Tuesday March 31st, 2015 at #PIE2105 – Seminars Galore

March 25, 2015


General Sessions
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Revenue Control Systems Review 2015 part 3 The last of 3 in-depth sessions with PARCS companies at PIE!
Confused about which Revenue Control System to buy? Here is a place to start. Each vendor exhibiting at PIE has been given 15 minutes to present their newest and best. Then you will be able to go to the exhibit hall and see it in person. As vendors sign up, we will be scheduling them in these PARCS Primers.

Participants : DESIGNA, ParkingSoft, Secom Intl., and HUB Parking Technologies/Zeag

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Parking Enforcement- a hospitality service? Of course it is!
Learn why Petoskey, Michigan is” one of the most successful small towns in America” and how parking is one of the key tools of the downtown hospitality plan. Parking Ambassadors (not enforcement or compliance officers) write citations but give good first and last impressions and help encourage return visits.

Presenter : Barry Cole, City of Petoskey, MI

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Automated Parking Best Practices & Applications Additional professionals have joined this expert panel!
Automated Parking Garages provide an excellent alternative to standard bricks and mortar facilities. Often they are faster, less expensive, and FIT in places conventional garages simply cannot. Come listen to experts extoll the virtues of these mechanical marvels. They work. They are reliable, and often enable you to proceed with a project that is otherwise impossible.

Presenters : Paula Reddish Zinnemann, Park Plus Inc., Donald R. Monahan, VP, Walker Parking Consultants, Yair Goldberg, CEO, Unitronics Systems, Michael O’Bryan, Park Plus Inc., David LoCoco, Watry Design SF, Wes Guckert, Traffic Group, MD
9:15 am – 10:30 am
Parking Today’s Experts Panel : Chip and PIN – EMV Updates Don’t miss this update to last year’s most popular presentation!
There has been much discussion about “chip and pin” and EMV. What does it all mean? Will I have to change all my equipment? Can I get by with “Chip and Signature?” What are my options? If you take credit cards, and virtually everyone does, this is the seminar that will answer your questions, and perhaps give you one less thing to worry about.

Session Leader : Dave Witts, CreditCall

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Parking and Diversity. Can they all exist in the same parking program?
Dr. Harkins brings his experience as head public safety, transportation, and parking of the one of the Lone Star State’s largest universities to bear on the real issues, political and administrative, that affect these programs in a large, complex, organization. He promises to bring support troops as well as his personal experience to this most engaging session.

Presenter : Gerald (Bob) Harkins, EED, University of Texas

10:45 am – 11:45 am
How to Engage and Define your Stakeholders
Do you have a RFP coming out soon? Have you engaged all of the affected parties? Do you have a parking problem downtown that requires input from multiple groups? Is it difficult to get the information and participation levels that you need? Identifying the key stakeholders is a critical component of a successful parking program. This session will focus on how to identify who needs to be involved, how to extract the information that you need, and retain their ongoing involvement throughout the project.
Presenter : David Cooker, Senior Associate, Dixon Resources Unlimited

10:45 am – 11:45 am
The Importance of Online Branding (and Conversions)
People are moving towards pull marketing as opposed to push marketing. Push meaning you’re going to the consumer; pull meaning the consumer is coming to you. More companies should now be focusing on pull branding, or online branding. This engaging session will prepare your business for the next 5 years.
For a sneak peek at this exciting seminar, CLICK HERE to see Mike’s promo video teaser!

Presenter : Mike Harley, SMC Software

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Smart Meter Technology and its Impact on New Brunswick Parking Just Announced! Municipal Case-Study
Here’s your opportunity to step into the shoes of municipal parking administrators just like you. Hear all the details involved in updating your on-street parking meters to the latest Smart Meter Technology and how it can bring your parking operations into the future – today!
Presenters : Mitchell Karon, CAPP – Executive Director, New Brunswick Parking Authority, New Jersey and Harry J Delgado, Ed.S., CAPP – Director of Operations, New Brunswick Parking Authority, New Jersey. Moderator: Amir Sedadi, VP of Intelligent Transportation Systems, IPS Group, Inc.
11:45 am – 5:00 pm
Trade Show Floor Open Over 100 Parking Companies are here to display the latest and greatest for 2015!
Hyatt Regency O’Hare Grand Ballroom