Registration Opens for IPI's 2008 Conference

The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced the beginning of regular registration for its 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition. This years event, featuring the theme Becoming Greener: Creating a Sustainable Future, will be held June 1-4, 2008 in the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.
The keynote speaker for the gathering will be environmentalist and activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine's Heroes for the Planet for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. A scion of a renowned political family, Mr. Kennedy serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance.

Maurice Anderson, IPIs Interim Executive Director, notes, The environment is on everyone's mind today which makes the theme for this years very timely and pertinent in the world we live in today. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment makes him a proper choice as our keynote speaker.

The conference will feature an intense, information-packed educational component uniquely addressing the diverse needs of attendees experience levels by offering knowledge tracks designed for Introductory, Intermediate, and Veteran-level parking professionals. Many of this years presentations will focus on environmental concerns in parking and transportation; others will offer insights into industry best practices and cutting edge developments in technology.

IPIs dynamic exhibition is the largest of its kind in the parking industry; last years featured over 200 exhibiting companies displaying a fascinating array of products and services. In attendance each year are the key decision makers in parking and transportation: executive directors, CEOs, senior managers, commissioners, planners, engineers, and consultants. All are looking for information on how other organizations are doing business. Many are researching and sourcing future suppliers; some even purchase products and services for their organizations on the spot.

The IPI strongly encourages networking and the free exchange of ideas at the conference. Its open-discussion, roundtable ShopTalks are available by industry segments, such as airports, medical centers, universities, and many others. Power Pitch Hours allow vendors a unique forum to present their products and services to potential buyers. Wrapping up the week on Wednesday, the Awards of Excellence & Professional Recognition Luncheon is an opportunity to see those facilities and programs that define the best in the industry. Additionally, attendees may meet, greet, and relax with fellow professionals by participating in the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament that kicks off the conference and the Closing Night festivities that feature food, fun, and entertainment to wrap up a successful conference experience.

The IPI anticipates this years conference and exhibition to be its biggest and best to date, in keeping with its stated mission to provide leadership, information and education to the parking industry via its vision of leading and connecting professionals in a dynamic multi-modal world.

IPIs Anderson states, There are steps we can take as parking professionals that will improve our environment and contribute to a cleaner and better world in the future. The IPI's conference in Dallas on June 1-4 2008 is a must for anyone in our industry to attend. Registration for attendees and exhibitors is available on the IPI website at
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