T Boone and the NPA

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T Boone and the NPA

I’m at the NPA Convention in DC. T Boone Pickens just opened the event with homespun humor and concerns about dependence on foreign oil. Not, perhaps what one wants to hear at a convention of parking operators, but his message was clear. $300 a barrel oil will crush us so we must stop our dependence on foreign oil.

The show starts in earnest this afternoon. I got a quick preview of the exhibit hall floor and was stunned. It looked like the IPI, only a tad smaller. Huge booths, signs hanging from the ceiling, and exhibit personnel hurrying to put the finishing touches on their presentations. WOW – the NPA certainly is leading the pack.

NPA Chairman Herb Anderson told me this morning that they have a new strategic plan and one of the goals was to grow their show. They certainly have done that . Contrats to NPS Prez Marty Stein and his team.

More this PM after the exhibits open

JVH

John Van Horn

John Van Horn

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