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11 am – 8 pm

Scholarship Golf Tournament

Join this pre-conference event – a day of golf and networking with industry peers. Form a foursome and save on registration fees.

Proceeds from the Scholarship Golf Fundraiser are applied directly to the annual CPA Scholarship program. To date more than $250,000 in awards has been issued. Help to grow this fund for future awards by participating in the tournament.  The day will be filled with fun and games, prizes, refreshments and dinner. Transportation is also included.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For details and to register:


9 am – 8 pm



10:30 am – 1 pm

Tour 1: Urban Mobility in Action  

Registration is required to reserve your space on the tour: REGISTER HERE

Production and Innovation Center, 36 Milford Ave., Toronto, ON
Brunch at Speducci, 46 Milford Ave. following the tour.

A shuttle bus will leave the Sheraton Centre Hotel at 10:30 am, or you can meet the group on site for the tour starting at 11:00 am.  Shuttle will return to the Sheraton Centre by 1 pm in time for the Sector Round Table Discussions.

Sponsored by Precise Parklink


1 – 4 pm

Round Table Sector Meetings

Delegates participate in face-to-face discussions with peers from their sector to share information and experiences.  Closed to Sector members from 1 – 3 pm, open invitation from 3 – 4 pm.

  • Airports (Cedar Room)
  • Hospitals (Linden Room)
  • Universities/Colleges (Chestnut Room)
  • Municipalities (Maple Room)



4 – 4:45 pm

Cocktail Reception and Welcome

4:45 – 5 pm

President’s  Welcome

5 – 6 pm   

Keynote Speaker, Amber Mac

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: A Day in the Life of AI in 2025

AMBER MAC talks about relentless adaptation and the accelerating pace of corporate culture in the digital economy. At the forefront of the digital revolution, she helps companies adapt to, anticipate, and capitalize on lightning-quick changes—from Artificial Intelligence to social media to the Internet of Things, from marketing to customer service to digital parenting and beyond. It’s not about innovation, she says; it’s about adaptation.  


6 – 8:30 pm  

Trade Show Grand Opening

The Opening Trade Show session is a time to visit vendors and scope out the latest in innovation, technology, and to see what’s trending.  Start the dialogue and set the pace for the sessions to follow while enjoying refreshments on the trade show floor.



7:30 am – 6 pm



7:30  – 8:30 am  •  Sheraton D

Buffet Breakfast


8 – 8:30 am  •  Osgoode East

CPA Annual General Meeting


8:30 – 10 am  •  Osgoode East

Panel 1 – Autonomous Vehicles: An Update from Banff 2017 

Moderator: Ralph Bond, Executive Chair, BA Consulting Group 

Topics & Panelists:
Discussion on the preparations being undertaken by the City of Toronto to accommodate AV’s.
Shagithya Deivendran, Project Lead, Automated Vehicles, City of Toronto
Insight into the potential impacts of AV’s on parking and transportation, with references from his new book “The End of Driving”.
Bern Grush, Principal, Grush Niles Strategic
Critical considerations involved in future proofing new parking facilities.
Chris Davis, Principal, RJC Engineering (Calgary)
Overview of a large scale real estate developer’s thoughts about the changing nature of mobility and the impact it will have on transportation and parking needs.
John Filipetti, Vice President, Design & Innovation from Oxford Properties Inc.

Discussions and Q&A


10 – 11:45 am

Trade Show Exhibition


11:45 am – 1:30 pm  •  Osgoode East

Awards Luncheon

Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Keesmaat

Canadian urban planner, former Chief City Planner of Toronto and candidate in the 2018 Toronto mayoral election.

Jennifer Keesmaat is passionate about creating places where people flourish. Named one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Maclean’s, and one of the “most influential” by Toronto Life, she spent five years as Toronto’s Chief City Planner, where she was celebrated for her innovative and collaborative approach to city-building. Now a Distinguished Visitor in Residence at the University of Toronto, Keesmaat shares her vision for cities of the future, and her belief in inspired leadership.


Breakout Sessions 

1:35 – 2:30 pm  •  Chestnut West
Curbside Management, Peter Richards, IBI Group   
1:35 – 2:30 pm •  Chestnut East
High-Performance Parking: Parksmart, Market Transformation and Sustainable Mobility, Paul Wessel, US Green Building Council 

Coffee Break

2:35 – 3:30 pm •  Chestnut West
Parking Metrics – Lessons Learned from Other Industries, Blake Laufer, Mistall Insight Inc.
2:35 – 3:30 pm •  Chestnut East
The Accelerating Rate of Technology and its Impact on the Parking Industry, Dan Roarty, President & COO, ParkWhiz, Inc. 


3:30 – 4:30 pm  •  Osgoode East

General Session  

Keynote Speaker, Paulo Nunes-Ueno

Adapt or Die: Survival Recipes for the Age of New Mobility – How-to-guide for dealing with unprecedented change.

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Trade Show Exhibition



Free evening after 6:30 pm



7:30 am – 6 pm



7:30  – 8:15 am  •  Sheraton D

Buffet Breakfast


8:30 – 10 am  •  Osgoode East

PANEL 2 – Parking Structure Innovation

Moderator: Sylvie Mercier, Principal, RJC Engineers

Topics & Panelists:
Accelerated Building Construction (ABC) for Mixed-Use Parking Structures, Brian J. Hall, Managing Director, Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute
The Role of Automated Parking Systems and Conventional Parking Garages as De-centralized Storage Depots for AVs, Karl Tracksdorf, Transportation Planner, WSP Canada
Suicide Prevention Barriers – Integrating Function and Design, Scott Laing, Associate, RJC Engineers

Discussions and Q&A


Breakout Sessions

8:30 – 9:25 am  •  Chestnut West
When Sprawl Slows to a Crawl – Parking Matters more than Ever, Hamish Campbell, Project Lead – Parking Master Plan, City of Mississauga 
8:30 – 9:25 am  •  Chestnut East
Cybersecurity and Parking: What You Need to Know, Chelsea Webster, Marketing Specialist, ParkPlus System

Coffee Break

9:30 – 10:30 am  •  Chestnut West
Driving Parking Supply Down – the Key to Successful Urban Development, Ralph Bond, Executive Chairman, BA Consulting Group
9:30 – 10:30 am  • Chestnut East
Parking Meter Replacement Project,  Ahmed Ali, Manager, Transportation Engineering and Phillip Berg, Parking & Traffic Technician, City of Lethbridge


10 am – 2:30 pm

Final Trade Show Exhibition

Includes Luncheon, noon – 1 pm


Breakout Sessions

2:30 – 3:20 pm  •  Maple
Smart Parkades: Leveraging Technology, Analytics and Marketing to Enhance the Passenger Experience, Jennifer Mucha & Dragana Popara, Business Development, Parking Programs, Greater Toronto Airport Authority

Coffee Break

3:40 – 4:30 pm  •  Maple
Smart Parking – Value Chain Optimization for Increased Revenue, Bill Dupley, Digital Strategist, FoxNet Solutions  



Celebrate Success!

6:00 – 7:00  •  Cocktails
7:00 – 8:00  •  Dinner
8:00 – 9:00

Award-winning comedian RON JAMES

Described as a verbal gymnast manages to marry a comedian’s eye for satire with a writer’s ear for language, during a non-stop roller coaster ride as he cuts a wide swath through contemporary culture with a razor sharp wit, uncompromising standards and a unique, poetically honed delivery making him a stand-out amongst stand-up comedians. You will LYAO!

9:00 – Midnight


Find your dance partners!


9 am – 1 pm

Tour 2: Toronto’s Street Art  

Registration is required to reserve your space on the tour: REGISTER HERE

Join the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) and StreetARToronto (StART), part of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services division, to tour some award-winning sites that have been transformed under the city’s Graffiti Management Plan, which aims to reduce vandalism by encouraging street art that creates vibrant imagery for the community to enjoy, while supporting local artistic talent.
Participants will be provided with a keepsake cooler bag with lunch-to-go included.

Shuttle bus will leave from the Sheraton Centre Hotel at 9:00 am and return by 1:00 pm.  One stop will be made at Union Station for people taking UP Express to Pearson Int’l Airport.

Tour Schedule (pdf)

Sponsored by Toronto Parking Authority


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