We leave tomorrow morning on our cross country jaunt to Tampa and the IPI. Festivities start Sunday with Norman Mineta as Keynote Speaker at 9 and the Exhibit Hall opening at 10.The exhibtion runs through Tuesday and the rest of the conference ends on Thursday. PT will be there with video camera in hand to capture the events in little snippets. We’ll put them on our web site immediately so you can get a "feel" for what is happening at this largest of parking events in the US.
I had lunch today with a friend from across the sea who told me that he thought that it was sad that the IPI was so poorly attended. After all, the US has over 300,000,000 people and is one of the largest parking markets on earth, and the UK gets more people to attend their parking show than the IPI. and the UK is one sixth the size. (The Parkex Show generated 1400 VISITORS not counting exhibitors, the IPI will probably hit about 950).
So what’s the deal? Anybody understand this issue. The show is great. The exhibitors have done a fantastic job in putting on a fantastic event. I honestly don’t understand. I’m going to ask that question a lot in the next three days.
Let’s see what we get for an answer?