The 9th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum

October 28 – 30, 2019
Seattle, WA 

The EB-5 Industry Forum is the year’s premier EB-5 conference focusing on education and business development on a global scale. We are excited to welcome over 300 EB-5 industry stakeholders to forge our future during this pivotal time for the EB-5 industry.





Conference Schedule

1:30pm – 3:00pm : IIUSA Board of Directors Meeting

3:00pm – 4:15pm: Editorial Committee | Member Relations Committee

4:15pm – 5:30pm: Best Practices Committee | Public Policy Committee

5:30pm – 7:30pm: Leadership Reception (By Invite Only) Board, Leadership, Committee Chairs

7:00am – 8:00am: Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am: Welcome

8:15am – 9:15am: General Session 1: Visa Updates with Charlie Oppenheim & Roundtable Discussion

9:15am – 10:15am: General Session 2: EB-5 Legislative and Regulatory Updates: What Now?

10:15am – 10:45am: Networking Break

10:45am – 11:30pm: General Session 3 (Keynote): Sarah M. Kendall, Chief, Immigrant Investor Program Office U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

11:30am – 12:00pm: I-829 Awards & Overseas Member Recognition

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm: General Session 4: Seattle Local Economic Development Roundtable

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Breakout Sessions

Opportunity Zones and EB-5 An Emerging Opportunity?

Investor Relations: Communication, Transparency & Record Keeping

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Networking Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Breakout Sessions

Overseas Intermediary & Agent Roundtable: Perspectives from Leading Investor Markets

USCIS Policy and Actions: Living in a World or Adjudication Backlogs, RFEs, and NOIDs

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Breakout Sessions

Indian Investors Roundtable: What They Look for in a Project & Why They Continue to Seek EB-5

EB-5 in the Courts: Suing USCIS, Regional Centers & Other Litigation Cases

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Networking Reception

7:00am – 8:00am: Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am: General Session 5

The New Normal of TEAs: What are the Changes & How to Adapt

9:00am – 10:00am: Breakout Session 

Options for Investors in “Busted” Deals & Terminated Regional Centers

Capital Stack: Creative Financing and Leveraging Funds to the Most Successful Outcome

10:00am – 10:30am: Networking Break

10:30am – 11:30am: Breakout Sessions

EB-5 from the Front Lines: How to Survive in a Challenging Market & Make Projects More Competitive Globally

Overcoming Overseas Investigations, Alleged Discrepencies Between I-526 and DS-160 & Other Pushback from USCIS on Source Funds

11:30am – 12:30pm: Breakout Sessions

Redevelopment: Structuring Deals, Informing Investors & Checking the Boxes Amongst Uncertain Guidance

Emerging Investor Markets: Keeping Your Project Dreams Alive


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