June 7-11, 2021
NetworkingNetworking is one of the most valuable and integral parts of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. The Investment Summit networking platform facilitates interactions and connections between investors and economic developers, giving all participants the ability to initiate new business relationships and build on existing ones.
The Investment Summit networking tool provides a digital platform for attendees from international companies to set up meetings with participating economic development organizations, government agencies, service providers, and other event sponsors. By setting up meetings with key participants in advance of the Investment Summit, attendees can make the most of their time and accomplish months worth of networking in a few short days on site.
All Investment Summit attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the networking system.
Why Use the Investment Summit Networking System?Connect, network, and keep a record of all your meetings at the Investment Summit.
- Save time with advanced search functions
- Conduct market research
- Connect with our SelectUSA Investment Specialists
- Schedule meetings prior to the event
Note: The platform will have both chat and video call functionalities available. You will also be assigned a table number for when you are meeting on site. More instructions on how to utilize the platform will be distributed when the networking system launches in Spring 2022.
How to Participate in Networking
Step 1: Apply to Attend the Investment SummitAll applicants who are approved to attend the Investment Summit will have access to the networking system. During the application process, questions will be asked to help build your personal and company profiles. You will be asked to confirm your participation in networking at the end of your Investment Summit application.
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to participate in networking, you will need to agree to share your basic details with other participants. Opting out will mean that you will not be searchable in the system and that you cannot connect with other Investment Summit attendees through the system.
Step 2: Review Instructions and Finalize ProfileAll applicants who have already received their approval to attend the Investment Summit will receive networking instructions at that time. Note that the networking system will open in Spring 2022 for participants to begin scheduling meetings. Approved attendees should ensure that the information on their personal profile (and company profile, where applicable) is correct and complete to maximize their experience with the system.
Step 3: Start Scheduling MeetingsThe networking system will enable attendees to identify and meet with potential partners while participating in the Investment Summit. Once participants log into the Investment Summit networking platform and update their profile, they can search for economic development organizations, companies, or service providers who can help move their investment goals forward.
Mobile Application - Launching Spring 2022The networking system can be accessed via web and mobile app, allowing attendees to view and monitor meetings and other programming information.
Only approved attendees and those who opt into the networking, will have access to the networking component of the Investment Summit.