Monthly Archives: June 2012

Women in Parking hold Reception at the IPI

The Women in Parking group held a major reception at the IPI yesterday in Phoenix. The room was mobbed not only with women, but a few men, too. I have to say that it was the best networking event at … Continue reading

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IPI Heats up — in an unexpected way

It got pretty hot yesterday at the IPI — the Renaissance Hotel, one of the main hotels for IPI attendees, caught on fire. PT photographers were on the scene. Rather they were amongst those evacuated from the hotel when a … Continue reading

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The IPI — General Impressions of the Exhibit Hall

Its always difficult to say just what is ‘new’ and ‘different’ in the exhibit hall.  Certainly the number of ‘green’ booths with charging stations is down, but the number of lighting booths attracting cost concerned attendees is up. Some of … Continue reading

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The IPI — Sessions

One of the biggest complaints about the IPI events in Denver and Pittsburgh was that there were so many presentations that you just didn’t know where to go. According to Committee Chair Scott Kangas they had over 80 submittals and … Continue reading

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The IPI — Monday– They Pull off a Coup

I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I heard that Britta Gross of GM was going to be speaking as the Keynote Speaker at the IPI.  I assumed it would be a pitch for the Chevy Volt … Continue reading

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They tell me they just wanted to stop my bitching

In case you hadn’t noticed, I complain about everything and the ease of operation of parking equipment is no exception. I railed late last year about the problems average citizens have with such equipment and frankly, the difficulty of even … Continue reading

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IPI Sunday

The trade show floor is starting to take shape — here are a couple of pictures, finishing touches are being added to the exhibits all we need now is for the doors to open and the booths to be staffed: … Continue reading

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The IPI in Phoenix

Its hot here.  over 103 or so every day.  People laugh and say ‘its a dry heat’ but its still hot. We dropped by the exhibit hall yesterday and set up our booth.  Thanks to Eric, it has a new, … Continue reading

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The IPI and Phoenix

The International Parking Institute hosts its annual Convention and Exposition starting Sunday in Phoenix. This is the largest parking only exhibition anywhere and if you can, you should go. The IPI has built on a successful Expo that goes back … Continue reading

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Amano-McGann and Metric

Metric has turned over its western hemisphere marketing arm to Amano McGann. To wit Amano, the leading provider of off-street parking automation in the United States, announces a partnership with Metric, the United Kingdom’s leading on-street, multi-space parking meter provider.  … Continue reading

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