Highlights from the Forum included: Asset Protection for a Dangerous World; How to Safeguard Your Wealth in a World Drowning in Printed Paper Money; Private Equity, Global Opportunity and the Conversion of Demographic Trends Makes Latin America the Place to be Now; The Last Dominoes: Seldom-Discussed Economic Factors with a Historical Perspective; Double Digit Returns in a Zero-Percent World; The Last, Best Loop Hole for Tax-Deferred Growth and Investment; Global Banking: What You Need to Know; Tax Considerations for US Citizens Living, Working & Retiring Abroad; US Capital Controls – Are They Hidden in the New Jobs Bill (H.R.2847)?: Retirement Incentives and Structures for Holding and Protecting Assets in Belize among others.
Paul German - Manager of Excotic Caye Beach Resort, Hon. Wilfred Elrington - guest speaker and Michael K. Cobb - CEO, ECI Development, Ltd
Presenters included Joel M. Nagel, Esquire, Nagel & Associates, LLC; Egon von Greyerz, Founder, Matterhorn Asset Management AG, Zurich, Switzerland; Michael K. Cobb, CEO, ECI Development, Ltd; Hank Brock, CEO, Mutual Benefit International Group, Ltd; Brad Thomason, CPA, The Jefferson Group, LLC; Peter Nolan, President, Karlsberg International Insurance Corporation, Ltd.; Peter Zipper, President Caye International Bank, Ltd.; Maurice Glazer, CEO, Glazer Financial Network; Trevor Bradley, Georgetown Trust, Ltd. among others.
Michael Cobb, Chairman and CEO of ECI (Exotic Caye International) Development opened with a formal introduction to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Wilfred Elrington and a welcome to all in attendance.
Hon. Wilfred Elrington, in his introduction, offered his gratitude to the forum for their consideration of Belize as a recipient for their investments, while pointing out the various aspects of Belize that makes it ideal for investing and retiring. Following his welcome, Hon. Elrington went on to give a brief history of the beginnings of the country, from a British Colony to present while pointing the areas where the country can be improved – and where investment would be most welcomed.
Following the speech by Hon. Elrington, dinner (in the form of a Beach Bar-B-Q) was blessed and served under the tent on the beach.