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Conference Planner and Highlights

This event planner provides conference schedule details and activities.

As the program schedule is finalized, this planner will be updated. 



Prize Draws: Two Willow Springs Spa Packages | Go-Pro Camera | Apple Watch

Pre-Conference Events – Watch for details


Come to Banff early to take part in pre-conference networking events 


Registration Opens 

Walk / Run / Morning Exercise (TBC)

Exhibitor Move In

Round-table Sector Meetings

Airports | Hospitals | Universities/Colleges | Municipalities

Delegates are invited to participate in face-to-face round table discussions with their peers from the parking industry. Bring your topics and questions and discuss them with delegates from your sector, network with colleagues, and learn from each other.


Sulphur Mountain

Welcome Reception

Reach new heights as you are whisked to the top of Sulphur Mountain for the official opening reception. Get acquainted while enjoying local food and drink and panoramic views as we officially launch the event.


Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola to see a whole new side of Sulphur Mountain and the Canadian Rockies. We’ve completely rebuilt, redesigned and reimagined our mountaintop experience, creating a world-class indoor experience that equals the awe-inspiring ridgetop boardwalk 2900 ft. above Banff. From new restaurants and interactive exhibits to a multisensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the all-new Banff Gondola experience heightens every sense.


Annual General Meeting

Keynote: Warren Macdonald

Opening of Trade Show Exhibition

Interactive plenary session – Smart Cities: How does your city fit into the definition?


Awards Dinner

Keynote: Darby Allen

(free evening 8:00 pm…)

Who is Warren Macdonald

One catastrophic moment redefined Warren’s life in April 1997 with a freak rock fall on a remote Australian island that left him pinned under a one-ton boulder. For two days he lay trapped and alone, surviving the ordeal only to lose both legs at mid-thigh.

Doctors told him he’d never walk again. Warren’s response: “I don’t recall them saying anything about cycling, kayaking, or climbing mountains…” Just ten months later he scaled Cradle Mountain, and in February 2003 Warren became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro.

Born in Melbourne, Australia; Warren now lives in Canmore, Alberta in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. His story is fascinating, and his message is profound.

Darby Allen

During the Alberta wildfire of 2016, fire chief DARBY ALLEN shot to global acclaim for guiding the 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to safety with no loss of life—the largest evacuation in Canadian history. The retired Fire Chief will offer guidance on how to be a stoic, quick-thinking leader in tough situations. We all face emergencies and crises—Allen shows us how to stay the course.


Joint Panel Sessions – Topics/Panelists (TBC)

Final Trade Show Exhibition

Break-out Educational Sessions


Wind-up Event – Join us for some fun on the final evening together

Rex Murphy – As elusive as Big Foot is to the Canadian Rockies, Rex Murphy is to the Canadian Parking industry! There just may be a sighting in Banff!

Heebee-Jeebees – Four Canadian guys started an a Capella band to meet girls. These guys are seriously serious about not taking themselves too seriously.

Rex Murphy

Social Commentator, Editorialist & Distinct Canadian Voice

The one and only Rex Murphy is a trusted face and voice across Canadian media. His intellect and biting humour strike through the heart of profound political and social issues. Currently he writes and reports for CBC’s The National and is a columnist in the National Post.

Scheduled to appear at the CPA’s 2015 conference in Vancouver, Rex was pulled away from us to tend to the last Federal election – inconveniently scheduled over our event dates. Rex will join us in Banff, so expect to be simultaneously informed and entertained by his provocative commentary. He knows what makes Canadians tick, and what drives our political and social affairs. Rex makes us important, reminds us we have culture beyond hockey. His thought-provoking, sometimes stinging commentary and original insights are delivered through a vocabulary to make Webster’s consider updating.

A Rhodes Scholar, Rex was born and raised in St. John’s, Nfld., where he graduated from Memorial University. In 1968, he went to Oxford University, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Rex later ran twice in provincial elections and lost both times. Maybe he was too honest?

We’ve got the Heebee-jeebees!

The Heebee-jeebees are four Canadian guys who started a band to meet girls.

This Calgary-based comic a cappella group have performed about a gazillion gigs for fans, families, corporations and charities since 1993. They have won three CARA Awards (the Grammys of a cappella), produced eight CDs (available worldwide on iTunes or out of the trunk of their van) and were honoured as the first inductees into the Canadian A Cappella Hall of Fame.

These guys are seriously serious about not taking themselves too seriously.

The Heebee-jeebees are… the most fun you’ve ever heard!


Break-out Educational Sessions

Tour of Local Banff and Calgary parking facilities (TBC)


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