IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum Agenda Highlights Global Industry Connections

09.29.17 | Archived

IIUSA_MiamiOct23-25-01IIUSA looks forward to welcoming the EB-5 industry to Miami, FL from October 23-25 for the 7th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum. Attended by international investment and economic development professionals from around the world, the EB-5 Industry Forum is the year’s premier EB-5 conference focusing on educational and business development on a global scale.

We hope that you can join us in Miami for what promises to be a great event!

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available for legal professionals the EB-5 Industry Forum ( submit here )


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The conference theme this year- Global Connections. Local Results. – speaks to how our inherently global industry is intrinsically linked to local development and improving American communities.

As you will find in the schedule, we have incorporated the theme in all of our conference programming. Our engaging expert panels and Guests of Honor will highlight the global nature of the EB-5 Program and its positive effects for communities throughout the country.

For a sneak peek at the “Global Connections” programming, please review the agenda below. Next week we”ll reveal our “Local Connections” portion of the programming.

Stay Tuned! Panel speakers to be announced in the coming days!


EB-5 Marketing: What You Need to Know to Find Investors From….

Whether you are a veteran to EB-5 or just starting to market your first project, there is so much to know and take into consideration when you are preparing to market your project and when you are overseas, particularly in new investor markets outside of China. This panel will explore markets outside of China and resources to use to make inroads in the less established EB-5 markets to help you diversify your potential investor outreach.

EB-5 Marketing: Optimizing Project Structure to Find Investors From….

We know that diversifying your investor base to markets outside of China is something all Regional Centers should consider in today’s market, but what makes a project most marketable in these other countries? Explore considerations that will make you more competitive in emerging markets including the most attractive projects structures and industries for these new-wave investors.

EB-5 in China: Latest Issues with Source of Funds & Capital Controls

Source of Funds and Capital Controls are both key topics of discussion for the industry and this panel will highlight some of the emerging capital controls measures taken by the Chinese government over the past year and discuss some of the concerns surrounding source of funds from China and they may compare to other investor markets.

EB-5 in China: What’s Selling and Why?

With EB-5 visa usage from Chinese investors down in recent years, Regional Centers need to re-evaluate what makes a project competitive and attractive in China. This panel will take a look at what types of projects are successfully funding (and why) with Chinese investors despite strained demand and an increasingly long wait time for visas.

EB-5 Compliance: Are You Ready for Project Site Visits, Regional Center Audits and Investor Interviews?

In 2015, the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) announced it would soon begin implementing Site Visits and Compliance Audits in an effort to improve Program oversight and deter fraud and abuse of the Program. This panel will discuss what the USCIS Site Visits and Compliance Audits are and assess what we have learned from Site Visits that have occurred thus far. It will also discuss what to possibly expect with Compliance Audits once their implementation begins and I-829 interviews for immigrant investors. Panelists will discuss how to prepare your Regional Centers, investors and project sites for all three programs.

Prepared for the Long Haul: Understanding the Visa Backlog Today & Planning Ahead

Join Charles Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Controls Office, U.S. Department of State for a discussion on current visa backlog and and discussion of what the future may hold.

Sustainment of Investment: Investor Risks & Potential Market-Based Solutions to the Capital Redeployment Conundrum

As the adjudication and visa backlogs have continued to climb, the issue of redeployment and sustainment of EB-5 investments has become an increasingly hot topic in the industry. This panel will discuss interpretations of the USCIS update to its EB-5 Policy Manual in June 2017 regarding redeployment and sustainment of investment means for the industry and the questions that are left unanswered by this update.

EB-5 in China: New Challenges & Opportunities

Adjudication delays, visa backlogs and continued uncertainty for the Program has led to a more strained market in China than we have ever seen before. There are, however, still investors who want to immigrate using EB-5. With new challenges come new opportunities. Delve into the evolving China market and how adapting brings about new avenues for success.

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