Four Days, 20 meetings and 1 big snowstorm!
GCE arranged for executives from Helsinki to meet with over 20 key players in the NYC Smart City ecosystem over 4 days (and in spite of ahistoric snowstorm!).
In March, Global Commerce Education (GCE) hosted a team of executives from Helsinki who wanted to get an understanding of the US market potential for Finnish entrepreneurs in the field of Smart Construction.
Over an intensive few days in New York City, they were able to meet 20 individuals in key positions within the Smart City/Smart Construction ecosystem of New York City, as well as State and National organizations. These included the Chief Innovation Officer of one of the largest real estate development firms in NYC, the Chief Technology officer of the City of New York, the presidents of several US and international Think Tanks and non-profit institutions leading the field, the Executive Director of the top international conference in the field, and executives of city and regional organizations in charge of turning NYC into a Smart City. All this in spite of a major snow storm that paralyzed much of the city! The team had ample food for thought as they studied the recommendations GCE offered for future initiatives. We look forward to welcoming Finnish entrepreneurs to the U.S. as they are pioneers in bringing innovative solutions to the market.