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IIUSA: EB-5 Regional Center Advocacy Conf & Annual Mtg

Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

IIUSA: EB-5 Regional Center Advocacy Conf & Annual Mtg

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member
Per person. Regional Center Members need to purchase one per representative attending. Individual/Associate Members may bring co-workers under the Member rate (each still has to pay individually).
16 Tickets Ended $375.00 $0.00
Nonmember
Per person.
16 Tickets Ended $500.00 $0.00
Event Sponsor - "Program Champion"
Comes with: (1) Conference attendance for up to three representatives; (2) Verbal recognition throughout the conference from K. David Andersson, IIUSA President; (3) Space for informational material in conference room; (4) **Twelve bottles of "logo-labeled" wine served at Dinner/Reception**; (5) Logo/link on event webpage and promotional emails; AND (6) Recognition at "Congressional Reception" on Mon 5/9.
16 Tickets Ended $1,000.00 $0.00

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Event Details

IIUSA

 

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING IIUSA.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ OPEN LETTER FROM IIUSA PRESIDENT.

 

The "sunset" date of 09/30/2012 for the EB-5 Regional Center Program ("the Program") is fast approaching (509 days from the date of this event).  Now is the time for us to visit our elected officials and articulate why, for the good of the country - and their district/state - the Program must be made permanent.  The Honorable Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has introduced the Creating American Jobs with Foreign Capital Act (S. 642) which would accomplish our just mission.  Only together, through collective action, can we make it a reality.  

 

With that in mind, on Tuesday May 10, 2011 IIUSA will be hosting its 2011 Annual Membership Meeting and EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC.  Time is running out, so BUY YOUR TICKET NOW.

 

IIUSA Members should plan on setting up meetings with the Senators or Representatives during their time in DC.  IIUSA can be of assistance, if necessary, in setting these meetings up and coordinating with other Members from the same state delegation.  Members will be provided with an "EB-5 Advocacy Toolkit" with materials/resources to help you be an excellent Program advocate on The Hill.  This "on the ground" and informed advocacy is at the core of what it will take to make this Program a permanent tool of 21st century economic policy.  Please contact Peter D. Joseph, IIUSA Executive Director, (peter.joseph@iiusa.org) for assistance.  

 

The Conference will take place at the Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affinia Hotel.  Please see to the right of your screen for hotel location.  Our group room rate there has expired.  Please check out the Morrison Clark Hotel by CLICKING HERE to book a room close by.

With a ticket, you get entry to the following agenda of events (subject to change):

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MONDAY 5/9

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05:30-7:30 PM: Affinia Liaison

"Congressional Reception"

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Regional Center members will have exhibit space at the Reception, with all other Members invited.  IIUSA has invited staffers from all Congressional Offices of interest and USCIS Director, Alejandro Mayorkas.  

Don't miss your opportunity to show the kind of economic development that is occuring all over the U.S. thanks to the EB-5 Regional Center Program!  

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TUESDAY 5/10

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07:30-08:30 AM: Affinia Liaison

Welcome!

Breakfast is served at 7:30 AM.  K. David Andersson, IIUSA President will welcome attendees.  Keynote speaker TBD.

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08:30-09:30 AM: Affinia Liaison

2011 Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting will include elections of IIUSA Officers and two Directors, a vote to ratify the actions of the Board since the 2010 Annual Meeting, a vote on any bylaws changes recommended by the Bylaws Committee and/or Board of Directors, and the IIUSA Awards Ceremony.  A complete agenda will be circulated in advance of the meeting.  Members are welcome and encouraged to recommend agenda items.

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09:30-09:45 AM: Affinia Liaison

Break

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09:45-11:00 AM: Affinia Liaison

USCIS EB-5 Training Manual: Hot off the FOIA Press

In April 2011, USCIS released 486 pages of materials used to train EB-5 adjudicators  They did so in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by panelist H. Ronald Klasko.  IIUSA is honored to host a panel of such prestigious immigration attorneys, who will discuss what you "need to know" from this massive release of new information.    

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the experts!

 

IIUSA Member Panelists:

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11:00-12:15 PM: Affinia Liaison

U.S. Securities Law Compliance in EB-5 Offerings

IIUSA is pleased to host a panel of securities experts, including a representative from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Small Business Policy and a former Senior Associate Director at the SEC.  Recently the SEC has gotten directly involved in the investigation of securities related activities of Regional Centers.  Hosting this panel is part of IIUSA's constant effort to provide Members with information that is useful for their success in the Program.  

 

IIUSA Member Moderator:  

Guest Panelists:

IIUSA Member Panelists:

IIUSA Program Facilitator:

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12:15-01:00 PM: Affinia Liaison

Lunch Break - OFAC Trends Update

Lunch is served.

 

Over lunch, Doreen Edelman, Baker and Donelson, Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Expert, will give an update on current trends and issues when dealing with OFAC in the EB-5 context.  There are some new issues that all practicioners need to be aware of.  Come join us to find out what they are!

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01:00-02:15 PM: Affinia Liaison

Transparent and Reproducible EB-5 Job Creation Methodologies

JOBS.  That is the magic word in the EB-5 Regional Center Program.  Proper use of econometric methodologies that predict the job creating impact of the EB-5 investments is essential to fulfillment of the Program's intent.  IIUSA is pleased to host this substantive panel to discuss how Regional Centers can make their methodologies "transparent and reproducible" as USCIS requires.

 

IIUSA Moderator:

Guest Panelists:

IIUSA Member Panelists:

IIUSA Program Facilitator:

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02:15-02:30 PM: Affinia Liaison

Wrap-up Meeting

Before we send you off for an afternoon of meetings, IIUSA will have a quick wrap up session to remind everyone how to put their "EB-5 Advocacy Toolkit" to work at their Congressional meetings.

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02:30-05:30 PM

Break

Members are encouraged to attend meetings with their elected officials and staff during this time.  

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05:30-10:30 PM: Old Ebbit Grill (www.ebbitt.com)

"Save the EB-5 Regional Center Program" Reception/Dinner Fundraiser

Come join us at the Old Ebbitt Grill to enjoy a full two hours of networking over cocktails/appetizers, followed by dinner (including delicious mid-Atlantic crabcakes).  A number of opportunities will be available to show your support for IIUSA at this event.

CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION ON GOOGLE MAPS.  

Menu: Ceasar salad; chicken and crab cake; cheescake.  Vegetarian meal available upon request.

Open bar: 5:30-7:30 PM.

  • 05:30 PM: Reception begins. 
  • 07:30 PM: Dinner is served.

During this time be sure to also check-in and report on your meeting on The Hill.

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Together, we can make the EB-5 Regional Center Program permanent.

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Distinguish yourself as an industry leader by sponsoring the conference as a: "Program Champion."  

See the "Event Sponsor" ticket above for details.

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All proceeds from this event will be "earmarked" directly for enhancements to our advocacy capabilities.

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Broad Oak Management, LLC  Fragomen  CMB Regional Centers  

American Life, Inc.      Charlotte Harbor Regional Center   Whatcom Opportunities Regional CenterRapid USA Visas      Wright Johnson, LLC

Have questions about IIUSA: EB-5 Regional Center Advocacy Conf & Annual Mtg? Contact Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA)

When & Where



The Liaison Capitol Hil, An Affinia Hotel
415 New Jersey Ave, NW
Room: Metropolitan East/West
Washington, DC 20001

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM (EDT)


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Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA)

"The EB-5 Regional Center Program...Creating Jobs Through Investments"

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