Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 17, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Secretary will address the benefits of expanding foreign direct investment for communities both at home and abroad. He will also speak about the vital importance of developing strong economic and commercial ties across the globe as part of the State Department’s work to deepen diplomatic relationships, advance our nation’s interests, and uphold universal values worldwide.

Secretary Kerry’s remarks will conclude the two-day SelectUSA Summit. The Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama and the Department of Commerce as part of the Administration’s SelectUSA Initiative, will bring together more than 2,000 people from nearly 70 markets, including investors from all over the world, economic development organizations from across the country, high-level local, state, and federal government officials, and others working to facilitate investment in the United States. More than 20 Chiefs of Mission will personally lead delegations to the Summit. ‎

The event will be open to registered press. Secretary Kerry’s remarks will be streamed live on Follow @StateDept, @EconEngage, and @SelectUSA using the hashtag #SelectUSASummit.


Pre-set time for video cameras and still photographers: 11:45 a.m. from the T Street (Terrace Level) Entrance of the Washington Hilton Hotel.‎

Final access time for journalists: 12:15 p.m. from the T Street (Terrace Level) Entrance of the Washington Hilton Hotel.

Media must register at Please follow up your completed registration by sending an e-mail with your full name and outlet at to help expedite the process. Registration will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 20.

Registered media should check in at the Summit to receive credentials.

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 or Lorri Crowley at or 202-482-3809.