Jeb Bush to Headline Expanded 2019 U.S.-Mexico Border Summit

On Monday, Borderplex Alliance officials and SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center announced that Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 U.S. – Mexico Border Summit, on November 7th at the El Paso Convention Center.

Governor Bush said, “The bonds between the U.S. and Mexico have shaped my life personally and politically. North America is stronger, richer, and safer because of the economic, familial, and cultural ties between our nations. I’m excited to celebrate the border as a Distinguished Speaker at the 2019 U.S. – Mexico Border Summit.”

Jeb Bush is the 43rd governor of the State of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. He was most recently a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Jon Barela, CEO of the Borderplex Alliance, said, “Governor Bush is a widely admired national and international policy expert. He is respected on both sides of the aisle as a pragmatic and visionary leader. I’m looking forward to hearing his perspectives on the U.S. – Mexico border, the economy, and the current political climate in Washington.”

Luisa Del Rosal, Executive Director of the SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, said, “Relations between Texas and Mexico have never been more important. That is why we are excited to once again partner with the Borderplex Alliance for a timely discussion about the most important topics defining our relationship with Mexico.”

Building on the success of last year’s summit, the Borderplex Alliance is partnering with the El Paso Community Foundation to host binational community events that celebrate the U.S. – Mexico border. Events this year will include the return of The U.S. – México 10k, and Border Tuner, a large-scale, participatory art installation along the U.S. Mexico border.

Eric Summerford Pearson, President/CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation, said, “Border Tuner and The U.S. – México 10k are two important cultural and binational events that celebrate the uniqueness of the border. We’re excited to include these events in partnership with the U.S. – Mexico Border Summit. Add these events to your calendar and be sure to attend.”

The 2019 U.S. – Mexico Border Summit will be held on November 7th, starting at 8 a.m. MT. The summit will include a full day of panels, interviews, and speakers to be announced soon.

Tickets for the U.S.- Mexico Border Summit go on sale today. Border Tuner and The U.S. – México 10k are ticketed separately. To purchase tickets and view more details about all the events, visit their website.