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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

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.

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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.

 

16 March 2017 - In Whose Interest – Shadows over the Hungarian Residency Bond Program
16 March 2017
Hotel President , Budapest Hungary

The Investment Migration Council (IMC) and Transparency International Hungary (TI Hungary) will be hosting an executive briefing to discuss the published report “In Whose Interest? Shadows over the Hungarian Residency Program”.

Date: 16 March 2016
Venue: Hotel President, Washington room
Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Programme

10:00 – 10:30   Registration

10:20 – 10:40   Opening Speech

10:20 – 10:30   Mr. József Péter Martin, Executive Director
Transparency International Hungary

10:30 – 10:40   Prof. Dimitry Kochenov, Chairman
Investment Migration Council

10:40 – 11:50    Roundtable Discussion

Mr. Boldizsar Nagy, Associate Professor
Central European University and Eötvös Loránd
University

Mr. Miklós Ligeti, Head of Legal Affairs
Transparency International Hungary

Mr. Tamás Wiedemann, Journalist
Political Daily ‘Magyar Nemzet’

11:50 – 12:00    Q&A

RSVP: Ms. Diana Sebestyen, Office Manager
Transparency International Hungary
email: diana.sebestyen@transparency.hu

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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