Still on the fence as to whether you should attend IIUSA’s Annual International Forum this year (6/19-6/21)? Now is the time to make your plans! Ticket prices increase on 5/15, along with the group hotel rate. Only 4 exhibit spots and a few sponsorships remain available…and we are expecting over 300 of your industry peers – including guests of honor from the government AND your international industry counterparts. Hear the latest from experts, participate in industry dialogue, and network with industry professionals and friends at IIUSA’s annual event this June!
“IIUSA has a special forum planned for this year,” said Peter D. Joseph, IIUSA Executive Director. “As the largest annual gathering of the international EB-5 Regional Center industry every year, in the midst of a record breaking year of capital formation and job creation, we are taking our responsibility to deliver a comprehensive program featuring talented speakers to new heights – and it is reflected in our growing list of confirmed panelists, keynote speakers and guests of honor.”
A detailed tentative agenda is now available for viewing, putting the dynamic confirmed speakers/panel topics into schedule format so you can plan ahead!
IIUSA Commissioned EB-5 Regional Center Program Economic Impact Assessment/Forecast (Minnesota IMPLAN Group (MiG), Inc.)
Updated IIUSA EB-5 Regional Center Industry Best Practices (K. David Andersson, President, IIUSA; President, Whatcom Opportunities Regional Center -Daniel J. Healy, Director, IIUSA; Managing Director, Civitas Capital Management – Michael G. Homeier, Founding Partner, Homeier & Law, P.C. – H. Ronald Klasko, Chair, IIUSA Best Practices Committee; Partner, Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer, LLP)
EB-5 Regional Center Advocacy: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Update & Details on other Available Advocacy Channels (IIUSA Government Affairs Team:Russell Cartwright, President, Cartwright & Riley, Inc. – Tom Loeffler, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Hauer Strauss & Feld, LLP – Hans C. Rickhoff, Senior Policy Counsel, Akin Gump Hauer Strauss & Feld, LLP)
Successful Partnerships Between Project Developers & Regional Centers (Kraig A. Schwigen, Senior Vice President, CMB Regional Centers – William J. Stenger, President/CEO, Jay Peak Resort, Inc.)
Update on USCIS Policy & Case Processing (including Trends in I-829 RFEs/Denials in 2010-2011) (Robert C. Divine, Vice President, IIUSA; Head of Immigration Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC – Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, President Emeritus, IIUSA; Of Counsel, Miller Mayer, LLP; Professor (Immigration Law), Cornell University)
EB-5 & Securities Laws: Broker/Dealer Business Model, Due Diligence & Layers of Regulation (Guest of Honor & Keynote Speaker: Diana J. Foley, Securities Administrator, State of Nevada) (Panel: Frank Franiak, President/CEO, Woodfield Fund Administration – Mike Xenick, President, InvestAmerica Capital Advisors)
Understanding the Exit/Entry Industry in China (Kelvin Ma, Chair, IIUSA International Committee; Partner, Demei Law Firm – Larry L. Wang, President, Welltrend United, Inc.)
Regional Center Related Litigation: Strategies & First Hand Experience (Taher Kameli, President/CEO, Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG))
USCIS EB5 Training & Guidance for Adjudicators: What’s Really New & What’s Left Undone (David Hirson, Partner, Fragomen Global Immigration Law – Suzanne Lazicki, Lucid Professional Writing)
EB-5 Regional Center Terminations to Date: An Analysis & Look Ahead (Robert F. Loughran, Partner, Foster Quan, LLP – Dawn M. Lurie, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP)
To Escrow or Not to Escrow…That is the Question (Ishween Sethi, Vice President (Agency & Trust), Citigroup – Reid Thomas, Executive VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, NES Financial)
EB-5 as Part of the Capital Stack: Combining EB-5 Capital with Other Development Finance Programs (Katie Kramer, Director (Education & Programs) Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) – Mariza McKee, Associate, Kutak Rock, LLP – Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund (CiF))
“Tenant Occupancy” and “Visitor Spending” Economic Impact Models (Tenant Occupancy: Angelique Brunner, President, EB5 Capital – Cletus M. Weber, Partner/Founder, Peng & Weber – Paul E. Sommers, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, Seattle University) (Visitor Spending: Catherine D. Holmes, Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP – Eric B. Jacobs, Chief Development Office, Marriott International – Suzanne R. Mellen, Senior Managing Director, HVS)
Global Competition for Immigrant Investors: What is EB-5 Competing with in the Global Marketplace? (Marc Audet, Vice President, Desjardins Trust, Inc. – Daniel Perron, Managing Partner, Henley & Partner Canada, Ltd.)
…more speakers, guests of honor to be announced.