Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon recently visited FiscalNote's headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., as part of his visit to the U.S. promoting the South Korean city's innovation policies.
The mayor and his delegation visited three cities on their tour, starting with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That was followed with stops in San Francisco, and finally D.C., where the mayor worked on building a network with global companies, startups, governments, and IT experts, advertising the competitiveness of Seoul as a smart city on the international stage.
He was shown around FiscalNote's state-of-the-art offices and CQ Roll Call's newsroom, by FiscalNote CEO, Tim Hwang.
In San Francisco, the mayor met with John L. Hennessy from Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, and Eric E. Schmidt, former CEO of Google. He also gave a guest lecture to next-generation innovation leaders at Stanford University.
In Washington D.C., the last city on the mayor’s itinerary, he is scheduled to give a speech at a round-table talk organized by the Council on Foreign Relations. He will also meet with Brian Bulatao, the Under Secretary of State for Management, and will become the first Korean local government leader to be invited to give a speech at the US Chamber of Commerce.