May 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

Infrastructure Week 2019 National Kickoff Event


Hosted by Infrastructure Week Steering Committee

Join leaders from business, labor, elected government and more to launch Infrastructure Week 2019!

This event formally inaugurates the Week and elevates critical topics to be addressed at dozens of events across Washington and the Nation, from how to fund infrastructure at the national, state, and local level to ensuring that the infrastructure choices and policies we make today make our communities more resilient, healthy, prosperous, and secure.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • The Honorable Steny Hoyer, Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Former Secretary of Transportation and Chief Policy Officer, Lyft
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, IN and President, National League of Cities
  • The Honorable Gary Moore, Judge Executive of Boone County, KY and Vice-Chairman, National Association of Counties
  • The Honorable Frank Scott, Jr., Mayor of Little Rock, AR
  • Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
  • Gregory Kelly, President and CEO, WSP USA
  • Robert Slimp, Chairman, President and CEO, HNTB
  • Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings
  • Steve Demetriou, Chair and CEO, Jacobs Engineering
  • Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
  • Terry Neimayer, Chairman, KCI Industries and Chair, ASCE Business Leaders Council
  • Adie Tomer, Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings
  • And video appearances by Tom Domonohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO

We invite you to join us on May 13th at the Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center as leaders from all sectors debate critical questions facing policymakers in Washington and around the country as America works to #BuildForTomorrow:

  • How are cities, counties, and states working to close their infrastructure funding gaps, and what support do they need from Washington?
  • As America upgrades its transportation, water, energy, and digital infrastructure for the 21st century, how will it be impacted by technology, demographic shifts, extreme weather and security risks?
  • What role does infrastructure play for American businesses and workers competing in the global economy?
  • How are new solutions breaking down barriers to mobility, solving problems from healthcare access to equity to aging in place?
  • How can industry and educators collaborate to build a strong talent pipeline, create opportunity for students and job-seekers, and build durable, careers?
  • And, what is the outlook for federal infrastructure legislation?