In honor of our 20th anniversary, the Lansing Regional Sister Cities commission will be hosting “A Celebration of Global Diversity” fundraiser on September 19th to engage and educate the community about cross-cultural understanding and trends. The celebration will begin with luncheon sponsored by the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan and hosted by Dr. Tomas Hult, Director, International Business Center at Michigan State University. The highlight will be Mary Kane, President/CEO of Sister Cities International who will speak about “Building Partnerships and Strategic Alliances.” Ms. Kane was formerly Executive Director with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The second session will be “Cybersecurity: Beyond Theories, Policies and Vulnerabilities”. It will be led by Daniel Lohrmann, an international expert and formerly Michigan’s Chief Security Officer. Next, the Global Diplomatic Roundtable will help to heighten understanding and knowledge of global trends and challenges with the aim of enhancing global awareness, cross-cultural understanding and community engagement in a global context.
The day will culminate with a gala beginning at 5:30pm to celebrate food, fashion and entertainment from all over the world and to recognize LRSCC founder, former mayor David Hollister. We will have special performances to honor our sister and friendship cities including the Silk Road Chinese Orchestra, tenor Gino Federici and musican, Alvin Waddles. Waddles will also be musical director for the day’s events. The schedule is as follows:
• 12:00pm: Welcome Luncheon, sponsored by the Global Business Club of Mid Michigan. Mary D. Kane, President and CEO of Sister Cities International will be our keynote speaker. Space is limited, please R.S.V.P. during registration for this event.
• 2:00pm: Cybersecurity: Beyond Theories, Policies and Vulnerabilities, presented by Dan Lohrmann
• 3:00pm: Reception with International Guests and Diplomats
• 4:00pm: Global Diplomatic Roundtable
• 5:30pm: An Evening of Global Diversity (Ethnic Attire Optional). Emceed by Bob Hoffman, Public Relations Manager, Wharton Center
The cost to register for this day of global engagement is only $35 ($25 for students). We are currently seeking sponsors to donate to this awesome organization. We offer several different sponsorship and ad packages for all types of budgets that will present your ad to a wide variety of people including students and key businesspeople in the Lansing area and abroad. If you are interested in attending or supporting LRSCC’s 20th anniversary “Celebration of Global Diversity” with a sponsorship or ad, click here .
The Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission is a non-profit organization committed to building lasting international relationships through protocol and people-to-people exchange activities in the areas of economic development, education, culture and health. Though its international activities go beyond its sister cities, Lansing’s Sister Cities are Akuapim South District, Ghana, Asan, South Korea, Guadalajara, Mexico, Otsu, Japan, Satillo, Mexico and Sanming, China.