SelectUSA Upcoming Events
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We have many exciting events for investors, economic development organizations (EDOs), service providers, and more in 2022 & 2023! Click on the tabs below to check out what’s happening on a monthly basis.
If you have questions, please send an email to our SelectUSA Program and Events experts.
INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT SERIES: HEALTHTECH
DECEMBER 7, 2022
TIME: 10:30 - 11:45 AM ET
International Businesses interested in investing in the United States are invited to join the SelectUSA Industry Spotlight HealthTech webinar.
“HealthTech” incorporates many components from both the health sector and the information and communication technologies sector. Given the breadth of this industry, this webinar will focus specifically on two of the most important portions of health tech: medical devices and biopharmaceutical development.
This session will begin with an overview of federal resources available to companies interested in entering the health tech sector in the United States. The Washington State Department of Commerce will then give a short presentation on Washington state as a destination for health tech investment, including the advantages and resources they offer. The session will then close with testimonials from companies in the health tech field that have been successful in the United States. They will describe their experiences doing business in the United States and provide insights into the status of the industry.
Please come and join us on December 7th at 10:30 am EST!
MEET WITH SELECTUSA AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)
JANUARY 5 - 8, 2023
SelectUSA will be back in Las Vegas January 5th through 8th for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Eureka Park at booth #61401! Executive Director Jasjit Singh will also be on site to engage with stakeholders along with other members of the SelectUSA team. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting or come visit the booth to learn more about SelectUSA services, programs and upcoming events. We look forward to connecting with you in Las Vegas.
UNDERSTANDING THE U.S. ACCELERATOR LANDSCAPE
JANUARY 26, 2023
TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
TIME: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
You are invited to join SelectUSA’s upcoming webinar on Understanding the U.S. Accelerator Landscape. This may be of particular interest to international start-ups interested in expanding or establishing operations in the United States.
The United States is home to many accelerators and other organizations that support startups in establishing operations around the country, and there are opportunities for companies that are new to the U.S. market to engage with them. This webinar will focus on providing an overview of the current U.S. accelerator landscape and the other organizations that complement their support with additional resources, funding, and services.
This session will begin with an overview of federal resources available to companies interested in establishing or expanding operations in the United States. Sarah Cole, author of a report SelectUSA will release in conjunction with this webinar titled Accelerating Support for Startups in the United States, will then give a short presentation on how accelerators are currently supporting start-ups across the United States. The session will close with an open Q&A session.
REGISTER FOR WEBINAR - 11:30 AM ET
REGISTER FOR WEBINAR - 9:00 PM ET
MEETING OF THE U.S. INVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (IAC)
FEBRUARY 14, 2023
1:30 PM ET
Join us virtually on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 1:30 PM– 3:00 PM ET for the 2nd meeting of the 2022-2024 IAC Term
The U.S. IAC advises the Secretary of Commerce on the development and implementation of strategies and programs to attract and retain foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. This meeting is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending must register in advance. For more information, please refer to the Federal Register Notice.
To register to attend the upcoming IAC meeting, please email SUSAOutreach@trade.gov.
2023 INTERBATTERY CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION SHOW
MARCH 15 - 17, 2023
SelectUSA Korea invites four to six U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) to participate in the INTERBATTERY 2023, Korea’s leading battery conference and exhibition show.
As the demand for rechargeable batteries grows, so has INTERBATTERY. Since the first show in 2013, INTERBATTERY has grown 30% every year and this year the event organizers expect over 1500 exhibit booths, representatives from over 500 global companies and more than 50,000 visitors to attend. The show will include a conference, exhibition, company presentation, business matchmaking sessions, and a networking reception.
South Korean companies are leaders in the rechargeable battery sector, accounting for 44 % of the global rechargeable battery market. Hosted by Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE), Korea Battery Industry Association, and COEX, INTERBATTERY 2023 is a great opportunity to meet with growing EV battery companies.
SELECT FLORIDA: Experience Florida’s High Tech Corridor & Advanced Manufacturing Hubs
APRIL 26 - 27, 2023
Industry: Information and Communication Technology, MedTech
REGISTRATION COMING SOON
Florida welcomes SelectUSA 2023 visitors to the sunshine state for a tour of Central Florida’s high-tech corridor and advanced manufacturing hub. Companies in the tech or advanced manufacturing sectors interested in Central Florida are encouraged to visit to learn more about the innovation legacy being created here. The tour will showcase technological opportunities in aerospace, simulation, MedTech, and entertainment alongside high-tech manufacturing opportunities in photonics and the semiconductor cluster. As a top state for innovation and education, you will learn about our highly skilled workforce and current opportunities for new business ventures in the region.
DISCOVER THE BORDERPLEX: EL PASO, TX, AND SOUTHERN NM Spinoff Event
April 26 - 28, 2023
Industry: Automotive, Distribution and Logistics, Food and Beverage
Discover the Borderplex to witness El Paso’s vibrant downtown and industrial boom as well as Southern New Mexico’s rich history and culture. Our region currently sits as the 5th largest manufacturing hub in all North America, and this sector continues to maintain its longevity through advancements in research and training at our universities/colleges. In this event, viewing our award-winning desert sunsets while enjoying city activities isn’t the only thing you’ll want to do here. Our public and private sector leaders are ready to connect, and our community partners will help you learn ways on how your company can thrive in our accessible and friendly business climate.
AUTOMOTIVE, ENERGY, AEROSPACE & DEFENSE: South Texas Border Region Spinoff Event
April 27, 2023
Industry: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Energy
Brownsville, TX offers opportunities for investment for both national and international investors and corporations. We are located on the southernmost tip of Texas, where the Rio Grande River meets the Gulf of Mexico, right next to our sister city, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation is the economic development arm of the City of Brownsville. This SelectUSA Spinoff event will explore the automotive industry, which has been a historically strong sector in the South Texas border region. Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to Ford, GM, Toyota, Tesla, and more are located in the area due to its strategic location and robust transportation system. A location in Brownsville allows for companies to supply large OEMs in the US and Mexico. Access to reliable and affordable energy is a global need.
SELECT LA: Spinoff Event
APRIL 27, 2023
Industry: Energy, Environmental and Technology, Healthcare, Information and Communication Technology, MedTech
Los Angeles is home to the United States’ largest county economy with an annual GDP of over $707 billion, and a gross metropolitan economy of over $1 trillion, making it the third largest in the world. With 88 fantastic cities and over 100 unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County, investment opportunities here are unrivaled throughout the nation. In fact, FDI Cities Magazine ranked Los Angeles 5th in the world for return on foreign investment.
The World Trade Center Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation are delighted to jointly host this spinoff event, presenting an array of opportunities to match international investors with local partners, such as table exhibits, one-on-one interactions, plenary panels and breakout sessions led by local and international executives.
SELECT GREATER RICHMOND, VIRGINIA FOR BIOTECH, MANUFACTURING, AND FINANCIAL SERVICES: Spinoff Event
APRIL 27 - 28, 2023
Industry: Biotechnology, Equipment and Machinery, Financial Services/Financial Technology
The Greater Richmond Partnership invites you to visit Richmond, Virginia, April 27-28, immediately before the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Join us to learn how our diverse industry sectors – including advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, and fintech – create a business environment that provides opportunities for growth. Our two-day event will allow visiting executives to expand their knowledge of the region, meet with business leaders, and receive one-on-one consultations from experts.
SEMICONDUCTOR & EV/AV ECOSYSTEM EXPLORATION: Greater Phoenix Spinoff Mission
April 27-28, 2023
Industry: Information and Communication Technology
As one of the fastest-growing markets in the nation, Greater Phoenix has shown resilience through collaboration and innovation – developing a region strengthened by legacy and emerging industries and unapologetically positioning itself as a top global destination for semiconductor and electric/autonomous vehicle manufacturing.
In partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service and SelectUSA, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council invites semiconductor and electric/autonomous industry executives to learn about the opportunity Greater Phoenix presents to businesses across the globe looking to scale and expand operations in a leading U.S. market.
SELECT GREAT FALLS MONTANA FOR YOUR U.S. LOCATION: A SelectUSA Spinoff Event
APRIL 27, 2023
Learn why Great Falls Montana should be your point of entry into the US market. Great Falls Montana cost of doing business is just 87% of the national average - an immediate saving of 13% to you! Great Falls Montana cost of living is just 92% of the national average so your team can enjoy a higher standard of living. Great Falls Montana has a very stable government in Montana with a track record of having some of the lowest taxes in the US. We also have less regulatory burdens. Great Falls Montana is on the CanMex corridor, an interstate that runs from Northern Canada all the way down to Mexico. We have East/West rail lines to ports and are an excellent choice for serving the wester US and Canada as well as Central US and Canada. Don’t take our word for it, join us so you can hear from other executives why they are glad they selected Great Falls Montana!
INNOVATION MARYLAND: SelectUSA Spinoff Tour
APRIL 27 - 28, 2023
Industry: Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technology
The Maryland Innovation Spinoff Tour will be a two-day event for companies in the innovation space, with a special focus on Biohealth and Information and Communication Technology companies. Day 1 will highlight the assets Maryland has to offer all international companies, with a seminar on available resources, tours of our first-in-the-world Global Gateway Soft Landing program partner incubators, and an intimate welcome reception designed to connect visiting companies directly with industry and government officials. Day 2 will include a series of meetings and visits with prominent companies and government institutions, promoting the wealth of assets that make Maryland a global leader in science and technology. The final agenda will be customized based on specific sectors and participant interests. Companies may also work with us directly to arrange one-on-one site visits in Maryland before and after the SelectUSA Summit.
GREATER SEATTLE, UNCOMMON THINKERS WELCOME: Spinoff Event
APRIL 27 - 28, 2023
Industry: Aerospace and Defense, Information and Communication Technology
Greater Seattle is home to the two largest cloud computing companies in the world (Amazon + Microsoft), and the largest aerospace supply chain in the United States, due in large part to Boeing’s more than 100-year history in the region. It is also committed to being 100% reliant on non-carbon emitting energy by 2045, which is fostering radically new ideas in energy production and storage technologies, grid management and alternative energy supplies. Join us in the “Emerald City” for the SelectUSA Seattle Spinoff where we will catalyze these unique strengths to focus on aerospace, maritime, and the intersection of IoT and sustainability across our key industries. If you are driven by new ideas, we hope you will join us.
2023 SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT
May 1 - 4, 2023
National Harbor, MD
THE HIGHEST-PROFILE EVENT IN THE U.S. DEDICATED TO PROMOTING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI)
The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the top event in the United States for FDI promotion, connecting investors, companies, economic development organizations (EDOs) and industry experts to seize every opportunity available to make investment deals happen through U.S. investment.
The 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit returns to National Harbor, Maryland from May 1-4, 2023 to establish new connections and opportunities to grow through investing in the U.S.
SOUTH CAROLINA AUTOMOTIVE EXPERIENCE: Spinoff Event
MAY 5 - 6, 2023
Join us for a two-day visit to the Palmetto State, which is home to Volvo, Mercedes Vans, Honda ATV, Michelin and BMW’s North American headquarters. The schedule of events will include networking opportunities with local industry and business leaders, a full-day program on doing business in the U.S. and why South Carolina is an excellent location for automotive suppliers. Also included will be an exciting tour of BMW’s largest manufacturing facility in the world. Guests will enjoy the Greenville experience and see why the city has been ranked as one of the top destinations to live, work and play in the U.S.
Registration Instructions: Interested participants must register for this Spinoff event by emailing email@example.com.
THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY: Spinoff Event
MAY 8 - 9, 2023
Industry: Biotechnology, FoodTech, MedTech
Hear about how life sciences have grown to an industry that creates more than $160billion in economic impact, employs more than 170,000 people while supporting more than 400,000 jobs in the region.
POWER-CA (PARTNERS FOR OCEAN, WIND AND ENERGY RENEWABLES IN CALIFORNIA): Spinoff Event
MAY 10 - 12, 2023
Experience Humboldt County, i.e., California’s famous “lost coast”, for this exciting event. Humboldt County was recently part of the first-ever federal auction to build massive wind farms off California’s coastline. The auction — the first on the West Coast —netted bids exceeding $331 million US dollars for Humboldt, and included two wind development areas located 20 miles off Humboldt’s shore. This event will focus on opportunities which are expected to culminate as a result of the nation’s first commercial-scale floating wind turbine project off California’s coast.
At this event, participants will hear from (and meet) industry experts, federal & state agencies, and local leaders to discuss opportunities related to offshore wind, aquaculture, and marine & environmental technology development. Participants will also be able to engage with the Humboldt’s business community, and also local agencies, to learn about workforce and supply chain opportunities for these and other projects which are developing in Humboldt County. This event will be held event at the historic Scotia Lodge, a boutique hotel located at the northern entrance to Avenue of the Giants and Redwood State Park.