A one-of-a-kind experience

in Istanbul on November 2-4, 2022

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We captured nearly 600 pictures of the event, 80 of which are visible in the gallery below. Find all the photos in this Google Drive folder.

What did we do?
Having open discussions about the things that matter to IM professionals, connecting, cruising, enjoying the best of Turkish cuisine, and having fun. See our program.

Who was there?
IMI readers, writers, and partners. See who was there.

Who sponsored IMI Connect?
See who our partners were.

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IMI Connect is a for-the-industry, by-the-industry event. Present were IMI contributors, partners, and readers like yourself. They came to talk frankly and off-the-cuff about the challenges and opportunities facing RCBI professionals, not to make dull and repetitive presentations about particular projects. Speakers and panelists were selected based on their relevant expertise, not based on sponsorship alone.

Hakan Kodal
Andrew Henderson
Mohammed Asaria
Murat Coskun
Managing Partner
Patricia Casaburi
Managing Director
Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti
Senior Partner
Mimoun Assraoui
Hakan Cortelek
Founder and CEO
Ece Selin Temel
Managing Partner
Sam Bayat
Henry Fan - 范睿
Founder and CEO
Ömer Faruk Kahraman
Founding Partner
Ilana Van Huyssteen-Meyer
Global Head of Private Clients
Matthew Galati
Jerry Morgan
Ahmet Şener
Managing Partner
Madalena Monteiro
Timur Sitdikov
Taymour Polding
Sara Sousa Rebolo
Founding Partner
Aran Hawker
Philippe May
Patricia Valadas Coriel
Nicolas Salerno
Managing Partner
Tyrone Siren
Burak Demirel
Country Head Turkey
Cigdem S. Ergut
Country Head Turkey
Pedro Catão Pinheiro
Managing Associate
Vanessa Rodrigues Lima
Founding Partner
Patrick Peters
Nishant Deshmukh
Güvenç Ketenci
Managing Partner
Kemal Nicholson
Serhan Aysever
Director of EMEA
Pej Moyheddin
Managing Director
Elif Egeli Izmiri
Director, Turkey
Antoine Saliba-Haig
Senior Lawyer
Rusudan Abdushelishvili
Thomas Scott
Head of Real Estate
Brian Greco
RCBI Strategist
Christian H Nesheim
Founder and Editor
Ahmad Abbas
Head of Corporate Services
Alexandra Nesheim Lence
Head of Operations
Investment Migration Insider


November 2nd

19:00 — Get-together and cocktails at Ahali Teşvikiye – Sponsored by LP Legal

November 3rd:

09:00 — Welcome: Coffee, tea, refreshments, open bar all day sponsored by Move Anywhere

09:30 —  Panel 1: Turkish CIP: Effects of the Price Increase, Russian Capital, and the Looming Election

10:15   —  Panel 2: Rising Inflation, Interest Rates, Dollar, and Energy Prices: What Does it Mean for IM?

11:00   — Fireside Chat and Q&A with Andrew Henderson, Founder of Nomad Capitalist

11:30   — Lunch – Sponsored by Get Golden Visa

13:00  — 2023 Will Be The Most Important Year in RCBI History: Here’s How I’m Preparing: Hakan Kodal, Chairman of Optylon Krea 

14:00   Snacks, dessert, coffee break

14:45  Panel 3: Troubleshooting Delays and Denials: Unorthodox Ways of Getting Applications Approved

15:30  — Panel 4: Low-Tax Living in High-Tax Europe: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, and the UK

16:15  —  Tasting of exquisite Portuguese wines, sponsored by Mercan.

17:00  — Dinner cruise starts – Sponsored by Optylon Krea 

17:15  — Cruise welcome address and cocktails

18:00 Dinner and desert on the Bosphorus

19:00 — RCBI Trivia contest – Prizes sponsored by Range Developments

21:30  — Return to port and disembarkation

November 4th:

10:00 — Turkish breakfast at Baylan Galataport sponsored by Smart Citizenship.


Gold partnerS

We are a Pan-Mediterranean investment management and real estate development company with €1.7 Billion managed to date.

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We enable families to become citizens of the world by investing in residency and citizenship programs globally.

Learn more about Get Golden Visa

Silver partners

A boutique, full-service investment migration advisory firm, owned and operated by long-time industry professionals.

Learn more about MoveAnywhere

Latitude provides exceptional residency and citizenship solutions for successful people.

You expect the world. We deliver it.

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Bronze partners

Startup Visa Services helps international entrepreneurs successfully qualify for Canada’s Startup Visa.

Learn more about Startup Visa Services

Data-driven Smart Citizenship is the next generation of Residence and Citizenship by Investment Boutique.

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We are an industry-leading law firm, headquartered in Istanbul, with an experienced team of experts in the field. 

Learn more about LP Legal

A leading Turkish law firm with a top-tier global reputation in both advisory and contentious matters.

Learn more about Ketenci & Ketenci

The world’s leading developer of award-winning, ultra-luxury Citizenship by Investment projects in the Caribbean.

Learn more about Range Developments

A brand leader in immigration and hospitality real estate development, with more than 30 years of experience.

Learn more about Mercan Group