September 28-29, 2022 
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Association Manager, 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

  • Lanyard Sponsorship: $750

  • Conference Bag Sponsorship: $1000

Sponsorship Opportunities

 Platinum Level Sponsorship: $2500

  • 10 - 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: $1500

  • 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: $1000

  • Vendor Exhibit Table

  • Registration for 2 people for the Conference

  • Logo branding on all emails, signs and promotional material

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The Ohio Parking Association

Annual Conference and Tradeshow

September 28-29, 2022

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel  * Cleveland, OH

The Ohio Parking Association will once again bring you an outstanding Conference and Tradeshow this September! OPA is gathering in-person our Annual Conference September 28-29, 2022.  Join your fellow parking colleagues from cities, universities, hospitals and private industry for two-days of professional development, educational discussions, a tradeshow and  networking. 

OPA Conference Schedule 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM             Registration Open

7:00 AM – 12:30 AM           Exhibitor Set-up

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM           Coffee Service

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM          When Internal and External Audits Aren’t Enough: Combatting Fraud in Your Automated Parking System

Who knew internal and external audits were simply not enough? Just because an organization utilizes PARCS equipment, employ some form of automation, or offer contactless platforms, does not mean these operations can’t be compromised. Don’t be fooled – you must audit these modern marvels too! While automation can greatly reduce the risk of fraud, no system is foolproof. Each one has its own vulnerabilities. The significance of understanding the operational process in combating fraud is paramount. Historically, many work streams were manual and decentralized, which limited the ability of fraudsters to scale up fraudulent activity. However, processes have become centralized, the ability to scale up fraudulent activity has become a more compelling prize.  This presentation will discuss the various tools employed to uncover fraud, how to mitigate your risks, and the strategies and tools necessary to create the most secure automated parking system possible. Harness the strengths of your automated parking resources, people, and data to understand the unique needs of your operation and protect your organization’s and your customers’ valuable information and reduce potential losses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how fraud in your operation can be detected including warning signs and the greatest risks.
  • Discover the significant costs to your organization if fraud goes undetected.
  • Evaluate the strategies and resources necessary to mitigate your risks and secure your operation.

Speaker: Katherine Beaty, VP of Implementation, Tez Technology

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM        Legislative Update by the Success Group

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM        Yale New Haven Health Parking Garage – Technology Rich!

This session covers the unique Technologies showcased in the new Yale New Haven Health Parking Structure that was built by Laz Parking Realty Investors, Walker Consultants, and ECO Parking Technologies.  It’s no wonder that New Haven Health and Yale University, innovators in advance medicine and education, would select LPRI and their esteemed partners to provide a new parking structure that showcases the latest in cutting edge parking technologies. 

Jeff Pinyot, President of ECO Parking Technologies will share the story of this strategic garage and delve it the technologies of involved in the structure from innovating lighting solutions to the groundbreaking and award-winning parking guidance technology, Falcon Vision.  This interactive session will include a time for Questions and Answers as well as time for Technology Sharing by the audience.

Speaker: Jeff Pinyot, President of ECO Parking Technologies

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM        Modernizing Curbside Management – How Smart Parking Technology Paves the Way to

a Digital Curb

Join us in an interactive session to learn about how innovations in smart parking can help pave the way to a fully digital curb and how cities are already applying digital solutions in their curbside management to:

  • Enhance curb asset data collection
  • Maximize Turnover and Compliance
  • Evaluate effective space allocation for all stakeholders
  • Capitalize on New Business Models
  • Increase Curbside Flexibility and Monetization
  • Ensure Equitable Curbside Access
  • Leverage Data and Streamline Operations

Speaker: Matt Brooker, ParkMobile

12: 30 PM – 2:00 PM          Opening Lunch with the Exhibitor

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM             Platinum Level Power Pitches

Flash Parking - Speaker: Jud Carnas, Flash Parking

PSX - Speaker: Steve Charnas, PSX

Toledo Ticket/Oobeo - Speaker: Mitch Carter, Toledo Ticket Technologies/Oobeo 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM            From “Ticket” to “Text” - A Case Study

Park Place Parking, with technology provided by Parkpliant, launched a test to replace/ supplement parking violation tickets with live texts.  The results were illuminating.  Join Shawn Compton, (Park Place) and Craig Bagdon, (Parkpliant) as they share the challenges and benefits of this unique technology.

Speakers: Shawn Compton, Park Place and Craig Bagdon, Parkpliant

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM          Exhibitor Reception in Exhibit Hall

Dinner on your own 

Thursday September 29, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM             Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors (9:30 AM Exhibitor Breakdown)

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM          Blurring the Lines between permitted and hourly parking:  View permitted and hourly parking options through a new lens.

Join Teresa Trussell as she discusses the way in which the merger of permitted and hourly parking options allows an operation to get the most out of their parking system while increasing customer satisfaction.  She will discuss a variety of emerging concepts that allow parking operations to rethink the way they view a “permit” while also reviewing the way in which BGSU is using their mobile payment solution to provide their commuters and faculty/staff with daily permit options instead of forcing them to purchase a permit.  This creative solution blends with the new normal and allows drivers within any setting to utilize parking on an as-needed basis while also freeing up parking availability for areas typically limited based on strict permit sale limits.  With BGSU’s successful implementation of mobile payment technology and their ability to blur the lines between permitted and hourly parking, they are building a hardware reduction plan that will put cash back into their operation. 

Speaker: Teresa Trussell, Pay by Phone

10:30 PM Conference Closes