The Conference details are as follows:
The “sunset” date of 09/30/2012 for the EB-5 Regional Center Program (“the Program”) is fast approaching (509 days from the date of this event). Now is the time for us to visit our elected officials and articulate why, for the good of the country – and their district/state – the Program must be made permanent. The Honorable Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has introduced the Creating American Jobs with Foreign Capital Act (S. 642) which would accomplish our just mission. Only together, through collective action, can we make it a reality.
With that in mind, on Tuesday May 10, 2011 IIUSA will be hosting its 2011 Annual Membership Meeting and EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC. Space is limited, so BUY YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKET NOW.
IIUSA Members should plan on setting up meetings with the Senators or Representatives during their time in DC. IIUSA can be of assistance, if necessary, in setting these meetings up and coordinating with other Members from the same state delegation. Members will be provided with an “EB-5 Advocacy Toolkit” with materials/resources to help you be an excellent Program advocate on The Hill. This “on the ground” and informed advocacy is at the core of what it will take to make this Program a permanent tool of 21st century economic policy. Please contact Peter D. Joseph, IIUSA Executive Director, (email@example.com) for assistance.
The Conference will take place at the Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affinia Hotel. Please see to the right of your screen for hotel location. You can reserve your room under the IIUSAgroup rate by calling 866-233-4642 or CLICKING HERE.
With a ticket, you get entry to the following agenda of events (subject to change):
07:30-08:30 AM: Affinia Liaison
Breakfast is served at 7:30 AM. K. David Andersson, IIUSA President will welcome attendees. Guest speaker TBD.
08:30-10:00 AM: Affinia Liaison
2011 Annual Membership Meeting
The Annual Membership Meeting will include elections of IIUSA Officers and two Directors, a vote to ratify the actions of the Board since the 2010 Annual Meeting, a vote on any bylaws changes recommended by the Bylaws Committee and/or Board of Directors, and the first ever IIUSA Award Ceremony. A complete agenda will be circulated in advance of the meeting. Members are welcome and encouraged to recommend agenda items.
10:00-10:30 AM: Affinia Liaison
10:30-12:00 PM: Affinia Liaison
U.S. Securities Law Compliance in EB-5 Offerings
IIUSA is pleased to host a panel of securities experts, including a representative from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Small Business Policy and a former Senior Associate Director at the SEC. Recently the SEC has gotten directly involved in the investigation of securities related activities of Regional Centers. Hosting this panel is part of IIUSA‘s constant effort to provide Members with information that is useful for their success in the Program.
IIUSA Member Moderator:
- Represenative from SEC Office of Small Business Policy.
- Howard L. Kramer, Partner, Schiff Harden, LLP (former SEC Senior Associate Director of Division of Market Regulation).
IIUSA Member Panelists:
IIUSA Program Facilitator:
12:00-12:30 PM: Affinia Liaison
12:30-02:00 PM: Affinia Liaison
Transparent and Reproducible EB-5 Job Creation Methodologies
JOBS. That is the magic word in the EB-5 Regional Center Program. Proper use of econometric methodologies that predict the job creating impact of the EB-5 investments is essential to fulfillment of the Program’s intent. IIUSA is pleased to host this substantive panel to discuss how Regional Centers can make their methodologies “transparent and reproducible” as USCIS requires.
- Zoe Ambargis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. (invited)
- Kim Atteberry, USCIS, Investment & Economic Analysis Division. (invited)
- John Barrett, Principal, IHS Global Insight, Inc.
- Hart Hodges, Director, Western Washington Universiry, College of Business and Economics (former President of Association of University Busines and Economic Research (AUBER)).
IIUSA Member Panelists:
IIUSA Program Facilitator:
02:00-02:15 PM: Affinia Liaison
Before we send you off for an afternoon of meetings, IIUSA will have a quick wrap up session to remind everyone how to put their “EB-5 Advocacy Toolkit” to work at their Congressional meetings.
Members are encouraged to attend meetings with their elected officials and staff during this time.
05:30-10:30 PM: Old Ebbit Grill (www.ebbitt.com)
“Save the EB-5 Regional Center Program” Reception/Dinner Fundraiser
Come join us at the Old Ebbitt Grill to enjoy a full two hours of networking over cocktails/appetizers, followed by dinner (including delicious mid-Atlantic crabcakes). A number of opportunities will be available to show your support for IIUSA at this event.
Menu: Ceasar salad; chicken and crab cake; cheescake. Vegetarian meal available upon request.
Open bar: 5:30-7:30 PM.
- 05:30 PM: Reception begins.
- 07:30 PM: Dinner is served.
During this time be sure to also check-in and report on your meeting on The Hill.
Together, we can make the EB-5 Regional Center Program permanent.
Distinguish yourself as an industry leader by sponsoring the conference as a: “Program Champion.”
See the “Event Sponsor” ticket above for details.
All proceeds from this event will be “earmarked” directly for enhancements to our advocacy capabilities.