IRVINE, Calif., April 03, 2019 -- The Opportunity Zone Expo is proud to announce Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nevada) as keynote speakers for its upcoming Las Vegas conference, set to be the nation’s largest event in the Opportunity Zone investment industry.

Thousands are expected to attend the expo, scheduled for May 9 and 10 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The event is following the success of the company’s Opportunity Zone Expo in Los Angeles in January, which drew the country’s largest industry attendance.

The Opportunity Zone Expo in Las Vegas also has an impressive lineup of more than 100 speakers from around the country who will share their insight on Opportunity Zones, Qualified Opportunity Funds and related investment and capital-raising topics on interactive panels.

The expo will also reveal who’s who in the industry and recognize the country’s Top 25 Opportunity Zone Influencers in five categories - Attorneys, Fund Managers, CPAs, Developers and Policy Influencers – a list that will be published in the peer-reviewed Opportunity Zone Magazine and released at the event.

Conference attendees include fund managers, attorneys, real estate developers, tax specialists, investment banks, institutional investors and government officials.

“The Opportunity Zone Expo is continuing its track record of providing top speakers and cutting-edge information for the Opportunity Zone community,” said expo founder Ali Jahangiri. “In this exciting frontier of American investment, which boosts local economies and creates jobs, there is so much to learn and explore that is a win-win for everyone involved.”

Headquartered in California, the Opportunity Zone Expo mentors industry leaders about beneficial tax incentives through the government’s new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Specifically created within the act are Opportunity Zones, which are low-income communities that are attractive for investment because they offer tax incentives to investors. There are 8,700 zones in all 50 U.S. states, five territories and Washington, D.C.

Investors to the zones can defer capital gains tax by 10 percent after 5 years, 15 percent after 7 years or pay no tax after 10 years. The law also allows investors to pool their money investment into special Qualified Opportunity Funds.

The last Opportunity Zone Expo, which took place in January in Los Angeles, was a sold-out event with more than 1,000 attendees coming to the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live hotel. California State Treasurer Fiona Ma and former Pennsylvania Congressman Keith Rothfus were keynote speakers alongside Adam Laxalt, former Nevada attorney general. The expo hosted 20 sponsors whose booths filled the Exhibitor Hall and provided information on projects, capital raising and partnerships.

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