Global Business Leaders to Attend 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Monday, May 22, 2017
U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce and SelectUSA announced an impressive lineup of global executives and business leaders that will address participants at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Speakers include executives from U.S. and global companies including Accenture, BMW, GE, General Motors, and Oracle.

“We are excited to welcome this stellar group of international business leaders to share their experience and expertise with the more than 2,000 international investors, U.S. economic development teams, U.S. and state government representatives, and thought leaders,” said SelectUSA Executive Director Fred Volcansek, Sr. “The message is clear – companies of all sizes and lines of business can succeed in our pro-growth environment. I look forward to the business discussions that will occur both on and off stage at the Summit.”

Confirmed speakers include:

Mary T. Barra, Chairman & CEO, General Motors;
Safra A. Catz, CEO, Oracle;
Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE;
Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs, UPS;
Rich Lesser, President & CEO, Boston Consulting Company;
Judith F. “Judy” Marks, CEO, Siemens USA;
Julie Sweet, Group Chief Executive, North America, Accenture; and
Ludwig Willisch, President, CEO & Chairman, BMW (US) Holding Corp.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. EDOs to facilitate business investment in the United States. To date, representatives from 48 U.S. states and territories and 42 international markets have already registered for the Summit.
The previous three Summits attracted thousands of international investors, with the 2016 Summit alone attracting more than 2,600 total attendees, including investors from 70 markets, EDOs from 52 U.S. states and territories, and 22 chiefs of mission. Past Summit participants have announced more than $20.6 billion in new investment projects in the United States.

The Dominican Republic has sent an impressive delegation of business leaders to the SelectUSA Investment Summit since its inception and this year’s delegation is shaping up well.  Past Dominican participants have used this opportunity to make important business connections and learn more about investing in the United States.
The United States is currently home to more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other country in the world, with a total stock of $3.1 trillion at the end of 2015. FDI supports more than 12 million direct and indirect U.S. jobs, and is responsible for more than one-quarter of all U.S. goods exports ($425 billion).

A full list of speakers, the current agenda, and application information for the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit is available online at

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