Because of efforts from both the city and the state there are many critical projects in the works to boost New York’s infrastructure status. When completed, these projects could generate trillions of dollars in annual economic output, service millions of commuters and create hundreds of thousands of jobs. This event provided in-depth conversations about some of the biggest projects completed, in the works and for the future.
Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
President, MTA Construction & Development
Panelists & Sponsored Speakers
Kevin S. Parker
Chair, State Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications
Minelly De Coo
Deputy Director of Infrastructure, Office of Governor Kathy Hochul
Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers
Chair, Transportation Committee
Deputy Chief Contracting Officer, NYC Department of Transportation
First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Design and Construction
VP Projects & Business Development, New York Power Authority
Senior Director, Industry Development; Clean Technology & Renewable - Cleantech and Renewable Energy, Empire State Development
Chief Executive Officer, Rise Light & Power
Nadia Sa'd Mulaire
VP, Transit Strategy & Business Development, Boldyn Networks
Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Global Stratgey Group
Deputy Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
Chief Administrative Officer, Gateway Development Commission
VP, Business Development, Boldyn Networks
COO, Northeast, Boldyn Networks
Managing Director, Infrastructure and Climate Advisory, KPMG US
Chief Administrative Officer, LinkNYC
COO, Clean Path NY for energyRE
Chair, New York City Housing & Buildings Committee
Alison N. Landry, AIA
Chief Infrastructure Officer, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Operations
Senior Vice President, Transportation & Infrastructure National Business Line Executive, WSP
Senior Director, Public Affairs, New York Building Congress
Head of Transmission, Community Offshore Wind
Director Of Command Center Operations, Safety And Security, New York State Bridge Authority
Deputy Chief Development Officer – Delivery, State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Thursday, February 15th, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:40 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Networking Breakfast and Registration
Welcoming Remarks by Emcee Sheryl Huggins Salomon, Director of Strategic Communications for the NYU Silver School of Social Work and City & State Advisory Board Chair
Keynote Speaker Rick Cotton, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New York Infrastructure Outlook
Presented by: Boldyn Networks
New York's economic center is its regional infrastructure network—from transportation, construction, broadband and other projects. Governor Hochul has made an extraordinary commitment to modernize New York State's infrastructure and invest in projects that promote equity, connectivity, and comprehensive transportation opportunities for communities across the state, both in partnership with the federal government and through nation-leading capital investments The panel will address and share updates on the most important public projects, including the Gateway tunnels, Penn Station reconstruction, Port Authority, clean energy projects and broadband expansion.
Transporting NY into the Future
From replacing 100+ year old bridges to stepping up creation of an electric vehicle network, New York is fast-tracking its billion-dollar capital program that prioritizes reconnecting communities, rebuilding crucial links and improving sustainability and resilience. As New York embarks on an array of major transportation infrastructure projects, innovation in the industry offers the prospect of cutting costs, minimizing delays and improving outcomes. How are the biggest projects that are underway or in the works utilizing new processes, materials, methods and tools?
Introduction by Patrick O'Hare, Chief Operating Officer, Northeast, Boldyn Networks
2nd Keynote Speaker Jamie Torres-Springer, President, MTA Construction & Development
NY’s Most Important Energy Infrastructure Project
From the ambitious goal to have 70% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 to new transmission infrastructure projects underway to carry clean energy to more users and ambitious efforts to decarbonize its transportation and building stock, New York state’s clean energy transition incorporates hard work, collaboration and public-private partnership opportunities. How is the city and state coming together to focus on this key goal that includes major opportunities to develop needed regional infrastructure and its workforce and supply chain.
How Design and Construction Factor into Public Projects
The construction industry in New York has been a leader in advocating for diversity by adhering to top diversity standards in procurement and in utilizing small business, M/WBE, DBE, and SDVOB subcontractors. New York builders have already started overhauling their approach to new construction and existing projects by incorporating options for vulnerable New Yorkers as well. Our panel of industry experts will review how we can continue and do even better in this area, while making our building environment a safe and secure workplace, manage current industry challenges, and the latest legislations in this area.
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