Transportation & Infrastructure Seminar

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Event Details:

April 11, 2024 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bally's Quad Cities Casino & Hotel
777 Bally Blvd.
Rock Island, IL

Cost: Registration is CLOSED

Event Contact:

Lucas Hayes
[email protected]

Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact Lauren Grask
[email protected]

Join us at the 2024 Transportation & Infrastructure Seminar, where business and community leaders will hear about new or ongoing transportation and infrastructure projects that will impact business and industry in the Quad Cities Region.

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Cost: Registration is CLOSED

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker

Ray LaHood

Former US Secretary of Transportation

With a 36-year career in public service, Secretary LaHood has extensive experience on major national policy issues, among them transportation and infrastructure. He served as the 16th Department of Transportation Secretary from 2009 to 2013 and quickly became known as a bipartisan leader.


Secretary LaHood’s tenure was marked by landmark efforts to improve safety in every mode of transportation, from aviation and rail to pipelines and automobiles. Under his leadership, improvements to America’s infrastructure included building or replacing 350,000 miles of highway, repairing 20,000 bridges, and renewing or constructing 6,000 miles of rail tracks. Secretary LaHood also achieved more stringent fuel efficiency requirements from automakers, took steps to address airline pilot fatigue and turned the problem of distracted driving into a national concern. As Secretary of Transportation, he oversaw an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a US$70 billion budget in charge of air, maritime and surface transportation.


Keynote speaker

Amy Asselin

Global Marketing Manager, Deere Excavators

John Deere

Keynote speaker

Denise Bulat

Executive Director

Bi-State Regional Commission

Keynote speaker

Tom Heinold

Chief, Operations Division

USACE Rock Island District

Keynote speaker

Benjamin Leischner

Executive Director

Quad Cities International Airport

Keynote speaker

Scott Marler


Iowa Department of Transportation

Keynote speaker

Jeff Nelson

CEO, Managing Director


Keynote speaker

Omer Osman

Transportation Secretary

Illinois Department of Transportation

Public Works Panel

Keynote speaker

Mike Bartels

Public Works Director

City of Rock Island

Keynote speaker

Nicole Gleason

Assistant City Administrator/Public Works Director

City of Davenport

Keynote speaker

Tim Kammler

Director of Engineering

City of East Moline

Keynote speaker

Brian Schmidt

Public Works Director

City of Bettendorf

Keynote speaker

Denver Schmitt

Public Works Director

City of Moline



What does the Transportation & Infrastructure Seminar include?

Speakers and programming, light breakfast, lunch, and networking opportunities throughout the event.


When is the last day to register?

Ticket sales close exactly one week prior to the event on April 3, 2024.
*All dietary restrictions must be submitted a week prior to the event. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


What is your refund and cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend the event you have purchased a ticket for, refunds can be processed, less the transaction fee, up to one week before the event. Event attendees are locked in one week before the event, and refunds cannot be given after that date. Please reach out to Jean Suckow to request a refund at [email protected] or by calling at 319-665-6397.

In cases of inclement weather, the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal will assess the situation and will alert all attendees if the event will be postponed or canceled. Refunds will not be offered if the postponed event is held. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, they may be exchanged for a different event of the same value, free of charge, subject to availability.


I've purchased a ticket(s), do I receive a physical one?

No, there are no physical tickets. Attendees are asked to check-in at the registration table prior to the event.


How can I get my business in front of attendees through sponsorships?

For sponsorship information, contact Lauren Grask at [email protected]