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Get ready to take part in the most important event in the USA on:

Tax Planning Immigration by Investment Wealth Protection and Succession

30 Speakers From
Around the World

May 7th 2024

May 9th 2024

Los Angeles

San Francisco

About

Setting The Stage

American families, entrepreneurs, and HNWI have become disillusioned with the American Dream. Political polarization, high taxation, gun violence, and anti-abortion laws have pushed droves of wealthy Americans to the brink. With their livelihoods, safety, and rights at stake, Americans are looking overseas for the freedoms in life and in business that they once found in America. The America Outbound Summit has been designed exclusively to connect the wealthy individuals and advisors of HNW American families with overseas providers of investment migration, real estate, tax planning, and wealth planning services.

TESTIMONIALS

Why the USA?

Why you should attend the America Outbound Summit 2024

  • Reported US renunciations nearly Triple in Q2, 2022 (the US Internal Revenue Service), making the USA the ideal hotbed for investment migration and overseas wealth protection/management provider to the market.
  • SCOTUS abortion decision drives gush of investment migration inquiries.
  • There are nearly 22 mln. millionaires in the U.S., the largest millionaire population in the world (Credit Suisse World Wealth Report).
  • US passport holders have tax on worldwide income, meaning all Americans require tax planning services when migrating or spending significant time abroad. This points to a huge opportunity for providers of tax planning services for Americans.
  • Smart capital are getting their mobility options sorted now; the mass affluent are next.

U.S. Entry Requirements

U.S. visas for foreign citizens travelling to the United States

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).

There are several steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary by U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Please consult the instructions on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website.

For more information on how to apply for or renew a U.S. tourist visa, please log on the U.S. government’s official website.

Summit Schedule

Who will you meet?

U.S. Travel Policy
  • The America Outbound Summit is both B2B and B2C format. During the day the format will include interactive panels, independent expert speeches, and networking sessions with the top intermediaries from the area including: Independent Financial Advisors, Certified Financial Planners, Private Client Lawyers, Tax Planners, Wealth Managers & Estate Planners, and other professionals who help Americans immigrate and plan their cross border tax and wealth issues.
  • At the end of the day, we will open the exhibition for end clients for a lively cocktail and an interactive dinner event designed to ensure maximum visibility & interactivity with both intermediaries and end clients alike. This will truly be the business development opportunity of the year.

Conference Topics

Immigration by Investment
  • Citizenship & residence planning as a tax planning tool
  • Real estate market trends for HNWI
  • Second residency/citizenship for asset protection and preservation
  • Tax transparency and regulatory considerations in HNW migration
  • Citizenship vs. permanent residence by investment, programs and comparison
Wealth Protection & Succession
  • Inheritance strategies and estate planning for family wealth
  • Cross-border asset allocation and preservation
  • Family trust challenges for UHNWI
  • International tax planning and tax transparency updates
Wealth Protection & Succession
Tax Planning
  • Tax planning under a multijurisdictional context
  • FATCA/CRS updates and implications
  • Expatriation planning and execution
What You Will Learn
  • The unique behavior patterns of local HNWI
  • Building trust and reputation in the local market
  • Trends in the growing estate planning and wealth preservation sector
  • Cross-border tax planning strategies for the local HNWI & corporations
  • Regulatory updates affecting the region
  • How to avoid common pitfalls when entering the region
What You Will Learn

Conference Ticket Price

Standard ticket

$1600

2 Conferences
4 Socials Events

Patron Sponsor Ticket

$2400

2 Conferences
4 Socials Events
your logo listed as a sponsor

Ordinary ticket

$200

4 Events
3 Socials
Corporate Branding
1 Cultural Tour

Venue

Venue in LA: The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Address  1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069
https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZU6rYKMMqW1QnbRi8

Ideally located at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and central LA, The London West Hollywood is a tranquil urban oasis that epitomizes modern luxury for the most discerning guests. The spacious, all-suite accommodations combine sophisticated comfort, awe-inspiring views, and a signature sense of California cool. The best in West Hollywood luxury hotels, the impeccable service, exquisite food and drink offerings, and wide array of unparalleled amenities create a truly unforgettable experience.

Venue in SF: InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Address  999 California Street San Francisco California 94108
https://maps.app.goo.gl/XUmM7zeBScjPzxBF8

With its rich legacy and grand architecture, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco is a beloved landmark at the crest of celebrated Nob Hill. Voted “The Best 5 Hotels in San Francisco” by Travel + Leisure, our historic charm, modern services, amenities, and breathtaking views make this premier San Francisco hotel one of the city’s most sought-after destinations for meetings, weddings, and Bay Area exploring.

Accommodation

1.  Accommodation in Summit Venue in LA: The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills Los Angeles
Address : 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069

Guestrooms Group Discounted Rate on Mon 5/6/2024 & Tue 5/7/2024 @$579.00 + 25% service charge + 10.25% taxes.
Important*: The reservations shall be made not later than Friday, April 12, 2024 (“Reservation Due Date”) by following the
Booking Link Here.

Other 4-star accommodations within 10-minute walking distance from The London West Hollywood :

1. Chamberlain West Hollywood

Address : 1000 Westmount Drive, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90069
The online reservation link on : booking.com

2. Hotel 850 SVB West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

Address : 850 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90069
The online reservation link on : booking.com

2. Accommodation in Summit Venue in SF : InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Address : 999 California Street San Francisco California 94108

Guestrooms Group Discounted Rate on Wed 5/8/2024 @$699.00 and on Thu 5/9/2024 @$259.00 (plus
taxes of 14% + SFTID and MED assessment of 2.5% +California Tourism tax of 0.195%)
Important*: Please contact Joanna Carrasco at InterContinental Mark Hopkins for your reservations.

E-mail: [email protected] M: +1 415-420-6087
The reservations shall be made not later than Friday, May 3, 2024.

Current Speakers

Investment Professional
Oxy Capital

Head of Business Development
NEWCO Corporate Services SA

Founding Partner
NSMLawyers

CEO and Managing Partner
THE BUYERS CIRCLE

Managing Partner
Crystal Worldwide Law Firm

CBI Director
Ora Caribbean

Founder and CEO
INGWE

Co-Founder and President
Apex Capital Partners Corp.

CEO and CIO
Optimize Investment Partners SGOIC SA

Partner
ActiveCap

Associate Vice President
Arton Capital

Operating Partner
C2 Capital Partners

Commercial Director of Greece
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Managing Director
Asiaciti Trust Pacific Limited

General Manager
Southpac Group

Partner
SBPS Legal

Principal
Nautilus Family Office

Senior Manager – Immigration and Relocation
CSB Group

Chairman of the Board
Citizenship by Investment Unit Antigua & Barbuda

Chief Manager Business Development Division
Samoa International Business Finance Centre

CEO
Reef Point USA

Partner
PP&Co

Managing Director
Reef View Enterprises Ltd.

Partner
Karlin & Peebles, LLP

Founder and CEO
Savory and Partners

Speakers

Previous Speakers

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
SFO Continuity & FamilyOffice TV

Principal and Founding Partner Morgan Legal Group

Group CEO & Founder
Velment

Managing Director
Aver Trustees Malta Limited

Head of Business Development
NEWCO Corporate Services SA

Founding Partner
Corrieri Cilia

Partner
HTJ Tax

Managing Partner
Acumum Legal & Advisory

Partner
Miranda & Associados

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gold Leaf Consulting

Consultant for Marketing and Business Development
BVI Finance

Co-Founder and President
Apex Capital Partners Corp.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Spark Capital Lda

Founding Partner
NSMLawyers

Fund Manager & Partner
BlueCrow Capital

Senior Vice President
Western Alliance Bank

Managing Partner
Orience

Founding Partner
CLD Legal

Investment Professional
Oxy Capital

Investment Professional
Oxy Capital

Founder and Chairman
International Merchant Bank Limited

Chairman of the Board
Antigua Citizenship Investment Unit

Founder and Managing Director
Moveanywhere and World Talents

Executive Director
Algarve Evolution

Managing Shareholder
Carrasquillo Law Group P.C.

Deputy Administrator
ProPanama

Lawyer
NSMLawyers

President and CEO
The Lakhani Group

Vice Managing Partner
Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP

Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP

Tax Attorney and Founder
Law Offices of Zaher Fallahi

Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Networking Sponsors
Exhibition Sponsors
Patron Sponsors
Support organization

Guilherme Valadares Carreiro
Investment Professional
Oxy Capital

Guilherme is a Principal on the investment team, Head of the Golden Visa Initiatives, and sits on the Investment Committee.

His transaction experience as a member of the Growth & Buyout investment team includes more than 10 deals in diversified sectors. For 2 years, Guilherme also played a crucial active role in the operational and financial restructuring process of an Industrial company with +€250 Min Revenue. Since 2022, Guilherme has been leading the fundraising and execution efforts of Oxy Capital’s Golden Visa Funds (+60M€), having raised capital mostly from a diversified base of US private investors.

Before joining Oxy Capital in 2018, he worked as a Consultant for c.2 years as an Operational Consultant on the leading operational consulting firm in Europe, Kaizen Institute.

Guilherme holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (Portugal) and Technische Universität München (Germany).

Cláudia Vasconcelos
Head of Business Development
NEWCO Corporate Services SA

Cláudia Vasconcelos is a Portuguese tax and immigration specialist, with more than three decades of experience assisting US and international clients investing in Portugal.

Cláudia started her career at the US Foreign Commercial Services in Lisbon and after 15 years working for the Madeira Island investment promotion agency, she joined NEWCO as Head of Business Development, dealing mostly with personal income tax, immigration, and corporate tax matters. NEWCO is a one-stop shop for international investors and expatriates in Portugal, with 30 years of experience and a full range of corporate, real estate, and relocation services.

Cláudia holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations, a Master’s in Business Administration, and Post-graduate Degrees in Taxation and Immigration Law. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

Gonçalo Mendes Leal
Founding Partner

NSMLawyers

Gonçalo is the founding partner ofNSMLawyers, a law firm dedicated to providing integrated legal services regarding the relocation of individuals to Portugal.

With over 20 years of experience, Gonçalo is responsible for managing thousands of golden visa applications in Portugal, together with a specialized team of 20 lawyers.

NSMLawyers is recognized worldwide as one of the top immigration law firms in Portugal, assisting clients from 187 nationalities. The firm dedicates to golden visa, D7, digital nomad, tech visa, and all types of residency in Portugal.

Yassin Mohamdi
CEO and Managing Partner
THE BUYERS CIRCLE

Yassin Mohamdi is fluent in four languages, has had the honor of calling Paris, Marbella, and London his home over the years, and is now settled with family in Dubai – a true citizen of the world.

Mr. Mohamdi began his illustrious career with multinational conglomerates including ING Group and Caterpillar Financial until he discovered the power of Real Estate.

Having worked in Senior Management roles for over fifteen years, in some of the leading and most successful real estate brokerage firms globally, Mr. Mohamdi spent five of those years with property developer giant – DAMAC Properties – out of their London and Dubai offices, where he gracefully received recognition for his outstanding achievements and the prestigious award for Top Performer, Highest Single Value unit sold – leading to his admission to the 250 Million Club.

Mr. Mohamdi has personally guided private and institutional investors from different jurisdictions and countries worldwide, making successful and high-performing Real Estate investments, and currently garners one of the highest returning client ratios in the market.

A fully licensed international Real Estate professional, Mr. Mohamdi graduated from London Regents Business School in International Business and Marketing with Honors and is currently the CEO and Managing Partner of THE BUYERS CIRCLE – An international property investment and Real Estate brokerage firm that operates a multilingual, versatile and diverse team of like-minded professionals, straight from its global head offices in Dubai.

THE BUYERS CIRCLE provides direct access to exclusive developments worldwide and offers a turnkey service to those seeking premium ROI opportunities.

Dr. Csaba Magyar
Managing Partner
Crystal Worldwide Law Firm

Csaba is a graduate of the Law Faculty, afterwards, he obtained the Accredited Tax Consultant Certification. He passed the BAR examination before attaining accreditation as an Insolvency Practitioner and Asset Controller. Then he became a Chartered International Tax Expert. Later on, he took the Trust and Estate Practitioner Faculty. He is a postgraduate specialist in investment funds, corporate finance, and stock exchange. He is the co-founder of the Society of Hungarian Trust and Estate Practitioners and he is the vice-chair of the Association of Hungarian Tax Experts. In 2023, he became the Immigration Lawyer of the Year in Hungary.

Csaba holds seminars and courses about international taxation and immigration law in different training institutes and universities for tax advisors and lawyers. In the course of his activity at Crystal Worldwide Law Firm, most of his time has been dedicated to immigration by investment, tax advisory, and business consulting. He uniquely combines relocation strategies with international asset and tax planning: including handling complex transactions and managing cross-border investment issues successfully for High Net Worth Individuals.

 

Richard Hallam
CBI Director
Ora Caribbean

Richard Hallam is a dual citizen of Grenada and Great Britain. His 30 years work experience has taken him to every continent, but his current home-base for the last 17 years is on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Originally a hotelier, Richard branched out into development, real estate and more recently; business advisory.

He has played a multi faceted role in the development scene of Grenada, working initially in the acquisition and development of multi-use projects and later with government and developers in the creation of the Grenada CBI (Citizenship-By-Investment) program as a Special Advisor to the Inward Investment Office.

Richard has seen a Caribbean CBI program from concept to operation and worked alongside government, CIU offices, agents and developers. He is an Approved Marketing Agent of the Grenada CBI program and has direct, insider, on island knowledge and close working relationships with all major developers and local agents. He currently holds the position of CBI Director for Ora Caribbean – Developers of Silversands Grenada, Silversands Beach House and their latest project – Silversands Morne Rouge.

Reza Motalebpour
Founder and CEO
INGWE

Reza Motalebpour is the Founder and CEO of Ingwe Immigration Inc., based in Toronto, Canada. His global mobility firm, licensed in Canada and New Zealand, collaborates with law firms worldwide. Leveraging this robust network along with Ingwe’s expertise, the company delivers tailor-made solutions for HNI and UHNI individuals. This ensures seamless support for their clients from origin to destination.

Ingwe has a proven client success record, reflected in its strong online reputation and customer success stories. The company serves investors from over 50 countries, offering residency and citizenship services in locations like Canada, New Zealand, Panama, Dubai, and beyond. Its multilingual team, proficient in over 10 languages, delivers expert, comprehensive business and investment immigration support. Ingwe’s success is built on an unwavering commitment to transparency, which involves offering clients clear roadmaps from the outset. Their deep understanding of the ever-changing immigration landscape ensures that clients can navigate complex pathways with ease.

Reza and his team have built a vast global alliance and established deep trust with international partners through their B2B services. These offerings include personalized support, training, and guidance for their partners’ clients, even for those affiliates who do not specialize in immigration services.

As a global citizen himself, Reza has an affinity for investors and professionals seeking cross-border mobility. With over six years of experience in business immigration and more than a decade of entrepreneurial success, Reza’s passion for his work and his commitment to creating innovative solutions for his clients are the driving force behind his achievements.

Nuri Katz
Co-Founder and President
Apex Capital Partners Corp.

Nuri Katz is a 30-year veteran and leader in the investor immigration industry. He is a frequent commentator and contributor to global media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS, and many others. He frequently opines on subjects pertaining to immigration policy, government affairs, citizenship matters, international investment, tax policy, and more.

Pedro Lino
CEO and CIO
Optimize Investment Partners SGOIC SA

Pedro Lino holds the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors in two financial companies, Optimize Investment Partners, SGOIC SA, and Optimize SICAV, two asset management Companies domiciled in Portugal and Luxembourg, respectively, where he is the Co-Chief Investment Officer.

His interest in financial markets began at an early age. At 9 years old, he was already following stock quotes on television, and he began investing in financial markets at the age of 16. Ten years later, he acquired a stake in a Portuguese broker company, that sold in 2021.

Between January 2017 and August 2021, he served on the Board of Directors of DIF Markets – Agente de Valores, based in Uruguay, which was acquired from Saxo Bank A/S.

In October 2018, he joined Optimize Investment Partners as an Executive Director and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2020, he was elected President of Optimize SICAV, based in Luxembourg.

Pedro Lino is a member of the Order of Chartered Accountants, the Order of Economists, a founding member of OPCR – Portuguese Observatory of Compliance and Regulatory, Association, and a member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, founded under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic.

He graduated in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics in 1998. 
Pedro Lino writes a biweekly opinion article for Jornal Económico and frequently participates in various media outlets, including television, radio, and digital platforms, discussing economic and financial topics.

Francisco Martins
Partner
ActiveCap

Francisco has over 15 years of experience in private equity, capital markets, and asset management in Europe, the US, and Africa.

He developed his career at F&C Investments, investing in small and medium capitalizations in Portugal.

Previously, he was Director at ThirdWay a merchant banking firm, and worked at the Global Funding department at American Express in New York.

Degree in Economics from Nova SBE and MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Tatiana Muntean
Associate Vice President
Arton Capital

Tatiana Muntean, CMP, Cert (IM) is renowned for her expertise in the investment migration industry and has an extensive background in servicing the needs of high-net-worth investors around the world.

Currently serving as an Associate Vice President at Arton Capital, she plays a pivotal role in empowering Global Citizenship in the Americas and beyond.

Tatiana has a strong background in project and stakeholder management within transnational organizations, including the Investment Migration Council (IMC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Moreover, Tatiana is a Certified Business Coach and Motivational Speaker. Leveraging her coaching prowess, she mentors and develops sales and cross-functional teams, elevating their performance and fostering a culture of collegiality, efficiency, and productivity.

Dario Montagnese
Operating Partner
C2 Capital Partners

Dario Montagnese is an Operating Partner at C2 Capital Partners, an independent private equity firm and a reference player in the Portuguese market. As an Operating Partner, Dario leads C2 Legacy Buyout, a midmarket buyout fund that invests in diverse companies across various sectors. With over 15 years of experience in this field, Dario developed a deep expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity, which he leverages to drive value creation for portfolio companies and investors.

Dario has a strong academic background, with a Master of Science in Business Administration and Management from Università degli Studi di Torino, a Master in General Management from ESCP Europe, and an executive program in international tax law from Leiden University.

He also has a keen interest in family business management, as evidenced by publications in the EuroMed Academy of Business conference. Dario is passionate about creating long-term value and sustainable growth for investors. Before joining C2 Capital, Dario co-founded and sold 2 tech companies, one in Italy and one in Portugal. He has been holding board positions in various European SMEs advising companies mostly on topics related to corporate finance, acquisitions, and corporate governance.

He has also been appointed country manager for Atlante, an electric mobility multinational company, to lead the acquisition of the third largest charging points operator in Portugal (€20M+ deal) and manage the post-acquisition integration and business expansion.

Panos Palyvos
Commercial Director of Greece
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Panos Palyvos is an optimist, ambitious, and confident C-level executive with 21 years of sales and operations experience in different industries such as Hospitality, Construction and development, Health care, Start-ups, Insurance, and Financial Services, along with remarkable leadership and motivational skills. He possesses exceptional sales track records and has been recognized with four sales awards.

Panos is an entrepreneur with 8 years of experience in start-up companies, as a Founder of “theNewYou (tNY)” SaaS company based in Dubai and as a Vice Chair of the Board at Benefit Systems SA.

He is also a successful DOT connector and a great communicator who worked in global top-tier companies in senior positions, building new businesses from scratch and developing high-performing corporate teams.

Tine Faasili Ponia
Managing Director
Asiaciti Trust Pacific Limited

Tine Ponia is the Managing Director at Asiaciti Trust Cook Islands, an international trust and corporate services provider. She is an alumnus of the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, graduating as a top commercial law student. Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Courts of the Cook Islands and New Zealand, Tine carries with her over two decades of post-admission experience that spans legal and general counsel roles in various reputable firms.

As a registered practitioner with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Tine’s expertise is not just certified but also celebrated through multiple educational scholarships and awards. Her role as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company enables her to make a meaningful contribution in the specialist area of disaster risk finance services and solutions and to building a resilient Pacific region.

Her tenure as a Director of the Cook Islands Financial Services Development Authority (Cook Islands Finance) further underscores her dedication to the growth and integrity of the offshore asset protection industry.

Tine’s wealth preservation and planning acumen has been instrumental in safeguarding the assets of HNW clients and their families. Her personalized approaches to navigating complex financial and legal landscapes ensure that each client’s structure is managed with foresight, integrity, and a custom-tailored strategy that aligns with their long-term objectives. Tine’s decades of experience have not only cemented her as a leading wealth and fiduciary practitioner in the Cook Islands but also as a trusted partner whose insights continue to shape the future wealth preservation offerings of the Cook Islands.

Matthew Smith
General Manager
Southpac Group

Matthew is the General Manager of Southpac Group in New Zealand. He is a dual-qualified attorney, who was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2008 and as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2017. He is also a designated Trust and Estate Practitioner (‘TEP’), having obtained a STEP Diploma in International Trust Management in 2021.

Matthew joined Southpac in 2017 and served as its General Counsel from 2020 until he assumed the role of Group General Manager in 2023. Matthew has worked closely with many of Southpac’s clients and referrers during his time with the company. He is passionate about providing world-class fiduciary services to Southpac’s clients to help them safeguard their assets and protect their legacies through the use of international trust and corporate structures in the Cook Islands, Nevis and New Zealand.

Matthew is a cheerleader for the Cook Islands financial services industry and is attending the America Outbound Summit as a delegate of Cook Islands Finance. He works hand in hand with Southpac Trust Limited, Southpac’s Cook Islands trustee company which was established in 1982, to preserve client interests and keep closely abreast of legal and industry developments in the Cook Islands.

Vasco Seabra Barreira
Partner
SBPS Legal

Vasco is a Portuguese Lawyer with vast experience in Immigration and Foreign Investment Advisory.

Vasco has a US Client base of more than 300 Clients which he represents in Portugal and abroad, providing a wide range of legal support in Immigration, Real Estate, Tax, Corporate Law, Litigation, amongst others.

Vasco is a Founding Partner at SBPS legal, a recently incorporated Boutique Law Firm based in Lisbon, where he is Co-Head of the Immigration Law and Real Estate Departments.

He was previously a Partner at CO Lawyers since 2019.

Kai Tian
Principal
Nautilus Family Office

Kai Tian is the Principal of Nautilus Family Office, a team dedicated to managing the wealth and preserving the legacies of high-net-worth families. With over 18 years in financial planning, asset management, and private equity, Kai has built a reputation as a trusted advisor in the family office space.

Before founding Nautilus Family Office in 2009, he was Director of Private Banking at a major international bank. His firm excels in offering tailored solutions that encompass estate planning, tax strategies, philanthropy, and investment management, specializing in multigenerational wealth growth and preservation.

Kai is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He is also a passionate advocate for education and mentorship. Kai frequently lectures at business schools and finance seminars, sharing his insights and experiences to nurture the next generation of financial leaders. He has been featured in various financial publications and panels discussing topics related to wealth management and family offices.

Malcolm Ferrante
Senior Manager – Immigration and Relocation
CSB Group

Malcolm is the esteemed Senior Manager of Immigration and Relocation at CSB Group, an Accredited Agent authorized by the Community Malta Agency, with license number AKM-CSBI-21, to act as a Licensed Agent for the Maltese Exceptional Investment Naturalisation (MEIN) and the Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP).

Since joining CSB Group in 2011, Malcolm has demonstrated a profound understanding of the Group’s unique 360° approach. With the backing of a professional team, he assists clients by giving them access to a range of specialized services including Investment Migration consultancy, Legal and Tax Advisory, Family Office Services, and more.

At the helm of the Investment Migration and Relocation Unit at CSB Group, Malcolm commands an impressive wealth of experience and expertise. He adeptly counsels discerning clients seeking alternative citizenship or residence, while offering invaluable personal and corporate tax advisory services to HNWIs interested in relocating to Malta.

Additionally, Malcolm assumes the pivotal role of Investment Migration Advisor at Malta Sotheby’s International Realty, a prestigious leader in luxury real estate in Malta and a CSB Group-associated brand. Through this advantageous collaboration, Investment Migration applicants receive unparalleled access to premier investment opportunities, all under the guidance of one trusted consultant.

Malcolm earned his ACCA qualification in January 2017 and furthered his expertise in 2018 by completing his Diploma/Professional Award in Taxation through the Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT). He is also a member of the highly-regarded Investment Migration Council (IMC), solidifying his commitment to excellence in the field.

Ambassador Jeffery Hadeed
Chairman of the Board
Citizenship by Investment Unit Antigua & Barbuda

Ambassador Jeffery Hadeed, a dynamic entrepreneur hailing from Antigua & Barbuda, serves as a driving force in various fields. Appointed as Chairman of the Board for the Citizenship by Investment Programme of Antigua & Barbuda and non-resident Ambassador to Italy, Hadeed embodies an unwavering commitment to progress.

With a career spanning 38 years, Hadeed’s versatile ventures underscore his enterprising spirit. His achievements include the establishment of seven thriving restaurants and engagement in diverse sectors encompassing marine sales and service, fashion, manufacturing, imports, and distribution. As a registered Agent for the CIP, he has evolved into a property development and management maven, curating an impressive villa estate portfolio that includes properties owned by esteemed fashion icon Giorgio Armani. A standout accomplishment is the creation of the South Point Antigua, an avant-garde 23-unit boutique condo hotel nestled in the historic enclave of English Harbour.

Educated at the University of Florida, Hadeed graduated with a degree in Business (Marketing). He further enriched his expertise by delving into fashion design at Milan’s prestigious Istituto Marangoni. Fluent in English and Italian, he commands a versatile linguistic arsenal, extending to French and Arabic and has travelled to more than 40 countries.

Hadeed’s journey exemplifies an individual who continually bridges cultures, sectors, and languages. His tenacity and acumen make him a pivotal figure in the landscape of entrepreneurship, investment, and diplomatic relations.

Mesepa TC Lafaialii-Petaia
Chief Manager Business Development Division
Samoa International Business Finance Centre

Mesepa is the Chief Manager for the Business Development Division at Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA). She is responsible for marketing and promoting Samoa’s international financial services under SIFA’s Marketing Company “Samoa International Business Finance Centre Ltd. (“Samoa IBFC)”.

Mesepa has over 14 years of experience in international financial services having worked as a legal officer in the registration, and compliance legal division before headlining the marketing and business development division of SIFA.

Mesepa has presented on behalf of SIFA at numerous international workshops and conferences. Having worked in all areas within SIFA, Mesepa’s business solutions and knowledge of the market demands in Samoa have allowed her to build networks with existing business partners and to develop business relationships with the new. Mesepa’s role is to increase investors’ interest in the wealth management solutions offered by Samoa through SIFA.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts majoring in Political Science; International Relations and History and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Auckland New Zealand.

Greg Reese
CEO
Reef Point USA

Greg Reese is the Founder, President, and CEO of AmeriEstate Legal Plan, Inc. and Reef Point, LLC. Both are based out of Costa Mesa, CA. Mr. Reese graduated with a B.S. in Finance from San Diego State University. He has more than 25 years of experience in Estate Planning, combined with his prior experience of 15 years in the Real Estate and financial services industry. Greg began his professional career in 1992 as a licensed realtor serving as a due diligence analyst specializing in real estate limited partnership offerings for LPL Financial. Shortly thereafter, Greg obtained his securities and insurance licenses and for the following 15 years helped his clients develop financial plans, managed securities, alternative investments, and insurance-related portfolios. During this time, Mr. Reese also actively engaged in real estate transactions for individuals, families, and business owners.

Greg founded AmeriEstate Legal Plan, Inc. in 1998 to focus on estate planning and asset protection planning which became an emerging need for his clients. In the past 20 years, AmeriEstate has served more than 40,000 clients, providing access to affordable expert estate and asset protection on planning services. Today, AmeriEstate – with its extensive provider attorney network, provides a wide range of services to its clients focused on everyday legal services designed to help clients protect what is important to them.

Greg frequently speaks to various groups and has been a guest on several radio programs on the Deferred Sales Trust, as well as topics of Living Trusts and other estate planning strategies, including Charitable and Asset Protec on Strategies.

Greg Ini Ally became involved with the Estate Planning Team in early 2016 and later was invited to apply to become a certified Trustee for the Deferred Sales Trust. Once verified and approved, Greg and his team have successfully completed millions of dollars in DST transactions. As a Trustee for the Deferred Sales Trust Greg has successfully assisted numerous clients as they sought to exit from businesses, real estate, and even rare collectibles. His clients have significantly benefited from deferring taxes on the sale of their appreciated assets.

Greg is a lifelong Southern California native with strong ties to the Orange County area. He and his wife Sue live in Newport Beach and have two young children, ages 12 and 14. He is an active volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts of America and a soccer referee for AYSO. In his leisure time, Greg enjoys playing tennis, swimming, skiing, and camping.

As a DST Trustee, Greg brings a unique multi-disciplinary approach to helping owners analyze their exit strategies while considering their tax, estate, and investment objectives and opinions.

Jie Zhu
Partner
PP&Co

Jie Zhu is a CPA and a Partner with PP&Co. Jie relocated to the United States from Beijing in 1996. She joined the firm in 1999, becoming a partner in 2017. Jie is Chair of PP&Co’s International Department and the Education Committee.

As a partner with PP&Co, Jie’s specialties include the following: assisting international businesses with accounting and tax needs; helping international investors with tax planning and tax compliance; pre-immigration tax planning for EB-5 investors and other interested parties; income tax planning and compliance for domestic business entities and individuals; and estate and gift tax planning and compliance.

As an active member of PrimeGlobal, the third largest international accounting association in the world, Jie is in a unique position to assist clients with International issues. With over 320 firms in 90 countries, PrimeGlobal provides the necessary resources to serve clients wherever they choose to live and/or do business. The knowledge and skills of Jie and her International team, paired with the connections of PrimeGlobal, make an unbeatable combination to meet your international needs.

As well as being a CPA, Jie holds a Certificate in US International Tax and Personal Financial Specialist Credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Jie is very active in the local community. Notably, in 2019 Jie was named by the Silicon Valley Business Journal to their esteemed list of Women Of Influence. Jie is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English.

Colin Bishop
Managing Director
Reef View Enterprises Ltd.

Colin Bishop is the founder and managing director of Reef View Enterprises Ltd. (RVE), which specializes in investment migration services, including Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Residency by Investment (RBI), for clients around the world, and is the premier licensed local CBI agent in Grenada.

An entrepreneur at heart, his entrance into the investment migration industry started with the belief that the inflows from CBI could significantly transform and diversify Grenada’s economy. He thrives on the fast-paced nature of the business and making connections that would benefit both the clients and the islands’ economy.

In his downtime, he enjoys spending weekends on the beach with his four children or relaxing by the pool. He also enjoys a good book with his current top picks being “The Daily Laws” by Robert Greene or ‘Your Next Five Moves” by Patrick Bet-David.

Recently attaining a license to operate within St Lucia’s CBI program, He endeavors to continue growing within the industry with aspirations of Reef View Enterprises Ltd. becoming the region’s largest service provider of pre and post-migration services with expansion into the real estate sector.

Cynthia Brittain
Partner
Karlin & Peebles, LLP

Cindy Brittain focuses her practice on high-net-worth multinational families and individuals who require expertise in sophisticated cross border income and estate tax planning strategies for themselves and their global companies. Working closely with family members, Cindy obtains a comprehensive understanding of their values and dynamics, ensuring that unique personal and business goals are achieved. Cindy’s extensive experience includes advising families on the complex issues relevant to pre-immigration planning, international corporate tax, and both international and domestic wealth and asset transfer strategies. Cindy also has extensive experience with cross-border regulatory laws that affect U.S. domestic planning as well as with U.S. tax compliance under the several voluntary disclosure regimes.

Cindy served as Nothern Trust’s Director of Inbound Wealth Advisory, as a national resource advising clients and Northern Trust internally on inter national regulatory compliance. She was instrumental in integrating the trust company’s affirmative defenses globally to the U.K. Criminal Finances Act of 2017.

She previously worked at a major accounting firm within its international mergers and acquisitions group, and has continued to advise clients on the effective integration of their global business operations into the U.S. tax regime. Over the course of her career, she has worked with clients in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Mainland China, India, and the United States to develop overall income and estate planning strategies on behalf of large global families.

Jeremy Savory
Founder and CEO
Savory and Partners

Jeremy is the founder and CEO of Savory and Partners, one of the world’s leading HNW citizenship by investment firms. With over 15 years of experience in the RBI and CBI industry, he frequently champions the benefits of global citizenship to investors and governments alike.

He started the company in 2011 with his wife and Managing Director, Helena Savory.

As custodian of a family business with roots stretching over 200 years, Jeremy understands his clients’ needs are based on empowering the next generation with self-sovereignty and the transition of wealth.

He has been named one of Arabian Business's 40 under 40 Most Influential Businessmen and featured in prestigious publications. Having lived on 3 continents, including 15 years in Dubai, Jeremy boasts a coveted global network of HNWIs, often the envy of many private banks.

Savory and Partners has coverage in over 20 jurisdictions, including Europe, and was the first firm to obtain all five authorized agent licenses for the governments of the Caribbean Islands. It has processed second passports for over 6,000 citizens with a 100% success rate.

In 2023, the company officially launched its Business Migration Division, with a focus on economic immigration programs such as the Canadian SUV, Portuguese D7, D2, and E2.

The award-winning company has a presence in 7 countries, with 60+ experts and headquarters in Dubai, UAE. A holder of more than one citizenship, Jeremy is a vocal advocate of greater due diligence and governance in residency and citizenship by the investment industry.

Angelo Robles
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Family Office Association

Angelo Robles knows a thing or two about wealthy families. He’s been working with them since 2008 when he founded Family Office Association, a global membership organization for UHNW families and their family offices. His members say that he delivers the finest in content and programming, including his own proprietary content on designing, accelerating and/or transforming single family offices to thrive generationally. Angelo emphasizes embracing innovation in the single family office. This includes creating appropriate benchmarks, implementing relevant technology, and updating processes to align with industry best practices.

Having worked with multiple generations of families for the past 12 years and their trusted advisors, Angelo has gained an enormous amount of intellectual capital on how UHNW families think and feel — and what motivates them.

Angelo is the founder of the Effective Family Office think tank and is creator of the “Family Office Masterclass Program Series” for families, their single family offices and their advisors. He also personally coaches a select group of global families and advisors.

He is a frequent source to top media outlets like Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal and Institutional Investor, and maintains a thought-leadership series via his podcast The Angelo Robles Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify and other platforms. He has also authored the book Effective Family Office: Best Practices and Beyond, which is available through Amazon. He is the co-author of Maximizing Your Single Family Office: Leveraging the Power of Outsourcing and Stress Testing.

As the founder and CEO of SFO Continuity & FamilyOffice TV, he focuses on helping families and their SFOs achieve family continuity in the face of a myriad of risks, vulnerabilities and distractions within and outside the family.

Russel Morgan
Principal and Founding Partner
Morgan Legal Group

Russel prides himself on his passion and advice to families, Chief Executive Officers of major corporations, high net worth individuals, multinational corporations, closely-held business owners, as well as all types of entrepreneurs and charitable organizations.

Russel Morgan, the company’s founder, guides you through strategies engaged with reports like wills, trusts, and beneficiaries. There are many more benefits to an estate plan. Moreover, in preparing for future issues, it’s essential to plan beforehand while keeping the importance of your home and family.

Russel is a graduate of New York Law School, LLOYD’S of London, and is admitted to practice in New York.

Yiannos Trisokka
Group CEO & Founder
Velment

Yiannos has served as the Managing Partner, Member of the Management Board, and Chairman of the Real Estate Committee of international companies operating in the investment migration industry.

For the past two decades, he has been entrenched in the real estate market of Cyprus and Greece. His comprehensive understanding of the market makes him a valuable consultant and partner to developers, estate agents, law firms, and financial services providers. This experience and his close cooperation with all stakeholders in this sector define him as an authoritative expert in the field. His track record spans every area of the real estate industry, from identifying plots that are suitable for development to consulting property developers in the design of desirable projects, serving investors, and delivering comprehensive after-sales services. He is also regarded as a specialist in identifying, handling, and managing distressed assets in a very resourceful way to achieve extraordinary win-win solutions for all parties involved.

Throughout his career, Yiannos has guided international investors, HNWI and ultra-HNWI to promising opportunities, often linked to citizenship via the Cyprus Investment Programme or Greece’s Golden Visa Programme.

Yiannos has been especially recognized for his ability to assess market offerings and balance them with investors’ needs. This understanding and appreciation of both sides of every transaction translate into profitable investment opportunities with realistic exit strategies that dovetail with each client’s individual financial planning.

Today Yiannos is the CEO and founder of Velment (https://velment.com/). With a presence in Cyprus, Vietnam, Greece, and Dubai, Velment specializes in serving an international clientele interested in investments in real estate linked to residency by investment programs around the world. Within that context, Velment offers comprehensive services, from buying and selling properties to after-sales services including property management and Real Estate Advisory services.

Koen Lozie
Managing Director
Aver Trustees Malta Limited

Koen Lozie is a Belgian international tax lawyer and certified European financial and estate planner. Among other degrees, he holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown Law School (D.C., 1991) where he specialized in U.S. international taxation and outbound US planning in particular. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Planning Practitioners and the International Tax Planning Association. He also holds certifications in U.S. life insurance planning.

Most to all of his clients are expatriates, High Net Worth Individuals with roots in continental Europe, the Mediterranean, and Latin America. In the past, he has advised celebrities and their private bankers in Monaco, Switzerland, and Portugal. Among his clients, today are ultra-high net worth clients whereof several are on Forbes lists.

Before setting up his own firm he worked in tax in Belgium, with a private bank in Luxembourg and the Channel Islands and the Caribbean. Today he is active mainly from Malta from where he runs a regulated trustee company and manages private family foundations worldwide.

Being an expatriate and dual resident himself he has particular affinity and experience with migrating clients and families spread over several jurisdictions. He is a dual resident of Malta and Luxembourg and has an office in Zürich.

Silvio Cilia
Founding Partner
Corrieri Cilia

Silvio Cilia is a Maltese warranted lawyer and founding partner at Corrieri Cilia. Silvio holds a doctorate in law from the University of Malta as well as an LL.M from Leiden International Tax Centre in the Netherlands. He also holds a diploma in trust law and administration.

Silvio is a specialist in international direct and indirect taxation, corporate, trust law, and immigration. His experience includes advising international corporate and private clients and families doing business or settling in Malta.

He also serves on the board of directors of a number of companies and collective investment schemes based in Malta. Silvio is a member of the International Fiscal Association, the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, the Chamber of Advocates of Malta and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Derren Hayden Joseph
Partner
HTJ Tax

Derren has successfully completed the Comparative Tax Program at Harvard University and is an EA (Enrolled Agent). As an EA, he has been admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to represent taxpayers in all 50 states and internationally. He has 2 Masters Degrees in Economics and a Certified Diploma from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK).

Derren has also done Executive Education with Columbia Business School in New York City, and has completed Advanced Tax coursework at both New York University and the University of London.

He had his views published in the Singapore Business Review, Forbes Asia, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, the International Business Structuring Association (in the UK), Offshore Alert, and the (Trinidad) Guardian. And has given “in person” seminars on tax issues in the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, The Philippines, Portugal, Hong Kong, the UAE, and the Caribbean.

Derren is currently a member of the Briefing Group advising The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of the City of London on current and emerging international tax issues. Derren enjoys writing and has published 3 books on taxation, one of which was an Amazon Best Seller in 2020.

Geraldine Noel
Managing Partner
Acumum Legal & Advisory

Geraldine Noel is a highly experienced, award-winning barrister, licensed in the UK, Ireland and Malta, with over 30 years of experience in the legal field – including positions held in the UK, Switzerland, the USA, Malta, and the Cayman Islands. She has worked for private individuals, startups, and several multi-national companies and has a vast knowledge of private client, corporate, energy, tax, and tech law.

Geraldine obtained an LLM in US law from Fordham University of Law, NYC, where she lived and worked for 5 years – including holding a position at MetLife, NYC. Having obtained a US Green Card, Geraldine decided to return to Europe and moved to Malta where she renounced her rights to the US Green Card.

In Malta, Geraldine founded Acumum Legal & Advisory a boutique set of licensed legal, corporate, and trust companies. Geraldine is an Accredited Agent on behalf of the Maltese Government to represent clients in applications for Maltese citizenship services and all Maltese residency programs. Acumum also introduces clients to citizenship and residency programs in the EU and the Caribbean.

Leonardo Marques dos Santos
Partner
Miranda & Associados

Leonardo is a Professor of Tax Law and International Tax Law at the Portuguese Catholic University, where he teaches undergraduate, master’s, and postgraduate courses. He is a Partner at Miranda & Associates and a tax arbitrator at the Administrative Arbitration Center (CAAD).

Leonardo holds a Ph.D. in Tax Law from the Portuguese Catholic University, where he also graduated, obtained an LL.M. (Adv.) in International Tax Law from the International Tax Centre (Leiden University), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation from the Instituto Superior de Gestão. His research agenda focuses, particularly, on the domestic and international taxation of charitable donations and non-profit organizations, as well as the taxation of individuals.

Julia Shamini Chase
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gold Leaf Consulting

Julia Shamini Chase is a trailblazing regulatory attorney and compliance specialist based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). As the Founder and CEO of Gold Leaf Consulting Limited, Julia has established herself as a leading expert in legal regulatory services, compliance consulting, and innovative business solutions.

With an impressive track record, Julia has earned the trust and confidence of numerous renowned international financial services firms, fintech companies, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Her expertise lies in providing business-centric guidance, structuring solutions, and navigating complex regulatory landscapes. Her invaluable insights have been instrumental in assisting high-net-worth individuals across the USA, UK, UAE, and Europe, in establishing operating entities with lucrative cross-border operations and solutions utilizing BVI business companies and products.

Julia’s influence extends beyond legal and regulatory matters. Recognizing the comprehensive needs of her clients, she has also embraced the role of a primary family office consultant. By leveraging her extensive network, Julia ensures her clients have access to optimal banking solutions and can tap into leading experts in various jurisdictions Worldwide.

Julia’s relentless pursuit of excellence and her deep understanding of the ever-evolving financial landscape have made her a trusted advisor and a sought-after speaker at conferences and industry events. Her passion for her work and her commitment to providing tailored solutions to her clients are the driving forces behind her success.

Adenike Sicard
Consultant for Marketing and Business Development
BVI Finance

Adenike Sicard currently serves as a Consultant for Marketing and Business Development at BVI Finance. With over two decades of law practice within the British Virgin Islands financial services industry, she is a seasoned professional with expansive industry insight.

Throughout her career, Adenike has been an active participant in various local and international marketing and business development events. These have included BVI Finance roadshows, panel discussions, and forums held in cities across Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America. Her participation aimed to enhance the BVI’s global presence and awareness.

Representing BVI Finance, Adenike connects clients with legal and service providers located within the BVI. Her extensive legal experience encompasses key practice areas integral to the financial services industry. This broad background, combined with her intimate knowledge of the field enables her to effectively promote the advantages of using BVI’s financial services and its available legal products.

Adenike has authored numerous articles on various financial services legislation in the BVI, showcasing her deep understanding of the industry’s regulatory landscape. She obtained her law degree from the University of the West Indies and a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

João Baptista
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Spark Capital Lda

João spearheads the investment management function at Celtis being the curator of the group’s portfolio. João is also the CEO and co-founder of the Spark Group.

He has several years of experience across the globe in various industries including finance, real estate and management consulting. João is a specialist in business strategy with an extensive track record in investing in Portugal.

João Baptista has always been fascinated by entrepreneurs and business, and ended up doings his Bachelor at NOVA SBE, one of the best business schools in Portugal, and his Masters at HEC School of Management in Paris, one of the top business schools in Europe, to pursue his dream of setting up his own company.

João’s professional career began in Germany, in the strategy department of a European space industrial conglomerate (Astrium). Due to his fascination over Chinese economic growth, João relocated to Beijing, where he met his Spark Capital business partner, Inês.

Within 2 years João was speaking mandarin fluently and elaborating his business plan to start Spark Capital. The Spark Group achieved 38 million Eur in sales in 2021 and more than 40 developed projects.

Duarte Calheiros Menezes
Fund Manager & Partner
BlueCrow Capital

Duarte is currently a partner and fund manager at Bluecrow Capital, which he joined in 2014. With over fifteen years of experience in the financial sector, he is specialized in asset structuring and management, with extensive knowledge in venture capital and private equity fund management.

Duarte concluded his degree in economics and master’s in finance at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, one of the best business schools in Europe, and acquired experience in futures and options trading throughout the first five years of his career, working in large companies like OSTC Group.

As an investment professional, had the privilege of achieving consistent results over the years, drawing upon his asset and risk management expertise, he strives to navigate volatile markets diligently, identifying opportunities that benefit clients and minimize risks. Since 2018 as a fund manager, Duarte has been fortunate to provide leadership that has exceeded performance targets, delivering impressive returns through well-tailored strategies, and contributing to notable growth and optimization of portfolios.

Since 2020 led a massive fundraising campaign for the Bluecrow Growth Fund and Innovation Fund Series, which raised an impressive sum of more than €100 million, he also led the establishment of critical operational functions for BlueCrow Capital, which simultaneously involved the creation of onboarding procedures that streamlined the process of raising new investors, ensuring the smooth running and performance of the investor relations department, always taking into consideration the process established by the legal department, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and ethical practices.

Mark Roberts
Senior Vice President
Western Alliance Bank

Mark Roberts is a senior vice president at Western Alliance Bank. Western Alliance Bank, headquartered in Phoenix AZ, is a publicly traded bank with over $65B in assets. Over his 13 years at the bank Mark has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the U.S. International Trade Finance Advisory Counsel, has sat on the boards of Global Ties U.S., a non-profit organization that promotes international student exchange programs, and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, an organization dedicated to providing forums that explore critical foreign policy issues and building enduring international connections. Mark has also served as the treasurer for the Arizona District Export Council and served as the Co-Chair of the Banking Committee for Invest in USA, the national trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center immigration program.

Mark and his colleague, Lisa Alberti, understand the evolving geopolitical landscape has made global banking more challenging. Together they have resolved to create an easier path for global companies and family offices to establish U.S. banking relationships to facilitate business activities in the U.S. and beyond. By taking the uniquely different approach of viewing compliance as a competitive advantage, Mark and Lisa have developed a system that makes opening accounts and banking in the U.S. easier for qualified global organizations. Through Western Alliance Bank’s Global Markets team, Mark and Lisa facilitate the corporate treasury needs of global business operations including foreign exchange currency payments, foreign exchange hedging, and letters of credit.

Krista Victorio
Managing Partner
Orience

Krista Victorio is a Managing Partner at Orience, a specialist in the Spain and Greece residency by investment programs. Orience covers all aspects of the client journey within its full-service team, including an in-house legal, tax, processing, asset search, and property management team. Having pursued the Spanish “golden visa” program herself, Krista brings unique insights to the table, fusing both personal and professional experience to advise both clients and partners on all aspects of the process. Krista obtained a Master of Accounting from USC in Los Angeles and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. Orience has offices in Barcelona and Madrid, and soon to be Valencia and Malaga.

Ricardo Cambra La Duke
Founding Partner
CLD Legal

With 24 years of experience, Ricardo is an expert in Corporate Structures, Private Interest Foundations, Tax and Estate Planning, Real Estate Investments, Asset Protection, Immigration, and Foreign Investment.

He currently successfully advises domestic and international companies, individuals, and families from multiple sectors, in the protection of their businesses and assets from legal risks, while investing, migrating, or growing their businesses in Panama.

Also, has a track record advising multinational personnel, and international investors on investment opportunities, visa processes, and the design of personalized solutions to ensure a successful transition to a new business and life in Panama.

Furthermore, Ricardo Cambra has extensive experience in various commercial concerns, including contract drafting and negotiation, corporate governance assistance, intellectual property, structuring and management of complex corporate restructuring, and representing sellers and purchasers in multiple commercial transactions. He has also worked with litigation counsels to assist clients in effectively and promptly resolving various commercial and family disputes.

He holds an LL. B., from Santa Maria La Antigua University (Panama); Superior studies in International Tax Law, Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and has completed multiple local and international programs organized by International Legal Training (New York), International Tax Planning Association, International Bar Association, IBFD in Amsterdam, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and the American Bar Association, on international transactions, tax planning, due diligence, asset protection, among many others.

Tomás Castro de Sá
Investment Professional
Oxy Capital

Tomás is a Senior Associate on the investment team, Head of Oxy Capital Real Estate Strategy, and sits on the Investment Committee.

His transaction experience as a member of the Growth & Buyout investment team includes multiple deals in diversified sectors, including the most successful transaction of Fund I. Since 2021, Tomás has been also leading the fundraising and execution efforts of Oxy Capital’s real estate dedicated fund, having raised capital mostly from a diversified base of US private investors.

Before joining Oxy Capital in 2017, he worked as a Summer Business Analyst in the Financial Sponsors team at Kearney.

Tomás holds a master’s degree in Finance from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Nova School of Business and Economics.

Adhar Srivastava
Founder and Chairman
International Merchant Bank Limited

Adhar Srivastava is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the International Merchant Bank Limited, an International Bank located in Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis. International Merchant Bank Limited provides corporate banking, private banking, and trade finance services to clients worldwide. Mr. Srivastava is responsible for the overall strategic direction, growth, and safety of the Bank. He has developed critical correspondent relationships for the bank and empowered his management team to succeed.

Mr. Srivastava is also the owner of Surya Capitale Securities, a FINRA and SIPC registered broker-dealer with having head office on Wall Street in New York. He is also the owner of Soleil Motors SRL is a luxury sportscar manufacturing company based in Milan, Italy.

Mr. Srivastava holds an undergraduate degree from NYU in Philosophy and an Executive MBA from Columbia University, London Business School, and Hong Kong University. He is also ICC-certified in UCP 600 and documentary collections and is ACAMS-certified. He is based in NYC.

Jeffery Hadeed
Chairman of the Board
Antigua Citizenship Investment Unit

Ambassador Jeffery Hadeed, a dynamic entrepreneur hailing from Antigua & Barbuda, serves as a driving force in various fields. Appointed Chairman of the Board for the Citizenship by Investment Programme of Antigua & Barbuda and non-resident Ambassador to Italy, Hadeed embodies an unwavering commitment to progress.

With a career spanning 38 years, Hadeed’s versatile ventures underscore his enterprising spirit. His achievements include the establishment of seven thriving restaurants and engagement in diverse sectors encompassing marine sales and service, fashion, manufacturing, imports, and distribution. As a registered Agent for the CIP, he has evolved into a property development and management maven, curating an impressive villa estate portfolio that includes properties owned by esteemed fashion icon Giorgio Armani. A standout accomplishment is the creation of the South Point Antigua, an avant-garde 23-unit boutique condo hotel nestled in the historic enclave of English Harbour.

Educated at the University of Florida, Hadeed graduated with a degree in Business (Marketing). He further enriched his expertise by delving into fashion design at Milan’s prestigious Istituto Marangoni. Fluent in English and Italian, he commands a versatile linguistic arsenal, extending to French and Arabic, and has traveled to more than 40 countries.

Hadeed’s journey exemplifies an individual who continually bridges cultures, sectors, and languages. His tenacity and acumen make him a pivotal figure in the landscape of entrepreneurship, investment, and diplomatic relations.

Timur Sitdikov
Founder and Managing director
World Talents

Timur Sitdikov is a founder and managing director at World Talents. With over 10 years of experience in investment migration service, he has supported 100+ HNWIs from various regions looking to move and invest in foreign jurisdictions. Timur strongly believes that by transferring knowledge and talent across the globe and centers of innovation and by providing researchers and startup founders with the necessary resources, he and his team create economic opportunities and benefit society. Timur works closely with universities, R&D institutions, and designated organizations to facilitate the immigration of talented people and startups to Canada, the US, the UK, Cyprus, France, Portugal, and other popular destinations. Having an extensive background in international investment migration and tax law, Timur carefully guides his clients through the world’s innovative landscape and helps local businesses thrive globally. He consulted various investment organizations and helped more than 100 clients, their families, and businesses move to places that are more suitable for achieving their goals and contribute to the development of global startups and R&D.

Antonio Guerreiro
Executive Director
Algarve Evolution

Through his commitment to effective communication and collaborative partnerships, Antonio Guerreiro has been building strategic bridges between tech startups, top talent, and visionary investors.

He is a versatile and forward-thinking professional with a unique combination of experience in implementing and managing projects both in the technology and innovation space (PT) and in the entertainment (USA) and hospitality (UK) industries.

Since 2015, Antonio has been connected to the Portuguese startup ecosystem, as co-founder of a startup, and a member of ideation and acceleration programs and national competitions as a participant, mentor, and jury.

Rogelio Carrasquillo
Managing Shareholder
Carrasquillo Law Group P.C.

Rogelio “Roy” Carrasquillo is the Managing Shareholder of Carrasquillo Law Group and Chair of its EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Services and Compliance and Securities Practices. He has been providing strategic guidance and advice to clients in a variety of complex and sophisticated legal transactions for over 20 years.

Roy represents public and private clients using EB-5 as a source of capital, filing for EB-5 Regional Center designation, investors evaluating their options at the redeployment stage, as well as developers seeking to raise capital using the EB-5 Program. He is experienced with public-private partnership projects using EB-5 funds, Opportunity Zones and Tax Credits.

Roy graduated from Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. and is admitted to practice in New York and Puerto Rico.

Diego Ortiz de Zevallos
Deputy Administrator
ProPanama

As a graduate of Panama’s Santa Maria la Antigua University (USMA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science, he holds numerous specializations, including in Business Creation from the University of Louisville (Panama), International Relations and Negotiations from the University of Palermo (Argentina), International Trade from George Washington University (United States), and Project Management and Design from the Organization of American States (OAS).

Before occupying his actual position as Executive Deputy Director of PROPANAMA, Mr.Ortiz de Zevallos was the lead advisor in the Office of the Vice Minister of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Panama. During his professional career, he has worked as a lawyer at Zúñiga & Associates, specializing in international trade law.

With experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as in trade law, international relations, regional integration, legal advisory, and business administration, Mr. Ortiz de Zevallos has served as Chief of Staff of Panama’s Vice Ministry of Foreign Relations, Deputy Director of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Economic and Legal Advisor in the Embassy of Panama to the Organization of American States (OAS), where he worked on several Committees, including on Inter-American Summit Management and Civil Society Participation in OAS Activities, Administrative and Budgetary Affairs, Migration Issues, and Legal and Political Affairs.

Mr. Ortiz de Zevallos has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary on special missions and has been Panama’s representative in multiple assemblies and meetings before the OAS, the UN, the Central American Integration System (SICA), the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), in addition to participating in various international missions and high-level bilateral meetings held with other States.

Madalena Monteiro
Lawyer
NSMLawyers

Madalena is a Lisbon-based immigration attorney with extended experience in immigration planning and assistance to HNWI in Portugal.
Together with NSMLAWYERS, Madalena is responsible for almost a thousand Golden Visa applicants worldwide. Madalena takes care of the processes from A to Z.

Rahim Lakhani
President and CEO
The Lakhani Group

As a nuclear engineer, he has extensive experience in managing all aspects of large-scale power plant projects, including project coordination, design, and construction execution. In addition, he has taken on the role of investor, focusing on distressed assets and restructuring companies in the operations stage, leading them to become profitable ventures. He holds a Degree in Engineering from the prestigious University of Waterloo in Canada, where he gained a strong foundation in engineering principles and practices.

To complement his engineering background, he has also pursued certifications in the field of finance, obtaining certification in Marketing of Credit to Consumers, Marketing of Mortgage Credit, and Credit Intermediation and receiving licensing with the Bank of Portugal. These credentials demonstrate his proficiency in various aspects of finance and his ability to provide valuable insights and guidance to clients seeking financial advice.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, he has also been actively involved in his community, serving as the past Chairman of the Jubilee Real Estate Alliance in Ontario, Canada. Through this role, he has gained valuable experience in community engagement and leadership, further enhancing his ability to connect with people from all walks of life.

Overall, his diverse range of experiences and expertise make him a valuable asset to any team or project and his dedication to excellence and commitment to lifelong learning ensures that he is always striving to improve and stay ahead of the curve in his field.

Matthew Rappaport
Vice Managing Partner
Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP

Matthew chairs FRB’s Taxation and Private Client Groups. He concentrates his practice in Taxation as it relates to Real Estate, Closely Held Businesses, Private Equity Funds, Family Offices and Trusts & Estates.

He advises clients regarding tax planning, structuring, and compliance for commercial real estate projects, all stages of the business life cycle, generational wealth transfer, family business succession, and executive compensation. He also collaborates with other attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, bankers, and insurance professionals when they encounter matters requiring a threshold level of tax law expertise.

Matthew is known for his work on complex deals involving advanced tax considerations, such as Section 1031 Exchanges, the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program, Freeze Partnerships, Private Equity Mergers & Acquisitions, and Qualified Small Business Stock.

He has served as a trusted advisor for prominent real estate funds, executives of multinational corporations, venture capitalists, successful startup businesses, ultra-high net worth families, and clients seeking creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems requiring tax-focused analysis.

Jeffrey Verdon
Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP

Jeffrey Verdon is the Chair of the Asset Protection Planning Group at Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP, a NY based full-service law firm. Jeffrey is based in the Newport Beach, CA office, whose practice is focused on integrated estate planning with asset protection for affluent families and successful business owners. Jeffrey is the author of Estate Planning for Women Only, now in its 4 th edition; a regular speaker to professional organizations and financial conferences and has published over 25 articles with Kiplinger.com and a regular contributor to the Orange County Business Journal.

Zaher Fallahi
Tax Attorney and Founder
Law Offices of Zaher Fallahi

Zaher Fallahi, Attorney, CPA, is the founder of the Law Offices of Zaher Fallahi. He worked in private industry, prominent professional firms, and a major government agency before opening his own practice in 1992. Zaher is closely associated with other tax, business, and estate planning lawyers and has offices in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

The firm represents clients nationwide before the IRS, IRS-Criminal Investigation, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) with respect to Domestic & International Taxes, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Foreign Gifts, Foreign Inheritance, Cryptocurrency Tax, Offer-In-Compromise, Transfer of Money from overseas from Legal, Tax and Anti-Money Laundering viewpoint.

Zaher has testified before the court on tax and legal matters as an expert witness. He advises trial lawyers on tax-exempt status of their awards and tax deductibility of their losses under the tax law. Zaher has been recognized as a top tax attorney.