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Australian Parking Convention to Explore Future Scenarios for Car Parks

November 01, 2018




Australian Parking Convention to Explore Future
Scenarios for Car Parks


Today, Parking Australia will welcome over 300 delegates to the Parking Australia Convention & Exhibition (PACE), which is taking place at The Star Gold Coast from 1-2 November.


PACE is Australia’s largest event for the parking industry, focusing on the latest innovations and trends in parking, and will feature a two-day program of national and international guest speakers, and a trade exhibition featuring over 40 exhibitors.


Now in its 16th year, the conference attracts key representatives from every segment of the industry and is the only event where leaders and decision makers gather to discuss future trends, policy and innovation.


The conference program will kick off today with a Keynote Address from technology futurist, Steve Sammartino, who will present on the Mobility Revolution and how business and industry can thrive by re-defining the way we connect ‘transport nodes’. Steve’s session will be followed by a panel session on Repurposing Car Parks, which will explore scenarios for future-proofing from construction to retrofitting different technologies.


Later in the day, Nolan Hough from Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in the UK, will deliver a Keynote Address on An Airports Journey to Digital Transformationand how a newly formed digital start-up at MAG has re-platformed & redesigned their web, eCommerce, market & revenue management systems.


Friday morning’s Keynote Address will feature Hans Oortwijn, from the Dutch Government Road Transport Agency, who will discuss his role in pioneering a single National Parking Register.


“This year’s theme, the changing space of parking, is supported by an exhibition of future technologies, and keynote speakers who are experts in the growing field of parking management and smart cities”, said Parking Australia President, Sharon Prior.


“For 2018 we have put together a program that focuses on how to ensure car parks can handle the wave of new transport solutions for the future, whether that be through digital transformation or future-proofing, or a combination of both. The parking industry is undergoing rapid diversification, and we want to give some further definition to these changes and what they mean for our industry.”


Registrations for PACE open from 8am at The Star Gold Coast event centre. For more information visit www.pace2018.com.au.



About Parking Australia

Parking Australia is the peak national body representing the parking industry across Australia. Parking Australia was founded to promote excellence in the management of parking facilities, and includes a broad cross-section of local government and statutory authorities, businesses, car park operators and property owners. Parking Australia’s work to promote best practice across private parking industry includes introducing an Accredited Operator Scheme supported by a Code of Practice for the industry to ensure the way private parking operators deliver their services to the public is in line with the community’s expectations.



May 07, 2018







Care Park, major service provider of parking management in Australia, New Zealand Malaysia, the UK and Hungary, has been announced as the Platinum Sponsor for the 2018 Parking Australia Convention and Exhibition (PACE).


Care Park is a leading parking management group, operating in excess of 430 car parks across the Asia-Pacific, the UK and Europe.

“This year is Care Park’s 20th anniversary and we are proud to support PACE 2018 as the platinum sponsor,” said Robert Belteky, Managing Director of Care Park.

“Named Parking Organisation of the Year at Parking Australia’s 2017 Parking Industry Awards, our aim is to continue to grow our platinum and cutting-edge company service to provide the parking solutions of tomorrow, today to our customers. It is therefore fitting to be the platinum sponsor of PACE 2018.

“The PACE conference will give us the opportunity to network with industry consultants, technology developers and corporations using parking services, and see, learn and understand first-hand the changes, innovations and issues that are changing the face of the parking industry and how this is improving the customer experience.”

PACE 2018 takes place from 31 October – 2 November at The Star Gold Coast. The theme for this year is ‘Changing Spaces’, and PACE 2018 will be a dynamic learning event which contemplates the rapid diversification our industry is experiencing, whilst demonstrating the ‘Changing Spaces’ of parking. The event will feature parking technology demonstrations, plus a program of stimulating guest speakers. PACE 2018 promises to showcase innovative thinking and case studies that share real world experiences about issues that impact the parking industry.

“PACE is about promoting a forward thinking and progressive outlook for the parking industry, and we are thrilled to have the continued support of a leading service provider in car park management and ownership”, said Parking Australia Chief Executive, Hayden Cock.

To register for PACE visit  www.pace2018.com.au. Early bird delegate registration closes on 27 July.



More Information:


Hayden Cock, CEO – Parking Australia M: 0424 380 534

Yolanda Torrisi, Media and Public Relations Manager – Care Park M: 0412 261 870