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July 28, 2021

North Carolina’s rapidly growing population raises questions about what our state’s transportation and infrastructure networks should, and will, look like in the years ahead. This event will address these questions, with a focus on changing landscape, where we’re headed, and how we’ll get there. A must-attend for those in the transportation and infrastructure industries looking for high-level networking and the latest policy updates.


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Wednesday, July 28
8:30 amWelcome and Introductory Remarks
  • Mark Coggins, Director of Government Affairs, NC Chamber
  • Ward Nye, Chairman and CEO, Martin Marietta
8:45 amThe State of Transportation in North Carolina

Secretary Eric Boyette, North Carolina Department of Transportation

9:00 amThe Intersection of Infrastructure and Economic Development
  • Senator Paul Newton, 36th Senate District of North Carolina
  • Tracy Dodson, Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director, City of Charlotte
  • Thomas Irwin (retired), Senior Vice President, Regional Development & Political Affairs, Centene Corporation
  • Chris Johnson, Director of Economic Development, Johnston County
  • Joe Nolan, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Amazon
  • Moderator: Scott Saylor, Of Counsel, Nexsen Pruet
10:00 amNetworking Break
10:15 amHow Edge Can Break the Monolith: Building a Platform to Enable Your Organization to Scale to the Demands of an Application Centric World

Bryn Norton, Vice President of IT Solutions Sales, Lumen

10:30 amFederal Infrastructure Update

Congressman David Price, Fourth Congressional District of North Carolina

10:45 amDestination 2030 Coalition Update
11:30 amClosing Remarks