Top 10 Reasons To Attend the IIUSA EB-5 International Forum in San Francisco this October!

07.08.14 | Archived


EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum

October 22-24, 2014 – San Francisco, CA

Welcoming the World As Partners in Regional Economic Development

Top 10 Reasons to Attend IIUSA’s Biggest Conference of 2014

10) Empower Yourself to Succeed in the EB-5 Regional Center Industry Marketplace

IIUSA’s 4th Annual EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum, the industry’s most comprehensive conference for educational and business development, is a “can’t miss” for all global EB-5 practitioners. The three day conference (October 22-24) will feature four (4) keynote speakers, four (4) keynote panels, ten (10) “breakout sessions” and a plethora of exhibiting/networking opportunities.

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9) Exhibit at the Largest EB-5 Conference of 2014

Enhance your company’s visibility in by exhibiting at the largest conference ever held by IIUSA. With 600+ EB-5 Stakeholders from all over the world expected to attend, this business development will be front and center throughout the week. IIUSA has reserved an exhibit hall with the capacity to hold 50+ booths. Booth start at $3,500 and are only available to IIUSA Members. To read more about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, click here.

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8) Enjoy a Week in San Francisco, a truly American city
For the first time ever, IIUSA is excited to host a conference in San Francisco, the cultural center and a leading financial hub of the San goldengateFrancisco Bay Area and Northern California. San Francisco is known for its steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture and culture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district. Take advantage of a “work week” in one of the world’s great cities. 


7) The Conference Hotel Venue, The Westin St. Francis, is One of the Best in San Francisco
The Westin St. Francis on Union Square is located in the heart of downtown and is one of the most historic hotels on the west coast (it was opened in 1904!). Discover the allure of the city’s most charismatic and vital setting offering the grandeur of the past, coupled with contemporary luxury and style. For more on amenities, please visit the Westin St. Francis website. IIUSA has a special rate of $289/night from October 21-24, which can be booked here or you can call (800) Westin-1 and book the “IIUSA Block”.


6) Join the Special Conference “Kickoff Event”
On the evening of Wednesday, October 22nd, IIUSA will officially kick off the EB-5 International Forum with an offsite event to soak in the beautiful bay area’s sites and sounds. This excursion will be an opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and engage an international EB-5 crowd in a relaxed setting.


5) Register for the first ever IIUSA EB-5 101 Basics Seminar 
If you are a relative newcomer to the industry, IIUSA urges you to join the its first ever EB-5 101 Seminar, Wednesday October 22nd from 9am to 4pm for a full day of education and networking. A diverse panel of EB-5 experts will review various aspects of the EB-5 Program including a basic overview of statutes, regulations and administrative procedures, job creation requirements, immigration law processes, applicable securities laws, economic modeling and business plan drafting, various investment models, marketing to investors and much more! To participate, register here. Members $99, Nonmembers $299. 


4) EB-5 Education: Learning and Sharing Industry Knowledge and Best Practices
IIUSA is excited to have this three-day platform to discuss a host of industry topics including the 2014 Mid-term Election & EB-5 Advocacy, USCIS Policy, International Partnerships in China, Securities Laws, Urban Development, Public Sector & EB-5, Global Competition for Investors,  Banking, Technology & EB-5, Developer/Regional Center Cooperation, Rural Development, Due Diligence, Diversified Capital Stacks, Tax Planning & Compliance, Source of Funds & More!


3) Celebrate the Success of the EB-5 Program with Individual Awards

For the second consecutive year, IIUSA will be honoring those who have been successful in bringing EB-5 projects “full circle” – that is those who have had clients’ I-829 petitions approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). We look forward to celebrating the success of EB-5 project sponsors who have collectively created thousands of jobs for the U.S. economy.


2) “Welcoming the World as Partners in Regional Economic Development”
The official slogan for the  EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum rings true this year as it directly follows IIUSA’s Trade Mission to the China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT) – the largest international fair in the world focused on foreign direct investment. At CIFIT, IIUSA members will represent the U.S. Delegation – and the EB-5 Industry – in forging international relationships in the world’s largest EB-5 investor marketplace.


1). Bringing EB-5 Projects to Life
Host city sponsors Lennar International and San Francisco Bay Area Regional Center, along with other local members will be offering tours and special events to attendees to bring the EB-5 Program to life through project site visits and local fare. This conference presents a unique opportunity for our international guests and conference attendees to visit and conduct due diligence on EB-5 projects and meet directly with project sponsors. By sharing experiences and insight, we can make the EB-5 Regional Center Program industry stronger!


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