This year PIE features are SMART. With Smart Parking and Smart Cities headlining the four day event.

2018 brings the Parking Industry Exhibition to Rosemont’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare airport.


The event kicks off with the co-located Women in Parking conference starting on Sunday, March 25 with keynote speakers, seminars, and peer to peer networking featured throughout the day and a half event.


PIE begins on Monday March 26 with its extremely popular boot camps, featuring this year “an industry in transition” for the main camp – How to prepare yourself for the upcoming changes in the parking industry.

Technology Camp spins off the Boot Camp, with an overview of the technology that will change the industry in the next decade.


Tuesday brings our first Keynote Speaker, Zachary Hall, how challenges listeners to “Don’t Sleep on Planes.” Wake up, meet people, be involved. Seminars, the 150 booth exhibition, and “Speed Networking” round out the first full day of activity.

Tuesday Evening brings the “Death by Parking” themed networking event, trading off the recently published mystery by PT Editor John Van Horn.


Wednesday brings seminars, exhibitions, and networking leading up to the Exhibition’s unique Thursday event.


Smart Parking and Smart Cities is the focus of the closing day of PIE 2018. Keynote speaker Akshay Pottathil, of San Diego State University, will kick off the symposium with a futurist look at the industry and how smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and razor sharp technology will affect the industry. Seminars will feature cities who have brought Smart Parking and Smart Cities together, and offer ideas how parking managers at cities, universities, airports, and the private sector can get a seat at the Smart Cities table.

PIE 2018 promises to set the pace for parking this year. Register today.

Where: The Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL, adjacent to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

When: Monday March 26 - Thursday March 29, 2018


  • Municipalities
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Hospitals and Medical Centers
  • Shopping Centers and Business Parks
  • Airports
  • Commercial Operators

Plus: Networking, Networking, Networking - breakfast, parties, and our famous "Speed Networking".

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