The Global Citizen Forum, a platform for exchange between all relevant Global Citizen stakeholders in an effort to build awareness, educate and promote the concept as a way of life, is set to take place on Sept.12 at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
The forum is being curated by Arton Capital as a result of the increasing number of second residency and citizenships being sought by high net worth individuals and their families from the Mena region.
The forum will serve as a platform to examine this trend and the benefits that come with it, as well as review the new immigrant investor programmes that are being offered by a number of countries.
Commenting on the launch of the forum, Armand Arton, CEO and president of Arton Capital and forum founder, said, “This is the ideal time to raise awareness and explain the importance of Global Citizenship to a broad audience. As of today, over 20 countries are engaged in attracting Global Citizens and their investment and it is crucial to have a transparent and informed discussion about this industry as it is estimated that the number of participating countries will double in the coming years.” The forum, which is the first annual event to discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of being a global citizen, will bring together distinguished speakers from government agencies, leading financial, legal experts and industry professionals such as the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economy and Public Administration of Antigua and Barbuda, Harold Lovell, and various ministers from Bulgaria and Hungary.
Some of the topics being covered will focus on the challenges of globalisation and attracting foreign investment through Investor Programmes for Residence and Citizenship, while using funds for creating additional jobs and financing government projects.
Other issues discussed on the panel will cover dual citizenship and global taxation strategies, diligence challenges and global mobility (travel the world visa-free).
Joseph Ghossoub, a Global Citizen and CEO of The Holding Group, will open the panel discussion about “Why he is one of the 25 most powerful Arabs and still needs a second passport.”
Ghossoub said, “The forum will provide a professional platform to discuss the phenomenal growth of second residency and citizenship programmes with relevant stakeholders. Being a global citizen has given me the opportunity to extend my business reach into different emerging markets and has provided me with future opportunities and security for my family.”
The Dubai premiere of The Global Citizen Forum will showcase a lively debate, encourage participants to engage with distinguished speakers and panellists and seek out answers on various current hot topics.