To meet the increasing demand for global mobility for high net worth individuals, Uglobal hosted the 2018 Investment Immigration Expo on March 6 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
The event, held at the prestigious Park Hyatt Saigon, was attended by more than 250 investment immigration professionals, migration agents and project developers. In the light of Vietnam seeing an increase in the number of approved immigrant visas around the world, the expo served as a platform to discuss the future of this growing industry.
After a VIP cocktail reception, Uglobal hosted a series of panels moderated by industry-leading professionals who provided information on global investment immigration programs, including the rapidly growing top citizenship-by-investment and residency-by-investment markets. The topics covered the rise of forces driving demand for CBI, emerging industry trends, how to find common reporting standards for the industry, the role of the United States’ EB-5 program within the competitive international market, and changes to Cyprus’ CBI program.
James Elcock-Harris of the Vanuatu Information Center, which supports the Pacific island’s honorary citizenship program, said the Uglobal conference was helpful to engage with new clients.
“The Uglobal Vietnam expo is a welcome addition to the program of investment migration events in Asia, being both-well organized and attended,” he said. “We found it to be a relevant and good platform for developing the communication of our message to a new audience.”
Demetris Demetriades, a Cyprus attorney with Andreas Demetriades & Co. LLC, said the event offered productive networking opportunities.
“Uglobal not only gave us a great opportunity to connect with local leaders in the industry, but also a chance to strengthen the relationship with current associates and meet potential new clients,” he said. “We will be back!”
Pauline Gallagher, a vice president of private clients with the Domenica Group, said the event was her first, but it won’t be her last.
“The quality of presentations and panel discussions were very informative, plus the ability to share information and network with so many industry professionals made the expo extremely worthwhile,” she said.
Uglobal’s next conference is on July 23 and 24 in Los Angeles, followed by others in Vietnam on Sept. 7, South Korea on Sept. 12 and India on Oct. 5.