Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM EDT
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

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The Dearborn Inn 
20301 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48933

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Book your room at The Dearborn Inn and take advantage of the discounted room rate of $178. The deadline for discounted rooms is May 3. To book a room call reservations at 888-627-8359

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Dawn Marti 
Michigan Parking Association                                        & Ohio Parking Association 






Conference Registration Rates

  • Member Conference Fee: $175

  • Non-Member Conference Fee: $200

  • Member Vendor Table: $500 (incl. 1 person)

  • Non-member Vendor Table: $650 (incl. 1 person)

  • Additional Exhibitor Personnel: $175

  • Daily Rate: $100 per person

  • Golf Fee: $90 per golfer

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 Sponsorship Opportunities

 Platinum Level Sponsorship: $3500

  • 5-Minute Power Pitch at Conference

  • Vendor Exhibit Table

  • Registration for 4 people for the Conference

  • Logo branding on all emails, signs and promotional material, item (provided by sponsor) in the attendee bag

Gold Level Sponsorship: $2500

  • Vendor Exhibit Table

  • Registration for 3 people for the Conference

  • Logo branding on all emails, signs and promotional material, item (provided by sponsor) in the attendee bag

Silver Level Sponsorship: $2000

  • Vendor Exhibit Table

  • Registration for 2 people for the Conference

  • Logo branding on all emails, signs and promotional material

Bronze Level Sponsorship: $1500

  • Vendor Exhibit Table

  • Registration for 1 Person for the Conference

  • Logo branding on all emails, signs and promotional material

Golf Sponsorships

  • Holes: $100 each

  • Beverage Cart $500 (exclusive)

  • Contests: $150 each


The Michigan and Ohio Parking Associations

Present a Joint Spring Conference and Tradeshow

 May 22-23, 2019

The Dearborn Inn * Dearborn, MI

:The Ohio Parking Association and the Michigan Parking Association are joining forces once again to bring you an outstanding Conference and Tradeshow this May!  Join your fellow OPA and MPA colleagues for two-days of networking, educational forums, discussions, a parking exhibition and a little social fun mixed in.  This year's theme: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow in Parking  

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

9:30 AM                Golf Tournament at Lakes of Taylor Golf Course

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM       Registration Open

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Exhibitor Set-up

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM          Exhibitor Reception in Exhibit Hall

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM       Henry Ford Museum Dinner and Tour – Sponsored by Toledo Ticket

Thursday, May 23, 2019

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM         Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM      The History of Parking

Overview: A Retrospective on where the parking industry came from, our roots and history.

Presenter: Barabara Chance, CHANCE Management

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Park Detroit 2.0

Overview: An overview and results of the Beta Testing of the Park Detroit Program

Presenter: Keith Hutchinson, Municipal Parking Department, City of Detroit

11:00 AM12:00 PM     Exhibitor Networking Break

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM        Lunch with the Exhibitors

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM         CURB MANAGEMENT: Strategies and Tech to Define, Manage, and Enforce the Curb

Overview: Strategies and Tech to Define, Manage, and Enforce the Curb is the tenth in a series of presentations by IPMI's Technology Committee. This year’s presentation provides an overview of Curb Management and explores how various technologies will support curb management activities in four areas – Defining the Curb, Managing the Curb, Charging for Curb Access, and Enforcing the Curb.  The presentation explores the various activities an operation will consider in each of the four areas and how current and future technologies will be applied to support an operation as they develop their plans to manage the curb.  Attendees will: 

1.            Develop a comprehensive understanding of the elements of curb management.

2.            Understand the usage and data elements that are required to define and manage the curb as a critical asset to your operations.

3.            Discuss the established and emerging strategies and technologies that will help you charge for curb access appropriately and enforce access, restrictions, and more…

Presenter: Jon Martens, AICP, CAPP, Parking Consultant, Walker Consultants and IPMI Tech Committee

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM          Parksmart Best Practices & Case Study: Future of Parking Design

Overview: The Parksmart program encourages sustainable practices in parking garage design, management and programs. Garages that are certified as Parksmart meet criteria for sustainable practices in reducing energy consumption, designing for durability, minimizing waste, encouraging the use of alternate fuel vehicles, educating patrons on “green parking” and sustainability, and promoting alternative transportation programs such as carpooling and car sharing. Even without seeking Parksmart certification, garage owners and managers can implement sustainability best practices to promote “green” parking and benefit their business operations now and looking into the future. An overview of Parksmart’s goals, the certification process, and the benefit of making your garage “green” will be reviewed. A case study will be presented on the Bronze-level Parksmart certification of Western Kentucky University Parking Structure 3. The case study will provide valuable insight on certifying a new and existing parking garage.  This presentation is suited for owners, facility directors and staff, and operators of parking garage facilities  in institutional and commercial industries. The course will highlight achieving “green” parking in facilities as well as future business accommodations, transportation changes, and garage change of use.  Parksmart certified garages can be a valuable marketing tool for owners and operators with parking leases.  Atttendees will: 

1. Discuss how parking garages fit into sustainability.

2. Provide an overview of the Parksmart program and what type of garages are eligible.

3. Review the process of certifying a garage in the Parksmart program.

4. Discuss how parking garage design is evolving with projected changes in transportation and use.

5. Present lessons learned in certifying Parking Structure 3 at Western Kentucky University.

Speaker: Anthony Mette, P.E., S.E., Senior Restoration Project Manager, THP Limited Inc.

3:00 PM Final Remarks and Giveaways 

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