Mumbai becomes the first Indian city to join the 'World Cities Culture Forum'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan met with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to promote London as a welcoming city to cultural exchange with Mumbai

Mumbai becomes the first Indian city to join the 'World Cities Culture Forum'

In what could be a progressive step for our city on an international level, Mumbai will be the first Indian city to join the World Cities Culture Forum, the leading collaborative network of world cities that share a belief in the importance of culture for creating thriving metropolitan environments.

The forum which was launched back in 2012 in London is a leading collaborative network that has grown from 12 to 33 member cities that share research and best practices, advancing the vital role of culture in their cities.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan met Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, to promote London as open and welcoming to the exchange of ideas, visitors, talent, creativity and business from Mumbai. It forms part of the Mayor’s six-day mission to India and Pakistan to strengthen cultural and economic ties with London. 

Sadiq Khan is the first major British politician to embark on a trade mission to both countries in recent times.

Today cities have many aspects in common and the forum provides an opportunity for members to learn from each other and the pioneering work on culture happening in cities around the world - from Austin to Tokyo, Buenos Aires to Sydney.

These are the cities which are a part of the forum


  • Amsterdam
  • Austin
  • Bogotá
  • Brussels
  • Buenos Aires
  • Cape Town
  • Chengdu
  • Dakar
  • Edinburgh
  • Hong Kong
  • Istanbul
  • Lisbon
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne
  • Milan
  • Montréal
  • Moscow
  • Mumbai
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Shenzhen
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney
  • Taipei
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Zurich

The forum publishes reports and convenes members through a programme of events including the annual World Cities Culture Summit which is hosted on a rotating basis by member cities. Summits have been held in London, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Moscow, and Seoul. San Francisco will host the next Summit in 2018. 

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