Past Event

2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit
When: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:00 - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 19:30

The Summit is the highest-profile event that promotes foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, others working to facilitate investment in the United States, and high-level government officials. Participants can find the practical tools, information and connections they need to move investments forward. The high-profile speaking program, Exhibition Hall, and other activities take place June 20-21, 2016 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

Canadian Networking Reception - Sunday, June 19, 2016
Hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Canada in Partnership with AmCham Canada)   

Reception Sponsors:  

For information about the Canada Reception, contact:

Who should attend the Summit?

  • Investors, including representatives of international and domestic businesses of all sizes, that are seeking to establish or expand operations in the United States
  • Representatives of U.S. economic development organizations
  • Officials from U.S. state and local governments
  • Advisors, specialists, companies, chambers of commerce, and associations facilitating direct investment into the United States

Investors: Why should you attend the Summit?

If you are thinking about establishing or expanding operations in the United States, then the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money.

The United States is a land of diverse opportunities; our consumer market, our workers, our technology, and our resources are vast and varied. This diversity means there are opportunities for nearly every company – from start-ups to medium-sized enterprises to multinationals. The SelectUSA Investment Summit aims to provide unprecedented access to these opportunities – all under one roof. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with economic development professionals, service providers, and government leaders
  • through our robust online matchmaking program to get the tools and information you need to make a smart investment in the United States;
  • Learn more about how, where, and why to invest in the United States; and
  • Hear about resources and incentives directly from federal, state, and local officials.

How much does it cost to attend and what is included?

The Summit program takes place June 20-21, 2016 and costs $725. The Summit fee includes access to high-level plenary and breakout panel sessions, use of a robust matchmaking system, an Exhibition Hall filled with economic development officials from across the United States, breakfast and lunch each day, coffee breaks, and an opening network reception on June 20th. 

The Summit begins on June 19th with an optional add-on Summit Academy that addresses the basics of investing in the United States and attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). The Summit Academy takes place on June 19, 2016 for an additional fee of $150. The Academy presents the basics of investing and includes a post-Academy networking reception for all attendees. For more information on the Academy, click here.

How do I apply?

Space at the Summit is limited. All applications are reviewed for completeness, accuracy, and to ensure that admission will not adversely impact U.S. interests. Each application is considered within the context of the overall balance of attendees with respect to the source market and participant type, such as investor, economic development organization, domestic and foreign government representatives, media, academia, and service providers.

For complete conference program information, see:  Agenda

To apply, visit:  SelectUSA Investment Summit 2016
*For service provider companies, when registering we strongly recommend to select “International firm” as type of company. 

Be part of the Canadian Delegation!

For more information, contact:  

Bojan Opsenica
Investment Specialist, U.S. Consulate General Toronto
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration  
T. 416-595-5412 x221

See what happened at the 2015 SelectUSA Investment 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. More than 2,000 participants were welcomed to Washington, DC from more than 70 international markets, including companies and business associations as well as economic development organizations (EDOs) from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The event was filled to capacity. 

Visit the 2015 Summit Events page to view photos and videos from the event.