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About Global Citizen Week

This October in Miami , the IMI Connect and the Outbound Investment Summit series are joining forces to provide international solution providers with an unparalleled opportunity to
  • Massively expand your B2B partner networks and
    sales channels
  • Connect and forge deep personal relationships
    with industry peers
  • Learn about and debate critical industry
    developments

Who should attend:

• Investment Migration Professionals
• Private Wealth Practitioners
• Tax Planners
• Corporate Service Providers
• Project Developers
• Law firms
• Other international solution providers
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GLOBAL CITIZEN WEEK - PREVIOUS EDITION

Schedule of Events

Day 1

Welcome Cocktail at AKA Miami Rooftop Pool Bar

Kick off Global Citizen Week Miami 2024 with an enchanting evening at the AKA Miami Rooftop Pool Bar. From 6 pm to 8 pm, join us for a leisurely open-air cocktail session, co-hosted by IMI and Outbound Group. Reconnect with old friends and make new connections in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the stunning Miami skyline. Enjoy complimentary drinks and light bites as we set the stage for the exciting days ahead.

Day 2

Daytime Forum - "Outbound Day"

From 8 am to 3pm, the   Outbound Group will host “Outbound Day” at the Grand Ballroom, providing international solution providers an unparalleled platform to meet with hundreds of potential partners and clients from around the world. Leveraging 15 years of experience in B2B conferences, this event promises to bring together influential decision-makers shaping the industry.

Day 2

Afternoon Forum - "IMI Connect"

Continue the momentum from 4 pm to 7 pm with “IMI Connect” at the SkyLawn. This exclusive, guest-centric forum features closed-door, open discussions focused on the most pressing issues in our community. No clients, no government, and no media – just us. Engage in candid debates and enjoy an evening of meaningful dialogue, complemented by food, beverages, and refreshments.

Day 3

Daytime Forum - "Outbound Day"

From 8 am to 3 pm, join us again at the Grand Ballroom for the second day of “Outbound Day.” This session will continue to foster connections between international solution providers and key decision-makers, ensuring you have ample opportunities to build valuable relationships and explore new partnerships.

Day 3

Afternoon Forum - "IMI Connect"

From 4 pm to 7 pm, we will reconvene at the SkyLawn for another engaging session of “IMI Connect.” Dive deeper into no-holds-barred discussions, exchange insights with peers, and benefit from the unique format that encourages open dialogue and collaboration. Enjoy an evening of thought-provoking conversations, accompanied by delicious refreshments.

Day 4

Trivia & Tour - GCW Closing Party on the Biscayne Lady

Conclude Global Citizen Week Miami 2024 with a spectacular closing party from 10 am to 4 pm. We’re planning an exciting day aboard the luxurious “Biscayne Lady,” featuring the famous IMI Trivia Contest and other entertainment. Enjoy panoramic views of Miami’s beautiful waterfront as you compete for the trivia title and celebrate the week’s achievements with friends and colleagues. The final schedule will be confirmed soon, but rest assured, it will be a memorable conclusion to an incredible week.

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CONFERENCE TICKET PRICE

Book Your Tickets Now

FULL ACCESS TICKET

€1,950

4 Business Events

4 Social Events

1 Tour & Trivia Event

1 Unforgettable Week

(Early Bird Price Until July 31st, then €2,350)

PATRON SPONSOR TICKET

€2,950

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4 Business Events

4 Social Events

1 Tour & Trivia Event

1 Full Contact List of Attendees

1 Unforgettable Week

Speakers

Managing Director
Discus Holdings Ltd

Chair of the Tax Working Group for Moores Rowland 

Investment Professional
Oxy Capital

Fund Manager & Partner
BlueCrow Capital

CBI Director
Ora Caribbean

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Spark Group

Chairman of the Board
Citizenship by Investment Unit Antigua & Barbuda 

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Startup Visa Services

Founding Partner
NSMLawyers

Co-Founder and President
Apex Capital Partners Corp.

Partner
ActiveCap

Managing Partner
Crystal Worldwide Law Firm

Venue

Address 1395 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, United States
https://maps.app.goo.gl/yMAA9D4Mh5VvV363A

The discounted group rates at the Hotel AKA Brickell where the upcoming Global Citizen Week Miami will be held is as follows.

-USD259/room/night based on single/double occupancy and additional 13% state and local taxes

-Reduced nightly destination fee, currently $20.00 per room, per night exclusive of taxes

-Rates will be offered 3 days pre and post the event period based on space and rate availability

-It is very important to make your reservation before September 27, the cut-off day for group booking with the basis of first arrived first served.

Book your group rates for Global Citizen Week Miami

-Reservation questions should be directed with reference to “Global Citizen Week” to:

Ana at [email protected] or Petra at [email protected]

 

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Laszlo Kiss
Managing Director
Discus Holding Ltd

Laszlo Kiss is the founder, owner, and managing director of Discus Holdings Ltd., a group of companies that provide investment migration, corporate, financial, and tax planning services.

Discus, based in Malta and founded in 2013, has won concessions in recent years, including ones for the Hungarian residency bond program, the Malta Residence and Visa Program, and one citizenship license in Montenegro. Discus provides help with applications for residency permits in the United Kingdom, Malta, Cyprus, Greece, the UAE, and many other countries. It also helps with citizenship applications to Vanuatu, Malta, Turkey, and all Caribbean nations. Discus has 12 offices worldwide.

Laszlo, who lives in Europe, has more than 31 years of experience in international immigration, business, and tax structuring. His professional background includes founding the largest privately-owned consultancy firm in Hungary to offer tax and corporate structuring and immigration solutions. In 1998, Laszlo was appointed the Honorary Consul General to represent the Republic of Seychelles, an archipelago with 115 islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

He has a bachelor’s degree in tourism and hotel management from Budapest Business School and a Master’s in economics from Corvinus University of Budapest. He has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association since 2004 and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since 2006. He has been a founding member of the Investment Migration Council since 2015.

Laszlo speaks English, German, and Russian.

Derren Hayden Joseph
Chair of the Tax Working Group for Moores Rowland

Derren has successfully completed the Comparative Tax Program at Harvard University and is an EA (Enrolled Agent). As an EA, he has been admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to represent taxpayers in all 50 states and internationally. He has 2 Master’s Degrees in Economics and a Certified Diploma from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK).

Derren has also done Executive Education with Columbia Business School in New York City and has completed Advanced Tax coursework at both New York University and the University of London. He is: 

⦁ Chair of the Tax Working Group for Moores Rowland in the Asia Pacific (offices in 18 countries)
⦁ Chair of the Asian Branch of the International Business Structuring Association.
⦁ A member of the Briefing Group advising The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of the City of London on current and emerging international tax issues.

He had his views published in the Singapore Business Review, Forbes Asia, the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, the International Business Structuring Association (in the UK), Offshore Alert, and the (Trinidad) Guardian. And has given “in-person” seminars on tax issues in the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, Indonesia, Spain, Malaysia, Vietnam, The Philippines, Portugal, Hong Kong, the UAE, and the Caribbean

Derren enjoys writing and has published 3 books on taxation, one of which was an Amazon Best Seller in 2020.

Guilherme Valadares Carreiro 
Investment Professional
Oxy Capital

Guilherme is a Principal on the investment team, Head of the Golden Visa Initiatives, and sits on the Investment Committee. His transaction experience as a member of the Growth & Buyout investment team includes >10 deals.

For 2 years, Guilherme was a co-CEO of an Industrial company with +€250M in Revenue leading the restructuring process. Since 2022, Guilherme has been leading the fundraising and execution efforts of Golden Visa Funds (+60M€), having raised capital from private and institutional investors

Duarte Calheiros Menezes
Fund Manager & Partner
BlueCrow Capital

Duarte is currently a partner and fund manager at Bluecrow Capital, which he joined in 2014. With over fifteen years of experience in the financial sector, he is specialized in asset structuring and management, with extensive knowledge in venture capital and private equity fund management.

Duarte concluded his degree in economics and master’s in finance at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, one of the best business schools in Europe, and acquired experience in futures and options trading throughout the first five years of his career, working in large companies like OSTC Group.

As an investment professional, had the privilege of achieving consistent results over the years, drawing upon his asset and risk management expertise, he strives to navigate volatile markets diligently, identifying opportunities that benefit clients and minimize risks. Since 2018 as a fund manager, Duarte has been fortunate to provide leadership that has exceeded performance targets, delivering impressive returns through well-tailored strategies, and contributing to notable growth and optimization of portfolios.

Since 2020 led a massive fundraising campaign for the Bluecrow Growth Fund and Innovation Fund Series, which raised an impressive sum of more than €100 million, he also led the establishment of critical operational functions for BlueCrow Capital, which simultaneously involved the creation of onboarding procedures that streamlined the process of raising new investors, ensuring the smooth running and performance of the investor relations department, always taking into consideration the process established by the legal department, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and ethical practices.

Richard Hallam
CBI Director
Ora Caribbean

Richard Hallam is a dual citizen of Grenada and Great Britain. His 30 years of work experience has taken him to every continent, but his current home base for the last 17 years is on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Originally a hotelier, Richard branched out into development, real estate, and business advisory.

He has played a multi-faceted role in the development scene of Grenada, working initially in the acquisition and development of multi-use projects and later with government and developers in the creation of the Grenada CBI (Citizenship-By-Investment) program as a Special Advisor to the Inward Investment Office.

Richard has seen a Caribbean CBI program from concept to operation and has worked alongside government, CIU offices, agents, and developers. He is an Approved Marketing Agent of the Grenada CBI program and has direct, insider, on-island knowledge and close working relationships with all major developers and local agents. He holds the position of CBI Director for Ora Caribbean – Developers of Silversands Grenada, Silversands Beach House, and their latest project – Silversands Morne Rouge.

João Baptista
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Spark Group

João is the CEO and co-founder of the Spark Group.

He has several years of experience globally in various industries including finance, real estate, and management consulting. João is a specialist in business strategy with an extensive track record in investing in Portugal.

He holds a Master’s in International Business from the HEC School of Management, France, and a Degree in Management from Nova School of Business, Lisbon.

Ambassador Jeffery Hadeed
Chairman of the Board
Citizenship by Investment Unit Antigua & Barbuda

Ambassador Jeffery Hadeed, a dynamic entrepreneur hailing from Antigua & Barbuda, serves as a driving force in various fields. Appointed as Chairman of the Board for the Citizenship by Investment Programme of Antigua & Barbuda and non-resident Ambassador to Italy, Hadeed embodies an unwavering commitment to progress.

With a career spanning 38 years, Hadeed’s versatile ventures underscore his enterprising spirit. His achievements include the establishment of seven thriving restaurants and engagement in diverse sectors encompassing marine sales and service, fashion, manufacturing, imports, and distribution. As a registered Agent for the CIP, he has evolved into a property development and management maven, curating an impressive villa estate portfolio that includes properties owned by esteemed fashion icon Giorgio Armani. A standout accomplishment is the creation of the South Point Antigua, an avant-garde 23-unit boutique condo hotel nestled in the historic enclave of English Harbour.

Educated at the University of Florida, Hadeed graduated with a degree in Business (Marketing). He further enriched his expertise by delving into fashion design at Milan’s prestigious Istituto Marangoni. Fluent in English and Italian, he commands a versatile linguistic arsenal, extending to French and Arabic and has travelled to more than 40 countries.

Hadeed’s journey exemplifies an individual who continually bridges cultures, sectors, and languages. His tenacity and acumen make him a pivotal figure in the landscape of entrepreneurship, investment, and diplomatic relations. 

Slava Apel
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Startup Visa Services

Mr. Slava Apel is the CEO and Founder of Canada Business Consulting firm and the Startup Visa Services. Award-winning, B2B professional services consulting firms specializing in the Canadian Start-up Visa permanent residency program. Mr. Apel has been an integral part of the Canadian Start-up ecosystem for over 20 years. As a startup expert and processor, he works with immigration professionals assisting their clients in obtaining approvals for business immigration or expansion to Canada.

Mr. Apel is involved in multiple business incubators, accelerators, angel groups, and venture capital firms that approve startups for their landing in Canada, whether it is for business expansion, business relocation, or starting a new business. He is an author, angel investor, advisor to 50 asset management firms, mentor and faculty in 5 incubators and 3 Universities, entrepreneur with multiple exits in the tech sector, and an active charity board member.

Helping CBI & RBI firms as a B2B facilitator, Startup Visa Services assists immigrating-to-Canada businesses and investors with an approval process, soft-landing, commercialization of new products, prototyping, proper business structuring and capitalization, documentation, and training. Providing personal case support with service-level guarantees, including innovation and IP consulting, business case vetting, case defense, business updates, and full-service venture packages.

With the highest industry approval rates in Canada, Mr. Apel has received multiple industry awards, celebrating pre-landing and post-landing achievements that allow immigrating entrepreneurs to thrive in Canada.

Gonçalo Mendes Leal
Founding Partner
NSMLawyers

Gonsalo co-founded NSMLawyers which crafted thousands of golden visa applications in Portugal with a team of expert lawyers and the work with more than 10 years of experience that changed many lives. In the last decade, NSMLawyers has become a top immigration law firm in Portugal. Recognized worldwide, the firm specializes in crafting residency visas. They have assisted clients from more than 80 nationalities seizing the opportunity of both investing and enjoying a golden country.

Nuri Katz
Co-Founder and President
Apex Capital Partners Corp.

Nuri Katz is a 30-year veteran and leader in the investor immigration industry. He is a frequent commentator and contributor to global media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS, and many others. He frequently opines on subjects pertaining to immigration policy, government affairs, citizenship matters, international investment, tax policy, and more. 

Francisco Martins
Partner
ActiveCap

Francisco has over 15 years of experience in private equity, capital markets, and asset management in Europe, the US, and Africa.

He developed his career at F&C Investments, investing in small and medium capitalizations in Portugal.

Previously, he was Director at ThirdWay a merchant banking firm, and worked at the Global Funding department at American Express in New York.

Degree in Economics from Nova SBE and MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Patrick Peters
Chief Executive Officer
ClientReferrals

Patrick is a Canadian CPA who has more than 15 years of experience in the Investment Migration industry, specifically the Antigua and Canada programs. Before assisting Immigration Professionals with their high-net-worth clients, he worked for BDO and KPMG, living and working in various countries.

In 2014, his company, ClientReferrals, was appointed as the Official Promoter of Antigua & Barbuda’s NDF Contribution Option and they have been the Program’s leading Service Provider since then.

In Antigua, ClientReferrals prides itself on offering the best service and commissions to Immigration Practitioners who have Contribution Option clients, but also on the high quality of the real estate projects they offer.

ClientReferrals never works with clients directly, they strictly work with Immigration Practitioners, helping them serve their clients. The company also provides other products for immigration practitioners to grow their business – various immigration products, real estate opportunities, and wealth management services.

Patrick and his colleagues have been involved with the Immigrant Investor industry for more than 25 years – they have helped create Canada’s investor and entrepreneur programs, they have raised more than $9 billion in capital for various programs, and they have assisted more than 12,000 families.