I know I’ve been remiss in getting information about the 2013 edition of the Parking Industry Exhibition out to you but there you go. I felt that my quotes might be a little too self serving, so I waited until we got some reaction from exhibitors and attendees.
More than 900 parking professionals turned up at the Stephens convention center in Chicago two weeks ago. Over 600 were attendees and 300 exhibitor personnel. They attended more than 40 seminars, addresses, receptions, and exhibit activities over the three days.
Here are some of the comments we have received:
“PIE was executed flawlessly with each audience in mind. As an exhibitor, we appreciated the attention spent ensuring that vendors and clients had ample time to interact and knowledge share — Also Mixers were a blast.”
“Quality attendees. Quality booth space, Quality Staff. We love PIE!”
I was pleased with the quality of the educations sessions and especially how they were scheduled so as not to coincide with exhibit hours.”
“Very good international traffic”
PIE 2013 provided us with an excellent opportunity to develop relationships with parking professionals and stay abreast of the latest parking industry trends. ”
The relationships that are good for our business are always solidified here at the PIE show.”
“PIE has the intimacy of a regional show but the traffic of a national show.”
“PIE show brought in great, high quality professionals. The show was very well organized with great content in the general sessions, with both relevant topics and knowledgeable speakers. The venue was great fit for the show. ”
“Boot camp was a great orientation of all the nuances of the parking industry. Meeting several ‘competitors’ was actually very beneficial for advancing our enterprise.
“This was our first year at the PIE show. We were very pleased with the amount of contacts we were able to make. We very much look forward to attending more PIE shows in the future.”
“PIE gives us a unique chance to learn more about our customer’s concerns with substantive learning session and many opportunities to talk with parking managers in an open and relaxed environment, ”
“The PIE show managed to provide an effective way to learn more about parking and what’s happening in the industry. Its a great place to dig deeper into the needs of parking managers.
“The location is the key. The other shows are coastal, PIE is easily accessible. There are more opportunities to meet people from all over the country.:
There you have it. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
See you in Chicago on St. Paddy’s Day next year. Why would you want to be anywhere else?