Agenda

March 12, 1014
Harris Conference Center

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TimeConference ActivitySpeaker/Panelist
8 a.m.

Networking
Continental breakfast


Welcome

Chris William
Wells Fargo

8:30 a.m. Global Competitiveness Vision Dr. Tony Zeiss, President
Central Piedmont Community College
8:45 a.m.

What Global Competitiveness Means to the Charlotte Region

Welcome

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon


Trevor Fuller, Chairman.
Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

9:05 a.m. Global Economic Development and Global Competitiveness in North Carolina North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory
9:40 a.m. Impact of the Norfolk Southern Intermodal Hub in Charlotte

Jeff Heller, Vice President
Norfolk Southern Corporation

10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion:
"Economic Conditions for Global Prosperity"

    Diane Cherry, Environments Policy Manager
    Institute for Emerging Issues, Moderator

    Panelists:

    • Mark Beattie, Principal
      Hickey & Associates, LLC
    • Dan DiMicco, Chairman Emeritus
      Nucor
    • Jeff Merrifield, Senior Vice President
      CB&I
    • Clifton Vann, President
      Livingston & Haven
      11:15 a.m. Lunch Buffet
      Boxed selections
      Noon Advanced Manufacturing Awards
      • Kevin Pitts, Publisher
        Charlotte Business Journal
      • Mark Pringle, Vice President
        Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub
      • David Hollars, Executive Director
        Centralina Workforce Development Board
      • Mike Manis, Director, Community and Economic Development
        Centralina Council of Governments
      12:35 p.m.

      Speaker Introduction

      Mark Pringle, Vice President
      Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub

      "Global Competitiveness through Advanced Manufacturing" Eric Spiegel, President and CEO

      Siemens USA

      1:25 p.m. Close

      Dr. Tony Zeiss, President
      Central Piedmont Community College