Business Relations Committee
The Phoenix Sister Cities Business Relations Committee (BRC) exists to develop, maintain, and grow productive relationships between Phoenix business enterprises and Phoenix’s ten international sister cities.
The work of the Committee is aligned with the City of Phoenix’s International Trade Strategy. View the City Council presentation.
Download a PDF of the slides presented to the City Council.
By supporting both new and existing business relationships, the Committee strengthens the economic ties that bind Phoenix to the global economy. It also works to provide information to local businesses on international trends and practices. With the help of business and community leaders in Phoenix, the BRC will address the four fields of interest through June 30, 2021:
To learn more on these initiatives, click on one of the items above.
Committee Members include:
Emilio Gaynor, Committee Chair and Phoenix Sister City Commissioner (Chicanos Por La Causa)
James Baskind (Arizona-Japan Network, LLC)
Mick Hoover (Dignity Health)
Mike Langley (Global Chamber)
Adam Nach (Lane & Nach, P.C.)
Dominic Papa (Arizona Commerce Authority)
Jack Sestak (Jennings, Strouss & Salmon)
Tina Waddington (Seed Spot)
Mike Widener (Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint)
Marty Weems, Phoenix Sister City Commissioner