Edward Beshara won the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) 2019 Award for Economic Advancement "Innovator Award".

IIUSA is an organization that represents the EB-5 industry. The Innovator Award recognizes a member's business that’s driving a new trend in the EB-5 industry, forging unique partnerships, creating innovative project ideas, and setting new trends within the industry.

The awards were announced at the EB-5 Industry Achievement Banquet on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Washington D.C.
IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference - May 5-7, 2019
Edward Beshara attended the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. Edward was a speaker on a panel titled "How to Market to and Find Investors Already in the U.S.: E-2 and EB-5 and Other Visa Backlog Solutions". Edward was joined by other industry leaders. The panel was an interactive questions and answers session.

While in Washington D.C., Edward visited the Brazilian, Australian and Lebanese Embassies to discuss ways to promote business with the respective countries and Orlando, Florida.
Edward speaking on EB-5 panel.
Edward with Bob Kraft and Ted Wagner
Edward with his wife Tina, who accompanied him to the IIUSA conference.
Edward Beshara with the Lebanese Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission.
Edward Beshara with the Trade and Invesment Office officials at the Brazilian Embassy.
Edward Beshara at the Australian Embassy - Meeting with the Australian Investment Director.
British Chamber of Orlando 2nd Annual Real Estate Expo - April 25, 2019
Edward Beshara sponsored and exhibited at the 2nd Annual Real Estate Expo organized by the British American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida on April 25, 2019 at the  Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive .

The event was a great opportunity to learn from experts in the real estate industry on how to offer top customer service to foreign prospects, network with realtors, developers, accounting, property management, currency exchange, and title companies.

The event was very successful and more than 300 realtors and real state industry professional attended the event.
IMC Forum - June 3 to 6, 2019
Edward Beshara, Managing Partner, will be attending, sponsoring, and speaking on an EB-5 panel with the IIUSA at the Investment Migration Council (IMC) Forum Advancing Residence and Citizenship by Investment, in Geneva from June 2 to 6, 2019.

As a member of the IMC Advisory Committee, Edward will be also paticipating in the Advisory Committee and Task Force meetings.

The Investment Migration Forum is a must-attend event specialized in global gathering for the investment migration industry.

Renowned academics, government officials, representatives of international organizations, and as well as the world’s leading professionals will be gathering in Geneva for an exceptional forum. Be part of this unique environment to network and hear first-hand valuable insights from visionary experts.

The two days (plus Academic day) event will cover a variety of related subjects which are of interest to the academic, professional, and government community.

Expect over 300+ participants from over 46+ countries.
CBIPF Beirut - June 13 & 14, 2019
Edward Beshara , Managing Partner, will be attending, speaking, and exhibiting at the Citizenship By Investment Property Fair and Conference in Beirut on June 13 and 14, 2019.

The fair will target professionals from different aspects of the CRBI industry including MENA potential High Net Worth Individuals who are looking for a second home and a second passport.
AILA/GMS Annual Global Immigration Forum - June 17 & 18, 2019
Edward Beshara will be attending and moderating a panel at the 2019 AILA GMS Annual Global Immigration Forum in Orlando on June 17 and 18, 2019.

The GMS panel is titled "CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT: A GLOBAL COMPARISON" which will focus on comparing the costs, timelines, requirements of these various programs, and address aspects of pre-immigration tax planning, currency exchange issues, and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Edward will be joined by top professionals from around the globe.

This conference will address the latest global residency by investment issues around the world. The conference will provide attendees with cutting-edge information and practical advice on managing clients’ global mobility needs in an environment of change. 

Edward is an active member of the GMS by serving as a liaison on the conference committee.

Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!
AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law - June 19 & 18, 2019
Edward Beshara, Managing Partner will be joining over 3,000 of his colleagues from around the world to learn the latest strategies in Immigration, network, while catching up with his colleagues, and experiencing the best attractions Orlando has to offer!

Edward will be attending the 2019 AILA Annual Conference (AC19) in Orlando, Florida! AC19 is where the largest gathering of immigration attorneys in the country come together to exchange strategies, solutions, and resources over four days of learning and nearly 150 sessions and special events.

Looking forward to catching up with you!
Israeli Nationals Eligible for Treaty Investor Visas - April 25, 2019
USCIS has  announced  that beginning May 1, 2019 eligible Israeli nationals already in the United States in a lawful non-immigrant status can file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, to request a change of status to E-2 classification, or a qualifying employer can file the petition on their behalf. 

USCIS Strengthens Guidance for Spousal Petitions Involving Minors - April 13, 2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced  additional guidance (PDF, 222 KB)  regarding the adjudication of spousal petitions involving minors, following up on the agency’s February update to its policy.

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2020 and Reaches the Advanced Degree Exemption Cap - April 10, 2019
USCIS has officially released its announcement that they completed random selection of 20,000 U.S. Master Cap cases on 04/11/2019. Service Centers have been emailing the notices to the employers for premium processing cases.

DHS, DOL to Publish Joint Rule for Additional Visas for Returning Foreign Workers - May 6, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) authorized 30,000 additional H-2B visas for temporary workers until the end of September 2019.

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