Malta 2019

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

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



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


Confirmed Speakers

John Andrews
Contributing Editor
The Economist
United Kingdom

Jonathan Cardona IMCM
Chief Executive Officer
Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA)

Dimitry Kochenov IMCM
Chair in EU Constitutional and Citizenship Law, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Charles Mizzi IMCM
Chief Executive Officer
Malta Residency and Visa Agency (MRVA)
Chris Munz IMCM
Chief Development Officer
Investment Migration Council
Julia Farrugia Portelli
Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and Simplification
Government of Malta
Suryapratim Roy
Assistant Professor
Trinity College
Kieron Sharp
Chief Executive
United Kingdom

Matjaž Tratnik
University of Maribor
Mark Vella
Head – Business & Marketing
BOV Asset Management Limited
Petra Weingerl
Assistant Professor
University of Maribor


11:30 Registration & Light Lunch Buffet
In Association with MIIPA


12:45 Opening Address by Chair
John Andrews, Contributing Editor, The Economist, United Kingdom


13:00 Special Keynote
Julia Farrugia Portelli, Parliamentary Secretary, Government of Malta


13:20 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


13:40 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


14:00 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


14:20 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


15:30 Refreshments Served in the Foyer
In Association with MRVA


16:00 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


16:20 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


16:40 Brexit: Its Implications for Britain and the EU
John Andrews, Contributing Editor, The Economist, United Kingdom


17:00 End of Workshop 2019



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Registration price is EUR 90 + VAT. Registration is free of charge for IMC members



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