BPA Annual Conference 2017


Annual Conference


NIC 9273


The BPA Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 5 October at Westminster's grand Central Hall, and what a day we have in store for you!

The Conference will focus on exploring ways to further raise standards and improve consistency, promoting partnership working within the sector, and looking at how we can change the public’s perception by creating a more positive parking experience.

As always, we will have a fantastic array of exhibitors who will be on hand to discuss the latest on parking technology, products and services with you. Not only that, we have a thought provoking conference programme where we will be discussing the key issues, challenging current thinking and sharing some of the very best examples of parking management in practice.

View the conference programme

Some notables:

  • Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation has been invited to give an opening address around the part we play in creating an improved parking experience
  • The morning will start with an interactive panel session, bringing together a wealth of knowledge from both the private and public sectors, to explore how the parking profession needs to work together to improve existing standards and create new ones as part of a positive parking agenda
  • Mid-morning, we will have two streams focusing on positive partnerships and how data and technology are influencing the shape of things to come across the parking landscape
  • The Police Federation will be joining us to discuss their campaign "Believe in Blue". This initiative was used to highlight and celebrate why British policing is the best in the world, and reinvigorate public support for police officers. We will be drawing on the parallels with the parking sector and seeing what we can learn from their experience
  • We are delighted to have Michael Caulfield, one of the UK’s leading sport psychologists, on board steering the day as our facilitator. An expert in his field, Michael will be capturing key messages from across the day, focusing throughout on a positive mind set and the ways in which we, as a sector, can take responsibility for the direction we take in achieving our goals. He will be wrapping up proceedings with an informative keynote speech that will leave you inspired.


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Gold Sponsors of the 2017 Conference




 YourParkingSpace (YPS)IPS Logo

                                               Your Parking Space                                                                                                      IPS Group      


Silver Sponsors of the 2017 Conference



A review of the BPA Annual Conference 2016

 Annual Conference 2016 logo LARGE

The 2016 conference, which took place on 28th September in Westminster, ensured all eyes were firmly fixed on the future of mobility, technology and parking. This event informed and educated parking professionals, influencing the thinking of the wider parking community, and it focused on enabling a truly mobile society that can deliver benefits for all.

The conference provided a morning of engaging plenary presentations, which explored how advances in technology are influencing the way we shop, spend leisure time and travel, helping delegates understand how demand for parking is likely to change. Delegates were then be able to choose from a number of case-study based presentations, which put into context key areas where attention needs to be focused for the future.

After lunch, Ken Hughes, one of the world’s leading consumer and shopper behaviouralists, helped delegates look at their approach to digital in a whole new way. His presentation, ‘The Digital Native Advance’, explored how most organisations put the focus of their digital strategy too heavily on the available technologies – tablets and smartphones, apps and social media. But Ken was quick to point out that technology is only ever an enabler for us to build better connections with our customers and end-users. Technology itself is not what we should be focusing on. Ken’s speaking style was highly energetic, captivating and inspiring, and he delivered his presentation with a generous helping of Irish wit.

The day wrapped up with the BPA Conference Blooming Great Drinks Party in aid of our corporate charity, Marie Curie. This took place within the exhibition area, allowing delegates and exhibitors to network, discuss product and service developments, reflect on the day’s learning and link up with colleagues old and new whilst raising valuable funds to help those affected by terminal illness.