Select LA Postponed Until September 17, 2020
Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,
Due to the emergence of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a State of Emergency has been declared by both the State of California and the City of Los Angeles. The health and safety of our attendees and communities is of the utmost importance to the World Trade Center Los Angeles. Following the guidance and recommendations from our elected officials, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Select LA Investment Summit until September 17, 2020.
Given the strong interests in our program, WTCLA will be hosting a webinar on May 28, 2020, the original date of Select LA, where we will present the new findings from the 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Report and other key trade and investment information. We will share the content and details of the webinar program in the coming weeks.
We are grateful for your support and understanding given this extraordinary situation. We look forward to sharing more information during our webinar event on May 28, 2020 and at the 2020 Select LA Investment Summit on September 17, 2020.
Los Angeles is home to United States’ largest county economy, with an annual GDP of over $707 billion. With 88 fantastic cities and over 100 unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County ,investment opportunities here are unrivaled throughout the nation. In fact, FDI Cities Magazine ranked Los Angeles 5th in the world for return on foreign investment. More than 18 million consumers live in the five counties that make up the Greater Los Angeles Region, establishing the area as one of the United States’ largest and most attractive marketplaces for every business type. Over 10,300 foreign- owned enterprises have already selected Southern California as their U.S. landing pad, with more selecting Los Angeles each week.
As international companies enter a new market, they often struggle to find the right local partners to integrate into this complex region. The needs of international companies are unique, and a holistic strategy must be carefully developed to navigate business channels and discover the right opportunity in Los Angeles. This is the essence of the Select LA Investment Summit. Select LA provides international and local companies with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with actionable insights that can guide key business decisions.
Through matchmaking technology and over four hours of networking, Select LA offers the perfect environment to create and foster new relationships with individuals who are responsible for turning a conversation into an investment opportunity. Just as important as a connection is understanding the local processes and protocol to ensure successful transactions, which is why we gather state and local government officials in addition to private businesses.
The World Trade Center Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation are delighted to jointly host the summit, presenting an array of opportunities to match international investors with local partners, such as table exhibits, one-on-one interactions, plenary panels and breakout sessions led by local and international executives.
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