Rick Cotton looks down the runway toward what's ahead for JFK International Airport as the featured speaker at NYU Rudin Center for Transportation symposium.

JFK Airport tower and tram

Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, will be the featured speaker at a breakfast forum Wednesday, Feb. 6, at NYU Wagner (Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, corner of Houston St., 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y.) focused on the future of JFK International Airport.

This public symposium – sponsored by the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation – opens at 8:30 a.m. The Hon. Melinda Katz, Borough President of Queens, will give opening remarks at 9 a.m., and Cotton will speak at 9:10 a.m.

Panel discussions follow.

9:30 a.m. Panel I. Emerging Patterns in Global Aviation:

Alan Pellegrini - CEO, Thales North America

Derek Utter - Chief Development Officer, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Mitchell L. Moss - Moderator - Director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

10:15 a.m. Panel II. Plans and Priorities for Modernizing JFK International Airport:

Amit Rikhy - President & CEO, CAG Holdings

Arthur Molins - Managing Director, Terminal One Group Association

Justin Ginsburgh – Director, JFK Infrastructure Strategy and Development, JetBlue

Michael O’Neil - Chairman, MSA Security

Mitchell L. Moss - Moderator - Director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

11:00 a.m. Panel III. The Impact of JFK on Community and Economic Development:

Hope Knight - President & CEO, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Kevin Alexander - President & CEO, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation

Selvena Brooks-Powers - Manager, External Affairs and Community Outreach, JFK Redevelopment

Thomas Grech - President & CEO, Queens Chamber of Commerce

Erin King Sweeney - Moderator - Managing Member, King Sweeney Strategies

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, ends at 11:45 a.m.