The Parking Industry Exhibition for 2018 returns to its home at the Hyatt Regency near Chicago’s O’Hare airport and although the venue will be familiar, it will be unlike any trade event you have attended. We are changing everything to make it more responsive to those attending from different parking market segments.
We continue to address the parking needs and provide solutions for Municipalities, University and Hospital Campus Parking, Shopping and Business Development, and Commercial Parking Operations. Each group will have a series of seminars, presentations, and expert meetings honed to their particular needs. It will be like a Forum for each within the event.
Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium
2020/2021 will be a real interesting time for the Parking Industry. The intersection of the smart (autonomous) car, smart parking and smart cities, will all have a direct impact on how our business changes in the future. This convergence will mean that we MUST get out of our silo, take off the blinders and realize that we, as an industry, are expected to be an active participant in something larger than us. We can no longer be smug about how 'invisible' we are.
There are currently monthly meetings where cities talk about how to become smart and what technology they need to do so. But Parking is seldom mentioned. With the rare exception, we currently have no place at this important table.
This half day symposium will bring together cities, universities, airports, and parking operations to discuss just how we can be involved in the Smart City tsunami and what it will bring to our industry, and what we can bring to our cities, universities, airports and like organizations.
Is the Smart City concept real, or just a way for the major hardware and software suppliers to create a new market with deep pockets? Do we care? Often markets start that way and then find traction and provide true benefits to the participants.
We must not be left out, but if the national seminars and meetings we have seen are any example, we are afterthoughts. The Parking Industry cannot let that happen.
The Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium will discuss how we can prepare ourselves for Smart City Discussions, will provide examples of how parking can become a smart city function, and give you insight into a phenomenon that will affect your organization and your future.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Meet exhibitors and attendees at our famous Speed Networking! This fun filled gathering will be returning with a new twist to add to the fun of this quick way to meet new people at PIE. We’re adding a wine and beer bar! Speed Networking will be more fun than ever. Reserve your seat at this great opportunity for exhibitors to meet many attendees in a fun “speed dating” formatted forum.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Accommodations at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Parking Industry Exhibition has negotiated a great rate of only $159 per night. You will not be able to get a rate like that anywhere else. There is a free shuttle from O’Hare airport to the hotel door (no need to rent a car).
This is a limited room block, so book your room today by calling 847 696 1234 and telling them that you are with the Parking Industry Exhibition, PIE 2018.
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