Welcome to the 2nd Crossing Borders of 2021, our on-line magazine publishing sharp, to the point articles for your reading pleasure.
The first quarter of 2021 was certainly challenging, seeing a spike in SARS-Cov2 cases around the world. Nevertheless, with vaccines being rolled out at a very fast pace, countries have begun to see light at the end of a very long tunnel. It’s clear the end of the pandemic is in sight but it will be a long drawn-out end.
In mid-June, the much-anticipated Investment Migration Forum was held virtually with the help of leading virtual events platform – MeetingBox TV. This was a huge success, with over 10,000 page views and with more than 200 attendees joining us online and participating during the sessions delivered by our fantastic faculty of international speakers. I would like to thank once more all participants who joined us during this 3-day event.
Now, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to mark your 2022 calendars for the in-person Investment Migration Forum which will be held in Brussels, Belgium between the 6th-9th June 2022. We cannot wait to be able to host you and get together again after a 2-year absence.
Moreover, we are excited to announce that the 4th edition of the leading industry publication – The IM Yearbook 2021/22 – is to be published in December. We are very excited about the significant improvements we will be making, ensuring this edition is even more special. If you would like to feature in this coming edition to raise your firm’s profile and reach a prime target audience of top industry influencers, contact us for more information.
And now let me introduce you to the interesting articles that were picked for this issue. We start off with Kristin Surak, who provided us an interesting article about The Rise of the Regional Citizen. In the next article, a special feature on Antigua and Barbuda gives an overview of how the country will prepare for its post-Pandemic economy. We then proceed to an article written by Brenda Flossig Flemig and Keith Isaac, who investigate St.Lucia’s ever-evolving CIP Pre and Post Covid-19. Chad Ellsworth explains how entrepreneur visa programmes will see explosive growth. A conversation with Parag Khanna helps us understand why southeast Asia growth will outpace China’s. And finally this issue’s last article, looks into how good governance in investment migration will help development in a post-pandemic world, an article written by myself.
Until we meet again, stay safe and healthy,