Colombian Ambassador Visits Chicago

Colombian Ambassador to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzón made his first official visit to Chicago on December 14 and 15. During his visit, he met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, toured 1871 and met with the Bogota Committee of CSCI to discuss future collaborations between Chicago and Bogota. Read Ambassador Pinzón’s opinion piece in Crain’s Chicago Business…


Chicago Sister Cities International Welcomes New Co-Chairs

Recently, the Advisory Board of Chicago Sister Cities International approved a resolution to require each of our sister city committees to have two individuals serve as co-chairs. To this end, CSCI is honored to welcome five newly appointed co-chairs: Ruben Ocampo, Co-Chair of the Bogota Committee Annette Seaburg, Co-Chair of the Gothenburg Committee Adriana Escárcega,…

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Bogota Committee Tours Doris Salcedo Exhibit at MCA

The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International received a private tour of the Doris Salcedo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) on Tuesday, May 12. This is the first retrospective of the Colombian artist, who resides and works in the city of Bogota. Salcedo’s work is deeply rooted in her country’s…

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Bogota Committee Meets with Colombian Minister of Culture

Today, members of the Bogota Committee of CSCI met with Colombia’s Minister of Culture, Mariana Garcés Córdoba, and Consul General of Colombia in Chicago, Bladimiro Cuello Daza, to discuss the importance of cultural ties between Chicago and Bogota and ways to collaborate in the future. Minister Garcés Córdoba is in Chicago to attend the opening of the Doris…


Bogota Trade Mission

The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International joined forces with the Illinois Office of Trade and Investment in a trade mission to the International Fair of Bogota from September 29 to October 3, 2014. A total of 12 Illinois companies joined them on the trade mission. Bogota Committee members Ruben Ocampo and Alan Harder represented…


Illinois and Colombia Business Networking Evening Sponsorship Opportunities

Since the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement in 2012, Colombia has become the third largest market for U.S. exports in Latin America. This agreement, combined with Colombia’s rapid economic growth and demand for high-quality U.S.-made goods, has made Colombia a strong market for U.S. companies in different industries. The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International…


Bogota Committee Celebrates Colombia National Day

Over 400 hundred guests celebrated Colombia’s National Day with the Bogota Committee of CSCI, in partnership with the Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago, on Sunday, July 20 from 11 am–1 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. The event included a speaking program, cultural performances and food and beverage.


World Cup at Las Tablas

Colombian restaurant and Bogota Committee favorite Las Tablas is hosting viewing parties throughout the World Cup at their 4920 W. Irving Park Road location in Chicago. They have special World Cup food and drink menus and celebrations throughout. Visit for more details.