EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 7, Issue 1 - Page 92

EB5 INVESTORS M AGAZINE 90 EB5 I nvestors L aunches S uccessful E xpo in D ubai Hundreds came to the regional event, which featured more than 40 speakers and the release of the EB5 Investors Magazine’s Top 25 awards issue. By EB5 Investors Magazine Staff  E B5 Investors Maga zine hosted it s Duba i conference on Feb. 10 and 11 before a packed aud ience compr i sed of more t ha n 600 professionals who came to hear topical panels, meet investors and network. Dubai has emerged as the world’s fifth most important hub for high net worth individuals. It is also a magnet for an estimated 8,600 foreign multimillionaires. The amount of millionaires within the MENA region is expected to rise by 500,000 in 2020, making it a prime market for the second passport, citizenship-by- investment and residency-by-investment industry. The EB-5 Expo was held at the J.W. Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai’s Business Bay. More than 40 speakers helped draw professionals to the meeting rooms to hear about a variety of subjects that ranged from trends among Middle Eastern investors and European m ig r at ion opt ion s to t he U.S. EB-5 Im m ig r a nt Investor Program and best practices for citizenship- by-investment. Attendees included a prestigious lineup of migration agents, high net worth individuals, wealth managers, de ve lop er s, i m m ig r at ion at tor ne ys a nd g loba l investment immigration service providers. There was also a bustling exhibitor hall, dozens of sponsors and business presentations. The expo marked the release of EB5 Investors Magazine’s annual Top 25 award issue, where the United States’ top attorneys, economists and business plan writers were recognized.