If you haven’t heard, from May 7th-9th, IIUSA will be hosting what promises to be the quintessential platform for EB-5 Program advocacy in 2014. We hope you will join us in Washington D.C. for one of the largest EB-5 conferences of the year, highlighted by grassroots advocacy, advanced education, as well as an abundance of business development and networking opportunities.
To commemorate the fact that this will be IIUSA’s 7th Annual Advocacy Conference, we are counting down the TOP SEVEN reasons to register and lock in your place for the upcoming event.
7). Washington D.C. in the Spring – There is perhaps no more beautiful place to be than Washington D.C. come Springtime. With its thousands of blossoming cherry trees, great outdoor activities along the National Mall and festivals celebrating international cultures, spring is full of awe-inspiring experiences in our nation’s capitol!
6). Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill– For the duration of the conference, IIUSA has procured a special group rate at one of D.C. finest and most centrally-located hotels. The Hyatt Regency is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Capitol Hill literally “within steps of the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Museums, Washington Mall, and Amtrak’s Union Station.” Click here to view on google maps.
5) First-class Networking/sponsorship opportunities– Whether you are new to the EB-5 space or are a veteran to the industry, our DC Advocacy Conference is the ideal place to forge lasting business relationships and further your foothold in the industry! Attend the Conference Reception on Thursday evening, May 8th to connect with hundred of industry peers! Make a splash by sponsoring/exhibiting and showcase your EB-5 services to conference attendees.
4) Affordability -Until February 14th, IIUSA is offering an early bird discount to those who register for the conference. Pay a discounted fee of $450 if you are a member of $650 if you are not. By the way, interested in joining IIUSA, click here to learn more!
3) Big Three (Conferences) in 2014– The DC Advocacy Conference in May is one of the “Big three” conferences that IIUSA will host in this year. In the second half of 2014, IIUSA will put on its annual International Investment & Economic Forum (which was held last June in Las Vegas) and bring another strong U.S. delegation to the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), China’s largest investment forum.
2) Expert speakers from the federal government and EB-5 Regional Center Industry– Stay tuned for exciting announcements of speakers and contributors as well as panel topics. Some examples of Government/Regulatory Speakers being invited include Congressional Representatives, Senators and/or staff, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), Office of Visa Controls, U.S. Department of State, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Example Topics to Be Covered include the State of EB-5 Government Affairs, USCIS Policy Updates, EB-5 & Securities Laws, 2012 EB-5 Economic Impact Report, EB-5 Investor Market Update: China, Diversifying the EB-5 Investor Market, Increasing Competition for Immigrant Investors, EB-5 Project Due Diligence, Public Private Partnerships, Regional Center Economic Development Success Stories And MUCH more!
1). Opportunity to Advocate on behalf of the EB-5 Regional Center Industry – IIUSA is the voice of EB-5 Regional Center industry in government and public affairs. We speak for the regional economic development and U.S. job creation that our Regional Center members are responsible for nationwide. With the 113th Congress considering comprehensive immigration reform, USCIS opening its DC-based EB-5 Program Office, and the increase in federal inter-agency collaboration and Congressional oversight on the Program, it is more important than ever that we advocate with our voice in Washington, DC in pursuit of our common goals and collective interests!
To register, visit us at www.iiusaeb5advocacyconference.org and be sure to sign up soon to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount of $450 for IIUSA members, which expires on February 14th.