Mike Skelton represents Richardson at CES in Las Vegas


In January, Mike Skelton, Director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to prospect for foreign companies looking to establish a U.S. operation. CES is the world’s largest exhibition for consumer products. This four-day event attracts over 175,000 people each year to see more than 3,800 exhibitors show off their latest product innovations. More than 30% of the attendees were from foreign countries, and several country pavilions at the show housed hundreds of foreign based companies. Skelton met with companies from France, Germany, Israel, China and Taiwan. 

Richardson-based Fossil displaying its watches at CES 2016 
 Richardson company ZTE on display at CES 2016

Skelton was also invited to speak at a reception hosted by Provence Promotion (Marseille, France), one of Richardson’s overseas economic development partners, who brought a delegation of 30 Provence area high-tech companies.  He explained to the gathering how the two organizations work to help each other’s companies expand their business to each other’s market. Skelton also arranged for 15 Dallas-area tech companies attending CES to participate in the Provence reception and meet with the French delegation companies.

Mike Skelton (center) with the delegates from France  


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