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Ministers Macron and Lemaire visit CES in Las Vegas (Jan. 6-9)

Ministers Macron and Lemaire visit CES in Las Vegas (Jan. 6-9)

Published on January 5, 2015

Visit by Emmanuel Macron, Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to promote French Tech startups and businesses
Tuesday, January 6 and Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tuesday 6 January

9.30am Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the invitation of Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and CES organiser (Palazzo Ballroom, Level 5, The Venetian)

10am Visit to booths of French businesses, including Parrot, Taz Tag, Avenir Telecom, and startups French Tech Marseille and Supertooth (Las Vegas Convention Center)

12pm Meeting with Brian Krzanick, CEO of Intel, with Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for Digital Affairs (Las Vegas Convention Center, Intel booth)

1.15pm Luncheon with French and American firms (theme: the Internet of Things), with Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for Digital Affairs

4.15pm Visit to booths of French and foreign firms, including Netatmo, Withings, Kolibree, Oledcomm, Giroptic, Mooltibox, Docapost (subsidiary of La Poste), Archos, Myfox, and Sculpteo (Sands
Meeting Room)

5pm Meeting with Jenny Lawton, CEO of MakerBot (Sands Meeting Room, MakerBot booth)

5.30pm Meeting with startup entrepreneurs (Tony Bates, President of GoPro, and Sonny Vu, President and CEO of Misfit Wearables) and international bloggers, at the invitation of Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and CES organiser, and Hubert Joly, CEO of Best Buy with David MONTEAU, Director La French Tech

6.30pm Attend National Venture Capital Association event, with Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for Digital Affairs, and meeting with Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of the NVCA

8.00pm Dinner with American venture capitalists and business leaders as well as a French delegation, with Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for Digital Affairs

Wednesday 7 January

8.30am Meeting with Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and CES organiser, with Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for Digital Affairs

10.30am Official tour of Eureka Park and meeting with French firms, with Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for Digital Affairs (Eureka Park, TBC – Departure from Business France stand)

1.30pm Press luncheon (theme: French Tech), with Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for Digital Affairs and Muriel Pénicaud, Chair of Business France

3pm Meeting with Bill Ruh, Vice President of GE’s Global Software Center

Press contact Emmanuel MACRON Cabinet:
Barbara FRUGIER : Tél. 33 1 53 18 45 13
sec.mein-presse@cabinets.finances.gouv.fr


Visit by Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State with responsibility for Digital Affairs to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas
and to San Francisco

Tuesday 6 January to Friday 9 January 2015

Tuesday 6 January

8.30am Presentation of the CES by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (Palazzo Ballroom, Level 5, The Venetian)

10.15am Meeting with Jenny Lawton, CEO of MakerBot (Las Vegas Convention Center, MakerBot booth)

11am Meeting with Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, with Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs (Las Vegas Convention Center, 3D Systems booth)

12pm Meeting with Brian Krzanick, CEO of Intel, with Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs (Las Vegas Convention Center, Intel booth)

1.15pm Luncheon with French firms (theme: the Internet of Things), with Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs

3pm Meeting with the Honorable Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (Hospitality Suite, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas)

3.30pm Meeting with Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission

6.30pm Attend National Venture Capital Association event, with Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs and meeting with Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of the NVCA

8pm Dinner with American venture capitalists and business leaders as well as a French delegation, with Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs

Wednesday 7 January

8.30am Meeting with Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and organiser of the CES, with Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs

10.30am Official tour of Eureka Park and meeting with French firms, with Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs (Eureka Park, TBC – Departure from Business France stand)

1.30pm Press luncheon (theme: French Tech), with Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs and Muriel Pénicaud, Director-General of Business France

4pm Meeting with Arnold Leung, CEO of Appnovation

5.30pm French Tech Happy Hour – Meeting with innovative French businesses from the delegation (Eureka Park, Ubifrance booth)

6.30pm Leaders in Technology Dinner (Palazzo Ballroom, Level 2, The Venetian)

9pm "Talents Sharing" night organised by Medef (Hotel Flamingo)

Thursday 8 January

10.30am Visit to the Valeo booth and meeting with startups focusing on "connected car" technologies (Valeo booth)

11.30am Meeting with American investors

1.30pm Departure for San Francisco

7.30pm Dinner with key American business leaders (residence of the Consul General)

Friday 9 January

7.30am Press breakfast (Café de la Presse)

9.30am Meeting with Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco (City Hall)

9.45am Meeting with the Mayor’s advisers for tech and digital affairs (City Hall)

11am Meeting with female Silicon Valley business leaders on the theme "Women in Tech" (Stanford University)

12.15pm Luncheon with American investors: institutional venture capitalists, Silicon Valley Bank, influential angel investors

4pm Visit to French Tech Hub and L’Atelier, welcomed by Xavier Wartelle, CEO of French Tech Hub and Louis Treussard, CEO of L’Atelier BNP Paribas, followed by a meeting with French entrepreneurs

6.30pm Meeting with entrepreneurs on the theme of the social and solidarity-based economy (residence of the Consul General)

7pm Reception with the French tech community (residence of the Consul General)

Media contacts:
Axelle Lemaire’s Private Office:
Elisabeth Laborde / Emile Josselin: Tel. +33 1 53 18 44 50
sec.senum-presse@cabinets.finances.gouv.fr

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