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2019 AILA/GMS Annual Global Immigration Forum

June 17– 18, 2019
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlandoâ„¢, Orlando, Florida, USA

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Presented 6/17/19—6/18/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 2 Days
Format In-Person Event

Hot global immigration topics in the tropics: This conference, presented in partnership by AILA National and the AILA Global Migration Section, will address the latest global immigration 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. Panels will address global immigration challenges, trends and best practices, and for the first time this year, the conference will include a special track on Global Mobility Practice Management. Consular officers from several jurisdictions will be presenting, and attendees will also have a variety of networking opportunities to allow them to connect with fellow immigration practitioners from around the globe.

As the GMS Conference Committee wants to make your stay in Orlando with your international colleagues even more enjoyable, we have planned some extra events to make sure there’s plenty of quality time to be spent together. We have put together the following it’s not only a fun-filled schedule including:

  • On Sunday afternoon and evening we will be kicking off with a fun early Casual Sunday Dinner at Vivo Italian Kitchen, which is located on a walking distance of the conference hotel and directly afterwards a visit to the Blue Man Group Show. Registration for both the dinner and show are now closed.
  • This year's Networking Dinner will take place on Monday, June 17, at the world renowned BiCE Ristorante, at the beautiful Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, overlooking the Harbor Piazza. There we will first enjoy a cocktail reception on the terrace after which we will go inside for a wonderful 4 course dinner. Registration for the Networking Dinner is now closed.
  • The post-conference Cocktail Reception provides an opportunity to network with fellow global practitioners. Hosted at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, the event is presented free of charge to those who register in advance, courtesy of CMB.

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Government and press may be restricted from attending select sessions, please reference the final program for more information regarding “closed” sessions. “Closed” sessions will not be recorded.
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(After 05/13/19)
AILA Members $595 $695
AILA Members' Paralegal* $595 $695
AILA Law Student Members $395 $495
AILA Nonprofit Members $445 $545
Nonmember Attorneys $705 $795
Nonmember Law Students $495 $595
Government $615 $715
Nonprofit Attorneys $615 $715
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Online registration ends June 13, 2019. After this date, onsite registration will be available.

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando™ 6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819

AILA Room Rate: $222 Single/Double + applicable taxes

Universal Express Unlimited™ pass* (with the purchase of a park admission ticket) at Universal Orlando Resort™ theme parks are included in the group rate, along with other Universal Orlando™ benefits. A value of $129 per person per day.

Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from 06/11/2019 through 06/23/2019 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date: Monday, May 6, 2019**

**Hotel reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms at the AILA rate will sell out before the deadline, so we advise you to make your reservation as early as possible. AILA will not be able to get additional rooms at the AILA rate after the AILA block of rooms fills up.

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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando
6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819

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