Calling All EB-5 Stakeholders To Washington D.C. This May!

03.14.14 | Archived

Washington D.C.Spring is right around the corner and in a few short weeks, the EB-5 Regional Center Program Industry, led by the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), will be hosting its annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.! Join hundreds of your peers at a cutting-edge event with the right balance of grassroots advocacy, advanced education, and business development opportunities. 

We Are Excited To See You In Washington D.C.!


IIUSA Membership Meeting Announcement

Early next week, we will be releasing important information regarding the IIUSA Membership Meeting, May 7th, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, highlighted by recommendation from the Bylaws Committee to expand the number of directors on IIUSA’s board.

The Membership Meeting will include:

  • Welcome/State of Association and Industry Address from IIUSA President K. David Andersson
  • Historical Perspective Speech by IIUSA VP Robert C. Divine (former Acting Director/Chief Counsel at USCIS)
  • Guest of Honor Speech (TBA)
  • Directors and officers elections
  • Committee Reports (Best Practices, Budget & Finance, BylawsEditorial, Membership, Public Policy, Public Relations, Public Interest Group)
This is IIUSA’s 12th annual membership meeting and thanks to the support of the industry, this promises to be the most important meeting yet. We hope to see you there along with hundreds of your peers! All you have to do to attend is become an IIUSA Member by completing the online application.



Confirmed Panel Speakers & Topics


EB-5 Advocacy: Educating the Public & Congress About the Growing Economic Contribution of the EB-5 Regional Center Industry to the United States

  • Lisa Atkins, Senior Manager of Immigration Policy, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Tom Loeffler, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Hauer Strauss & Feld, LLP
  • Matt Virkstis, Principal, Cartwright & Virkstis
  • Liz Poston, Executive Vice President, Rasky Baerlein|Prism

Thinking Global: Diversifying the EB-5 Investor Marketplace & Increasing Competition for Immigrant Investors

  • Henry Liebman, President/CEO, American Life, Inc., Director Emeritus, IIUSA
  • Gonzalo Lopez-Jordan, Managing Partner, American Regional Center Group

USCIS Update: Adjudication Policy & Administrative Procedures

  • Carolyn S. Lee, Partner, Miller Mayer, LLP
  • Robert C. Divine, Chair of Global Immigration Practice, Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Securities Law Perspectives from Law Enforcement & Regulators

Report from Dept of State Visa Controls Office On Potential Backlog of Visa Availability fro Chinese EB-5 Investors

  • Stephen Cohen, Associate Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Kavita Jain, Director, Division of Emerging Regulatory Affairs, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Report from Dept of State Visa Controls Office On Potential Backlog of Visa Availability fro Chinese EB-5 Investors

  • Charles Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Controls Office, U.S. Department of State
  • Bernard Wolfsdorf, Managing Partner, Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group

EB-5 as a U.S. Job Creating Source of Foreign Direct Investment

  • Aaron Brickman, Deputy Executive Director, SelectUSA

Market Report: Review of IIUSA Partnerships in China & How Members Can Benefit

  • K. David Andersson, President, IIUSA; President, Whatcom Opportunities Regional Center
  • Kelvin Ma, Partner, Shanghai Demei Law Firm; Chairman, IIUSA International Membership Sub-committee

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