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Special Events

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

 

Operations Engineers Meeting

 

Chaired by: Ms. Amy Eller, Acting Engineer of Operations, 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

 

Chaired by:Mr. Troy Gundy, Project Support/Equipment, 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

 

5:30 to 6:30 PM – Reception (open bar)

6:30 to 7:30 PM – Dinner

Cotillion Ballroom

Marroitt Pere Marquette

501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602

By invitation only

Buses will leave the Par-A-Dice Hotel at 5 PM to take guests to the Marroitt Pere Marquette

This event is limited to 100 prominent guests including selected speakers, elected officials, government leaders, selected Executive ICAT Board members, and sponsors. 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 12, 2016

VIP Breakfast

 

Sponsored by: Williams Brothers Construction

Chaired by: The Honorable Mayor Jim Ardis, City of Peoria

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 Special Meeting

 

10:00 to 10:30 AM

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

A special meeting will be held with selected ICAT guests to discuss business opportunities. 

 

VIP Lunch with Selected Members of the DBE Focus Board

 

Sponsored by: PJ Hoerr

Chaired by: Mr. Randy Blankenhorn, Illinois Secretary of Transportation

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 IDOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn   Selected members of the DBE Focus Board will discuss relevant issues with the Secretary.

 

VIP Speed Dating Event

 

2:00 to 3:00 PM

Plaza Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

This year the DBE Focus Board is hosting its first speed networking event to allow DBE firms the opportunity to network with major Illinois, national and international engineering firms.  Much like “speed dating,” the invited DBE firms will have five minutes share information about their company with each participating prime.  The forum offers many benefits to its participants.  We are a relationship business, and through this venue participants are able network to lay the foundation from which to build a strong partnership.  It also gives the opportunity to highlight their primary skill sets, differentiators and recent successes in a way that an email or website visit never could.   While limited to invitation-only this year, if this year’s pilot program proves successful, we will look for opportunities to expand the event in the coming years.  Our hope is that it will become a new annual opportunity for attendees to build new relationships.

 

VIP Minority Student Presentation

 

Sponsored by: EDI and Knight Engineers

Chaired by: Mr. Randy Blankenhorn, Illinois Secretary of Transportation

2:30 to 3:00 PM

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, 60 minority students

Secretary Blankenhorn and other selected leaders from business and government will speak to minority students.  A special presentation will be given to 60 minority students in the board room. Topics to be covered in a multimedia presentation include Engineering as a Profession, and IDOT Opportunities. 

 

Cocktail Reception & Hors d'oeuvres

 

Sponsored by: Omega

4:30 to 7:00 PM (Open bar reception)

Hotel Lobby • Par-A-Dice Hotel

Open to all ICAT registrants

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

 

 

VIP Executive Summit  - A Sustainable Capital Bill for Illinois

 

Guest of Honor:  The Honorable John Cullerton, President, Illinois Senate

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 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 50 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 A Sustainable Capital Bill for Illinois. 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 13, 2016

 

 

VIP Breakfast

 

Sponsored by: HW Lochner

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

             

Senate President Cullerton 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 Meeting with Selected ICAT DBE-Focus Board Members

 

9:30 to 10:00 AM

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

Selected members of the DBE Focus Board will convene at the ICAT VIP meeting to provide a recap of the Speed Dating event, and to discuss recommendations for next year's events. The VIP meeting held on Wednesday is limited to 20 DBE Focus Board members, by invitation only. 

 

 

VIP Lunch with Building Contractors

 

Chaired by: Ms. Jodi Golden, Executive Director, Illinois Capital Development Board

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

The Executive Director of the Illinois Capital Development Board, Ms. Jodi Golden will meet with selected building contractors and executives from across the state to discuss relevant issues, opportunities and challenges.

 

VIP $FIG Meeting

 

Chaired by: Mr. Dan Meckes, CEO, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

2:30 to 3:00 PM

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

Selected members of the Sustainable Funding of Infrastructure Group ($FIG) members will convene at the ICAT VIP meeting to discuss issues related to sustainable funding of Infrastructure.   The VIP meeting held on Wednesday is limited to 20 guests by invitation only. 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

IDOT Central Office Meeting

 

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Presidential Suite • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

         

A special meeting will be held on Thursday for selected IDOT employees, by invitation only.