Globetrotting with MSA
Your Guide to the Upcoming Events, Conferences and Seminars Related to EB-5
By: Hermione M. Krumm, Esq.
October and November, 2018 are busy months for the EB-5 industry. EB-5 conferences and seminars are popping up around the globe. Such conferences are the best way to meet and network with industry specialists, wealth managers and even individual investors. Most of the conferences feature educational panels moderated by professionals experienced in the EB-5 Program, business exhibitions and various networking opportunities. Events sometimes also feature special guest speakers, to spice things up. Some key events include the following:
- EB-5 Investors Magazine’s 2018 EB-5 Expo Mumbai on October 6, 2018
- BLS Global’s Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 on October 20-21, 2018 in Bangalore, India
- Mona Shah & Associates Global’s EB-5 Seminar: US Immigrant Investor Program on October 24, 2018 in New Delhi, India
- 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum on October 29-30, 2018 in Chicago, IL
- Realtors’ Conference & Expo on November 2-5, 2018, in Boston, MA
- BLS Global’s Citizenship Expo in Abu Dhabi on November 1-3, 2018
- The Conference Board of Canada’s Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2018 on November 27-28, 2018, in Ottawa, Canada
EB-5 Investors Magazine’s 2018 EB-5 Expo Mumbai
When: October 6, 2018 Where: The St. Regis Mumbai
The past 2018 EB-5 Expo Mumbai on October 6, 2018 was EB5 Investors Magazine’s second successful annual event in India. They hosted a gathering of international migration agencies, immigration attorneys, EB-5 service providers and regional centers/developers.
Mumbai has been, arguably, the marketing hotspot of the year. The location is impeccable, being the largest city in India with a significant number of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), making it a natural hub for EB-5 within Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
BLS Media’s Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018
When: October 20-21, 2018 Where: Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel, Bangalore, India
Guest speaker: Bollywood Superstar Raveena Tandon and Bindu Chopra from the Chopra Family
This summit is big – 500+ high net worth individuals, investors, attorneys, immigration agents, and government officials already signed up. The summit also features an Education Fair, happening simultaneously, as education is a major driving force behind people’s fueled interest in immigration abroad. Bindu Chopra, Director International Relations at The Chopras, will speak on global education.
Mona Shah & Associates Global’s EB-5 Seminar: US Immigrant Investor Program
When: October 24, 2018 Where: Shangri- La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi, India
This is your opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with our Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys, Mona Shah and Rebecca Singh, who will answer all your inquiries.
2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum
When: October 29– 30, 2018 Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Guest Speaker: Newly appointed IPO Chief Sarah Kendall and Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State
This is the first time American Immigration Lawyers Associations (AILA) is joining forces with Invest in USA (IIUSA) on educating the audience on the EB-5 Program. The Forum is open to the public (also the first time for an AILA event to be open to the nonmembers), and all of the major industry players will be there.
Newly appointed IPO Chief Sarah Kendall will be delivering a keynote address, and she is likely to shed light on the direction she plans to take the Agency. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, will also be a featured speaker, sharing his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the visa waiting lines and Final Action Dates. MSA will also bring EB-5 Investment Voice to the event for YOUR opinion.
Mona Shah, Esq. and Rebecca Singh, Esq. will both speak on the panel on October 30, 2018, entitled “Investor Market Discussions: Europe and the Middle East” and “USCIS Adjudications: Trends, Response Strategies, and Implications for Investors Regarding RFEs, NOITs, and NOIDs”, respectively.
Realtors’ Conference & Expo
When: November 2-5, 2018 Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Guest Speaker: Renowned actor/Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Mark Wahlberg
The Realtors’ Conference & Expo is the real estate industry’s largest trade show, with over 400 exhibitors. EB-5 traditionally heavily features real estate, and EB-5 arguably is still the cheapest alternative capital on the market for real estate developers seeking to fill in the gap in the capital stack.
Mona Shah, Esq. will speak on the “Commercial Learning Theater, Booth #411: EB-5 & Citizenship by Investment” panel on November 5, 2018 between 11:30am and 12:10pm, educating the audience on the use of EB-5 funds in real estate.
BLS Global’s Citizenship Expo
When: November 1-3, 2018 Where: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre(ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE
This is the third edition of the Citizenship Expo and the tenth edition of the International Real Estate & Investment Show (IREIS 2018). It is the ONLY dedicated real estate event in Abu Dhabi that targets investors and consumers rather than trade visitors. UAE is another hub for EB-5 in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), gathering expatriates from around the world that live and work there.
The Expo is supported by Federation Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi.
Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2018
When: November 27 -28, 2018 Where: Shaw Center, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON, Canada
This annual summit is hosted by the Conference Board of Canada, the largest not-for-profit, non-partisan research organization in Canada, which frequently provides research reports to both government institutions and private enterprises. Mona Shah, Esq. has been invited alongside Austin Fragomen from Fragomen, and Bob Kraft from IIUSA to represent the U.S. and speak on EB-5.