Local Sister Cities News

Phoenix Sister Cities activities with their sister cities

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

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

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. 

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