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2022 SelectUSA Investment announces prominent speaker lineup

WASHINGTON, USA – The US Department of Commerce and SelectUSA, on Wednesday, announced the lineup of global executives, business leaders and US government representatives who will address participants at the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit from June 26-29 in the Washington, DC area.

Hosted by US Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, notable speakers presenting at the conference include Cabinet members, US governors, thought leaders and C-suite executives from US and global companies.

US government representatives joining Secretary Raimondo include cabinet members Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. Also confirmed to attend are Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi, among others.

“The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the perfect venue to show the world that the United States is open for business,” said Secretary Raimondo. “For 10 years and counting, the US has ranked as the top destination for global companies to invest, thanks to a highly skilled workforce and business environment underpinned by values of freedom, equity, and fair competition. I am looking forward to joining a cohort of gifted public and private sector leaders as they strike important deals across all 50 US states and territories.”

Confirmed speakers include:  

  • Norsk Hydro CEO & President Hilde Merete Aasheim
  • Siemens Energy AG President and CEO Dr Christian Bruch
  • Softbank International CEO Michel Combes
  • Aurubis CEO Roland Harings
  • VinFast Global CEO and Vingroup Vice Chairwoman Madame Le Thi Thu Thuy
  • The Manufacturing Institute President Carolyn Lee
  • Bombardier President and CEO Éric Martel
  • SK Group Vice Chairman Jeong Joon Yu

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. More than 50 international markets have already registered for this year’s event. The Investment Summit has directly generated more than $59 billion in new US investment projects, supporting over 50,000 jobs across the United States and its territories.

Historically, the Investment Summit attracts more than 1,200 business investors from approximately 70 international markets who join economic development organizations (EDOs) from almost all US states and territories.

The United States has been ranked as the top destination for foreign investment for the tenth consecutive year by the Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council. This confidence ranking in the US business climate has persisted due to the direct result of the United States’ attractiveness to companies through events like the Investment Summit despite the uncertainty left behind by the pandemic.

A full list of confirmed speakers and the current agenda for the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit is available online.



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