Commerce Secretary Gary Locke visited the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today, where he delivered remarks on the
Obama administrationâ€™s efforts to foster innovation and the Presidentâ€™s
National Export Initiative (NEI), which seeks to double U.S. exports by
2015, supporting several million American jobs.
also discussed Commerceâ€™s International Buyer Program (IBP), a key
component of the Departmentâ€™s export promotion effort. The IBP matches
international buyers with U.S. companies that want to export. The
Program recruited 34 delegations, consisting of 700 delegates from key
markets such as China, Brazil, Vietnam, and Indonesia, to this yearâ€™s
show â€“ an increase of over 30 percent from the 2010 show.
the CES, Locke also visited the booths of some small- and medium-sized
businesses that have increased their sales to foreign markets with the
help of the Commerce Department.
CES is an annual event hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association,
the preeminent trade association that represents more than 2,000
businesses to promote growth in the consumer technology industry. This
yearâ€™s CES has more than 2,500 small- and medium-sized businesses
showcasing their products and services, as well as presentations by key
industry leaders, such as Microsoft, Ford and Verizon. Remarks