“The future belongs to the cities that maximize cultural and business ties across the globe. And San Antonio is committed to remaining one of those cities.” -  Mayor Julian Castro


A tradition of international excellence
The International Relations Office of San Antonio has its roots in the intensive globalization campaign that culminated in HemisFair ’68, the event that transformed San Antonio into a worldwide tourist mecca and a key player in international affairs. Since then, the office has worked tirelessly to attract global trade and foreign investment, as well as to provide protocol services for the San Antonio community.
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Fostering global partnerships
The International Relations Office serves as San Antonio’s front door to the rest of the world. Its roles include hosting international dignitaries, advising and training local agencies on international projects, and maintaining relationships with San Antonio’s sister cities and alliances in China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, and many more countries. Click here to read more about our office’s relations with the rest of the world.

Working with our allies
Our office also serves as an official liaison for the city’s local partners, including the Mexican Consulate, Free Trade Alliance San Antonio, North American Development Bank, U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, Bexar County, local chambers of commerce, and many foreign universities and commercial entities. Click here to find out how to develop a relationship with our office.