Parking: The Urban Mobility Perspective

2018 Host City: Toronto, Ontario

host hotel - Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel



Network with hundreds of people in the same industry under one roof.  CPA conference attendees share a wealth of knowledge and experiences.  The sector round table sessions are the most popular amongst attendees.  The exhibition sessions and social events make it easy to build relationships with people whom you currently, or potentially do business with.


Too often people shy away from the trade show exhibit hall at conferences.  They fear that they will have to talk to salespeople, but these industry suppliers are some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about the current business climate and trends.  Discovering innovative products and services for your business is necessary to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced parking industry.


Participate in seminars, networking events and exhibitions that only take place at conferences and will expose you to new people, new business ideas and new ways of thinking for your business success.  Become educated on your industry, so that you can better support your customers by utilizing all the resources trade shows offer.


This is your opportunity to get answers to your questions right away; whether it’s regarding product pricing, shipping information or order minimums, vendors are there to provide this information.  Contemplating a new concept?  Listen to the experts as they present the latest in industry trends in the educational sessions to assist with your decision making.


When you are active in your industry, you can develop a reputation as an expert to your peers and your clients.  Those who are engaged over the long term are often asked to speak at the events and to write articles for their industry publications.  Your peers like to associate with the experts in the industry.  Clients feel good about doing business with those that are celebrated by their peers. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity.


CPA conferences offer fun activities such as keynotes, parties, golf, and tours of the local area where the event is hosted.  Taking an extra day at the beginning or end of the event to explore or visit friends in the region is also a great way to maximize the investment in travel.  Never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with some interesting people!


The Canadian Parking Association is a great forum to meet and greet potential clients and make synergistic alliances. The annual conference as well as other association initiatives give a venue that is helpful to our business. One of the most useful aspects of CPA membership is Parker magazine with its insightful and valuable articles and in which Tannery advertises. Aside from its utility to Tannery Creek Systems, the CPA is an important organization in its own right fielding discussion forums, promoting and setting standards and building credibility for the entire parking industry.
Bill FranklinTannery Creek Systems
What a well-rounded program CPA put on: an impressive new parking program from the city, a very thoughtful look at the interaction of cars, parking, cycling and livability as well as a glimpse into the future of parking. What better value could be had from a half-day conference?
Bern GrushPay-by-Sky
As a newcomer to the industry, the CPA has been a wonderful source of contacts and information, particularly the opportunity to develop relationships and share information in person and at the conferences.
Cathy PalmerCity of Vancouver
The value of a CPA membership is “Huge.” There are advantages of being able to learn from fellow CPA members. It’s all about networking and learning about best practices. You can’t get this knowledge and experience if you don’t visit the conferences and talk to your peers.
Tyler StangierWest Coast Express
The CPA is an information resource for its members, among other things. If someone requires our services, they’d look within the association first to find a vendor. Canada Ticket has gained a large number of customers thanks to its CPA membership.
Steve WengrowichCanada Ticket Inc.
The networking opportunities are second to none. The members are a great resource. There’s always someone willing to share experiences, and the conferences are very useful. You learn a lot and you meet pretty much everybody in the industry, which is important. It’s a very inclusive organization and I credit the CPA for its constant improvement efforts through annual feedback surveys and listening to its members.
Sylvie MercierRead Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

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