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Event: SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

Venue: Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Date: October 31st - November 1, 2013

Registration Fee: $395.00 USD

Registration Deadline: Friday, October, 18, 2013

Learn more/register:  http://www.selectusasummit.com/


The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit is a first-of-its-kind, national-level engagement intended to connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels. The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit is being hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and SelectUSA, as part of a U.S. government-wide initiative to promote and facilitate investment in the United States. The Summit will bring together top-level corporate executives and investors from the U.S. and around the world, economic development organizations (EDOs) and representatives from across the country, senior White House and Administration officials, subject matter experts and service providers.

Who Should Attend

  • International and domestic businesses and investors
  • U.S. economic development professionals
  • Representatives from U.S. state and local governments
  • Advisors, specialists and companies serving economic developers

Why You Should Attend

By attending the Summit, you will be able to connect with foreign and domestic investors, senior Administration and U.S. government officials, and state and local officials. In addition, you will learn how to more effectively identify, target, and execute your investment strategy. Attendees will also have access to: 

  • Unique networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings
  • Moderated panels on the latest investment trends and sector analysis
  • Break-out sessions about investment opportunities and programs
  • Information about investment-related resources in the United States
  • Exhibits from U.S. state and local (including regions and cities) EDOs 
  • U.S. government investment resource center with direct access to regulatory, policy and investment experts

Who Will be There

  • Economic Development Organizations in 46 U.S. states and territories, with more than 70 countries represented
  • Keynote speakers from the President’s Administration, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
  • CEO’s and representatives from BMW of North America, WalMart U.S., Bloomberg, Siemens, Dow Chemical, Sasol, Caterpillar, Tsuchiya North America, Blackrock, and many more.

To pre-register or for more information, please visit www.selectusasummit.com or call 202-482-4078. Opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at the Summit are available. 


The United States is a rewarding place to conduct business and there has never been a better time to select the USA. Companies are taking advantage of the benefits the world’s largest economy can offer. The USA offers a competitive business environment encompassing a huge consumer base, highly educated workforce, concrete IT infrastructure, and transparent rule of law.

Recognizing that the competitiveness and job-generating ability of a nation is determined by its desirability as a place for businesses to operate, SelectUSA was created at the federal level to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States. Some of the specific services include:

  • Facilitating investor inquiries
  • Acting as ombudsman for international investors
  • Connecting investors with U.S. States
  • Providing investor education on establishing in the United States

For further information, please check here.

Contact Information:

Potential and current investors are also invited to contact the Commercial Service Office in Korea or the SelectUSA in America representative in Washington, D.C.:

Baik Hee-sook
Commercial/Administrative Assistant
U.S. Commercial Service Korea
U.S. Embassy Seoul
Tel: 82-2-397-4216
Fax: 82-2-739-1628
Email: heesook.baik@trade.gov

Aaron Brickman
Director, SelectUSA
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Tel: 202-482-5199
Fax: 202-482-3643
Email: aaron.brickman@trade.gov