2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Announces Speaker Lineup
Includes White House Senior Officials, U.S. Cabinet, U.S. Governors, and Prominent Private Sector Leaders
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce and SelectUSA announced the lineup of global executives, business leaders and U.S. government representatives who will address participants at the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit from May 1-4 in the Washington, D.C. area.
Hosted by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, notable speakers presenting at the conference include White House Senior officials, Cabinet members, U.S. governors, thought leaders and C-suite executives from U.S. and global companies.
“For over a decade, the U.S. has ranked as the top destination for international companies to set down roots and achieve their expansion goals,” said Secretary Raimondo. “The United States’ diverse landscapes, vast resources, skilled workforce, and spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship are just a few of the reasons why investors choose to settle here. I look forward to another SelectUSA Investment Summit, focused on celebrating our FDI accomplishments, deals across all 56 states, territories, and District of Columbia, and the exchange of knowledge between public and private sector leaders.”
U.S. Government representatives joining Secretary Raimondo include Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, White House National Economic Council Director Dr. Lael Brainard, White House CHIPS Coordinator Dr. Aaron Chatterji, White House Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, and President and Chair of the Export–Import Bank of the United States, Reta Jo Lewis.
Also confirmed to attend are governors from the following states and territories:
- American Samoa Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga
- Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs
- Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Governor Arnold Palacios
- Delaware Governor John Carney
- Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero
- Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
- Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
- Massachusetts Governor Maura Healy
- Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
- Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi
- U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan
The SelectUSA Investment Summit will be a platform for never-before released announcements by foreign investors, detailing their investment and expansion plans in the United States.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Anish Shah, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra
- Revathi Advaithi, CEO, Flex
- Megan Myungwon Lee, Chairwoman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America
- Andrea Albright, Executive Vice President for Sourcing, Walmart
- Kelvin Huang, President North America, Delta Electronics
- Wayne A. I. Frederick, President, Howard University
The United States has been ranked as the top destination for foreign direct investment for the eleventh consecutive year according to Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council’s 2023 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. More than 70 international markets have registered for this year’s event. The Investment Summit has directly generated more than $80 billion in new U.S. investment projects, supporting over 61,000 jobs across the United States and its territories. Historically, the Investment Summit attracts more than 1,200 business investors from approximately 75 international markets who join economic development organizations (EDOs) from almost all U.S. states and territories.
A full list of confirmed speakers and the current agenda for the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit is available online at www.selectusasummit.us.
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ABOUT SELECTUSA: Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, SelectUSA promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investors. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system; and find solutions to issues related to the federal government. For more information, visit www.trade.gov/selectusa.