EPA Congress and Parken bring together the parking industry in Berlin – practical and future-oriented

September 25, 2015

EPA Congress & Parken


After three intense days, the double-event of European Parking Association Congress and Parken exhibition comes to a positive ending.


The diversified and top-class congress program offered insights into the newest trends and developments of the parking industry to the 546 delegates. The presentations focused on the chances and challenges of digitalization, new business models and techniques, parking policies and human behavior. Around 30 speakers examined these topics from scientific and economic points of view.

The parallel held Parken exhibition 2015 closes with a significant increase in visitor numbers by around 70 %. Around 2,200 visitors gathered information from 112 exhibitors and 15 specialist publishers about the current offers of the industry. In comparison to the preceding year, the total number of exhibitors has increased by 23%. The number of international exhibitors gained 46%. There was a positive spirit at the exhibition booths that was characterized by intense expert discussions.


The results 2015 at a glance:


Congress delegates:               546
Exhibition space:                     4,903 sq m

Exhibitors:                               112 and 15 publishers

Visitors:                                  around 2,200


A detailed analysis of the results is available online at the end of November after a detailed evaluation of the figures.


The 18th EPA Congress and Exhibition on “Parking in the City Lounge“ will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 20 – 22 September 2017. The next Parken trade exhibition will be from 21 – 22 June 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany.


High-quality pictures of the EPA Congress and Parken 2015 are available at epacongress.eu under the section for journalists.


First statements of delegates and exhibitors:


“The Parken exhibition and the EPA Congress are important events of the parking industry for Apcoa Parking, especially during the current phase of digitalization. Our participation has been a great success.“
Tilman Kube, Head of Corporate Communications

Apcoa Parking Holdings GmbH


“This 17th edition of the EPA Congress has been magnificent in various senses. A technical program that continues to improve in interest and state of the art. The exhibition attracting more and more delegates. And a delightful organization and sites. Congratulations!”
Antoni Roig Alegre, On & Off Street Division Director,

BSM Barcelona and Vice President European Parking Association

“At the 17th EPA Congress and the Parken exhibition the analog and the digital world met. Old school and new thinking together created a space for ideas and prospects. The professional exchange was throughout on a high-profile level.”

Joachim Hauser, Vice President Parking and Charging,
BMW Group

“Parken 2015 in combination with the 17th EPA Congress was a well-organized and successful show for Scheidt & Bachmann. The product presentation in addition to the great networking possibilities at one of the leading trade shows and congresses is a big value for us. We are looking forward to our participation in 2017.”

Martin Kammler, Managing Director,
Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH