Coastal Region Transportation Summit: An Initiative of GRPC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
GOLDEN NUGGET BILOXI

7:30am - 12 Noon / Transportation Summit

12 Noon - 1:00pm / Casual Lunch & Exhibitions

1:00pm - 3:00pm / Joint Land Use Forum

Featuring

Featuring

Online registration for this event is now closed. You can still register onsite at the event on 8/28/19 & 8/29/19.

Stakeholder Input Survey

Senator Roger Wicker

Elaine Chao

Mayor Mick Cornett

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Rep. Steven Palazzo

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH

EXHIBITOR SETUP AND EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 12 NOON - 4 PM

  • Pre-function Area (outside Grand Ballroom)

VIP SPONSORS RECEPTION 5:00 - 7:00 PM*

  • Ship Island Ballroom

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29TH

GRAND BALLROOM DOORS & EXHIBITS OPEN 7:30 AM

  • All American breakfast buffet open in pre-function area outside Grand Ballroom

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS 8:00-8:30AM

  • Paul Gavin, Executive Director, Gulf Regional Planning Commission
  • MDOT Commissioner Tom King, Southern District

FIRST PANEL DISCUSSION 8:30-9:45AM

  • TRANSPORTATION AS A COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DRIVER
  • Moderator: Ashley Edwards, Gulf Coast Business Council
  • 8:30 - 9:00 / Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 9:00 - 9:15 / Janel Carothers - CDO, Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission
  • 9:15 - 9:30 / Mayor Billy Hewes – City of Gulfport, MS
  • 9:30 - 9:45 / Panel Discussion, Q&A Interaction and stakeholder input

REMARKS & KEY NOTE ADDRESS 10:15 - 10:45AM

REMARKS BY SENATOR CINDY HYDE-SMITH (R-MS)
REMARKS & INTRODUCTION BY SENATOR ROGER WICKER (R-MS)
U. S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ELAINE L. CHAO

SECOND PANEL DISCUSSION 11:00AM - 12:15PM

FUTURE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS ON THE COAST
Moderator: Keith Bucklew, HDR, Inc.
  • 11:00 - 11:15 / Dr. Clay Walden - MSU CAVS – Automated Vehicles
  • 11:15 - 11:30 / Ronald Weinberger –NAVAIR – Defense Logistics
  • 11:30 - 11:45 / Dr. Paula Dowell – Freight on the Coast
  • 11:45 - 12:00 / Kevin Coggin, CTA – Future Mobility needs
  • 12:00 - 12:15 / Panel Discussion, Q&A Interaction and stakeholder input

CASUAL LUNCH & EXHIBITS 12:15 NOON - 1:00PM (Exhibits close at 2PM)

Pre-function area and Grand Ballroom

JOINT LAND USE STATEWIDE FORUM 1:00 - 3:30PM - Ship Island Ballroom

Moderator: Andy Kilgore, Director, MS Defense Diversification Initiative, USM
  • 1:00 - 1:05 / INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: CONGRESSMAN STEVEN PALAZZO (R-MS)
  • 1:05 - 1:20 / Capt. William Witmire, Naval Construction Battalion Center
  • 1:20 - 1:40 / Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, City of Biloxi
  • 1:40 - 2:00 / Tasha Golson, Keesler Air Force Base
  • 2:00 - 2:20 / Raymond Greer, Stantec, National Perspective
  • 2:20 - 2:40 / Matthew Borron, COO, National Association of Defense Communities
  • 2:40 - 3:00 / Patrick Scheuermann, Strategic Advisor to Governor for MS Space Initiative
  • 3:00 - 3:15 / Panel Discussion, Q&A Interaction and stakeholder input

3:15 - 3:30 - SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS - GRPC

* Must be a sponsor to attend the VIP reception.
No individual tickets sold to VIP reception.

Online registration for this event is now closed. You can still register onsite at the event on 8/28/19 & 8/29/19.

Sponsor Packages

For more information contact
Paul Gavin pgavin@grpc.com or 228-864-1167


Download Agenda Stakeholder Input Survey

Presenting

  • Coast Transit Authority, We Keep the Gulf Coast Rolling for You!
  • Neel Schaffer, Solutions you can build upon
  • The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Port of Gulfport, Mississippi
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  • Mississippi Department of Transportation

Gold

  • Port of Pascagoula: Mississippi's Largest Port
  • Mississippi Development Authority

Silver

  • Chevron Pascagoula Refinery
  • Amtrak
  • Michael Baker International
  • Mississippi Power
  • Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
  • Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Burk Kleinpeter
  • Hancock Mississippi, Port, Air and Space
  • Harrison County Development Commission
  • Garver USA
  • Eley Guild Hardy
  • Eley Guild Hardy
  • Southern Rail Commission