National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting


StageXchange is set to backbone one of the feature sessions at the upcoming National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting in Providence utilizing its Foreign Direct Investment Platform.

StageXchange will be facilitating cooperation between foreign entities like the Bank of China and the 28 governors in attendance via its Economic Development Organization (EDO) Spotlight  and its private event marketplace. The NGA summer meeting is sure to gain national attention with guests like Vice President Mike Pence, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Elon Musk.  The Summer Meeting in Providence will be held July 13-15, 2017.

“NGA is excited that StageXchange will help our attendees stay informed 
about who will be present at the session and facilitate connections both 
during and after the event. States will be able to add relevant information 
about their economies, projects, incentives, contacts, etc. and companies 
will be able likewise to add important details about their operations.”

- Max Maydanchik
  Office of Communications & Strategic Planning, NGA


With the current shifting national discourse, both domestic and international organizations are looking to States to lead a dialogue on trade. Following the discussion panels will be an organized “Around The World” networking session brought to you by StageXchange, which will allow these groups to connect.

  • Governors (via EDO Spotlight), will be able to highlight the unique opportunities their State offers in the context of macroeconomic data.  Additionally, EDO Spotlight makes it easier for foreign investors to connect to economic development leaders and trade representatives.governors.png
  • Foreign Entities (via Digital Deal Book), looking to expand into new US markets will be able to to share confidential details about their firm’s expansion plans and unique needs directly with attending governors along with key economic development agencies.  
  • NGA (via Event Marketplace), will look to bring these stakeholders together to discuss how they can collaborate at the subnational level on trade.  


Opening Remarks (5 minutes)

o Governor Terry McAuliffe

Session 1 (45 minutes)

o Governor Terry McAuliffe
o Governor Brian Sandoval
o Governor Gina Raimondo
o Governor Doug Ducey
o Moderated by Edward Alden, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

Case Study (5 minutes)

o Juan Ciscomani, Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs, Governor Doug Ducey

Session 2 (40 minutes)

o Foreign CEO Panel
o Moderated by Edward Alden, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

“Around the World” Networking Session (90 minutes)

o Provide CEOs, foreign delegations, and trade representatives an organized opportunity to connect with one another.
o NGA staff can reserve meeting room space throughout the remainder of the conference.


Post Event Update:

We are so grateful for the wonderful opportunity to have had participated in the National Governors Association Summer Meeting 2017. The event was a great success! Check out some photos from the event:

National Governors Association Summer Meeting Intro

National Governors Association Meeting 2017 Panel Discussion

National Governors Association Summer Meeting 2017

Investment Conference, economic development, NGA, international trade

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