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2017 San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention

July 2017 | San Francisco, CA

2017 San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention

July 27-28, 2017

Westin St. Francis

San Francisco, California

United States’ Senator Ted Cruz, keynote speaker at the 2017 San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention in Francisco, was met with standing ovations as he declared his support for the positive impact of the EB-5 program on the U.S. economy.

 “We are a blessing of a nation with people from all over the world who desperately [want] to be here and that’s a tremendous strength we have here,” said Cruz, a former presidential candidate. “It’s an ability of us to attract people who can drive jobs and economic prosperity. The idea behind the EB-5 program was to link capital to create jobs, ideally in low employment areas so you have more opportunity for people who are struggling and to raise capital there. I think that idea makes an awful lot of sense.”

About 700 EB-5 professionals attended the two-day conference at the elegant Westin St. Francis in the heart of San Francisco on July 27-28. With the backing of more than 75 sponsors, the successful event by EB5 Investors Magazine featured 94 distinguished speakers in a variety of interactive and educational panels.

The convention — which attracted a mix of immigration and securities attorneys, regional centers, migration agents, developers, broker-dealers and other EB-5 program stakeholders – kicked off with moderated seminars in three tracks of agent due diligence, EB-5 attorney and EB-5 financing workshops. The evening culminated with an exclusive VIP cocktail reception on the 39th floor of the luxurious hotel with views stretching from the Golden Gate bridge to Fisherman’s Wharf. Guests included former USCIS director Leon Rodriquez and former California State Assembly member Willie Brown.

Breakfast speaker Todd Rufo, Director of the San Francisco office of Economic and Workforce Development, kicked off the second day, which had 43 exhibitors showcasing their services in an EB-5 industry expo while a dozen educational panels covered topics such as the EB-5 legislative reform, India as the new EB-5 frontier, capital redeployment and source of funds issues. Throughout the event, attendees were able to network to build new partnerships and strengthen their overseas and industry networks during scheduled breaks. Many powerful introductions and connections were made for participants to expand their businesses. 

The conference, which aimed to add transparency and increase EB-5 education for both industry veterans and new entrepreneurs, was praised by many of its participants.

“The San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention was top notch both for experienced and newcomers,” said Bernard Wolfsdorf, Managing partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP and Past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “Not only were we able to share cutting edge information and knowledge, but all the key players were there for networking purposes.”

Robert Divine, Head of the Global Immigration Practice at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C., agreed about the positive impact. 

“EB5 Investor conferences have been super productive,” he said. “Key players meet to build consensus on legislative advocacy, smart people share knowledge and experience about the latest developments and innovative new product offerings emerge. Providers from every angle find ways to do business with each other and people make friends and solidify existing friendships.” 

William Dean, Vice president of Immigration for Masterplans.com, described it as a “tremendous conference.” 

“The entire event far surpassed my expectations – it was a polished, well-orchestrated affair filled with insights and worth every penny,” he said. “I never expected such attention, especially as a first-time attendee.” 

Ronald Klasko of Klasko Immigration Law Partners called the convention essential for EB-5 professionals. 

“As always, this EB5 Investors Magazine convention was the best attended, most substantive conference in the EB-5 industry,” he said. “It is a must for EB-5 networking.” 

For our next event, please join us and fellow prominent EB-5 professionals at our inaugural Oct. 4-5 event in Mumbai, India – the market’s booming new EB-5 frontier. 

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2017 San Francisco Convention Itinerary

  • Aaron Goforth
    Baker Tilly Capital LLC
  • Adam Greene
    Peachtree Group
  • Allison Berman
    Greystone EB-5 Holdings Corp.
  • Angelique Brunner
    EB5 Capital
  • Angelo Paparelli
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Anthony Korda
    The Korda Law Firm
  • Anusree Nair
    Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
  • Bernard Wolfsdorf
    WR Immigration
  • Brad Stedem
    EB5 United
  • Brian Ostar
    EB5 Capital
  • Bruce Thompson
    American Lending Center, LLC
  • Carl W. Hampe
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Carolyn Lee
    Carolyn Lee PLLC.
  • Catharine Yen
    Foster LLP
  • Christian Triantaphyllis
    Jackson Walker LLP
  • Cletus M. Weber
    Peng & Weber, PLLC
  • Connor Chen
    EB5Sir
  • Daniel B. Lundy
    Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP
  • David Hirson
    Hirson EB-5 Strategies & Compliance, LLC
  • Devin Williams
    EB5 Global
  • Edward Beshara
    Beshara GM Law
  • Edward J. Carroll
    Carroll and Associates, P.C.
  • Elizabeth Peng
    Peng & Weber PLLC
  • Elsie Hui Arias
    Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
  • Emily Zhu
    New Empire Corp.
  • Eric Orenstein
    Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
  • Ginny Fang
    Golden Gate Global
  • Irina Rostova
    EB-5 Support.com
  • James R. LaVigne
    American Lawyers International PLLC
  • Jeff Campion
    Pathways EB-5
  • Jim Butler
    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • Jinhee Wilde
    Wilde & Associates LLC
  • John Roth
    EB5 Analytics
  • John Shen
    American Lending Center LLC
  • John Tishler
    Sheppard Mullin
  • Jonathan Bloch
    ECJ LAW
  • Jor Law
    Homeier Law PC
  • Julia Yong-hee Park
    Advantage America EB-5 Group
  • Julián Montero
    ALBA Project
  • Kevin Kim
    Geraci Law Firm
  • Kevin Wright
    Baker Tilly Capital LLC
  • Kraig A. Schwigen
    American Lending Center
  • Manuel Ortiz
    Civitas
  • Mark Davies
    Davies & Associates
  • Michael Goldberg
    Akerman, LLP
  • Michael Grassmueck
    The Grassmueck Group
  • Michael Homeier
    Law Office of Michael G. Homeier PC
  • Michael Kester
    Impact DataSource
  • Mitch Wexler
    Fragomen
  • Mona Shah
    Mona Shah & Associates Global
  • Nataliya Rymer
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Nelson Lee
    Lee & Lee PS
  • Nicholas Mastroianni III
    U.S. Immigration Fund
  • Nicolai Hinrichsen
    Miller Mayer
  • Nima Korpivaara
    KLD LLP
  • Osvaldo Torres
    Torres Law
  • Peter Joseph
    IIUSA
  • Phil Cohen
    Altytude Advisors
  • Rafael Anchia
    Civitas Capital Group
  • Rana Jazayerli
    Klingner Jazayerli LLP
  • Reid Thomas
    JTC Americas
  • Richard Booth
    Signature Bank
  • Robert C. Divine
    Baker Donelson
  • Bob Cornish
    Law Offices of Robert Cornish
  • Robert Gaffney
    Law Offices of Robert Gaffney
  • Robert Kraft
    FirstPathway Partners
  • Rogelio Carrasquillo
    Carrasquillo Law Group
  • Roger Bernstein
    Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr
  • Rohit Kapuria
    Saul Ewing LLP
  • Rohit Turkhud
    CSG Law
  • Ronald Fieldstone
    Saul Ewing LLP
  • Ronald Klasko
    Klasko Immigration Law Partners
  • Rupy Cheema
    EB5 Energy
  • Rush Deacon
    Pine State Regional Center
  • Russell Scarcella
    Exiger LLC
  • Samuel Newbold
    CSG Law
  • Samuel Silverman
    EB5 Affiliate Network
  • Scott Barnhart
    Barnhart Economic Services LLC
  • Scott Bettridge
    Cozen O'Connor
  • Steve B. Park
    Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Vaughan de Kirby
    Law Offices of Vaughan de Kirby
  • Walter S. Gindin
    CanAm Enterprises, LLC
  • William Gresser
    EB-5 New York State LLC
  • William Martines
    One Lily Pad
  • Winnie Ng
    Manhattan Regional Center