Former Gov. Jeb Bush, who was the state's chief executive from 1999 to 2007, will be at Saint Leo University on Feb. 13 to deliver the keynote address at the university's fourth annual International Business Conference.
The conference is organized by the Donald R. Tapia School of Business and held at the campus from Feb. 13 through 15. The theme is "Sustainable Development in a Global Economy: Creating Vibrant Economies."
The former governor will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Marion Bowman Activities Center. His talk is titled "Leading in a Climate of Change." The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to reserve seating. Tickets are available at https://advance.saintleo.edu/jebbush.
The university is at 33701 State Road 52, 4 miles east of Interstate 75, Exit 285. Parking is available at the campus garage.
There will be conference sessions in the Saint Leo Student Community Center and School of Business building.
Local business leader and new state Sen. Wilton Simpson, of Dade City, will speak on Feb. 14 during lunch. Former state Rep. Shawn Harrison, of New Tampa, will speak during lunch Feb. 15.
Registration for the conference — $350 for professionals and non-Saint Leo faculty and $75 for non-Saint Leo students — is required to attend programs Feb. 14 and 15.