Media Advisory: 7th Annual National Infrastructure Week Kicks Off in Washington DC on May 13

For planning purposes only

April 3, 2019 – Washington, DC – Next month, hundreds of groups from across the country will come together to celebrate the seventh annual – and official – Infrastructure Week (May 13-20, 2019). Organized by a bipartisan steering committee that includes AFL-CIO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, National Association of Manufacturers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, the Value of Water Campaign and Building America’s Future, Infrastructure Week is a week of advocacy and education about the need to #BuildForTomorrow and invest in our nation’s roads, rails, pipes, ports, and more.

The week will commence with its National Kickoff Event in Washington, DC on Monday, May 13 at 9:00 am (details below). Then hundreds of affiliates across the country will host additional events, engage on social media, meet with their elected officials, and talk to local press about why investing in infrastructure is so important (check our frequently-updated calendar of events for more). Throughout the week, Infrastructure Week is also hosting its own regional summits in Houston, Texas; Lansing, Michigan; and, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Washington DC Kickoff Event Details

Where:
Reagan Building, Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

When:
Monday, May 13, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

What:  
Panel conversations, keynotes, and fireside chats with labor, business, and elected leaders

Speakers (More to be announced!):

  • Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • The Hon. Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, IN and President, National League of Cities
  • The Hon. Gary Moore, Judge Executive of Boone County, KY and Vice-Chairman, National Association of Counties
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
  • Gregory Kelly, President and CEO, WSP USA
  • Robert Slimp, Chairman, President and CEO, HNTB
  • Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings

Media RSVP: Abigail Gardner, agardner@infrastructureweek.org, cell 412 977 3051

Follow Infrastructure Week on Twitter @InfraWeek, and follow the conversation at #BuildForTomorrow.

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