In February 2019, Nashville Metro Council voted unanimously and Nashville Mayor Briley signed a resolution supporting the establishment of a Sister City relationship between Nashville and Chengdu, China.
A bustling area of economic development and innovation, and the gateway to central and western China, Chengdu is one of the six largest cities in China. The cultural and economic synergies between Chengdu and Nashville are numerous, and TN-China Network is working with Sister Cities of Nashville to develop and expand those synergies.
Sister Cities of Nashville is organizing a delegation to Chengdu June 8 – 13, 2019, and TN-China Network will be joining the trip. Details on the itinerary and costs can be found on the Sister Cities of Nashville website.
Activities during the trip will include:
- Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair
- Banquet with local Chengdu government officials
- Visit to the STCC International Business Park
- Briefing on Chengdu and US-China economic and trade relations by the United States Consulate in Chengdu
- Visit to key tourist sites in Chengdu, such as the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Other potential activities could include meetings with a venture capital firm and start-up incubator, a tour of the Chengdu monorail, and/or other tailored meetings according to delegation members’ interests.
There is also the option to add on an extra tourism trip June 13 – 18, 2019, to Xi’an (including the ancient Terracotta Warriors) and Beijing (including the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Forbidden City, and more).
The delegation to Chengdu June 8 – 13 costs approximately $920 (including hotel, food, and land transportation), plus additional expenses for visa and international flight. The extra tourism trip to Xi’an and Beijing June 13 – 18 costs approximately $1,200. All delegates must also become dues-paying members of Sister Cities of Nashville.
The deadline for registering to join the delegation is May 10, 2019. Register today to ensure you get your spot reserved! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for more information or to register.