IIUSA has reserved a group rate of $279/night from April 10-14. To book today, click here.
*Friday March 13, 2015 is the last day to book reservations. Reserveration requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the Hotel’s prevailing rates.
8th Annual EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference
April 12-14, 2015 – Washington, D.C.
You are cordially invited to join Invest in the USA (IIUSA) for the EB-5 Conference of the year from April 12-14 in Washington, DC! The EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference, hosted by IIUSA each spring, is the longest running EB-5 conference attended by international investment and economic development professionals from around the world.
The Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill will be the setting for this cutting-edge event combining the right balance of grassroots advocacy, advanced education, and business development opportunities. Hear directly from the federal government on the future of the EB-5 Program, advocate with your industry peers and help us commemorate IIUSA’s 10-year anniversary as the industry trade association!
At last year’s sold-out conference, IIUSA debuted the theme “EB-5 is Working” – a testament to the community-altering economic impact that EB-5 investment is responsible for all around the country. Attended by 450+ from five countries, the conference featured three keynote addresses from Congressional leaders, speakers representing five federal agencies, and eight comprehensive panels on trending EB-5 topics. View the Official Photo Gallery of the May 2014 EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference (Click Here (1) (2) (3))!
This year’s event is especially noteworthy as it represents an invaluable opportunity for EB-5 stakeholders to have their voices heard by Congressional lawmakers in advance of the EB-5 Regional Center Program’s “sunset date” of September 30, 2015. It is imperative that your local representatives are profoundly aware that their constituents are experiencing real-world impact from EB-5 Program’s investment dollars including increases jobs and tax revenue and economic revitalization.
EVENT SCHEDULE, ADVANCED INDUSTRY TOPICS
& GUEST OF HONOR SPEAKERS
Honorable Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Senator Ron Johnson is the senior senator for the state of Wisconsin. Elected in 2010, he serves on Senate committee including Budget, Commerce, Science and Transportation, Foreign Relations, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and is the Chair of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC).
Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Maria M. Odom
Maria M. Odom serves as Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
In this role, Odom leads the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s Office is dedicated to improving the quality of citizenship and immigration services delivered to the public by providing individual case assistance, as well as making recommendations to improve the administration of immigration benefits.
Charles Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Controls Office, U.S. Department of State
Charles Oppenheim serves as the Chief of the Visa Controls Office at the Department of State.
He has been employed by the Department of State since 1978. He has worked as a consular officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs since 1979 and in 1999 became Chief of the Immigration Visa Control and Reporting Division.
Mr. Oppenheim’s main responsibility is the administration of a complex series of annual numerical limitations on immigrants subdivided by preference category and country. The Visa Controls and Reporting Division Office issues a monthly bulletin, which summarizes availability of visas for the coming month and other visa related information.
C. Joshua Felker, Assistant Director, Enforcement Division, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The SEC Division of Enforcement was created in August 1972 to consolidate enforcement activities that previously had been handled by the various operating divisions at the Commission’s headquarters in Washington. The Commission’s enforcement staff conducts investigations into possible violations of the federal securities laws, and prosecutes the Commission’s civil suits in the federal courts as well as its administrative proceedings.