Office of Mayor William Peduto
Mayor William Peduto Welcomes Foreign Ambassadors to Pittsburgh
More than 30 ambassadors in City for State Department "Experience America" events

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 22, 2017) Mayor William Peduto will formally welcome ambassadors from across the globe at an event this evening at the Andy Warhol Museum. 

More than 30 ambassadors have been in Pittsburgh since Sunday for the U.S. State Department's "Experience America" trip. Mayor Peduto will greet them at a community reception tonight. 

The visit from foreign dignitaries follows visits from the ambassadors from Egypt and Taiwan last year, and by the German Foreign Minister last week. 

"Pittsburgh – and its story of rebirth – has taken its place on the world stage," Mayor Peduto said. "I want to thank all of our visitors to the city, and look forward to telling our story to more dignitaries in the future." 

The Office of the Chief of Protocol is leading the State Department's latest Experience America trip to the city, which started Sunday and continues through tomorrow. 

More than 30 foreign ambassadors are in Pittsburgh meeting with business and community leaders, and learning about the city. 

The following events are open to the media, but RSVPs are required: 

Monday, May 22nd – 2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
 
Tour of Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh – The ambassadors will visit the laboratories that host state-of-the-art research instruments and testing facilities and will meet with founding director Dr. Rory Cooper.  The laboratories seek to improve the mobility issues for people with disabilities. 
 
Monday, May 22nd -  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
 
Community Reception at the Andy Warhol Museum – The event will be the ambassadors’ formal introduction to Pittsburgh. Luminaries from industry, government and the social scene will be present. 
 
Tuesday, May 23rd  – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
 
Visit to National Robotics Engineering Center – This event will showcase the innovation of Pittsburgh by exposing the diplomatic corps to the world’s largest robotics research and development organization. They will observe how theoretical concepts and laboratory technologies are converted into functional, reliable and cost-effective robotics systems in mining, agriculture and other industries. 
 
For more information and to RSVP for any open press event, please contact Jordan Hird at (202) 647-4073 or (202) 531-2548 or hirdja@state.gov.  Only media who have RSVPed will be permitted access to each site. 

 

 

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