What is a Sister City?

According to Sister City International (SCI), a sister city, county, or state relationship is a broad-based, long-term partnership between two communities in two countries. A relationship is officially recognized after the highest elected or appointed official from both communities sign off on an agreement to become sister cities.

Cleveland has 23 sister cities and most of these cities have a good relationship with Cleveland and are tied with business, trade, educational or cultural projects, and exchanges.

Main Conference: October 11th – 15th

Cleveland has held the door open to newcomers for generations, and now 23 global sister cities have joined that journey. These relationships broaden our perspective, knowledge, and opportunities. The partnerships and connections that we build through our sister cities are doors to our world. Join Global Cleveland as we continue toward a more global and welcoming future that makes our cities more robust and better for generations to come.

We will be hosting five Mini-Summits leading up to our main conference:

Cultural Mini-Summit
Jun 15, 2021, 8 AM


Library Mini-Summit
Jul 13, 2021, 8 AM