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The Scoop Behind TDV's First Ever Urgent, "Crisis Conference"

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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

There are a lot of questions about our upcoming Crisis Conference in Panama and I figured the best way to answer them all would be in this format.

As you may know, and as I said recently, “2014 May Be The Last Year To Salvage Your Assets“.  And yes, I believe that.  Especially if you are an American with most of your assets still inside the US.  I went on to give the “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Outside of the Western Financial System Now“.  All of the top 5 reasons were actually taken verbatim from governmental actions and warnings actually stating that they will be making it much harder to internationalize your assets and actually absconding with pension funds and seizing funds from bank accounts in the US and the western world… and soon.

Sound crazy?  Well, that might be because you never heard this talked about openly in mainstream media.  The US media now is a direct department of the government.  They do not allow the truth to be told… for if the truth were told it would cause widespread panic.

Last year, the country of Cyprus closed all banks and took nearly 50% of each account holders funds… outright… in what they called a “bank bail-in”.  Bank bail-in clauses have already been put into legislation in Canada, Australia and throughout Europe.  Jim Sinclair, chairman and chief executive officer of Tanzania Royalty Exploration Corp., and whose family started Goldman Sachs, Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers, and others, has been warning of this for a while. “Bail-ins are coming to North America without any doubt, and will be remembered as the ‘Great Leveling,’ or the ‘great Flushing’. Not only can it happen here, but it will happen here…It stands on legal grounds by legal precedent both in the US, Canada and the UK,” said Sinclair. The western world’s banking system would make Vladimir Lenin very proud.

Even if the US government doesn’t do a bank bail-in in the near future they have already announced that the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) will come into effect in July of 2014.  This, essentially, is a form of capital controls that will make it very difficult, if not impossible, for an American to internationalize their assets once the law has passed.

All of this is public record… but most people don’t know about it because they don’t want you to know.

For some more color on the situation I highly recommend listening to this interview with Lindsey Williams on King World News.

Lindsey Williams has a number of very high level financial and political elite contacts and has a good track record of giving out inside information from the elites in the past and he is saying that the elites know a financial collapse is coming and not only know about it but have been planning it in order to decimate the western society and bring in a new world order (essentially more governmental control).

Now, what he is saying could all be hearsay or crazy conspiracy theories but all of the proof that this is in progress is all publicly available and we have been reporting on it for nearly four years.

This isn’t a crazy idea.  In fact this has been done before numerous times… first to usher in the Federal Reserve and income tax in the US in 1913 and then subsequently after the orchestrated Great Depression to gain further control.

The Chicago Tribune knew the plan in 1934 and printed this cartoon.

That cartoon was unbelievably prophetic… right down to the sign, signifying the people in government, saying, “YOUNG PINKIES FROM COLUMBIA AND HARVARD”. Notice a statue-esque Josef Stalin thinking, “How red the sunrise is getting!” 

What are the two schools that Barack Obama has stated he went to (despite any proof ever having been shown)?  Columbia and Harvard.

This is a century long plan for a fasco-communist takeover of not only the US but the entire world… and it is coming down to the final stages.

The avenues to protect yourself have been quietly shutting down on a regular basis for years.  When will the final door shut?  No ones knows.  According to Lindsey Williams it will be in 2015.  But we already know that FATCA comes into effect in July, 2014 which will severely limit options for Americans.

To be in a position of “wait and see” now is highly dangerous, in my opinion.  I’d rather be five years too early than a day too late when it came to salvaging my assets and ensuring the prosperity of myself and my family.  All that has happened, since 2009, when George Soros said “the financial system collapsed”, is that they are printing money (QE2Infinity) to make it look as though the system is alive a little while longer.  But don’t be fooled.  This will all end and will end soon.  Now is not the time to be apathetic.

We cover the daily events en route to The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI) here at TDV.  And, these events are happening very rapidly now.

Do you think that Cyprus was in a worse financial position than the US when they had their bank bail-in and capital controls instated?  Think again.

At the time of the Cyprus collapse, the debt-to-GDP ratio was at about 120%.

The current debt-to-GDP of the US, when calculated properly under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is over 400% with well over $85 trillion in debt and liabilities versus a GDP of $15.6 trillion in 2013.

We have an entire body of work showing why the collapse in the US and most of the western world will soon be coming so I won’t repeat it all here.  But, to put it plainly, if you have significant assets in the US (or Canada… we can help there too) you should be running not walking to get your affairs in order.


Enter the TDV Wealth Management Crisis Conference.

As with all things I do I am not “marketing” a product and then creating a need for that product.  I am doing the opposite.  I am seeing a dire need and then finding a solution to help people and that has led us to arrange the first TDV conference, the Crisis Conference.

If you have read what we have written over the years or are even slightly paying attention to what is going on then you should know that this is truly an urgent need… to internationalize your assets before it is too late. What is internationalization? It is merely a form of diversification, and every succesful person knows to diversify. 

History is replete with people who waited until it was on the news before making plans and finding out it is too late.

Personally, I did internationalize myself (through numerous passports) and my assets as early as 2006.  It wasn’t that I thought a collapse was imminent at that time but the tax side-effects of internationalizing your assets is so compelling that no rational person would have done anything different.  By legally internationalizing my assets in 2006 I have probably saved millions in tax payments to the Canadian government… again, all legally.  I quite enjoy knowing that I have kept millions out of their hands and in my own personal control.  Who wouldn’t?

Michael Ross, CEO of TDV Wealth Management, internationalized his affairs decades ago to make them non-taxable, secure from frivolous lawsuits and set-up for secession planning for generations to come.  He was the first client of TDV Wealth Management, before it even existed.  Much like what I did, before he helped others, he went through the process himself.

He first told me about the program he had developed years ago and I couldn’t believe it.  

“How is that legal or possible?” I asked.

He just nodded, knowingly.

Then I passed it through my top financial advisors and even had them approach some of the top three accounting firms in the US to see if it passed muster.  The responses all came back, “This is genius.”

Since, we have formed a partnership and TDV Wealth Management (TDVWM) has helped numerous Americans and Canadians (which are the only two nationalities we currently have programs set-up for) free themselves from the state, all legally and with massive benefits that far outweigh the costs of the program.

And so, with the coming institution of FATCA, we realized that many of the things that TDVWM can help people do will be much more difficult after July of 2014… so we rushed to set-up our first conference, the TDVWM Crisis Conference just outside of Panama City, Panama from February 6-9th.

Because of the intense level of consultation we will have to do with each individual or family we have limited it to 20 total attendees.  And we are just a few short of fulfilling that total now.

This isn’t so much a “conference” as it is a workshop in which we have pulled together all of our top internationalization experts in one place so you can get all the information and move forward on that information right at the event.  Each morning is set aside for personal consultations for this reason.

Aside from myself and Michael Ross we will also have numerous other staff and experts from TDVWM at the conference to give you personalized advice on how to secure your future.  Also, TDV legal correspondent and contributor, Jim Karger at the event.  He will be speaking on all the details of FATCA as well as telling you how he has expatriated from the US (now living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico).

As well, Chris Martin, CEO of TDV Passports will also be on hand.  Chris Martin is also originally from the US but currently runs our operations out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  There is not a more knowledgeable person on all the details of getting a second passport in literally dozens of countries worldwide than Chris.


When we thought about doing the Crisis Conference our first question was, “where?”.  Given the topic matter and the time of the year, with a polar vortex hovering over most of the US we decided upon Buenaventura, about an hour and a half drive from Panama City, Panama at the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort.

There were numerous reasons for choosing this setting.  For one, Chad Walker, one of the top internationalization experts for TDVWM works out of Panama City… Secondly, the weather this time of year is a near permanent 86F/30C every day.  And thirdly, Panama is easily accessible from nearly anywhere in North America being just three hours from Miami with countless direct flights throughout the US.

As well, being a conference on internationalization, Panama is the center for international banking in the Americas so it made perfect sense.

Plus, for many thinking about global options for not only their money but for themselves, Panama offers an excellent look at lifestyle in Central America, is English speaking and even uses the US dollar making it very easy for Americans.

We envision spending a number of days in a tropical paradise with a small, exclusive group of like-minded people.  Besides all the TDV team we expect the people attending the conference will have a number of good ideas and stories themselves which will be easy to communicate over a pina colada on the beach.


There has been a fair amount of confusion about the cost of attending that I’d like to clarify here.

We had a number of people who said that they didn’t hear about the conference and the discounted early rate until just last week because many were away over Christmas so we have extended the $500 discount until the end of day on January 15th. Therefore, prior to committing on January 15th the cost is $5,995 USD. 

Here is where many were confused though.

We wanted to make this all as simple as possible for anyone who wishes to attend so we made a flat fee whether you wish to come by yourself, with your husband/wife or even if you want to bring your whole family… a significant part of what we can help people set-up is a complete, ironclad, death-tax free, multi-generational succession plan so we are encouraging people to bring their spouse and their children so they can see what you are trying to set-up for them to give them freedom outside of the western government dragnet for generations to come.

As well, the cost of the hotel is also included in the price.  Four nights at the Marriott costs about $2,000.  As well, during the entire conference all meals are included and each night we have a special dinner at a different 5 star restaurant.  Private transportation to and from the airport is also included.

Once you take all that into account the real cost of the actual conference itself works out to closer to $2,000… or if you are a couple, $1,000 per person.  An amazing bargain for this type of event.  We do not expect to profit much, if at all, from the conference and are mostly just doing it because we are passionate about helping others.

To show that commitment further, if you decide to use some of our services such as our multi-generational trust services or wish to acquire a second passport we will take the price of the conference off of the cost of those products.

In other words, if you intend to use these services you are getting an amazing, educational vacation amongst some of the world’s experts in these fields and other like-minded people for, essentially, free.


If you don’t have a net worth in the millions this isn’t the conference for you.  If you do, and you haven’t arranged your financial affairs properly or need to know how, this is definitely the conference for you.

It’s as simple as that. 

I can’t tell you how many regular people I meet, however… business owners… doctors…  who should be acting to internationalize their assets now but aren’t even aware that there are solutions to get their assets outside of the system… all legally and with massive tax benefits.  That is who this conference is for.

It is not our intention to exclude some of our readers (many of whom have net worths well-below what makes sense for this conference). It is simply the right time to hold this particular conference on internationalizing assets. FATCA is incoming. People need to learn what it means.  They need to know the truth. And they need real solutions that you just can’t get from 99.9% of government registered financial advisors who don’t even understand the problem much less have solutions. 

If you are not sure if this conference meets your needs, feel free to call TDV Wealth Management at +1-646-568-5518 Ext. 516 or email [email protected] for a short, free consultation.  Or for more information on what is on offer and to learn more about the very serious issues that we have discussed above, click here.


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