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 three 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.

For more information about the Forum, please download our Forum brochure.

The Investment Migration Council is delighted to announce that Joey Jones will chair this year’s Investment Migration Forum 2019.

Joey is a former spokesperson for Theresa May, appointed before her successful leadership campaign. He also spent 16 years at Sky News as Deputy Political Editor before joining communications agency Cicero, where he provides strategic political and communications advice to a range of multinational clients. Joey will chair proceedings throughout the Forum, leading delegates through open and stimulating debates on the opportunities and challenges for the investment migration industry.

Why Attend?

This leading forum will allow your company to have significant presence in the most important global forum in the field. Insights to the latest developments in citizenship and residence programmes, networking opportunities with the leading industry professionals and senior government officials and updates directly from leading academics and influential thought leaders in the field.

Who will Attend


Individual Practitioners


Law Firms


Accountancy Firms


Corporate Service Providers






Specialised Service Providers


Wealth Managers


Family Offices


Private Bankers

Facts & Figures

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


  • “The Investment Migration Forum continues to bring together the leading stakeholders in the investment migration industry. The Forum once again served as a meeting point to continue to educate, update and keep informed all of the key players in the industry. Additionally, the launch of the very first Investment Migration Yearbook is yet another example of a helpful resource for the industry leaders. BDO is truly honored to be associated with the Investment Migration Council and all of their efforts!”

    Joann Arweiler CFE, Managing Director, BDO
  • “This year’s IMC Forum can be summed up as a “breath of fresh air.” The entire proceedings were seamless; content of presentations was “spot on” and timely. Great Job IMC.”

    Allen Michael Chastanet Prime Minister, Saint Lucia
  • “The Investment Migration Forum provides the ideal platform for RCBI stakeholders to come together and discuss how to take the industry forward. The high reputation it holds amongst industry players is a testament of the sterling work being carried out by the Council.”

    Julia Farrugia Portelli Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and Simplification, Government of Malta
  • “We have enjoyed the event and also met some interesting contacts who we hope to develop further cooperation with. We thank you for having us at the conference and it is our pleasure to be associated with such distinguished and dynamic establishment such as IMC.”

    Anna Homenko Managing Director, Fiduciana Trust (Cyprus) Limited, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • “The IMC Forum included an amazing group of well-regarded industry participants, we look forward to taking part next year.”

    Edmund John Lowell Founder & CEO, KYC-Chain, Hong Kong
  • “Offers a stimulating perspective on a global issue of growing importance”

    Tony Addison Chief Economist/Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland
  • “Many speakers from governments, academics and professionals offered some insider information and topics not available elsewhere. The forum was truly an educational experience.”

    Edward Sun CEO, AUSTAR GROUP LTD, Shanghai, China
  • “The Forum was an excellent opportunity to share views and insight with key stakeholders, government officials and industry experts, on the latest developments on investment migration, a key driver of economic growth for national economies. It was a value for money event”

    Michalis P. Michael Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • “Brilliant Forum – learnt a huge amount, met some great people and really enjoyed the hospitality and camaraderie”

    Bill Howarth Group Managing Director, CLT International and President of the International Compliance Association, Birmingham, UK
  • “The Investment Migration Forum provides an exceptional platform for stakeholders to participate in global investment opportunities, and fosters a unique learning environment based on mobility and expanding boundaries.”

    Dory Jade CEO, The Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants – CAPIC, Toronto, Canada
  • “This year IMC forum can be summed up as a “breath of fresh air.” The entire proceedings/events was seamless; content of presentations was “spot on” and timely. Great Job IMC.”

    Nestor Alfred CEO, Citizenship by Investment Unit, Saint Lucia
  • ‘An outstanding forum! Very insightful and productive learning experiences.’

    Kaisha Ince Chairperson, Citizenship by Investment Programme, Grenada
  • “I think the 2018 Forum of the Investment Migration Council held last week in Geneva was an important event. It brought together representatives of the growing industry of investment migration worldwide, senior government officials from some countries and academics working in the area of international migration and global development. A lot of new knowledge and productive interactions among participants. Congratulations!”

    Andrés Solimano PhD in Economics MIT, President, International Center for Globalization and Development, Santiago, Chile
  • “IMC’s Geneva event provides an exceptional forum for attorneys, academics, and government representatives to exchange valuable information on recommended professional practice standards and other best practices for economic citizenship and residence programs. This is a must for any serious professional serving the investor migration community.”

    Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. Chairman, Fragomen Worldwide, New York