Representatives from the Chinese Consulate will be visiting Schenectady on Wednesday to discuss the city’s economic development.
Senior leadership from the Chinese Consulate, the Bank of China, China Southern Airlines and People’s Insurance Company of China will meet with Mayor Gary McCarthy at 11:15 a.m. at City Hall.
The delegation plans to discuss Schenectady’s “Smart City” initiatives and create cultural and commercial connections, according to a press advisory from the mayor’s office.
General Electric is hosting a conference, called the Intelligent Cities Conference, on Wednesday afternoon to discuss “Smart City” initiatives with municipal leaders.
The Chinese Consulate plans to attend the event. The conference is closed to the press and the public.
The event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the GE Schenectady Conference Center and feature executives from Current, powered by GE, and GE Capital.
The visit from the Chinese Consulate and the GE conference comes as Schenectady’s Smart City Advisory Commission is working to install high-tech streetlights citywide.
The mayoral commission, led by ex-GE tech chief Mark Little, is tasked with incorporating technology into public safety, health care, education and delivery of services.
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