Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Creating Sustainable Cities

Sister Cities International
Sister Cities International 57th Annual Conference
Pan-Pacific Summit

Pan-Pacific Summit

Did you know the 57th Annual Conference features specialized sessions focused on U.S.-Asia partnerships?

On Friday, July 12, attendees can participate in a series of sessions aimed at exploring the many opportunities that Asian partnerships have to offer. The sessions are catered to cities with existing sister city relationships in Asia as well as those looking for partners in the region. Experts, diplomats, and fellow sister city volunteers will share insights and best practices to build and grow long-term partnerships. CLICK HEREfor details on each of the Pan-Pacific sessions listed below.
  • Municipal government perspectives on the future of U.S.-Asia sister city partnerships
  • Working collaboratively with local business organizations and cultural societies to strengthen U.S.-Asia sister city partnerships
  • Leading Asia Exchange Funding Recipients — Reflections and Next Steps Roundtable on U.S.-Japan Sister City partnerships
  • Growing and Strengthening U.S.-Southeast Asia Sister City Partnerships
PLUS! Featured speakers include:
  • His Excellency Chaiyong Satjipanon, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States
  • His Excellency Hideaki Mizukoshi, Minister and Head of Chancery, Embassy of Japan to the United States
  • Mr. Takaaki Ogata, Executive Director, Japan Local Government Center, New York
  • Mr. Junichiro Chano, Director, Japan Foundation
  • Mr. Xie Yuan, Vice President, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
The sessions will be followed by a special Pan-Pacific networking reception. Join us!
For details on the 57th Annual Conference sessions, tours, hotel, and to register, visit

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