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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic

2014 ICAT Special Events
All VIP events are by invitation only
 
Monday, April 7, 2014
 
Operations Engineers Meeting
 

Sponsored by: Terra Engineering

Chaired by: Mr. Justan Mann, 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: Central Illinois Builders

Chaired by Mr. Tim Peters, Maintenance Engineer, IDOT Central Office

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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: CH2M HILL

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 8, 2014
VIP Breakfast
 

Sponsored by: Greater Peoria Contractors and Supplier Association

Chaired by: The Honorable Mayor Jim Ardis and US Representative Cheri Bustos

6:45 to 7:45 AM

Board Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

         

City of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and US Representative Cheri Bustos, 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 Presentations by IDOT
 

Sponsored by: Environmental Design International, Inc. (EDI)

Chaired by: The Honorable Pat Quinn, Governor, State of Illinois and Ms. Ann Schneider, Secretary, 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 Pat Quinn, Governor of the State of Illinois and Ms. Ann Schneider, Illinois Secretary of Transportation, 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
 

Sponsored by: Peoria CityLink

Chaired by: Ms. Ann Schneider, Secretary, Illinois Department 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 Ms. Ann Schneider, Illinois Secretary of Transportation.  Selected Contractors and Consultants from across the state will discuss relevant issues with the IDOT Secretary.

   
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 for Infrastructure
 

Sponsored by: CGN Global & Diversified Services Network, Inc. & City of Peoria

Guest of Honor and Keynote: 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: 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 4:45 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 9, 2014

   
VIP Breakfast
 

Sponsored by: Knight Engineers & Architects

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

6:45 to 7:45 AM

Board Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

             

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss relevant issues related to infrastructure with the Honorable Illinois Senate President John Cullerton.  The VIP breakfast on Wednesday morning will convene in the boardroom of the Par-A-Dice Hotel and will be limited to 20 invited guests.  

   
VIP Lunch The ICAT DBE Focus Group
 

Sponsored by: City of Peoria

Chaired by: Ms. Tanya Adams and Mr. Jorge Moreno with Secretary Ann Schneider as a special guest.

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Board Room Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

    

The DBE Focus Group Members will convene at the ICAT VIP Lunch and will discuss issues, challenges and obstacles faced by DBEs with Secretary Ann Schneider.  The VIP lunch held on Wednesday is limited to 20 guests by invitation only. 

   
Visitor Center Tour, Caterpillar Inc.
 

Sponsored by: Caterpillar Inc.

12:15 PM Buses leave the Par-a-Dice

Charter bus transportation will be provided from and to the Par-A-Dice Hotel to tour the Caterpillar Visitor Center located in Downtown Peoria. 

Limited to the first 100 ICAT registrants

Buses depart the hotel at 12:15 PM. 

Shuttle departs the Caterpillar Visitor Center and will bring guests back to the hotel at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 PM

 

The Caterpillar Visitor Center is a fascinating look at the company, the iron and the people making sustainable progress possible around the world. From the humble beginnings of the first tractor to the company's present-day leadership in building infrastructure and powering the planet—it's all right here on Peoria's beautiful riverfront. Caterpillar will utilize charter buses to transport ICAT attendees to and from the Visitor Center in Downtown Peoria.