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.
“The Mexico/U.S. Sister Cities Mayors’ Summit will give people the opportunity to listen to discussions that exemplify the historic friendship between Mexico and the United States,” said El Paso Mayor Dee Margo. “Together, we can shed light on the challenges that lie ahead for our region as well as how to overcome obstacles that not only impact our local community but our global community.”
Summit officials say that this even, the fourth in a series of bi-national summits, is designed to strengthen Sister City relationships.
Leaders and attendees will discuss current issues, share best practices, and produce measurable outcomes. The summit will host informative sessions and forums from industry leaders designed for attendees to socialize, network, and learn.
The experience will provide every attendee the skills and tools to affect change in their communities and advance the mission of peace through people and community-to-community connection.
This 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.
“Our goal is to use this Summit to showcase the strengths of our binational community and our countries by highlighting entrepreneurship, innovation, and the power of our international connections between the U.S. and Mexico,” said City Council Representative Peter Svarzbein, board member for Sister Cities International as well as the 2nd Vice President of Rio Grande Council of Governments.
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.
This Summit represents one of the many collaborative activities the two cities have undertaken since the signing of the agreement.
To register and learn more about the All Mexico-U.S. Sister Cities Summit, visit the event website.