Upcoming EB-5 Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming opportunities to network and gather resources in the EB-5 field.

February 19, 2011, Las Vegas, NV
EB-5 One-Day Seminar: Regional Center Development, Management and Project Creation
Hosted by McAdam & McCarthy Attorneys at Law
Registration Deadline for Early Bird Discount: Jan. 26, 2011
Back by popular demand after a successful run in Chicago last year, this seminar focuses on practical content for for EB-5 practitioners. Speakers include immigration, corporate, and securities lawyers, an economist, an escrow agent, and yours truly. Topics covered include:

  • What is the EB-5 Program?
  • What are the benefits and importance of an EB-5 Regional Center Designation?
  • Preparing your Regional Center Application
  • Preparing your business for EB-5 investment
  • The role of economic analyses in EB-5
  • What is a “Target Employment Area” and how does it affect EB-5?
  • Developing an EB-5 business plan
  • What the individual investor must submit in order to invest in your business (the I-526 Visa Petition)
  • Properly setting up capital transfer mechanisms, such escrow accounts.

Especially if you are considering or in the process of setting up a Regional Center, I would highly recommend this event as a source of valuable practical guidance and connections.

Feb. 20, 2011 Las Vegas, NV
EB-5 RC Promotion and Investors Procurement Seminar
Host: Brian Su, Artisan Business Group
Those attending the RC development and management seminar on the 19th may want to consider this seminar hosted in Las Vegas the following day, and focusing on EB-5 marketing in China. I unfortunately had to miss Brian Su’s previous seminar in Chicago but was able to take advantage of the written materials he provided, which proved quite useful. If you want practical guidance for navigating the market for Chinese investors, this is a good opportunity for you.

March 17, 2011, Laguna Nigel, CA
EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting at the California Service Center
The quarterly meetings hosted by USCIS for EB-5 stakeholders are always very informative, and this one has the added attraction of location at the California Service Center, bringing you face-to-face with the very people who adjudicate your petitions and the very Cold War bunker where your EB-5 fate is decided. Most key players in the EB-5 field will be present in the audience, and IIUSA will be hosting networking events around the meeting.

These are EB-5 events that I plan to attend; for other opportunities consult http://eb5info.com/eb5-events

If you are an immigration attorney, you may want to consider attending the 2011 AILA EB-5 CLE Conference, to be held, surprise surprise, in Las Vegas, on March 14. The presentation titles are identical to those for the AILA EB-5 CLE in Boston last year, but with the changing field some new info may be offered.

About Suzanne (www.lucidtext.com)
Suzanne Lazicki is a business plan writer, EB-5 expert, and founder of Lucid Professional Writing. Contact me at suzanne@lucidtext.com (626) 660-4030.

2 Responses to Upcoming EB-5 Events

  1. Eloy Alcantar says:

    Are there any events in Latin America?

    • I don’t know of any events in Latin America specific to EB-5, but here are a few events that may be attended by some EB-5 marketers:

      • Argentina (Seguriexpo Date: 25-AUG to 27-AUG) The Seguriexpo is an event for the business facilitation and consultancy services industry. The conference is held at Costa Salguero Exhibition Center Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. A 3 day event focusing on today’s international marketplace and providing a strong platform for bringing professionals together.

      • Colombia (Investment Colombia Date: 30-SEP to 03-OCT): Investment Colombia is the largest Exhibition for the Real Estate Industry in Colombia. The event provides a unique opportunity to meet professionals of the Investment and Real Estate Industry under one roof. The event is held at Corferias-Centro de Convenciones, Bogota, Colombia

      • Mexico: Foro Invest Centro Banamex, Mexico City. Date: March 24th and 25th

      • Chile H-f-G Expo Date: 03-NOV to 06-NOV held at Espacio Riesco Convention Center, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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