BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, July 23, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris drew the attention and interest of hundreds of investment immigration professionals to the offerings under the Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) Programme of the twin island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis when he addressed a gala that recognized the Top 100 Global Migration Agency CEOs on Sunday (July 22) evening.

The awards ceremony, held as part of the 2018 Uglobal Immigration Convention in Los Angeles, California, recognized the leadership of the top migration agencies worldwide, with a portion of the proceeds from the event expected to be donated to Willow International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against human trafficking.

Prime Minister Harris, who was one of two officials given the opportunity to address the gala, stated that the black tie gala event represented a significant marketing value for St. Kitts and Nevis with tremendous opportunities for expanding the Federation’s CBI programme to new markets.

Dr. Harris commended the hundreds of immigration professionals for their commitment, support and diligence in maintaining the high standards of the global economic citizenship industry and for pressing forward with the advancement of the industry.

Also present at Sunday night’s awards ceremony were representatives Malta, Dominica, Saint Lucia and other CBI participating jurisdictions around the world.

Later today (Monday, July 23), the St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister will deliver the keynote address on the successes, challenges and opportunities for the citizenship by investment industry when the 2018 Uglobal Immigration Convention in Los Angeles, California, officially gets underway at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites.

Attendees of the two-day convention, who represent a wide range of investment immigration professionals including migration agencies, foreign intermediaries, project developers, service providers and international marketing agents, are expected to discuss and deliberate on topics such as Changes Impacting the Industry, Enhanced CBI Due Diligence, Best Practices for CBI and RBI Programmes, Emerging Trends in Residency by Investment Programmes, and Understanding the CBI Marketplace.