FAIRFIELD councillor Ken Yeung was selected to represent Fairfield Council at the Asia-Pacific Cities Summit in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan last month.
Cr Yeung said it was an honour to be selected to attend the four-day meeting, from September 9 to 11, and share the council's ideas with other attendees.
"We had mayors from other councils attend and we each discussed the issues we were facing in our council," he said.
"The topic we focused on was building the city.
"It was important to know that we're globally connected and to see what our strengths and weaknesses were."
Cr Yeung said one thing he noticed about the other cities was their focus on a stronger economy.
He said he wanted to do the same in Fairfield.
"The one thing about the progress of a city is to have a very strong vision," Cr Yeung said.
"I think that's one area where we've been a bit weak on.
"There's room for improvement."
Cr Yeung said he believed the key to progress in Fairfield was getting the local government working with the business and private sectors.
"I will suggest to the council that it build a plan to work with businesses to reduce unemployment in the area," he said.
"I will also suggest the council focus on making other areas in our city, such as Smithfield and Fairfield, just like Canley Heights where there are a lot of restaurants."
Cr Yeung, who spent six days in Taiwan, said some of the highlights included attending young professional forums and meetings with business leaders.
"It was a good opportunity to see what other cities were doing around the world," he said.
At the most recent council meeting Cr Yeung asked the council to consider the re-establishment of its current sister city relationships, as well as developing new sister city relationships.