Parking; at a Crossroads
The parking profession is a very different place today compared to as little as 10 years ago & rapid developments in the world around us continue to dictate the pace. There are some predictable & imminent changes ahead for off street parking under DCLG’s supervision, in what direction will that take operators, motorists and the parking profession as a whole? The innovative world of technology continues to throw up new solutions and paint a picture of a future world some of us can barely envisage. Urban mobility is a hot topic with talk of ‘smart cities’ & driverless cars and brings acknowledgment that society’s attitude to travel is already beginning to change.
Whilst some things being discussed now are almost certainly many years away from being a reality, we can reasonably predict how things might develop in the shorter term. This year’s BPA conference was a chance for delegates to stand with us at this crossroads moment to take stock of where the parking profession is heading in the next few years.
On 6th October, at Central Hall, Westminster (one of London’s most prestigious, historic venues), delegates were able to develop their knowledge, share expertise, raise issues, challenge current thinking, consider the present and look to the future. The conference programme gave delegates the option to choose from a number of presentations, debates, case studies, expert panels and workshop sessions, all led by industry experts. This event included an extensive exhibition of the latest products and services in parking and provided a fantastic networking experience with colleagues old and new.
The conference was a tremendous success, with a high turn-out on the day. We would like to thank all the delegates who attended for helping to make the day such a success. We would also like to thank all our speakers and facilitators who contributed to the day's programme, our event sponsors, Zenco Systems and Videalert, and all our exhibitors, who showcased the latest products in parking.
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Conference exhibitors: CTT, Barbour Logic, Dallmerie UK Ltd, Designa, ICES, Liberty, Metric Group Ltd, Parkex/Brintex, ParkingEye, Smart Parking, Telesna Ltd, Videalert Systems Ltd, Zenco Systems Ltd, Zenitel.
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