IPMI’s ever-popular Shoptalks provide an open forum to discuss challenges, solutions, and successes with your peers, emerging leaders, and consultants in the industry. Ever wonder what other organizations like yours are doing to solve similar problems? Each of these informal roundtable discussions is geared toward targeted segments and/or topics in the industry. Each session has a moderator who will keep the discussion on target; other than that, it’s an open forum to discuss challenges, solutions, and successes with colleagues from around the world.
Sunday, July 24
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Airport operations face unique challenges. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas to address changing business and leisure travel patterns, as well as the competing demands of efficient operations, safety and wellness best practices, asset maintenance, and more.
Event Management Best Practices
From concerts to parades to game day and everything in between, parking and transportation operations for event management continues to evolve. Talk about everything from digital solutions and reservation systems to staffing and workforce coordination—join industry professionals for a discussion of event management best practices, challenges, and future improvements.
Hospital, Healthcare, and Medical Center Operations
Moderator: Steve Gorski, CEO- DESIGNA
In the face of continuing challenges, hospital and healthcare industry professionals maintained and even expanded patient, staff, and fleet operations under extreme duress and ever-evolving safety and wellness practices. Join industry professionals to share your experience and insights as well as your plans to maintain efficient operations; serve patients, staff, and visitors; and build out programs and services to connect our communities with equitable and effective access to healthcare resources.
Municipalities, Cities, and Downtowns
Connect with municipal parking and mobility professionals as they dive into conversations about reopening and recovery efforts. From long-lasting financial impacts and planning to address revenue recovery and new revenue streams to innovative curb management programs and pilots, share your experiences and learn how your colleagues are redefining smart cities, transportation equity, and more.
University & Campus Operations
Moderator: Kacey Siskind, Senior Vice President, HONK
Academic parking and mobility professionals are being faced with changing revenue models and fiscal challenges and evolving learning formats resulting from the return to campus. Join the discussion on these topics, as well as multi-modal opportunities, event parking, new technology and platforms, and other relevant education industry issues.
Monday, July 25
9:00 - 10:30 am
EVs, Charging Infrastructure, and Fleets
For the first time, parking, fueling, and energy meet at our facilities. Electrification of fleets and commitments by automakers to migrate to greater EV production have effects on you and your operation, from equity in transportation to cleaner energy and the impact to the grid. From private vehicles to fleet updates and management, discuss the state of the market, the role of parking and mobility in supporting infrastructure, and how to stage EVs.
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Equity Matters Now More than Ever
Accessibility at the curb isn’t limited to ADA guidelines, placards, and accessible spaces and meters. Join industry professionals from every market segment to share best practices, programming, and challenges on these and broader industry issues. From providing connections to mass transit and micro-transit to creating equitable access to transportation resources for all populations and communities, bring your questions and insights on how to build a more accessible transportation system to serve our communities.
Tuesday, July 26
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Managing the Dynamic Curb
Moderator: Mark Schleyer, CAPP, Regional Sales Director - Passport
Curb management challenges abounded pre-COVID, and cities met the challenge with innovative programming and operational changes. Cities and operators created mapping, pricing, and management models to address TNCs, metered parking, transit, and commercial loading, as well as a myriad of first- and last-mile options. They launched new programs and pilots to address new delivery demands as well as outdoor dining to create safer, touchless options at the curb. The rebound at the curb will prove more challenging than ever. Join industry professionals to discuss changing curb demands, with a particular focus on how to address commercial loading for more efficient and streamlined curbside operations.
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Sustainable Mobility: Connecting TDM, Parksmart, & the Evolving Mobility Hub
Sustainability in parking and transportation means meeting “the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” To be successful, transportation solutions and sustainable practices should balance economic feasibility, public health and welfare, and consideration of environmental effects. Join industry professionals to discuss emerging technology and practices that create sustainability gains as well as the transformation of the parking facility to a more flexible, adaptive mobility hub.
Wednesday, July 27
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Using APDS Specifications & Tools for Efficiency & Innovation
Gathering, interpreting, and sharing data in the parking and mobility continues to challenge innovation in our industry. Join industry professionals to discuss the new Alliance for Parking Data Standards global data specification and resources and share how organizations are using the free specifications and related documents to share complex data streams in this open-source environment.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Advancing the Frontline: Beyond Basic Training
Frontline employees across the country and the world are facing unprecedented challenges because of both COVID and an uncertain labor market, to name just a few root causes. Join this Shoptalk session to discuss relevant and timely issues and solutions related to our frontline employees across the industry. Bring your ideas and your questions regarding what’s working in your operations, your challenges, and how we can build effective frontline resources to serve our teams.
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