A New Paradigm for Rebuilding Our Nation's Infrastructure
FEATURING:

HONORABLE SCOTT M. STRINGER

HONORABLE STEVE ISRAEL

United States House of Representatives
2nd Congressional District of New York

HONORABLE JERROLD NADLER

United States House of Representatives
8th Congressional District of New York

HONORABLE ROSA DELAURO

United States House of Representatives
3rd Congressional District of Connecticut

HONORABLE EDWARD G. RENDELL

Former Governor of Pennsylvania
and founding member of Building America's Future

BERNARD L. SCHWARTZ

Chairman & CEO
BLS Investments 

CHRISTOPHER O. WARD

Executive Director
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

MITCHEL B. WALLERSTEIN

President
Baruch College, CUNY

JAMES PARROTT

Chief Economist
Fiscal Policy Institute

MITCHELL L. MOSS

Rudin Center of Transportation
Policy and Management - NYU

GARRY A. BROWN

Chairman
NYS Public Service Commission

ROBERT E. PAASWELL

Founding Director,
CUNY Institute for Urban Systems CCNY, CUNY

PETRA TODOROVICH

Regional Plan Association
Director of the 2050 Program, NY

PROFESSOR MICHAEL LIKOSKY

NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
Author of "Obama's Bank"

JOYCE MILLER

CEO
Tier One Public Strategies

JACKSON MORRIS

Senior Policy Advisor
Pace University Energy and Climate Center

REZA GHAFURIAN

Technical Leader - Central Engineering
Con Edison

STANLEY GEE

Executive Deputy Commissioner
NYS Department of Transportation

ROBERT B. CATELL

Co-Chair
Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center
Stony Brook University - Manhattan

MANFRED OHRENSTEIN

Partner
Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP

CHRISTOPHER J. TAYLOR

Deputy and Director - High Speed Rail
AECOM

VONDA BRUNSTING

Eastern Region Director
SEIU Capital Stewardship Program

JOHN DIONISIO

Infrastructure Director
Meridiam Infrastructure

CYNTHIA PRASCHNIK

Investment Principal
Citi Infrastructure Investors

KATHY MCCORMACK

Assistant Comptroller, Labor Affairs
Office of the State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

MIKE FISHMAN

President
32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

GARY LABARBERA

President
Building Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

RICHARD T. ANDERSON

President
New York Building Congress

SAMARA BAREND

Vice President, Strategic Development
Director for PPPs and Alternative Delivery North America AECOM

TRIA CASE

University Director of Sustainability
CUNY

FELICITY B. GATES

Co-Head
Citi Infrastructure Investors

YA-TING LIU

Federal Advocate
Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Banking on the Future

A New Paradigm for Rebuilding Our Nation's Infrastructure

March 14, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

SUBJECT: This conference will bring together notable experts and thought leaders who will broadly examine national, regional and state infrastructure bank concepts and forward-thinking proposals, followed by focused discussions on clean energy, transportation and high speed rail, private and pension investments for the public good, the labor force and jobs creation.

EVENT LOCATION:

The William and Anita Newman Conference Center
151 East 25th Street, Room 750
New York, NY 10010

Event Registration:

This conference will bring together notable experts and thought leaders who will broadly examine national, regional and state infrastructure bank concepts and forward-thinking proposals, followed by focused discussions on clean energy, transportation and high speed rail, private and pension investments for the public good, the labor force and jobs creation.

In recent years the United States has watched from the sidelines as developed and emerging nations rapidly invest in high speed rail, clean energy and other crucial infrastructure.  Beyond questions of global competitiveness,  substantial infrastructure investment holds the promise of millions of new jobs and multiplier effects that will benefit the entire economy.

It is clear that the time has come for the creation of national, regional or state infrastructure banks.  Amid uncertainty about how to manage a growing federal deficit, national, regional and state infrastructure banks are key ways to help finance U.S. infrastructure objectives, on top of federal transportation funding.  This is especially true in an era of sustained fiscal duress in state and municipal government sectors which shoulder some three quarters of public infrastructure spending.

Forward-thinking proposals on national, regional and state infrastructure banks have already been advanced by President Obama, Congressman Steve Israel, and others.  "Banking on The Future: A New Paradigm for Rebuilding Our Nation's Infrastructure" will broadly examine the infrastructure bank concept, followed by focused discussions on infrastructure of the future, private and pension investments for the public good as well as the issues of the labor force and jobs creation.