Secretary Speeches



U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered the keynote address on Monday at the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) Annual Conference. AAEI represents U.S. companies engaged in global trade and works to advocate on behalf of its members before Congress, executive agencies, and multi-lateral organizations, including the World Trade Organization (WTO).


On May 18, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered keynote remarks at the Global Digital Challenge Initiative Conference hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence and Global Affairs. This conference brought together leaders in policy, business and technology to discuss issues critical to the global digital economy, such as cybersecurity and...


On behalf of President Obama, the Commerce Department, and the entire Administration, congratulations to all of the recipients of the 2016 President’s “E” and ”E-Star” Awards. Each of you has made significant contributions to not only U.S. exports, but to our country’s competitiveness and economic dynamism by creating good jobs for our people. I think that warrants a round of applause. Our...


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) meeting. Established over three decades ago, NSTAC brings together industry leaders to advise the President on issues related to telecommunications, national security, emergency preparedness, and cybersecurity.


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the 2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Induction Ceremony at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. NIHF, located on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) campus in Alexandria, Virginia, was established in 1973 to honor individuals who have contributed great technological...


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