U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced today that registration is now open for SelectUSA’s 10thInvestment Summit to be held June 23 – 26, 2024, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States, with a focus on the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and creating business opportunities. Drawing more than 4,900 participants in 2023, the Investment Summit facilitates connections between investors, economic developers, and industry experts to seek opportunities available through U.S. investment. Attendees and speakers include senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and industry leaders.
“This year we are excited to celebrate the 10th SelectUSA Investment Summit, marking a decade of work by the Commerce Department to provide a platform that encourages foreign direct investment and economic development across the country,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “For 11 years now, the United States has ranked as the top destination for global companies to invest and the SelectUSA Investment Summit has been critical to this success. As we implement President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, the Investment Summit is a key way we can continue to bolster foreign direct investment and new international business partnerships in the U.S.”
The 2024 SelectUSA Investment Summit will offer exciting opportunities for all attendees with programming that will include plenary and academy sessions on key topics in the Biden Administration’s Investing in America agenda, including advanced batteries, Internet for All and U.S. infrastructure, clean energy, critical minerals, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and the CHIPS Act.
Innovation and entrepreneurship will once again be at the forefront of the Investment Summit this year. The SelectUSA Tech program, which connects early-stage and startup technology companies to prospects for advancement in the U.S. market, will allow participants to exhibit their products and services at branded booths with the opportunity to upload a product and service demo video, apply to pitch in front of a panel of judges, participate in workshops and Investment Academy sessions, and other engagement opportunities.
The Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT) Mentorship Network, geared towards international women founders, entrepreneurs, and executives in the technology sector, will see its fourth iteration of programming at the SelectUSA Investment Summit. SGWIT participants will be matched in sessions with an experienced mentor to help them develop a market entry strategy, tailor their product and promotion for success in the U.S. market, gain access to an exclusive networking platform, and hear from successful global founders.
About the SelectUSA Investment Summit
The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings together more than 4,900 participants, including EDO representation from over 50 U.S. states and territories, more than 2,300 business investors representing over 80 international markets, and industry experts providing insight and advice on how to successfully invest in the United States.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit has directly helped generate more than $98 billion in new U.S. investment projects, supporting over 81,000 jobs across the United States and its territories.
The U.S. Department of Commerce-led SelectUSA program promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investor companies. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps business investors find the information they need to make decisions, connect to the right people at the local level, navigate the federal regulatory system, and find solutions to issues related to the federal government.