1:30 – 4:30 pm – Pre-Conference Event

Join this private CPA Charter for a true Victoria experience

Explore the Strait of Georgia, Haro Strait and Howe Sound in search of Whales and marine wildlife.  Immerse yourself in stories and facts told by a team of marine mammal experts from the comfort of a private charter with three distinctly different viewing elevations and floor to ceiling interior class.

The tour leaves from Prince of Whales Tours, located in the harbour directly across from the host hotel.  Your sponsor and hosts, Mackay Meters, will be providing beverages and a light lunch.

Welcome aboard!  Space is limited, so register today.

Registration: WHALE WATCHING


6 pm – 10 pm

Start Exhibitor Move In


9 am – 6 pm • Victoria Conference Centre
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm • Crystal Garden 


8 am – 2 pm 

Final Exhibitor Move In


8:30 am – 11:30 am • Empress Hotel, The James Room

Board of Directors Meeting


1 pm – 4 pm • Victoria Conference Centre  

Round Table Sector Meetings

Delegates participate in face-to-face discussions with peers from their sector to share information and experiences.  Open to sector member only.

  • Universities/Colleges, Esquimalt Room
  • Municipalities,  Saanich Room 
  • Hospitals, Oak Bay 1 Room
  • Airports, Oak Bay 2 Room


SUNDAY EVENING – Opening Ceremonies

4 pm – 4:30 pm • Victoria Conference Centre, Lobby

Welcome Reception 


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm • Victoria Conference Centre, Theatre



Intelligent City: Future Mobility

Smart mobility innovations are disrupting existing urban transport and decarbonization is driving the electrification of urban fleets. Will the emerging “electric city” optimize energy, space, and mobility by digitally integrating ubiquitous renewable energy systems, smart grids, intelligent public transport infrastructure and shared electric vehicle fleets?  Or will urban development and transportation remain wedded to fossil fuels, private ownership, conventional motorization, inefficient land use and the resulting economic, social and ecological dysfunctionality of our urban spaces?

Rapid innovation in big data, machine learning, and distributed energy systems may enable new zero-emission, on-demand and automated mobility services but may also reinforce unsustainable and socially exclusive transportation and urban development pathways. The dynamic interaction between passenger and freight mobility, particularly regarding distributed production and e-commerce, provide an additional challenge for future mobility systems. Further out, drones and urban air mobility have significant potential for transformative disruption by integrating vertical with horizontal transport and separating mobility from road-based infrastructure. Through case studies and examples from leading intelligent cities, with specific reference to the impact on the parking industry, future parking services and parking structures, we will explore key levers of integrated urban mobility and energy transformation solutions.


5:45 pm – 8:30 pm • Crystal Garden  

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.

 8:30 pm

Unscheduled Evening



7:30 am – 10 am • Victoria Conference Centre 
9:30 am – 2 pm • Crystal Garden
1:30 pm – 6 pm • Victoria Conference Centre 

7:45 am • Victoria Conference Centre, Lobby

Buffet Breakfast


8:15 – 8:45 am • Victoria Conference Centre, Theatre

Annual General Meeting

8:45 – 9:45 am  •  Victoria Conference Centre, Theatre 

General Session

Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria & Andrea Boardman, Island Health

Victoria: Sustainable, Livable, Thriving

With an over-subscribed parking program at hospitals that are at chronic overcapacity, new and innovative options are required to transport staff to and from work from all regions of the city and surrounding municipalities. This presentation will explore how the municipal and health sectors are working together to move toward a shared vision of a sustainable transportation system within a livable and thriving city.

Lisa Helps, Victoria’s Mayor since 2014, works hard at City Hall and in the community to ensure that the city is prosperous, affordable, sustainable, and ready for the future. Taking a long-term, big-picture perspective, she looks both around the city and around the world for innovative solutions to the pressing challenges we are all facing.  Lisa and her city council have taken bold steps to look beyond the needs of today to create a future vision that includes a network of separated bike lanes, improved transit options and reduced street parking for vehicles.

Andrea Boardman is the Corporate Director of Logistics & Operations for Island Health which includes, but is not limited to the parking operations at various hospital campuses that comprise Island Health on Vancouver Island. With a Nursing background and Master of Business Administration she is in a unique position to look at the supply and demand of hospital parking through the lens of patients, families and staff.


10 am – 2 pm • Crystal Garden

Trade Show Exhibition with Lunch


2:15 pm – 3:15 pm • Victoria Conference Centre, Theatre

General Session    

Join Ian Khan in the screening of his documentary “Blockchain City”.   

Hype Vs Reality & the Future of Mobility

Ian Khan is a CNN featured Technology Futurist, 3 times TEDx Speaker, Director of highly acclaimed documentary “Blockchain City”, Bestselling author of “7 Axioms of Value Creation”, and contributor to many publications including McGraw Hill and Forbes.

Chief Futurist at the Futuracy Institute of Thought Leadership, Ian is one of the most widely quoted experts on Blockchain. Ian is  on a mission to “Unlock Human Potential” by helping understand how technology can help us become more Efficient, Happy and more Human.

Ian is an accomplished keynote speaker and has spoken at industry conferences including Microsoft Worldwide Conference, World Government Summit, Money2020, SWIFT and helped hundreds of organizations with their digital transformation journey.


3:15 pm – 3:30 pm • Victoria Conference Centre, Lobby

Coffee Break


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm • Victoria Conference Centre 

Educational Breakout Sessions  

Smart City Building Blocks: Changing Physical Infrastructure and Adopting New Technology
Dave Harkness, City of Surrey
Nathan Berry, Passport
Focus: Municipal | Mobility Sectors

Self Service: The New Frontier in Customer Support
Lisi Monro, City of Edmonton
Chelsea Webster, Calgary Parking Authority
Focus: All Sectors | Customer Service

Using Parking to take on Ride Sharing Services
Brett Bain, Edmonton Airports
Haroon Malik, Chauntry
Focus: Airports | Rideshare


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm • Victoria Conference Centre

Educational Breakout Sessions

Parking Management Challenges at Campuses and Major Employers in Non-downtown Locations
Dan Casey & Shaun Heffernan, Urban Systems Ltd.
Focus: Campus | Hospital | Major Employers

Seasonal Paid Parking Program Implementation at Town of Sylvan Lake
Ron Lebsack, Town of Sylvan Lake
Carla Marcano, ParkPlus System
Focus: Municipal |Resort

Extend the Discussion – Follow Up from Block Chain City Screening
Ian Khan, Chief Futurist, Futuracy Institute of Thought Leadership
Focus:  Suppliers, Innovators, Planners, all Interested Parties



6 pm – 8:30 pm • Crystal Ballroom, Empress Hotel

Awards Dinner and Keynote  

Dreaming Big – Living Bigger


Jon Montgomery became a celebrated Canadian when he defied great odds to win the Gold Medal in Skeleton racing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics – beating out his closest opponent by 7/100th of a second. Jon celebrated his victory with his famous “beer walk” in Whistler BC – reflecting his zest for life, pride in being Canadian and love for great beer. As a compelling speaker and the engaging host of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the Canadian Parking Association is proud to have Jon join us in Victoria to share his stories.


 8:30 pm

Unscheduled Evening


7:30 am – 11:30 am • Crystal Garden
Noon – 6 pm • Victoria Conference Centre 


8 am – 11:45 am • Crystal Garden 

Trade Show Exhibition with Breakfast


Noon – 2:30 pm • Victoria Conference Centre, Salon A, Level 2  

General Session: The Mobility Effect – Defining Parking & Mobility by Sector

Jennifer Spear, Unscripted
Focus: All Sectors | Workshop Format

Noon – 1 pm • Networking Lunch and Sector Mobility Discussions
1 pm – 2:30 pm • Workshop – Defining the Mobility Effect


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Victoria Conference Centre 

Educational Breakout Sessions  

Building Up – Parkade Expansion at Alberta Children’s Hospital
Amy Rohof, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Drew Woods, Graham
Focus: Buildings | All Sectors

High Performance Parking: Market Transformations, Sustainable Mobility & Leadership
Brandy Burdeniuk, GBCI Canada
Focus: Operations | Mobility

LPR Technology Transforms the Car Sharing Industry
Nigel Bullers, EasyPark
Focus: LPR & Car Share | All Sectors


3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  • Victoria Conference Centre, Lobby

Coffee Break


3:45 pm – 4:45 pm • Victoria Conference Centre

Educational Breakout Sessions  

Automated Parking Systems – More Parking in Less Space
Simon Button, Bunt & Associates
Focus: Equipment Systems

Leading the Path to Sustainable Transport – Camosun College’s TDM Strategy
Timothy Shah, Watt Consulting Group
Dalia Gonzalez-Harney, Camosun College
Focus: Campus | TDM

New Concepts in Winnipeg

Flexible Parking Permits
Cameron Neufeld, University of Manitoba

By-law Enforcement Through Technology – Route Optimization and Intuitive Routing
Ryan Arabsky, Aynsley St. Pierre & Randy Topolniski, Winnipeg Parking Authority

Focus: Permit | Enforcement



6 pm – 11 pm  •  Distrikt, 919 Douglas Street

Celebrating Success Social Event

Just steps away from the hotel, this favorite Victoria Nightclub will be hopping with the wind-up dinner and celebration. We have a special guest attending!


9 am – 11 am  

Technical Tour  

City of Victoria host, Ismo Husu is setting up a fun tour of the local parking sites to wind up the conference.

9 am – 11 am  •  Empress Hotel, The James Room

Board of Directors Meeting