NPA Signature Sessions
NPA Opening Breakfast Event and Keynote Address
“Innovate or Perish: How the Parking Industry Can Stop Being A Commodity and Add More Value to the Customer”
Tuesday, October 23, 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
The keynote speaker is author, entrepreneur, and leadership coach Dr. Kevin Freiberg. He will demonstrate how, if you can innovate a process like parking by adding value to it, you can maintain price, gain customers, and grow your business even in a climate of rapid competition. Every parking operator will want to hear this presentation.
This presentation has received accolades from business leaders in companies all over the world—primarily because Kevin demystifies innovation and shows you how innovators THINK and what they DO.
- Create a culture that asks questions & fails fast to succeed faster
- Encourage risk and build unlikely partnerships as springboards to reward
- Understand when you’re cutting price, you’re cutting your own throat.
- Continually load your pipeline with great ideas.
Dr. Kevin Freiberg
Named one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine, Dr. Freiberg has appeared on CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning and the CBS Morning News for his views on the critical links between leadership, corporate culture, change, and innovation.
He has also appeared on the television series Lessons in Excellence for CNBC India. His articles and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Washington Post, Investor’s
Tuesday, October 23, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Congestion is a major headache for commuters, businesses, urban planners, and economic development authorities costing all stake-holders both time and money. There is a false assumption that parking is part of the congestion problem as it encourages more traffic in urban areas.
In this session you will learn how NPA’s latest research report debunks that myth and reframes issue of congestion to highlight how important it is to keep roadways and curbs clear to facilitate traffic flow and reduce congestion. The session will highlight the causes of congestion (curb surfing, curb idling, double parking, rideshare, etc) and it will outline how much congestion costs cities, commuters, and economic development authorities.
The report’s authors will demonstrate how parking can be an important part of the transportation infrastructure and how shared mobility should include parking in smarter cities as a positive way to reduce congestion.
Principal, US Automotive & Industries
Director and US Mobility Leader
Director of Strategy
Wednesday, October 24, 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Some companies are moving faster than you know with new mobility platforms and services. How will these developments impact the parking industry, the mobility landscape and consumer behavior?
Join a panel of tech companies at the cutting edge of development in autonomous vehicles, electric vehicle services, and mobility platforms as they examine the future of mobility and how they are engaging with consumers on these services.
Director of Base Operations
Vice President of Self-Driving Vehicle Programs
Director of Growth
Waze, a Google company
Wednesday, October 24, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Hear form market makers, decision makers and movers & shakers shaping the parking industry.
Join David Damus, CEO, System Property Development Company, Inc./Motor Parks, Inc. for another insightful C-suite level interview with senior executives in the parking industry. David asks the pointed questions about the industry, its future and the issues and trends that matter most to parking leaders.
System Property Development Inc./Motorparks
|Jed Hatfield, CPP
Colonial Parking (DE)
Chairman & CEO
Sponsored by: System Property Development Company, Inc./Motor Parks, Inc.