North Carolina is working to find comprehensive, long-term solutions to meet transportation and infrastructure needs, which become increasingly demanding with business and population growth. This event will address current and future transportation and infrastructure issues in North Carolina, with a focus on funding, impact on job growth and more.
Get Engaged: #MovingNC
What: Transportation & Infrastructure Summit
When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel | 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC
Registration and Sponsorships
Cornerstone Members: Early-Bird $150 | Regular $175 | Late $200
Members: Early-Bird $175 | Regular $200 | Late $225
Non-Members: Early-Bird $250 | Regular $275 | Late $300
The deadline for early-bird pricing is Tuesday, March 21. Late registration pricing starts on Thursday, April 13.
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Registration and Networking
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber
Ward Nye, Martin Marietta
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Upcoming Projects and How They Will Impact Your Business
Louis Renjel, Vice President of Strategic Infrastructure, CSX Transportation
Scott Saylor, President, North Carolina Railroad Company
Paul Cozza, Executive Director, North Carolina State Ports Authority
Bruce McKay, Senior Energy Policy Director, Dominion
North Carolina has several exciting projects in the works. In this session, our panel of experts will discuss the Carolina Connector, the Queen City Express the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and expansion and economic development projects underway with the NC Railroad Company. You will walk away with a better understanding of these projects and how you can leverage them for your business.
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Broadband: Meeting the Challenges in Non-Urban North Carolina
Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership, LLC (moderator)
Dan Gerlach, President, Golden LEAF Foundation
Rondi Furgason, Vice President of Operations, CenturyLink
Broadband is an integral part of building a 21st century technology infrastructure that supports North Carolina citizens and businesses. Unfortunately, there is still a significant portion of households and businesses in non-urban areas of North Carolina without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds. Our panel of experts will discuss current efforts to close this digital divide in North Carolina.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote
Secretary James Trogdon, North Carolina Department of Transportation
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Three Ways Airports are Generating Economic Activity and Commerce in NC
Kevin Baker, Executive Director, Piedmont Triad International Airport
Julie Wilsey, Airport Director, Wilmington International Airport
Michael Landguth, President & CEO, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Brent Cagle, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Joe Milazzo, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Alliance (moderator)
North Carolina’s airports are a vital part of our transportation system. In this session, our panel of experts will discuss the many ways airports are generating economic activity, connecting our state to the global economy and promoting growth.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Quick Hits on Innovation and Disruption in Transportation
- Electric Grid and System Infrastructure – Duke Energy
- Managed Motorways – Beau Memory, Executive Director, North Carolina Turnpike Authority
- Smart Cities – Trey Rabon, Executive Director, Legislative Affairs, AT&T
- Autonomous Vehicles – Technology Impacts and the Future of Transportation
Steve Kuciemba, Vice President / National ITS Practice Leader, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff
There are many potential benefits to the autonomous vehicle technology revolution but an equal number of unknown factors as we will see more advancements in the next 10 years than many of us have seen over the past 50 years. This session will focus on how our increasingly connected society and the advent of connected and automated vehicles are changing the way we look at mobility.
Continuing Education Credit
4.5 credit hours.
Live Group Study
CONTENT/LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE:
NC State Ports
North Carolina Railroad Company
HTI (Human Technologies Inc.)