Sunday 19, March 2017 by William Mullally

Henley & Partners Roadshow 2017 begins in Abu Dhabi

The GCS Middle East series will kick off in Abu Dhabi at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers on 21 March.

The development of diverse citizenship and residence portfolios has become an important part of the growth and sustainability strategy for wealthy individuals in the Middle East. These individuals realise that having an alternative residence or citizenship enhances their access to the global market. This, in turn, provides them and their families with more control over their future, additional settlement rights, enhanced education opportunities, and access to countries with greater political and economic stability.

Aligned with this, global residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners will host a series of exclusive Global Citizenship Seminars (GCS) across the Middle East. The Seminars will provide insight into how high net worth individuals (HNWIs) can acquire alternative residence or citizenship options through strategic investment. There will also be a key focus on the newly restructured Grenada Citizenship-by-Investment programme, which provides visa-free access to the world’s biggest markets, including China.

The GCS Middle East series will kick off in Abu Dhabi at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers on 21 March. The Seminar will feature a number of prominent industry figures, including Marco Gantenbein, Member of Henley & Partners Group Executive Committee, and special guest speaker and international expert on the Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment programme, Yiannos Trisokkas.

Commenting on the upcoming Seminars, Marco Gantenbein said, “The GCS Middle East is the perfect platform to discover the benefits of investment migration, and why it’s important to explore alternative residence and citizenship options. Industry professionals will provide first-hand information on the world’s leading citizenship-by-investment programmes, including those that give individuals the right to live and work anywhere in the EU, and obtain visa-free access to the world’s biggest markets.”

The regional Seminars will take place from 21-29 March at four luxurious venues in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City, Amman and Beirut. Other topics of interest will include a comparison of the top Caribbean and European citizenship-by-investment programmes, a presentation on the world’s leading residence-by-investment programmes, and the benefits of these programmes for private clients.

“We are excited to be hosting these seminars across the Middle East. We recently launched the 2017 edition of the Visa Restrictions Index, providing some interesting results and insights into the changing regional environment. Generally speaking, countries which offer investment migration programmes are steadily increasing on the Index, showing the growing importance and popularity of this trend,” he added.

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