Parking Industry Expo 2019 Breaks All Records
PIE 2019 is in the record books and broke its attendance records with nearly 1,200 attendees visiting Chicago the second week in March to attend the event. “We are proud of our event this year. It was exciting, informative, and fun,” commented Show Operations manager Marcy Sparrow. “Our heartfelt thanks go out to all exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and speakers who made this the best PIE ever.”
“It was a team effort,” added Parking Today Publisher John Van Horn. “My personal thanks go to Marcy, Astrid, Kelley, Jordan, Paul, Robyn, Andy, Francine, Bob, and Peter, who formed a fantastic group and went above and beyond to make this event happen.”
With nearly 30 seminars, networking events, PIE’s largest exhibit hall, and a half day Smart Parking seminar, this year’s event brought new features to parking trade shows. Highlighting the opening was the first annual Parking Today Awards Breakfast honoring outstanding efforts in Parking Garage Design, Sustainability, Customer Service, and Technology.
Headlining the awards ceremony was the presentation of the lifetime achievement award to centenarian Larry Donoghue, who brought down the house with his hilarious comments on ‘how to live to be 100.’
PIE 2020 will be held March 22-25, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center.