Photo courtesy City of El Paso
The All Mexico-U.S. Sister Cities Summit, which connects mayors, municipal officials, business leaders, academics, and civic leaders from El Paso and Juárez, will take place February 26 through February 28.
This fourth in a series of bi-national summits is designed to strengthen Sister City relationships. “This gathering will showcase the importance of binational friendship and collaboration between Mexico and the United States and will reinforce the importance of community-to-community relations that inform, enrich, and strengthen bilateral dialogue,” said Sister Cities International (SCI) President and CEO, Leroy Allala.
Leaders and attendees will take part on eight different panels that will discuss post-NAFTA effects, women entrepreneurship, technology, journalism, education and workforce among other topics. The Summit will host informative sessions with over 30 industry leaders designed for attendees to socialize, network, and learn.
Speakers from UTEP, NMSU, the Dallas Cowboys, The Hunt Institute, and The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce among others will participate in the discussion, including the Texas Secretary of State, Ruth Hughs.
“It is imperative that we shift the conversation to the positives of our relationship at the sub-national level. The citizens of the United States and Mexico have strong and longstanding connections that go beyond politics,” said City Representative Peter Svarzbein, SCI Board member. “Juárez and El Paso are symbiotic communities and strive to grow together.”
This unique collaboration between Mexican and U.S. municipal governments, Sister Cities International, and citizen diplomats will stimulate dialogue that will accentuate and encourage the benefits of a strong and lasting U.S.-Mexico relationship.
The Summit will take leaders and attendees on private tours in Ciudad Juárez and El Paso that showcase and highlight the strengths of our binational community.
On March 27, 2018, El Paso and Ciudad Juárez leaders signed a Sister Cities agreement, reaffirming their commitment to work together to promote commerce, tourism, and industry throughout the region.
To register and learn more about the All Mexico-U.S. Sister Cities Summit, click here.