Creating Lasting Ties

Mission

Our mission is to foster mutual respect and understanding to influence positive global change through professional, cultural, and educational experiences that connect international leaders with the Greater Sacramento Region. We facilitate collaboration among people from around the world to share ideas, engage in meaningful dialogue, as well as build and strengthen international relationships.

Who We Are

Global Ties Sacramento is a division of  World Trade Center Northern California, and a member of the Global Ties U.S. network. As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to our members and the local community for their time, energy, and financial support. Our extensive and diverse network of regional business leaders, government officials, community-based organizations, hospitality hosts, and local citizens helps us create high-quality and meaningful exchange experiences for everyone.

Exchanges Impact

Global Ties Sacramento is the only organization of its kind in the Greater Sacramento and Central Valley regions. On an annual basis, we host over 400 international visitors, contributing over $550,000 to the local economy through hotel stays, dining expenditures, and participation in cultural activities. In addition to the positive economic impact, our work expands cultural fluency, showcases global perspectives, breaks down barriers, and provides citizen diplomats the opportunity to shape and advance foreign policy goals. Bridging cultures and finding commonalities among our differences makes for a safer, more peaceful world.

Sacramento at a Glance

California begins here! Sacramento is the Capital of the Golden State and is a city rich in history, natural beauty, and hospitality. Known as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, Sacramento boasts numerous farm-fresh restaurants, plentiful farmers’ markets, and home-grown breweries. Situated at the convergence of the American and Sacramento Rivers, the city is awash with things to see, savor and explore. Visitors can enjoy tours of the State Capitol Museum and Park, colorful street murals, Gold Rush-era attractions, or a sunset walk along the river. The city also boasts world-class art and history museums and in ideal proximity to popular California destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about what Sacramento has to offer.

Explore Our Community

Global Ties Sacramento engages an extensive network of individuals, families, nonprofits, businesses, academicians, and government officials with common goals of creating mutual understanding, expanding perspectives, and collectively addressing global challenges. Our members and community partners meet with visitors from around the world to share experiences, learn from each other, and create lasting relationships and memories.

Citizen Diplomacy

Community members open their workplaces to discuss business operations, industry challenges and successes, effective methods for creating policies, and current affairs. Extending hospitality to our visitors, members host dinners to share conversation, exchange stories, and engage visiting groups on a more personal and informal level.

Fostering Community Engagement

Everyone can be a Citizen Diplomat! There are many opportunities for community members of all ages to become globally connected and involved through our international exchanges, education programs, speaker series, and more.

Explore Our Community

Global Ties Sacramento engages an extensive network of individuals, families, nonprofits, businesses, academicians, and government officials with common goals of creating mutual understanding, expanding perspectives, and collectively addressing global challenges. Our members and community partners meet with visitors from around the world to share experiences, learn from each other, and create lasting relationships and memories.

Citizen Diplomacy

Community members open their workplaces to discuss business operations, industry challenges and successes, and effective methods for creating policies or current affairs. Residents extend gracious hospitality by opening their homes to engage on a more personal and informal level by hosting dinners and sharing conversations with international guests.

Fostering Community Engagement

Everyone can be a Citizen Diplomat! There are many opportunities for community members of all ages to become globally connected and involved through our international exchanges, education programs, speaker series, and more.

International Exchange Highlights