2019 Virginia Conference on Energy & Infrastructure
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Hotel Roanoke | 110 Shenandoah Ave NW | Roanoke, VA 24016

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Business leaders and policy makers will discuss energy and infrastructure’s role to make Virginia more competitive.



April 17th
Networking / Registration: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Program: 2:30 – 5:15 PM
Reception: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
April 18th
Networking / Registration: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion Topics Will Include:

Blueprint for successful job growth in rural Virginia
Attracting new companies and maximizing job growth is at the top of every economic development commissions’ priority list, especially in rural areas of the Commonwealth. Members of Virginia’s business community will discuss what conditions and resources are needed to improve job creation in rural Virginia and how policymakers can incentivize business investment in a strategic manner.

Creating a competitive energy workforce
As technology continues to advance and new efficiency standards respond to a changing environment, Virginia needs a well-trained, highly-educated workforce that can improve our energy grid from research and development to transmission. Panelists will discuss how businesses and Virginia’s education system are working together to train a new generation of workers in the energy sector and what skills are required to be successful in this everchanging climate.

Role of infrastructure in economic development
Without a well-maintained infrastructure system, business cannot increase productivity, improve growth, or move their goods and services to market. Panelists will discuss what improvements are needed to our current infrastructure systems, which include transportation, broadband, energy, and healthcare, so that all regions of Virginia can attract new development opportunities and allow the business community to reach new markets and hire additional workers.

Competitive energy costs for job growth
Spanning traditional and alternative sources, Virginia’s diverse energy portfolio encourages competitive energy prices that benefit businesses and residents alike. Industry experts will highlight the need for a stable, affordable sources of energy, how that can be achieved in the future, and what businesses are doing to reduce their energy costs and improve energy efficiencies.


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Diamond Sponsors:

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Platinum Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsor:

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Participating Hosts:

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