Parking Industry Exhibition in the Record Books

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Parking Industry Exhibition in the Record Books

PIE 2008 is in the record books and it was by any measure a grand success.  Don’t believe me, ask any vendor or attendee. Andy and I tried to get them to complain about anything, so we could learn and fix the problems. Their biggest complaint – "Why isn’t there going to be a show next year."

We had decided to go to an every other year schedule but after the positive input from this year, we may revisit that decision.

The final numbers aren’t in yet, but Pat tells me that she made close to 800 badges. WOW

Thanks, of course to Andy, who made it all happen, and to Pat, Sandra, and Marcy who kept the machine running each day. I’m amazed that we handled four days of the show, exhibits, and 800 people with a staff of 5 (including me, who wasn’t a big help) and three temp folks from Chicago.

Way to go gang.

JVH

PS — Lets see, if you take out Intertraffic, which combines parking and transportation, these numbers make PIE the third largest parking event on the planet, after the Parkex in the UK (The largest) and the IPI. Not too shabby, for this little back street operation.

John Van Horn

John Van Horn

2 Responses

  1. Dear John,
    It appears that, in your calculations, you neglected to recognize the National Parking Association (NPA) as having a show larger than yours. Last fall in Los Angeles/Hollywood, we had over 1200 registrations and, this year in Las Vegas, we expect to eclipse that number.
    Marty Stein – President, National Parking Association

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