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Three Keynote Sessions

“Management Insights for Difficult Times” – Dr. Ronald Hill
An industry welcome breakfast on Sunday, May 17, with keynote speaker Dr. Ronald Hill, promises to inspire, motivate and invigorate. Parking is an industry that rarely receives the credit it deserves, Dr. Hill says, so how do you motivate and inspire yourself and your team during difficult times? Dr. Hill will bring value and meaning to being a parking professional. After his session, he will be available in the exhibit hall at the Member Services Center for follow-up Q&A.
“The Economic Stimulus Package and Its Effect on the Parking Industry” – Rina Cutler
Monday, May 18, brings an event as current as this morning’s headlines. What does the $787 billion stimulus package mean for the parking industry? With extensive experience in management and operations, keynote speaker Rina Cutler will share her unique take on the $1.1 billion for the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program and how the largest investment in public transportation since 1950 will affect you.
“Creating a Brain Trust to Solve the Toughest Problems” – David Feehan
Complete your IPI experience on Wednesday, May 20, with some ideas on solving your management problems. How can you assemble a team of the best minds in the industry to tackle those seemingly unsolvable problems? You’ll find out here as keynote speaker David Feehan and his expert panelists provide a new vision for concrete objectives and action plans.
New Member & First Timer Orientation
The IPI Conference & Expo is the largest conference of its kind, and for a newcomer, it can seem daunting. The IPI invites you to join it at the New Member & First Time Attendee Orientation where you’ll be given tips from seasoned attendees and leaders on how to maximize your conference experience and network with other attendees to share their insights that will guide you throughout the conference and expo. With all that the conference has to offer, you don’t want to miss a thing!
Educational Sessions
This year, the IPI Conference and Expo features an 80% increase in educational sessions that showcase for you new features and perspectives in parking technology while keeping your finger on the ever-changing economy – how it will affect your organization and how to be proactive in your planning.
The more than 70 technical/educational sessions, presented by some of the industry’s leading experts, focus on specific segments of the industry, as well as addressing audience experience level with novice, intermediate and veteran sessions.
Topics range from safety and security to environmental, finances and management, and much more. This is the only conference in the industry where professional networking and vendor exhibitions exist in tandem with educational seminars and various social and recreational events.
The IPI says this jam-packed four-day event is the perfect place to discover new business prospects and invigorate existing relationships with your current customers.
In addition to the structured educational sessions, the conference will host the ever-popular roundtable discussion groups known as ShopTalks and the “PowerPitch” panel presentations, which allow you to hear directly from vendors and learn more about meeting the needs of your customers.
Golf, Running, and Closing Gala
This year, the 16th Annual CAPP Classic Golf Tournament will be held at the beautiful Legacy Ridge Golf Course, with all proceeds benefiting the CAPP Scholarship Fund. More recreational activities include the Road Runner Club’s 2nd Annual Run, which will take participants on a 15-mile scenic trek through Denver.
For a more upscale appeal, this year’s Closing Gala features a Motown theme, which will take you back to a time defined by the sounds of the Supremes and Stevie Wonder. The culminating event will be a night to remember and share with key executives in the parking and transportation industry. The IPI says be sure not to miss out on the chance to mingle with parking professionals through all of the social activities that this year’s conference has to offer.

Article Abstract from May, 2009




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