Global Leaders Circle

Connecting Columbus to the World

Join Us as a Global Leader

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International creates exchanges and enhances relationships around the world through the promotion of sustainable economic development, innovative cultural programming and leadership education. Members of the Global Leaders value our sister city relationships because they understand the importance of people-to-people relationships and international connections that expand our understanding of the world and each other. Through these touchpoints, barriers reduce, and borders expand allowing impactful economic and cultural exchanges to flourish.

“Columbus Sister Cities International’s programs directly assist in reducing barriers and building strong relationships that lead to successful business development. By building these strong collaborations, Columbus is playing a major international role that is critical to growth in the 21st century.”


Andrew Ginther
Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
Honorary Chair, Greater Columbus Sister Cities International

Benefits of Partnering with GCSCI

Your organization will support the year-long, impactful programming of Greater Columbus Sister Cities International. 



  • Lead Sponsor of GCSCI Grand Circle Annual Sister Cities Event (Keynote lecture can be either a global dignitary, cultural attaché, or an academic expert related to a Sister City).
  • One GCSCI Sister Cities trip, or one Participant in the CIRCLE Program if the donor requests to participate.
  • All benefits received by Platinum, Diamond, and Silver Sponsors.


  • Early access to program and delegation registration both locally and internationally.
  • Business exposure regarding business peer-to-peer exchanges with global Sister Cities partners as part of the growing story of Columbus as an International City.
  • Input on Delegation Planning meetings for cultural exchanges.
  • All benefits received by Diamond and Silver Sponsors.


  • Inclusion in GCSCI meetings with global exchange dignitaries in Columbus.
  • Opportunity to attend GCSCI cultural exchange trips and professional exchange meetings overseas.
  • Partner Host for “lunch and learn” professional development in the form of discussion and/or presentation on cultural business exchanges and academic presentations about Sister Cities from academics and/or cultural attaches.
  • All benefits received by Silver Sponsors.


  • Inclusion in GCSCI meetings with global exchange dignitaries in Columbus.
  • Business logo with direct link included on GCSCI website.
  • Business logo included on print and digital event promotion materials.
  • Business logo highlighted on GCSCI web page.

Make Connections

Exclusive access to networking events with community and business leaders.


Year round marketing and recognition inclusion.

Programs & Events

Exclusive invitations to Columbus Sister City programs, events and delegation trips.

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