Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the Inaugural SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit hosted by President Obama and the U.S. Department of Commerce on November 1, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Secretary Kerry will speak about how there’s nowhere better to invest than the United States, and how those investments benefit companies and citizens around the world.
The first-ever Summit will bring together 1,200 attendees from nearly 60 countries; economic development officials from 47 states, the District of Columbia and three United States territories; cabinet officials; and some of the world’s top CEOs to discuss the advantages of investing in America and the importance of foreign direct investment as a source of job creation and economic growth in the United States. Summit participants will connect with local, state and regional economic development organizations and local, state and federal agency officials to learn more about the U.S. as a business destination, the specific cities and states that match their business needs and the government resources that can help them find the most suitable location.
Secretary Kerry’s remarks will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The remarks will be open to the press and streamed live on www.commerce.gov. Media who wish to attend should register here https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e88b0sxb81231444&oseq=&c=&ch=
Pre set for video cameras and still photographers: 6:30 a.m. from the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel.
Final access time for journalists: 7:30 a.m. from the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel.
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).
For further information, please contact the Department of State Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.