K’NEX President and CEO Michael Araten Joins Government and Business Leaders at SelectUSA Summit

Share Article

Summit to Focus on U.S. Innovation and the Advantages of Market Access

Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Limited Partnership Group, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, will be participating in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington D.C., June 20-21, 2016.

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Summit’s theme will be “The Innovation Advantage,” showcasing the United States as the world leader in innovation and the premier destination for business. Business and government leaders will convene to share insights on the latest trends and innovations.

Mr. Araten, also an owner and member of the Board of Directors for the manufacturing facility, The Rodon Group, will join a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 titled, “Growing Your Customer Base: The U.S. as an Export Platform.” This panel will examine why international companies exported $360 billion worth of goods, nearly 23% of all U.S. goods exports, in 2013.

Established by Executive Order of the President and housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce, SelectUSA is a government-wide effort to encourage, facilitate and accelerate business investment in the United States by both domestic and foreign firms—a major engine of economic growth and job creation.

In 2015 the SelectUSA Investment Summit welcomed nearly 2,500 participants from 70 International markets including companies and business associations as well as economic development organizations from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.

To learn more about the SelectUSA Investment Summit please visit http://www.selectusa.gov/selectusa-summit.

About K’NEX
Founded in 1992, K’NEX, a division of Smart Brands International Co., LLC, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children, and is America’s STEM building solution. Winner of over 370 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is focused on Building Worlds Kids Love® and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” From the living room to the classroom, K’NEX has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K’NEX family of brands includes K’NEX® Building Sets, K’NEX Thrill Rides, K’NEX Education®, K-FORCE Build and Blast®, Beasts Alive®, Mighty Makers®, Mario Kart Wii™, Mario Kart 7™, Mario Kart 8™, Super Mario™, Plants vs. Zombies™, Lincoln Logs® and Tinkertoy®, under license from Hasbro), and more. Join us as we help build the leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Kate Loffio
K'NEX Brands
+1 (215) 996-4209
Email >
Visit website