IIUSA Welcomes Top Migration Agencies to First Ever Banquet in Seoul, South Korea

09.19.18 | Archived

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Last week, IIUSA was proud to host its first ever event in Korea as part of the Global Banquet Series. Coming on the heels of a successful event in Ho Chi Minh City the banquet delivered local industry stakeholders and international IIUSA members with first class business development, networking and educational opportunities. As one of the largest and oldest EB-5 markets Korea was the perfect destination for the IIUSA Global Banquet Series as we continue to look to connect our members to markets around the globe. With over 100 attendees, many of whom were representatives of local agencies, the event was a hands down success for the association and local industry alike.

We were honored to partner with the Korean Emigration Association (KEA) for this years banquet. KEA a membership organization for the top emigration firms throughout Korea was the perfect partner for IIUSA as we looked to drive local engagement and were were privileged to have their support.  KEA attendees from over 20 migration agencies (a majority of all active in EB-5) attended the banquet marking it as one of IIUSA’s most successful events to date.  KEA Chairman Mr. Ahn and Vice-Chairman Ms. Hong both presented to attendees highlighting their wealth of local market knowledge.


Korean Emigration Association (KEA) Chairman Mr. Ahn provides his local market insights to banquet guests.

A key mission of the IIUSA Global Banquet Series is to educate local indsutry stakeholders to ensure that they have the most up-to-date and accurate information on the EB-5 Program at their disposal. With many of the agents in attendance having been involved in the EB-5 Program since its inception in 1992 it was often IIUSA staff and members who were being educated by the local industry experts! Nevertheless our expert panel of EB-5 professionals, led by discussion leader Jinhee Wilde of Wilde & Associates, further elucidated some of the hottest topics in the industry include legislative & regulatory reform, increasing backlogs and processing trends and local market insights.

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Banquet panel provides industry insights: (L-R) Darrell Sanders, American Life Inc; Stephen Smith, EB-5 Coast to Coast; Jinhee Wide, Wilde & Associates; Gonzalo Lopez-Jordan, American Regional Center Group; Gar Lippincott, Atlantic American Partners

IIUSA events, research and business development services could not be accomplished without the support of our international members throughout the globe. Now totaling over 40 organizations IIUSA has international members working in India, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, the UEA and of course Korea! The contributions of our members to investor markets around the globe cannot be overstated and we were honored to recognize the contributions of our members in Korea during the Banquet. Representatives from from Bether Capital, DaeYang Immigration Corporation, Kookim Emigration Corporation and Club Emigration all were on hand to participate in the event and to accept their membership certificates recognizing their support of the association and commitment to industry development in Korea.

Representatives from DaeYang Immigration Corporation, a new IIUSA member, are presented their membership certificate by IIUSA Director of Events & Business Development McKenzie Penton and IIUSA Director of     Data Analytics Lee Li

Representatives from DaeYang Immigration Corporation, a new IIUSA member, are presented their membership certificate by IIUSA Director of Events & Business Development McKenzie Penton and IIUSA Policy Analyst, Lee Li

A special thank you must be extended to our sponsors for this years event which included: Wilde & Associates, FirstPathway Partners, American Life Inc, Atlantic American Partners and American Regional Center Group. An additional thank you is owed to our local event sponsor Kookmin Emigration Corporation who brought a wealth of knowledge to the event. Without the support of our sponsors IIUSA would be unable to achieve our mission of well educated investor markets around the globe and to that end we are thankful to have members committed to the achievement of the same goal.

We hope to see you at the next event in the IIUSA Global Banquet Series later this year. While details are still being finalized expect to see IIUSA in India, the UEA and Vietnam over the course of the next few months. If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunites for upcoming events are simply want to learn more please give us a call at (202) 795-9667 or email mckenzie.penton@iiusa.org.

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Thank you to Our Seoul and Ho Chi Minh City Sponsors 

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