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2017 Las Vegas EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention

January 2017 | Las Vegas, NV

EB5 Investors Magazine welcomed more than 1,000 attendees to the Fourth Annual Las Vegas EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention on January 13-14, 2017, resulting in the most-attended domestic event in EB-5 industry history. With the backing of 70-plus sponsors, the two-day convention took place at the luxurious Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and featured educational workshops and panels, timely keynote speeches by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO-2nd), and a plethora of networking opportunities.

In attendance was a diverse group of over 120 migration agents, along with EB-5 regional centers, immigration and securities attorneys, developers, broker-dealers, and other EB-5 program stakeholders. The coincidental combination of the 2017 Las Vegas EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s publication of proposed EB-5 program rules on Friday, January 13 resulted in an opportunity to discuss the new regulations collectively as a community.

Events kicked off on Friday with a triad of moderated educational workshops for pre-registered participants. These workshops respectively focused on due diligence issues for migration agents, including project underwriting and source of funds topics; EB-5 financing matters, such as how to design a marketing strategy; and EB-5 immigration matters for attorneys, including source of funds issues and dealing with RFEs.

The workshop moderators and speakers included prominent EB-5 attorneys, along with representatives from major regional centers, development companies, and migration agencies. Workshop attendees and facilitators mingled during the scheduled coffee breaks, building connections in an intimate environment, and the networking opportunities continued into Friday evening with a private cocktail reception for invited guests.

The full-day convention on Saturday, January 14, commenced with a full house at the general session and breakfast, with Rep. Polis delivering a keynote address that highlighted the importance of continuing and improving the EB-5 program. Before an equally packed house during the general session and lunch, keynote speaker Sen. Flake expressed a similar dedication to extending and increasing the integrity of the EB-5 program.

Attendees with various EB-5 program knowledge levels had the opportunity to learn about pressing investment immigration issues via a dual-track of beginner and advanced panels. The panels covered a broad spectrum of current and forward-looking EB-5 matters, from “Migration Agents: Selling EB-5 in the Likelihood of a New Era,” to “The Expanding Role of the Broker-Dealer,” to “Regional Center/Issuer Obstacles: What Lies Ahead in 2017.”

The 90-plus panelists included preeminent immigration professionals, regional center owners and creators, securities attorneys, migration agency principals, and other major EB-5 service providers. Rep. Polis also provided further insight from Capitol Hill during the “EB-5 Government and Legislation Considerations” panel, which was especially timely given the DHS’s announcement of the proposed changes to the EB-5 program.

The 2017 Las Vegas EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention concluded on Saturday evening with a cocktail reception for all guests, providing a final opportunity to review the material presented and to build community. Throughout the entire conference, attendees had ample chance to network, weigh in on EB-5 industry news, and interact with sponsors at the impressive array of booths in the Exhibitor Hall.

Both familiar and new faces were present at the Fourth Annual Las Vegas EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention, and there was overwhelmingly positive feedback about the event, including the panel topics and panelist selection. We look forward to continuing to facilitate EB-5 program-learning and community-building around the globe at the 2017 Ho Chi Minh EB-5 Delegation in March and at the 2017 Beijing EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention in May, and also at our next domestic event – the 2017 San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention in July.

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Conference Itinerary

All events will be hosted at the Bellagio Resort & Casino.

*Panel topics subject to change.

  • Aaron Goforth
    Baker Tilly Capital LLC
  • Adam Greene
    Peachtree Group
  • Adam Schaye
    Miller Mayer
  • Ali Brodie
    Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Allison Berman
    Greystone EB-5 Holdings Corp.
  • Angelique Brunner
    EB5 Capital
  • Angelo Paparelli
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Anusree Nair
    Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
  • Bernard Rojano
    Xecute Business Plan Solutions
  • Bernard Wolfsdorf
    WR Immigration
  • Brandon Meyer
    Meyer Law Group
  • Brian Aryai
    Icon Compliance Services LLC
  • Cam Ly Duong
    ImmiCa Investment Immigration
  • Carolyn Lee
    Carolyn Lee PLLC.
  • Catharine Yen
    Foster LLP
  • Catherine DeBono Holmes
  • Chad Ellsworth
    Fragomen Worldwide
  • Charles Foster
    Foster LLP
  • Charles O'Byrne
  • Chris Marlin
    Lennar International
  • Christian Triantaphyllis
    Jackson Walker LLP
  • Cletus M. Weber
    Peng & Weber, PLLC
  • Dan Healy
  • David Hirson
    Hirson EB-5 Strategies & Compliance, LLC
  • Dawn Lurie
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Dillon Colucci
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Don Li
    Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • Edwin Shieh
    Shenzhen ADH Migration and Education Services Co., Ltd
  • Elizabeth Peng
    Peng & Weber PLLC
  • Elliot Zhu
    Can-Reach (Pacific) Consultants
  • Francisco Turner
    Banc of California
  • Ginny Fang
    Golden Gate Global
  • Gregory Wing
    Education Fund
  • Ignacio Donoso
    Donoso & Partners, LLC
  • Jacqueline Finkelstein-Lebow
    American Immigration Group
  • Jason Li
    Guangdong M.C.D. Consultants Co., Ltd
  • Jenny Zhan
    Good Hope Investment
  • Jinhee Wilde
    Wilde & Associates LLC
  • John O'Shea
    Global Alliance Securities LLC
  • John Shen
    American Lending Center LLC
  • John Tishler
    Sheppard Mullin
  • Jor Law
    Homeier Law PC
  • Julie Myers Wood
    Guidepost Solutions LLC
  • Kate Kalmykov
    Greenberg Traurig
  • Kent Qiu
    Guangdong M.C.D. Consultants Co., Ltd
  • Kevin Kim
    Geraci Law Firm
  • Kevin Wright
    Baker Tilly Capital LLC
  • Laura Reiff
    Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Lincoln Stone
    Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
  • Margo Chernysheva
    MC Law Group
  • Mark Davies
    Davies & Associates
  • Michael Fitzpatrick
    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
  • Michael Gibson
    Bass Berry & Sims PLC
  • Michele Franchett
    Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
  • Mina Tran
    Tran Law Group
  • Molly Wessel
    Chen Lin & Wessel LLP
  • Mona Shah
    Mona Shah & Associates Global
  • Nelson Lee
    Lee & Lee PS
  • Nicholas Mastroianni II
    US Immigration Fund
  • Nima Korpivaara
  • Parisa Karaahmet
  • Peter Joseph
  • Peter Zeng
    Hubei Jinmao Foreign Consultants Management Co., Ltd
  • Peyman Attari
    AISA EB-5
  • Pillar Wang
    Aucanlink International Group
  • Rachel Zou
    LianHong Overseas Consultants Limited
  • Reid Thomas
    JTC Americas
  • Richard Booth
    Signature Bank
  • Robert C. Divine
    Baker Donelson
  • Robert Cornish
    Law Offices of Robert Cornish
  • Robert Kraft
    FirstPathway Partners
  • Robert Lee
    Elite EB-5 Solutions
  • Rohit Kapuria
    Saul Ewing LLP
  • Ron Klein
    Holland & Knight LLP
  • Ronald Fieldstone
    Saul Ewing LLP
  • Ronald Klasko
    Klasko Immigration Law Partners
  • Scott Andersen
    Andersen P.C.
  • Tom Rosenfeld
  • Vincent Chen
    Visas Consulting Group
  • William Gresser
    EB-5 New York State LLC
  • William Martines
    One Lily Pad
  • William Stock
    Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
  • Winner Xing
    Worldway Immigration Group
  • Winnie Ng
    Manhattan Regional Center
  • Wonjoon Kang
    Kornova Investments Limited