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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic

 

ICAT 2016  April 12 & 13, 2016

 

 
ICAT 2015 Special Events
All VIP events are by invitation only
 
Monday, April 6, 2015
 
Operations Engineers Meeting
 

Sponsored by: City of Peoria

Chaired by: Ms. Amy Eller, Acting Operations Engineer, IDOT Central Office

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

This is an annual meeting attended by 20 to 25 operations engineers from various IDOT districts throughout the State of Illinois. 

   
Equipment Technicians Meeting
 

Sponsored by: City of Peoria

Chaired by Mr. Troy Gundy, Project Support/Equipment Technician, IDOT Central Office

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Meeting Rooms 1 & 2  • Par-A-Dice Hotel

This is an annual meeting attended by 20 to 25 equipment technicians from various IDOT districts throughout the State of Illinois. 

 
VIP Networking Dinner
 

Sponsored by: HDR

5:00 to 6:00 PM – Reception (cash bar)

6:00 to 8:00 PM – Dinner

Plaza Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

 

This event is limited to 100 prominent guests including speakers, elected officials, government leaders, Executive ICAT Board members, sponsors and exhibitors.  Key leaders from the community are also invited to the networking dinner.  This event provides the proper atmosphere to develop new relationships and partnerships.  

   
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
VIP Breakfast
 

Chaired by: The Honorable Mayor Jim Ardis

7:00 to 7:45 AM

Board Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

         

City of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis will chair this VIP breakfast session.  Typical composition of guests at this event includes executives and prominent leaders from government, industry and education.  Those in attendance are asked to provide a “weather report” on their organizations, followed by discussions on relevant issues and identifying challenges and opportunities.

 
VIP Minority Student
 

Chaired by: The Honorable Mayor Jim Ardis and Mr. Omer Osman, Director of Highways, IDOT

10:00 to 10:30 AM

Board Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 minority high school students from District 150

The Honorable Mayor Jim Ardis and Mr. Omer Osman, IDOT will speak to minority students.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will make a special presentation to 20 minority students in the board room. Topics to be covered in a multimedia presentation include Engineering as a Profession, and IDOT Opportunities. Minority high school students will be selected.

 
VIP Lunch with Contractors and Consultants
 

Chaired by: The Honorable Senator David Koehler, Illinois Senate

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Board Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

The VIP lunch held on Tuesday is limited to 20 guests by invitation only.  It will be presided over by the Honorable Senator David Koehler.  Selected Contractors and Consultants from across the state will discuss relevant issues with the Senator.

   
Cocktail Reception & Hors d'oeuvres
 

Sponsored by: Omega & Associates, Inc.

4:30 to 7:00 PM

Hotel Lobby Par-A-Dice Hotel

Open to all ICAT registrants

 

Omega & Associates, Inc. will sponsor a special reception open to all 550+ attendees expected at the ICAT conference.  While cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served complementary, a wonderful opportunity arises for attendees to network.

   
VIP Executive Summit  - Sustainable Funding of Infrastructure
 

Sponsored by: Diversified Services Network, Inc. & CH2M HILL

Guests of Honor:

The Honorable John Cullerton, President, Illinois Senate

The Honorable Christine Radogno, Minority Leader, Illinois Senate

The Honorable Rodney Davis, Representative, US House

The Honorable Cheri Bustos, Representative, US House

Chaired by:  Dr. Amir Al-Khafaji, Founder and Chair

5:00 to 6:30 PM - Reception
6:30 to 8:30 PM - Dinner, Presentations and Discussions
Mt. Hawley Country Club, 7724 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria, IL 61614


Transportation: Transportation from the Par-A-Dice Hotel to Mt. Hawley Country Club and back will be provided. Invited guests will depart the Par-A-Dice at 5:00 PM.

By invitation only, limited to 40 executives from across the country

Leaders of the House and Senate, representing both the Democratic and Republican parties, government officials, and CEOs and business executives of major companies will discuss legislation and bills relating to sustainable funding for infrastructure. Topics will include the new capitol bill, pension reform bills, examination of alternative funding sources, creative financing, and public private partnerships. Refer to the "Executive Summit" tab on the left for details.

   

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

   
VIP Breakfast with the ICAT DBE-Focus Group
 

Chaired by: The Honorable John Cullerton, President, Illinois Senate

7:00 to 7:45 AM

Board Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

             

 The DBE Focus Group Members will convene at the ICAT VIP Breakfast and will discuss issues, challenges and obstacles faced by DBEs with the Honorable Illinois Senate President John Cullerton   The VIP breakfast held on Wednesday is limited to 20 guests by invitation only.   

   
VIP Lunch with the Sustainable Funding of Infrastructure Group
 

Chaired by: The Honorable Senator Martin Sandoval, Chair, IL Senate Transportation Committee

11:45 to 12:30 PM

Board Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

    

The Sustainable Funding of Infrastructure Group ($FIG) Members will convene at the ICAT VIP Lunch and will discuss issues related to sustainable funding of Infrastructure with The Honorable Senator Martin Sandoval.  The VIP lunch held on Wednesday is limited to 20 guests by invitation only. 

   
Caterpillar Inc. Equipment Demonstration
 

Sponsored by: Caterpillar Inc.

Limited to the first 100 ICAT registrants

12:30 PM Buses leave the Par-a-Dice and return around 2:30 PM

Edwards Demonstration and Learning Center

5801 N. Smith Road, Edwards, IL 61528

309-636-5986 Front Desk

309-675-8302 Coordinator