Offices of Robert Abedi & Associates

Farzaneh Abravani

Abravani Immigration Services

Manish Adhiya

Golden Thread Group 

Prashant Ajmera

Law Offices of Prashant Ajmera

Nestor Alfred

CIP St. Lucia

Desmond Ang

Global Migration Solutions

Antonis Antoniou

Giovani Developers Ltd.

Leandro Araujo

Advanced US Corretora

Eduardo Arista

Arista Law

Laura Austin


Carlo Barbieri

Oxford Group

Bruna Barbosa

Barbosa Legal

Frederico Bastos

Bastos Vilela Zugman Advogados

Harry Batzoglou 


Orkhan Baylarov

Business Solution Services O.B. LLC

Daniel Bettega

Anderson Tax Brazil

Wayne Bewick

Trowbridge Professional Corporation

Gareth Brookes

Brookes & Partners

Maria Casablanca

Akerman LLP

Fernando Castillo

Ortiz, Sosa y Asociados 

Sachin Chandavarkar

EB-5 India Specialist

Liz Chen

LC Migration

Pearce Cheng

AIMS Immigration & Relocation Specialist Group of Companies

Alexander Chernomorov

Du Rhone Partners

Abraham Copernik

Renovatio Realty

Christopher Costa

Ogmen Law PLLC

George Cunha

Advocacia George Cunha

Pedro Cunha

Underwood Law Firm

Mark Davies

Davies & Associates LLC

Witer DeSiqueira

Law Offices of Witer DeSiqueira

Eleni Drakou

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

John Driscoll

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

Timur Eron

Morrison Cohen LLP

Monica Farrugia

Identity Malta

Luciana Zamith Fischer

Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li

Wiliam Gleicher

Brokers LLC Real Estate

Richard Hallam

Grenada Inward Investment

Dr. Timothy Harris

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

Abbas Hashmi

Green Card Capital

Philip D.W. Hodgen

HodgenLaw PC

Babak Hojjat


Kevin Hosam

Naple Developers

Steve Isidore

Caribbean Commercial Law Practitioners

Marko Issever

America EB5 Visa LLC

Wonjoon Kang

Kornova Immigration Consultants

Sandhya Kapoor

Active Avenues

Alexandros Karakitis

Karakitis Tax & Law

Marjan Kasra

Law Office of Marjan Kasra, LLC

Nuri Katz

APEX Capital Partners

Les Khan

CIU St. Kitts

Sebastian Limeres

Limeres Law Firm

Ilka Matthies

Law Group International

Janak Mehta


Michael Merceica

Arthur and Partners

Geetanjali Naidu

GN Legal Advisor

Emmanuel Nanthan

CIU Dominica 

Matthew Navarro

Zanzi Homes

Avinash Nichkawde

A N Global

Idowu O. Olumide

Brandleys International Ltd.

Emre Ozgu

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP

Sevil Ozisik

Ozisik PLLC Attorneys at Law

Sara E. Padua

Padua Law Firm

Mara Pessoni

Law Offices of Witer DeSiqueira

Jason Phillip

Citizenship and Corporate Services

Alexandre Piquet

Piquet Law Firm

Jonel Powell

Grant, Powell & Co.

Meir Rabkin

Henley & Partners  

Charles Raether

AmLaw Group

Sara Sousa Rebolo

Caiado Guerreiro

John Richardson

Citizenship Solutions

Erika Fernanda Teixeira Rider

Consultoria Rider International

Sandro W. Pereira dos Santos

Pereira dos Santos, Quadros & Advogados - PSQA

Sumit Sen

Sen Immigration

Nilesh Shah

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - San Francisco

Sanket Shah

NS Global

Mathieu Simard

Simard & Associates

Sara Santos Simoes

Caiado Guerreiro

Aliaksandr Sirytsyn

Miami Law Group, P.A.

Roberto Spighel


Tasos Stavrou

Aristo Developers

Joel Stewart

Employment Immigration LLP

Cristina S. Teixeira

2A International Tax Advisors

Miguel Valdés

VD&T International

Emilio Cornejo Vernaza

Panama Global Solutions

João Pedro Volz

VD&T International

Geoffrey A. Weg

Geoffrey A. Weg & Associates

Christopher Willis


Simon Xuereb


Wen-Lee Ying

Panta Neos


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