Sister Cities Conference

A 3-day interactive event bringing together representatives from 20+ sister cities to discuss their partnership goals, successes and aspirations to cross-pollinate ideas and forge connection.

This event is free and open 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 engaging with community members, business leaders, students and civic leaders. The host committee of the Sister Cities Conference will be on hand to speak about the city-city relationship, past accomplishments, and goals for the future.

Benefits of a Sister City: Direct contact with local businesses, civic leaders and educational institutions around the world. Increased cooperation, respect, and hence prosperity for both cities and their people.

Date: September 29th – October 3, 2020 

Place: Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch 

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.

Contact Elizabeth Cusma for more information, volunteer opportunities or questions about participating elizabeth@globalclevleand.org / 216-487-1732 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Sponsor $25,000

  • Opportunity to lead/participate in a break-out panel
  • Logo on Sister Cities page on website, in digital communication, conference materials and signage
  • Special recognition from the podium
  • Speaking opportunity from the podium
  • 10 tickets to VIP opening reception
  • 10 tickets to the youth and consular corps reception
  • Full page ad in conference program
  • Company included in select social media promotion
  • Exclusive Conference Sponsor

Global Partner $10,000

  • Speaking opportunity during program
  • Name included in all advance and post-conference publicity
  • Full page ad in conference program
  • Company included in select social media promotion
  • Logo on Sister Cities page on website, in digital communication, conference materials and signage
  • Special recognition from podium during conference
  • 6 tickets to VIP opening reception

Youth and Consular Corps Reception Sponsor $7,500

  • Company included in select social media promotion
  • Logo on Sister Cities page on website, in digital communication, conference materials and signage
  • Special recognition from podium during conference
  • 8 tickets to the youth and consular corps reception

Food and Beverage Sponsor $5,000

Pick One Wed Thurs Fri

  • Half-page ad in conference program
  • Company included in select social media promotion
  • Logo on Sister Cities page on website, in digital communication, conference materials and signage
  • Special recognition from podium during conference

International Connector $2,500

  • Half-page ad in conference program
  • Company included in select social media promotion
  • Logo on Sister Cities page on website, in digital communication, conference materials and signage
  • Special recognition from podium during conference

Program Partner $1,000

  • Company included in select social media promotion
  • Special recognition from podium during conference
  • Logo on Sister Cities page on website, in digital communication, conference materials and signage

Book Signing Sponsor $500
Pick One Wed Thurs Fri

  • Company included in select social media promotion
  •  Logo on Sister Cities page on website, in digital communication, conference materials and signage
  • Special recognition from podium during conference

In-Kind Contributions (equal to a minimum of $250)

  • Company included in select social media promotion
  • Special recognition in conference program

Our Sister Cities

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

Thank you to our generous sponsor.

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.

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