Ambassador Edward McMullen today announced he is recruiting companies to join the Swiss and Liechtenstein business delegation to the 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit, which will take place June 1-3, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The Investment Summit promotes the U.S. as a premier investment destination and connects qualified foreign firms with U.S. economic development organizations to facilitate business investment and job creation. Last year, Ambassador McMullen led a delegation of 48 Swiss company executives, the second largest European delegation, to the Summit with great success.
The Investment Summit has historically provided many returns for Swiss and Liechtenstein business investors. Past Investment Summit participants from Switzerland and Liechtenstein have announced more than $968 million in new investment projects in the United States. Swiss energy and commodities group Mercuria summed up the impact of their participation:
“After attending the SelectUSA investment Summit, Mercuria expanded its investment portfolio in the United States. We further increased our American geographical footprint to expand energy infrastructure in numerous states, fostering American export potential.” – Matthew Lauer, Global Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Mercuria
If you would like to know more about Swiss investment in the United States, have a look at this fact sheet.
The 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit will also focus on startup tech companies from across the world, who will have the opportunity to exhibit their products. Companies will be able to apply to give a 15-minute pitch in front of a panel of judges made up of venture capitalists and corporate investors. Additional information may be found here: SelectUSA Tech Startup Showcase Application.
Our Embassy’s Investment Specialist, Mr. Sandor Galambos, (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +41 31 357 72 37) will be pleased to answer any questions about the Summit. Learn more about the Investment Summit and how to apply here: www.selectusasummit.us.
About SelectUSA and Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
The United States is currently home to more foreign direct investment than any other country in the world, with a total stock of more than $4.3 trillion at the end of 2018. The previous six Summits have attracted thousands of international investors and economic development representatives, bringing more than $32.5 billion in new investment projects to the United States.
Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, SelectUSA promotes and facilitates business investment in 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.selectusa.gov.