IMC Streaming is the newest platform intended to connect industry players through an interactive series of broadcast aired every Wednesday and Thursday. These broadcasts known as ‘Crossing Borders programme’ will deal with key issues and bring insights into the fast-changing environment that is having an impact on your business since the WHO declared the SARS-CoV-2 a global pandemic.

Here are the scheduled broadcasts and recordings of past IMC Streaming webinars:

Thursday, 15 October 2020

AML & Financial Crime Prevention in the Investment Migration Industry

Damien Martinez, CEO, FACEPOINT, France

During today’s 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 next-generation biometric Watchlists.

In association with FACEPOINT

 

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Wednesday, 9th September 2020

U.S. EB-5 Program Legislative Updates and Pre-Election Outlook

Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund, USA.

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

Patrick Hogan, CEO, CMB Regional Centers, USA.

Tom Rosenfeld, President & CEO, CanAm Enterprises, USA

During today’s broadcast, we will be discussing the U.S. EB-5 Regional Center Program ahead of its scheduled September 30, 2020 “Sunset Date”. Hear from industry leaders on the state of play on Capitol Hill as well as insights into the coming Presidential election and the impact it may have on the EB-5 Program moving forward. Key topics include EB-5 legislative updates; Thoughts on the upcoming presidential election and the role EB-5 will play in economic recovery in the year ahead.

In association with IIUSA

 

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Wednesday, 26th August 2020

A New Dawn: To the US with EB-1C

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

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.

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.

Craig Rasile, partner Restructuring and Forensic, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Attorney at Law, Committee Member American Bankruptcy Institute.

During this broadcast, we will be 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.

In association with Beshara Global Migration Law Firm

 

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Wednesday, 05th August 2020

Explaining Demand for Citizenship and Residence by Investment

Kristin Surak, Associate Professor of Politics, SOAS University of London.

During today’s “Crossing Borders” broadcast, we will be covering Prof. Surak’s research into the drivers of demand for RCBI options. The discussion will address both the direct motives of clients as well as geopolitical reconfigurations that affect the market.

In association with Investment Migration Council Education & Training

 

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Thursday, 30th July 2020

U.S. Investment Immigration Options and the Post COVID-19 Outlook

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

Christine Chen, Chief Operating Officer, CanAm Enterprises, USA

Noreen Hogan, President, CMB Regional Centers, USA.

Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund, USA.

During today’s 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.

In association with IIUSA

 

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Wednesday, 15th July 2020

‘Unknotting Feminism’ During the COVID Pandemic

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

During 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.

In association with Investment Migration Council Education & Training

 

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Thursday, 9th July 2020

European Residence Programmes in the Post COVID-19 World

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

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.

In association with Enterprise Greece

 

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Wednesday, 8th July 2020

The Trend of ‘Immigration Business Opportunities’ in Canada

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

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

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

In association with Investment Migration Council Education & Training

 

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Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Add value or Die! The Future of the RCBI industry Post C-19

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

During this broadcast, we will be discussing how the RCBI market has become a crowded market-place 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.

In association with Latitude Consultancy Limited

 

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Wednesday, 24th June 2020

Greece: Updates on Golden Visa Law

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

During 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.

In association with Varnavas Law Firm

 

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Wednesday, 10th June 2020

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

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

During 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.

In association with DART Real Estate & Bedell Cristin

 

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Wednesday, 3 June 2020

The Future of Investment Migration Programmes After COVID-19: Cyprus Investment Programme

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

Jacopo Zamboni IMCM, Director, Henley & Partners, Switzerland

During 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.

In association with Pafilia Property Developers Ltd and Henley & Partners

 

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Thursday, 28 May 2020

Global Mobility and the Ability to Reside in the US with E2 Visa

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

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

During 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.

In association with Range Developments

 

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Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Regional Update from IMC Rep Offices from Around the World

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, Alphine Sterling Travel & Tourism

During 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

In association with Investment Migration Council Education & Training

 

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Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Time of COVID-19 in the Caribbean

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 IMCM, Chairman, Citizenship by Investment Programme Board, Antigua & Barbuda

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

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

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

In association with Investment Migration Council Education & Training

 

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Thursday, 14th May 2020

Successful Entrepreneurial & Investor Immigration Strategies in the Age of Covid-19

Chad Ellsworth IMCM, Partner, Fragomen Worldwide, USA

During 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.

In association with Fragomen

 

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Wednesday, 13th May 2020

EB-5 Getting Back to do Business in the US – New Initiatives

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

During 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.

In association with IIUSA

 

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Thursday, 7th May 2020

Getting the Most from Membership to the IMC

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

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

In association with Investment Migration Council Education & Training

 

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Wednesday, 6th May 2020

Dissecting Due Diligence in Investment Migration

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

During this broadcast, we will discuss the state of play of due diligence in the investment migration sector and explore the potential for minimum standards across the industry.

In association with BDO, Exiger, Refinitiv

 

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Thursday, 30th April 2020

The C-Recession, Investment Migration and Past Recessions in Historical Perspective

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

During this broadcast, 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?

In association with Investaureum

 

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Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Back to Work in Asia

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

During this broadcast, we will be discussing post COVID-19 life in Asia. CEOs of leading organisations in business expansion, wealth management, and immigration in China and Hong Kong will share their insights on challenges, BCP, and the most exciting views on opportunities after COVID-19 in their industries and in China / HK  

In association with Henley & Partners

 

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Thursday, 23rd April 2020

US Immigration for High Net Worth Individuals: What Has Changed and What Remains the Same

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

During this broadcast, 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.

In association with Range Developments

 

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Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Real Estate & Investment Migration During  COVID-19

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

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

In association with Prime Property Group

 

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Thursday, 16th April 2020

COVID-19, Investment Migration & Reputation

Daniel Huber IMCM, Managing Partner, Head of Government Advisory Europe & Head of Agent Services, Henley & Partners, Switzerland

During this broadcast, you will learn 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.

In association with Henley & Partners

 

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Wednesday, 15th April 2020

Get Certified by the IMC

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

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

In association with IMC Education & Training

 

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Thursday, 9th April 2020

A New HNWI Asset Class

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

During this broadcast, you will learn how investment migration has developed as an asset class and how it can act as a hedge against wider market and political volatility.

In association with Henley & Partners

 

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Wednesday, 8th April 2020

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

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 Johnston CMcG OBE, Director, Transcend Change Limited, Scotland

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

Charles Mizzi IMCM, CEO, Malta Residency Visa Agency, Malta

During this broadcast, you will be hearing from investment migration experts around the world on the impact of COVID-19 in their regions.

In association with Range Developments

 

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