Inaugural Cleveland Sister Cities Conference

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Cleveland Public Library-Louis Stokes Wing

525 West Superior Avenue

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Inaugural Global Cleveland Sister City Conference 2019

Join Global Cleveland in Welcoming Cleveland's Sister Cities


Mission: To enhance our economic, social, and cultural prosperity through enriching global partnerships.

Vision: To have a local-global network of businesses, educational institutions, organizations, and local governments connected to Cleveland to internationalize our city and create a global citizenry.

Conference: A 3-day event bringing together representatives from 22 sister cities to discuss their partnership’s goals, successes, and aspirations in order to share ideas and forge connections.

  • May 1st: 6pm Keynote by Library Director Felton Thomas
  • May 2nd: 8:30-6pm Panels and Breakout Sessions, with Soccer Tournament to follow
  • May 3rd: 9-11am Naturalization Ceremony and Brunch

This is a free and open event to all community members interested in learning more about Cleveland's international connections from a ground level perspective. We will have representatives from our Sister Cities to speak directly with students, community members, and business and civic leaders. The Sister Cities' Cleveland delegation will be present to speak about the city-city relationship, past accomplishments, and goals for the future.

Join us for presentations, panels, and break-out sessions by experts, community leaders, and Sister City representatives. Representatives will participate in person or via video conference.

Panel discussion will include economic development, educational exchange, interfaith initiatives, youth participation, and immigration.

The conference will also feature a special presentation on Brexit by Consul General Mr. Brian O’Brien of Ireland.

Sister Cities:

  • Alexandria, Egypt
  • Bahir-Dar, Ethiopia
  • Bangalore, India
  • Brasov, Romania
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Cleveland, UK
  • Conakry, Guinea
  • Fier, Albania
  • Gdansk, Poland
  • Heidenheim, Germany
  • Holon and Beit She’an, Israel
  • Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Lima, Peru
  • West Mayo, Ireland
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Miskolc, Hungary
  • Rouen, France
  • Segundo Montes, El Salvador
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Venice, Italy
  • Volgograd, Russia

If you are interested in contacting a specific Sister City Cleveland Delegation or would like more information about how your organization can participate and/or get involved in a Sister City please send an email to elizabeth@globalcleveland.org





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