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The SelectUSA Investment Summit: Where Business Potential Meets Business Opportunity

June 10 – 12, 2019
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

The SelectUSA Investment Summit promotes the United States as the world’s premier investment destination and connects qualified foreign firms with U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment and job creation.

About the Summit

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. It connects qualified foreign firms directly with U.S. economic development organizations to facilitate business investment and job creation. Each Investment Summit focuses on the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities.

The Investment Summit draws high-caliber attendees to help you make connections and get started on business deals, including:

  • Economic development organizations on site to share business location intelligence
  • Pre-vetted potential investors actively seeking business opportunities in the United States
  • Relevant service providers that can help investment possibilities become realities
  • C-Suite executives and government officials who can discuss the latest policy and business trends

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As an Investor, why Attend?

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is a time-saving mechanism for investors who are thinking about establishing or expanding operations in the United States.

The Summit is the most cost-efficient and time-efficient means to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Networking - Set up meetings with economic development professionals, service providers, and government leaders through our robust online matchmaking program to meet the right people and make a smart investment in the United States.
  • Education - Learn more about how, where, and why to invest in the United States.
  • Access to Resources - Hear about innovative resources and incentives directly from federal, state, and local officials.

The United States is a land of diverse opportunities; our consumer market, our workers, our technology, and our resources are vast and varied. This diversity means there are opportunities for nearly every company from start-ups to medium-sized enterprises to multinationals. The SelectUSA Investment Summit provides unprecedented access to these opportunities all under one roof.

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Agenda Overview

The official agenda will feature the SelectUSA Investment Academy, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and networking events.

SelectUSA Investment Summit
June 10-12, 2019

The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit will feature a variety of topics and speakers on the main stage and in breakout sessions over the course of two days. The main stage will showcase high-profile CEOs, senior executives, and U.S. government leaders, who set the tone for business and investment policies and trends in the United States. Breakout sessions will feature insights from state and local leaders, government officials, industry leaders, and other experts with knowledge into key investment trends.

SelectUSA Investment Academy
June 10, 2019

Note:
SelectUSA Investment Academy Sessions are Closed to Press

The SelectUSA Investment Academy is designed specifically for investors and economic development organization (EDO) representatives who want to make the most out of the Investment Summit. Participants gain valuable, first-hand insight into the U.S. investment environment through focused, thematic sessions in which expert practitioners from a variety of investment-related fields share practical tools, strategies, and actionable information. 

Companies considering their first investment in the United States gain information on various stages of the investment process. EDOs seeking information on resources and best practices for FDI attraction hear from industry and government experts.

Spinoff Events

Outside of June 10 – 12, 2019
We encourage all SelectUSA Summit participants to extend their stay in the United States and travel to a variety of local communities to connect with economic developers, business leaders, and local experts while exploring promising investment opportunities in some of the most dynamic industries in the United States.

Collateral Events
June 10-12, 2019

The SelectUSA Investment Summit “State & Local Night” Reception and other private receptions offer ample opportunity to network. Any event held during the SelectUSA Summit in the Washington, D.C. area and hosted by an outside group with the support of SelectUSA is considered a SelectUSA Summit Collateral Event.

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SelectUSA Tech Spotlight at the Summit

Be part of the startup spotlight and start your entrepreneurial journey in the United States. Early-stage and startup tech companies from across the world will have the opportunity to pitch their products and designs over lunch on Monday June 10th in the Columbia Ballroom at the Washington Hilton. View the SelectUSA Tech Spotlight flyer for details.

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Matchmaking

Matchmaking is one of the most valuable and integral parts of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. It facilitates interactions and connections between investors and economic developers, giving all participants the ability to initiate new business relationships and build on existing ones.

The Investment Summit matchmaking tool provides a digital platform for attendees from international companies to search for participating economic development organizations, government agencies, service providers, and other event sponsors. By setting up meetings with key participants in advance of the Investment Summit, attendees can make the most of their time and accomplish months’ worth of networking in a few days.

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Cost to Attend

Regular Rate US$975

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How to Apply

Registration is now open for the 2019 Summit.

Demand to attend is high and space is limited. Those who wish to attend must submit an application. Qualified applications will be accepted based on the overall balance of attendees with respect to the source market and participant type.

Sign up for updates and be among the first to know the latest information on the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit.

Contact Information:

Gus.FranklynBute@trade.gov

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