Sunday, October 19, 2014

Artisan Business Group concludes Southern China EB-5 Trade Mission

Artisan Business Group has been hosting an 11 member EB-5 delegation throughout the vibrant cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou from October 11- 18, 2014. During the week-long trade mission, the group has met with major emigration agents including Lianhong Overseas, Worldway, Huamei Immigration, Qiaowai, Fly Overseas, Wonderful and MCD. The group met with 15 emigration agents including the president of the broker association. The delegation of real estate developers and EB-5 regional centers were able to promote their projects, discuss business opportunities and offer training to agents and consultants. This is the third annual EB-5 trade mission hosted by Artisan Business Group. Contact us today at artisanbusiness@gmail.com for more information on our consulting services.  



 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014 China-US Energy and Natural Resources Investment Conference agenda announced

2014 China-US Energy and Natural Resources Investment Conference agenda
October 22, 2014
Dallas, Texas
 
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Frank Seidler, CEO, Seidler Oil and Gas Operating LLC
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM Dr. Wei Long, Partner, Energy Invest & Consulting LLC
Presentation topic: Asset Pricing and Technical Evaluation in Oil & Gas M&A
10:20 AM -11:00AM Dr. Jerry Jieyuan Zhang, COO, DFG Energy Company, LLC
Presentation topic: Chemical EOR from Lab Design to Field Application
11:00 AM -11:40 PM Mr.Tom Tong, Attorney, Int'l Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Presentation topic: Legal risk and protection of Chinese entity’s investment in US
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
 
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM Mr. Ted Hong, Partner, Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP
Presentation topic: Most favorable tax structures for foreign individual or business to invest in U. S. oil & gas and special tax treatments in oil & gas investment.  
1:40 PM - 2:20 PM Dr. Scott Barnhart, President, Barnhart Economic Services, LLC
Presentation topic: job creation studies in gas oil sector
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Mayor Pro tem, welcome remarks
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panel Discussion, Q&A
Ms. Aijun Cheng, CFO, Seidler Oil and Gas Resources
Mr. Johnny Chang, Director, Westlead Capital Group
Mr. Brian Su, CEO, Artisan Business Group, Inc.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Southern China Delegation continues to meet agents in Shenzhen

Artisan Business group continues to host the Southern China Business and Investment Exploratory Delegation in Shenzhen. The group met with additional emigration agents to discuss their EB-5 project and explore potential business opportunities. The delegation also attended networking events with Chinese business owners and emigration agents in the evening. Check out pictures of the 2014 delegation below!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dallas China-US Energy Investment Summit only has a few seats open

There has been large demand for the China-US Energy Investment Summit in Dallas on October 22nd. Registration has been busy during the past week resulting in only a few seats remained open to the public. We fully expect this event to sell out in the next couple days. If you would like to attend the Energy Investment Summit on Wednesday October 22nd, we recommend you sign up today! More information on the event including registration and the full list of speakers can be found at 2014oil.eventbrite.com/.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ABG leads delegation to Shenzhen

Artisan Business Group is leading an 11 member business delegation to Shenzhen and Guangzhou from October 11-18th. The trip will meet with emigration agents and business executives to discuss the EB-5 program and business opportunities. Bookmark EB5NewsBlog.org for updates on the Southern China EB-5 delegation.


 



Thursday, October 9, 2014

National Immigration Forum event notice

Just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that the National Immigration Forum is having a National Strategy Session on October 23.  This is going to be a great event with NIF’s Leadership Council members in attendance and an engaging list of speakers with a full Agenda.  We need every one of you to come out and show your support!
 
Don’t miss the Keepers of the American Dream gala later that evening.  This is always an inspiring event.  Plus, this year, your sponsorship of the gala is valued at double because you will have sponsorship rights at the Session and the Gala!
 
Please click on the links above to register.  Hope to see you there!
 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ABG leads EB-5 trade mission to Southern China

Artisan Business Group is hosting its annual EB-5 trade mission to Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Foshan in Southern China next week. The goal is to assist EB-5 project developers in establishing direct contacts with Chinese migration agencies and investment firms that are interested in investing in US projects. The week long trip is packed with meetings with experienced EB-5 migration agents such as Worldway, Qiaowai, MCD, and others.  For more information about EB-5 program, contact us at 217-899-6661.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Artisan Business hosts inbound Chinese senior living professionals

Artisan Business Group has been busy hosting inbound Chinese senior living developers/operators from Beijing during the past week. Artisan has organized senior living tours and meetings across the country for the group. The company is interested in collaborating with American senior living companies as they look for senior living opportunities within the United States. For more information about doing business in China, contact us at 217-899-6661.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Artisan Business hosts inbound emigration agents from China

Artisan Business Group will be busy hosting inbound immigration service executives and banking executives in Chicago this weekend. Chicago has become a major hub for many visiting business executives from China. For more information about doing business in China, contact us at 217-899-6661.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Event notice: 2015 Invest in America (Shanghai) Summit and Exhibition

The 5th annual Invest in America (Shanghai) Summit and Exhibition will be held tentatively March 14-15, 2015, at Shanghai-la Hotel Shanghai. For more details, please contact Ms. Jenny Liang at (609) 379-9466.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Reminder to Complete Form I-924A

(By Catharine Yen Greenberg Traurig)
In order to demonstrate continued eligibility for the Regional Center designation, the Regional Center must file Form I-924A (Supplement to Form I-924A) and supporting documentation between September 30th and December 29th of the fiscal year. Thus, all Regional Centers who were designated on or before September 30, 2014, will need to submit their Form I-924As between October 1, 2014, and December 29, 2014. Without properly and timely filing the Form I-924A, USCIS may issue a Notice of Intent to Terminate (NOIIT) the Regional Center’s designation.

At the September 9, 2014, USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Conference, Director Nick Colucci provided important filing tips for Form I-924As. Director Colucci stated that in the previous year, 29 Regional Centers failed to file Form I-924A which resulted in an issuance of NOIITs to those centers. In fact, Director Colucci stated that 24 NOITTs were issued to Regional Centers because they failed to demonstrate how they were promoting economic growth as stipulated in the regulations. Furthermore, Director Colucci stated that inactive regional centers should also submit a statement with their Form I-924A explaining why their regional center was inactive this past year. Additionally, Director Colucci advised that the statement should also include how the Regional Center has previously promoted economic growth and development.

There is no filing fee associated with filing the I-924A, and it should be filed with USCIS at the California Service Center. Regional Centers should meet with counsel to discuss how to properly file their annual I-924A with sufficient supporting evidence to show that the regional is promoting economic growth.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Need EB-5 funding for Energy Projects? Join us in Dallas

October 22, 2014
Dallas, Texas

Artisan Business Group (llinois) and Seidler Oil & Gas LP (Texas) are to host the 2014 China-US Energy and Natural Resources Investment Conference in Dallas, Texas on October 22, 2014. A good number of investment firms and executives from China are expected to attend the one day EB-5 investment conference where US energy, oil and gas drilling, and mining executives will be exploring investment capital and JV partnership opportunities with its’ Chinese counterparts.

The one-day investment conference will focus on how to attract foreign investment into the US energy and natural resources industry. Expert speakers from the energy and natural resources industry and international capital markets will share their experience of how to facilitate private investment from China. The US energy and natural resource industry is one of the fastest growing opportunities in the world and Chinese investment companies and individual investors see the opportunities for future cooperation. The United States will become the top oil produced in the world by 2015 according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA also predicts the US will be able to meet nearly all of its energy needs from domestic sources by 2035. The 2014 China-US Energy and Natural Resources Investment Conference is open to professionals from the energy and natural resources industry, private equity, investment banking, mergers & acquisition lawyers, investment & security attorneys, and international wealth markets.

Speakers and Panelists

  • Ms. Aijun Cheng, Director, Seidler Oil and Gas LP
  • Mr. Wei Long, Partner, Energy Invest & Consulting LLC
  • Dr. Jerry Jieyuan Zhang, COO, DFG Energy Company, LLC
  • Mr.Tom Tong, Attorney, Int'l Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Mr. Johnny Chang, Director, Westlead Capital Group
  • Mr. Ted Hong, Partner, Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP
  • Mr. Brian Su, CEO, Artisan Business Group, Inc.
  • Dr. Scott Barnhart, President, Barnhart Economic Services, LLC

    Register online at http://2014oil.eventbrite.com or call 217-899-6661

Friday, September 26, 2014

ABG hosts inbound education agents


Artisan Business Group is hosting inbound education agents from China.  Each year thousands of Chinese students are enrolled in US colleges and universities with assistance of overseas education agents in China.  Many of them eventually became EB-5 investors. For more information about marketing EB-5 projects in China, contact us at artisanbusiness@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chinese emigration agents gather in Chicago

Over 30 emigration agents, EB-5 regional center executives, project developers, tax advisors, immigration attorneys from Chinese immigration industry came together in Chicago for a one day close door discussion on recent developments in EB-5 industry. The event is hosted by Artisan Business Group and attended by Chinese immigration professionals from China, the US and Canada.  For more information about EB-5 program, contact us at 217-899-6661 or email artisanbusiness@gmail.com

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Report from China: US registered broker/dealer vs Chinese emigration agents

We have been talking to many Chinese emigration agents on the topic of US registered broker/dealer in the EB-5 capital raising process.  The majority of emigration agents in China lack of understanding on how US based broker/dealer function in Chinese market since these registered US dealer/brokers are not allowed to directly recruit investors in China.  In the Chinese market, licensed and bonded emigration service companies are the main source for EB-5 project representation and marketing, US dealer/broker is not registered with the Chinese exit/entry authority.  Investors are also skeptical about the role of US broker/dealer since they are unfamiliar with the industry. In addition, fees that is charged and collected by US registered dealer/broker may drive the cost up and prevent more US developers from utilizing EB-5 program. To learn more about EB-5 project marketing in China, contact us at artisanbusiness@gmai.com.