Celebrating innovation and integration in parking

The British Parking Association’s Parkex is Europe’s largest dedicated parking event, providing a platform for showcasing the latest cutting edge products, technologies and services. Government Business looks ahead to the show

Parkex 2018 is Europe’s largest dedicated parking event where you can: explore the latest cutting edge products, technologies and services; benefit from an extensive programme of seminars and presentations; network with peers and connect with new people; hear about new ideas and share knowledge; challenge perceptions about parking; and see examples of how to deliver a positive parking experience.
Parkex is brought to you by the British Parking Association (BPA) who will be on hand to provide expertise, support and advice throughout the two days.
Confirmed seminar sessions
The Day 1 Debate will focus upon ‘The future of parking: Electric Vehicles, autonomous driving & the importance of data’ and will be chaired by Spencer Palmer, director of Transport and Mobility at London Councils. The panel for this debate will be made up of Tim Daniels, director of Videalert, Kevin Stringer, business development manager of Electric Blue, Natalia Silverstone, senior consultant of PodPoint, and Dan Hubert, CEO and founder of Appy Parking.

In addition to this, another panel will provide best practice solutions to the theme of ‘Designing and maintaining car parks: What are the innovations that will shape the future?’. The panel consists of Russell Simmons, director of Stripe Consulting, Louis Fourie, director of Clayton Fourie Consultancy, Mark Potter, director of Potter and Holmes Architects, and Jade Neville, client account manager for Legion Parking, part of OCS.

As with most industries, there is an intensified focus in the parking sector at the moment on GDPR. With the new regulations now in full force, how are you adapting to the changes? JMW Solicitors will be on hand to provide further compliancy advice and answer the pressing questions you have now the regulations are in place.
The Day 2 Debate will focus upon the ’Positive Parking Agenda: What are you doing to improve the perception of parking?’. The panel consists of Anthony Eskinazi, founder and CEO of Just Park, Graham Titchner, head of Service for Parking Services at City of York Council, and Jim Daniels, parking manager at Gloucestershire County Council.

Innovation Trail  
Due to the success of the Parkex Innovation Trail in 2017, the show will be running this stream of the show again this year. The Trail will be clearly marked on the programme and mapped out on the show floor, so that as a visitor you will be able to engage with the most cutting edge products, services and technology as you make your way through the show.

Parkex Hub
The BPA’s Parkex Hub will be returning this year as a relaxed and informal focal point for presentations, discussions, analysis and learning. The programme itself is being developed by BPA members, key stakeholders and staff and aims to incorporate the many and varied interests within the profession.

The Hub sessions are free to attend with your visitor ticket, so make sure you come along to see the latest in technology and product development, debate on the future political landscape, and of course; share your own knowledge and experience.
Exhibiting parking excellence
International Parking Systems (UK) Ltd will be showcasing their latest Revolution Upgrade Kits at Parkex 2018. These kits allow parking operators to easily add the latest contactless card payment technology to their parking terminals, removing third party PSP services and transferring revenue directly to their own bank. Also on show will be the MS1 multi service parking terminal, a huge update to the powerful DMS back office system.
ZatPark offers industry leading hosted enforcement notice back office and on-street systems, providing seamless integration to cashless payment services, ANPR installations and parking authorisation terminals. Our systems provide facilities for embedded appeals management, ANPR processing, notice generation and mailing, with feature rich mobile apps providing hand held ANPR as an option.
AppyParking is on a Smart City mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience. The company’s ambition is to create frictionless multi-modal journeys has earned AppyParking the recent accolade of the 15th most disruptive company in the world. By creating a connected car platform bridging mapping, data, IoT and payments drivers can gain complete choice and peace of mind about any destination. This saves drivers time, money and saves cities from congestion and pollution.
The Another Level Car Parks concept is a rapid assembly modular deck car parking system for hire or sale. The fully galvanised steel & concrete modular decks have an abrasive surface and are engineered to keep the ground level dry. There is no need for foundations making this system incredibly quick to install with minimal inconvenience caused to the client.
Cammax Ltd offers many innovative types of payment machines to the parking market. The parking industry needs to offer car drivers many alternative ways to pay for their parking, which is dictated by the marketplace and also by the physical and infrastructure requirements within different car parks.

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