PIE 2017 to Break All Attendance Records


PIE 2017 to Break All Attendance Records

The Parking Industry Exhibition starting Sunday will break all attendance records.  As of this moment we are trending ahead of our registration count for this date in 2016. What makes this so significant is that at the Las Vegas Event in 2016, we had virtually no walk in traffic.  People don’t tend to make last minute plans to attend an event in Sin City.

However, over the past years in Chicago, 15% of our attendance has been ‘walk in ‘ registration.  Therefore 2017 promises to be the best attended PIE ever. Exhibitors will find their booths flooded with potential buyers and seminars will be jammed with expectant attendees.

The event opens with boot camp, and technology camp on Sunday, March 5 plus the first of three Keynote Speakers, Michael Houlihan, founder of Barefoot Wineries. His presentation, “You can sell more wearing a funny hat” has been regaled by fortune 500 companies world wide.  The first 100 through the doors at Michael’s presentation will receive a free copy of his bestseller, the Barefoot Spirit.

Monday brings the second keynote, Paul Barter, with the first of his two presentations, On Street Parking Management: Confront Key Choices. The day continues with an intermodal theme with titles like Parking and Transportation, The future of Parking, Big Data and small cities, Parking Guidance, Funding in a volatile economy.  The working day ends with PIE’s famous Speed Networking. The evening brings a “Roaring 20’s Dance Party with live music, libation, Craps Tables, and perhaps a ‘raid’ by the Feds.

Tuesday begins with Dr Mark Goulston’s keynote channeling Steve Jobs and his formula for success at Apple: Whoa, WOW, Hmmmm, Yes AKA How to create Gotta Have it. The first 100 through the door receive Mark’s best selling book, Talking to Crazy.  Parking seminars continue with Big info From Little Data, Market Launch conundrum for Autonomous Vehicles, Its not your Fathers campus anymore, or your mother’s either. Convert to Pay Parking, Do you still need an outside auditor, Software Security, Providing real time parking info to your Shopping Center Customers, Dynamic Pricing and Robots.

On Wednesday Paul Barter completes his Keynote with “Open Wider Opportunities. Parking Industry Exhibition winds up with Do I have to be a computer expert, or hire one, Parking apps and connected cars, Revenue Control Technology, Lighting, Serching for IT employees, ON street Technology, Welcome to the world of IoT, Enforcement and permit districts, and Social Media and Parking.

PIE 2017 promises to be fun, informative, and exciting. See you in Chicago — To Register log on to pieshow.parkingtoday.com


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