Delegations from Poland, Indonesia, and Korea will visit the Pittsburgh region in coming weeks to study shale gas drilling, discuss the development and support of our region’s film industry, and learn English, respectively. Their itineraries and homestay arrangements will be coordinated by GlobalPittsburgh.
• The group of Polish energy officials from that country’s mining and environmental protection ministries will meet later this month with energy-related resources in the Pittsburgh Region to learn about shale gas development in the region.
• The group of filmmakers from Indonesia will meet next week with film industry representatives and filmmaking instructors in the region to learn about developing a local film industry; film festival planning and strategy; and the teaching of new technologies for film and video production.
• The group from Korea will spend a month in Pittsburgh studying English at the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council and participating in cultural and social activities while living in the homes of citizen diplomats.
These visiting delegations are among the dozens of international groups coming to Pittsburgh each year through GlobalPittsburgh to connect with individuals, organizations and companies in their respective fields.
The groups come to the United States through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (Poland and Indonesia) and other programming organizations to learn from centers of excellence around the country. GlobalPittsburgh is the designated liaison for the design and implementation of programming for IVLP participants in the Pittsburgh Region.
“These delegations provide economic and educational value to the people and the companies of the Pittsburgh Region in the form of potential business connections, future partnerships and lasting relationships,” said Roger O. Cranville, President of GlobalPittsburgh.
For more than 50 years, GlobalPittsburgh, formerly known as the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors, has forged relationships between the Greater Pittsburgh Region and the global community through citizen diplomacy – connecting people and institutions in the region with audiences around the world through a wide range of hosting, training, networking, educational and outreach programs and services.
Anyone interested in connecting with future delegations, or learning more about individual or corporate membership in GlobalPittsburgh, should call Gail Shrott, Vice President for Program Services, at 412-392-4513 or by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about GlobalPittsburgh, go to www.globalpittsburgh.org or contact Thomas Buell, Jr., GlobalPittsburgh VP-Communications, at 412-392-4513 or 412-720-2218, or by email at email@example.com.