US Ambassador to lead delegation of 50 Brazilian businesspeople to SelectUSA Summit 2016

The largest foreign direct investment event in the USA


The US ambassador in Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, is to lead a delegation of 50 Brazilian businesspeople from various segments at the largest foreign direct investment event in the USA, the SelectUSA Summit 2016, to be held from June 19 to 21, in Washington DC. This year’s event, entitled “The Innovation Advantage,” will highlight the benefits that the environment of innovation offers communities and businesses of all sizes.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Commerce and will be attended by high-ranking US government officials. President Barack Obama will officially open it and will stress his administration’s commitment to attracting new investment and promoting job creation in the USA.  Investors from around the world will have the opportunity to hear first-hand about the best investment opportunities in the country.

“We are happy to see a strong Brazilian representation at the SelectUSA Summit 2016.Brazil is the second-largest economy in the hemisphere and foreign direct investment by Brazilian companies in the USA continues to grow. We will continue to develop our collaboration in trade, investment and innovation, “said Ambassador Ayalde.

Leading companies from around the world, including: Xerox, L’Oreal, Ikea, and Toto, have already confirmed they will attend. The Brazilian delegation will also be represented by large companies, including: Apex Brasil, The Post Office, Embraer, Fras-le, Oxiteno and Sorridents.

About SelectUSA: SelectUSA is a US Department of Commerce program that promotes and facilitates investments in the USA through collaboration between federal government agencies to serve as the main point of contact for foreign investors. SelectUSA helps North American economic development organizations to compete globally with regard to investments by providing information, an international marketing platform and legal support. The program also helps investors find the information necessary for decision making, to connect with the right people at state and municipal levels, to understand the US federal regulatory system, and find solutions offered by the US federal government. For more information: and

For further information on this Press Release, please contact the US Embassy Press Office in Brasília at or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.