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IREIS 2016 kicks off with dual citizenship offers

The International Real Estate and Investment Show (IREIS) 2016 will open dual citizenship opportunities to investors as it kicks off tomorrow at Abu Dhabi National Convention Centre (ADNEC).

The eighth edition IREIS 2016 will target investors and consumers rather than trade visitors, drawing 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, the three-day event aims to spotlight the latest investment opportunities in the real estate sector across the Middle East, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.

As part of the agenda, the event will host a free-to-attend international conference to highlight key global and regional real estate market trends as well as dual citizenship opportunities for investors through convening panelists and experts from leading real estate firms across the region.

The conference will open with a panel session titled ‘UAE Investors Looking At The World and Back Home’ chaired by David Godchaux, CEO of CORE – SAVILLS, UAE and headlined by Ahmet Kayhan, Founder and CEO , REIDIN, Anas Halabi , Associate Director , CORE – SAVILLS, Naseer Aka, Head of Real Estate, Rasmalla and Fiona McClafferty , Senior Manager, Deloitte LLP.

This will be followed by a panel discussion entitled Citizen by Investment (CBI) – Moderated by Sam Bayat, CEO, Bayat Legal Services, the panel will discuss various aspects of investing or buying property in exchange for citizenship or residency, commonly referred to as dual citizenship. Providing expatriates aspiring for dual citizenship opportunities with considerations and options relevant to the current landscape, the session will be headlined by Armand Arton, President, Arton Capital, Micha - Rose Emmet, Group Managing Director, CS Global Partners and Charles Savva, Managing Director, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates.


Antoine Georges, Managing Director, DOME Exhibitions, organisers of IREIS 2016, said: “The International Real Estate & Investment Conference at IREIS 2016 is an interactive platform designed to engage and provide participants with an in-depth look into all relevant topics focused on real estate investment. The diversity of speaker profiles and their perspectives that will be presented in the conference make it a unique opportunity to track up-to-date market trends - especially for those keen on learning the benefi­ts of visa-free travel and diverse second citizenship and residency options.”

In addition to the pavilion highlighting overseas investor citizenship and migration programmes from different countries, IREIS 2016 will also include dedicated country pavilions of Spain, and Pakistan. The Spanish Pavilion will feature major developers from Spain spotlighting an extensive range of high-end investment opportunities within bespoke and increasingly popular areas.

The show will also host the second Pakistan Property Exhibition highlighting key real estate investment opportunities in Pakistan and facilitate investments of UAE-based non-resident Pakistanis (NRPs) in the bourgeoning real estate market in their home country. 

Furthermore, an intensive day of carefully coordinated one-to-one meetings and informal networking sessions are planned to showcase international property projects and facilitate partnerships between foreign property suppliers and local agents in the Middle East market. IREIS 2016 will also include country-specific presentations, business networking opportunities and investor meetings.

Dome Exhibitions hosts exhibitions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and helps businesses in the UAE extend their reach and enhance their visibility in the global marketplace.