Ivanka Trump will hold a “fireside conversation” with Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), at CES 2020 in January, according to a document obtained bymedia CNET. CES organiser CTA has not publicly announced the conversation with Ivanka.
CES is one of the world’s most influential consumer electronics shows, with the latest products from Companies Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple to be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in January. Ivanka Trump played an important role in the White House’s technology promotion, announcing a worker technology skills program with Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a roundtable in October and accompanying President Donald Trump during a visit to the Apple plant in November.
It is not clear what Ivanka will discuss with Shapiro at CES, but according to records obtained by CNET, the conversation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8 at 3 p.m. local time.
CTA did not respond to a request for comment. The White House declined to comment.
CES also uploaded a placeholder URL for the keynote speech on Thursday night, including a live stream of “Ivanka Trump.” The code on the page marks the live stream as “All CES 2020 video content.” However, after the article was published, the page was deleted.
Ivanka will not be the only government official to appear at CES: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has been announced as one of the speakers for the CES 2020 keynote address. She delivered a keynote speech in 2019. Ivanka Trump has been a key figure in the Trump administration’s management technology, joining discussions with executives at Microsoft, Google and IBM, and joining Apple CEO Tim Cook on the advisory board.
In the past, Shapiro has spoken out against the Trump administration’s trade war with China, arguing that tariff rates are hurting U.S. chipmakers and the country’s 5G launch. Shapiro said in August that tariffs on China were the “worst economic blunder” since 1930. “Instead of making America great again, the president is using tariffs to make a major economic mistake again,” Shapiro said in an August statement. “
During Donald Trump’s 2015 and 2016 campaigns, Shapiro also directly opposed real estate developers. In a Media post on July 24, 2015, 38 days after Trump announced his candidacy for president, Shapiro wrote, “Any respect for Donald Trump has disappeared.” “
Shapiro made the comments after Trump’s comments on immigration and the service of Senator John McCain.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m not going to hold a meeting or visit any of Trump’s properties, or even watch any Of Trump’s TV shows until he drops out of the presidential race and apologizes to the people he defamed,” Shapiro said in an email. The CTA president also wrote other blog posts about Donald Trump, including a blog post he posted in 2016: “America and the Republican Party are bigger than Trump.” We can and should do better. “
In 2017, Shapiro wrote an interview for American audiences, calling Ivanka Trump “the business-savvy feminist we need in the White House.” CTA also joins the White House’s “Commitment to American Workers,” which aims to add about 392,000 new training opportunities for U.S. workers by 2024.
“We thank CTA and all the members who today have taken this step by signing the White House commitment to American workers,” Trump said in a statement in May. “