The two day Las Vegas EB-5 conference Feb 20-21, 2011, attracted nearly two hundred commercial real estate developers, attorneys, regional center executives and sponsors from all over the country. The first day session was hosted by McAdam and McCarthy and Wright Johnson LLC. Mr. Kevin Wright, Mr. Joseph McCarthy, Mr. Jor Law, Mr. Michael Homeier, Ms. Suzanne Lazicki introduced their expertise on establishing and managing EB-5 regional center program as well as various legal issues. The second day session was presented by Artisan Business Group, Inc. Major migration agents from China with 50% Chinese market share and EB-5 immigration attorneys from Taiwan and Korea spoke at the conference. Mr. Brian Su, CEO of Artisan Business Group and Mr. Michael Gibson of USAdvisors.org started the conference by welcoming guests from all over the country.
Some of the expert speakers include: Dr. Winner Xing, CEO of Worldway Immigration Service, Ltd.; Mr. John Jiang, US Managing Director of Henry Global Consulting Group; Ms. Hong Yu, US Project Manager of Wailian Overseas Consulting Group; Mr. Lu Sun, VP of MasLink Group; Mr. Jason Li, CEO of Cansine Exit and Entry Services Co., Ms. Lucy Shih, CEO of Shanghai Haiyi Education and Immigration Group, Mr. Yongjin Lee, immigration attorney of Jin Lee Law Group; Mr. David Enterline, immigration attorney of WTW Commercial Law Group of Taipei. Each VIP speakers representing Chinese and Korean migration industry explained their philosophy and expectations of selecting and marketing EB-5 immigrant investor program towards investors. Speakers also discussed on topics of project risk control and legal concerns. Other guest speakers were Mr. Brian Dickens of Idaho Department of Commerce and Mr. George Ekins, CEO of American Dream Fund (LA Regional Center and Las Vegas Regional Center) who shared their insights and experiences on promoting investment opportunities in China and Korea. Mr. John Li, CEO of EB5Supermarket.com spoke on using Chinese online media to assist in investor procurement efforts.
As Mr. Robert Hobbs, VP of R.H. Hobbs and Century American Regional Center (USCIS approval pending) put it "Brian, we had a great time at your event this past weekend. Your passion and commitment to the EB5 program is very impressive. Individuals that come in contact with you immediately levitate towards your enthusiasm and friendliness. Thank you very much for introducing us to Lu from Maslink and John from Henry Global. You can see that they are very successful and dedicated to what they do. It was nice to see how 2 competing Immigration Consultants interact with each other and the way they present their business practices..... 2 very different approaches. I can say that I come away with new knowledge and connections every time i attend one of your events. The EB5 program provides many loops and hurdles, and your events shed some light on how things are done the right way (legal). The more we meet with the real players, the more confident we feel in the success of our upcoming marketing efforts. Our regional center, with your help and insight, will be one of the premier Regional Centers for years to come."
As interest in EB-5 program is growing strong, I am planning another one full day event in Houston Texas on April 29, 2011.