2018 Transportation & Infrastructure Summit

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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.


What: 2018 Transportation & Infrastructure Summit
When: April 25, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center | 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC 27703

Registration and Sponsorships

Registration opening soon!


Registration will open on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Ticket Pricing:
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

Special Hotel Rate: Reserve a room at the Sheraton Imperial by March 23 for a special room rate of $155.

The deadline for early-bird pricing is Wednesday, March 28. Late registration pricing starts on Friday, April 20.

Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities and contact Beth Shore for more details.

Draft Agenda

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.    
Registration and Networking

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. 
Introductory Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber
Ward Nye, Martin Marietta

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. 
Meeting North Carolina’s Transportation and Infrastructure Needs
Secretary James Trogdon, North Carolina Department of Transportation

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
New Approaches to Funding

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 
Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
An Update on Upcoming Transformative Infrastructure Projects
Paul Cozza, Executive Director, NC State Ports Authority
Michael Landguth, President and CEO, Raleigh Durham International Airport
Moderator: Sepi Saidi, President and CEO, SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Quick Hits

Workforce Challenges Impacting Transportation and Infrastructure Projects
Betsy Bailey, Director, NC Government Relations & Building Division, Carolinas AGC

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.                

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Keynote:  Federal Infrastructure Update

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.                     
The Movement of Goods and People:  A Futuristic Look
Jeffrey M. Barghout, CEO, Robocist
Keith Brandis, Director of Product Planning, Volvo Group North
Missy Cummings, Professor, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering
Moderator: Jerry Cook, Vice President of Government and Trade Relations, Hanesbrands, Inc.

2:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber

Continuing Education Credit


Live Group Study



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