2016 ICPI Summer Meeting in Nashville was a Great Success!

August 30, 2016

The 2016 ICPI Summer Meeting took place August 23-26 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.  Thank you to all of the ICPI Members and their families who attended our recent ICPI Summer Meeting in Nashville to make it a huge success! ICPI had a total of 173 members, 17 spouses, and 2 children for an overall attendance of 199 including the ICPI staff! Four additional events were held in conjunction with the ICPI Committee Meetings in Nashville: the Member Networking Reception, General Session Luncheon, Social Event, and the PaverPAC Reception.

The Member Networking Reception took place Tuesday evening on the Legislative Terrace at the Sheraton Hotel, which allowed members to network and socialize prior to the majority of the committee meetings beginning.  The BanjoCats, a Husband & Wife Duo, made a special appearance to provide some local musical flair as they enhanced the reception with their banjos, guitars and fabulous country singing!

The General Session Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon was a highlight to our week in Nashville, as it featured our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Chuck Taylor, as well as our local guest speaker, Laura Jones, from the City of Nashville.  Steve Berry, along with other ICPI Officers put together a very heart-felt presentation honoring Chuck Taylor and all that has he has contributed to both the Paver Industry, as well as ICPI over the years. 

Our guest speaker, Laura Jones, PE CFM, from Metro Water Services, Stormwater Division of Nashville presented on how and why the City of Nashville and the state of Tennessee have embraced PICP systems. She focused on the Fulton Municipal Parking Lot Project to share why permeable pavers have demonstrated performance that supports LID and Stormwater management successfully. 

The ICPI Social Event at Tequila Cowboy was a huge hit with over 180 members present in which a few of our Members put together an unforgettable “Presidential Debate” to roast our immediate past chair, David Pitre.  David, thank you for all that you have done to “Make ICPI Great Again!”

The PaverPAC Reception took place offsite at BB King's Blues Club on 2nd Avenue.  There were more than 50 members in attendance and a total of $5,045 was raised to support the ICPI PAC.  Thank you to all that attended and contributed to support the ICPI PAC!

A huge Thank You goes out to our 15 amazing Summer Meeting Sponsors who help make the above events possible: ACM Chemistries, Inc., BASF, Besser Company, Columbia Machine, GCP Applied Technologies, KOBRA, Krete, Masa-USA, Pathfinder Systems, Rekers (NA), Inc., Sika Corporation, Solidia Technologies, Standley Batch Systems, Inc., Teka, and Topwerk America.

ICPI would like to thank all of the members, along with their spouses and children, who dedicated their time, money and ideas into the 2016 ICPI Summer Meeting to ensure it was a great success!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for HNA 2016 in Louisville, KY (October 19-21) and the 2017 ICPI Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ (February 15-17).