News Point: IRIES 2018 will feature the International Residency and Citizenship by Investment Expo.
International events including the decision by Britain to leave the European Union, 2016 US Presidential election and conflicts in Middle East are driving new interest to citizenship by investment industry.
The UAE residents from Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, India and Pakistan have increased demand for Caribbean citizenship to 51%, especially to St. Kits & Navis, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Lucia – the highest in the world – according a report released by AAA Associates, a Dubai-based immigration consultancy.
As countries tighten their borders to immigrants, the second-citizenship industry is working and growing to bypass those restrictions and move into peaceful regions.
The 10th of the International Real Estate & Investment Show (IREIS 2018), targets investors and consumers rather than trade visitors, will feature a dedicated pavilion to help visitors aspiring for dual citizenship, residency and international investment opportunities gain the right advice and information from leading immigration experts.
The show is set to run from 1st to 3rd November, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), will include a special segment themed “International Residency and Citizenship by Investment Expo”, where specialists from leading immigration consultancies will offer professional guidance and consultancy for those looking to buy 2nd citizenships in return of investing in properties and donating abroad and bonds.
Seasoned consultants will assist on the complex decision-making, documentation and application process for a second citizenship and residency options across regions and countries including Australia, Canada, Cyprus, St. Kits & Navis, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Lucia Spain, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Portugal, New Zealand, Thailand, the USA and the UK, among others.
Antoine Georges, Managing Director at DOME Exhibitions, organisers of IREIS 2018 said, “As the world is becoming a global community due to increasing digitalization, economics mergers and protectionism, we thought giving added value to our exhibitors, investors and visitors. IRIES 2018 is going to be a bigger and more valuable experience for our partners. At IREIS Abu Dhabi, we are committed to helping visitors with the key decision making know-how through first-hand knowledge about latest trends in the real estate investment industry to help them maximise their returns on investment.”
The 2018 edition of the International Real Estate & Investment Show is expected to draw the participation of more than 125 exhibitors from 25 countries, as well as over 11,000 regular, private and institutional investors, end-users, developers, and real estate brokers.
As part of the event agenda, IREIS 2018 will host a Developer-Broker Meet, an intensive day of carefully coordinated one-to-one meetings and informal networking sessions to showcase international property projects and facilitate partnerships between foreign property suppliers and local agents in the Middle East market.
Dony Cyril, Exhibitions Director of IREIS 2018, said, “The UAE, which hosts more than 8 million (88%) expatriates, is an ideal hub for second citizenship and residency prospects for countries in Europe, America, the Caribbean and Australia and New Zealand – who attract wealthy investors and skilled immigrants through business and investment immigration programmes offered to boost their economic growth. IREIS is set to help the large number of High-Net-Worth-Individuals (HNWIs) from around the world.”
Drawing the participation of 125 exhibitors from 25 countries and 8,521 investors from 73 nationalities, IREIS 2017 created sales volumes of over US$180 million (Dh660 million).
Charlie Savva, an exhibitor at IREIS 2017 from Checuti Cauchi law firm from Malta, said: “It is beautiful event in Abu Dhabi, well-organised, great venue, wonderful exhibits and most importantly a very good collection of individuals that are very well suited for our services.”
DOME Exhibitions, organisers of IREIS 2018, hosts exhibitions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, London, and Pakistan and helps bilateral trade and extend their reach and enhance their visibility in the global marketplace.