Ivanka Trump announced as keynote speaker for CES 2020

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December 23, 2019 – Ivanka Trump, Advisor to US President Donald Trump, will join the CES 2020 keynote stage for a discussion titled “The Path to the Future of Work.” Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the Consumer Electronics Show will be taking place next year from January 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ms. Trump will take the keynote stage with Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA, on Tuesday, January 7 at 2 PM Pacific Time in the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom. They will discuss employer-led strategies to re-skill workers, create apprenticeships and develop K-12 STEM education programs.

“CES has consistently proven to be one of the most influential technology events in the world and I am excited to join this year for a substantive discussion on how the government is working with private sector leaders to ensure American students and workers are equipped to thrive in the modern, digital economy,” said Ms. Trump.

“As a business leader and entrepreneur, Ivanka Trump is an advocate for creating family-sustaining jobs through workforce development, education and skills training,” said Shapiro. “We welcome her to the CES keynote stage, as she shares her vision for technology’s role in creating and enabling the workforce of the future.”

The CTA states that it is committed to prioritizing the tech sector’s investment in the US workforce through job retraining efforts and apprenticeship programs, including the CTA’s own Apprenticeship Coalition. In 2019, CTA signed the White House’s Pledge to America’s Workers, committing to the creation of nearly 400,000 new worker training opportunities over the next five years.

Ms. Trump joins other confirmed CES keynote speakers including Samsung President and CEO of Consumer Electronics Division Mr. Hyun-Suk Kim; Daimler Chairman Ola Källenius; Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian; NBCUniversal Chairman of Advertising and Partnerships Linda Yaccarino, Quibi CEO Meg Whitman and Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, Salesforce Chairman and co-CEO Marc Benioff and Unilever CEO Alan Jope.

The CES Keynote Schedule will be updated regularly, as additional keynote speakers are announced as the event draws nearer. More than 1,100 speakers are expected to share insights on premiere technologies at CES 2020. Visit the CES Featured Speakers page for more information.

CES 2020 will showcase some of the most transformative technology from across various marketplaces, such as 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, vehicles, digital health and more. Visit CES.tech for all CES updates and information.

Image credit: CES 2020/CTA

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