Agenda Overview

The official agenda will feature the SelectUSA Investment Academy, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and networking events.

SelectUSA Investment Summit

June 21-22, 2018
The 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit will feature a variety of topics and speakers on the main stage and in breakout sessions over the course of two days. The main stage will showcase high-profile CEOs, senior executives, and U.S. government leaders, who set the tone for business and investment policies and trends in the United States. Breakout sessions will feature insights from state and local leaders, government officials, industry leaders, and other experts with knowledge into key investment trends.

SelectUSA Investment Academy

June 20, 2018
Note: SelectUSA Investment Academy Sessions are Closed Press

The SelectUSA Investment Academy is included in the main conference fee. Participants gain valuable insight into foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction strategies, practical and concrete information on how to invest and grow in the United States, and details on the latest economic trends and resources.

We welcome suggestions from the community on what topics and agenda items to address. If you are interested in contributing to the Investment Academy agenda, click on the link below to learn more.

Spinoff Events

Outside of June 20 – 22, 2018
We encourage all SelectUSA Summit participants to extend their stay in the United States and travel to a variety of local communities to connect with economic developers, business leaders, and local experts while exploring promising investment opportunities in some of the most dynamic industries in the United States.

If your community is interested in hosting potential investors before or after the Summit, click below to learn more and to submit a proposal.

Collateral Events

June 20-22, 2018
The SelectUSA Summit “State & Local Night” Reception and other private receptions will offer ample opportunity to network. Any event held during the SelectUSA Summit in the Washington, D.C. area and hosted by an outside group with the support of SelectUSA is considered a SelectUSA Summit Collateral Event.

If you are interested in hosting a reception or networking event on the margins of the Summit, and would like to advertise that event with SelectUSA’s assistance, please submit your event below for consideration.

Simultaneous Interpretation

  • Plenary/General Session – SelectUSA will provide simultaneous interpretation for all plenary/main stage sessions in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • Other Languages – Based on demand, SelectUSA will consider offering interpretation services in other languages as well.
  • Breakout Sessions & Matchmaking – There will be no interpretation provided for the breakout sessions, the Investment Academy, or matchmaking meetings.
  • Personal Interpreter – Applicants may bring their own personal interpreter but the interpreter must apply, register, and pay to attend. Interpreters will have access to all events which will enables them to accompany their executive during the Summit.