ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A part of China was in Rockford Saturday, along with several other cities across the world.
It's all part of the Annual Illinois Sister Cities Association Conference. at the Radisson hotel in Rockford.
Dozens of cities from places like China and Sweden, joined Rockford and Belvidere to discuss business trades and the importance of a cultural exchange between America and countries overseas.
"There are other countries, and there are other cities and we can join together and try to make something of ourselves together.and just the combination, the companionship, camaraderie," said Eleanor Biasin, who lives in Rockford.
Rockford has sister cities in Italy and next year's conference will be held in Champaign.