7th October 2019, Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s, Malta

3rd Annual Malta Workshop:
Looking Ahead - the Future of Residency & Citizenship by Investment

About the Workshop

The Investment Migration Council with the support of the Office of the Prime Minister is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Malta Workshop on the 7th October 2019. Incorporating feedback from previous successful events, the programme has been specifically tailored to address crucial issues that the industry is currently facing as well as update delegates on noteworthy industry developments.


  • Brexit Update
  • The Importance of Education and Training Programmes
  • Due Diligence Keynote
  • Security Issues Concerning IM Programmes
  • The Economic Impact of the Malta Programmes
  • Keynote from the Hon. Julia Farrugia Portelli

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 and beneficial workshop.

Why Attend

This half-day workshop brings together key industry stakeholders and covers a variety of highly topical subject matters which are of interest to the academic, professional and government community.

After learning from top-tiered industry professionals, the end-of-day cocktail reception provides delegates with additional opportunities 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]


Petra Weingerl

Assistant Professor University of Maribor Slovenia

Mark Vella

Head – Business & Marketing BOV Asset Management Limited Malta

Matjaž Tratnik

Professor University of Maribor Slovenia

Charles Mizzi IMCM

Chief Executive Officer Malta Residency and Visa Agency (MRVA) Malta

Kieron Sharp

Chief Executive FACT United Kingdom

Dimitry Kochenov IMCM

Chair in EU Constitutional and Citizenship Law, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Suryapratim Roy

Assistant Professor Trinity College Ireland

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

John Andrews

Contributing Editor The Economist United Kingdom

Chris Munz IMCM

Chief Development Officer Investment Migration Council Switzerland


Registration & Light Lunch Buffet

In Association with MIIPA

Opening Address by Chair

John Andrews, Contributing Editor, The Economist, United Kingdom

Special Keynote

Julia Farrugia Portelli, Parliamentary Secretary, Government of Malta

Professionalising IM: New Qualifications for the Industry

Chris Munz IMCM, Chief Development Officer, Investment Migration Council,

  • Rationale for an Educational Framework
  • New Qualification Features
  • Cert (IM) – the Essential Professional Designation
Vilhena Funds…Your One Stop Shop to Investments

Mark Vella, Head – Business & Marketing, BOV Asset Management Limited, Malta

  • Most Popular Investments for the Last Years
  • More Options are Now Possible
  • Final Comment
The MRVP in Numbers

Charles Mizzi IMCM, CEO, Malta Residency and Visa Agency (MRVA), Malta

  • Growth Statistics
  • Streamlining Operations for Maximum Efficiency
  • Our Strategy Moving Forward
Shaping the Future of Residence and Citizenship by Investment

Dimitry Kochenov IMCM, Chair in EU Constitutional and Citizenship Law, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Matjaž Tratnik, Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Petra Weingerl, Assistant Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Suryapratim Roy, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Trinity College, Ireland

Refreshments Served in the Foyer

In Association with MRVA

Next Steps for Investment Migration

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

  • EU Common Measures on the Investor Programmes
  • Towards a More Stringent Due Diligence
A Matter of FACT | A Fresh Approach to Due Diligence

Kieron Sharp, Chief Executive, FACT, United Kingdom

  • Utilising Data Effectively to Improve Reporting
  • Follow the Money – Identifying and Tracing Financial Transactions Including
  • The Future of Due Diligence
Brexit: Its Implications for Britain and the EU

John Andrews, Contributing Editor, The Economist, United Kingdom

End of Workshop 2019