SelectUSA Investment Summit
June 19-21, 2016
Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
The 2016 Investment Summit will be held June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “The Innovation Advantage” and will feature investment opportunities from every corner of the United States for global investors. High-profile business and government leaders will share their insights on the latest innovations and trends.
Participants will include international and domestic companies of all sizes seeking to establish or expand operations in the United States. Economic developers from across the state, regional and local levels will also be there, ready to facilitate and spark business investment.
The Summit will include an exhibition hall where U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) can host individual or joint booths, displaying the advantages of their locations and connecting with international investors. Participants will also be able submit topic and speaker proposals for the SelectUSA Academy, a pre-Summit orientation that covers the fundamentals of investing and promoting investment in the United States.
What Happened at the 2015 Summit?
By all accounts, the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit hosted by President Barack Obama on March 23-24 was a tremendous success for the United States and the entrepreneurs who invest in our communities.
We welcomed close to 2,600 participants to Washington this March from more than 70 international markets, including companies and business associations, as well as EDOs from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Global CEOs and other business leaders representing major international firms such as BMW, Google, Nissan, Sony, and many more joined entrepreneurs at the Summit who have successfully grown their startups and SMEs in the United States.
Participants of our last Summit announced approximately $3.6 billion in new U.S. investments, supporting an estimated 7,779 U.S. jobs, according to data compiled by fDi Markets through September 2015.