It’s Fall Y’all – what does that mean? Kickoff time for the 2020 Expo.
For the fourth consecutive year, the event planning team of Kuniklo and BEX returns with fresh ideas, concepts and plans to build on the successes they’ve learned from doing the Expo in the past.
New This Year
First and foremost, MCDOT has joined the planning committee this year! The founding partners of ADOT, City of Phoenix Streets Transportation, City of Phoenix Transit, Sky Harbor, and Valley Metro with funding through FHWA are thrilled to welcome a new public agency partner to the team.
Next up – this blog! We’re excited to share with you some behind the scenes information and updates as we plan out this event. We’ll post here regularly with newly confirmed sponsors, speakers, ideas for maximizing the impact of the event for attendees, and more.
Event Theme & Marketing Concept
We’re hitting the ground running with an updated event logo and theme of “Navigating Transportation Through 2020”. About a dozen logo concepts and theme variations are proposed very early in the Expo planning process.
We started with thinking through the year 2020 and playing through the 20-20 vision concept, and tying it somehow to transportation. We’re all becoming so familiar with mapping apps and navigation (maybe a little too reliant on Google maps sometimes?), we wanted to bring that into the event as well.
The Expo is the perfect event for all firms involved in transportation planning & construction. The event helps navigate attendees through the complex public procurement process, adding ‘stops’ with potential partners, contracting opportunities, technical assistance and more.
The theme the planning committee has selected represents these concepts perfectly. The event marketing will focus on navigating a path through the event – highlighting stops – what speakers to hear from, sponsors and exhibitors to visit and network with, educational opportunities attendees can learn from and more.
Who’s Behind the Scenes
Any questions or comments about the event – don’t hesitate to reach out. The event planning committee participants are:
ADOT BECO Office
Kent Lane, DBE Supportive Services Manager
AZ Builder’s Exchange, LLC
Patti Tellez, President
City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department
Reyna Valenzuela – Certification Program Manager
City of Phoenix Public Transit Department
Christina Hernandez – Equal Opportunity Specialist
Shelley Reimann – Federal Compliance Oversight Manager
Renee Standing Tree – Equal Opportunity Specialist
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
Valerie Churchwell, Special Services/Small Business Engagement Manager
Street Transportation Department
Amy Hartle, MPA
ADOT Awards and Recognition
Kim R. Phillips, Employee Engagement Administrator
Maricopa County Department of Transportation
Kimberly Richards, Intergovernmental Coordinator