As an exhibitor and sponsor of the third Annual SelectUSA Summit (June 19-21, 2016) IIUSA is proud to represent the EB-5 industry at an event with the sole focus of delivering foreign direct investment (FDI) to communities around the country.
The 2015 Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama, welcomed close to 2,600 participants to Washington 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 the 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.
SelectUSA Summit Academy-Sunday June 19th
The SelectUSA Academy takes place Sunday, June 19th from 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. at the Washington Hilton.
The SelectUSA Academy is an optional pre-Summit orientation for participants from companies, state and local governments, and economic development organizations (EDOs) who want to make the most out of the SelectUSA Summit. The sessions included in the SelectUSA Academy review the basics of investing in the United States at a level of detail that are not covered during the main portion of the Summit. The SelectUSA Academy is divided into two tracks. The Investor and EDO tracks include concrete information and practical tips on topics such as regulations and investment incentives, investor visas, and analytical tools to better understand current foreign direct investment (FDI) and reshoring trends.
- The Investor Track is particularly useful for investors who are new to the U.S. market. Participants in this track gain concrete information and practical tips on how to invest and grow in the United States and what to expect along the way.
- The EDO Track is tailored to state and local governments and economic development organizations (EDOs). Participants in this track gain valuable insight into foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction strategies and the latest economic trends and resources.
Registration is Now Open for the 2016 Summit
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.
Join IIUSA is representing the EB-5 Program at this year’s summit.