The International Parking Institute (IPI) is the largest and leading association of parking professionals and the parking industry.
The IPI Conference & Expo is the largest educational and networking event for parking and transportation professionals in the world. Traditionally, more than 2,500 attendees gather for four days of meetings, keynotes, leadership discussions, networking, awards, special events, tours of parking facilities and an exhibit hall with more than 225 exhibitors.
This year's show, held in Fort Lauderdale, Fl from May 19-22, 2013, will prove to be as unforgettable as last year's show in Phoenix. We hope you'll join us this year for more education, great networking and an amazing expo hall in sunny south Florida.
Sure you're here to learn, but just as importantly, you're here to make connections that can take your career and your organization further. We're making it easy to beef up your contact book by providing ample education and social events in which to participate. Many are included in your registration!
Take a look at the links below to see what we have in store for you! Conference Highlights include:
Opening Night Meet & Mingle: a great way to Experience, Explore, and Connect right from the start.
New Member & First Timer Orientation: Are you a New Member or First time attendee? We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed, so join us for this quick introduction and tips session to maximize your experience at IPI.
Opening Welcome Breakfast with Keynote: Britta Gross of General Motors will be our keynote speaker for this year's conference.
Awards and Recognitions: Know your competition? Strive to be the best in the industry. See who has achieved earned recognition.
Annual CAPP Classic Golf Tournament: Experience and Connect with this annual IPI tradition. Join your colleagues at the “unofficial” kickoff to the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo.
Road Runners Club: This popular event promotes good health, networking, and camaraderie!
General Sessions: We have some dynamic speakers lined up for you this year in Ft. Lauderdale sharing their expertise on some relevant industry topics.
Facility Tours: Experience the heart of Ft. Lauderdale parking first hand.
New! for 2013
Twelve exclusive Expo hours equals more opportunities to connect than ever before!
Forget appointments only at specified times! Now attendees can make appointments with you anytime during show hours, pre and post hours, in our online Business Connection Portal.
What’s the difference between the “Virtual Connection” and “Connection Lounge?” The online Business Connection Portal will allow attendees and exhibitors to connect virtually to set up appointments or even locate products/services to seek out on the show floor in June! These virtual connections can take place anytime! In other words, your marketing and contact to attendees, begins Now!
The “Connection Lounge” is the new onsite lounge that allows exhibitors and attendees to get away from the buzz on the floor to connect with customers, make that important call in quiet, or meet with your team to review your successes or even just take a break with that one client or existing customer in a relaxing lounge atmosphere.
Check out Sunday through Wednesday on the conference schedule for even more networking and education opportunities - which is included for all exhibitor personnel registrations!
Exhibitor Success Toolkit. Let's face it, exhibiting is an expensive venture and we want to make sure you are taking full advantage of the tools we can provide to maximize your overall return on investment. Statistics prove, it can be upwards of three times the cost to reach your potential customer without an expo lead. Even with that, it's still a game of strategy, advanced planning and marketing and training your booth staff to seize the opportunity before, during and even after the show. We have provided you some tools in the Exhibitor Service Center (ESC) to make sure you maximize your exposure and drive leads to your door!
Doing giveaways or prize drawings? Let us know ahead of time and we’ll post your information on the conference website and on the show floor to help increase traffic to your booth!
Join us for the final event: Viva La Fiesta. A great place to solidify relationships and network with attendees at our closing event. Be sure to review comp ticket assignments based on booth space.