About the Forum

The Investment Migration Forum is the must-attend event specialised global gathering for the investment migration industry.

Renowned academics, government officials, representatives of international organisations, as well as the world’s leading professionals will be gathering in Geneva for an exceptional forum. Be part of this unique environment to network and hear first-hand valuable insights from visionary experts.

The two day (plus Academic day) event will cover a variety of related subjects which are of interest to the academic, professional and government community.

Expect over 300+ participants from over 46+ countries.

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Facts & Figures

300+ Delegates
60+ Speakers
45+ Countries
20+ Partners

Speakers

The Investment Migration Forum provides a platform for the world’s leading professionals within the investor migration and citizenship-by-investment to share their views through informative panel discussions, forum sessions and government roundtables.

Forum Programme

Day 1
  • Registration Desk open

    • 15:00 - 19:00
    • Home
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Intergovernmental Roundtable: Jura Room (by invitation only)

    Gerd Damitz
    Joey Jones
    • 16:00 - 18:00
    • Gerd Damitz
      Joey Jones
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
Day 2
  • Opening Address

    Joey Jones
    • 8:45 - 9:00
    • Joey Jones
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Shaping the Future of Residency & Citizenship by Investment

    Dimitry Kochenov IMCM
    Austin T. Fragomen Jr IMCM
    Tudor Ulianovschi
    Daniel Sarmiento
    Suryapratim Roy
    Vladimir Popov
    Jonathan Cardona IMCM
    • 9:00 - 9:45
    • Dimitry Kochenov IMCM
      Austin T. Fragomen Jr IMCM
      Tudor Ulianovschi
      Daniel Sarmiento
      Suryapratim Roy
      Vladimir Popov
      Jonathan Cardona IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Due Diligence: The Journey to Best Practice

    Sylwia Wolos IMCM
    Richard Kurland
    James Swenson IMCM
    • 9:45 - 10:15
    • Sylwia Wolos IMCM
      Richard Kurland
      James Swenson IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • The Transformational D EU Competence and the Attribution of Nationality in Member States

    Daniel Sarmiento
    • 10:15 - 10:30
    • Daniel Sarmiento
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • The Transformational Development Impact of CBI Real Estate Projects

    Mohammed Asaria
    • 10:30 - 11:00
    • Mohammed Asaria
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
11:00 - 11:30 Refreshments Served in the Networking Foyer In Association with TBD
  • Residence and Citizenship by Investment - Malta’s Success Story

    Julia Farrugia Portelli
    • 11:30 - 11:45
    • Julia Farrugia Portelli
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Investment Migration: Managing a Challenging Media Environment

    Joey Jones
    • 11:45 - 12:15
    • Joey Jones
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • The Humble Passport

    John Torpey
    • 12:15 - 12:30
    • John Torpey
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Book Signing: The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship and the State

    John Torpey
    • 12:30 - 14:00
    • John Torpey
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Served in the Networking Foyer in Association with IMC Training & Education (IMCET)
  • Lunch Briefing Presentation: Moldova's Visa Policy and EU Integration Strategy

    Stefan Kraus IMCM
    Tudor Ulianovschi
    Peter S. Vincent
    • 12:45 - 14:00
    • Stefan Kraus IMCM
      Tudor Ulianovschi
      Peter S. Vincent
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Working Lunch – Brexit Update - Leman Room

    Christine Sullivan IMCM
    Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • 12:45 - 14:00
    • Christine Sullivan IMCM
      Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Welcome Back by Forum Co-Chair

    Joey Jones
    • 14:00 - 14:15
    • Joey Jones
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Taxation in the Context of Residency and Citizenship Programmes

    Nicky Gouder IMCM
    • 14:15 - 14:40
    • Nicky Gouder IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Global Migration Trends for Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Other HNWIs

    Austin T. Fragomen Jr IMCM
    • 14:40 - 15:15
    • Austin T. Fragomen Jr IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • The Rise and Development of China's Investment Migration Market

    David Chen IMCM
    Linda He Mei IMCM
    Christian Henrik Nesheim IMCM
    Winner Xinli Xing IMCM
    • 15:15 - 15:45
    • David Chen IMCM
      Linda He Mei IMCM
      Christian Henrik Nesheim IMCM
      Winner Xinli Xing IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
15:45 - 16:15 Refreshments Served in the Networking Foyer In Association with TBD
  • IATA Transport Report

    Kim Kian Wee
    • 16:15 - 16:30
    • Kim Kian Wee
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Global Sanctions and Their Impact on the Investment Migration Industry

    Jonathan Galea
    • 16:30 - 16:45
    • Jonathan Galea
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Nottebohm and ‘Genuine Link’: Anatomy of a Jurisprudential Illusion

    Peter J. Spiro
    • 16:45 - 17:00
    • Peter J. Spiro
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Migration Professionals - We Need a Uniform Transnational Code Ethics

    Richard Kurland
    • 17:00 - 17:15
    • Richard Kurland
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • IIUSA – EB5 Panel

    Gonzalo Lopez Jordan
    Cletus M. Weber
    Darrell Sanders
    Edward Beshara IMCM
    Irina Rostova IMCM
    Robert W. Kraft
    • 17:15 - 18:15
    • Gonzalo Lopez Jordan
      Cletus M. Weber
      Darrell Sanders
      Edward Beshara IMCM
      Irina Rostova IMCM
      Robert W. Kraft
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
18:15 - 20:00 18:15 - 20:00 Closing Remarks followed by Cocktail Reception In Association with IIUSA
Day 3
  • Opening Remarks by Forum Co-Chair

    Joey Jones
    • 9:00 - 9:15
    • Joey Jones
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Shaping the RCbI Industry: Real Estate and its Role in CBI & RBI Programmes

    Al Rattan
    Denis Kravchenko IMCM
    Mohammed Asaria
    • 9:15 - 9:45
    • Al Rattan
      Denis Kravchenko IMCM
      Mohammed Asaria
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Current State of Play in the Caribbean Jurisdictions

    Philip Kisob
    Colin Murdoch
    Bashar Daoud
    Emmanuel Nanthan
    Christopher Willis IMCM
    Nestor Alfred IMCM
    • 9:45 - 10:15
    • Philip Kisob
      Colin Murdoch
      Bashar Daoud
      Emmanuel Nanthan
      Christopher Willis IMCM
      Nestor Alfred IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
10:15 - 10:45 Refreshments Served in the Networking Foyer In Association with TBD
  • New Motivations for CBI in America

    H. Ronald Klasko IMCM
    • 10:45 - 11:05
    • H. Ronald Klasko IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Keynote: Government of Anguilla

    Victor Banks
    • 11:05 - 11:15
    • Victor Banks
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Essential Elements of Successful Entrepreneurial Visa Programmes

    Chad Ellworth IMCM
    • 11:15 - 11:30
    • Chad Ellworth IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • The Global Competition for Talent: Mobility of the Highly Skilled

    Khalid Ali Koser
    • 11:30 - 12:00
    • Khalid Ali Koser
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Special Address by the IMC

    Bruno L’ecuyer IMCM
    • 12:00 - 12:30
    • Bruno L’ecuyer IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Special Keynote: Government of Antigua & Barbuda

    Gaston A. Browne
    • 12:30 - 12:45
    • Gaston A. Browne
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Served in the Networking Foyer in Association with IMC Education & Training (IMCET)
  • Talk with Chris Kalin & Book Signing in the Forum Foyer Ius Doni in International Law and EU Law

    Christian H. Kälin IMCM
    • 12:45 - 14:15
    • Christian H. Kälin IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Welcome Back by Forum Co-Chair

    Joey Jones
    • 14:15 - 14:30
    • Joey Jones
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Investment Migration as a Catalyst in Sovereign Finance: Sovereign Equity

    Juerg Steffen IMCM
    • 14:30 - 15:00
    • Juerg Steffen IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Due Diligence Panel

    Charles Mizzi IMCM
    Karen Kelly IMCM
    Che Sidanius
    Jonathan Cardona IMCM
    Christine Sullivan IMCM
    Pantelis Christofides IMCM
    Laura Austin IMCM
    Peter S. Vincent
    • 15:00 - 15:45
    • Charles Mizzi IMCM
      Karen Kelly IMCM
      Che Sidanius
      Jonathan Cardona IMCM
      Christine Sullivan IMCM
      Pantelis Christofides IMCM
      Laura Austin IMCM
      Peter S. Vincent
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Billionaires, Millionaires, Inequality and Happiness

    Vladimir Popov
    • 15:45 - 16:00
    • Vladimir Popov
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Closing Remarks by Forum Co-Chair

    Joey Jones
    • 16:00 - 16:15
    • Joey Jones
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Shuttle Service to Social Event: Geneva Polo Club

    • 17:00 - 17:45
    • Home
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Pre-Dinner Drinks & Entertainment

    • 17:15 - 18:15
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Polo Match

    • 18:15 - 19:00
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Argentinian Asado BBQ & Buffet

    • 19:00 - 21:30
    • Home
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Shuttle Service available: return to Grand Hotel Kempinski

    • 21:30 - 22:00
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
Day 4
  • Check-out and depart Geneva

    • 0:00 - 0:00
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski

Register Now

Non Member

CHF1900Full Entry

 

IMC Member

CHF1450Full Entry

 

Academic / Government / NGO

CHF950Full Entry

 

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