18th EPA Congress and Exhibition
Parking in the City Lounge, Powered by VEXPAN
Rotterdam, 20 – 22 September 2017
18th EPA Congress and Exhibition: “Interest of the exhibitors clearly noticeable”
With eight months to go before the start of the 18th EPA Congress and Exhibition 2017 it is clear: Besides important key players of the parking industry, e.g. DESIGNA, Scheidt & Bachmann and SKIDATA, innovative industry newcomers have decided to participate as an exhibitor. The event is themed “Parking in the City Lounge” and will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 20 – 22 September 2017.
“In the last couple of months we have received a lot of encouragement from the industry. The interest of the exhibitors in this significant European event is already clearly noticeable today,” Simone Pfisterer, Vice President, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
Congress as top-class knowledge platform
The scientific and technical program committee has determined these three main topics of the EPA Congress: “Parking Today – solutions for the future“, “New visions of urban mobility“ and “Technology“. Besides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments of the European parking industry, participants may look forward to well-known speakers, to inspiring plenary lectures and to the presentation of the popular EPA Awards as well. Both during the day and at the attractive evening events there is an opportunity to exchange knowledge and to network intensively within the parking industry.
Host of the 18th EPA Congress and Exhibition 2017 is VEXPAN, the Dutch parking association. Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH handles the organization.
At epacongress.eu the exhibitor documents as well as further information on the event are available. The registration for the EPA Congress will start in February 2017.
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)
As of February 1, 2016, Dipl.-Ing. Martin Roschkowski (50) joins the Board of Management of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH and its subsidiaries Mesago Messemanagement GmbH and Mesago PCIM GmbH. Continuing the proven success of dual leadership at the company, he will lead together with co-president Petra Haarburger. Martin Roschkowski takes over the reins from Johann Thoma, who will be taking up his new role at the Messe Frankfurt headquarters as of May 2016, after nine years at the head of Mesago.
In Martin Roschkowski, Mesago is gaining an experienced manager. For the last ten years, he has held the role of Managing Director at Xylem Water Solutions Deutschland GmbH. Before that, the qualified electrical engineer served as a head of department for a number of years at Weidmüller Interface, where he was responsible for strategic marketing worldwide. Given his technological background and many years of sales experience, he is the perfect choice for Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, an active player in the area of technology events.
“I would like to start by thanking my predecessor, Johann Thoma. Together with Petra Haarburger, he has really made his mark on Mesago in recent years and has helped make the company what it is today. I consciously opted for Mesago for the same reason. I also wanted to contribute to shaping the company and continuing its success, in close collaboration with our customers, partners, and employees,” explains Martin Roschkowski.
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Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, 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 120 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.com)
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €645* million in sales and employing 2,297* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 40 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 132* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary numbers (2015)
Martin Roschkowski – New President at Mesago as of February 1, 2016.
Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
The evaluation of the delegate, exhibitor and visitor survey confirms the 17th EPA Congress as one of the most important knowledge platforms focusing on parking in Europe as well as the trade exhibition Parken as Germany´s industry meeting point on the subject planning, construction and operating of parking areas.
Top level knowledge exchange
Featuring expert views on „Parking in the world of tomorrow“ the diversified and top-class congress program offered with around
30 speakers insights into the latest trends and developments of the parking industry. 93 percent of the 546 delegates say that their expectations in the 17th EPA Congress were met and 91 percent recommend the event. Moreover, a majority of the delegates plan to participate in the EPA Congress 2017, which will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. These results reflect the EPA Congress as important platform for knowledge exchange.
Exhibitors meet their target group
The trade exhibition Parken offered 112 exhibitors the possibility to
present their products and solutions to an experienced audience.
84 percent of the exhibitors evaluate the quality of the visitors with very good/good. 80 percent of the visitors are involved in the procurement decisions of their companies and evaluate the discussions that were held with exhibitors as very good/good. Moreover, the quantity is confirmed with an increase in visitor numbers of 77 percent compared to the previous year.
Based on these results it is not surprising that 100 percent of the exhibitors recommend the trade exhibition and 93 percent plan to participate in Parken 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Visitors get a comprehensive market overview
More than three quarters of a total of 2,237 visitors rate the range of exhibitors and their portfolio as very good/good. Moreover,
95 percent report that they found products and solutions for their company. The recommendation rate of 95 percent reflects the satisfaction with the trade exhibition as meeting point for the industry. Furthermore, 75 percent of the visitors already plan today to visit Parken 2017.
Event with a high degree of internationality
The EPA Congress registered a share of international delegates of 45 percent. These are distributed over 31 countries worldwide, the Netherlands at the head. Of the total of 112 exhibitors
19 international companies came from a total of 13 countries. This corresponds an increase of international exhibitors of 46 percent compared to the previous event. The exhibiting countries include Great Britain, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, more than one third of the visitors came from abroad, which are distributed over 43 countries worldwide.
Note the dates for 2017
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 trade exhibition Parken will be from 21 –22 June 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The comprehensive analysis and further information are available at epacongress.eu as well as at parken-exhibition.com.
Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, 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 120 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 2,700 exhibitors and over 100,000 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.com)