Schedule of Events

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Tuesday, September 11

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Steering Committee Meeting (Closed)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wirtgen Welcome Party on the Old Ebbitt Grill Rooftop Terrace

 

 

Wednesday, September 12

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Construction Industry's Economic Outlook and America's Economic Future

Speaker: Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.

 

Economist Anirban Basu will examine and explain the data that dramatically affect the construction industry on domestic and global levels.

Learn about key economic factors, trends and indicators, including an economic analysis of what we can expect in the future.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

U.S. Transportation Design and Economics 101

Speaker: Alison Premo Black, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, ARTBA

 

Attendees will learn how transportation infrastructure investments impact U.S. state economies and the importance of federal programs to state economies.

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Federal Surface Transportation Program: How it Works, How It is Funded

Speaker: Jennifer Brickett, Director, BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch: Key NAPA EH&S Efforts to Benefit Industry

Speaker: Howard Marks, Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety, NAPA

 

NAPA's EH&S Strategic Vision is focused on three themes: 1) Represent the industry before regulatory agencies; 2) Provide regulatory compliance assistance to members; and 3) Promote EH&S excellence throughout the industry. One of the ways NAPA achieves these outcomes is through legislative and regulatory advocacy.

 

Learn about NAPA's past, current, and future efforts to:

  • Provide relief from trucking hours of service regulations
  • Increase contractors flexibility in providing safer work zones
  • Minimize burden associated with the Silica Rule

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Legislative Panel - What is Now Happening in Congress That Impacts the Transportation Infrastructure Market

Please note this event is closed to the press and that all conversations are off-the-record. 

 

Join us for a bipartisan panel discussion with Congressional staff and hear what’s happening in Congress that could affect the transportation infrastructure market and how Congress plans to work across the aisle to address the HTF shortfall to restore America’s economic vitality and maximize global competitiveness with an integrated national, intermodal surface transportation network that reliably moves goods and people.

 

 

Moderator: Martin Whitmer, Whitmer & Worrall, LLC 

 

Speakers:

  • Geoff Gosselin, Deputy Staff Director, House Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Kathy Dedrick, Democratic Staff Director, House Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Chris Newman - Environment & Public Works Majority Staff
  • House Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD) Majority Staff
  • Senate Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD) Majority/Minority Staff

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

Getting Involved in the Political & Regulatory Game: Grassroots Action 101

Speaker: Ryan Lindsey, Executive Director of Government Relations, CRH Americas 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Getting to Know Your Elected Officials at Home
  • Inviting Elected Officials to Workplace and Project Sites
  • Supporting Transportation Champions/Challenging Opponents
  • Importance of Primary Vote
  • Providing Legislators and Regulators with “Real World” Impacts

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DC Breweries Tour (Optional Event - SOLD OUT)

This event is SOLD OUT

Attendees will get a chance to tour two of the top breweries in our nation's capital!

Hellbender Brewing Company was founded in November 2014 and got its name from the Eastern Hellbender Salamander, which is the largest salamander in North America, and the third largest in the world! So, it’s safe to say that their beers boast BIG flavors. But they don’t just brew killer ales, they do it in an environmentally sound, super-efficient way using their hammer mill and mash filter to protect the earth from harsh effects and you from bad beer. Unlike any brewery on the east coast, Hellbender Brewing is able to use less grain and less water for all of its brews but brings you more flavor than you can even imagine. Let us take you on a behind the scenes tour of this brewery’s unique process and walk you through the science of why less really is more. 


DC Brau is the OG of local DC beer. They’ve been brewing the area’s best ales since the 1950s, and were the first brewery to brew and distribute beer within Washington, DC. Now, DC Brau has been designated one of the fastest growing breweries in the USA, and their commitment to excellence has been going strong for over fifty years. You’ll taste the dedication as our expert guides walk you through DC Brau’s canning process and how they churn out their award-winning brews year and after.

Cost: $85 per person (includes beer tastings and snacks) 

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Chairman's Welcome Reception

Welcome Remarks

Tim Caudle, Vice President, Silver Star Construction Co. Inc.
2018 IMPACT Leadership Group Chairman

 

Craig Parker, Executive Vice President, Silver Star Construction Co. Inc., 2018 NAPA Chairman

 

Thursday, September 13

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

Direct Lobbying 101: Preparing for Your Congressional Office Visit

Speaker: Channon Hanna, Director of Government Relations, Van Scoyoc Associates 

 

During this session, attendees will learn steps to effective meetings with members of Congress. As a professional, you bring a unique perspective to transportation infrastructure issues and often have intricate knowledge that helps provide insight for our country's lawmakers. If you cannot meet with a legislator, a meeting with his/her legislative assistant is almost as good. It is also important that you lobby those members of Congress who may support your views as well as those who may not. Lobbying can change votes so it is important that you lobby the people who disagree with you.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Congressional Visits on Capitol Hill

You will get a chance on Thursday morning to meet face-to-face with your elected representatives and staff to discuss matters of importance to the asphalt industry and the specific issues your business is facing. This unique opportunity allows you, as a professional in the asphalt industry, to create connections with policy-makers that will not only advance the industry, but your own organization as well.

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch with Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) at the Capitol Hill Club

 

Please note this event is closed to the press and that all conversations are off-the-record. 

Rep. Davis serves on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, on the Subcommittee on Aviation, on the Subcommittee on Highway and Transit, and on the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

U.S. Capitol Tour

Capitol Tours of the historic Capitol Building begin at the orientation theaters with a 13-minute film, "Out of Many, One," which will take you on a journey through our country's struggle to establish the world's first truly representative democracy and introduce you to the magnificent building that houses our Congress. The film will be followed by a 45-minute guided walking tour.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Reception (House Office Building)

 

Friday, September 14

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Leadership

Speaker:

Tom Harman, Director, FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Leadership Insight From My FHWA Experiences

Speaker:

Chris Lawson, Division Administrator, FHWA