2018 Spinoff Events and Collateral Events

2018 SelectUSA Invesment Summit Spinoff Events

SelectUSA is partnering with economic development organizations (EDOs) across the United States to plan and promote Summit Spinoff events. These events will take place either directly before or after the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit in dozens of U.S. locations. We encourage all visiting foreign business delegations to extend their stay in the United States and connect directly with business leaders and local experts while exploring promising investment opportunities.

Extend your stay in the United States and hit the road, make new connections, and participate in spinoff events with some of the most dynamic and compelling states, cities, and regions across the United States. The U.S. market provides unique avenues to grow your business globally, and we are excited to showcase the opportunities available. These spinoff events will help you take the next step in your growth strategy – turning exploration into action.

SelectUSA Summit Spinoff Events Hosted in your State, City, or Region.

SelectUSA is eager to work with economic development communities to plan and promote spinoff events to attract SelectUSA Summit participants to your state, city, or region. The dates of the SelectUSA Summit (June 20-22, 2018) allow for spinoff events to take place the week of June 25-29, 2018 with ample travel time during the weekend in-between (June 23-24, 2018). We will be actively encouraging all international SelectUSA Summit participants to extend their stay in the United States and connect directly with business leaders, and local experts while exploring promising investment opportunities in your communities.

To our economic development partners: We encourage you to mobilize your teams and local networks to plan a program to attract SelectUSA Summit delegations to visit your region. SelectUSA and U.S. Export Assistance Centers across the country are prepared to work with you to plan and implement spinoff events to showcase the tremendous investment opportunities in the U.S. market.

To our visiting business delegations: We encourage you to extend your stay in the United States and hit the road, make new connections and participate in spinoff events with some of the most dynamic and compelling states, cities, and regions across the United States. The U.S. market provides unique avenues to grow your business globally, and we are excited to showcase the opportunities available. These spinoff events will help you take the next step in your growth strategy – turning exploration into action.

Spinoff Event Calendar Submissions Will Require the Following Information:

  • Event Title
  • Location, Date & Time of Event
  • Brief Event Description
  • Language Support (if available)
  • Market & Industry Preferences
  • Event Flyers or Regional Information (optional)

Collateral Events – at the Gaylord or in the Surrounding Area During the Summit

SelectUSA and the Department of Commerce will highlight investment promotion events surrounding the Summit via the Collateral Events Calendar. Any event held during the SelectUSA Summit in Washington, D.C. and hosted by another group with the support of SelectUSA is considered a SelectUSA Summit Collateral Event. The SelectUSA Summit Collateral Events Calendar will help drive investors to your onsite collateral events, such as receptions, roundtables and, networking sessions.

A Summit collateral event should seek to attract the existing Summit audience and should occur during June 20-22 in the Washington, D.C. area, but does not need to occur onsite at the Gaylord to be showcased on the calendar. All events submitted will have the option to be viewable by all Summit attendees regardless of the audience selected. Hosts can control participant lists by including detailed RSVP instructions.

If you need to request event space, you may also use the link below to request rooms onsite or at neighboring venues for various events, including:

  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners
  • Luncheons
  • Receptions
  • Roundtables
  • Meet & Greets

Note that space is limited and requests are not considered final until you have received official notice from SelectUSA event staff.