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2017 National Meeting & Training Conference Schedule

2017 National Meeting & Training Conference 

Smart Transportation: The Next Frontier

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Schedule is tentative and subject to change. All events take place at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center unless otherwise listed.


 

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

 

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

 

Registration Open

 

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 

 

Golf Pairing Party

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017

 

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

 

Registration Open

 

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

 

Scholarship Golf Tournament

Inn of St. John, 44045 Five Mile Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170

 

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Youth Symposium

Location TBD

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

Technical Tour: International Tunnel to Canada

Bus departs hotel at 8:40 AM and returns at 10:20 AM

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

Saturday CEU Course 1

Details forthcoming

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Saturday CEU Course 2

Details forthcoming

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Technical Tour: Ford Rouge Factory (F-150 and Driverless Car)

Bus departs hotel at 10:30 AM and returns at 12:30 PM

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

CITY Intern Lunch

Invitation only

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Saturday CEU Course 3

Details forthcoming

 

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Technical Tour: Metro Airport

Bus departs hotel at 1:30 PM and returns at 4:00 PM

 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Saturday CEU Course 4

Details forthcoming

 

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Technical Tour: I-94 Small Business Element/Shared Office – Ride Q-Link

Bus departs hotel at 4:15 PM and returns at 5:45 PM

 

  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Youth Symposium Reception
Open Invitation
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Joint Leadership Reception
Invitation Only

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Chairman’s Reception

Invitation only

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017

 

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

 

Registration Open

 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

Ecumenical Service

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

Sunday CEU Course 1

Details forthcoming

 

9:05 AM – 10:15 AM

 

Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting & Continental Breakfast

 

9:05 AM – 8:00 PM

 

Exhibit Hall Open

 

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

 

Leadership Breakfast for Council of Presidents

Council of Presidents members only

 

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

 

Break for Exhibit Hall Visit

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Sunday CEU Course 2

Details forthcoming

 

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Joint Leadership Team Meeting

Joint Leadership Team members only

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

 

Exhibit Hall Box Lunch

 

12:45 PM – 2:45 PM

 

National Board of Directors Meeting and Lunch

Lunch provided for Board Members only, non-Board attendees may bring their own lunch

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Sunday CEU Course 3

Details forthcoming

 

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

NTI / Gannon Consult Workshop

 

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Technical Tour: SEMTOC

Bus departs hotel at 1:10 PM and returns at 4:45 PM

 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Sunday CEU Course 4

Details forthcoming

 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

New Chapter Officer Training

 

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

 

Break for Exhibit Hall Visit

 

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

 

HUB (Historically Underutilized Businesses) Forum

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

New Member Orientation

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Committee and Advisory Council Meetings

Details forthcoming

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

 

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

 

Registration Open

 

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Exhibit Hall Open

 

8:30 AM – 9:30 PM

 

Continental Breakfast

 

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Opening Plenary Session

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Break for Exhibit Hall Visit

 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

 

Legislative Luncheon

 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Break for Exhibit Hall Visit

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

 

Workshop Session: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

 

Workshop Session: Industry Certification

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

 

Workshop Session: Leadership

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

 

Workshop Session: Transportation – Policy

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

 

Workshop Session: Transportation – Technical

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Rail~Volution

 

2:15 PM – 4:45 PM

 

CEO Summit

Invitation only

 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Emerging Leaders Workshop

 

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Workshop info forthcoming

 

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Industry Certification

Workshop info forthcoming

 

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Leadership

Workshop info forthcoming

 

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Transportation – Policy

Workshop info forthcoming

 

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Transportation – Technical

Workshop info forthcoming

 

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

CEO Summit Reception

Invitation only

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Exhibit Hall Closing and Prize Giveaways

 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

 

VIP Reception hosted by COMTO President/CEO

Invitation Only

 

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 

Detroit Welcome Reception

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017

 

6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

 

 

Registration Open

 

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM

 

Grab-N-Go Breakfast

 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

 

COMTO General Membership Meeting

 

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

 

Plenary Session

 

 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM   Refreshment Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Workshop Session: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Workshop info forthcoming

 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Workshop Session: Industry Certification

Workshop info forthcoming

 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Workshop Session: Leadership

Workshop info forthcoming

 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Workshop Session: Transportation – Policy

Workshop info forthcoming

 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Workshop Session: Transportation – Technical

Workshop info forthcoming

 

12:15 AM – 2:15 PM

 

National Scholarship Luncheon

 

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

COMTO/APTA Assembly

 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Industry Certification

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Leadership

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Transportation – Policy

Workshop info forthcoming

 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Workshop Session: Transportation – Technical

Workshop info forthcoming

 

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Committee and Advisory Council Meetings

Details forthcoming

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

Pre-Awards Cocktail Hour

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

Board of Directors Reception

Invitation only

 

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 

Industry Awards Banquet

 

     
     
     
     
     
"Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and applications for Transportation and Construction"
With the advent in UAV technology, transportation and construction projects are finding new applications for UAV technology in surveillance, surveying, data collection, bridge inspection, etc. Subject matter experts from theUniversity of Texas-Arlington will provide background on the technology and how construction companies can diversify their business and add this technology to their acumen.
  • Dr. Anand J. Puppala
  • Michael K. McNair
  • Tejo V. Bheemasetti

"Automated Vehicles and Vehicle Connectivity - How Supply Companies can prepare themselves to procure components"

Automated vehicles (AV) have a long way to go from market introduction to widespread usage and so are opportunities for disruption and improvements. AVs present an exciting opportunity not only for car and OEM manufacturers, but also for companies looking to develop third party/aftermarket components and applications. Connected vehicles on the other hand include cars talking to one another and to roadside infrastructure. Several states are already performing pilot tests to retrofit vehicles and roadside infrastructure to test variety of safety and mobility applications.  In anticipation of widespread deployment, already companies have started developing mobile apps, dashboard integrations, and third party devices.  

Both AV and CV technologies are expected to become widespread presenting companies with local, regional, and global opportunities.

  •  Rajat Rajbhandari, PhD
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute
MTA's Small Business Mentorship Program
The MTA Small Business Mentorship program is scaling up to become a national model for DBE, M/WBE and small business inclusion practices.  Come and listen to how you can access and be a part of the more than $6 Billion in contracts.
"Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and applications for Transportation and Construction"
With the advent in UAV technology, transportation and construction projects are finding new applications for UAV technology in surveillance, surveying, data collection, bridge inspection, etc. Subject matter experts from theUniversity of Texas-Arlington will provide background on the technology and how construction companies can diversify their business and add this technology to their acumen.
  • Dr. Anand J. Puppala
  • Michael K. McNair
  • Tejo V. Bheemasetti

"Automated Vehicles and Vehicle Connectivity - How Supply Companies can prepare themselves to procure components"

Automated vehicles (AV) have a long way to go from market introduction to widespread usage and so are opportunities for disruption and improvements. AVs present an exciting opportunity not only for car and OEM manufacturers, but also for companies looking to develop third party/aftermarket components and applications. Connected vehicles on the other hand include cars talking to one another and to roadside infrastructure. Several states are already performing pilot tests to retrofit vehicles and roadside infrastructure to test variety of safety and mobility applications.  In anticipation of widespread deployment, already companies have started developing mobile apps, dashboard integrations, and third party devices.  

Both AV and CV technologies are expected to become widespread presenting companies with local, regional, and global opportunities.

  •  Rajat Rajbhandari, PhD
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute
MTA's Small Business Mentorship Program
The MTA Small Business Mentorship program is scaling up to become a national model for DBE, M/WBE and small business inclusion practices.  Come and listen to how you can access and be a part of the more than $6 Billion in contracts.
Michael J. Garner, MBA
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