PIE 2019 Seminar Schedule Announced

PIE 2019 Seminar Schedule Announced

The Parking Industry Expo 2019 continues our cutting-edge seminars and events focusing on the latest developments in the parking industry. This year’s event brings us back to our traditional home base at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

Day One – A new day dedicated to those new to the parking industry and an overview of What’s Happening at PIE 2019. End your day at PIE’s Opening Reception Party.

Day Two

  • International Downtown Association’s report on parking in metropolitan downtowns, universities, shopping centers, airports and more.
  • Special Keynote Address featuring Michael Lowder, Director, Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response (retired), US Department of Transportation.
  • Plus 8 more seminars
  • PIE Trade Show
  • Speed Networking
  • Parking Today’s Reception Cocktail Party.

Day Three

  • Morning and afternoon seminar sessions
  • 4 hours of PIE Trade Show time
  • Special Luncheon Event featuring Parking Today’s Parking Awards!

Day Four

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium

This half day symposium offers parking professionals insight into the continually changing landscape of the Smart Cities movement. See how parking, transportation, and mobility come together to build the Smart City of the future.


Parking Industry Expo 2019 Seminar Tracks

2019 Brings a new focus to our seminars. There will be general sessions of interest to all attendees, plus specialized tracks designed to inform specific industry sectors.

Round-Table Discussions

  • Join the conversation as industry leaders moderate discussions focused the needs and challenges faced by parking professionals on a range of issues critical to the industry.
  • Do you manage parking operations in a city, university, airport or commercial property?
  • Sit with peers and service providers to uncover the latest secrets to success.

Innovations in Parking Technology

Discover the latest technology and how to best apply it to provide better service to your parking customers. Sessions to explore the newest technology in

  • LPR,
  • Wayfinding
  • Parking Reservations
  • Applications.

Focus on Parking NOW!

  • Automobile companies are building for 20 years out, you need to build for today.
  • Does the tech really work?
  • Can you describe the solution before you buy the technology?
  • Autonomous vehicles,
  • Shared data,
  • Geo way-finding.

Everyone is talking about the future, but what about today? Will today’s trends impacting parking facilities and parking operations be here tomorrow?

Managing a Parking System

  • How your people can make a difference in your bottom line
  • What does it takes to run a profitable and successful parking operation
  • the best sources for finding good people
  • how training is important
  • when to promote and when to fire
  • wage expectations for parking service workers.

How Society affects Parking Operations

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • connected cars
  • social media
  • millennials vs boomers
  • who are our customers
  • Grass roots organizations and citizen groups are calling for parking reforms and cities are listening.

Parking 101 Boot Camp, Technology Camp and NPA's CPP Prep Course
Monday, March 26, 2018

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Parking 101 Boot Camp

The theme for our last four Boot Camps was "An Industry in Transition." At PIE 2018, we are keeping the theme, but updating content to focus on each of the different groups in the room. The format will be divided into three sections: 1) traditional industry in transition discussions; 2) the five most important challenges of managing in each industry segment; and 3) putting it all together.


1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

The National Parking Association’s Certified Parking Professional Designation
Fundamentals of Parking Management:  A CPP Prep Course

The National Parking Association’s Certified Parking Professional designation (CPP) is the parking industry’s premier certification designation. 

It is a practical, comprehensive, and real-world based curriculum designed to assist parking managers in performing their duties in an effective and professional manner. As a Certified Parking Professional you join a list of parking leaders who are committed to fostering the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of parking programs and services.

In this informative session, you will hear the benefits of acquiring the CPP certification, examine the steps required to apply for the designation, and learn about the resources NPA has developed to help you study, and prepare for the CPP exam. 

In this session you will learn:

•    What managers need to understand about the business of parking
•    The reasons managers need to take the CPP (Benefits)
•    The Ways in which one can sign up for the CPP?
•    The resources available to help applicants plan and prepare for the exam? 

The ways in which recent CPP applicants can take advantage of their certification?

Presented by :  Eamon Connor, Director Professional Development, NPA, and Robb Rice, CPP, General Manager / Business Development Manager Midwest Region, Allpro Parking, LLC


3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Technology Camp – Tech for newbies and not so new to parking

To understand Parking Technology, you need to know a bit about how technology, the internet, communications, and data storage works. There are buzz words like “ip” or “cloud based” or “on line” that have specific meanings. They are often used and the people who use them don’t know what they mean.  Technology Camp will prepare you for the upcoming sessions, and for your return to a technology laden parking operation.

Presented by :  Tom Wunk, Vice President, PARCS Strategy and Sales, T2 Systems, Inc., Paul Chan, Director Sales Engineering, Vimoc Technologies, Grant Dawson, VP of IT,  T2 Systems, Inc. and Jeff Sparrow, Senior Account Manager, Park Assist



Select one of the following days for complete schedule of seminar sessions

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Day Two

  • International Downtown Association’s report on parking in metropolitan downtowns, universities, shopping centers, airports and more.
  • Special Keynote Address featuring Michael Lowder, Director, Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response (retired), US Department of Transportation.
  • Plus 8 more seminars
  • PIE Trade Show
  • Speed Networking
  • Parking Today’s Reception Cocktail Party.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Day Three

  • Morning and afternoon seminar sessions
  • 4 hours of PIE Trade Show time
  • Special Luncheon Event featuring Parking Today’s Parking Awards!

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Day Four

This half day symposium offers parking professionals insight into the continually changing landscape of the Smart Cities movement. See how parking, transportation, and mobility come together to build the Smart City of the future

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