USAdvisors, publisher of EB5Info.com in collaboration with ILW.com, Akerman Senterfitt, Fowler White Boggs, LCG Capital Group and Homeir & Law is presenting a conference workshop on how to raise capital from overseas via the EB-5 visa program or other sources of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). This is a comprehensive program, which actually has three seminars in one week:
Seminar 1, Mar 5: EB-5 Visa Program: Regional Centers, Immigration Law and USCIS
This one-day program will focus on immigration issues related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program and will address all aspects of the process from filing the I-924 application to USCIS for Regional Center designation to preparing and filing the immigrant investor's I-526 and I-829 petitions, the costs involved, the time it takes to obtain designation and investor funding and information related to Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) and Job Creation mandates. Experts will also discuss issues ranging from source of funds (SOF) to the payment of fees to "finders" and current policy guidance from USCIS.
A whole team of experts will be on hand to discuss every aspect of filing for a Regional Center application to preparing investor packages and will outline dos and don'ts regarding immigration law, including the policies and procedures involved, and offer helpful advice in navigating and understanding USCIS regulations and guidance.
A representative from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is also expected to be on hand to address the audience on the current state of the EB-5 program as well as answer questions.
This two-day workshop is designed to educate U.S. developers, economic development agencies, companies, manufacturers, early-stage research and development incubators, and others about all of the options available to them to fund their projects at the lowest cost of capital.
Tuesday begins with a discussion of all of the options available and at what stage of development those funding options are typically discussed, from Friends & Family to IPO. We have experts discussing the various forms of capital: debt & equity, the cost of capital and both typical and non-typical sources of funding. Commercial Bank lenders and officials familiar with public finance will be on hand to discuss typical lending and loan guarantee standards. You will also receive information and guidance from providers of non-typical sources of capital including Venture, Private Equity and International sources of institutional and individual debt and equity.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program will be described in detail: what a Regional Center is, the requirements for filing for Regional Center designation, how to find investors overseas, working with overseas professionals and agents, as well as filing the Immigrant Investor application, guidance and regulations from USCIS (the Federal Agency overseeing the EB-5 Visa program). Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security will also be on hand to discuss the current state of the program, its recent developments, and upcoming changes for the near future.
Wednesday offers a full day of putting together the securities offering documents with a team of experts from international law firms familiar with structuring the said corporate and legal documents. Once the discussion of securities documents is complete, we will discuss the process of getting those documents into the hands of lenders and investors without violating U.S. or foreign securities laws, general solicitation, or making payments of fees to non-registered persons. Presentations by registered broker-dealers and EB-5 Regional Center operators will offer valuable hands-on experience with the issues facing U.S. entities looking to raise capital overseas.
Both days will be followed by plenty of 1-1 interactions, Q&A panels, receptions and networking events so there is ample opportunity to discuss case specific questions with the professionals who can answer those on site.
Seminar 3, March 8-9: U.S. Project Funding through International Marketing, PR & Media Channels
Perhaps the most exciting part of the conference workshop will be two days of presentations by marketing, media and PR professionals to guide developers and economic development officials on what to do once the project is ready for funding, the EB-5 Regional Center has been designated, and the documents have been prepared.
These experts will help guide the participants on how to plan an effective marketing and PR campaign. To assist in that process, we have a number of experts familiar with marketing overseas to help the audience understand how to present their projects to the overseas investors and what websites these clients are looking to for information on investing in the United States.
We are pleased to have Mark Stevens, author of "Your Marketing Sucks" join us to present his thoughts on how to maximize the audience's ROI on marketing and he will kick off the marketing presentation and the Keynote presentation on Thursday evening.
The week is also full of fun, exciting networking events from Disney World to the Orlando Magic Training facility. We'll then finish at Universal Studios theme park, so there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to meet one-on-one with the speakers.
If you have any questions on the Overseas Funding workshop and series of events, please contact Jessica Lister at 239-465-4160 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.