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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic


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Special Events

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

 

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 limited 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 limited to 25 equipment technicians from various IDOT districts throughout the State of Illinois. 

 
Speed Networking
 

Chaired by: Ms. Libby Braband, Associate Vice President, HDR

2:00 to 4:00 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

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VIP Networking Dinner

 

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

6:30 to 7:30 PM – Dinner

Guest of Honor: Robert Schillerstrom, Chairman, Illinois Tollway

Cotillion Ballroom

Marriott 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 Marriott Pere Marquette

The guests include speakers, elected officials, government leaders, selected Executive ICAT Board members, and sponsors. Key leaders from the community are invited to this event. The reception provides the proper atmosphere to develop new relationships and partnerships.

 

 

Strategic Planning Session

 

7:30 to 9:00 PM

Guest of Honor: The Honorable Jim Ardis, Mayor, City of Peoria

Presidential Suite • Marriott Pere Marquette

The guests include leaders from across the globe to discuss business partnerships and opportunities in the City of Peoria.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

VIP Breakfast

 

7:00 to 7:45 AM

Chaired by: Ed Rapp, Former Group President and CFO, Caterpillar Inc.

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

         

Guests 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

 

10:00 to 10:45 AM

Chaired by: Robert Schillerstrom, Chairman, Illinois Tollway

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

A special meeting will be held with selected ICAT guests to discuss tollway related issues and opportunities.

 

VIP Lunch with Selected Members of the DBE Focus Board

 

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Chaired by: Ms. Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only, limited to 20 guests

The VIP lunch held on Tuesday is by invitation only and relevant issues will be discussed and guests will provide a weather report.

 

VIP Minority Student Presentation

 

2:30 to 3:00 PM

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

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

Secretary Blankenhorn and other selected leaders from business and government will speak to minority students. Scholarships and grants will be given to a selected group of minority students.

 

Cocktail Reception & Hors d'oeuvres

 

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 650+ attendees expected at the ICAT conference with Bradley Seniors form the Civil Engineering and Construction programs. While cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served complementary, a wonderful opportunity arises for attendees to network.

 

 

VIP Executive Summit  - A Sustainable Funding of Infrastructure

 

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

                           Ed Rapp, Former group President and CFO, Caterpillar Inc.

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 funding of infrastructure in Illinois. Topics will include a new capital bill, examination of alternative funding sources, creative financing, and policy issues. Refer to the "Executive Summit" tab on the left for details.

 

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

 

 

VIP Breakfast

 

7:00 to 7:45 AM

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

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

             

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 $FIG Meeting

 

9:30 to 10:15 AM

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

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

Selected members of the Sustainable Funding of Infrastructure Group ($FIG) members will convene at this meeting to discuss issues related to sustainable funding of Infrastructure.

 

VIP Lunch with Building Contractors

 

12:00 to 1:00 PM

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

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

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 Meeting with Selected ICAT DBE-Focus Board Members

 

3:00 to 3:30 PM

Chaired by: Ms. Claire Williams, President, EDI

Board Room • Par-A-Dice Hotel

By invitation only

Selected members of the DBE Focus Board will convene at this meeting to provide a recap of the Speed Networking event, and to discuss recommendations for next year's events.

 
 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

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.