I”ve been in Scottsdale, AZ, attending the NPA Winter Leadership Conference. About one hundred NPA members are at the Four Seasons Resort for a few days of seminars, networking, and fellowship.
The majority of attendees are parking equipment manufacturers with only about 20 out of the 100 parking operators. One vendor commented to me that there is a crowd around each operator as vendors vie for face time to develop relationships that can be turned later into sales.
Had a great dinner last night with Mike Bigbee, Jeff and Marcy Sparrow, Jeff Pinyot, Kevin Uhlenhaker, and Kathleen and David Laney. The stories ranged from swimming at Victoria Falls in Africa to growing Kale in parking garages.
More seminars today and a Cowboy themed reception and dinner this evening.