The average British driver spends a total of four days each year looking for a parking space, demonstrating the need to improve the UK’s parking infrastructure. Parkex 2017 will see the companies at the very forefront of parking improvement coming together at The NEC, Birmingham, to reveal the latest products and services available to the sector.
From 4th to 6th April 2017, the annual British Parking Association (BPA) event will host over 70 exhibitors, along with event partners Phoenix and ADVAM. Providing a meeting point for the sector’s largest suppliers and a platform for leading parking brands to launch their latest innovative products, technologies and services. Amongst the exhibiting brands will be equipment manufacturers, digital parking solution developers, and traffic mapping services, to name a few.
Business Development and Client Director at Phoenix, Andy Cummins comments: “This is Phoenix’s second year as Event Partner for Parkex. We are very proud of our ongoing association with an event which continues to showcase innovation across the industry.”
Returning exhibitor, Agendum, is an inventor and developer of digital parking enforcement solutions. This year’s Parkex will see the innovative business launching the Agendum Business Case (ABC) Calculator, a digital parking enforcement quantifier. Marketing & Business Development Manager at Agendum, Vivianne Vernimmen, comments: “After the success of last year’s Parkex, Agendum decided the exhibition would be the best platform to showcase our latest product. The exhibition is a great opportunity to network with sector specialists and discover what other exciting developments are happening in parking.”
Another exhibitor, AppyParking, the intelligent ‘Smart City’ platform that reduces congestion and pollution and increases productivity, will be returning to the exhibition. CEO of the innovative app, Dan Hubert, explains: “Parkex is the only wholly parking related exhibition we attend. As a BPA event, Parkex is known as the go-to show for the sector and is the best place to exhibit in order to be seen and heard.”
Brand new to Parkex is the Innovation Trail, providing visitors with the opportunity to engage with the most cutting edge products and services as they make their way through the exhibition. Parkex will not only offer visitors the chance to view the latest advancements in the UK’s road network, but will also host a number of free-to-attend seminars, providing a space for today’s most important parking issues to be discussed.
The Association of Town and City Management are supporting the first day of the Parkex Hub. Hub Programme Attendees will gain access to a number of seminars, including presentations and debates on how the digital high street and driverless vehicles will impact on the future of the political landscape of parking.
CEO at ADVAM, Jose Da Silva comments: “ADVAM is proud to be a supporter of Parkex 2017. As a key payments partner to the Parking industry we value this event to not only meet with clients and partners, but to share new innovations and developments within the industry.”
Influential keynote speakers such as the Department for Transport’s Minister for Transport, Andrew Jones; and select officials from the Department for Communities and Local Government, RAC Foundation and Association for Town and City Management have been invited to participate in this year’s Hub sessions. The speakers, including oneTRANSPORT, will provide expert insight into how the parking sector is currently impacting on UK roads; including designing the car parks of the future whilst maintaining the car parks of the past. Also confirmed to speak is Parkopedia’s Christina Martinez, debating on impact of connected devices in a ‘digital universe’.
Jasvinder Sidhu, Event Director of Parkex 2017 comments: “Parking has become more involved in the digital revolution and is now part of a more sophisticated conversation around technological innovation. This innovation is making waves in all areas related to parking from high streets, and hospitals to multi-storey car parks. Parkex 2017 will provide a platform for the very best technology, products and services the sector has to offer. It will challenge the way we think and push the boundaries and the recognition for mobility as a service. All of which will help deliver a complete exhibition including some of the most forward-thinking technology companies in the parking world.”
Parkex 2017 is a trade-only event and is free to attend. Visitors can register for tickets at www.parkex.co.uk. Parkex 2017 will take place 4th – 6th April 2017 in Hall 5 at The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
About the British Parking Association
The BPA is the recognised authority in the transport sector and is dedicated to representing, promoting and influencing the best interests of the parking and traffic enforcement industry throughout the UK and Europe. We also publish a nine yearly journal 'Parking News'.