Posted at 2:27 PM
Cross-posted from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA)
Blog post by Elena Volkava is an Intern with SelectUSA, a Program within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. She is a Graduate Student Studying International Development at Georgetown University.
With a total foreign direct investment (FDI) stock of $3.1 trillion, the United States is the world’s top destination for business investment. In less than 90 days, the nation’s top FDI event comes back to the Washington, D.C., area, offering insight on the United States’ innovative business climate and featuring investment opportunities from every corner of the country.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit will be held on June 18-20. Have you registered yet?
The Summit brings the diversity of the United States together with serious business investors from around the globe. While there is no shortage of reasons to attend, here are just five:
1. Learn about the U.S. business and investment climate from senior government leaders.
As the nation’s premier FDI event, the Summit provides a platform to hear directly from policymakers at both the state and federal levels and engage with working-level officials.
2. Meet face to face with hundreds of economic development organizations and thousands of potential investors in one place.
By bringing global business and the geographic diversity of the United States together in one place and offering ample booth space and individual meeting rooms, the Summit enables participants to complete weeks of work in a matter of a few days.
3. Connect efficiently: Online and on-site matchmaking make it easy to meet the right people and get the most out of your visit.
Through online matchmaking, longer exhibition hall hours, a meeting room booking system, and a robust collateral events calendar, Summit participants have numerous opportunities to connect and engage.
4. Learn about resources and tools to invest in the United States.
In the U.S. Government Pavilion, participants can directly engage with representatives from SelectUSA and other agencies and learn about federal programs and services – from official economic and demographic statistics to visa and customs procedures, workforce development, supply chain, and research and development programs.
5. Gain new perspectives from top-level executives and industry leaders.
Attracting global visionaries and local experts willing to share their paths to success, participants gain direct insight on how to move forward with a smart investment in the United States.
The Summit is more than a networking opportunity: It’s the must-attend FDI event of the year. We invite you to Grow With US this June.
If you aren’t able to attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit, we are standing by to assist all year. Please visit http://www.SelectUSA.gov or contact us to learn how we can help investors and U.S. economic development organizations with business investments in the United States.