Think Tanks



NPA Think Tank events are deep-dive discussions on topics of interest to all types of operators in the parking business.

It is a great opportunity to ask questions of industry experts, share your successes with peers, or discuss the challenges that you are experiencing in your parking operations with colleagues. 

Think Tank events will be held in Oasis 2 in the Expo Hall.
SHARED: Curb Surfing. What’s a Parking Pro to Do?
Tuesday, October 3, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


What successful tactics can parking operators adopt to stay relevant in an era of ride-sharing, traffic congestion, and the imminent arrival of self-driving vehicles? Hear some interesting perspectives, join the conversation, and share your ideas in this thought-provoking NPA Think Tank.  
      
Facilitator:
Jerry Marcus, Principal, The Parking Advisory Group   


SPEED: Go Mobile to Win the Race to Fill Parking Spaces
Tuesday, October 3,  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join your colleagues at this NPA Think Tank event where operators will discuss the successes and challenges they are experiencing with mobile devices to maximize revenue in their facility.    

Facilitator:
Cody W. Shealy, Vice President, Citizens Lanier Holdings


SHIFT: Major Moves in the Parking Market: A High Speed Chase to the Finish
Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The parking market is in a state of flux. In this highly engaging Think Tank session hear an expert view on the latest developments in the market and what these changes might herald.  

Facilitator:
Rick West, Managing Member, West FSI, LLC   


DRIVE: What does it Take to Reinvent the Parking Space?
Thursday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Join your colleagues at this NPA Think Tank event for some out-of-the-box thinking on how to reinvent the parking space.  What role can parking play in the smart-city, connected-car future?   
Hear some interesting perspectives and share your views in this lively debate on the parking space of the future.   

Facilitator:
John Purinton, SE, Principal, Watry Design Inc.