Past Event

Breakfast, Network, and Learn
When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 07:30 - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 09:00

The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, Peel Halton Niagara Chapter, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, is pleased to invite you to the upcoming event called: “Breakfast, network, and learn“.

Guest Speakers for the event are:

Jingping (JP) Lai
Treaty Trader/Investor Unit, Chief
U.S. Consulate General Toronto

“Treaty Trader & Treaty Investor (E-1/E-2) Visas.  E-1/E-2 visas are a powerful, often-overlooked tool for entrepreneurs that can citizens of treaty nations to quickly start-up qualifying businesses in the United States; assuming all the documentation is in order, these visas, which carry a work permit for the start-up, can be issued in just two weeks, from start to finish.  Requirements and benefits which this visa category has for potential investors”.


JP has been with the U.S. State Department for nearly five years now, three of them handling visa and investment related issues.  He has served in Washington DC, Malaysia, and is now in Canada.  In Toronto, JP is the Non-Immigrant Investment Visa (also known as E-Visas) Unit Chief, and is the primary person responsible for interviewing all of Toronto’s E-Visa applicants.

Matthew L. Stentz
Homeland Security Investigations, Attaché

“Overview of Department of Homeland Security Programs with a specific focus on stopping the trafficking in intellectual property”

In June of 2012, Attaché Matthew Stentz began his current assignment as the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Attaché Ottawa where he has operational and programmatic oversight over all HSI activities in the country.

Attaché Stentz has been with HSI for 17 years and has been posted in California, Washington, and Washington, D.C. During that time, Attaché Stentz has investigated and supervised investigations in to narcotics smuggling, money laundering, bank fraud, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, cybercrimes, customs fraud, transnational gangs, the unlawful international movement of strategic technology, intellectual property rights, and terrorist financing.  Attaché Stentz is an honors graduate of the Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and has done graduate work at the University of San Diego and Michigan State University.

Cost: $30

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Hosted by
AmCham Peel-Halton-Niagara