By Uglobal Immigration Magazine Staff
With the number of EB-5 visas to Indian investors having more than tripled over the past five years, EB5 Investors Magazine and Uglobal Immigration Magazine hosted the largest EB-5 and global immigration expo in India on Oct. 6 for a second year. The number of Indian millionaires is also expected to rise by 65 percent by 2020, adding to the increasing demand for global investment immigration.
The sold-out event took place at the prestigious St. Regis Mumbai before a distinguished crowd of hundreds of migration agents, EB-5 regional centers, developers, immigration attorneys and other local industry professionals. More than 30 speakers and 35 sponsors contributed to the success of the conference, sharing their special industry insights and showcasing their offerings.
A new feature at this year’s event included the opportunity to learn how to become an investment immigration agent. Another highlight was the Question and Answer expert panel, where participants kicked off the expo by asking professionals questions about programs.
The full-day expo featured a variety of interactive panels, including one about the legislative future of the U.S. EB-5 immigrant investor program, best practices for EB-5 project due diligence, global alternatives to EB-5 and relevant issues facing Indian investors.
Expo participants also had many opportunities to network with EB-5 and global citizenship-by-investment and residency-by-investment professionals, expanding its global client base.
It has been a busy year for EB5 Investors and Uglobal, with conferences in Vietnam, China, South Korea, Brazil and Los Angeles. This year, we also launched the Top 100 Global Migration Agency CEO Awards to honor leadership among global migration agencies, including in India.
We hope that the educational panels, business presentations and networking opportunities helped you grow your business and gain further access to an increasingly globalized world.
Panelist Mitch Wexler, a partner at Fragomen, enjoyed the conference.
“Kudos to EB5 Investors Magazine for producing another successful EB-5 industry conference,” he said. “The quality and quantity of the attendee mix was excellent. The panels provided tangible takeaways and, of course, the networking with others in the EB-5 ecosystem is always extremely valuable. Well done!”
Adrian Pomery, director of Strategic Development at One Lily Pad LLC, agreed.
"The EB5 Investors' Mumbai event was one of the best events that we have attended,” he said. “The Indian market is a complex market that is not always easy to navigate. However, EB5 Investors has clearly done their homework from a cultural and logistical standpoint and delivered a high energy event with a high quantity and quality of attendees."
Nicky Gouder, a tax and private clients partner with ARQ Group, described the event as “one of the best conferences I have attended in terms of organization, the high quality of speakers, panelists, and the topics and jurisdictions being discussed.” He added that it also presented “the right balance between presentations and panels, which ensured that the audience remained engaged throughout the day.”
Roderick Cutajar, CEO of the Malta Residency Visa Agency, commented how Uglobal “has risen to the occasion” with the India expo.
“I am very satisfied with the event organization, the quality of the audience that the organizers managed to attract, and the effective use of social media to promote the event and speakers,” he said.
Be sure to join EB5 Investors and Uglobal Immigraiton Magazines next year for their world conference tour, with stops in the United States, China, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, India and South Korea.