Fall Conference Registration Now Open!
The Mid Atlantic Parking Association hosts an annual conference, providing attendees with valuable education, networking, and social opportunities.
The 2018 MAPA Conference will be held November 7-8 near Baltimore, MD at the Ramada Inn at BWI.
Sponsorship and exhibitor information listed below.
View our conference schedule below, or download here as a PDF.
Register for the Conference below by selecting one of the following attendee options:
The MAPA Fall Conference includes a trade show floor. This is a great opportunity for parking industry vendors to connect with current and future clients in the mid-Atlantic.
Interested in exhibiting at the 2018 MAPA Fall Conference?
The MAPA Fall Conference offers a variety of different sponsorship options. For detailed information on what each sponsorship offers, click the PDF link below.
Gold - $950
Silver - $750
Bronze - $600
Pewter - $250
Lanyard - $500
Conference Bag - $750
Reception Bar - $500
Reception Food - $500
Exhibitor Breakfast - $750
Exhibitor Lunch - $100
Interested in sponsoring the 2018 MAPA Fall Conference?
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For hotel reservations at the group rate of $79 per night at the Ramada, please call 410-712-4300 and ask for the MAPA group rate.
November 7, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Registration Open, Vendor Set-up
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Impact of Parking in Driving Health Care Reimbursement Rates
Customer satisfaction is key in virtually every industry and healthcare is no different. Parking may not come to mind immediately when considering patient satisfaction, but it can have a major impact on their experience. Understanding the expectations of parkers visiting a medical facility is key to managing the effectiveness of your parking operation.
Patient satisfaction continues to play a key role in hospital reimbursements. In this presentation, we will discuss practical solutions to the unique challenges a medical facility faces when it comes to parking. Learn best practices to provide customer choices including pre-paid visitor parking, employee permits, and valet services.
Speaker: Scot DeLancey, SVP, Strategy & Product, T2 Systems
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Rideshare is Everywhere - How Can Parking Compete?
The mobility landscape is changing quickly. How can parking professionals leverage technology to compete with rideshare and increase parking revenue?
Rideshare seems to be everywhere, and there are three big questions that are top of mind for parking professionals:
1) what’s the impact of rideshare?;
2) what does its future look like?; and
3) how can parking compete, both today and tomorrow?
In this presentation, Anthony Jacobsmeyer, General Manager at SpotHero, will leverage his expertise in mobile parking technology to point out where parking can most effectively prove its value over rideshare – and share how parking professionals can leverage technology to level the playing field with Uber and Lyft.
Speaker: Anthony Jacobsmeyer, General Manager, Spothero
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Parking Guidance & The Journey
Parking Guidance and the Journey is the ninth in a series of parking-specific presentations by IPI's Parking Technology Committee. This year’s presentation explores the various technologies available to communicate parking information to consumers during the different parts of a journey (leaving your house, on the road, and in the facility).
This presentation walks through three user scenarios and describes how various technologies can be used to inform a consumer about pricing, availability, payment, etc. It explores the use of the new Alliance for Parking Data Standards (formerly IPI-DataEx) to share information and reviews the major sensor technologies currently used to detect facility occupancy. In addition, the presentation weaves in a short update on Payments - EMV, Chip and Pin, and P2PE to provide a quick refresher on current developments in payments that every owner and operator should be aware.
Speaker: Charley DeBow, VP of Business Development, Premium Parking
3:45 PM – 5:30 PM Exhibitor Reception
November 8, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking with the Vendors
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Adapting to Changing Consumer Behaviors and Applying Strategies to Effectively Serve Customer Parking Needs
Consumers are no longer willing to tolerate poor experiences. They want ease and convenience. They want to get in and out of parking areas as quickly as possible without any hassle. And if you can’t provide that level of service, they will probably look for another parking provider who can. Or they’ll just take Uber rather than deal with parking. And that is going to owners money. In this session, David Hoyt, from ParkMobile will share the latest research on consumer behavior as it relates to parking and discuss how parking providers need to think differently about their business in order to better serve parking patrons.
Speaker: David Hoyt, Sales & Account Management, Parkmobile
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Taming the Technology Chaos
Once you find a technology that meets your objectives, how do you plug it in to your existing platform and set yourself up for success? In this session, learn how integrated technology can help your operation run more efficiently and effectively. You no longer have to be your own systems integrator; advances in today’s technology can provide a seamless integration to link your technology choices together. We will cover how to define your operational needs and identify technologies you can integrate to reach your goals.
Speaker: Michael Drow, SVP, Corporate Development, T2 Systems
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch, Networking with Vendors, 50/50 Raffle Drawing
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Design Downtown for Women - Men Will Follow
Why parking is one of the biggest barriers to downtowns. Women are the most important demographic group for anyone interested in developing a successful downtown or business district. Why?
Women make or influence more than 90% of retail decisions
Women make or influence more than 85% of residential decisions
Women make or influence more than 80% of healthcare decisions
Women constitute nearly 60% of college graduates
Women control more than 50% of the private wealth in the US
In a new book soon to be published, the authors surveyed more than 100 women leaders in industry, government, and nonprofit organizations on their opinions and impressions of downtown areas and parking design. Find out how their input can impact parking
Speaker: David M. Feehan, President & CEO, Civitas Consultants, LLC.