Building on the success of the first edition this years event has been expanded to incorporate a dedicated 3-day conference and showcase. The emphasis is still firmly on knowledge sharing and contact making but now there will be even more opportunity for both.
The dedicated 3-day conference is being streamlined into 3 distinct themes for each of the 3 days:
Day 1 - Parking - The Global Perspective - Hosted in conjunction with Parking World Magazine. The first day of the conference will feature many of the worlds leading figures from the parking world and will seek to highlight the latest innovations, ideas and strategies which are being implemented across the globe.
Day 2 - Middle East Focus and Technology Day - Hosted in conjunction with www.altaqata.com. Although the Middle East has been described as 'The World's Newest Parking Market' that doesn't mean to say that there aren't already many interesting and leading parking projects under development or already implmented in the region. The 2nd day will feature the best of these and highlight the technlogies and services that are being used onthose projects to great effect.
Day 3 - FM in Parking - Hosted in conjunction with FM Magazine. Facilities Management is a broad industry but it has a significant role to play in the managment and operation of car parks at major single use and mixed developments. This day will be of particular interest to Facilities Managers, Operation Managers and Asset Managers of establishments such as airports, shopping malls, exhibition centres, theme parks and hotels.
The exclusive networking showcase has grown from a sell out of 20 companies last year to space for 30 booths this year. The showcase is put together in such a way that it sits directly next to both the conference room and the refreshment areas so that maximum opportunity is given over to networking and contact making.
In this three day event, during the first two days there will be several key-note speakers, while on the third day specialised workshops will take place.
Several speakers have been confirmed:
- Dr. Atef Garib, Director,Abu Dhabi Municipality
- Najib Al Zarhooni, Director of Parking, Dubai RTA
- Dr. Ilya Irmscher, Managing Director, GIVT
- John Van Horn, Editor and Founder of
Parking Today Magazine
- Mary Smith, Director of Parking Consultancy, Walker Parking
- Neil Podmore, Co-founder,Verrus Mobile Technologies
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