IIUSA Trade Mission To CIFIT Kicks Off: Advancing EB-5 Partnerships in China

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IIUSA Trade Mission To CIFIT Kicks Off: Advancing EB-5 Partnerships in China

On September 6th, IIUSA kicked off its second annual trade mission to the 18th annual China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT), one of Asia’s premier forums for facilitating bilaterial investment and economic ties in the international community. Last year, 16,000+ conference attendees from 120 countries and region attended CIFIT and we expect even more this year!

To view the official IIUSA U.S. Delegate Packet, click here.

View the Browser Version of the IIUSA-CIFIT Mobile App! click here. 

For the second consecutive year, IIUSA is the co-host of the U.S. Pavilion with the American Chamber of Commerce in South China. The U.S. pavilion includes 40+ exhibitors, including 32 IIUSA member organizations. Furthermore, IIUSA is proud to announce this year’s U.S. delegation to be the largest in history, including 230 delegates from 80 organizations representing IIUSA and the EB-5 Program!

Special EB-5 Programming: 9/8 Private Seminar & 9/9 Public Seminar

Along with our partner Fujian Entry-Exit Service Association, IIUSA is please to present two very special EB-5 seminars to explore critical issues that affect the EB-5 industry.

At the September 8th private seminar for migration agents, IIUSA members will be invited to a roundtable discussion on topics including recommended industry best practices, visa availability for Chinese EB-5 applicants, retrogression scenarios for FY-2015, USCIS policy updates, advocacy and legislative affairs updates and more. IIUSA will also hold a special ceremony to honor its China members and present them with a membership certificate. Speakers include:

  • K. David Andersson, President, IIUSA; President, Whatcom Opportunities Regional Center
  • Vincent Gray, Mayor, Washington, D.C.
  • Tina Hou, Managing Director, Civitas Capital Group
  • Peter D. Joseph, Executive Director, IIUSA
  • H. Ronald Klasko, Partner, Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer, LLP
  • Qingbo Lu, Secretary General, Fujian Entry-Exit Association
  • Kelvin Ma, Chairman, IIUSA International Membership Subcommittee; Partner, Demei Law Firm
  • Harley Seyedin, President, American Chamber of Commerce South China
  • Bill Stenger, Director, IIUSA; President, Jay Peak Resort

On September 9th, IIUSA & Fujian Entry Exit Service Association will co-host an EB-5 seminar open to the public, in which 300+ atteendees are expected. The seminar will touch upon China’s Exit-Entry Policy & Regulations related to Marketing in China, an update on visa “availability” and looking forward to possible retrogression for FY2015, due diligence and project selection perspective and finding solutions to market issues. Speakers include:

  • K. David Andersson, President, IIUSA; President, Whatcom Opportunities Regional Center
  • George Ekins, Director, IIUSA; CEO, American Dream Fund, LLC
  • Peter D. Joseph, Executive Director, IIUSA
  • Qingbo Lu, Secretary General, Fujian Entry-Exit Association
  • Kelvin Ma, Chairman, IIUSA International Membership Subcommittee; Partner, Demei Law Firm
  • Tom Rosenfeld, Director, IIUSA; President, CanAm Enterprises
  • Harley Seyedin, President, American Chamber of Commerce South China
  • Kyle Walker, Chair, IIUSA Membership Committee; Managing Partner, Green Card Fund, LLC
  • Rachel Zou, Chairwoman, LianHong Overseas Consultants Ltd.

Thank You To Our Conference Partners & Sponsors!

A special thanks is reserved for our official partners AmCham South China and Fujian Entry-Exit Service Association as well as our four official sponsors, Green Card Fund, Civitas Capital Group, U.S Immigration Fund and MHG (Meridian Holdings Group).

screenshot-by-nimbus (23)What’s Next: IIUSA’s Ongoing Association-level Partnership Development in China Opens Opportunities for Members

The week-long cross pacific collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in South China and the Fujian Entry-Exit Service Association is an important example of IIUSA’s commitment to developing association-to-association ties throughout Mainland China – the largest EB-5 investor market. However, it should be noted that our collaboration does not conclude at week’s end – and in fact continues year-around and manifests itself in many ways.

IIUSA’s relationships with American Chambers of Commerce in China, both in South China and Shanghai, continue to take form and are designed to foster collaboration and transparency in the EB-5 marketplace. The key driver of these relationships is to advance the message of progressive international investment as a means toward tangible economic development in the U.S. that are enabled by global economic relationships.

IIUSA members are encouraged to utilize AmCham Shanghai’s virtual SME Center, which is an online platform that links potential Chinese investors with opportunities in the United States and provides resources to U.S. companies investing in China. Furthermore, IIUSA members, while in China, can take utilize AmCham’s event space (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shunde) for meetings and other engagements.

Moreover, IIUSA continues to work closely with AmCham South China to establish and enhance vital relationships with strategic partners (exit/entry associations, U.S. Commercial Service, etc.), recruit new migration agency members, and educate the market on the EB-5 Program.

IIUSA continues to make inroads with other strategic partners in China. The Council of American States in China (CASIC), a group that aligns Regional Center and state economic development interests on a global scale, is poised to become an increasingly important partner of IIUSA in the weeks and months to come after collaborating on aspects of CIFIT this year.

At an American Chamber of Commerce Beijing event in June, Bob Kraft, IIUSA Director and President of FirstPathway Partners (an IIUSA President’s Advisory Council Member) spoke on EB-5 success in the state of Wisconsin as well as IIUSA’s mission to promote a permanent and successful EB-5 Program. Stay tuned for more updates on how IIUSA’s international “bridge building” efforts will continue to benefit you – including in San Francisco next month at IIUSA’s 4th Annual EB-5 Market Exchange.

September 8th, 2014|Categories: AmCham Shanghai, AmCham South China, Conferences, Overseas, Uncategorized|

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