18th EPA Congress and Exhibition: The highlight of Europe’s parking industry

July 06, 2016

18th EPA Congress and Exhibition: The highlight of Europe’s parking industry



The 18th Congress and Exhibition of the European Parking Association (EPA) is themed “Parking in the City Lounge“ and will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands from 20 – 22 September 2017. Host of the event is the Dutch parking association (VEXPAN) and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH handles the organization.



Information and discussion platform on the pulse of time


The EPA Congress brings together participants from more than 30 different countries worldwide to discuss future developments and best practices of the European parking industry. The EPA Exhibition to be held in parallel with the congress will deal with additional topics relating to planning, construction and operating of parking areas.
“The combination of congress and exhibition provides a perfect platform for user-oriented science and best practice under one roof and creates numerous synergy effects”, continues Simone Pfisterer, Vice President, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.


Martin Kammler, Managing Director Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH and one of the key players in the field of full-service system solutions of the parking industry considers the event as highlight of the industry:


“The EPA conference is well established as the single most important

event in the European parking industry. Every two years it attracts several hundred industry executives and gives a great overview of trends and developments in the world of parking.” 


Experience Rotterdam´s “City Lounge” close up


True to the slogan Parking in the City Lounge“, the 18th EPA Congress and Exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive and attractive framework program within walking distance from the event venue. This enables the participants to exchange their knowledge and to network intensively within the parking industry.


The exhibitor documents as well as the application form for the
EPA Exhibition are available now at epacongress.eu.



About Mesago

Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 130 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. Mesago comprises three companies: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Mesago Messemanagement GmbH and Mesago PCIM GmbH. (mesago.com)


About EPA – European Parking Association 

The European Parking Association (EPA) is the umbrella organization of 22 European parking associations. It has been founded in 1983. The national member associations represent the parking branch consisting of private companies and public bodies running, operating and managing on- and off-street parking structures and services as well as the supplying industry that offers all related products and services concerned with parking. The EPA aims to facilitate the cooperation between the professional parking organizations of different European countries, the exchange and mutual support of professional experience among members and other relevant international bodies relating to parking and urban mobility. (europeanparking.eu)


About VEXPAN – Platform for parking in the Netherlands

VEXPAN the Platform for parking in the Netherlands was founded in 1986. Over 200 local authorities, public and private operators, consultants, construction and installation companies, service providers, suppliers of parking equipment, project developers and other interested parties in the parking industry come together within VEXPAN. All topics related to parking have the full attention of VEXPAN: on-street and off-street parking, parking garages, free parking or paid parking. VEXPAN is the prime authority in the field of parking in the mobility sector and urban development. (vexpan.nl)