Thursday, April 27 | Sheraton Charlotte Hotel | 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.
$149 members, $199 non members

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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.


12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Registration & Networking

1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Welcome and Keynote Introduction
Tracy Montross, American Airlines, Summit Chair

1:05 - 1:50 p.m. Keynote
Robert J. Puentes, President and CEO, ENO Center of Transportation

1:50 - 2:00 p.m. Research presentation: Transportation by the Numbers

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Panel One: Transportation’s Role as an Economic Driver, in Place making, & Economic Opportunity
Moderator: Brian Leary, President, Commercial & Mixed-Use, Crescent Communities
Debra Campbell, Assistant City Manager, City of Charlotte
John Lewis, CEO, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Panel Two: Freight Mobility and Global Connectivity
Brent Cagle, Aviation Director, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Paul Cozza, Director, North Carolina State Ports
Jessica Hill, Senior Planner-Sustainability, Centralina Council of Governments

3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Remarks
The Honorable Jim Trogdon, Secretary, NC Department of Transportation

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Transportation Roundtable: Looking to the Future Through a Regional Lens
Jim Trogdon, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Tracy Dodson, Vice President, Lincoln Harris
Rep. Bill Brawley, District 103, Mecklenburg County
Rep. John Torbett, District 108, Gaston County, Chair of Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee

4:45 - 6:00 p.m. Networking and Cocktails

2016 Transportation Infrastructure Summit | 2015 Transportation Infrastructure Summit | 2014 P3 Infrastructure Conference