The SELECT LA Investment Summit, scheduled to be held June 16-17, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, is Southern California’s largest international trade event that is unparalleled in the region.
The Summit is being hosted jointly by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA).
Held as a prelude to the SelectUSA Investment Summit (June 19-21, 2016) in Washington, D.C., the SELECT LA Summit will bring together global investors with business and governmental leaders from Southern California to facilitate and secure FDI, and gain exclusive insights on market trends and opportunities in the Los Angeles region.
Over 100 international investors who are on their way to SelectUSA are expected to stop over in Los Angeles for this Summit and to learn more about the region, and network with hundreds of local business leaders and companies.
For the record, Los Angeles is home to the United States’ largest county economy, with an annual GDP of over $664 billion. With 88 cities and over 100 unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County, there’s no dearth of investment opportunities. There’s always a steady flow of International firms opening up new operations and their North American Headquarters in the Los Angeles region, accounting for billions of dollars of investment. Over 9,000 foreign-owned enterprises have already selected Southern California as their home in the U.S., and more enter the region every single day.
Furthermore, the more than 18 million consumers that live in the five counties within the Greater Los Angeles Region create a stable and attractive market place for businesses from around the world.
The audience at SELECT LA is made up of over 400 domestic and international business leaders and investors, appointed government officials, C-suite executives, decision makers, along with professionals from the education, finance, media and civic sectors.
Key Features of the 2016 SELECT LA Summit:
FDI Report – A special session at the Summit will be held to release a research report based on an analysis of the impact and trends of Foreign Direct Investment in all six Southern California counties.
International Trade Outlook Report – Presentation of LAEDC/WTCLA’s annual International Trade Outlook Report that delves into the specifics of LA County’s top international trading partners, including a forecast for economic activity related to trade, and an analysis of related employment.
C-SUITE PANELS – Learn from the top companies and executives in Los Angeles regarding investment opportunities and challenges for international investors in 2016 and beyond.
The SELECT LA Summit kicks off with a VIP Reception at Fox Studios on the evening of June 16. The actual Summit agenda begins in the morning June 17 with opening remarks by high-profile federal, state and LA County and City leaders, followed by a plenary session on entertainment and tech investments and their impact on Los Angeles. After the concurrent FDI and ITO report presentations, another plenary session will highlight the insights and opportunities in the Los Angeles real estate market.
In a post-lunch session, officials from Los Angeles World Airports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, and Los Angeles Metro will engage in a discussion on ongoing infrastructure projects totaling billions of dollars in investments. A final panel on foreign investment trends in the region’s tech industry will be followed by a matchmaking session.
What: The SELECT LA Investment Summit (LAEDC/WTCLA)
When: June 16-17, 2016
Where: JW Marriot at LA Live, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015