Coordinating Official Relationships and Visits
International visitors looking to connect with the City of Charlotte are encouraged to contact the Office of International Relations to facilitate interactions with elected officials and city staff. The Office can also identify community partners which may aid visitors in learning more about knowledge generation and information sharing opportunities available in the Charlotte region.
The City of Charlotte's Chief of Protocol also works with the North Carolina Consular Corps to further global connections. Additionally, the Office is responsible for is keeping up connections with the governments of Charlotte's sister cities.
In order to streamline international exchanges, the Office manages a variety of requests from foreign governments, visiting delegations, and international organizations.
A sample of services provided include: arranging meetings with elected officials and city staff, sharing best practices on programs and policy, expediting official invitations for City representation at events, and help managing requests for welcome letters or proclamations.
If you have a protocol request, are hosting an international delegation, or are interested in connecting with a sister city, please e-mail the Office.