Panel 1

Title: Select USA

Topic: Promoting Investment and Trade in the U.S.

Moderator: Sławomir Majman, President of the Board, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency


Myron Brilliant, Senior Vice President for International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Zbigniew Inglot
, President of the Management Board, Inglot
Marek Kłoczko, Secretary General, Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG)
Joel Montgomery, Director of International Expansion to Europe, Endeavor
Chris Oldknow, European Policy Director, Microsoft
Steve Olson, Executive Director, SelectUSA, Senior Adviser to the Secretary U.S. Department of Commerce
Paweł Pietrasieński, Counsel Minister, Head of WPHI, Polish Embassy in the U.S.
Artur Waliszewski, Regional Business Director for CEE, Google Poland

Key issues:
The United States is the world's largest FDI recipient. The U.S. has launched a new effort through the Select USA program to encourage more foreign direct investment in the United States and to promote trade. The transatlantic relationship is strong ? the U.S. and the EU remain each others most important markets. The U.S. and EU are each others primary source and destination for FDI, helping to generate $5 trillion in annual commercial sales and employing 15 million workers on both sides of the Atlantic. Poland's GDP growth over the past five years is creating opportunities for increased Polish investment in the U.S. however most outbound investment from Polish companies flows to other EU or CIS nations. This panel will discuss effective strategies employed by successful Polish investors in the U.S., and programs available to Polish companies to help them invest in the U.S.