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April 2, 2024

As the demands on our infrastructure intensify, our Building NC conference is designed to provide invaluable insights into building the bedrock for a thriving, adaptable, and interconnected North Carolina.

Venture into the dynamic terrain of our state’s infrastructure and chart the path forward as we steer our networks through the challenges posed by our surging population and unparalleled growth. We will discuss the advances that are reshaping the energy and water, sewer, and solid waste landscapes, explore the critical need for statewide broadband and workforce housing access, and dive into the strategies, innovations, and policies required to ensure that our state remains competitive on the national and global stage.

Join us on April 2, 2024, and network with industry trailblazers, policy makers, and visionaries driving innovation who are forging the infrastructure future of North Carolina!

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Tuesday, April 2
8:15 amRegistration and Networking
8:45 amWelcome Remarks

Gary Salamido, President and CEO, NC Chamber

8:55 amEnergy: Reliability in the Face of Change
  • Senator Paul Newton, State Senator, North Carolina General Assembly
  • Kendal Bowman, State President, NC, Duke Energy
  • John White, Manager, State and Local Affairs, Dominion Energy
9:40 amQuick Hit: Broadband: Accelerating Connectivity, Enhancing Access

Jeffrey Sural, Principal & Owner, Sural Consulting, LLC

9:55 amNetworking Break
10:15 amTransportation: Fostering Collaboration to Drive Growth
10:35 amQuick Hit: MVP Southgate: Economic Benefits for North Carolina Communities

Shawn Day, Senior Director of Public Affairs, MVP Southgate

10:50 amNetworking Break
11:10 amWater & Sewer: Investing and Partnering for Success
  • Representative Dean Arp, House of Representatives, District 69, North Carolina General Assembly
  • Bob Griffin, Vice President, North Carolina, CDG Engineers and Associates
  • Sean Keefer, Director, State & Local Government Relations, Ecolab
11:40 amChild Care: Expanding North Carolina’s Child Care Infrastructure

Debra Derr, Director of Government Affairs, NC Chamber

11:55 amLunch
12:40 pmHousing: The State of Workforce Housing

Jaron Norman, Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Atlantic Group, LLC

1:10 pmQuick Hit: Solid Waste Management Update

Ben Habets, Vice President, GFL Environmental, Inc.

1:25 pmInfrastructure: North Carolina’s Winning Formula
2:10 pmClosing Remarks & Event Adjourns