19th October 2018, Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s, Malta

2nd Annual Malta Workshop:
Advancing the Residency & Citizenship by Investment Dialogue

About the Workshop

The investment Migration Council and the Office of the Prime Minister are pleased to host its 2nd Annual Malta Workshop on the 19th October 2018. Following the success of last year’s event, the programme has been specifically tailored to address issues which the industry is currently facing as well as updating delegates on industry developments.

Highlighted Topics

  • Overview and Comparison of European Residency & Citizenship-by-Investment Programmes
  • The Global Real Estate Market for High Net-worth Individuals
  • Moving Forward – Malta and the Individual Investor Programme
  • The Future of Investment Migration and EU Citizenship
  • Building a Framework of Professional Standards and Education
  • Industry Perspective from an Academic’s Point of View
  • The Multiple Layers of the Due Diligence Checklist
  • Role of the MRVA Concessionaires

Who Should Attend

Lawyers, Financial Services Practitioners, Bankers, Accountants, Family Offices, Wealth Managers, Real Estate Agents, Property Developers, Investment Advisors, Luxury Yacht Brokers and Insurance Providers – all who are involved in Global Citizenship planning will find this a stimulating workshop.

Why Attend

This half-day workshop will bring together key industry stakeholders and will cover a variety of highly topical subject matters which are of interest to the academic, professional and government community in a learning environment.

Delegates will learn from top-tiered industry professionals, followed by a cocktail reception with additional opportunity to network amongst leading practitioners, senior government officials, academics, suppliers, potential clients and industry colleagues.

CPD Accreditation

The Malta Workshop has been independently reviewed and certified as conforming to university accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. A CPD Certificate of Attendance may be requested at the end of the workshop.


A limited number of partnership opportunities are available for highly respected firms to contribute to this unique workshop and to improve their visibility. For further information please contact [email protected]


Edmund John Lowell

Founder & CEO KYC-Chain Hong Kong

Rachel Coyle

Head of Corporate Intelligence S-RM London

Oskar J. Gstrein

Post-Doc Researcher European and Economic Law University of Groningen

Dominique Bolli IMCM

Head of Government Advisory Henley & Partners Zurich

Christine Sullivan IMCM

Senior Manager Fragomen Global LLP Brussels

Joshua Ellul

Director, Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of ICT University of Malta

Anastasia Yianni IMCM

CEO & Partner Cyprus Sotheby’s International Realty Paphos

Roderick Cutajar IMCM

Chief Executive Officer Malta Residency Visa Agency Valletta

Jean Philippe Chetcuti

Global Managing Partner Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates Valletta

Bill Howarth IMCM

Group Managing Director CLT International and President of the International Compliance Association London

Mark Vella

Head – Business & Marketing BOV Asset Management Limited Malta

Jonathan Cardona IMCM

Chief Executive Officer Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA) Malta

Julia Farrugia Portelli

Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and Simplification Government of Malta

Bruno L’ecuyer Cert IM

Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland


Registration & Light Lunch

In partnership with the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA)

Welcome Note

Bruno L’ecuyer IMCM, Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council, Geneva

Building a Framework of Professional Standards and Education

Bill Howarth IMCM, Group Managing Director, CLT International and President of the International Compliance Association, London

  • Competency and Professional Standards
  • An Education Framework for the Industry
  • New IMC Education and Certification Programme
Overview & Comparison of European Residency & Citizenship-By-Investment Programmes, Featuring Programmes Introduced in 2018

Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, Global Managing Partner, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, Valletta

  • Key Components of RCbI Programmes in Europe
  • Overview of Current European RCbI Programmes
  • Impact of New Entrants: Moldova, Montenegro, Kazakhstan
Overview of Residency & Citizenship-by-Investment Trends

Dominique Bolli IMCM, Head of Government Advisory, Henley & Partners, Zurich

  • Industry Trends and Investor Preferences
  • Programme Success Factors
Striking the Right Note

Julia Farrugia Portelli, Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and Simplification, Government of Malta

  • The Best Citizenship-by-Investment Programme
  • Malta Living up to its Reputation
  • Setting the Standards in Due Diligence and Governance in Citizenship-by-Investment
The Future of the MIIP and Wider Industry – What Lies Ahead?

Jonathan Cardona, CEO, Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA), Valletta

Refreshments Served in the Foyer
The Post-Brexit Immigration Landscape

Christine Sullivan IMCM, Senior Manager, Fragomen Global LLP, Brussels

  • What Kind of Brexit Deal Will there be?
  • Post-Brexit Immigration Landscape in the UK and EU
  • What Immigration Concessions Could be Offered to Attract FDI Post Brexit?
Vilhena, Your Route to Investment

Mark Vella, Head – Business and Marketing, BOV Asset Management Limited, Valletta

  • Fund Options and Diversification
  • Interest Rate Scenario
  • Added Benefits
MRVP – A Reputable RbI Programme

Roderick Cutajar IMCM, CEO, Malta Residency Visa Agency, Valletta

  • MRVP a Trustworthy RbI Programme for Families and Entrepreneurs alike
  • Due Diligence @ MRVA – We Don’t Cut Corners to Jeopardise QUALITY, We Reinvigorate Existent DD Practices
  • The Future – Challenges Ahead
An Overview of Global Real Estate 2018

Anastasia Yianni IMCM, CEO & Partner, Cyprus Sotheby’s International Realty, Paphos

  • Latest Trends for HNWI
  • Use of Real Estate for CBI Programmes
  • Effects of CBI Programmes on Real Estate Markets
Due Diligence Investigations for Residency and Citizenship-by-Investment Programmes

Rachel Coyle, Head of Corporate Intelligence, S-RM, London

  • Best Practices in the Sector and Why They Matter
  • Importance of Human Intelligence, Context and Verification
  • Emerging Trends
Afternoon Speakers Introduced by Denis Kravchenko IMCM, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Investment Migration Council, Geneva
The Application of Blockchain in the Investment Migration Industry

Edmund John Lowell, Founder & CEO, KYC-Chain, Hong Kong

  • Self-Sovereign Identity, Who Cares, What is it and Why Now?
  • How to Use Blockchain to Ensure More Efficient, Reliable and Secure Due Diligence
  • Blockchain Identity to Help Companies to be Compliant with New Data Protection Regulations
Blockchain and Smart Contracts: An Overview, Regulation and Applications

Joshua Ellul, Director, Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta

  • Blockchain Research and Education Initiatives in Malta
  • Regulating Blockchain Technology
  • Potential Use Cases for Passports and Migration
Blockchain Technology: A Path to Virtualization of Citizenship

Oskar J. Gstrein, Post-Doc Researcher, European and Economic Law, University of Groningen

  • Latest Developments in the Field
  • Potentials and Risks of ‘Self-Sovereign Identity’
  • International Initiatives and Use Cases
Closing Note

Bruno L’ecuyer IMCM, Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council, Geneva

Official Cocktail Reception

In Association with Henley & Partners

End of Workshop