The Renaissance Beijing Hotel. Beijing, China. Over 100 authorities from the global electricity community gather in China to discuss smart technologies and solutions to upgrading the global power grid system. Attendees include governmental authorities, transmission and distribution automation, smart technology providers, research and development organizations, consultants and investors. One purpose of the summit is to provide an international information exchange about policies the Chinese government is planning and strategies international corporations will take to develop the smart grid. The event will showcase the latest products and technologies.