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The bid for the 2015 edition of the Global Citizen Forum was won by Monaco - the second smallest country in the world. What it lacks in size, it makes up in attitude and glam and commands a special status in Europe. Home to roughly 125 different nationalities, the Principality of Monaco is a unique example of an elite multicultural society in a European setting. We are looking forward to sharing with you yet another unforgettable experience at the GCF2015 on the French Riviera!
With the event spanning over two days, delegates will have the exclusive chance to meet and network with government representatives, industry specialists, legal and financial professionals and high net worth individuals from around the world. Through carefully planned presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions, the Forum's aim is to give a voice to all stakeholders.
The Forum will bring together government agency representatives, distinguished speakers, philanthropists, as well as financial, legal and family office advisors, industry professionals, business leaders, high net worth individuals and celebrities.
Kofi A. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and is the founder and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation. In 2001, he and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. As a true global citizen, his work with the Kofi Annan Foundation is to promote better global governance and strengthen the capacities of people and countries to achieve a fairer, more secure world.
Former Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004), Mr. Barroso was elected President of the PSD political party, which won enough seats to form a coalition government in 2002. In 2004, following his nomination by the European People’s Party, Jose Manuel Barroso became the 11th President of the European Commission, and was re-elected again for a second 5-year mandate in 2009.
Mario David is a Vice President of the European People’s Party and a Member of the European Parliament from Portugal. A medical doctor, he joined the Social Democratic Party (PSD) in 1979 and was elected to the European Parliament for the first time in 1989 and was during a period the Secretary General of the EPP Group in the European Parliament. In 2002 he became political adviser to Prime Minister José Manuel Barroso and in 2004 he was appointed Secretary of State for European Affairs. In 2009 he runs and gets elected again to the European Parliament.
Hon. Gaston Browne, became the fourth and youngest ever prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda at the age of 47, after his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ALP) won a landslide victory in the general election in June 2014. His vision is to transform Antigua and Barbuda into a globally competitive, premier tourism and financial services economy, producing well-paying jobs and a higher standard of living for the people. He is an acknowledged advocate of the interests of Antigua and Barbuda at the United Nations General Assembly, CARICOM, the World Bank, the IMF and the OAS.
The Global Citizen Forum will be of extreme interest to: accountants, broker-dealers, business development officers, client relationship managers, immigration consultants, estate planning attorneys, estate practitioners, family offices, financial planners, hedge funds managers, independent asset managers, investment advisors, portfolio managers, lawyers, life insurance directors, mutual fund managers, offshore bankers, offshore providers, private banking group managers, professional investors & advisors senior private bankers, real estate developers and agents, representatives of asset management firms, senior wealth/trust executives, tax consultants, team leaders, trust advisors/senior trust officers, trust risk managers, trustees, wealth management advisors, and others.
'Your network is your net worth' as famously laid out by Porter Gale, former Vice President of Marketing at Virgin America from 2007 to 2011. Surrounding yourself with passionate people will help you be a lot more effective.
Participate and contribute in discussions on global issues concerning residency and citizenship and help shape future policies and best practices in the presence of global leaders, industry regulators and practitioners.
You will have a chance to meet and exchange with a wealth and variety of experienced professionals, wealth and estate managers, due diligence providers, banking and finance sector specialists, immigration and citizenship planning consultants, and even celebrities.
Discover new products and services that can enrich your current portfolio and increase new client engagement and longer client retention. Turn promising contacts into promising opportunities. Learn something new by sharing something you are expert in. Join discussions and further your reach.
Learn about global migration trends, government policies, second residence and citizenship planning strategies, and how to better serve high net worth individuals.
Thank you for inviting me to the Global Citizen Forum 2014 in Toronto, Canada. It was a very good experience for me to spend time with people from all over the world. The network, practice exchange and news updates were the most interesting points in this forum. The program and entertainment were very interesting. The fact that this forum held place in Toronto was very meaningful since this a multicultural city. I hope to see more programs from different countries in the next forum. Thank you very much!Firouzeh Golriz Emami
I would like to congratulate you for the successful and outstanding forum. It was well organized and well attended.Mr. Mazlum Sen, Sen International
Congratulations to you and your team for putting on a world-class conference. It was extremely well done and included very interesting and very relevant content and entertainment. Well done! We were very pleased we were able to attend.Mr. Greg Ashley, Chief Strategy Officer, Replay Resorts
I would like to congratulate you and your team in putting on such a great event. As one of the pioneers of the industry, I feel confident that when I eventually retire to the tennis court, the industry is in great hands with the leadership of Arton Capital.Mr. Allan Rossi, Immigration Lawyer
Thanks again for a great conference. The entertainment alone was worth the time!Mr. Dan Wachtler, President & CEO, IPSA International
Global Citizen Forum is a world class event. The experience has changed my view about our profession. Robin Sharma’s speech amazed me.Ms. Nazgol Momeni, MBA, ICCRC, CCIC, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
The GCF Toronto was well attended, insightful and very well organized. The openness of conversation was highly refreshing and the networking opportunities were excellent. We are proud to have been a sponsor of such a first-class event. See you in Monaco!Ms. Michelle Taliotou, Marketing Director, Pafilia
The GCF has given me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people: political and industry leaders, world-famous speakers, other celebrities. I also learned a lot about the issues and programs concerning the dual citizenship for investors, business people and globetrotters. It was not only an extremely well organized and illustrated event, but also very useful for me and our organization.Georges Panitchersky, President, Canada-Bulgaria Business Council
The GCF 2014 was a remarkable gathering of some of the heavyweights of the global citizenship arena. It provided an incredible, one of a time opportunity to meet with industry and government leaders from around the globe. I am looking forward to GCF 2015!Adam Blum, ICCRC, CMI, Canadian Immigration Problem Solvers
Many thanks again for your very well systematized, advantageous, imposing & highly professional 2014 Toronto Global Citizen Forum. What you have done is not easy, putting governments’ officials in one room, at one time when living in volatile global economies & sharing one common target is a giant’s step, & could be a historical one!Salim Takidin, Managing Director, General Lines of Immigration Corporation
The Global Citizen Forum was a unique experience in terms of information, networking and the overall organization and entertainment. Coming together with so many stakeholders from the industry is not only eye-opening but it brings the entire concept of global citizenship to life! Looking forward to Monaco 2015!Maria Clappa, Associate, Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC, Cyprus
The GCF2014 was two informative days, that provided insight and awareness into the importance of second residency and citizenship. Arton Capital put together an event with relevant speakers, topics, and discussions aimed at improving all levels of the industry and building for the future. Time well spent!Anonymous
The forum opens my vision of second residence and citizenship and the meaning of global citizenship. It certainly will open doors for my clients who have special needs.Maria Cheuk, Canadian Immigration Consultant
Like no other forum, Arton sets the bar high for all to follow. A true inspiration and enriching experience.Juliette J. Bailey - James and Maginley, Antigua and Barbuda
This was a great forum that brought together brilliant minds, visionaries who walk the talk. Thank you Armand, the Arton team and all contributors and sponsors for making this possible.Elaine Doyon, Lawyer, Doyon Law Firm
As an immigration lawyer, the GCF 2014 was the absolute most helpful event I could possibly attend in order to obtain the latest information concerning the industry, connect with important pillars in global migration, and be inspired by a well-rounded immersion into the extensive universe global citizenship.Me Sophie Antippa, Lawyer, Canada
GCF 2014 was an extremely well organized and executed conference in every aspect from high level content and discussions to the social and entertainment components.Jeff Hadeed, Entrepreneur, Antigua and Barbuda
This was my first conference but I found it very informative. The sessions are designed for networking throughout the day. The leadership presentation was excellent - great information given in a simplistic manner. I will definitely recommend this conference and will be there next year.Christine Walwyn, Marketing Executive, St. Kitts and Nevis