On April 26–27, 2017 a smart cities trade mission consisting of eight U.S. technology companies visited Hong Kong. Holly Vineyard, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Markets at the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, led the delegation.
The trade mission is an initiative of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, which partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to develop the mission’s two-day program. The program connected companies offering cutting edge American “smart city” technology with potential customers, partners, and distributors in both the private and public sectors, and focused on smart building, smart transportation, and financial technologies.
In addition to Hong Kong, the group will also stop in Taiwan and Guangzhou.