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 5th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference

The industry celebration of the three year re-authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program!

Washington, DC – October 14-16

REGISTER TODAY!

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2012

TIME ACTIVITY SPEAKER(S) SPONSOR
0300PM-0500PM
Early Registration
Attendees can check-in and pick up their conference materials at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
0500PM-0730PM Networking Reception CELEBRATE THE 3 YEAR RE-AUTHORIZATION OF THE EB-5 REGIONAL CENTER PROGRAM!Mingle with peers and visit with event sponsors!IIUSA Leaders and Membership Committee will be available to answer questions about membership.  A live demo on how to access IIUSA members-only resources online will take place at 600PM.  Attendees will receive two drink tickets with additional available for purchase.  Sponsors (of all levels) will receive an extra drink ticket per each of their attendees. Citibank      NES Financial

MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 2012

(*Discussion Leader)

TIME ACTIVITY SPEAKER(S) SPONSOR
0930AM-1130AM General Registration at the Hyatt Regency Hotel After you check in…Network with fellow attendees over breakfast on your own…

Visit with Congressional Offices on The Hill…

Enjoy national monuments and museums close by the Hyatt Regency Hotel…

…but be back for lunch!

1200PM-0110PM Welcome LuncheonPanel:

“EB-5 Advocacy: Looking Back & What Comes Next”

K. David AnderssonPresident, IIUSA; President, WORC

Russell Cartwright

President, Cartwright & Riley, Inc.

Tom Loeffler

Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Hans C. Rickhoff

Senior Policy Council, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr*

President Emeritus, IIUSA; Of Counsel, Miller Mayer, LLP

Jay Peak Resort 
0110PM-0200PM Panel:“EB-5 Regional Economic Development Showcase: Regional Center Designation Trends & 1st Hand Experience (Including a report on IIUSA’s most recent FOIA results: 200+ Regional Center designation approval notices)” William P. GresserDirector, IIUSA; President, EB-5 New York State Regional Center

Patrick F. Hogan

Director, IIUSA; President/CEO, CMB Regional Centers

Lincoln Stone*

Vice Chair, AILA EB-5 Committee; Partner, Stone & Grzegorek, LLP

Wright Johnson, LLC 
0200PM-0230PM  Guest of Honor:“Current SEC Initiatives & Their Implications for the  EB-5 Regional Center Industry: JOBS Act Implementation & Interagency Collaboration” Harvey PittCEO, Kalorama Partners, LLC (former Chairman of U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission 2001-2003) EB-5 New York State Regional Center
0230PM-0300PM Guest of Honor:“Understanding the (potentially changing) U.S. Visa Allocation System & EB-5 Trends” Charles OppenheimChief, Visa Controls and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State CMB Regional Centers
0300PM-0315PM Break
0315PM-0400PM Panel:“EB-5 Regional Economic Development Showcase: Public Private Partnerships (P3)” Daniel J. HealyDirector, IIUSA; Managing Partner, Civitas Capital Management

Robert G. Honts*

Secretary-Treasurer, IIUSA; President, Lone Star Texas Enterprises

Brent Raymond

Director, International Trade & Foreign Direct Investment, Vermont Global Trade Partnership & Vermont EB-5 Regional Center

Exclusive Visas, Inc.
0400PM-0450PM Panel:“EB-5 Regional Economic Development Showcase: Hospitality Industry” K. David Andersson*President, IIUSA; President, WORC

Eric B. Jacobs

Chief Development Officer, North American Lodging, Marriott International

Bob Kraft

Chairman/CEO, FirstPathway Partners, LLC

William J. Stenger

Director, IIUSA; President/CEO, Jay Peak Resort

Woodfield Fund Administration, LLC
0450PM-0520PM Guest of Honor:TBA TBA
0520PM-0530PM Break
0530PM-0730PM EB-5 RE-AUTHORIZATION CELEBRATION RECEPTION! Celebrate the 3 year re-authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program with 200+ of your peers from around the world over drinks, appetizers, & live music!Attendees will receive two drink tickets with additional available for purchase.  Sponsors (of all levels) will receive an extra drink ticket per each of their attendees. Carlton Fields 

Peng & Weber, PLLC

 

EB-5 Analytics

 TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2012

(*Discussion Leader)

TIME ACTIVITY SPEAKER(S) SPONSOR
0730AM-0900AM BreakfastSpeaker (745-8AM):

“What’s New at IIUSA: CDFA PartnershipAUBER ConferenceDubai in Nov…”

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Panel (8-9AM):

“Pre-Immigration Tax Planning & Post-Immigration Tax Compliance” 



 

Peter D. Joseph

Executive Director, IIUSA

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Alan W. Granwell

Of Counsel, DLA Piper

Stephen C. Trow*

CEO, Trow & Rahal

Woodfield Fund Administration, LLC
0900AM-0930AM Guest of Honor:“Importance of Inbound Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & EB-5 in the 21st Century” Aaron BrickmanDeputy Executive Director, SelectUSA, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce RapidUSA Visas
0930AM-1030AM Panel:“Know Your Customer! Best Practices in International Due Diligence & Background Checks” Frank J. FraniakPresident/CEO, Woodfield Fund Administration

Hugh Morshead*

Chairman, Henley & Partners Holdings Ltd.

Chris Rowley

Director, Risk Advisory Group USA

Dan Wachtler

President/CEO, ISPA International

EB-5 New York State Regional Center
1030AM-1100AM Panel:“EB-5 & China: A Discussion of Social, Cultural & Economic Factors” Erin EnnisVice President, US-China Business Council

Kelvin Ma*

Partner, Shanghai Demei Law Firm

CMB Regional Centers
1100AM-1145AM Panel:“USCIS Update & Preparation for Today’s Quarterly EB-5 Engagement” Robert C. Divine*Vice President, IIUSA; Head of Immigration Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

H. Ronald Klasko

Chair, IIUSA Best Practices Committee; Partner, Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer, LLP

Carolyn S. Lee

Chair, AILA EB-5 Committee; Partner, Miller Mayer, LLP

Jay Peak Resort
1145AM-1200PM Wrap-Up K. David AnderssonPresident, IIUSA; President, WORC
1200PM-0230PM Break Lunch on your own.  Visit with your Congressional offices before the USCIS meeting!
0230PM-0300PM Check-In at USCIS HQTomich Center

111 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20529

Directions:CLICK HERE

Hyatt –> Tomich Center

7 minute walk

0300PM-0430PM USCIS EB-5 Quarterly Engagement RSVP directly to USCIS via email to attend:public.engagement@dhs.gov
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