Past Event

2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit
When: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 00:00 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 00:00

About the 2017 SelectUSA Summit
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.

When and where?  June 18 – 20, 2017
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland 
(Located minutes from Downtown Washington DC)

Canadian Networking Reception - Sunday, June 18, 2017
Hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Canada in Partnership with AmCham Canada

Reception sponsors: 
For information about the Canada Reception, contact:

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

Who should attend?

Representatives from the following organizations will greatly benefit from attending the SelectUSA Summit:

  • Investors, including representative 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
  • Representatives from U.S. state and local governments
  • Advisors, service providers, companies, chambers of commerce, and associations facilitating direct investment into the United States

Why attend?


The SelectUSA Investment Summit is a time-saving mechanism for investors who are thinking about establishing or expanding operations in the United States. The Summit is the most cost-efficient and time-efficient means to accomplish the following tasks: 

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

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 provides unprecedented access to these opportunities – all under one roof.

Economic Development Organizations (EDOs)

The Summit is the primary event where U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) can meet over 1,000 investors who are seeking to locate their business operations within the United States. Take advantage of these opportunities:

  • Networking – Connect with other economic developers, service providers, and government officials who may share tools and information to help you attract more jobs locally; and
  • Matchmaking – Set up meetings with investors through our online matchmaking program.
  • Education – Learn about the latest trends and issues, as well as resources to help you more effectively reach investors.
  • Promotion – Showcase the advantages that your location has to offer in the Exhibition Hall.

How to Register/Apply
Demand to attend is high and space is limited. Those who wish to attend must submit an application. Applications will be accepted based on the overall balance of attendees with respect to the source market and participant type.

Attendee Information & the Application Process
*For service provider companies, when registering we strongly recommend to select “International firm” as type of company. 

For complete conference program information, see:  Agenda

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 .