Events

Organized Events
Events
Thursday, 9th July 2020 - IMC Streaming – European Residence Programmes in the Post COVID-19 World
Thursday, 9th July 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Join us for a broadcast on European Residency Programmes.

During this broadcast, we will be discussing how the leading EU residency programmes have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what is the future outlook.

Date:
Thursday 9 July

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:
Ismini Zoirou, Investment Promotion and Facilitation Executive, Enterprise Greece, Greece

 

Yanica Woods, Senior Lawyer and Head of Malta Operations, Global Information Consulting Group (GICG), Malta

 

Tiago Gali de Carvalho Macedo, Lawyer, NEXT – Gali Macedo & Associados – Law Firm, Portugal

 

 

In association with Enterprise Greece.

 

To register, click here

 

 

Thursday 30th July 2020 - IMC Streaming – U.S. Investment Immigration Options and the Post COVID-19 Outlook
Thursday 30th July 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Join us for a broadcast on U.S. Investment Immigration Options and the Post COVID-19 Outlook.

During this broadcast, we will be having an in-depth discussion on the ins and outs of U.S. investment immigration options. This is your chance to learn more about the EB-5 Regional Center Program, hear important updates from the industry trade association and learn from industry leaders. Key topics to include: EB-5 Program Basics; a look at the EB-5 Process; Recent Regulations and Chance and COVID-19s impact on the program and look ahead.

Date:
Thursday 30 July

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund, USA

 

Robert W. Kraft, CEO and Chairman of FirstPathway Partners & IIUSA Board of Directors, USA

 

Noreen Hogan, President, CMB Regional Centers, USA

 

Christine Chen, Chief Operating Officer, CanAm Enterprises, USA

 

In association with IIUSA

 

To register, click here

 

Wednesday, 29th July 2020 - IMC Streaming – A New Dawn: To the US with EB-1C
Wednesday, 29th July 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on A New Dawn: To the US with EB-1C.

During this broadcast, we will be discussing discussing how during these times of economic and financial concerns, a new dawn has emerged, which necessitates the HNWI to pursue a new initiative which utilizes the existing E-2 or L-1A (when available) and EB-1C processes.

Date:
Wednesday 29 July

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Edward C. Beshara IMCM, Advisory Committee, (Discussion Leader) Attorney at Law, BesharaPA Global Migration Law Firm, USA Approvable Immigration Solutions since 1983, Active Committee Member IIUSA (Invest in the USA) organization.

Laura Austin IMCM, Advisory Committee, Head of Investment Migration Due Diligence, BDO. USA LLP. International Accountants.

Jon Matzner, CEO, EIC Technology, Immigration Business Solutions through Acquiring US Businesses. Former US State Department and US Consular Officer with the US Foreign Service.

 

In association with the Investment Migration Council Education & Training.

 

To register, click here

Wednesday, 8th July 2020 - IMC Streaming – The Trend of ‘Immigration Business Opportunities’ in Canada
Wednesday, 8th July 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on The Trend of ‘Immigration Business Opportunities’ in Canada.

During this broadcast, we will be discussing how COVID has been managed in Canada, the country’s agenda on using its competitive advantage and the increased opportunities for business immigration programmes in Atlantic Canada.

 

Date:
Wednesday 8 July

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Gerd Damitz, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant & Business Strategist, AMIRSALAM & DAMITZ, Canada

 

Richard Kurland, Immigration Lawyer and Policy Analyst, Kurland, Tobe, Canada

 

 

In association with the Investment Migration Council Education & Training.

 

To register, click here

 

Thursday, 25th June 2020 - IMC Streaming: AML & Financial Crime Prevention in the Investment Migration Industry
Thursday, 25th June 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on AML & Financial Crime Prevention in the Investment Migration Industry.

During this broadcast, we will be discussing how the world of Investment Migration faces major security challenges. Some programmes are used for criminal purposes and can permanently undermine the reputation of a country or even an entire region. The emergence of new programmes must be accompanied with new and increasingly powerful crime-fighting tools, including the use of new generations of biometrics Watchlists.

Date:
Thursday 25 June

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speaker:
Damien Martinez, CEO, FACEPOINT, France

 

In association with FACEPOINT.

 

To register, click here

21 July 2020 - Pandemic Lock-down: The Role of Government Commitment
21 July 2020
14:00 - 15:00 Webinar streamed via zoom

As part of the Joint webinar series organised by the Department of International Economics and the CEPR, we are pleased to invite you to an online public talk by Professor Pierre Yared, Columbia Business School. He will present his paper

Coauthored with Christian A. Moser

 

This note studies optimal lockdown policy in a model in which the government can limit a pandemic’s impact via a lockdown at the cost of lower economic output. A government would like to commit to limit the extent of future lockdown in order to support more optimistic investor expectations in the present. However, such a commitment is not credible since investment decisions are sunk when the government makes the lockdown decision in the future. The commitment problem is more severe if lockdown is sufficiently effective at limiting disease spread or if the size of the susceptible population is sufficiently large. Credible rules that limit a government’s ability to lock down the economy in the future can improve the efficiency of lockdown policy.

 

Register here

 

Wednesday, 15th July 2020 - IMC Streaming: ‘Unknotting Feminism’ During the COVID Pandemic
Wednesday, 15th July 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on ‘Unknotting Feminism’ During the COVID Pandemic.

 

In this broadcast, we will be discussing the misunderstood notion of feminism. and the urgent need for a call of a collective movement to continue to help women in our humanity, across nations, especially today when domestic violence is on the rise during the COVID pandemic.

 

Date:
Wednesday, 15th July

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speaker:

Ghada Alatrash, Ph.D, Lecturer at the Department of Humanities, Women’s and Gender Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada.

 

In association with Investment Migration Council Education & Training.

 

To register, click here

Wednesday, 1st July 2020 - IMC Streaming: Add value or Die! The Future of the RCBI industry Post C-19
Wednesday, 1st July 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on Add value or Die! The Future of the RCBI industry Post C-19.

 

In this broadcast, we will be discussing how the RCBI market has become a crowded marketplace with tight margins, no barriers to entry and, in the Caribbean in particular, a fully commoditized and transactional offering. With no one single player owning more than 5% marketshare, and the mass affluent market segment being wipe-out by COVID, there is little prospect for growth in the near term for CBI firms. RBI programs, on the other hand, are poised to make a comeback. Grade A nations like the UK, Germany, Canada and Australia are back in peoples mind. And with those countries favoring ‘active’ entrepreneurs over passive investors, the future of our industry lies in matching the entrepreneurial talent and capital of our clients with start-ups and pre-revenue enterprises. More than ever, our economies need our clients’ “Reconstruction Capital”, both human and financial.

 

Date:
Wednesday, 1st July

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Eric Major IMCM, CEO, Latitude Consultancy Limited, Jersey

 

Christopher Willis IMCM, Managing Director – GOVAD & Programme Delivery, Latitude Consultancy Limited, Jersey

 

Brandon Ing IMCM, Head of Marketing, Latitude Consultancy Limited, Jersey

 

In association with Latitude Consultancy Limited

 

To register, click here

Wednesday 24th June 2020 - IMC Streaming: Greece: Updates on Golden Visa Law
Wednesday 24th June 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on Greece:Updates on Golden Visa Law.

In this broadcast, we will be discussing the Greek Golden Visa programme, the different investment options, the requirements and the beneficiaries, as well as we will come through all recent developments.

Date:
Wednesday, 24th June

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speaker:

Alexander Varnavas IMCM, RCBI Lawyer, Varnavas Law Firm, Greece

 

In association with Varnavas Law firm.

 

To register, click here.

9 June 2020 - International Banks: Re-Agents of Globalization?
9 June 2020
16:00 - 17:00 Online Seminar

In this session of the European Macro History Online Seminar series, Christopher Meissner, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, will present on International Banks: Re-Agents of Globalization?, co-authored with Wilfried Kisling, Departmental Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford and Chenzi Xu, International Economics Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College.

This online seminar is part of the European Macro History Online Seminar series. If you wish to attend, please register below for the entire series.

 

To register, click here

9 June 2020 - How Many Jobs Can Be Done at Home?
9 June 2020
14:00 - 15:00 live webinar streamed via zoom

As part of the Joint webinar series organised by the Department of International Economics and the CEPR,  we are pleased to invite you to an online public talk by Professor Jonathan Dingel. He will present his paper

How Many Jobs Can be Done at Home?

coauthored with Brent Neiman and published in the Covid  Economics,  Vetted  and  Real-Time Papers series (CEPR Press, Issue 1, April 2020).

 

Register for this event and join live.

2 June 2020 - Internal and External Effects of Social Distancing in a Pandemic
2 June 2020
14:00 - 15:00 Webinar streamed via zoom

As part of the Joint webinar series organised by the Department of International Economics and the CEPR,  we are pleased to invite you to an online public talk by Professor Gregor Jarosch. He will present his paper

Internal and External Effects of Social Distancing in a Pandemic

coauthored with Maryam Farboodi and Robert Shimer and published in the Covid  Economics,  Vetted  and  Real-Time Papers series (CEPR Press, Issue 9, April 2020).

 

 

Register for this event and join live.

4th June 2020 - Grenadian Citizenship with the Ability to Invest and Reside in the USA
4th June 2020
Webinar: 9:00am EST

In this broadcast, we will be discussing Grenada’s citizenship by investment programme as an E-2 route to the USA residency.

 

The audience will learn why  Grenada has emerged as the leading RCBI option at present. The speakers will touch upon benefits of Grenadian citizenship and USA residency based on an E-2 visa and will guide through the options of investment.

 

The Presenters are:

Mr Bob Kraft, Chairman IIUSA and First PathWay

Mr Mohammed Asaria, Managing Director Range Developments

To register for this webinar, please send an email to info@rangedevelopments.com

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 - IMC Streaming – The Future of Investment Migration Programmes After COVID-19: Cyprus Investment Programme
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on the Future of Investment Migration Programmes After COVID-19: Cyprus Investment Programme.

In this broadcast, we will be discussing how and if the client’s expectations and selection criteria (of global investment programmes) have changed after this pandemic and how COVID-19 has triggered operational changes as far as the CIP is concerned, and investment outlook for the future.

 

Date:
Wednesday, 3rd June

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Evangelia Eliadou IMCM, Executive Director, Pafilia Property Developers Ltd, Cyprus

 

Jacopo Zamboni IMCM, Director, Henley & Partners, Switzerland

 

 

In association with Pafilia Property Developers Ltd and Henley & Partners.

 

To register, click here

 

Wednesday, 10th June 2020 - IMC Streaming – Cayman Islands Residency – The Best Kept Secret RBI Programme and an Ideal Solution for HNWI’s in a Post-COVID World
Wednesday, 10th June 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Join us for a broadcast on Cayman Islands Residency – The Best Kept Secret RBI Programme and an Ideal Solution for HNWI’s in a Post-COVID World

In this broadcast, we will be discussing the Cayman Islands which offer one of the highest GDP’s and standards of living in the world and one of the lowest population densities on the planet, this cosmopolitan and tropical island features modern infrastructure, stability and security, excellent healthcare and a sound economy free of Government debt.  RBI schemes start with a USD $1.2m investment in real estate and a 30 day per annum residency requirement.

 

Date:
Wednesday, 10th June

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Sue Nickason, VP Marketing and Sales, Dart Real Estate, Cayman Islands

 

Daniel Altneu IMCM, Senior Associate, Bedell Cristin Cayman Partnership (formerly Solomon Harris), Cayman Islands

 

In association with DART Real Estate & Bedell Cristin

 

To register, click here

Thursday, 28th May 2020 - IMC Streaming – Global Mobility and the Ability to Reside in the US with E2 Visa
Thursday, 28th May 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Join us for a broadcast on Global Mobility and the Ability to Reside in the US with E2 Visa.

In this broadcast, we will be discussing Grenada’s citizenship by investment programme, its benefits and competitive analysis over its peers and an E2 visa route to residency in the United States.

 

Date:
Thursday, 28 May

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Mohammed Asaria, Co-founder and Managing Director, Range Developments, Dubai

 

Percival Clouden, CEO, Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBI), Grenada

 

 

In association with Range Developments.

 

To register, click here.

 

Wednesday, 20th May 2020 - IMC Streaming – Time of COVID-19 in the Caribbean
Wednesday, 20th May 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Join us for a broadcast on Time of COVID-19 in the Caribbean.

In this broadcast, we will be discussing  the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and how it affects their country, explore solutions and share information about the impact of the crisis.

Date:
Wednesday, 20 May

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Dr. Mario Gutierrez, Macroeconomic Advisor International Monetary Fund for Dominica; IMF Fiscal Affairs Department Roster of Macro Fiscal Experts

 

Ms. Charmaine Donovan IMCM, CEO, Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Antigua & Barbuda

 

Ambassador Colin Murdoch, Chairman, Citizenship by Investment Programme Board, Antigua & Barbuda

 

Mr. Les Khan, CEO, Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), St. Kitts & Nevis

 

Mr. Nestor Alfred IMCM, CEO, Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Saint Lucia

 

 

In association with Investment Migration Education & Training

 

To register, click here

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - IMC Streaming – Regional Update from IMC Rep Offices Around the World
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Join us for a broadcast on Regional Update from IMC Rep Offices Around the World

In this broadcast, we will be hearing from the IMC’s Regional Representative Officers (RROs) on the situation in their respective regions. New York, Hong Kong, London & Caribbean.  Also an update about the global travel and events business and how it is being impacted by COVID-19. 

Date:
Wednesday, 27 May

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Hong Kong: Jennifer Lai IMCM, Managing Partner and Head of North Asia, Henley & Partners

 

New York: Ron Klasko IMCM, Managing Partner, Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

 

London: Nadine Goldfoot IMCM, Partner, Fragomen LLP


Caribbean: Christopher Willis IMCM
, Managing Director – Government Advisory and Programme Delivery Latitude Consultancy Ltd

 

Malta: Warren Zahra, Managing Director, Alpine Sterling Travel & Tourism

 

In association with Investment Migration Education & Training

To register, click here

Thursday, 14th May 2020 - IMC Streaming: Successful Entrepreneurial & Investor Immigration Strategies in the Age of Covid-19
Thursday, 14th May 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on Successful Entrepreneurial & Investor Immigration Strategies in the Age of Covid-19.

In this broadcast, we will be discussing how in the age of Covid-19 and global pandemics, entrepreneurs and investors are increasingly looking to leverage U.S. and other global entrepreneurial and investor immigration programmes as an insurance policy to diversify business opportunity and residency during a worldwide economic downturn.

 

Date:
Thursday 14 May

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speaker:
Chad Ellsworth IMCM, Partner, Fragomen Worldwide, USA

 

In association with Fragomen.

 

To register, click here

 

Wednesday, 13th May 2020 - IMC Streaming: EB-5 Getting Back to do Business in the US – New Initiatives
Wednesday, 13th May 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a broadcast on EB-5 Getting back to Business in the US – New Initiatives

In this broadcast, we will be discussing the current EB-5 regulations in respect to the required investment amount and President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration and exempting EB-5 and non-immigrant visas.  There are many HNWIs who desire to enter the US quickly and the panellists will discuss the various timelines for visa entries into the US and the concurrent EB-5 process.

Date:
Wednesday 13 May

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Edward Beshara IMCM, Attorney at Law,Beshara PA Global Migration Law Firm, USA

 

Robert Kraft IMCM, CEO and Chairman of FirstPathway Partners & President of IIUSA, USA

 

Byron Sutton, President of the World Trade Centers of Florida and Committee Chairman of Trade Markets for The World Trade Center Association, USA

 

Laura Austin IMCM, Head of Investment Migration Due Diligence, BDO USA LLP, USA

 

Walid Moussa, Chairman and CEO, PBM “Property, Brokerage and Management”, World President 2019-2020 of FIABCI “The International Real Estate Federation” President, REAL “The Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon,” Lebanon

 

 

In association with IIUSA

 

To register, click here

Thursday, 7 May 2020 - IMC Streaming: Getting the Most from Membership to the IMC
Thursday, 7 May 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a webinar on Getting the Most from Membership to the IMC.

In this broadcast, we will look at what levels of membership are available, and their respective benefits.

Date:
Thursday 7 May

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Bruno L’ecuyer IMCM Cert IM, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

 

Denis Kravchenko IMCM Cert IM, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

 

 

In association with Investment Migration Education & Training

To register, click here

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - IMC Streaming: Dissecting Due Diligence in Investment Migration
Wednesday, 6 May 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a webinar on Dissecting Due Diligence in Investment Migration.

In today’s session, we will continue discussing the state of play of due diligence in the investment migration sector and explore the potential for minimum standards across the industry.

Date:
Wednesday 6 May

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:

Laura Austin IMCM, Head of Investment Migration Due Diligence, BDO, USA

 

James Swenson IMCM, Vice President and Head of International, Exiger Diligence EMEA and APAC, UK

 

Sylwia Wolos IMCM, Head of Proposition (Enhanced Due Diligence), Refinitiv, UK

 

 

In association with BDO, Exiger & Refinitiv

To register, click here

 

This broadcast will be hosted by Bruno L’ecuyer IMCM, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

Thursday, 30 April 2020 - IMC Streaming: The C- Recession, Investment Migration and Past Recessions in Historical Perspective
Thursday, 30 April 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a webinar on the C- Recession, Investment Migration and Past Recessions in Historical Perspective.

In today’s session, we will focus on how the incoming slowdown / recession due to COVID-19 and contention measures compare with previous recessions in the world economy and how we can cope with the current slump. How will this effect investment migration; will it be stopped? Will it recover?

Date:
Thursday 30 April

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speaker:
Andres Solimano IMCM, President, International Center for Globalisation and Development, Chile

 

In association with IMC Education & Training

To register click here

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - IMC Streaming: Back to Work in Asia
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a webinar on Back to Work in Asia.

In today’s session, we will be discussing post COVID-19 life in Asia:
– What business measures the organisation took against the virus in the beginning, and now?
-What is the impact on their business in Q1 of their industry?
-What business strategies they took?
-What is the current market outlook of their industry?
-What is the market forecast of their industry post COVID-19?

Date:
Wednesday 29 April

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:
Jennifer Lai IMCM, Managing Partner and Head of North Asia, Henley & Partners, Hong Kong

Joe Wan, Chief Executive Officer, Tricor, Hong Kong

Oscar Liu TEP, Chief Executive Officer, Noah Holdings International Limited, Hong Kong

David Chen IMCM, Managing Director, Visas Consulting Group, Shanghai

 

In association with Henley & Partners

 

 

To register click here

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - IMC Streaming: Real Estate & Investment Migration During COVID-19
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a webinar on Real Estate & Investment Migration During COVID-19

During this broadcast, we will cover the impact caused by COVID-19 outbreak effecting real estate within the investment migration industry. Join a discussion by CBI real estate industry leaders who will provide advise on how to handle investors during these unprecedented times.

Date:
Wednesday 22 April

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speakers:
Denis Kravchenko IMCM Cert IM, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

Mohammed Asaria IMCM, Vice Chairman, Range Developments, Dubai

George Dokuchaev, Commercial Director, Prime Property, Cyprus

Frederico Seixas IMCM, Sales & Marketing Director, Investaureum, Portugal

 

In association with Prime Property Group

 

 

To register, click here

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - IMC Streaming: US Immigration for High Net Worth Individuals: What Has Changed and What Remains the Same
Thursday, 23 April 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a webinar on US Immigration for High Net Worth Individuals:  What Has Changed and What Remains the Same

In today’s session, we will be discussing US visa and permanent residence options for high net worth individuals and investors and how they are impacted by the events of 2020, including closures of consulates, travel restrictions and travel bans, restrictive interpretations of certain visa categories and processing delays.  Against this backdrop, we will compare and contrast E-2 and L-1 visa options and EB-1-C and EB-5 green card options, as well as other possible strategies.

Date:
Thursday 23 April

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speaker:
H. Ronald Klasko IMCM, Managing Partner, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP, USA

 

 

In association with Range Developments

To register click here

Thursday, 16 April 2020 - IMC Streaming: COVID-19, Investment Migration & Reputation
Thursday, 16 April 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a webinar on COVID-19, Investment Migration & Reputation

During this broadcast, we will discuss  how investment migration, and the capital it can raise for sovereign states, could be vital for enhancing the industry’s reputation, particularly against a backdrop of COVID-19.

 

Date:
Thursday 16 April

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speaker:
Christian Kaelin IMCM, Group Chairman, Henley & Partners, Switzerland

Mr-Christian-Kalin

To register, please click here

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 - IMC Streaming: Get Certified by the IMC
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Join us for a webinar on Get Certified by the IMC

During this broadcast, we will have a walk-through the Certification in Investment Migration course – why should you sign up today?

 

Date:
Wednesday 15 April

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Speaker:
Marie Lou Cutajar IMCM Cert IM, Education & Training Officer, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

 

To register, please click here

Thursday, 9 April - 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST) - IMC Streaming: A New HNWI Asset Class
Thursday, 9 April - 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

 

Details of the first broadcast are as follows:

 

Title:
A New HNWI Asset Class

Date:
Thursday, 9th April

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Topic:
During today’s broadcast, we will duscuss how investment migration has developed as an asset class and how it can act as a hedge against wider market and political volatility.

Speaker:
Juerg Steffen IMCM, Chief Executive Officer, Henley & Partners, Austria

 

 

 

To register, please click here

Wed, April 29, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT - IIUSA EB-5 Investor Market Webinar: Russia
Wed, April 29, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

Key Insights into the Russian EB-5 Market

Opportunity to attend the webinar live is limited, register now

The IIUSA Investor Market Webinar Series is the association’s latest digital resource, curated to provide our listeners with key insights into the most important investor markets around the globe.

With the ever-changing EB-5 landscape, this series will cover established, emerging markets and growing markets. In the year ahead, we look forward to providing updates on critical investor markets around the world including India, Vietnam, Turkey, and Brazil, just to name a few.

This month we are excited to feature the quickly growing and rapidly evolving EB-5 investor market of Russia. Our expert panelists will draw on their in-depth market knowledge to provide listeners with unique insights and answer questions during this live and interactive event.

Key Topics

  • What the data is telling us;
  • Socioeconomic considerations for projects and investors;
  • Transfer of fund requirements or concerns;
  • Russian investor project preference (location, industry, etc)
  • And More!

Sponsorship Opportunites

IIUSA is pleased to offer EB-5 stakeholders the opportunity to sponsor our latest educational initiative. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities please explore our sponsorship guide here or contact mckenzie.penton@iiusa.org.

To register, please click here

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 - 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST) - IMC Streaming: Investment Migration and COVID-19, What you need to know today
Wednesday, 8 April 2020 - 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Details of the first broadcast are as follows:

 

Title:
Investment Migration and COVID-19, What you need to know today

Date:
Wednesday, 8th April

Time:
14h30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Topics:
During today’s broadcast, we will be hearing from investment migration experts around the world on the impact of COVID-19 in their regions.

 

Speakers:

Bruno L’ecuyer IMCM Cert IM, Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

Nestor Alfred IMCM, CEO, Citizenship by Investment Unit & Chairman, CIPA, Saint Lucia

Edward Beshara IMCM, Managing Partner, Beshara Global Immigration, USA

James CMcG Johnston OBE, Director, Transcend Change Limited, UK

Jennifer Lai IMCM, Managing Partner, Henley & Partners, Hong Kong

To register, click here  

4 - 6 November 2020 - 10th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum
4 - 6 November 2020
JW Marriott Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL

The EB-5 Industry Forum is the year’s premier EB-5 conference focusing on education and business development on a global scale. We are excited to welcome hundreds of EB-5 industry stakeholders to forge our future during this pivotal time for the EB-5 industry.

Need Continuing Legal Education (CLE)?

This year’s event is expected to provide up to 9 general credit hours for continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys in attendance. Credits will be issued with a certificate of attendance after the conclusion of the event and are subject to individual state bar approval. CLE Credit Application

Featured Topics to Include:

  • Economic Development Finance
  • Investment Immigration
  • Legislative & Regulatory Policy
  • Securities Law
  • International Development
  • Immigration Law
  • Opportunity Zones/NMTC
  • and More

For more information & registration, kindly click here

11 - 13 May 2020 - 2020 IIUSA EB-5 Leaders Advocacy Summit
11 - 13 May 2020
Park Hyatt Washington DC

Join IIUSA in Washington, DC this spring as we host the 2020 IIUSA EB-5 Leaders Advocacy Summit. The premiere arena for EB-5 advocacy and education will connect industry leaders from throughout the country for two days of curated advocacy education and Hill visits guided by the IIUSA government affairs team.

IIUSA looks forward to welcoming the champions of the EB-5 to our nation’s Capital this fall as we look to tackle the most pressing challenges faced by the industry and as we look ahead to the long-term success of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

This year’s event will once again be hosted at the beautiful Park Hyatt Washington, DC. Book Rooms Here at the discounted conference rate.

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30 March 2020 - Mobility, Migration and Climate Change
30 March 2020
12:15 - 13:30 Auditorium A2, Maison de la Paix, Geneva

The impact of environmental change on human mobilities and the way migration can act as a response to environmental hazards are attracting an increasing attention from both policy-makers and researchers worldwide in the context of climate change. Yet, knowledge in this field remains limited and fragmented. Numbers of future “environmental refugees” are often forecasted without reliable methodologies and concepts such as “trapped populations” or “climate migrants” are discussed without proper definitions. This talk will provide an overview of the environmental change migration nexus and investigate the key issues at stake. The concepts and methods most adequate to address the complexities of these phenomenon will also be questioned.

 

To register please click here

1 - 4 June 2020 - Investment Migration Forum 2020
1 - 4 June 2020
Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel

The Investment Migration Forum is the largest and most important residence and citizenship by investment event in the world. Renowned academics, government officials, representatives of international organisations, as well as the world’s leading professionals dealing with investment migration will be gathering in Brussels for the 5th annual Forum.

The three day event will cover a variety of related subjects which are of interest to the academic, professional and government community. Expect over 300+ participants from over 40+ countries.

For more information kindly click here

 

To register, click here

27 February 2020 - WEBINAR - 8:00AM- 9:00AM ET - Citizenship by Investment and E-2: A U.S. Immigration Strategy for High Net Worth Individuals
27 February 2020 - WEBINAR - 8:00AM- 9:00AM ET

The EB-5 program experienced the most significant changes in at least 10 years with new regulations taking effect on November 21, 2019. With increased investment amounts, restricted targeted employment areas and lengthy quota backlogs, the EB-5 visa has lost its luster for many foreign nationals. A few years ago, Ron Klasko developed a strategy for high net worth individuals from countries without bilateral investment treaties with the U.S. to achieve their U.S. immigration goals by obtaining citizenship by investment (CBI) in a treaty country followed by a treaty investor visa (E-2) application. That is the subject of this webinar.

In partnership with the Investment Migration Council, Ron and representatives of CBI countries will talk about when CBI/E-2 is the best option, how to qualify for the E-2 visa, how to use the E-2 visa in conjunction with EB-5, and how to decide between the citizenship-by-investment countries.

To get the latest information and strategies on this innovative immigration option, register for this webinar today to join.

To register, please click here

26 February 2020 - The Global Compact for Migration, Multilateralism and Migration Policies
26 February 2020
18:15 - 19:30 Auditorium A2, Maison de la paix, Geneva

Current migration trends around the world present unprecedented challenges to the international community.  In this context, a series of multilateral initiatives have been launched, the most relevant of them being the UN Global Compact for Migration. The Conference will explore to what extent these recent initiatives are feasible tools to address the current situation and to protect the human rights of migrants.

Felipe González Morales, is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. He is a former President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where he was also a Commissioner and the Rapporteur on Migrants and Refugees between 2008 and 2015. Professor of International Law at Diego Portales University, in Santiago, Chile, where he is also the Director of a Master in International Human Rights Law. He is an Honorific Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, where he teaches International Human Rights Law at a series of postgraduate programs since 2003, as well as in several other universities in Spain. He also teaches regularly at American University Human Rights Academy in Washington, D.C., and has been Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor González was the founder and first Director of the Center for Human Rights at Diego Portales University. He was also the founder and first Director of a Latin American Network of Human Rights Legal Clinics. Formerly Representative in Latin America for the International Human Rights Law Group. Holds a Doctorate and a Master in Advanced Human Rights from University Carlos III and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American University.

To register, click here

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - Fragomen Webinar: Immigration in a Post-Brexit World
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Conservative Party has won the United Kingdom’s December 2019 general election. We invite you to join us as we discuss how government will manage immigration post-election and how it will affect your business.

Topics will include:

  • How the current system works and how the new system will be shaped
  • Whether, when and how you will be able to hire overseas workers to fill skilled and unskilled roles
  • How to prepare your business, colleagues and senior leadership for change following Brexit

To register for this event, please click here

25 - 26 March 2020 - 2020 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum
25 - 26 March 2020
OECD - Paris, France

Integrity is imperative for governments and businesses to work together on every level: where are the gaps, and how can they be bridged? How can transparency be reinforced within and through civil society? How to strengthen trust between public, private and other sectors for the benefit of society as a whole?

With over 2000 participants from 120 countries, the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum is leading the policy debate on integrity and anti-corruption worldwide. Join the discussion at the 2020 Forum in Paris.

Register here

Tuesday, 25th February 2020 - The UK Immigration System – The Future for Migration Law, Enforcement, and Policy Development
Tuesday, 25th February 2020
Central London

The agenda

  • The Migration Advisory Committee’s review – options for the salary threshold and a points-based immigration system;
  • Immigration rules – key points from the Law Commission’s reforms and priorities for regulation;
  • The reformed system – implementation issues, routes to migration, and ensuring the system works for individuals, communities and the economy;
  • Irregular migration and border control – improving cross agency collaboration, workforce training and protecting human rights; and
  • Operational priorities, enforcement, and information sharing post-Brexit

 

Speakers

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Professor Alan Manning, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and Chair, Migration Advisory Committee and Glyn Williams, Director General, Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems Policy and Strategy Group, Home Office.

Further confirmed speakers include: Stephanie Harris, Policy Manager, Universities UK; Nicholas Paines QC, Commissioner, Public Law, Law Commission; Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute; Satbir Singh, Chief Executive, JCWI; Andrew Tingley, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson and a senior speaker confirmed from the CBI and the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

Additional senior participants are being approached.

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

Options and charges are as follows:

  • Places at The UK immigration system – the future for migration law, enforcement, and policy development  (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £230 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £85 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

For those who cannot attend:

  • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.
TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 17:00 - 21:00 - Opening Ceremony of Geneva Peace Week 2019
TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 17:00 - 21:00
AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA, Switzerland

As peace and security challenges multiply, Geneva Peace Week creates the space for concrete action in a rapidly changing world. The week will feature discussions about peacebuilding in Europe, the interrelationship between humanitarian work, human rights, peace, and the definitions of truth and trust, among many other topics. This November, experts, activists, and decision-makers will converge in Geneva to help forge the new partnerships that the world needs.

The Opening Ceremony features speakers Dr. Ela Gandhi, Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Martin Doe Rodriguez, Mr. Elhadj As Sy, and Maestro Karim Wasfi, as well as remarks by UNOG Director-General Tatiana Valovaya, Swiss Deputy State Secretary Krystyna Marty Lang, and Mr. Mauro Poggia of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

The Ceremony will be followed by a reception hosted by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic, Canton and City of Geneva.

Attendance is free (ceremony and reception), however registration is mandatory.

We encourage you to download the event app “Whova” and use code: gpw19app

To register, click here

13 December 2019 - IRC – International Residency & Citizenship Conference
13 December 2019
Hilton Bosphorus Hotel - Istanbul, Turkey

IRC – International Residency & Citizenship Conference this year will take place in collaboration with the leading tourism and travel industry event, Uzakrota Travel Summit, in Istanbul, Turkey. To acquire a residency or citizenship by investment in a foreign country has strong correlation with tourism and travel. In fact, it is evident that one of the major motivations of residency and citizenship investors is visa free travel. Every year we see publications on passport rankings or visa free travel lists that try to bring attention to investors how a second residency or citizenship would add value to their lives.;

Therefore, first time this year, we have aligned IRC – International Residency & Citizenship Conference with an industry leading travel summit in Turkey and wishing all attendees will benefit from this informative mini conference on residency and citizenship by investment programs within vibrant Uzakrota Travel Summit 2019. The highlighted programs will be covered at the event are as follows:

  • Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program
  • Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP)
  • Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program (expected to be launched in October 2019)
  • Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs (Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia)
  • European Residency Program by Investment (Greece, Malta, Germany, Portugal etc.);
  • Start-up Visas (Estonia, Canada, UK etc.);

For more information, click here

To register, click here

 

30 October - 1 November 2019 - IREIS: International Real Estate & Investment Show
30 October - 1 November 2019
ADNEC - ABU DHABI

Held on the 31 October, the IREIS  Conference brings together industry leaders and relevant government officials who discuss industry topics such as latest trends, upcoming opportunities, new laws, investment strategies and much more.

The conference is free to attend and requires registration for delegates.

 

For more information kindly click here

Download programme here

 

IMC Presence

Bruno L’ecuyer, Chief Executive, will be moderating the following panel “Global  Residency and Citizenship  Opportunities ” on 30 October at 12h30.

The IMC will also be present with a booth during the conference – you are more than welcome to visit our stand and discuss any queries you have.

Thursday 24 October, 18:30 – 21:00 - Dark Money
Thursday 24 October, 18:30 – 21:00
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland

Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana–a front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide–to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impact of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

The documentary film (2018, 99 minutes, in English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Sébastien Brack, Head of the Elections and Democracy Programme, Kofi Annan Foundation
  • Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO and Founder, Women@theTable (moderator)
  • David Sylvan, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, the Graduate Institute, Geneva

“A case study all too applicable to the nation at large in an era when moneyed interests seem to be trumping (ahem) citizens’ will and welfare on every front.”
– Variety

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, click here

Wednesday 2 October 2019 I 18:15 - 19:30 - Surviving Manus Island Detention Centre: A Testimony – With Abul Aziz Muhamat
Wednesday 2 October 2019 I 18:15 - 19:30
Auditorium A2 | Maison de la paix, Geneva

After fleeing violence in Sudan, and crossing the Ocean, Abdul Aziz Muhamat was brought to a processing Centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. He was held there, along with thousands of other people in hangars, locked up “like an animal in a cage” for six and a half years. During that time, by using his phone illegally, he caught the attention of the world.

Now, 10 000 kilometers away, Abdul Aziz Muhamat, this year’s winner of the Martin Ennal’s award for Human Rights Defenders, has become the voice of all those detained on Manus island and further afield.   A staunch defender of human rights and dignity, Abdul Aziz Muhamat will share his experience and offer his insight into what lies ahead.

Speaker:
Abdul Aziz Muhamat

Moderator:
Vincent Chetail

 

To register, click here

7-8 November 2019 - Cannes International Emigration and Luxury Property Expo 2019
Date
7-8 November 2019

The Cannes International Emigration and Luxury Property Expo incudes:

  • A conference featuring government representatives, leaders of the world’s most prominent immigration companies, and major property developers;
  • An exhibition showcasing around 100 international companies;
  • A press conference for leading business and industry media from 30 countries;
  • A variety of other activities, including seminars, individual meetings with clients.

 

Exhibitors and Attendees

The exhibition will bring together leading companies from 30 countries, including the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Cyprus, Malta, and other EU states. Exhibitors include immigration companies, property developers, law and financial firms, and private banks.

Our regular exhibitors include government agencies, international associations, and world-famous companies including Henley&Partners, FIABCI, EY, PwC, KPMG, and CMB Regional Centers.

Visitors come from 15 countries, including the CIS, and include representatives of globally recognized B2B companies, private individuals interested in immigration and acquisition of upscale properties and personal financial consulting services.

 

Topics of the Exhibition

  • Immigration (temporary or permanent residency in developed countries);
  • Acquisition of luxury real estate abroad (for personal use, to secure assets, create cash flow, or gain temporary or permanent residency through investment in an affluent country); and
  • Personal financial consulting (company formation, opening bank accounts in highly developed countries, private banking, tax optimization etc.).

The Cannes International Emigration and Luxury Property Exhibition is the 16th project in the IELP series. Between 2016 and 2019, IELPE events were held around the world, including in Monaco, Shanghai, Mumbai, Moscow, Kyiv, Cannes, Almaty, and Baku.

More information on the event can be viewed here: https://www.ielpe.com/en/cannes

 

IMC Involvement

IMC Members are eligible for 30% exclusive discount on conference tickets
IMC Members are eligible for 5% exclusive discount on exhibition packages.

 

Registration

If you are interested in participating in the Cannes IELP Expo, please complete the form: https://www.ielpe.com/en/cannes/for-exhibitors/request
For more information, please contact the organizer at: info@ielpe.com or +44 20 335 581 11

29- 30 October, 2019 - EB-5 Industry Forum
29- 30 October, 2019
Embassy Suite Seattle Downtown , Seattle, Washington, USA

The EB-5 Industry Forum is the year’s premier EB-5 conference focusing on education and business development on a global scale. We welcome more than 300 EB-5 industry stakeholders to forge our future during this pivotal time for the EB-5 industry.

Join us as we share the latest industry insights; provide educational opportunities and resources; and network and conduct business development, including with new Allied Partners and economic development professionals!

 

 

For more information, kindly visit here

Seoul-3 September 2019; Ho Chi Minh- 5 September 2019; Taipei-10 September 2019 - 2019 IIUSA Global Banquet Series
Seoul-3 September 2019; Ho Chi Minh- 5 September 2019; Taipei-10 September 2019

WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE GLOBAL BANQUET SERIES?

We expect a attendance of 100-150 people for each banquet.

At our last Global Banquet Series, over half of the attendees were international intermediary company representatives or investors. The rest of the group consisted of Regional Center operators, immigrant attorneys, and other EB-5 industry service providers.

 

 

BANQUET AGENDA 

  • 5:00 – 6:30pm     Cocktail Reception & Networking
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm     Banquet Dinner & Sponsor Presentations
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm     Educational Panel on EB-5 Industry Hot Topics, Policy Updates, and Q&A
  • 9:00 – 10:00pm    Networking

Register here

19 - 21 June 2019 - Caribbean Investment Summit 2019
19 - 21 June 2019
St Kitts Marriott Resort in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis

Come and enjoy CIS2019 where this year’s academic and networking focus provides participating sponsors with a branded content creation and storytelling platform engineered to generate global opportunity for all attending delegates and sponsors.  Reimagined, CIS2019 is more than your typical B2B CBI event! 

This year’s event is under the auspices of the Citizenship by Investment Programmes Association (CIPA) with a special focus on the industry’s 35-year milestone.

With topical presentations from some of the world’s leading industry experts under the theme “35 Years of CIP: The Caribbean Advantage”, CIS2019 promises to be the most defining and consequential Caribbean CBI event ever.

This year’s event has been organized to maximize the B2B networking experience. The introduction of the first ever Caribbean CIP Showcase presents the opportunity to learn about the collective competitive value of Caribbean CIPs as seasoned providers of citizenship and tax residency through investment.

Regardless of your role within the industry, come discover opportunity, network, learn and unwind with leading regional players.

Click here to register now and SAVE with our IMC member rates.
Enjoy an exclusive 25% discount using promo code: IMC-CIS2019

(For registration of more than 10 delegates kindly contact info@icsummit.com)

 

Full information, click here

9 - 11 April, 2019 - 2nd Annual Investment Immigration Summit HCMC
9 - 11 April, 2019
The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Beacon Events is proud to present the 2nd Annual Investment Immigration Summit HCMC, held at the Reverie Saigon on 9-11 April 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is the only event in Vietnam that provides you with a comprehensive review of the world’s leading investment immigration programmes. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear in-depth analyses of how the Vietnamese market is evolving into a key focus for the industry.

New topics to be addressed include:

  • Current and future trends for the investment immigration industry in Vietnam
  • Onshore or offshore: how and where to protect a client’s wealth
  • Due diligence: How the industry is combatting bad actors and improving its image
  • Promoting standards and competences in the investment migration industry
  • CRS avoidance and new mandatory disclosure rules (MDRs)

Download the full agenda here.

 

Meet with Vietnamese immigration agents, wealth managers, family offices, lawyers, project developers, government representatives and more!

IMC members get a special 15% discount on all ticket purchases! Quote promo code BV1158IMC upon registration.

 

To attend register here

 

For more information: 2nd Annual Investment Immigration Summit HCMC

 

20 March 2019 - Worldwide ERC’s Mini Series Networking Event in Alliance with Fragomen Worldwide
20 March 2019
Bankside Hotel, London

Please join Fragomen at the Bankside Hotel for Worldwide ERC’s Mini Series Networking Event.

 

Why Is This a Must-Attend?

  • Be the first to hear about what’s coming from Worldwide ERC® in the next year
  • Enjoy a cocktail in a relaxed social setting, and experience an eclectic venue in a vibrant neighbourhood
  • Come and meet key professionals from the EMEA mobility community
  • Share your ideas, ask questions and make valuable long-lasting connections

 

Enjoy a cocktail in a relaxed social setting while networking with key professionals from the EMEA mobility community. Fragomen Partner Ian Robinson will present at the event, which will set the stage for you to share your ideas, ask questions and make valuable long-lasting connections.

 

 

To register please click here

If you have any questions, please email events@fragomen.com

Event Details

Date and Time:
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Begins at 18:30

Venue:
Bankside Hotel
2 Blackfriars Rd, Upper Ground
London UK SE1 9JU

Room:
Meeting Room 3

 

 

11–13 November 2019 - 13th Global Citizenship Conference
11–13 November 2019
Rosewood London, London

Henley & Partners is pleased to host its 13th annual Global Citizenship Conference in London in November 2019. Following the unprecedented success of the 12th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Dubai, we expect the conference in London to be even larger and more influential than before.

The annual event has become the world’s largest and most significant conference on investment migration. In celebration of the conference’s 13th successful year, we again expect well over 400 attendees, a multitude of industry leaders, top-tier international service providers, and senior government officials who will share first-hand information on the latest developments in residence and citizenship planning.

Register for the conference here

 

IMC Presence

Bruno L’ecuyer, Chief Executive will be moderating the following panel “Setting the Bar for the EU Institutions and the
OECD: Refining Worldwide Due Diligence Standards”, on Tuesday 12 November – Don’t miss it!

20 & 24 February 2019 - Join IIUSA in Mumbai & Dubai to Kick Off the 2019 Global Banquet Series
20 & 24 February 2019
Mumbai & Dubai

IIUSA will host the next two events of their  Global Banquet Series in Mumbai, India (Feb. 20) and Dubai, UAE (Feb. 24). Now in its third year, the IIUSA Global Banquet Series will bring together leading EB-5 professionals from across the globe for an evening of educational panels and networking opportunities to help forge critical relationships between EB-5 professionals from the US, India, the UAE and around the world.

 

To ensure you have all of the information you need, they have compiled the  data report below which highlights important insights on both India and the UAE.

For more information & registration, please click here.

5 - 7 May 2019 - 12th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference & Industry Achievement Awards
5 - 7 May 2019
Washington D.C.

For 12 years the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference has been the one and only EB-5 industry conference focused on championing the virtues and achievements of the Program to Capitol Hill.

Download conference Programme here

IMC Members are offered a 10% discount when registering to attend the conference.  Promo code: IMC10
Register here.

 

For more information contact IIUSA at 202-795-9669 or info@iiusa.org

30 April 2019 - Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: Next Steps for UK Immigration – Routes to Migration, Access to Skills and Priorities for Enforcement
30 April 2019
Central London

Delegates at this conference will discuss the future for the UK’s immigration framework – for both EU and non-EU migration – as Government considers priorities for immigration policy post-Brexit.

The future of immigration policy

The seminar will be an opportunity to assess Government’s forthcoming immigration White Paper.

It also follows publication of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on European Economic Area (EEA) migration in the UK, which recommended that EU workers should be subject to the same visa rules as other migrants and an end to the cap on the number of high-skilled migrants coming to the UK.

Routes to migration from within the EU and globally

Attendees will discuss the future of immigration from the EU, including the effectiveness of the Settled Status Programme – which ensures the right to remain for EU citizens already settled in Britain – both currently and in the face of future expected demand for applications.

We also expect latest thinking on the future of the points-based immigration system for those entering Britain from outside the EEA, including the way forward for the regulation of work, student and family routes of migration and settlement and the implications for the UK labour market.

Access to a range of skills from outside the UK and the student visa system

The agenda discusses options for adapting the immigration system to the economic priorities of a post-Brexit Britain, with a focus on skills, flexibility and local impact.

Delegates will consider issues for the UK’s continued ability to attract the ‘brightest and the best talent’, including in the context of future trade deals following Brexit.

We also expect discussion on mitigating the impact on sectors that rely on low-skilled workers in the event of changes to freedom of movement from the EU – such as retail, construction and agriculture – and options for reform the system to ensure it is effective and meets sector workforce needs.

Delegates will also assess the future of the student visa system and the potential implications of the MAC recommendations in their report on the impact of international students – including the way forward for continuing to attract international students and the wider implications of Brexit for how the UK is perceived by international students.

Enforcing a new immigration system and priorities for the detention regime

Further sessions consider the priorities for border control post-Brexit.

Those attending will look at how to address concerns over the UK’s expected withdrawal from the Schengen Information System, which is used by countries to find information about individuals for security purposes, along with how partnerships with EU nations can be developed to ensure that illegal immigration is tackled effectively after Brexit.

There will also be discussion on immigration detention and the current state of the immigration detention estate as the Joint Committee on Human Rights carries out its inquiry looking at whether the current framework is sufficient in ensuring people are not wrongly detained and if current practices protect human rights.

To view agenda, click here

For more information & booking, kindly visit here

24 - 26 February 2019 - Investment Immigration Summit – Dubai
24 - 26 February 2019
Shangri La, Dubai, UAE

Organised by Beacon Events, Investment Immigration Summit MENA is the leading immigration conference in the Middle East, attracting hundreds of MENA’s top immigration agents & consultants, private bankers and wealth managers, international immigration law firms, and government officials from around the world.

For more information, kindly visit here.

20 - 22 February 2019 - Investment Immigration Summit Mumbai
20 - 22 February 2019
St Regis, Mumbai, India

Organised by Beacon Events, Investment Immigration Summit Mumbai is the leading immigration conference in India, attracting hundreds of India’s top immigration agents & consultants, private bankers and wealth managers, international immigration law firms, and government officials from around the world.

For more information about this event, kindly click here

27-28 November 2018 - Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2018 (Canada)
27-28 November 2018
Shaw Centre • Ottawa, Canada

This Summit is the only one of its kind in Canada dedicated to business immigration. Given the many entrepreneur and investor immigration challenges that Canada has faced over the years and lack of business options at the federal level, the Summit is convening stakeholders from across the country and around the world to explore a viable path forward for Canada. 

 

Key topics include: 

  • SWOT analysis of Canada’s economic competitiveness and discussions on how Canada can enhance its attractiveness to global talent
  • How Can Canada Become the Global Leader in Entrepreneur and Investor Immigration?
  • Does Investor Immigration Have a Future in Canada?

And much more. See the full agenda session descriptions here.

 

Who will be there?

The event features immigration lawyers, financial intermediaries, and civil servants from every province and territory with a business stream. The Conference Board has also invited several ministers to deliver keynotes so stay tuned for more details.

 

Notable confirmed speakers include:

  • Chris Willis, Director of the IMC’s Regional Representative Office (Caribbean)
  • Austin T. Fragomen – Chairman, Fragomen Global
  • Mona Shah – Attorney, Mona Shah & Associates
  • Robert W. Kraft – President, Invest in the USA (IIUSA)
  • Christian Henrik Nesheim – Founder and Editor, Investment Migration Insider

Click here to register

 

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact Natasha Chipilova at the Conference Board of Canada at chipilova@conferenceboard.ca or + 1 613 526 3090 ext. 478.

1 March 2019 - Immigration Industry Association (IIA) Annual Conference
1 March 2019
Inner Temple London

ABOUT THE IIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE:

The First Immigration Industry Association (IIA) Annual Conference will focus on the ‘Future of Global Immigration’. The IIA members and industry participants want to know what the future holds for global immigration and movement, especially in these uncertain times. This conference will focus on developing a core understanding of the future of the immigration environment, with a mix of dedicated networking opportunities.

 

GUEST SPEAKERS & EXPERT PANELS

With the Conference focus on ‘The Future of Global Immigration’, you will hear from industry experts in the field of Business, Immigration, Relocation, Global Mobility, Demographics, & Government.

Several panels have been established to discuss relevant and related immigration topics, such as;

  • How Government Policy is shaping the future of Immigration
  • The Future of Global Movement for Expats
  • The Future of Immigration by Investment – with Guest Speaker Bruno L’ecuyer
  • The Future of Global Marketing, Business Development and Networking in our industry.

Keep checking the IIA Conference website for Conference Speaker updates and news.

 

Contact the Conference Organisers – Geraldine Collett or Chris Galway

+44 (0)7970 952620  info@iiaconference.com

17-18 November 2018 - IREX Residency & Citizenship Conclave
Date
17-18 November 2018
Venue
Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India

IREX Residency & Citizenship Conclave is a platform that offers various options and prospects of citizenship and residency across the world to Indian residents. The Conclave brings together Residency & Citizenship consultants, legal consultants, government bodies, property developers and other stakeholders under one roof.

IREX Residency & Citizenship Conclave includes;

  • Presentations by Individual companies and consultants, legal and financial experts and foreign government bodies to invited HNIs at the Conclave
  • Professional guidance and consultancy during the event from residency and citizenship advisers
  • B2B forum for international companies to appoint local representatives
  • Country presentations

Exhibitors and Attendees

The conclave will have participants from Cyprus, Portugal, Malta, Spain, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and EB5 companies from USA that offer Residency & Citizenship by investment.

 

Some of our exhibitors include SMM Group, Enterprise Greece, Barratt Homes, Migrate World, Leptos Estates, Amity Property Group, Dominica Group, Goldbank, Coral Boulevard, PSG etc.

Our Visitors include Pre-registered HNWIs (High-net-worth individuals), Immigration Consultants, Law Firms, Attorneys, Wealth Managers, Chartered Accountants, Investment Consultants/Advisers, International Investors, International Government bodies, Relevant Embassy Officials and Approved/accredited consultants and agents.

 

Topics of the Conference;

  • Outbound Immigration scenario in India
  • Immigration Landscape Worldwide
  • Changing Face of EB-5 and its impact on India investors
  • The Growing Market for Residency and Citizenship
  • Identifying the drivers for investment migration from India
  • Global Mobility- Tax Regimes and Planning Techniques
  • Panel Discussion on Competitive Analysis of Citizenship & Residency-by-Investment Programs
  • Interactive discussions with the attendees
  • Country Presentation

GMN Events Pvt. Ltd. is India’s leading event organiser that provides industry with multiple platforms which bring together buyers and sellers from around the world through a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences & seminars and content led shows. IREX Residency & Citizenship Conclave, International Real Estate Expo and International FTZ Expo are GMN’s flagship events.

To know more; visit www.citizenshipconclave.com

9-10 November 2018 - Cannes International Emigration and Luxury Property Expo 2018
Date
9-10 November 2018
Venue
Hyatt Hotel Martinez Cannes

The Cannes International Emigration and Luxury Property Expo incudes:

  • A conference featuring government representatives, leaders of the world’s most prominent immigration companies, and major property developers;
  • An exhibition showcasing around 100 international companies;
  • The ‘Global Challenges of the Immigration Market’ roundtable for government representatives only;
  • A press conference for leading business and industry media from 30 countries;
  • A variety of other activities, including seminars, individual meetings with clients; and
  • An exclusive high-end Gala Party for exhibitors and attendees.

 

Exhibitors and Attendees

The exhibition will bring together leading companies from 30 countries, including the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Cyprus, Malta, and other EU states. Exhibitors include immigration companies, property developers, law and financial firms, and private banks.

Our regular exhibitors include government agencies, international associations, and world-famous companies including Henley&Partners, FIABCI, EY, PwC, KPMG, and CMB Regional Centers.

Visitors come from 15 countries, including the CIS, and include representatives of globally recognized B2B companies, private individuals interested in immigration and acquisition of upscale properties and personal financial consulting services.

 

Topics of the Exhibition

  • Immigration (temporary or permanent residency in developed countries);
  • Acquisition of luxury real estate abroad (for personal use, to secure assets, create cash flow, or gain temporary or permanent residency through investment in an affluent country); and
  • Personal financial consulting (company formation, opening bank accounts in highly developed countries, private banking, tax optimization etc.).

The Cannes International Emigration and Luxury Property Exhibition is the 12th project in the IELP series.  Between 2016 and 2018, IELPE events were held around the world, including in Shanghai, Mumbai, Moscow,

Kyiv, Cannes, Almaty, and Baku.  Interviews with exhibitors and attendees and their feedback on the event can be viewed here.

 

 IMC Involvement

IMC Members are eligible for 30% exclusive discount on conference tickets

IMC Members are eligible for 5% exclusive discount on exhibition packages.

 

Registration

 Tickets can be purchased on the official website. For more information, please contact the organizer at: info@ielpe.com or +44 20 335 581 11.

4–6 November 2018 - 12th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference
4–6 November 2018
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Dubai

Henley & Partners is pleased to host its 12th annual Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Dubai in November 2018. Following the unprecedented success of the 11th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Hong Kong, we expect the conference in Dubai to be even larger and more influential than before.

The annual event has become the world’s largest and most significant conference on investment migration. In celebration of the conference’s 12th successful year, we again expect well over 400 attendees, a multitude of industry leaders, top-tier international service providers, and senior government officials who will share first-hand information on the latest developments in residence and citizenship planning.

Register for the conference here.

29 – 31 October 2018 - Investment Immigration Summit East Asia
Date
29 – 31 October 2018
Venue
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

 

 

 

Join us for the 6th Investment Immigration Summit East ASIA (IIS East Asia) where leading government officials and immigration industry specialists will compare and explore new and emerging opportunities for Greater China’s and East Asia’s HNWI to invest and migrate through the world’s top citizenship by investment programs.

If you’re focusing on the immigration market in Greater China and East Asia or if you are an agent or individual wanting to learn more about the available international opportunities for citizen investment programmes, this is the perfect opportunity for you to meet new local contacts and network with other industry experts in the region.

To view agenda, click here

To attend register here

IMC members enjoy a 15% discount to attend – Quote promo code BH1063IMC

8 October 2018 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Role of International Courts in Global Governance
8 October 2018 - Geneva, Switzerland
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix

In the absence of robust legislative and executive bodies, international courts are often expected to play an expansive role in the development and implementation of law. Judge Joan Donoghue will address the aspirations that we should have for courts such as the International Court of Justice, so as to take advantage of their potential without overloading them with issues that they are not equipped to address.

 

Judge Joan Donoghue was elected to the International Court of Justice in 2010, following a career at the U.S. State Department, where she served as the Principal Deputy Legal Adviser  from 2007 to 2010. Her work there spanned diverse topics in public international law, such as the negotiation and interpretation of treaties, the law of the sea, the environment, investment, human rights law and international humanitarian law. Judge Donoghue has had extensive experience with various forms of international dispute settlement, including claims agreements, arbitration and adjudication.

 

Moderator: Marcelo Kohen, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

This conference is part of the “Women in World Affairs” lectures series which is organised by the Institute and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations to showcase the achievements of prominent American women, from different sectors and backgrounds, in world affairs.

 

Register here

Oct. 29-30 - 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum
Oct. 29-30
Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Invest in the USA (IIUSA) are proud to announce that we are co-presenting the 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum, October 29–30, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL.

Combining AILA’s experience in offering world-class continuing legal education and unparalleled networking events for immigration law professionals and IIUSA’s unmatched expertise on the EB-5 investor visa program, this two-day conference promises to be the most important EB-5 event of the year! Whether you are an immigration attorney, a regional center representative, a service provider or a foreign intermediary, this years event will offer unprecedented opportunities to learn, network, drive business development, and have fun at social events in one of America’s most vibrant cities.

AILA is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its 15,000+ members. IIUSA is the national membership-based 501(c)(6) not-for-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program, with members accounting for a vast majority of capital formation and job creation in the United States resulting from the program. Together, in cooperation with the foremost experts on the EB-5 program, these two organizations are uniquely positioned to address every aspect of the industry in great depth.

Please be sure to save the date and start making plans to join us in Chicago October 29–30.

For more information, kindly click here
Register here

3 October 2018, Hong Kong - Scope of new OECD Rules on Abuse of Residence & Citizenship programmes Circumventing CRS
Date
3 October 2018, Hong Kong
  • OECD preventing abuse of residence & citizenship by investment scheme.
  • Why has OECD targeted Hong Kong?
  • Impact on actual and future residents in Hong Kong.
  • Consequences for promoters and service providers of residence schemes.

To view programme, click here

26 - 28 September 2018 - Fragomen EMEA Conference 2018 – Immigration 2025: The Changing Face of Immigration
26 - 28 September 2018
Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place

Join us for Fragomen’s EMEA conference to explore and analyse the latest immigration trends and challenges across the EMEA region. This event will provide valuable immigration information that will allow you to implement effective immigration strategies and plan for the future.

More details about the conference will be released later year. We encourage regional and local HR and global mobility practitioners to register your interest to attend. Please feel free to forward to your colleagues if you won’t be able to participate.

Please save the date and we hope to see you in Brussels.

12 June 2018 - 2018 AILA Global Immigration Forum
12 June 2018
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA

AILA’s Global Migration Section is pleased to announce that our Annual Immigration Forum will be held on June 12, 2018 in San Francisco, California, at the luxurious JW Marriott. The conference will take place prior to the 2018 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law at a location within easy walking distance of that conference venue.

Titled “Disrupting Business As Usual in the City by the Bay: Global Immigration Practice in a Restrictionist Era”, the GMS 2018 forum will provide practitioners with cutting edge information and practical advice on managing clients’ global mobility needs in an environment of change. The forum will offer panels that focus on current corporate immigration challenges, as well as legislative changes around the globe. Additionally, Consular officers from several jurisdictions will be presenting and providing insight regarding recent country specific changes to the immigration process.

Note that forum activities will commence Monday, June 11, 2018 with a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and Consultation with the Experts in the afternoon. On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the substantive forum panels will be held all day, followed by a conference dinner at Bistro Boudin at Fisherman’s Wharf. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 GMS will offer an option for consular tours and later that evening will host a networking and closing cocktail reception for all forum attendees. Supplemental registration is required for the following events:

For more information, please visit here

Auditorium A1B, Maison de la paix, Geneva - Making Migration Great Again: Challenges and Opportunities of the UN Global Compact for Migration
Auditorium A1B, Maison de la paix, Geneva
Tuesday 08 May 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

With the adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants by the UN General Assembly, states have launched an ambitious process of inter-governmental negotiations that will lead to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The global compact represents a momentum for the international community to set out a range of principles and commitments addressing all aspects of migration from a comprehensive and coherent approach.

This Lunch briefing will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the global compact to address the multidimensional reality of migration, improve the governance of migration and strengthen the human rights of migrants and their positive contribution to sustainable development.

Dr. Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law, Director of the Global Migration Centre and Head of the International Law Department. He has published 16 books and over 50 articles, book chapters and reports on migration and has launched 20 research projects on various issues related to migration from both a policy and academic perspective. Professor Chetail regularly serves as a consultant to governments, international organisations and NGOs. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly (Oxford University Press), General Editor of the book series Theory and Practice of Public International Law(Martinus Nijhoff) and Organisation internationale et relations internationales(Bruylant).

18 - 20 April 2018 - Investment Immigration Summit Ho Chi Minh
18 - 20 April 2018
Sofitel Saigon Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Join the 1st Investment Immigration Summit Ho Chi Minh City (IIS HCMC) where leading government officials and immigration industry specialists will compare and explore new and emerging opportunities for Vietnam’s HNWI to invest and migrate through the world’s top citizenship by investment programmes.

If you’re focusing on the immigration market in Vietnam or if you are an agent or individual wanting to learn more about the available international opportunities for citizen investment programmes, this is the perfect opportunity for you to meet new local contacts and network with other industry experts in the region.

 

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IMC members are entitled to a 15% discount to attend the conference.  Quote promo code BV1058IMC to enjoy the discount

 

Register Today

 

22 May 2018 - First Citizenship by Investment Due Diligence Conference
22 May 2018
Malta

Malta’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI) is internationally renowned for the level of due diligence it has developed for the hotly-debated industry. Malta’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP) takes due diligence and compliance very seriously, and this is what we believe distinguishes us from other programmes. Attracting individuals of high repute through the most rigorous programme proves to be beneficial to the parties on both ends, adding value to the country as much as to the individuals acquiring its citizenship. However, we feel that there is still a lack of understanding about what the application filtering mechanisms truly are.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to save the date for the first CBI Due Diligence Conference to be organised on the 22nd of May 2018, where we will bring together international key stakeholders in the field to share the best practices with all of you who will be participating, thus raising the industry’s standards even further.

 

More updates to follow shortly.

18 May 2018 & 23 May 2018 - OECD Preventing Abuse of Residence & Citizenship-by-Investment Programmes to Circumvent CRS
18 May 2018 & 23 May 2018

Switzerland

18 May 2018 – Sheraton Zurich &
23 May 2018 – Hotel Mandarin Oriental

 

The OECD is focusing on CRS loopholes. The «Mandatory Disclosure Rules addressing CRS Avoidance Arrangements» includes residence by investment (RbI) and citizenship by investment (CbI) schemes. The OECD regards the abuse of these programmes to circumvent the CRS, as warrants a separate initiative. High-risk RbI /CBI schemes do not have a minimum stay or accept «not being elsewhere for 183 days» combined with no tax on unremitted income. A flaw in CRS considering tax residence  is the physical residence. Anecdotal evidence indicates that these schemes are often used as the residence for CRS self-certification, whilst the account holder remains tax-resident elsewhere. The OECD is:

(i) assessing how these schemes can be exploited to circumvent the CRS;

(ii) identifying high-risk of abuse schemes;

(iii) reminding stakeholders of the importance of correctly applying relevant CRS due diligence procedures to prevent abuse.

 

Attend a workshop to learn more about:

> The OECD Initiative in Context
> How OECD Addresses CbI / RbI Schemes
> How Stakeholders Other Than FIs and Intermediaries will Address the Risks
> How Must FIs Enhance Due Diligence
> Hurdles to Implementing
> Which Avoidance is Strongly or Weakly Covered?
> Practical Application
> Which Jurisdictions are Impacted?
> Impact of Initiative on Jurisdictions
> Impact of Initiative on Promoters / Service Providers
> Impact of Initiative on Clients
> RbI/CbI vs. BEPS MDR v.s EU MDR vs UK POTAS
To view programme  click here

 

To register for the 18 May Zurich event, click here
To register for the 23 May Geneva event, click here
16 - 19 May - Invest Caribbean 2018
16 - 19 May
St Kitts Marriott Resort

The Caribbean Investment Summit 2018 is an annual industry event bringing together the five Caribbean CBI jurisdictions and other key players to discuss relevant issues affecting the industry as well as explore opportunities for further growth.

Global pioneers in Citizenship by Investment programmes, St Kitts and Nevis, plays host to this year’s summit under the theme Unity in the Age of Division: Emerging Trends of CIPs in an Uncertain World. The summit moves beyond the Caribbean’s cradle of economic citizenship, providing informed and smart insights into the industry’s current state of play, and beyond.

 

Event Highlights

  • Showcasing the Caribbean’s Citizenship by Investment Programmes
  • Addressing regional and global challenges that may affect CIPs
  • Defending Caribbean CIPs in the face of adversity
  • Promoting the Caribbean as a safe place to invest
  • Highlighting opportunities & advantages in real estate & other sectors

 

View schedule here

For more information click here

To register click here

22 - 24 April 2018 - 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference
22 - 24 April 2018
Washington D.C.

IUSA is proud to once again host the EB-5 Advocacy Conference in our nation’s capital April 22- 24, 2018. Now in its 11th year, it is the EB-5 industry’s premier conference focused on advocating for the EB-5 Program, promoting industry success and driving business development.

In addition to the Advocacy Conference, IIUSA is excited to announce an entirely new event: The Inaugural EB-5 Achievement Banquet, which will be held the night prior to the official start of the conference on April 22. The Banquet will bring together industry stakeholders from across the country for a night to celebrate industry success with awards, advocacy and industry development.

 

For more information click here

To register click here

12 - 13 April 2018 - Step International Conference
12 - 13 April 2018
Hilton, St Julian's, Malta

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 3rd International STEP conference hosted by STEP Malta.

We are pleased to report that we had an excellent feedback from participants, speakers and sponsors in relation to the conferences held in 2011 and 2014.  It is exciting to try to replicate or improve on those successful conferences.  As a participant usually the more open and the more you put in, the more you will get out of the conference.

 

Conference Brochure, click here

To register, please click here

 

14 March 2018 - Posted Workers in the EU Impact on Mobility, Employees and What You Need to Know
14 March 2018
EU Webinar Series 2018

 

Fragomen invites you to a webinar to discuss the rules for posted workers in the EU and the impact it may have on your mobility programme and employees. As the requirements have now been rolled out throughout the EU, companies will be forced to quickly adapt to the regulations and must have a robust compliance programme in place to avoid penalties and sanctions.

During this webinar, we will discuss the following topics:

  • The posted workers rules: What do they mean and what is their purpose?
  • Enforcement: What obligations are imposed on companies for posted workers?
  • Impact: What is a posted worker and which employees are affected?
  • Non-compliance: What are the risks, the penalties and sanctions of non-compliance?

We will use practical examples to explain the posted worker requirements and how they operate in practice. We will also address inconsistences in approach across the EU in order to help you create processes and policies to manage this.

Speakers:


Who should attend?

Any HR or mobility manager with responsibility for individuals working across Europe. We also encourage you to pass this invite to any relevant legal teams and employment/payroll contacts.

 

Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm Central European time

Location: Online

The webinar is free to attend and registration is required.

Access details will be provided in advance of the event via email.
Please register by 12 March 2018


To register, please click here.

Alternatively, you may register using the link here: https://cvent.me/xyM2

If you have any questions, please email events@fragomen.com.

 

27 - 28 February 2018 - Global Investment Immigration Summit
27 - 28 February 2018
JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai, India

BLS Global is pleased to announce the inaugural Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 (GIIS18 India) taking place in Mumbai in February 2018.

Mumbai is ideally situatedfor this event, with its rising position in the global marketplace and in-turn an exponential growth in overseas citizenship and residency applicants. We therefore anticipate that Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 India will be the busiest and largest event of its kind ever to take place in India. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data for fiscal year 2016, India accounted for $177 million in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), only behind China and Vietnam. Given the slowdown in the Chinese market, EB-5 and global projects sponsors are increasingly looking towards India as a vital investor market place.

Over two conference-packed days, the investment migration event will attract over 500 delegates ranging HNWIs (high-net-worth individuals) delegates together with leading business figures, senior government officials, industry professionals, as well as top-tier financial and business media. GIS18 India willbring together investors, immigration agents, and global mobility managers together with international immigration citizenship experts from the USA, the Caribbean, the UK/Ireland, the Mediterranean and other key target regions specifically for a specifically targeted dynamic Indian audience.

The Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 Indiaconference programme will deliver presentations on the latest developments and policy changes impacting the fast-changing Citizenship/Residencyenvironment. The presentations and lively panel discussions will be delivered by leading influential industry experts and educational thinkers in the migration/investment marketplace. The dynamic conference programme has been structured around globalised migration/investment countries and regions, including the USA, Canada, the Caribbean together with the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Mediterranean region.

For more information, please click here

To register, please click here

25 - 27 February 2018 - Investment Immigration Summit MENA – Dubai
25 - 27 February 2018
Shangri La Dubai, UAE

Join us for the 4th Annual Investment Immigration Summit MENA (IIS MENA) on 25-27 February 2018 in Dubai, where leading government officials and immigration industry specialists will compare and explore new and emerging opportunities for MENA’s HNWI to invest and migrate through the world’s top citizenship by investment programmes.

If you’re focusing on the immigration market in the Middle East and North Africa, or if you are an agent or individual wanting to learn more about the available international opportunities for citizen investment programmes, ensure you have this blocked off in your calendar. We look forward to seeing you in February.

 

To download program, click here

To register, click here

20 - 21 February 2018 - Global Immigration Law Summit
20 - 21 February 2018
Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London

The 2nd Global Immigration Law Summit will surpass the generic “what if” debate and go directly to the source of “what strategies should I put in place?” to deal with diverse policy changes in immigration law at home and abroad.

Through interactive formats and insight from both immigration lawyers and Global Mobility/ HR professionals, this conference has a unique standpoint in delivering practical, varied and succinct strategies to the greatest challenges in global immigration law in 2018.

 

Key Sessions

 

  • Connecting Immigration Strategy To Company Objectives To Enable Growth, Cut Costs And Navigate Compliance Risk
  • All Eyes on Trump: Where Do We Stand Today And What Practical Strategies Can Be Deployed?
  • Lessons Learnt From Around The World: Will The UK Go Forwards Or Backwards?
  • Analysing Post-Brexit Immigration Policies And Debating The Pros And Cons
  • Assignment, Mobility And Rights: Moving Around The Intra Corporate Transfer Directive
  • The Other Side To The Coin: EU Immigration Considerations
  • Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) – Practical Insight
  • Tightening The Reins- Global Immigration Law Enforcement
  • Immigration Compliance- From Fragile To Agile

Benefits of Attending

  • Return to the office with practical strategies to deal with the “policy nightmare” in immigration law in 2018. Each speaker is prepped with highlighting their strategy, frameworks, execution of such, pitfalls along the way and current status of the programme
  • “Death By PowerPoint” banned. Interactive session formats, including working group roundtables, breakfast briefings, lunch and learns, live polling and self-reflection exercises implemented
  • Macro panel sessions focusing on global policy issues, followed directly by Global Mobility/HR impact through Flash Insight Case Studies. Hear from Rolls-Royce, InterContinental Hotels Group and more!
  • Return to the office with practical strategies to deal with the “policy nightmare” in immigration law in 2018. Each speaker is prepped with highlighting their strategy, frameworks, execution of such, pitfalls along the way and current status of the programme

 

For more information, please click here

To register, please click here

 

26 - 27 January 2018 - 2018 Las Vegas EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration Convention
26 - 27 January 2018
Bellagio Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

EB5 Investors Magazine is proud to announce its first conference of 2018: the Las Vegas EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration Convention at the luxurious Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 26-27.

The two-day networking and educational event, which became the EB-5 industry’s most-attended domestic event last year with more than 1,000 attendees, will feature a gathering of migration agents, regional centers, immigration and securities attorneys, developers, broker-dealers and other prominent EB-5 program stakeholders.

The conference will feature interactive panels moderated by professionals experienced in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, as well as in-depth workshops designed especially for attorneys, agents, intermediaries and project developers.

Who Will Attend the 2018 Las Vegas EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration Convention?

  • Migration agents
  • Regional centers and project developers
  • Immigration and securities attorneys
  • Broker-dealers and many other industry service providers

Why Attend?

  • Connect and grow your business network with EB-5 industry influencers
  • Gain knowledge from attending interactive and educational panels
  • Showcase your business to a prominent gathering of EB-5 stakeholders

 

For more information, please click here

To register, please click here

Wednesday, November 29th at 11:00 am GMT - Introduction to Renouncing Your US Citizenship & Its Tax Implications
Wednesday, November 29th at 11:00 am GMT
WEBINAR

Some of the issues to be covered include:

  • Green card holders being treated as expatriates, just like those who renounce their citizenship;
  • Differences between covered and non-covered expatriate status;
  • Tax consequences of being a covered expatriate;
  • The importance of being tax compliant before expatriating, and;
  • Many more!

Don’t forget to register below for what’s shaping up to be another informative and vibrant event. Book your spot!

 

Do You Have Any US Expatriation Questions?

As usual, our panelists look forward to your questions so make sure to submit as many as you’d like.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about this process and feed your curiosity. Submit your questions!

 

For full details, please click here

 

14–16 November 2017 - Henley & Partners 11th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference
14–16 November 2017
JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

Henley & Partners is pleased to host its 11th annual Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Hong Kong in November 2017. Following the unprecedented success of this event at the iconic Savoy Hotel in London last year, we expect the conference in Hong Kong to be even larger and more influential than before.

The annual event has become the world’s largest and most significant investment migration conference, attracting nearly 500 international delegates from over 40 countries, and bringing together presidents, prime ministers, senior government officials, leading academics and industry professionals, as well as top-tier financial and business media.

In celebration of the conference’s 11th successful year, we again expect well over 400 attendees, a multitude of industry leaders, top-tier international service providers and senior government officials who will present first-hand information on the latest developments in residence and citizenship planning.

The premium delegate profile and event exclusivity will provide unrivalled networking opportunities with the industry elite and highly focused content on the latest developments and trends in residence and citizenship planning.

 

To register, please click here

15 - 17 November 2017 - 8th Biennial Global Immigration Conference
15 - 17 November 2017
The Grange St Pauls, London, England

A conference presented by the IBA Immigration and Nationality Law Committee

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • The new age of global immigration and mobility: challenges and opportunities
  • Global mobility report
  • Skilled workers and compliance
  • Global battle for the entrepreneur and investor
  • Dual citizenship – renunciation and expatriation
  • Business immigration to final frontier in our world – Africa and the Middle East
  • Between cooperation and competition: the place of immigration lawyering in a global mobility world
  • Asia Pacific and South America
  • What future for EU and Schengen border controls
  • US immigration and visa policy in the Trump era – what has changed and what has not?
  • Navigating the storms: ethical dilemmas in immigration law

 

For full details, click here

 

 

 

 

9 - 10 November 2017 - Investment Immigration Summit – ASEAN
9 - 10 November 2017
Intercontinental Bangkok

Join us for the 2nd Investment Immigration Summit ASEAN where leading government officials and immigration industry specialists will compare and explore new and emerging opportunities for South East Asia’s HNWI to invest and migrate through the world’s top citizenship by investment programs. If you’re focusing on the immigration market in South East Asia or if you are an agent/individual wanting to learn more about the available international opportunities for citizen investment programs, ensure you have this blocked off in your calendar.

IMC Presence
Bruno L’ecuyer, Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council:
Day 1: Speaker in the keynote speeches from Heads of States and Senior Ministers
Day 2: Chairman, opening & closing remarks

To view agenda, click here
To attend register here

IMC members enjoy a 15% discount to attend – Quote promo code BH1062IMC

6-7 November 2017 - Investment Immigration Summit EAST ASIA
6-7 November 2017
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

Join us for the 5th Investment Immigration Summit East Asia (IIS East Asia) where leading government officials and immigration industry specialists will compare and explore new and emerging opportunities for East Asia’s HNWI to invest and migrate through the world’s top citizenship by investment programs. If you’re focusing on the immigration market in East Asia or if you are an agent/individual wanting to learn more about the available international opportunities for citizen investment programs, ensure you have this blocked off in your calendar.

IMC Presence
Bruno L’ecuyer, Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council:
Day 1: Speaker in the keynote speeches from Heads of States and Senior Ministers
Day 2: Chairman, opening & closing remarks

To view agenda, click here
To attend register here

IMC members enjoy a 15% discount to attend – Quote promo code BH1062IMC

2 - 3 November 2017 - AILA Presents Global Citizenship and the Foreign National
2 - 3 November 2017
Casa de Campo Resort, Santo Domingo

AGENDA

8:00a.m.-8:30a.m
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30a.m.-8:45a.m
Introductory Remarks

8:45a.m.-9:45a.m:
Hot Topics- Including Conference Participant Interactive Session on Consulate Adjudication Trends and Alerts*

-The Outlook for Immigration Legislation

-The Trump Fallout-Where are We Now?

-Significant Changes at CIS, CBP and ICE

-Visa Revocations and How to Avoid Damage to Your Client

-Consular Practice Interactive Session

-Ethical Issues in Representation of Foreign Nationals in a Changing Environment

All Participants are Speakers

Lynn Lee, Esq., Washington, D.C. (moderator); Annaluisa Padilla, Esq., La Habra, Ca.; Marketa Lindt, Esq., Chicago, Ill.; Diane Butler, Esq., Seattle, Wa.

9:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Global Citizenship by Investment Advantages/Disadvantages and E-2 Possibilities

-Popular Caribbean Citizenship Programs

-Grenada’s Citizenship Program

-E-2 Possibilities and Limitations

-Tax and Loss of Citizenship/Residence Considerations

-Route to EU Citizenship

-Recommendations for Those Seeking Access to the U.S. or to the EU

-Ethical Issues in Multi-Country Citizenship

Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Esq., Miami, (moderator); Kaisha Ince, Senior Governance & Commercial Advisor to the Prime Minister of Grenada; Andrea St. Bernard, LL.M., Managing Partner of Henley & Partners, Grenada; Jon Green, Partner of Henley & Partners, Canada; Jack Finkelman, Esq., Miami, Fl.

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
E Visas: Not Always Smooth Sailing

-Consular Officer is Wrong/Is There Recourse?

-Money in Escrow Contingent Upon E Issuance, Is This Still Allowed?

-Conflict Between Real and Operating and In The Process of Investing

-Walsh and Pollard, Is It Still Viable?

-E Renewals and Company losses

-Applicant is Beneficiary of Visa Petition, Is This Fatal?

-Are Real Estate Investments Viable Paths to the E-2?

-Third Country Processing, Does it Exist?

-Ethical Issues and Managing Client Expectations

Teri Simmons, Esq. Atlanta, Ga. (moderator); Ramon Curiel, Esq., San Antonio, Tx.; Maite Hoyos, Esq., Miami, Fl.; Leigh Ganchan, Esq., Houston, Tx.; Marcos Scanu, Visa Business Plans, Miami, Fl.

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m
Lunch

Q & A with CBP/CIS International Ops and DOS

Guadalupe H. Ramirez, Assistant CBP Director (Santo Domingo); Miguel Figueroa, USCIS International Operations (Miguel Figueroa)

 2:00 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
EB-5: the Fallout

Legislative Changes to the Program

-Aftermath of Dealing with Sunset Dates

-Policy and Regulatory Updates

-Quota Retrogression and Processing Delays

-Can Counsel Assist in Ensuring the Client’s Money is Protected in Regional Center Projects

-Counsel’s Role in Selecting and Reviewing Regional Center Projects

-Is Acquisition of a Business Still Feasible for a Direct EB-5?

-Ethical Issues in EB-5 Representation, Fee Splitting, Fee Kickbacks, and Choosing Projects

Ronald Klasko, Esq., Phil, Pa. (moderator); Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Esq., Miami, Fl.; Ignacio Donoso, Esq., Washington, D.C.; Dawn Lurie, Esq., Washington, D.C.

2:55 p.m. -3:50 p.m
Dissecting the Skilled Worker Regulations

Highlighting the benefits and dangers

-Expansion of H-1B cap exemption

-Who Owns the Residence Process and When?

-Preservation of Priority Dates

Unlawful Presence Issues

-Are the Comments Law?

-What are Compelling Circumstances and the Advantages and Disadvantages of Applying for EAD

-Portability, What is our Experience?

Greg Siskind, Esq., Memphis, Tn. (moderator); Cyrus Mehta, Esq., N.Y. N.Y.; Chuck Kuck, Esq., Atlanta, Ga. ; David Grunblatt, Esq., N.Y., N.Y.

3:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Coffee

4:05 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Dealing with the Problem Case at the Consulate

Tips for filing Successful 212(d)(3) Waivers

How to Package a Successful Waiver Application

–Dealing with “Reason to Believe” Grounds of Inadmissibility

-What Material Does the Consulate Send to the ARO?

-Is the ARO a Rubber Stamp for the Consulate?

– How Long Do 212(d)(3) Waivers Take to Process

-Is There Any Hope for the Terminal Case (reason to believe, administration processing)

-Ethical Quandaries in Waiver Preparation

Anis Saleh, Esq., Miami, Fl. (moderator). Cheryl David, Esq., NY, NY; Aaron Hall, Esq., Denver, Co.

5:00 p.m. -5:50 p.m.
Building and Maintaining a Successful Practice

-Advertising, Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

-What Successful Lawyers Attribute to their Achievement

-How to Bill and Collect Fees

-How Important is Client Follow-up?

-Yelp, AVVO, Superlawyers, Chambers-Do These Matter?

-How to Build Your Practice in an Ethical Manner

Julie Pearl, Esq., San Francisco, Ca. (moderator); Jeff Devore, Esq.  Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.; Marisa Casablanca, Esq., Miami, Fl.

 

To Register, click here

 

To Book your Room, click here

26 - 28 October 2017 - AILA Central Florida Chapter’s 31st Annual Immigration Law Conference (AILA)
26 - 28 October 2017
HYATT Regency Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando, Florida

To view Program Schedule, click here

 

For Hotel booking:
Conference Room Rate is $229.00 (King); $249.00 (Queen/Double) + fees/taxes per night.

Please Request the American Immigration Lawyers Association rate!

By Phone: 888-421-1442 (Request AILA Rate) or via website

 

 

23 - 25 October 2017 - 2017 EB-5 Industry Forum – IIUSA
23 - 25 October 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida

The EB-5 Industry Forum is the year’s premier EB-5 conference focusing on education and business development on a global scale. We welcome all industry stakeholders to join us in Miami, Florida from October 23-25 at this pivotal moment for the EB-5 industry.

This year’s EB-5 Industry Forum will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. The resort is located on a tropical island oasis just minutes from downtown Miami and 20 minutes from Miami International Airport.

To view Programme, click here

For further details, please click here

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM CEST - Taxlinked – Citizenship-by-Investment Webinar
Wednesday, 20th September 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM CEST

Taxlinked is thrilled to announce their next webinar, focusing on all-things Citizenship-by-Investment, a trending topic among wealth managers, HNWIs and other professionals in the financial services sector.

The event will take place on Wednesday, September 20th at 14:30 London time, and it will involve several experts in the industry who will tackle your questions on citizenship-by-investment programs throughout the globe.

Key panelists include:
– Laszlo Kiss, Managing Director, Discus Holdings Ltd., Malta
– Bruno L’Ecuyer, CEO, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

Some of the questions to be tackled include:
– Considering that tax laws change so quickly, is there a chance investors potentially pick a jurisdiction that might make the granting of permanent residency or citizenship nearly impossible to attain some years after the investment was made?

– Given that more and more jurisdictions offer citizenship through investment, how should investors decide which jurisdiction suit them, besides considering the investment amounts?

– Is there any research on how the benefits of CIPs outweigh their disadvantages?

– Can someone provide details about the CIP requirements for Brazil? Is it true there are developed communities for foreigners in the north of Brazil?

– And many more!

 

To register, click here

 

4th - 6th June 2018 - Investment Migration Forum 2018
4th - 6th June 2018

Our goal is to demonstrate with all clarity that investment migration when organised at a top-notch level is overwhelmingly beneficial for the individual, government and the consultant. During the event organised by the IMC we will be underlining the quality of the people we are dealing with, which uniquely position them in the best possible way to make important contributions. Clearly distinguishing investment migration from other kinds of migration, which are frequently associated with economic tensions and even potential radicalisation of the host societies, if not cultural tensions and intolerance.

To view website click here

 

20 July 2017 - Special Investor Program of Montenegro
20 July 2017
Hilton, Podgorica, Montenegro

The Investment Migration Council and the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro are proud to host a workshop on the planned Special Investor Program of Montenegro. The workshop will cover a comparison of international citizenship-by-investment programs and factors that contribute to their success. In addition, it will feature a special keynote address by Pavle Radulović,Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, and a panel discussion by international experts in the field.

To view programme, click here

Montenegrin–English translation services will be available for delegates during the seminar.

We are also delighted to invite you to the official gala dinner, following the workshop, with a special private performance by the internationally acclaimed Montenegrin singer, Sergej Ćetković.

 

Please register by 17 July 2017, by contacting us on events@investmentmigration.org

Monday, 29 May 2017 - Greek Golden Visa Programme
Athens, Greece
Monday, 29 May 2017
Hotel Grande Bretagne , Golden Room

Enterprise Greece and the Investment Migration Council cordially invite you to a workshop and panel discussion on the:

GREEK GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM
Current status, international comparison and future opportunities

The workshop will cover a comparison of European Residence-by-Investment Programs and factors that contribute to their success.  In addition, it will feature a panel discussion by international experts in the field.  Download the program

 

IMC Presence
Bruno L’ecuyer, Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council, will be participating, and the IMC will have an information desk, please feel free to drop by and introduce yourself to Denis Kravchenko, Relationship Manager who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

 

19-21 April 2017 - 2017 International Migration Summit Shanghai
19-21 April 2017
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

imageInternational Migration Summit (IMS) is a biannual summit held by Sankgo in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Shenzhen, China. It provides wonderful opportunities for attendees from all over the world, including government officials, real estate developers, attorneys, accountants, funds and Chinese immigration agents, to share global immigration information, related policies and laws, as well as expertise and experience with each other. As a significant source for getting abundant information about investment & immigration, IMS serves as a perfect platform for international project companies and Chinese agents to seek cooperation with those who are best suited for them, so as to offer Chinese investors the most appropriate and secure investment & immigration programs and services.

– Expose your business or project to decision-makers from migration agencies around China

– Advertise your company to more than 2000 Chinese agents both before and after the summit

– Present your company in the significant Business to Business conference in China

For more information, please visit the IMS website.

1 - 2 February 2017 - Russian Wealth Advisors Forum
1 - 2 February 2017
Zürich Marriott Hotel

With the CRS rules coming into force and Europe and America prolonging sanctions on Russia the environment for professionals advising wealthy Russians continues to be challenging.

To address these and many other topical issues, we are gathering top private client lawyers, private bankers, tax advisors and family offices at this prestigious Forum in Zurich.

We will deal extensively with various aspects of the exchange of information, disclosure and what planning techniques are
available to the clients. We will also address immigration, succession planning, confidentiality and disclosure, cyber security
and many other relevant topics.

This Forum also offers excellent networking opportunities and this year we are adding more formats to make networking even more productive.

For more details, please click here

27 - 28 February 2017 - Global Immigration Law Summit
27 - 28 February 2017
Central London

In an increasingly globalised world, the ability to mobilize skilled workers is critical to the success of today’s businesses. The constantly evolving legal and regulatory framework for immigration in different jurisdictions makes achieving this quickly and within budget a formidable task for many companies.

Therefore, in this fast developing area there is a need for HR and Global Mobility professionals as well as the lawyers in private practice advising them to keep up to speed with the latest changes in immigration law and policy across different jurisdictions.

C5’s inaugural conference will bring together leading lawyers in this area with senior HR and Global Mobility professionals and will offer timely legal analysis and discussion on the key immigration topics that are impacting upon businesses which include the immigration implications of Brexit.

ATTEND THIS EVENT TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO:

The immigration implications of Brexit:

  • How will leaving the EU affect the free movement of people?
  • Impact on the financial services
  • What will this mean for industries that rely on low skilled labour?

Global mobility in a changing political landscape:

  • The business challenges in running global mobility programmes
  • Global transfers of skilled workers and the obligations on
    employers
  • Acquisition of citizenship
  • The future of the Entrepreneur and the Investor visa
  • How will the presidential race impact immigration policy in
    the US?

Immigration Law in a practical global context:

  • The Australian points based system
  • The Canadian immigration regime
  • Shifting personnel to Asia
  • The logistics of moving the family
Book your ticket now and benefit from our Early Bird discount saving you up to £200
23 March 2017 - Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar
23 March 2017
The Future for UK Immigration Policy
Central London

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to consider the future for the UK’s immigration framework.

It will focus on key challenges and opportunities for policy in the exit scenarios that are likely to follow the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, looking in particular at:

  • Next steps for border controls, asylum frameworks and future efforts to tackle irregular migration; and
  • Options ahead for regulating legal routes of settlement in the UK – including the rules governing work, student and family migration.

It comes at a time of wide-ranging policy development in this area, including:

  • Government’s recently renewed aim of reducing net-migration to tens of thousands per year;
  • The recently announced Home Office consultation on entry rules for foreign workers and students;
  • Recently launched government consultation on proposals for an expedited appeals process for detained immigration and asylum appellants; and
  • The joint statement from the Home Secretary and French Interior Minister pledging to tackle migratory pressures in Calais, as well as humanitarian issues and illegal immigration networks.

Areas of discussion to include:

  • Border control and security – options post-Brexit, with latest thinking on the future of juxtaposed controls in Calais, access to the Schengen Information System, the collection of passenger data, and the future of the UK/Ireland Common Travel Area;
  • Illegal migration – the impact so far of recent Government measures to tackle illegal working, and prevent illegal migrants from accessing services in the UK, following the granting of Royal Assent of the Immigration Act 2016;
  • UK asylum policy – perspectives on the UK’s future involvement with the Common European Asylum System, and next steps for policy in the context of Europe’s continued “migration crisis”;
  • The Immigration Rules – options for the future negotiation of the UK’s points based system, particularly for skilled workers and students, and the implications for businesses, universities and the UK economy; and
  • EU migration – latest thinking on how Brexit will impact on freedom of movement, including the future position of EU citizens currently in the UK, as well as Britons living abroad.

The conference is expected to bring together key policymakers with a range of stakeholders, including lawyers, local authorities, business groups, universities, colleges, campaign groups, economists and commentators, as well as representatives from national and trade press.

Download Agenda

Booking arrangements
To book places, please use the online booking form.

 

 

 

12 - 13 October 2016 - Private Investor: Russia & CIS
5th International Adam Smith Conference
12 - 13 October 2016
Hilton Canary Wharf, London

The Private Investor: Russia & CIS is the leading event in London for private wealth management in Russia and the CIS.  High-level participants, including investment managers, representatives from family offices, and private bankers from Russia, United Kingdon, Switzerland, Cyprus, Malta, Luxembourg, UAE, Liechtenstein, the United States, Spain and other countries will be present.

 

Adam Smith Conferences is working on increasing the opportunities to network with private clients at the event. There will be chances to hear and meet renowned speakers, including representatives of the Russian business elite.

 

Key features of the 2016 conference include:

  • Popular session: “Business in Londongrad” On-stage interview with successful entrepreneurs from Russia / CIS developing businesses in London.

 

  • Today’s portrait of Russian private investors + case studies of investment.

 

  • NEW! Keynote presentation from a well-known Economist: Economic and political situation in Russia; correlation with oil prices; is the Russian economy diversifying in response to recent challenges?

 

  • NEW! Round table: Successful female entrepreneurs from the Russia / CIS in the UK

 

  • Hot topic 1: Recent legal and tax news from Russia: CFC rules, foreign exchange control and other important draft laws

 

  • Hot topic 2: The world of transparency and international information exchange: what does the future hold for the banking industry/private wealth management/fiduciary services?

 

  • Business networking: Round tables with Russian family offices and private bankers

 

For programme, full speaker line-up and registration, please click here.

 

All IMC members can benefit from a 20% discount* for this event by quoting AS2433IMC upon registration.

 

* Discount is not valid for persons who have already registered to participate at this conference and/or seminar(s). All discounts can only be applied at the time of registration and cannot be combined. All discounts are subject to approval.

 

26-28 October 2016 - 2016 International Migration Summit Beijing
26-28 October 2016
Conrad Beijing

International Migration Summit (IMS) is a biannual summit held by Sankgo BC in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Shenzhen, China.

It provides wonderful opportunities for attendees from all over the world, including government officials, real estate developers, attorneys, accountants, funds and Chinese immigration agents, to share global immigration information, related policies and laws, as well as expertise and experience with each other. As a significant source for getting abundant information about investment & immigration, IMS serves as a perfect platform for international project companies and Chinese agents to seek cooperation with those who are best suited for them, so as to offer Chinese investors the most appropriate and secure investment & immigration programs and services.

2016 International Migration Summit (Beijing) on Thursday, October 27 will feature presentations and Panel Discussions led by professionals and government officials from the US, Europe, and Caribbean. On Wednesday, October 26, there will be a Cocktail Reception for all participants, offering networking opportunities. Agent Workshops for project companies and Chinese agents will be held on Friday, October 28.

 

IMC Presence
Bruno L’ecuyer, CEO, will be presenting on Thursday, 27th October at 13h00: ” Industry Stands and Regulations”

 

For more information about this event, please click here

6 - 7 December 2016 - Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016: Vision, Action, Prosperity
6 - 7 December 2016
Hilton Toronto

Participate in Canada’s first ever Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit!

Share your vision on how Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial programs can support a more prosperous economy and society. Connect with Canadian and international immigration practitioners, lawyers, consultants, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, investors, wealth managers, bankers, economists, researchers, and representatives from business, finance, and real estate.

Why an Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit?

Since 1978, Canada has sought business savvy and high-net-worth immigrants to stimulate economic activity through investments, business and job creation, and spending. To date, the results have been mixed.

On the one hand, the programs draw talent, investment capital, and spending power to Canada. Conversely, concerns are often raised about issues such as the ‘sale of Canadian citizenship’, housing affordability, and the extent to which programs benefit Canada’s economy and society.

In convening Canadian and international stakeholders, the Summit is facilitating dialogue on the strategic value of today’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs, and how they might be reformed for greater impact tomorrow. The Summit’s key findings will inform a major Conference Board report, to be released in early 2017, on how Canada’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs could be strengthened.

Ideas abound on how Canada’s programs can achieve their potential. Voice your thoughts at the Summit.

Key questions up for discussion include:

  • Does Canada need entrepreneur and investor immigration programs?
  • What is Canada doing well and what improvements can be made to better support Canada’s economic and social prosperity?
  • What are domestic and international best practices that can be applied widely in Canada?
  • What would optimal programs look like at the federal, provincial, and territorial levels?
  • How many entrepreneur and investor immigrants should Canada admit each year?
  • What is the right balance between passive and active investment programs?
  • In designing these programs, how can Canada reconcile its economic and social immigration objectives?

Why You Should Attend

  • Learn from distinguished speakers and delegates about entrepreneur and investor immigration around the world—including domestic and global issues and trends, best practices, its impact on foreign direct investment, and the future.
  • Connect with Canadian and international immigration practitioners, lawyers, consultants, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, investors, wealth managers, bankers, economists, researchers, and representatives from business, finance, and real estate.
  • Gain insights during special hands-on sessions to help you better meet the needs of entrepreneur and investor immigrants.
  • Voice your perspective at Canada’s first ever Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit and be a part of history.
  • Shape recommendations on how Canada can enhance its entrepreneur and investor immigration programs for a more prosperous economy and society. Your views will inform a major Conference Board report to be released in early-2017.

Summit Themes: Vision, Action, Prosperity

The Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016 is guided by the themes of Vision, Action, Prosperity:

  • Vision: Imagining a shared vision for the future of Canada’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs that meets Canada’s economic and social objectives. This entails exploring the Canadian and international landscape to assess opportunities, trends, issues, the motives of entrepreneur and investor immigrants, Canada’s strengths, and areas where it can improve.
  • Action: Identifying what steps should be taken, and by whom, to help Canada advance towards stronger, more globally competitive entrepreneur and investor immigration programs. The Summit’s interactive plenary, concurrent, consultation, and networking sessions allows delegates to exchange views, develop connections, and inform recommendations.
  • Prosperity: The goal of entrepreneur and investor immigration programs is to support economic and social prosperity across Canada. In support of this goal, the Conference Board is using key findings and recommendations from the Summit to inform a major report on the path forward for Canada’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs.

 

To register please click here

9 September 2016 - 2016 EB-5 Fall Seminar: EB-5 at a Crossroads
9 September 2016

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP is holding its 3rd annual full day EB-5 seminar entitled “EB-5 at a Crossroads” . This one-day seminar will focus on EB-5 Regional Centers and Developers interested in capitalizing projects with EB-5 financing.


Why Should I Attend This Seminar?

EB-5 is at a crossroads:

  • New EB-5 legislation on the horizon
  • New administrative compliance initiatives instituted by USCIS
  • Unexpected impacts of quota backlogs
  • Failed and fraudulent projects focusing new attention on EB-5 compliance protections
  • Changes in customary escrow arrangements
  • Redeployment of investor funds
  • Important changes in the project marketing landscape

This seminar will provide the latest information on these and other cutting edge topics. In addition to our team of nationally-recognized EB-5 attorneys, we have brought together some of the top experts in the field – successful regional centers; real estate developers; securities counsel; financial and loan administration institutions; marketing consultants; due diligence and risk management consultants.

Given the increased focus of USCIS, the SEC and investors on failed and fraudulent projects, our program will have an emphasis on all aspects of compliance.

Presented on the eve of the expiration of the regional center program and on the week when EB-5 quota numbers for the new fiscal year will be released, the program is timed to provide the most updated information to enable EB-5 stakeholders to plan for the changes ahead.

We look forward to presenting you with insights and strategies on structuring and marketing projects and on compliance best practices, and to having the opportunity to address your questions.

 

For more information and to register, please click here

9 - 11 November 2016 - 10th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference
9 - 11 November 2016

151103-LONDON-672-x-451Henley & Partners is pleased to host its 10th annual Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in London in November 2016. Having successfully hosted this event in locations globally over the past decade, we expect the event in London to be the largest and most influential yet.

In celebration of the conference’s 10th successful year, there will be well over 400 attendees, and a multitude of industry leaders, top-tier international service providers and senior government officials who will present first-hand information on the latest developments in residence and citizenship planning.

The premium delegate profile and event exclusivity will provide unrivalled networking opportunities with the industry elite and highly focused content on the international trend of increasing mobility.

For more information, please click here

10 - 11 October 2016 - The 6th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum: IIUSA
10 - 11 October 2016
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

The 6th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum is the year’s premier EB-5 IIUSA-LA2016conference focusing on educational and business development on
a global scale.

Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the national not-for-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program will hold its 6th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Westwood, CA.

Attended by international investment and economic development professionals from around the world, the EB-5 Industry Forum will feature panels on legislative and regulatory activities that will shape the future of the EB-5 Program.

For more information about this event, please click here

25 - 27 September 2016 - Best Legal Cyprus, Annual Conference of Legal Practitioners
25 - 27 September 2016
Four Seasons Hotel Limassol

A practitioner-oriented networking event which will promote specific investment opportunities in Cyprus and abroad.

 

The event comprises of three parts:

•An Investment Exhibition featuring carefully screened investment sponsors, projects and products in the property, renewable energy, tourism, and technology sectors.

•A one-day conference for investment practitioners.

•A one-day field trip to selected investment projects in Cyprus

 

For more information about this event, please click here

23 May & 25 May 2016 - Live and Invest in the Melbourne, Australia and New Zealand
23 May & 25 May 2016

Monday 23 May – Hilton Frankfurt City Centre, Germanyshutterstock_129729869
&
Wednesday 25 May – New Zealand Embassy Paris, France

Discover your future at exclusive seminars hosted by the New Zealand Government and the State Government of Victoria, Australia

In conjunction with industry-leading specialists Hightrees Law and Migration Cover, representatives from the Australian state government of Victoria and New Zealand government will be hosting information seminars aimed at providing insight to the business and investment migration opportunities that currently exist in Victoria and New Zealand.

Victoria’s and New Zealand’s ability to attract high quality, business and investor migrants is a key factor in the strength of both countries’ economies. A survey of New Zealand migrants has shown that they are attracted to New Zealand for its lifestyle, climate and landscape, political stability and the transparency of business and migration policies. The investor program for immigration New Zealand was introduced in July 2009. In that time it has attracted over NZ$4Billion in investment. Melbourne is rated the world’s most liveable city and Victoria has been a popular destination for business and investor migrants for many decades. Victoria currently attracts over 50% of all business migrants to Australia. Many are attracted to the robust and diverse economies, good business and investment opportunities and quality educational institutions and high quality lifestyle.

So register your interest in attending these seminars today and discover your new life in Australia or New Zealand

events@hightreeslaw.com

www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au
www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/investing-in-nz

 

6-8 June 2016 - Investment Migration Forum 2016
Event Date
6-8 June 2016
Venue
Academic Forum: 6 June 2016 - Graduate Institute, Geneva. Professional Forum: 6 (Evening) 7-8 June 2016 - Grand Hotel Kempinski, Geneva
Overview

Our goal is to demonstrate with all clarity that investment migration when organised at a top-notch level is overwhelmingly beneficial for the individual, government and the consultant. During the event organised by the IMC we will be underlining the quality of the people we are dealing with, which uniquely position them in the best possible way to make important contributions. Clearly distinguishing investment migration from other kinds of migration, which are frequently associated with economic tensions and even potential radicalisation of the host societies, if not cultural tensions and intolerance.

Program

The detailed Program is currently being devised, however, below are just a few of the event highlights:

– Governance, Risk & Compliance, latest industry updates
– Global Policy & Migration
– The IMC Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct
– Relevance of the IMC today: Q&A with the governing board
– Roundup of worldwide developments

Speakers

The speaker faculty to be announced shortly.

Why Attend?

This event will bring together leading stakeholders in Investor Immigration & Citizenship-by-Investment.  It will cover a variety of related subjects which are of interest to the Academic, Professional & Government community. An opportune event  to network with the right people within this industry.

IMC Participation

Organiser

Further Information
10-11 November 2016 - 10th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference
Date
10-11 November 2016
Venue
Draper's Hall, London

Henley & Partners is pleased to host its 10th annual Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in London in November 2016. Having successfully hosted this event in locations globally over the past decade, we expect the event in London to be the largest and most influential yet.

In celebration of the conference’s 10th successful year, there will be well over 400 attendees, and a multitude of industry leaders, top-tier international service providers and senior government officials who will present first-hand information on the latest developments in residence and citizenship planning.

The premium delegate profile and event exclusivity will provide unrivalled networking opportunities with the industry elite and highly focused content on the international trend of increasing mobility.

https://www.henleyglobal.com/grcc2016-overview/

 

3 March 2016 - The future for UK immigration policy – regulation, enforcement and the Immigration Bill
3 March 2016

 

The focus: 

The future of Government’s immigration strategy.

 

Context:

Comes at a time of wide-ranging reform and policy development, including:

  • The current Immigration Bill – which seeks to strengthen immigration law enforcement, introduce new sanctions on illegal immigration, and tackle exploitation of low-skilled workers;
  • The Constitution Committee’s newly published report, which raises questions about the impact of the Bill on vulnerable asylum-seekers;
  • The Home Affairs Committee Immigration: skills shortages report, with concerns about the working of the Tier 2 cap and its impact on net migration and economic aims;
  • The Migration Advisory Committee’s forthcoming report into Government strategy to reduce non-EEA work migration;
  • Measures set out in the Spending Review, including provisions to make passport applications digital, streamline the visa process and better identify those in the UK illegally; and
  • The Office of National Statistics’ Quarterly Report, indicating a continued rise in net migration to the UK.

 

 

Includes keynote contributions from Glyn Williams, Director, Immigration and Border Policy, Home Office and Dana Spinant, Head of Unit, Irregular Migration and Return Policy, DG HOME, EU Commission.
Key discussion points:

  • Illegal immigration and enforcement – challenges for implementing current legislative proposals, including new restrictions on access to rented accommodation, driving licences and bank accounts;
  • Labour exploitation and inspection – the impact of newly proposed sanctions on illegal workers and ‘rogue employers’, and the way forward for improving regulatory coordination in this area of enforcement;
  • Immigration and the UK economy – including the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the Tier 2 route, with latest thinking on skill levies, tackling skill shortages, and the future of the intra-company transfer route; and
  • The immigration rules – challenges for the future regulation of Non-EEA migration, including the future of Tier 4 and its implications for FE and HE sectors.

 

Speakers:

Keynotes: Glyn Williams, Director, Immigration and Border Policy, Home Office and Dana Spinant, Head of Unit, Irregular Migration and Return Policy, DG HOME, EU Commission.

 

Further confirmed speakers: Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International Affairs, Royal College of Nursing; Bobby Duffy, Managing Director, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute; Saira Grant, Chief Executive, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants; Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer, National Landlords Association; Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman, Migration Watch UK; Ben Sheldrick, Managing Partner, Magrath LLP Solicitors; Tony Smith, Manging Director, Fortinus Global; Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Study UK; Henry St Clair Miller, Manager, No Recourse to Public Funds Network, Islington Council; Madeleine Sumption, Director, Migration Observatory and Colin Yeo, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers.

 

Chairs: Daniel Kawczynski MP, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee and Stuart McDonald MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson, Immigration, Asylum and Border Control and Member, Home Affairs Committee have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

 

Networking

Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons and officials from the Crown Prosecution Service; DH; Government Legal Department; Home Office; MoJ; National Crime Agency; Office for National Statistics; Office of the Children’s Commissioner; Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner; The Scottish Government and UK Border Agency. Also due to attend are representatives from 5 St Andrew’s Hill Chambers; Ash Norton Solicitors; Association of Commonwealth Universities; Avon & Bristol Law Centre; Brunel University; Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales; Central & Cecil; Citizens Advice Southend; DAC Beachcroft; Dearson Winyard International; Doyle Clayton Solicitors; Ernst & Young; Ethical Trading Initiative; ETS; Farani Javid Taylor Solicitors; Farrer & Co; Ferguson Snell & Associates; Fisher Jones Greenwood; Fox Williams; Fragomen; Gherson; Goldsmiths, University of London; Healys; International Student Internship Scheme; INTO IUP; Kick Start Enterprise; Kingsley Napley; KLS, University of Kent; Laura Devine Solicitors; Leeds Beckett Students’ Union; London & Partners; Magrath LLP Solicitors; Mishcon de Reya; Paul Hamlyn Foundation; Payne Hicks Beach; PwC Legal; Sterling & Law Associates; Target Housing; Travers Smith; UK Council for International Student Affairs; UK Institute for Migration Research; University of Derby; University of Hull; University of Warwick; Wesley Gryk Solicitors and Withers.

 

Seminar supported by Magrath LLP Solicitors

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