This fabulous conference included the opening ceremony, and three parallel sessions: Recovery of Urban Economy against COVID-19, Sports Events and City Internationalization, and Sister City Promotion and Networking.
As mentioned, Mingle Advisors attended the conference both online and offline, and we were happy to see the mayor of Oulu, Ms. Päivi Laajala, attend the conference virtually and give a speech. The mayor very well introduced Oulu’s cooperation with Hangzhou on education, travel, and the deep cooperation with GEELY on automotives.
Besides the speech of Ms. Päivi Laajala, we also learned some interesting introductions from others. For instance, Hangzhou’s city mayor Mr. Chen introduced Hangzhou’s current focus on blockchain, quantum technology, AI, electronic medicine, digital reform, etc.; the mayor of Heidelberg in Germany shared the city’s new developing district featuring zero pollution gas emissions.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the conference still successfully gathered cities that have friendly relationships with Hangzhou to share their development and goals, and MA is honored to represent our Oulu partner in presence.