SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit. The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit is scheduled for October 31st and November 1, 2013. This may be the biggest meeting ever to increase economic development in the United States (Who would have thought that the United States would have come to this since back in 1980, when it was an economic powerhouse?). Let us hope this summit is genuinely trying to increase the US economy and jobs and not a Trojan horse, where the real reason for the summit is multi-national corporations trying to continuing to outsource U.S. jobs or trying to pass the dreaded Trans-Pacific Partnership Pact. (See my link on the TPP and why it is bad for America.) Update: this Economic Summit has just sold out.
What is the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit?
The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit is a first-of-its-kind, national-level engagement intended to connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels. The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit is being hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and SelectUSA, as part of a U.S. government-wide initiative to promote direct investment in the United States.
Why You Should Attend?
The inaugural SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit will be an unprecedented two-day event focused on investment in the United States. The Summit will bring together top-level corporate executives and investors from the U.S. and around the world, economic development organizations and representatives from across the country, senior White House and Administration officials, subject matter experts and service providers. Participants will benefit from unique networking opportunities; one-on-one meetings; moderated panels; discussions on the latest information on all aspects of investment; and, available resources in the U.S.
Speakers List for the Conference
The main speakers will be Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce; Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury; Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; And on November 1st, John Kerry, Secretary of State.