Sister Cities International Cities Mean Business Presentation

SCI Conference – Consular Corps Meeting Summary

Sister Cities of Houston (SCH) hosted a meeting with members of the Consular Corps with Sister Cities relationships. Consul Generals, Vice-Consuls, Deputy Consul Generals, Chancellors and Directors Generals, to announce that the city of Houston has been selected to host the Sister Cities International (SCI) Conference from July 17-19, 2019, and invite these countries to join hands with SCH to help bring together a successful SCI Annual Conference “Cities Mean Business:”

United Arab Emirates
Japan
Spain
Pakistan
Germany
Angola
France
China
Norway
Mexico

Countries with interest in establishing new Sister Cities relationships that attended our meeting are:

Egypt
Philippines
Korea
Indonesia

Additionally, members of the following Sister Cities of Houston (SCH) participated in the meeting:

Abu Dhabi
Chiba
Guayaquil
Huelva
Karachi
Leipzig
Luanda
Nice
Shenzhen
Stavanger
Taipei
Tampico
Tyumen
Grampian

We are very grateful to the Mayor’s Office of Trade & International Affairs and all the participants who made this meeting a very productive and successful event!!! Join us in Houston at the Sister Cities International (SCI) Conference from July 17-19, 2019. We are connecting locally and thriving globally!!

 

SCI Conference – Houston Host Committee

Register for the Sister Cities International Annual Conference 2019

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2019 Sister Cities International Annual Young Artists Showcase – Theme: Global Citizens: Resilient Communities

For entry and submission guidelines, please see the below documents:

2019-Young-Authors-Guidelines-and-Entry-Form
2019-Photography-Entry-Form-and-Guidelines

Events Calendar

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  • 02

    02.May.Thursday

    7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.05.02

    The Houston-Karachi Sister City Association (HKSCA) in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston is hosting Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, current Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S.

    Complementary invitation is available to the president or a representative of each one of the 18 Sister Cities of Houston.

    Registration is available for all others at: www.wachouston.org ($55 non-member – $35 for members).

    See below image for more details.

  • 04

    04.May.Saturday

    8:00 am-10:00 am
    2019.05.04

    Please Join the Houston Grampian Association for their annual OTC Kick-Off Breakfast featuring:

    JIM LENTON, Managing Director, Integrated Solutions, Worley Parsons

    Location: Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston TX 77056

    Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019

    Time: 8:00 am (9:00 am Breakfast)

    Members: $50

    Non-Members: $60

    Sponsor a Table of 10 for $1000 or a Table to 5 for $500

  • 09

    09.May.Thursday

    6:15 pm-8:15 pm
    2019.05.09

    We cordially invite you to join us at Ouisie’s Table on Thursday, May 9, 2019, for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

    Patricia Gilmore-Maass, Chair Person, and her Celebration Dinner Committee have been hard at work to bring you an exciting and delicious evening.

    The invitation can be viewed here:
    https://houstonleipzig.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/HLSCA-Dinner-May-9-2019-Invitation.pdf

    We will start with an al fresco reception (if the weather allows) at 6:15 p.m., so everyone can mingle and greet friends, and around 7:00 p.m. will go into the restaurant for the seated dinner. Our keynote speaker is Prof. Peter “Carl” Carldwell from Rice University, who will give us a brief update on Germany as a European power thirty years after the Peaceful Revolution. If you recall his talk at one of our meetings a few years back, you’ll remember him as an interesting and lively speaker!

    Our enthusiastic MC Stephen Braun will charm us as always, and Sonja Bruzauskas will amuse with some light musical entertainment.

    Ouisie’s Table has asked us to provide them with a firm reservation number by April 25, 2019. If you plan to attend, please RSVP now:

    The ticket price includes a 3-course dinner, one welcome drink during the reception, non-alcoholic beverages during dinner and gratuity. A cash bar will be available.

    Valet parking is $3.00 per vehicle.

  • 11

    11.May.Saturday

    5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    2019.05.11

    The Abu Dhabi, Baku, Basrah, Istanbul & Karachi Sister City Associations along with
    The Islamic Society of Greater Houston and
    all Collaborating Organizations

    Cordially invites you to attend

    “HOUSTON IFTAR 2019”

    Annual Ramadan Dinner with the Mayor of Houston

    with Keynote Address by

    Mayor Sylvester Turner
    City of Houston

    When
    Saturday, May 11, 2019
    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
    Add to Calendar

    Where
    Bayou City Event Center
    9401 Knight Rd
    Houston, TX 77045

    If you any questions please call:

    Cristal Montanez Baylor
    (713) 483-4990
    cristal.montanez.baylor@gmail.com

    Houston Iftar Organizing Committee

  • 19

    19.May.Sunday

    2:30 pm-6:30 pm
    2019.05.19

    A Stradivarius Concert – Save the date – May 19, 2:30 PM

    Please join

    Maestro Cho-Liang Lin 林昭亮
    Professor of Violin, Rice University

    on his 1715 Titian Stradivarius violin
    and friends

    Performing a Benefit
    Chamber Music Concert

    Sunday May 19, 2019 at 2:30 PM
    Shepherd School of Music
    Duncan Recital Hall
    Rice University

    All proceeds support sending Houston’s rising stars to the inaugural session of the 

    Taipei Music Academy and Festival in Taiwan
    www.taipeimaf.com

    $3,5OO – all expense scholarship for each musician
    (goal of twenty scholarships)

    to study with masters from around the world!

    Suggested Tax Deductible Donation:
    $25/student
    $50/supporter
    $300/tickets to the Autumn Appreciation Concert
    $1,500/attendance at a private reception per couple
    $3,500/festival tickets and special recognition in the program

    Payment by check or cash: at the door
    Checks:
    C/O Houston-Taipei Society
    950 Echo Lane, Suite 360
    Houston, Texas 77024

    Credit Cards: please use PayPal buttons below

    Host Committee:
    Dr. Anne Chao, Director-General Peter Chen, Amy Coburn MD, Dr. Laura Hsu, Deborah Lin, MD, Cindy Liu, Katherine Shen, Ann Stout MD, Elaine Tao

    Academy Advisory Board:
    Emmanuel Ax, YoYo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Leonard Slatkin, Yefim Bronfman, Mischa Maisky, Kent Nagano, John Williams, Jaap Von Sweden, Emerson Quartet

    Any level of support is appreciated, if you prefer to donate another amount, please send PayPal payment directly to the Houston-Taipei Society PayPal account at: payment@houstontaipeisociety.org

    For more details, visit: www.houstontaipeisociety.org