Chengdu, China – U.S. sister cities Youth Debate ChallengeSince 2016, Phoenix’s sister city Chengdu, China has invited Phoenix high school debate teams to participate in their International Youth Debate Challenge. Phoenix Sister Cities reaches out to high school debate coaches around the Valley, inviting their debate team (2 debaters and 1 coach) to participate in … Continue reading Phoenix Sister Cities activities with their sister cities
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The Mayor’s International – An Evening in Chengdu, China
The Mayor of Phoenix and Phoenix Sister Cities invite you to The Mayor’s International at 6:30 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects (215 E. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ 85004). Experience the beauty of sister city Chengdu, China through food, entertainment, and more! It will be an unforgettable night celebrating … Continue reading The Mayor’s International – An Evening in Chengdu, China
The Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee presented a free virtual concert on July 14, 2021 in honor of Bastille Day. Honorary Consul of France in Arizona Nathan Fidel opened the program on behalf of Phoenix Sister Cities and sent our best wishes to our friends in Grenoble. Our long-standing relationship with Grenoble inspired Phoenix Sister … Continue reading Bastille Day
Taipei Culture Camp
The Phoenix Sister Cities Taipei Committee presented its annual summer camp virtually on the Phoenix Sister Cities website. Videos in the virtual culture camp explore the Taiwanese yo-yo, the making of Boba tea, elementary Mandarin, calligraphy, classic Chinese painting., among other topics. Presented by instructors in Phoenix and Taiwan, the videos are available at https://www.phoenixsistercities.org/2021taipeicamp/.
Taipei City Committee’s Virtual Self-Defense Class
The Phoenix Sister Cities Taipei Committee presented a free virtual self-defense class on May 22, 2021. Taipei Committee Chair Wen Chyi Chiu introduced presenter Jui L. Chiu, a former Army specialist and CPS Investigator, a certified private investigator in Arizona and current City of Phoenix employee. The purpose of the self-defense class was to teach … Continue reading Taipei City Committee’s Virtual Self-Defense Class
Advancing Global Partnerships
In partnership with the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, Phoenix Sister cities presented a virtual dialogue between Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib on May 13, 2021 to explore common issues and priorities. Moderated by Prague Committee Chair Akram Rosheidat, topics included sustainability and Smart Cities, inclusivity and equity, and economic development. … Continue reading Advancing Global Partnerships
Himeji, Japan Castle Tour
In partnership with International Business Seminars, the Phoenix Sister Cities Himeji Committee presented a free virtual Himeji Castle tour on May 12, 2021. Participants joined a Japanese tour guide in Himeji to experience a live 360 tour of the Castle, learning about the history, art and architecture of the historic complex.
Virtual Sake Tasting
The Phoenix Sister Cities Himeji Committee presented a free virtual Sake tasting on April 25, 2021. Himeji Committee Chairwoman Camille King moderated the event and Hiro Sake’s Michele Chenoweth presented on the history and flavors of Japanese Sake.
Trilateral Trade Conference
Phoenix Sister Cities hosted a two-day Trilateral Trade Conference on April 15 and 16, 2021 that connected businesses in sister cities Calgary, Phoenix and Hermosillo. Registrants represented 20 Canadian businesses, 11 Mexican businesses and 35 US businesses. Organizations represented included GPEC, MAG and six sister cities organizations (including the Chair of the Board of Sister … Continue reading Trilateral Trade Conference
An Evening with Consul General of Ireland Orla Keane
Phoenix Sister Cities Ennis Committee hosted a dialogue with Consul General of Ireland Orla Keane on March 18, 2021. Ms. Keane discussed with Ennis Committee Chairwoman Mary Hill Connor the opening of Ireland’s seventh and newest diplomatic mission in the US (Los Angeles), the enhanced investment in the Western US by the Government of Ireland … Continue reading An Evening with Consul General of Ireland Orla Keane