Tanya Johnson to Attend the 13th Annual Global Citizenship Conference in London

The Event Will Focus on Issues of Migration, Including Global Mobility, Legislation, and Financial Stability

As an advocate for refugees around the world, Tanya Johnson will attend the 13th Annual Henley & Partners’ Global Citizenship Conference, the world’s largest and most significant conference on investment migration. According to the United Nations, the number of migrants around the world continues to grow, reaching 272 million in 2019, nearly doubling since the late 1990s. Investment immigration can help nations around the world better adapt to these changes.

This year’s event will take place from November 11th to 13th at the Rosewood London Hotel. Learn more about investment immigration and how it can benefit nations around the world.

What Is Investment Immigration?

Investment immigration is when an individual invests in a foreign country in exchange for citizenship or a green card. Also known as citizenship-by-investment programs or the golden visa, these programs are designed to attract wealthy investors to countries around the world, while advancing the interests and welfare of the host nation. The investment must meet a set of requirements in order to qualify for investment immigration. For example, the US EB-5 visa program requires applicants to invest anywhere from $500,000 to a million dollars in the U.S., depending on the location, in order to be eligible for citizenship or a green card. The investment must also either create or preserve at least 10 jobs in the U.S. These funds are then managed and funneled through several domestic agencies.

Investment immigration creates a win-win scenario for the applicant and their host nation. Applicants can become citizens of the world with citizenship in multiple countries, while the host nation can build up its infrastructure and the local economy. Many applicants tend to be wealthy Chinese searching for a better life outside their home country. For example, more than three-quarters of the applicants to Canada’s (since canceled) immigrant investor program were Chinese.

Investments typically include building new pieces of real estate or starting a new business. These programs can lead to more and better paying domestic jobs, increased access to healthcare, and a higher quality of life for residents. More investments can help these countries gain access to new industries and technology, paving the way for a brighter future.

However, investment immigration can also lead to fraud, corruption, and money laundering, especially if the host nation has few safeguards in place. Applicants may use this opportunity to escape persecution in their home countries, but offenders can also use these programs to avoid criminal prosecution. Every country must have laws in place to protect against corruption. Applicants and their investments must benefit the nation as a whole, not just the individual.  

Attending This Year’s Global Citizenship Conference

This year’s event will include over 450 attendees and guest speakers, including high-profile industry leaders, international service providers, as well as senior government officials that set international immigration policies. This year’s list of guest speakers includes: Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, H.E. Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, and General David H. Petraeus AO, Former US Army General and Former Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The agenda for this year’s conference includes dozens of events aimed at improving and reforming the world’s investment immigration programs, such as how investment immigration can improve the health and education of the local population, how these programs can lead to sustainability and upward economic mobility, and how to protect host nations from crime, money laundering, and terrorism.

Other topics include Brexit and how the U.K.’s leaving of the E.U. will affect investment immigration throughout Europe, how global mobility can contribute to both populism and liberalism, and how digital technology can enhance security for both applicants and host nations.  

The Global Citizenship Conference gives the international community a chance to discuss and collaborate on a number of important issues. During her visit, Tanya Johnson plans to attend several scheduled speaking events and socialize with other experts in the field of investment immigration. As an experienced businesswoman with a commitment to economic and environment sustainability, Tanya Johnson knows how to navigate the economic and humanitarian concerns that come with global migration. She plans on advocating for increased global migration, while helping host nations find eligible candidates that can further their domestic interests.

Stay tuned for more news as Tanya Johnson continues her travels around the world.

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