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May 23, 2019

With the passage of Build NC, North Carolina now has a strong plan in place to ensure our state’s transportation and infrastructure networks will reliably carry our state into the future. However, a growing population and continued innovation raise questions about what these networks will look like and how they will impact the overall business community. This event will address these questions, with a focus on what’s changing, 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.

Agenda updates below!

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Thursday, May 23
8:15 amRegistration and networking
9:00 amIntroductory Remarks

Ward Nye, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Marietta

9:15 amThe Importance of Efficiency in Spending
10:00 amCreating More Diversified Streams of Funding
10:45 amNetworking Break
11:15 amThe State of Transportation in North Carolina

Secretary James Trogdon, North Carolina Department of Transportation

11:45 amLunch
12:30 pmConnectivity and Transportation: The Future of Moving Goods and People
1:15 pmNetworking Break
1:45 pmStorm Impacts: Building Resiliency into North Carolina’s Infrastructure
  • Kim Colson, PE, Division Director, Division of Water Infrastructure, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Emily McGraw, State Maintenance Engineer, PE, North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Dr. Shane Underwood, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • Natalie English, President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce (moderator)
2:30 pmClosing Remarks

Ward Nye, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Marietta