Thursday | April 27 | Sheraton Hotel, Uptown Charlotte | 1 - 5:30 p.m.

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The 2017 Transportation & Infrastructure Summit, Thursday, April 27 will convene hundreds of business and public sector leaders to address the region's path forward on current transportation issues. Freight mobility and the global perspective from air, sea and rail to the local economic impact will be covered. A round table conversation with NC Transportation Secretary Jim Trodgon; Tracy Dodson, vice president, Lincoln Harris, NC DOT board member; NC Representative Bill Brawley, District 103; and Representative John Torbett, District 108, chair of transportation committee conclude the program.


1 p.m.
Welcome and Keynote Introduction
Chair Tracy Montross, American Airlines

1:05 p.m.
Federal Transportation Official

1:50 p.m.
Research presentation: Forecasting for the region

2 p.m.
Panel One: The role transportation plays as an economic driver, in place making, and in economic opportunity
Moderated by: Brian Leary, president, commercial mixed used, Crescent Communities

2:45 p.m.

3 p.m.
Panel Two: Freight Mobility & Global
Brent Cagle, Aviation Director, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Paul Cozza, Director, NC Ports
Jessica Hill, Senior Planner-Sustainability, Centralina Council of Governments

3:45 p.m.
Transportation Roundtable: Regional Focus on the Future
Jim Trogdon, NC Department of Transportation Secretary
Tracy Dodson, vice president, Lincoln Harris, NC DOT board member
Rep Bill Brawley, District 103, Mecklenburg
Rep John Torbett, District 108, Gaston, chair of transportation committee

4:45 p.m.
Networking and Cocktails

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