Join IMI for

A one-of-a-kind experience

in Istanbul on November 2-4, 2022

Where are we going?
The historic Sait Halim Paşa Mansion on the Bosphorus, the 19th century residence of the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire.

What are we doing?
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’s coming?
IMI readers, writers, and partners. See who you’ll meet.

How can I get an invitation?
Get notified once tickets become available for sale by filling in the form below.

How can I sponsor IMI Connect?
See who our partners are and learn how you can become one as well.

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WHERE ARE WE GOING?

THE MAIN EVENT (Nov 3rd)

Built in 1863, the historic Sait Halim Paşa Mansion on the Bosphorus is named after the 1913-17 Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire, Sait Halim Paşa.

We’ll remain at the mansion for the first part of the day, which is devoted to panel discussions and talks.

We then begin a 4-hour leisurely dinner cruise, sponsored by Optylon Krea, which will also include our Investment Migration Trivia contest and unique forms of entertainment.

THE NIGHT BEFORE (Nov 2nd)

LP Legal will be hosting an informal gathering for drinks at Ahali Teşvikiye tapas bar and restaurant for those of us in town the night before. We’ll be there starting around 19:00.

THE MORNING AFTER (Nov 4th)

Smart Citizenship will be hosting a Turkish breakfast at Baylan Galataport from 10:00 to 12:00 on the morning after the main event. Enjoy a relaxed meal and Turkish coffee on the waterfront.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

A full day of talks and panels with warm lunch at the mansion, followed by a sunset dinner cruise on the Bosphorus.

Refreshments, including a fully stocked bar, will be available throughout the day.

Also included is an informal cocktail event the night before, as well as a brunch on the morning after. See the program below for details.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

We recommend smart casual, so you can safely leave your tie or your heels at home. Temperatures in Istanbul on November 3rd historically average 15-20°C.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

The Mansion is a half-hour’s drive from Central Istanbul. We recommend you book a taxi from your hotel or via the Uber app to get there.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

We recommend staying at the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, which is situated about halfway between Istanbul’s historic center and the event venue.

WHO'S COMING?

IMI Connect is a for-the-industry, by-the-industry event. You’ll meet IMI contributors, partners, and readers like yourself. They come 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 will be selected based on their relevant expertise, not based on sponsorship alone.

Hakan Kodal
Chairman
Andrew Henderson
Founder
Mohammed Asaria
Founder
Murat Coskun
Managing Partner
Patricia Casaburi
Managing Director
John Hanafin
Founder and CEO
Mimoun Assraoui
CEO
Hakan Cortelek
Founder and CEO
Ece Selin Temel
Managing Partner
Sam Bayat
Founder
Rogelio Caceres
Founder and CEO
David Regueiro
COO
Ilana Van Huyssteen-Meyer
Global Head of Private Clients
Matthew Galati
Principal
Jerry Morgan
Founder
Ahmet Şener
Managing Partner
Madalena Monteiro
Lawyer
Timur Sitdikov
Founder
Taymour Polding
Director
Tyrone Siren
Director
Burak Demirel
Country Head Türkiye
Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti
Senior Partner
Pedro Catão Pinheiro
Managing Associate
Vanessa Rodrigues Lima
Founding Partner
Sara Sousa Rebolo
Founding Partner
Aran Hawker
Co-Founder
Pej Moyheddin
Managing Director
Patricia Valadas Coriel
Partner
Nicolas Salerno
Managing Partner
Patrick Peters
CEO
Nishant Deshmukh
Founder
Güvenç Ketenci
Managing Partner
Kemal Nicholson
Founder
Serhan Aysever
Director of EMEA
Frederico Seixas
Sales Director
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

THE PROGRAM

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: The EU’s Crusade Against Investment Migration: What’s Being Done About it?

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

11:30   — Lunch – Sponsored by Get Golden Visa

12:45  — Keynote: Hakan Kodal, Chairman of Optylon Krea [topic to be announced]

13:15 Panel 3: Rising Inflation and Interest Rates in Europe: Impact on Golden Visa Real Estate

14:00   Snacks, dessert, coffee break

14:45  — Panel 4: Suing the Government: Legal Solutions for Golden Visa and Citizenship Delays

15:30  — Panel 5: Low-Tax Living in High-Tax EU: Solutions in Portugal, Greece, Italy, Ireland, and Malta

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

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.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Gold partnerS

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

Learn more about OptylonKrea

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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

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.

Learn more about Smart Citizenship

 

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

Learn more about LP Legal

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

Get your Invitation

Tickets are now available for sale for EUR 1,250 per person. Please leave your details in the form below and we will reach out with an invitation. 

Tickets initially cost EUR 1,250 per person but we have limited capacity, so this price may increase as the event draws closer.