NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to tour Yokneam's high-tech companies during upcoming visit

According to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the 30th International Conference of Mayors Oct. 18-22 will include a visit to the Yokneam as part of the attempt to give the mayors "a taste of the "Start-Up Nation".

According to the Algemeiner, the conference is being hosted by the American Jewish Congress, the American Council for World Jewry, and the World Forum of Russian-Speaking Jewry.

The delegation of mayors includes: Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City (USA); Mayor Rudrah Singh Tamang of Katmandu, Nepal; Mayor Swati Godbole of Jabalpur, India; Mayor Mauricio Esteban Rodas Espinel of Quito, Ecuador; Mayor Lovelly Warren of Rochester, New York (USA); Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, Massachusetts (USA); Mayor Robert L. Crowell of Carson City, Nevada (USA); Mayor Roland Ries of Strasbourg, France; Mayor László Papp of Debrecen, Hungary; Deputy Mayor Lu Kai of Xian, China; Mayor Remigijus Šimašius of Vilna, Lithuania; Mayor Anabela Freitas of Tomar, Portugal; Mayor Siniša Mali of Belgrade, Serbia; Mayor Lake Ayalew of Bahid Dar, Ethiopia; Mayor KrzysztofŻuk of Lublin, Poland; Mayor Gaspar Soares‬ of Dili, East Timor; and Mayor Andres Jafif of Punte del Este, Uruguay.