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2016 Las Vegas EB-5 Conference

2016 Las Vegas EB-5 Conference Itinerary

January 2016• Las Vegas, NV
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Conference Itinerary

All events will be hosted at the Bellagio, Las Vegas unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 15, 2016

 

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Early Registration (All Attendees) 
Location: Foyer to Cézanne


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Workshop Registration (For Workshop Attendees Only)
Location: Foyer to Gauguin


12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

EB-5 Migration Agency Due Diligence Workshop (Pre-registered immigration agency professionals only)
Location: Cézanne 1/2


12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

EB-5 Beginner Workshop(Attendees with workshop wristbands only)
Location: Gauguin 1/2


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM  

EB-5 Migration Agency Due Diligence Workshop
Location: Cézanne 1/2

Due Diligence Basics
Lincoln Stone, Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzales LLP
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Miller Mayer LLP

Immigration Law Compliance
Lincoln Stone, Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzales LLP
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Miller Mayer LLP

EB-5 Project Structuring & SEC Compliance Concerns
Lincoln Stone, Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzales LLP
Ronald Fieldstone, Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Miller Mayer LLP


1:30 – 1:45 PM

Break


 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM  

EB-5 Migration Agency Due Diligence Workshop
Location: Cézanne 1/2

Issues in Economic Study Due Diligence
Ronald Klasko, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
Scott Barnhart, Barnhart Economic Services LLC
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Miller Mayer LLP

EB-5 Business Plans & Program Compliance
Bernard Rojano, Xecute Business Solutions
Ronald Klasko, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Miller Mayer LLP

Due Diligence on EB-5 Regional Centers
Ronald Klasko, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
Stephen Forster, CanAm Enterprises LLC
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Miller Mayer LLP

Pros & Cons of Hiring a Professional Due Diligence Team
Ronald Klasko, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
Rupy Cheema, EB5 Diligence
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Miller Mayer LLP


3:30 – 3:45 PM

Break


3:45 PM – 4:30 PM  

EB-5 Migration Agency Due Diligence Workshop
Location: Cézanne 1/2

Legislative Updates: The road to the recent EB-5 program extension, potential integrity measures and legislative reforms in 2016.
Ronald Klasko, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Miller Mayer LLP


12:00 PM – 1:40 PM   

EB-5 Beginner Workshop: Source of Funds (Attendees with workshop wristbands only)
Location: Gauguin 1/2

Elsie Hui Arias, Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzales LLP
Nicolai Hinrichsen, Miller Mayer LLP


1:40 PM – 1:50 PM   

Break


1:50 PM – 3:30 PM   

EB-5 Beginner Workshop: Project Document Review
(Attendees with workshop wristbands only)
Location: Gauguin 1/2

Daniel Lundy, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
Dawn Lurie, Polsinelli PC


3:30 PM – 3:45 PM   

Break


3:45 PM – 5:30 PM    

EB-5 Beginner Workshop: Loan Documents in EB-5
(Attendees with workshop wristbands only)
Location: Gauguin 1/2

Moderated By: Jennifer Hermansky, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Michael Gibson, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Steve Park, Ballard Spahr LLP 


7:30 PM – 9:30 PM   

Private Cocktail Reception (Invite Only)
For Migration Agent Guests, Speakers and Sponsors


 

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

 

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM    

Sponsor Set Up
Location: Grand Ballroom 1/2


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM   

Attendee Registration  
Location: Entrance to Grand Ballroom 1/2


8:00 AM – 8:50 AM   

Breakfast and Morning Address (Breakfast Provided)
Welcome: Ali Jahangiri, EB5 Investors Magazine
\"My Experience with EB-5\" an EB-5 Investor\'s Story by John Yao
Morning Address: Dr. Tony Alamo, Chairman, Nevada Gaming Commission
Location: Grand Ballroom 5


 8:50 AM – 9:10 AM 

Break
Exhibitor Hall – Grand Ballroom 1/2


9:10 AM – 10:10 AM  

Panel 1A & 1B

(Advanced)  USCIS Update: 2015 in Review
Location: Grand Ballroom 4/8

Moderated By: Bernard Wolfsdorf, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP
Anthony Korda, Korda Burgess P.A.
Cletus Weber, Peng & Weber PLLC
Jinhee Wilde, Wilde & Associates LLC
Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates

(Beginner)  EB-5 Myth Busters
Location: Grand Ballroom 3/6

Moderated By: Nima Korpivaara, David Hirson & Partners, LLP
Aaron Goforth, Wright Johnson LLC
Brian Su, Artisan Business Group
Lili Wang, New City Group
Mike Schoenfeld, EB5 Affiliate Network


 10:10 AM – 10:20 AM 

Break

Exhibitor Hall – Grand Ballroom 1/2


10:20 AM – 11:20 AM  

Panel 2A & 2B

(Advanced) The Enhanced Role of the SEC in 2015
Location: Grand Ballroom 4/8

Moderated By: Christian Triantaphyllis, Foster LLP
John Tishler, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Michael Homeier, Homeier & Law P.C.
Robert Cornish, Jr., Phillips Lytle LLP

(Beginner) The Many Roles of a Regional Center
Location: Grand Ballroom 3/6

Moderated By: Rohit Kapuria, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
David Hirson, David Hirson & Partners LLP
Ginny Fang, Golden Gate Global
Henry Liebman, American Life Inc.
Michael Gibson, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP


11:20 AM – 11:30 AM    

Break

Exhibitor Hall – Grand Ballroom 1/2


 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM    

Panel 3A & 3B

(Advanced) EB-5 Money in the Bank?
Location: Grand Ballroom 4/8

Moderated By: Reid Thomas, NES Financial
Andrew Pan, East West Bank
Christopher Howley, Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP
Francisco Turner, Banc of California
Richard Smith, Banc of California

(Beginner) I-526 Petition Anatomy
Location: Grand Ballroom 3/6

Moderated By: Nelson Lee, Lee & Lee PS
Chad Ellsworth, Fragomen Worldwide
Jenny Thorvaldson, IMPLAN Group LLC
Osvaldo Torres, Torres Law, P.A.
Phil Cohen, Strategic Element Consulting


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM   

Lunch (Lunch Provided)
Welcome: Ali Jahangiri, EB5 Investors Magazine
Keynote Address: U.S. Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO-2nd District)
Grand Ballroom 5


 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM   

Panel 4A & 4B

(Advanced) EB-5 Program Reform & Advocacy
Location: Grand Ballroom 4/8

Moderated By: Angel Brunner, EB5 Capital
Congressman Jared Polis, U.S. House of Representatives
Jeff Campion, Pathways EB5
Laura Reiff, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Ronald Klasko, Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP

(Beginner) Guidance on Regulatory Compliance: Broker Dealers, Investment Advisers and Enhanced  Integrity Measures

Location: Grand Ballroom 3/6

Moderated By: Laurie Roberts, Civitas Capital Group
Enrique Gonzalez, Fragomen Worldwide
Jeff DeCicco, CanAm Enterprises LLC
John O\'Shea, Global Alliance Securities
Peyman Attari, AISA Investment Advisers LLC


 2:40 PM – 2:50 PM   

Break

Exhibitor Hall – Grand Ballroom 1/2


 2:50 PM – 3:50 PM   Panel 5A & 5B

(Advanced) Going Global: Trends in EB-5 Marketing and Due Diligence
Location: Grand Ballroom 4/8

Moderated By: Kate Kalmykov, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Duong Cam Ly, ImmiCa Immigration Consultant
Marjan Kasra, Law Office of Marjan Kasra LLC
Mark Davies, Davies & Associates LLC
Winner Xing, Shenzhen Worldway Immigration Consulting Co., Ltd.

(Beginner)  Successful Regional Center and Migration Agency Partnerships
Location: Grand Ballroom 3/6

Moderated By: Ignacio Donoso, I.A. Donoso & Associates LLC
Larry Wang, Well Trend United Inc.
Patrick Hogan, CMB Regional Centers
Rachel Zou, LianHong Overseas Consultants Ltd.
Robert Kraft, FirstPathway Partners LLC


 3:50 PM – 4:00 PM    

Break

Exhibitor Hall – Grand Ballroom 1/2


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM   

Panel 6A & 6B

(Advanced) Chinese Immigration Industry Update
Location: Grand Ballroom 4/8

Moderated By: Elizabeth Peng, Peng & Weber PLLC
He Boyi, Guangdong Entry & Exit Immigration Association
Zeng Shoulong, Wuhan Personal Exit & Entry Intermediary Association
Peiying Jin, Golden Reach International Investment Consulting Co., Ltd.

(Beginner) EB-5 Deal Underwriting in 2016: An Outlook for Developers
Location: Grand Ballroom 3/6

Moderated By: Tom Rosenfeld, CanAm Enterprises LLC
Brent Raymond, Mount Snow
Charles Foster, Foster LLP
John Kratzer, JMI Realty
Linda He, Wailian Overseas Consulting Group                          


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM   Post-Conference Cocktail Reception
Exhibitor Hall – Grand Ballroom 1/2