In just two weeks, the IIUSA team will be getting into sunny Las Vegas to prepare for YOUR arrival at our 2013 International Forum. After selling out of our initial exhibit space, we were able to adapt and add a few more spots – which are available for purchase currently on a first come, first serve basis. We also revised the schedule a bit based on appreciated feedback from several of you. To make a long story short…
NOW is the time to make plans to join 350+ of your peers at the industry event of the year!
A detailed final agenda is now available for viewing, so you can plan your Forum!
IIUSA Commissioned EB-5 Regional Center Program Economic Impact Assessment/Forecast (Minnesota IMPLAN Group (MiG), Inc.)
Updated IIUSA EB-5 Regional Center Industry Best Practices (K. David Andersson, President, IIUSA; President, Whatcom Opportunities Regional Center – Daniel J. Healy, Director, IIUSA; Managing Director, Civitas Capital Management – Michael G. Homeier, Founding Partner, Homeier & Law, P.C. – H. Ronald Klasko, Chair, IIUSA Best Practices Committee; Partner, Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer, LLP)
EB-5 Regional Center Advocacy: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Update & Details on other IIUSA Advocacy Initiatives (IIUSA Government Affairs Team:Russell Cartwright, President, Cartwright & Riley, Inc. – Tom Loeffler, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Hauer Strauss & Feld, LLP – Hans C. Rickhoff, Senior Policy Counsel, Akin Gump Hauer Strauss & Feld, LLP)
Successful Partnerships Between Project Developers & Regional Centers (Tom Rosenfeld, Director, IIUSA; President, CanAm Enterprises – Kraig A. Schwigen, Senior Vice President, CMB Regional Centers – William J. Stenger, President/CEO, Jay Peak Resort, Inc.)
Update on USCIS Policy & Case Processing (including Trends in I-829 RFEs/Denials in 2010-2011) (Robert C. Divine, Vice President, IIUSA; Head of Immigration Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC – Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, President Emeritus, IIUSA; Of Counsel, Miller Mayer, LLP; Professor (Immigration Law), Cornell University)
EB-5 & Securities Laws: Broker/Dealer Business Model, Due Diligence & Layers of Regulation (Guest of Honor & Keynote Speaker: Diana J. Foley, Securities Administrator, State of Nevada) (Panel: Frank Franiak, President/CEO, Woodfield Fund Administration – Mike Xenick, President, InvestAmerica Capital Advisors – Jackie G. Prester, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz)
Understanding the Exit/Entry Industry in China (Wingsee Auyeung, Owner, PKF China; Kelvin Ma, Chair, IIUSA International Committee; Partner, Demei Law Firm – Larry L. Wang, President, Welltrend United, Inc.)
Regional Center Related Litigation: Strategies & First Hand Experience (Taher Kameli, President/CEO, Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG) – Ira Kurzban, Partner, Kurzban Kurzban, Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.)
USCIS EB5 Training & Guidance for Adjudicators: What’s Really New & What’s Left Undone (David Hirson, Partner, Fragomen Global Immigration Law – Suzanne Lazicki, Lucid Professional Writing – Joseph C. McCarthy, Chair, IIUSA Legislative Committee; Principal, American Dream Fund, Inc.)
EB-5 Regional Center Terminations to Date: An Analysis & Look Ahead (Robert F. Loughran, Partner, Foster Quan, LLP – Dawn M. Lurie, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP)
To Escrow or Not to Escrow…That is the Question (Ishween Sethi, Vice President (Agency & Trust), Citigroup – Reid Thomas, Executive VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, NES Financial – Bill Gresser, Director, IIUSA; President, EB-5 New York State Regional Center)
EB-5 as Part of the Capital Stack: Combining EB-5 Capital with Other Development Finance Programs (Katie Kramer, Director (Education & Programs) Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) – Mariza McKee, Associate, Kutak Rock, LLP – Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund (CiF))
“Tenant Occupancy” and “Visitor Spending” Economic Impact Models (Tenant Occupancy: Angelique Brunner, President, EB5 Capital – Cletus M. Weber, Partner/Founder, Peng & Weber – Paul E. Sommers, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, Seattle University) (Visitor Spending: Catherine D. Holmes, Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP – Eric B. Jacobs, Chief Development Office, Marriott International – Suzanne R. Mellen, Senior Managing Director, HVS)
Global Competition for Immigrant Investors: What is EB-5 Competing with in the Global Marketplace? (Marc Audet, Vice President, Desjardins Trust, Inc. – Daniel Perron, Managing Partner, Henley & Partner Canada, Ltd.)
IIUSA Annual 2013 Award Ceremony: Honoring Member Milestones and Major Industry Contributions
Special Entertainment During the 6/21 Reception!
CMB Regional Centers – Jay Peak Resort – U.S. Immigration Fund
NES Financial – American Dream Fund, Inc. – Clark County Regional Center
Green Card Fund, LLC – Southeast Regional Center – Fragomen Global Immigration Law
Kutak Rock, LLP – New York City Real Estate Regional Center (NYRERC) – Citibank
EB-5 New York State Regional Center – Woodfield Fund Administration, LLC
Peng & Weber, PLLC – Strasburger Price – Impact DataSource
American Regional Center Group – EB5 Global – Henley & Partners, Ltd.
Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) – Education Fund of America
M&D Regional Center – YK America Regional Center – Klausner Lumber One
USA Continental Regional Center – Next Street Bank – Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group
EastWest Bank – Trustmont Financial Group – Wright Johnson, LLC