SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

April 22, 2008 14:47 ET

The "Opportunities In Transporation Infrastructure Conference" Is Going Places in a Hurry!

The Confluence of Timely Speakers, Renewed Media Interest & Presidential Aspirations Serves to Accelerate the Potential Impact of This High-Profile Event

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Triggered by the potent mixture of Presidential politics and increased media coverage, the formerly "un-sexy" issue of transportation infrastructure has gained a powerful voice in the national conversation. The newfound clout of infrastructure as a cornerstone in the platforms of all the Presidential candidates (and its corresponding prominence in the media) has become equally apparent in the key elements of Infocast's upcoming Opportunities In Transportation Infrastructure Conference, May 14-16, 2008 at the Almas Temple in Washington, DC.

A roster of over 45 distinguished presenters will be led by Keynote Speaker, David Crane, the Special Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ("California's $500 Billion Infrastructure Challenge") and will spotlight a variety of state "gatekeepers" from the public sector, ranging from victorious transportation trailblazers (Virginia & Texas), current and innovative players (Pennsylvania and New Jersey) and those states who are now prepared to explore mutually beneficial partnerships with the private sector (Massachusetts, Washington, Colorado) in order to secure the essential rehabilitation -- and renaissance -- of the nation's infrastructure.

The private sector will be well-represented too, featuring prominent leaders from firms including First Southwest Company, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, Societe Generale and the Royal Bank of Scotland among others. Senior representatives from the Department of the Transportation and the FHWA will offer the Federal perspective, as will key members of two recent transportation commissions. In addition, Paul Volpe, the CFO of the City of Chicago will offer a much-anticipated update on the long-awaited Midway Airport privatization. Finally, a volume of media representatives have confirmed their intention to attend and cover the Conference for their respective publications, insuring that the renewal of the nation's infrastructure will only gain in prominence in the months to come.

A pre-Conference Transportation Infrastructure Tutorial will be offered on Wednesday, May 14th. The Tutorial will feature an exceptional faculty of industry professionals from stellar firms such as Ernst & Young, Moffatt & Nichol, Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

For the most current information on this event or to register please visit the event website at

Contact Information

    David Church
    818-888-4445, ext. 26