Prior to Opportunity Zone Expo hosting their virtual OZ event, JTC Americas caught up with Marie Ekberg Padilla, senior editor of Opportunity Zone Magazine, to learn more about what attendees can expect at their much-anticipated year-end OZ event. Marie also gave us a preview of what Colorado Governor Jared Polis will discuss during his keynote.

What are the biggest takeaways funds can learn and take back to the investors from the event?

By attending the Virtual Opportunity Zone Expo on Nov. 12-13, funds can network with potential investors and other funds that are looking to invest in certain Qualified Opportunity Funds. The online event is a great opportunity for all involved parties to learn how they can benefit each other, in addition to getting the latest info about how QOFs should best be structured and how funds fit into the capital stack.

Why is it important to attend your year-end OZ event?

As businesses are faced with a new normal in a world of COVID-19, this Opportunity Zone Expo gives them an invaluable opportunity to safely network with hundreds of investors and industry professionals across the country. Expo participants include fund managers, attorneys, real estate developers, investors, tax specialists, investment bankers, government officials and service professionals.

This online event can help professionals grow their businesses despite the limitations caused by the pandemic while learning about new trends and regulations in the OZ space from our distinguished panelists. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Attorneys can also take advantage of earning CLE credits from attending the educational panels.

Can you give us a preview of what the event keynote Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the other panelists will share at the event?

Colorado governor Polis will talk about how his state is encouraging the OZ initiative and uses it for increased recovery, expansion and investment. He will also share what the state of Colorado is doing to facilitate the impact of the OZ program.

More than two dozen industry key players will also share the latest about launching your own Qualified Opportunity Fund, how to structure your OZ investment, what role the OZ funds can play in your capital stack and how to get a ROI while making a difference with social impact investing. Participants can also learn about how the coronavirus crises has changed the Opportunity Zone landscape and how the election will impact the industry moving forward.

Don’t miss out on the 2020 Fall Virtual Opportunity Zone Expo on November 12th Register today!