Did you realize the 8th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference is less than 12 weeks away? This is a friendly reminder to reserve your spot at this year’s annual event. Join us to celebrate IIUSA’s 10-year annivesary as an organization and help us advocate for Program reauthorization!
The EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference, hosted each spring in Washington, D.C. by Invest in the USA (IIUSA), is the longest running EB-5 conference attended by international investment and economic development professionals from around the world. Join us from April 12-14, 2015 to commemorate IIUSA’s 10-year anniversary as the industry trade association and the recent relocation of its headquarter offices to Washington D.C. 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.
IIUSA is proud to announce the first two committed Guest of Honor speakers are Maria M. Odom, Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman and Charles Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Controls Office, U.S. Department of State. We look forward to announcing more Keynote speakers from the federal government in the coming weeks. For all the latest updates, follow IIUSA’s official event page iiusa.org/dc2015.
The conference begins on Sunday afternoon April 12th with IIUSA committee meetings followed by an evening reception within the exhibit hall. Fly into our nation’s capitol, enjoy the world-famous cherry blossom sand gather with industry colleagues, old & new friends in a relaxed atmosphere.
Monday April 13th is action-packed, beginning with IIUSA’s 10th Annual Membership Meeting in the morning. Important Association business is on the docket including addresses from IIUSA officers, elections for directorship positions, committee reports (Association Building, Banking, Best Practices, Compliance, Editorial, Investor Markets, Membership, Public Policy, Public Relations, Technology) and more. The meeting schedule is nearly finalized and a full agenda including nominations form and committee interest forms will be circulated to the membership this week.
In the afternoon and evening, you will hear directly from the Federal government including Congressional leaders on the prospects for reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program ahead of the September 30th “sunset” date. The agenda will also consist of special keynote panels on trending EB-5 topics. A special evening reception, entertainment and cocktails will be provided for the entire expected group of 400+ EB-5 stakeholders.
A full day on Tuesday April 14th begins with a morning session of notable keynote speaker and panels followed by meetings on Capitol Hill with your congressional offices. Stop by the IIUSA On-site Advocacy Center, pick up your “EB-5 Is Working” brochures and lead the charge for EB-5 Regional Center Program reauthorization!
Following orientations for new & prospective members and IIUSA committee chairs, a special rooftop reception will be held at IIUSA’s headquarter offices across the street from the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. All conference attendees are welcome to check out the stunning views of Washington, D.C. from atop IIUSA’s home-base!
For more information on speakers, topics and event updates, make sure you frequently check the event page (iiusa.org/dc2015).
Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting?
Sponsors & exhibitors at this year’s event will have two+ days to showcase their services to a wide range of EB-5 stakeholders.
A total of 25 booths (10 left) will comprise the exhibit hall – the scene for two receptions and a bevy of networking opportunities. All booth assignments are decided on a first-come-first-serve based on sponsorship level. The booth selection process will begin in the coming weeks. Each table is 6′ in length, however Platinum sponsors have 10′ of exhibiting space.
Would you like your booth to have an edge? Become a Constitution Platinum sponsor and take advantage of extra four feet of exhibiting space (10 feet vs. standar 6 feet for all other exhibitors) – among other benefits.
Special pricing is available on “alternative sponsorship” such as Membership Meeting, Multimedia, Mobile App and Wifi sponsors for those who reserve their place as Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze levels.
Only 10 Booths Remain – Reserve Your Spot Today!