Investment Migration Forum

The Investment Migration Forum 2024

16th - 19th April 2024

The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Full Price: €1,750


Full Price: €1,575

Including 10% Member discount


The Investment Migration Forum is the largest and most important non-profit forum 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 Dubai for the 9th edition of the Forum.

The Forum 2023 was a huge success, with nearly 300 delegates from more than 40+ countries, 55+ speakers, and 27+ partners. Your feedback and comments have been exceptional, with delegates referring to the Forum as the 'Davos of IM’.

The Investment Migration Forum is accredited with Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours by the CPD certification service


A limited number of partnership opportunities are available for highly respected firms to participate in the success of the Forum and to improve their visibility. 

For more information, please contact Events Team:

Email: [email protected]


14:00 - 18:00: Welcome & Registration

Samaya Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

18:00 - 19:30: Welcome to Dubai Drinks Reception in association with Mercan Group

Samaya Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

Welcome to Dubai From the Dubai Convention Bureau

Welcome on behalf of the IMC, Andres Solimano FIMC, IMC Governing Board Chairperson

Welcome by Mercan Group

20:00 - 22:00: IMC Fellows Dinner

Private by-invitation-only dinner for fellow members

08:30: Welcome Coffee & Registration

09:00: Opening Address

09:15: IMC Crossing Borders Live! Town Hall Panel: Insights from this year’s Forum

In this live broadcast opening panel, we will touch upon the most poignant developments that have taken place in the IM sector and hear from selected speakers of this year’s Forum.

Hosted by Bruno L’ecuyer FIMC, CEO, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

H. Ron Klako FIMC, Managing Patner, Klasko Immigration Partners, USA

Jonathan Cardona IMCM, CEO, Malta Visa Residency Agency, Malta

Tatiana Muntean IMCM, Director of Stakeholder Relations, Investment Migration Council, USA

Kristin Surak, Associate Professor of Political Sociology, London School of Economics, UK

Froilan Malit, UAE

GCC Speaker

10:00: Future Scenarios for the Global Economy in the Year Ahead

Andres Solimano FIMC, Governing Board Chairperson, Investment Migration Council, Geneva

10:20: New Era for Migration in the GCC Region

Froilan Malit, UAE

10:40: Launch of IMCET Executive Master’s Programme

Marie Lou Cutajar IMCM Cert (IM), Head of Education & Training, IMC Education & Training, Switzerland

Philip Allen, TBA, UK

Dee Allen, TBA, UK

11:10: Refreshments Served in the Expo Foyer

Supported by IM Global Wealth News

11:30: Immigration Options to Canada

Slava Apel IMCM, CEO, StartUp Visa Services, Canada

11:50: Future Immigration Technology and the Benefits for HNWIs

TBA, TBA, Fragomen Worldwide, UAE

12:10: Unpicking the FATF OECD Report on IM: the Good, the Bad the Fugly!

Kristin Surak, Associate Professor of Political Sociology, London School of Economics, UK

12:30: Book Signing in Plenary: The Golden Passport: Global Mobility for Millionaires

Kristin Surak, Associate Professor of Political Sociology, London School of Economics, UK

12:30: Lunch Served in the Expo Foyer

Supported by IM Global Wealth News

13:30: Tourism Real Estate Market in Portugal

TBA, Benrock Capital Partners

14:00: The New Entrants in Residency by Investment

Diego Ortiz, Deputy General Administrator, PROPANAMA, Panama

Kazakhstan Speaker TBA

Hong Kong Speaker TBA

14:20: Introduction to IMC new Field Offices, new Business Memberships & IMC Communities of Practice

Bruno L'ecuyer FIMC, CEO, Investment Migration Council

Ray DeBono, TBA, Malta

14:40: Update on Tax Residency Around the World

Jersey Speaker TBA

Anguilla Speaker TBA

Malta Speaker TBA

15:00: Updates from the Caribbean

Dr Ernest Hilaire, Deputy Prime Minister, St Lucia

Colin Bishop, CEO, Reef View Enterprises, Grenada

15:20: Election Watch: Impact on IM from Global Elections in 2024

TBA, TBA, Fragomen Worldwide, UAE

15:40: Refreshments Served in the Expo Foyer

In association with IM Global Wealth News

16:00: Immigration Options to the United States of America

Speakers TBA

16:45: Investment Considerations

Speakers TBA

17:30: Closing remarks by forum chair          

17:30: Drinks Reception in Exhibition Foyer in Association with Latitude Consultancy Limited

19:00: End of Day 1

20:00: IMC VIP Dinner (Private by-invitation only dinner)

08:00: Welcome Coffee & Registration

08:30: Opening Address

08:40: Global Briefing RCBI

Speaker TBA

09:00: Keynote TBA

Speaker TBA

09:20: Caribbean Panel CIU heads

Speakers TBA

09:40: Keynote TBA

Speakers TBA

10:00: Keynote

TBA, TBA, Spark Capital, Portugal

10:20: Exploring AI's Transformative Power in Due Diligence


TBA, TBA, FACT Due Diligence, UK

10:40: Refreshments Served in the Expo Foyer

Supported by IM Global Wealth News

11:00: GCC Panel TBA

Speakers TBA

11:30: TBA

Speaker TBA

11:50: Keynote

TBA, TBA, Oxy Capital, Portugal

12:10: Keynote

Henry Fan IMCM, CEO & Co-Founder, Globevisa, China

13:00: TBA Panel

Henry Fan, CEO & co-founder, GlobeVisa, China

TBA, Orience, Spain

TBA, Global Citizen Solutions, United Kingdom

TBA, TBA, Vardikos & Vardikos, Greece

TBA, TBA, Spark Capital, Portugal

13:30: Lunch Served in the Expo Foyer

Supported by IM Global Wealth News

14:30: Keynote

TBA, TBA, Vardikos & Vardikos, Greece

16:00: Departure from Ritz Carlton to Sonara Camp Dubai

16:45: Arrival at Sonara Desert Camp Dubai and transfers by jeeps

17:00: Welcome Drinks Served in desert Camp at Sunset

17:00: Ceremony and Partner Awards

18:30: 3-Course Dinner Show with Drinks

21:00: Departures begin back to Ritz Carlton

Recommended Departure Day 


The delegate pass includes access to the following

  • Tuesday, 16th April:

- Welcome Drinks Reception with canapés

  • Wednesday, 17th April:

- Access to plenary sessions

- 2 Networking Breaks and 1 Lunch break

- Networking Drinks Reception with canapés

  • Thursday, 18th April:

- Access to plenary sessions

-1 Networking Break and 1 Lunch break

- Closing Dinner in the Dunes of the Dubai Desert including a welcome drink, 3-course meal, entertainment and transfers from and to The Ritz Carlton DIFC. 


Full Price: €1,750


Full Price: €1,575

Including 10% Member discount

Terms & Conditions:

Prices exclude Malta VAT charged at 18%. VAT charges are only applicable to Maltese billing details & EU billing details without a VAT Number. VAT charges are not applicable to EU billing details with a VAT Number & non-EU billing details.

Cancellation requests submitted within 60 days prior to the commencement of the Forum are non-refundable. We advise delegates to carefully consider their attendance plans and make any necessary adjustments well in advance of this 60-day window to avoid any inconvenience. For cancellation, please contact [email protected]



The closing dinner for the IM Forum 2024 promises to be an exceptional experience held at Sonara Camp Dubai, a venue renowned for its luxury and entertainment. Nestled in the heart of the Dubai desert, this captivating location provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Picture an evening beneath the starlit desert sky, where the camp transforms into an oasis of elegance and sophistication, featuring outstanding cuisine and entertainment.

As the sun sets, we'll enjoy activities such as camel rides and sandboarding. A mesmerizing fire show and captivating belly dancers will provide entertainment throughout the delightful three-course meal.

Dress Code: Casual 

Please note that transportation to and from Sonara Camp is included in the Delegate pass price.

Positioned as our esteemed partner for the first Dubai Investment Migration Forum, we invite you to be an integral part of an extraordinary collaboration. Join us in co hosting a unique evening at Sonara Camp Dubai, a venue synonymous with luxury and entertainment. For this dinner, Sonara Camp Dubai will be providing an intimate setting for our closing dinner exclusively for The Investment Migration Forum.


Nestled in the prestigious Dubai International Financial Centre, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC epitomizes refined luxury and Art Deco aesthetics infused with Arabic influences. A direct walkway conveniently links guests to The Gate, the vibrant heart of DIFC, with iconic landmarks such as the Museum of the Future, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and World Trade Centre just minutes away. This is the official forum venue.

The IMC has secured special group rates available from the 12th to the 21st of April, subject to availability.

Please note that the first batch of rooms at a heavily discounted rate are sold out, we have now secured a further room block, also at a discounted rate where only a limited number of rooms are available at this special rate. We encourage you to secure your reservation promptly via the following link to ensure you don't miss out on this exceptional offer.

Single occupancy rate: €440 per night including International buffet breakfast.

Double occupancy rate: €470 per night including International buffet breakfast.

Terms and Conditions:

The above rates include 5% VAT, Service Charge ,and Tourism Dirham Fee.

The above rates are subject to a minimum length of stay of 3 nights and are valid between 12th and 21st April 2024 (subject to availability).

Credit card details are required upon reservation and full payment is required to guarantee the booking.

Cancellations or No-no-shows will be charged for the full length of stay.

Higher room categories can be booked by contacting directly [email protected]

The IMC does not act as a booking agent. Please contact the hotel directly for queries.


Emirates has been proudly designated as our Official Airline, offering exclusive benefits to our delegates. Take advantage of special discounts on Emirates global network, ensuring a seamless and cost-effective travel experience for all participants.

The offer is applicable to flights taking place from April 11 to April 24, 2024.

How to book the offer:
Add your flight details (destination/dates) here, or follow these steps:

1. Select “Book a flight”

2. Click on “Advanced Search”

3. Enter your destination and travel dates

4. Type in your promotional code  EVE6MIG

5. Pay online or at your nearest Emirates office

Terms and conditions

· Outbound and inbound travel must be within the validity period.

· Destinations: Offer valid ONLY from and to gateway cities in which Emirates operates direct flights (including interline flights to gateway cities).

· Discount applicable: 7% off on Flex, Flex Plus and Saver online fares on Business Class and on Economy Class return fares. 5% off on Saver online fares on Business Class and on Economy Class return fares. Special fare brands, Premium Economy and First Class cabins are excluded from this offer.

· The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or special offer.  

· Regular charges apply for any modification and change as per the fare rules and conditions.

· All Emirates Skywards members will receive Skywards Miles for this trip when booked using the promotional code.

· Complimentary chauffeur-driven car for Business Class passengers on applicable fares

· This offer is only accessible through the link provided and not by directly visiting or Emirates Office.

· The discount applies to the fare only. Taxes, fees, other carrier-imposed charges and any additional free baggage are excluded from the offer. Once flights have been selected, the fare breakdown is available under ‘View Summary’.

· Lower promotional fares and special fares may be displayed for a search with the promo code at no additional discount.

· Where a public promotion is offering a better discount than the Special fares, please check the promotional Terms and Conditions for more details.

· Other terms and conditions may apply. Please review at the time of booking