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UPCOMING EVENTS
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EVENTS HAPPENING IN 2023 - 2024

We have many exciting events for investor companies, economic development organizations (EDOs), service providers, and more in 2023 & 2024! 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.

CONTACT PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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2024 SELECTUSA BRAZIL ROADSHOW

JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 6, 2024

LOCATIONS:

  • RIO DE JANEIRO
  • PORTO ALEGRE
  • FLORIANOPOLIS
  • SAO PAULO

Brazil is the largest source of FDI to the U.S. from South America. With over $ 46 billion in stocks of FDI in the U.S., U.S. affiliates of Brazilian companies support over 97 thousand jobs in the U.S. In total, the 4 stops chosen for this roadshow represent 52% of the Brazilian national GDP, and are also home for 82% of the source of Brazilian FDI going to the U.S. Each of these cities present unique opportunities for FDI attraction as they have the largest clusters, and major players within strategic industries targeted by SelectUSA.

Space is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. EDOs can register by emailing Andre.Leal@trade.gov.

For questions and registration:
SelectUSA Brazil Team
U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo, Brazil
E: Office.SaoPaulo@trade.gov  
T: +55 (11) 3250-5443

REGISTER FOR ROADSHOW

USA UPDATE: DOING BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES

JANUARY 29, 2024
Commercial Service Netherlands

The U.S. Commercial Service Netherlands is organizing a FDI promotion event focusing on Doing Business in the United States at the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands on Monday, January 29, 2024, 2:00 - 5:30 pm. 

We are once again teaming up with loyal partners including Rabobank, TABS, and Wuersch & Gering to host the 10th version of the “USA Update”. The event will be opened by the U.S. Ambassador and will be followed by several speakers discussing business opportunities in the United States. We expect to have approximately 80 Dutch attendees across sectors.

Participation & Registration 

CS Netherlands would like to offer U.S. state Economic Development Organizations the opportunity to participate in this milestone event which would provide each participating EDO a tabletop booth during the networking reception and a special mention during the plenary remarks at the event. We will mention your presence in the pre-event communication, and you will be allowed to bring a banner and promotion material.  The program agenda will provide plenty of time for networking between participating companies and EDO representatives. The total participation fee for each EDO will be $500. 

We have a limited number of spaces available for EDO participants and we ask that you please confirm your participation by requesting a participation agreement and submitting the $500 participation payment by Friday, January 12 2024. Spaces for EDO’s will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If you have any questions and are interested in participating, please contact: philip.hammerstein@trade.gov.

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MEETING OF THE U.S. INVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (IAC)

FEBRUARY 8, 2024
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET

The fifth meeting of the 2022-2024 IAC term will take place virtually on Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET. The 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.

2024 SELECTUSA SOUTH AFRICA ROADSHOW

FEBRUARY 12 – 16, 2024
Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg  

South Africa is the largest source of FDI to the U.S. from Africa. With over $5.3 billion in stock of FDI in the United States, U.S. affiliates of South Africa companies support over 7,000 jobs in the United States. The three cities chosen present unique opportunities for FDI attraction as they have the largest business clusters and cover a wide range of industries.

Space is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. EDOs and sponsors can register by emailing michael.muth@trade.gov.

For questions and company registration, please email lonje.mwendera@trade.gov

2024 SELECTUSA NEW ZEALAND ROADSHOW

FEBRUARY 14 - 15, 2024 - AUCKLAND AND CHRISTCHURCH
APRIL 8, 2024 - WELLINGTON

The United States is a leading choice for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from New Zealand.  The total 2022 FDI from New Zealand to the United States was US$3.1 billion.  The top six industry investment sectors from New Zealand into the United States are:  

  • Software and IT services

  • Plastics

  • Communications

  • Transportation

  • Business Services 

  • Industrial Equipment

Held in conjunction with the local Invest USA Committee, our 2024 three-city New Zealand roadshow program focuses on how SelectUSA can support international investors, advice on Consular issues and an opportunity to hear personal experiences from a panel of business speakers.  U.S. Economic Development Organizations are welcome to join our event and of course we welcome New Zealand companies to attend.  For questions and reservations, please contact:

SelectUSA New Zealand
U.S. Commercial Service, New Zealand
Email: Janet.Coulthart@trade.gov
Phone: 64 (4) 462 - 6002

FEBRUARY “KNOW BEFORE YOU GO” CALL 

FEBRUARY 14, 2024

Join us for our upcoming 2024 SelectUSA Investment Summit February conference call! The upcoming “Know Before You Go” call will cover important updates for the Investment Summit and help you and your team to maximize your involvement. These informational calls help U.S. EDOs prepare for the event and include Q&A sessions. Sign up for this opportunity to plan your strategy for the 2024 Investment Summit!  

The recommended audience for the call is: U.S. EDOs who plan to attend the 2024 SelectUSA Investment Summit. 

*Please note that registration for this call will close after 1pm ET on February 14th. Please email us at SUSAEvents@trade.gov for assistance. 

REGISTER FOR CALL

BEA’S GOT YOUR NUMBER: AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT STATISTICS

FEBRUARY 27, 2024

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will provide an overview of the international statistics they produce related to foreign direct investment. BEA experts will explain common terms and their definitions, the five relevant data publications, and provide an understanding of how to access the data on BEA’s website. 

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SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SEMINAR: EXPAND AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES

FEBRUARY 28, 2024
LISBON, PORTUGAL

The U.S. Commercial Service in Portugal will lead a half day program for foreign businesses and state economic development organizations in Lisbon on Wednesday, February 28. The event will discuss potential opportunities for companies in Portugal to expand their business in the United States.  It will also enable Portuguese companies to connect with U.S. economic development organizations. The program will include four panels which will each feature a max of four EDOs. The sessions will focus on disruptive technologies in attracting foreign direct investment, practical advice on investing in the United States, supporting mechanisms for doing business in the U.S. market and synergies between the Portuguese tech ecosystem and the United States. The event will include a networking lunch with speakers, partners, and attendees. There will be a strong focus on Portuguese tech companies. 

Space for EDO participation is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information please email:pedro.ferreira@trade.gov

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SELECTUSA MEXICO CONFERENCE

MARCH 12 - 14, 2024

The SelectUSA Mexico Conference is set to become a must-attend event for U.S. economic developers seeking to attract Mexican investments. This comprehensive event includes a conference program tailored for investors, one-on-one meetings facilitating connections between EDOs and companies, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Our Mexico Conference will include a third day dedicated to our SelectUSA Tech program, when we will provide targeted training sessions for selected tech industry startups, concluding with pitching competitions.

Space is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. For more information please email: Clarissa.Bonillas@trade.gov (one-to-one info sessions available upon request).

REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE

2024 SELECTUSA FRANCE ROADSHOW

MARCH 12 - 15, 2024
Toulouse, Montpellier, Nice

France is the 5th largest source of FDI to the U.S. With over $360.2 billion in cumulative FDI in the United States.  French affiliates support over 741,000 jobs in the United States.

The three cities chosen present unique opportunities for FDI attraction as they have significant business clusters in Aerospace, Biotech, ICT, Marine-tech, Environmental Technologies, and others. 

Space is limited and will be awarded on a competitive basis, additional program and application information will be forthcoming. However, EDOs and sponsors that are interested or have questions should immediately email stephanie.rothman@trade.gov and rafael.patino@trade.gov

SELECTUSA TECH HUB WEBINAR SERIES: ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY

MARCH 14, 2024
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

SelectUSA invites international companies to join this webinar to learn more about Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs, or Tech Hubs, in the energy and sustainability industries from around the United States. Tech Hub speakers will discuss their work in the clean and renewable energy, offshore wind, sustainability, and batteries industries.

The Tech Hubs Program aims to strengthen U.S. economic and national security with investments in regions across the country with assets and resources with the potential to become globally competitive in the technologies and industries of the future—and for those industries, companies, and the good jobs they create, to start, grow, and remain in the United States.

The Tech Hubs Program brings together diverse public, private, and academic partners into collaborative consortia focused on driving inclusive regional growth. With their existing innovation assets as a foundation, these Tech Hubs will build the workforce of the future; enable businesses to start and scale; and deploy and deliver critical and emerging technologies.

  • SC Nexus for Advanced Resilient Energy Tech Hub  
    • Speaker: Fearn Gupton, Regional Innovation Officer, SC NEXUS
  • South Florida Climate Resilience Tech Hub 
    • Speaker: Francesca de Quesada Covey, Regional Innovation Officer, South Florida Climate Resilience Tech Hub
  • Gulf Louisiana Offshore Wind (GLOW) Propeller Tech Hub 
    • Speaker: Brad Ives, Regional Innovation Officer, GLOW Propeller Tech Hub
  • New Energy New York (NENY) Battery Tech Hub 
    • Speaker: Per Stromhaug, Regional Innovation Officer, NENY Battery Tech Hub  
  • Nevada Lithium Batteries and Other EV Material Loop Tech Hub  
    • Speakers: Jeff Sutich, Executive Director, Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) and Tatjana Vukovic, Deputy Executive Director, NNDA

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ITALY SELECTUSA ROADSHOW

MARCH 19 - 21, 2024
Milan and Padua

The Commercial Service Italy team will lead a two-city SelectUSA roadshow to Milan and Padua, March 19-21st, 2024. The roadshow will provide programming to help Italian firms understand the opportunities for expanding to the United States and will connect them with U.S. economic development organizations. This comprehensive event includes a conference program tailored for investors, one-on-one meetings facilitating connections between EDOs and companies, and invaluable networking opportunities.

For more information, please contact: andrea.rosa@trade.gov

SELECTUSA TECH HUB WEBINAR SERIES: BIOTECHNOLOGY - DRUGS AND DEVICES

MARCH 21, 2024
10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

SelectUSA invites international companies to join this webinar to learn more about Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs, or Tech Hubs, in the biotechnology industry from around the United States. Tech Hub speakers will discuss their work in the biopharmaceutical, biologics and medical device manufacturing and cells, organ, and tissue biofabrication.

The Tech Hubs Program aims to strengthen U.S. economic and national security with investments in regions across the country with assets and resources with the potential to become globally competitive in the technologies and industries of the future—and for those industries, companies, and the good jobs they create, to start, grow, and remain in the United States.

The Tech Hubs Program brings together diverse public, private, and academic partners into collaborative consortia focused on driving inclusive regional growth. With their existing innovation assets as a foundation, these Tech Hubs will build the workforce of the future; enable businesses to start and scale; and deploy and deliver critical and emerging technologies.

  • PRBio Tech Hub Consortium Tech Hub  
    • Speaker: David L. Gulley, Executive Director, Technology Transfer Office Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust
  • ReGen Valley Tech Hub 
    • Speaker: Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute 
  • Heartland BioWorks Tech Hub   
    • Speaker: Mike Bolinder, Senior Vice President, External Engagement & Chief Innovation Officer, BioCrossroads

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

BELGIUM SELECTUSA BUILDING BRIDGES EVENT

MARCH 27, 2024
Brussels

The Commercial Service Belgium team will lead a one-day program for foreign businesses and state economic development organizations in Brussels on Wednesday, March 27th. The event will provide programming to help Belgian firms understand the opportunities for expanding to the United States and will connect them with U.S. economic development organizations. For more information, please contact: karel.vantomme@trade.gov

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2024 EUROPEAN MULTI-CITY IRA ROADSHOW

APRIL 3 – 11, 2024

April 3: Oslo
April 4: Copenhagen
April 8: Dusseldorf
April 10: Munich
April 11: Vienna

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is making substantial investments in climate and clean energy solutions through innovative tax incentives, grant programs, and loan guarantees. SelectUSA will partner with the Department of Energy to highlight these unique IRA investment opportunities with five events across five European cities to attract FDI in the U.S. As leaders of the global clean energy economy, European companies can provide the U.S. with cutting-edge technologies and strategic capital.

The European cities hosting the IRA roadshow events will focus on different clean energy sectors. EDOs interested in participating in one or more events must apply to be competitively selected. In early December, SelectUSA will host a webinar to review the agendas of each city’s event and discuss event selection criteria.

For questions and to apply to participate in the IRA Roadshow, please email Laura Johnson at laura.johnson@trade.gov

2024 INVESTMENT-FOCUSED U.S. PAVILION AT E-MOBILITY TAIWAN TRADE SHOW

APRIL 17 - 20, 2024
TAIPEI

Taiwan as an investment partner, is now one of the top 10 fastest-growing sources of FDI in the United States. With over $22.4 billion in stock of FDI in the United States, U.S. affiliates of Taiwan companies support over 22,100 jobs in the United States.

According to the U.S. International Trade Administration, Taiwan holds the position of the 8th largest source of automotive parts imports to the United States, with an import value exceeding $3.5 billion. In light of supply chain disruptions during the pandemic and the recent enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, this trade deficit presents a substantial opportunity to encourage Taiwanese automotive supply chain investment in the U.S.

The U.S. Pavilion is specifically designed to bring together states and regions focusing on the development of their Electric Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle supply chain. To make your booth even more attractive, we highly recommend including procurement representatives—preferably high-ranking decision-makers—from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 & Tier 2 suppliers, and Charging Service Providers. Additionally, the show organizer offers a buyer sponsorship program, further enhancing the appeal of buyers’ participation.

For questions and registration, please email Madison.Yao@trade.gov and Heidi.Chang@trade.gov

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2024 SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT

JUNE 23 - 26, 2024

SelectUSA’s 10th Investment Summit to be held June 23 - 26, 2024, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States, with a focus on the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and creating business opportunities. Drawing more than 4,900 participants in 2023, the Investment Summit facilitates connections between investors, economic developers, and industry experts to seek opportunities available through U.S. investment. Attendees and speakers include senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and industry leaders.

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