Parking Industry Expo 2019 Conference Sessions

PIE 2019 Conference Program Under Development!

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.


Keynote and Educational Sessions

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 -- Start the day with a special session sponsored by the International Downtown Association.   Join John Van Horn as he moderates a panel of downtown parking industry veterans as they present the IDA’s report on parking in metropolitan downtowns, universities, shopping centers, airports and more.  Followed up with this year’s 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 and Parking Today’s Reception Cocktail Party. 

Day Three -- Morning and afternoon seminar sessions wrap around 4 hours of PIE Trade Show time and PIE’s Special Luncheon Event featuring Parking Today’s Parking Awards!   Luncheon included with all PIE attendee and exhibitor registrations.

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 Program

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.  The sessions are designed to be interactive and participatory to let you contribute to the discussion and learn from your peers, colleagues, and competitors.

Innovations in Parking Technology

Discover the latest technology and how to best apply it to provide better service to your parking customers. This track will explore how parking, transportation, and mobility professionals can apply new technologies to improve the customer experience. Sessions to explore the newest technology in LPR, Wayfinding, Parking Reservations and Applications.

Focus on the Future of Parking or Parking NOW!

Ignore the main stream media, 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.  Focus on what it takes to run a profitable and successful parking operation. Sessions include where to find the best sources for finding good people, how training is important, when to promote and when to fire, and wage expectations for parking service workers.

How Society affects Parking Operations

Autonomous vehicles, connected cars, social media, instant news, millennials vs boomers – who are our customers.  Etc. Grass roots organizations and citizen groups are calling for parking reforms and cities are listening. Find out why parking is a growing focus in society and how it affects parking operations.

Thursday at PIE 2019

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium

Mobility as a Service (MaaS). 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. Join us to hear how cities and service providers from across the country have worked together to implement new and innovative transportation and parking policies and services.

The Parking Industry Expo reaches out to dozens of experts in all areas of the Parking World. These are consultants, vendors, senior parking managers in cities and universities as well as parking operators and parking facility developers. We asked them to participate, we did not simply put out a “call for papers.” It’s much more difficult to develop a program this way, but it means that you will receive the best information from the finest sources available.

Don’t miss out on this year's outstanding educational seminars in Rosemont at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.

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