IIUSA Announces Honorable Jon Huntsman Jr. to Serve as Guest of Honor Speaker at October EB-5 Market Exchange

08.17.15 | Archived

unnamed (4)IIUSA is proud to announce the Honorable Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. will serve as a Guest of Honor speaker at the 5th Annual EB-5 Market Exchange, October 21-23 in Dallas, Texas.

Huntsman began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has since served four U.S. Presidents in critical roles around the world including Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Trade Ambassador and most recently U.S. Ambassador to China.

Twice elected as Utah’s Governor, Huntsman brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the states rainy day fund and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. During his tenure Utah was named the best managed state in America and best state in which to do business.

Recognized by others for his service, Huntsman was elected as chairman of the Western Governors Association, serving 19 states throughout the region. Huntsman most recently ran as a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination. He left the race in early 2012 following a third place finish in the New Hampshire primary.

He currently serves as the chairman of the Atlantic Council and co-founder and honorary co-chair of No Labels, as well as serving on the boards of Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition he serves as a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institute, a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of the Reagan Presidential Foundation, and chairman of The Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

He has served as a visiting fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as a distinguished lecturer at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and has seven honorary doctorate degrees.


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Read the Top 12 Reasons to Attend IIUSA’s EB-5 Market Exchange 

12) Empower yourself to succeed in the EB-5 Regional Center industry marketplace

IIUSA’s 5th Annual EB-5 Market Exchange, 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 21-23) will feature keynote speakers, keynote panels, “breakout sessions” and a plethora of exhibiting/networking opportunities. Last year’s conference featured keynote speeches from former Ambassador to China Gary Locke, former San Francisco Mayor and former speaker of the California state legislature Willie L. Brown, Jr., and Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the State Department’s Visa Control and Reporting Division.

Honorable Gary F. Locke, former ambassador to China, highlights the successes of the EB-5 Program, and U.S-China relations in his keynote address to the EB-5 Market Exchange Conference, on October 23, 2014. Over the years, IIUSA conferences have been known to attract Guest of Honor speakers from the across the public and private sectors.  


11) Sponsor & Exhibit at the largest EB-5 conference of 2015

Enhance your company’s visibility in by exhibiting at the largest conference ever heldby 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 40+ booths. Booths start at $3,500 and are only available to IIUSA Members. Non-exhibiting sponsorship opportunities are also available. To read more about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, click here.


10) Celebrate IIUSA’s 10-year anniversary as the EB-5 industry trade association!

This year is a special one for the Association as it marks 10 years since IIUSA’sfounding in 2005! For those of us who remember, at that time there were less than 10 EB-5 Regional Centers in existence and the concept of EB-5 Program as a source for a multi-billion dollar capital market was just a thought. Today, it is a reality. In 2015, IIUSA represents 280+ Regional Center members and 270+ Associate members, with our Regional Centers accounting for well over 95% of all the EB-5 capital formation (billions of dollars), resulting U.S. job creation (tens of thousands of jobs), and tax revenue (over a billion dollars).


9) Enjoy a week in Dallas, a truly American city

For the first time ever, IIUSA is excited to host a conference in Dallas, the largest urban center and the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas has become a national leader in utilizing EB-5 capital. Dallas is known for its barbeque, cowboy hats and good ole Texas hospitality so take advantage of a “work week” in one of the nation’s great cities.


8) Discover the abundant cultural opportunities downtown Dallas has to offer

The Conference Hotel Venue, The Sheraton Dallas Hotel, is centrally located so you can appreciate all the city has to offer. Stay a few extra days and visit the stunning Crow Collection of Asian Art, the sprawling Dallas Museum of Art or take in the sites atop the observation deck of the Reunion Tower! For more on amenities, please visit the Sheraton Dallas website. IIUSA has a special rate of $185/night from October 17-27, which can be booked here or you can call (214)-922-8000 and book the “IIUSA Block”.

7)  Kickoff the EB-5 Market Exchange “In Style” with a Special Welcome Reception 

On the evening of Wednesday, October 21st, IIUSA will officially kick off the EB-5 International Forum with an offsite reception. 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. There is no additional cost to attend. 

Conference attendees enjoy the official IIUSA EB-5 Market Exchange Kickoff Event at the San Francisco Maritime Museum, Tuesday October 21, 2014.


6) Get back to the basics with EB-5 101!

If you are a relative newcomer to the industry, IIUSA urges you to join the EB-5 101 Seminar, Wednesday October 21nd from 8am 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 $149, Nonmembers $349.

5) Sharing of EB-5 knowledge and best practices on the industry’s most pressing subjects

IIUSA is excited to have this three-day platform to discuss a host of industry topics including: EB-5 Advocacy, USCIS Policy, Securities Laws, Urban Development, Public Sector & EB-5, Global Investor Market Diversification, Banking, Due Diligence, Diversified Capital Stacks, Tax Planning & Compliance, Source of Funds & More!


The EB-5 Market Exchange is a unique platform for industry learning and development with both general session and breakout session panels on dozens of topics. Last year, there were over 25 panels, where more than 80 IIUSA members had an opportunity to present to the industry.

4) Contribute Your Expertise by Joining an IIUSA Committee Meeting
All IIUSA members are invited to listen in on committee meetings. Committees include: Association Building, Banking, Best Practices, Budget and Finance, Compliance, Editorial, Investor Markets, Membership. Nominations, Public Policy, Public Relations and Technology.

3) Honor the Success of the EB-5 Program with Annual I-829 Awards

For the third 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) Submit a Speaking Proposal and Participate on a Panel Discussion 

The agenda is currently being developed and we want to ensure IIUSA members are given the opportunity to submit a thought leadership proposal for consideration. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to present your organization as a major part of the EB-5 Market Exchange agenda.

1) Bringing EB-5 Projects to Life – Showing the World That EB-5 is Working!

Host city sponsors 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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