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About the Forum

The Investment Migration Forum is the largest and most important such Forum in the world. Renowned academics, government officials, representatives of international organisations, as well as the world’s leading professionals dealing with investor migration and citizenship-by-investment will be gathering in Geneva.

The two day event (plus one academic day) will cover a variety of related subjects which are of interest to the academic, professional and government community. Expect over 300 participants from over 40 countries.

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Facts & Figures

300+ Delegates
50+ Speakers
40+ Countries
20+ Partners

Forum Programme

Day 1
  • The Investment Migration Forum’s Academic Day

    Dimitry Kochenov
    Kristin Surak IMCM
    • 9:00 - 18:00
    • Dimitry Kochenov
      Kristin Surak IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Cocktail Reception

    Dimitry Kochenov
    Bruno L’ecuyer
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • Dimitry Kochenov
      Bruno L’ecuyer
    • Foyer, Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Welcome Note

    Dimitry Kochenov
    • 19:30 - 21:00
    • Dimitry Kochenov
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
21:00 - 21:00 End of Cocktail Reception
Day 2
  • Opening Address

    Dimitry Kochenov
    • 9:00 - 9:15
    • Dimitry Kochenov
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • UK Immigration Policy after Brexit – Panacea or Minimal Change?

    Michael Frendo IMCM
    Maria Patsalos
    • 9:15 - 9:45
    • Michael Frendo IMCM
      Maria Patsalos
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Panel Session: Walls and Fences in the Modern World

    Dimitry Kochenov
    Madeleine Sumption
    Kristin Surak IMCM
    Boriss Cilevičs
    • 9:45 - 10:45
    • Dimitry Kochenov
      Madeleine Sumption
      Kristin Surak IMCM
      Boriss Cilevičs
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
10:25 - 10:45 Refreshments Served in the Networking Foyer in Association with Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
  • The Italian Lump Sum Taxation Regime Demystified

    Marco Cerrato
    • 10:45 - 11:05
    • Marco Cerrato
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Legal Considerations for Investors Pre & Post-Immigration

    Jean Philippe Chetcuti
    • 11:05 - 11:20
    • Jean Philippe Chetcuti
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • State of Affairs - Perspectives from the Investment Migration Representative Offices

    Barry Collymore
    H. Ronald Klasko IMCM
    Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • 11:20 - 11:50
    • Barry Collymore
      H. Ronald Klasko IMCM
      Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Spain – Make It Your Global Platform for International Business and Investment

    José Carlos García de Quevedo Ruiz
    Iñigo Lecanda Crooke IMCM
    • 11:50 - 12:10
    • José Carlos García de Quevedo Ruiz
      Iñigo Lecanda Crooke IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • The All-Mighty China Market - What has Changed Over the Last Few Years?

    Larry Wang
    Anna Chen IMCM
    • 12:10 - 12:30
    • Larry Wang
      Anna Chen IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch Served in the Networking Foyer in Association with KPMG
  • Wrap-around the World - Roundtable Discussions

    Marco Cerrato
    Charmaine Quinland-Donovan
    Juerg Steffen IMCM
    Peter D. Joseph
    Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • 13:00 - 14:10
    • Marco Cerrato
      Charmaine Quinland-Donovan
      Juerg Steffen IMCM
      Peter D. Joseph
      Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Welcome Back by Forum Co-Chair

    Bruno L’ecuyer
    • 14:10 - 14:15
    • Bruno L’ecuyer
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • What’s Hot and What’s Not - Settlement and Tax Residence for Russian HNWIs

    Ekaterina Mavrenkova IMCM
    • 14:15 - 14:30
    • Ekaterina Mavrenkova IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • To Whose Benefit? - A Spotlight on Hungary’s Residence Programme

    Boldizsár Nagy
    Tamás Wiedemann
    Miklos Ligeti
    • 14:30 - 15:00
    • Boldizsár Nagy
      Tamás Wiedemann
      Miklos Ligeti
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • More than a Schengen Card - A Closer look at the Greek Residence Programme

    Pantazis Therianos
    Demetra Pragalou
    Alexander Varnavas
    • 15:00 - 15:30
    • Pantazis Therianos
      Demetra Pragalou
      Alexander Varnavas
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Served in the Networking Foyer in Association with Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
  • United States EB-5 Programme in the Age of Trump

    Mikki Canton
    Dan Fulop
    Peyman Kiaras-Attari
    Carmen Arce IMCM
    Edward Charles Beshara IMCM
    Peter D. Joseph
    • 16:00 - 17:00
    • Mikki Canton
      Dan Fulop
      Peyman Kiaras-Attari
      Carmen Arce IMCM
      Edward Charles Beshara IMCM
      Peter D. Joseph
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • End of Plenary Sessions

    • 17:00 - 18:00
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Social Event: Steamboat Cruise and Dinner on Lake Geneva

    • 19:15 - 22:45
    • Geneva Paquis Rotonde
22:45 - 22:45 End of Day 1
Day 3
  • Opening Remarks by Forum Co-Chair

    Dimitry Kochenov
    • 9:00 - 9:05
    • Dimitry Kochenov
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • The 3Ds of CIPs: Due Diligence or Die! Sustainability Through Vetting Enhancements

    Chisanga P Chekwe
    James Swenson
    Laura Austin IMCM
    Kim Marsh
    • 9:05 - 9:45
    • Chisanga P Chekwe
      James Swenson
      Laura Austin IMCM
      Kim Marsh
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • World of Migration Trends at a Crossroads

    Austin T. Fragomen Jr IMCM
    • 9:45 - 10:05
    • Austin T. Fragomen Jr IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • The Growth of State-Sponsored Prosecution

    Victoria Pigott
    • 10:05 - 10:30
    • Victoria Pigott
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
10:30 - 10:50 Refreshments Served in the Networking Foyer in Association with Henley & Partners
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - The Risks of Citizenship-by-Investment Programs

    Peter Vincent
    • 10:50 - 11:10
    • Peter Vincent
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Rising Trends in Asia

    Pruet Boobphakam
    Dominic Volek IMCM
    • 11:10 - 11:35
    • Pruet Boobphakam
      Dominic Volek IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Residence and Citizenship in Malta

    Roderick Cutajar
    Juerg Steffen IMCM
    Jean Philippe Chetcuti
    • 11:35 - 12:10
    • Roderick Cutajar
      Juerg Steffen IMCM
      Jean Philippe Chetcuti
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Malta Through the Eyes of an Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist

    Mark Weingard
    • 12:10 - 12:30
    • Mark Weingard
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Served in the Networking Foyer in Association with KPMG
  • Book Presentation and Signing in the Forum Foyer

    Dimitry Kochenov
    • 13:01 - 13:30
    • Dimitry Kochenov
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Wrap-around the World - Roundtable Discussions

    Cindy Emmanuel-McLean
    Iñigo Lecanda Crooke IMCM
    Roderick Cutajar
    Demetra Pragalou
    Allen Michael Chastanet
    Francisco Alvarez De Soto
    Pruet Boobphakam
    Charlie Peter Savva
    • 13:30 - 14:00
    • Cindy Emmanuel-McLean
      Iñigo Lecanda Crooke IMCM
      Roderick Cutajar
      Demetra Pragalou
      Allen Michael Chastanet
      Francisco Alvarez De Soto
      Pruet Boobphakam
      Charlie Peter Savva
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Welcome back by Forum Co-Chair

    Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • 14:00 - 14:05
    • Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Focus on Latin America - Part 1

    Diego Acosta
    Andrés Solimano
    • 14:05 - 14:35
    • Diego Acosta
      Andrés Solimano
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Focus on Latin America - Part 2

    Francisco Alvarez De Soto
    Alberto Alemán
    • 14:35 - 15:00
    • Francisco Alvarez De Soto
      Alberto Alemán
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Special announcement from the Government of Saint Lucia

    Allen Michael Chastanet
    • 15:00 - 15:15
    • Allen Michael Chastanet
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Avoiding the Effects of Travel Bans

    Tammy Fox-Isicoff
    Carmen Arce IMCM
    • 15:15 - 15:35
    • Tammy Fox-Isicoff
      Carmen Arce IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
15:35 - 16:00 Refreshments Served in the Networking Foyer in Association with Henley & Partners
  • Citizenship-by-Investment in Cyprus: Quo Vadis?

    Charlie Peter Savva
    Savvas Poyiadjis
    • 16:00 - 16:25
    • Charlie Peter Savva
      Savvas Poyiadjis
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Cyprus – Beyond Citizenship

    Natasa Pilides
    • 16:25 - 16:40
    • Natasa Pilides
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Border Security and Visa Policy

    Peter Vincent
    Austin T. Fragomen Jr IMCM
    • 16:40 - 17:00
    • Peter Vincent
      Austin T. Fragomen Jr IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Citizenship-by-Investment, Looking at the Year Ahead: Expert Roundtable

    Cindy Emmanuel-McLean
    Charmaine Quinland-Donovan
    Mark Stannard
    Chad R. Ellsworth
    Bruno L’ecuyer
    Kristin Surak IMCM
    • 17:00 - 17:45
    • Cindy Emmanuel-McLean
      Charmaine Quinland-Donovan
      Mark Stannard
      Chad R. Ellsworth
      Bruno L’ecuyer
      Kristin Surak IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
  • Closing Remarks by Forum Co-Chairs

    Dimitry Kochenov
    Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • 17:45 - 18:00
    • Dimitry Kochenov
      Nadine Goldfoot IMCM
    • Grand Hotel Kempinski
18:00 - 18:00 End of the Investment Migration Forum 2017

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Venue

Grand Hotel Kempinski
Geneva, Switzerland