2024 Planner

Conference Planner

Noon – 6:00 pm

Pre-conference event

Details to follow



7:30 am – 5:00 pm

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Round Table Sector Meetings

• Airports • Hospitals/Private Operators • Municipalities • Universities/Colleges

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

Open to Sector members only. (Hospital meeting will be open to Private Operators)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

President’s Reception for New Members

(By invitation only)


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Trade Show Grand Opening

Reception, Opening Remarks, and the Opening Trade Show exhibition 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.


8:30 pm

Unscheduled Evening



7:30 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Trade Show Breakfast


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Main Stage Keynote

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Exhibitor/Vendor Meeting

10:00 am – 11:55 am

Educational Breakout Sessions

Session A

A Municipal Parking to Mobility Company Redefining Toronto’s Transportation Landscape

Jarrett McDonald, Vice President Operations, Toronto Parking Authority


Session B

The Great Parking Magic Trick – Parking 6000 cars in 3000 stalls.

Jeff Joyce, Manager Parking Services, UBC Okanagan
Shareena Sandbrook, Frog Parking


Session C

Embracing the ‘Good Enough’:  Cost Constraints and Creative Counting

Taegan Mohle, Parking Coordinator, Simon Fraser University


Coffee Break


11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

Session A

The Aesthetic Versatility and Function of Contemporary Parking Structures

Margaret Hawkins, Principal Architect, DRKR Architects
Stephanie Nowe-Morris, SNM Architect Ltd / Build Nova Scotia


Session B

The Impact of Cold Winter Weather on Electric Service Vehicles

Wayne Sum, City of Saskatoon
Bill Franklin, Tannery Creek Systems Inc.


Session C

Fostering Success through Tech Partnerships: Leveraging Synergies for Growth

Joni Eros, Regional Sales Director, PayByPhone
Sang Hwang, PayByPhone
University of Saskatchewan

12:15 pm – 1:25 pm

Awards Luncheon


1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Trade Show Exhibition

Coffee Break – 3:00pm – 3:30pm

6:00 pm

Unscheduled Evening



7:30 am – 5:00 pm


7:15 am  – 8:30 am


8:00 am – 8:30 am

Annual General Meeting


8:30 am – 9:45 am

Main Stage


9:45 am – 1:45 pm

Final Trade Show Exhibition

Buffet Lunch – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm


2:00 pm – 2:55 pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

Session A

Turning Off-street Parking into Mobility Hubs in Montreal

Antoine Sambin, Director of Mobility Strategies, Agence de mobilité durable de Montréal
Pegah Nouri, Director of Parking Management, Agence de mobilité durable de Montréal


Session B

The City of Vancouver’s Parking Enforcement Outreach Task Force

Om Mogerman, Manager, Parking Operations & Enforcement, City of Vancouver


Session C

The Future of Edmonton’s Curbsides

Jenny Albers & Suzzette Mellado, City of Edmonton


Coffee Break – 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 4:25 pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

Session A

The cost of Deferred Maintenance: Why Spending Money Makes Sense.

Nigel Parker, Principal, RJC Engineers


Session B

Parking Smarts: Navigating Tech in Campus Dynamics

Cameron Neufeld, Director, Office of Parking & Transportation, University of Manitoba
Randa Kachkar, Manager, Parking Services, University of Alberta
Kacey Siskind, Senior Vice President, HONK


Session C

Enhance your Parkers Experience with Visual Occupancy Insights

Phillip Curley, Head of HotSpot Parking Inc.
Hervé Chapon, Ville de Québec
Halifax Regional Municipality TBC


4:30 – 5:30 pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

Session A

Getting Ahead: A Panel Discussion on Goal Setting

Roger Steers, RJC Engineers
Shannon Talbot, University of Guelph
Melina Morokhovich, T2 Systems
Jody Backes, T2 Systems


Session B

Leveraging Data for Occupancy Management, Optimized Revenues & Infrastructure Planning

Dan Mathers, CEO, eleven-x
Faiyaz Patel, Toronto Parking Authority
Maxime Rivard, Agence de mobilité durable de Montréal


Session C



6:30 – 11:00 pm

Celebrating Success!

Join us in the MacKay Meters family kitchen for a celebration to mark another successful conference with a hometown Maritime flair.


10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Technical Tour

QEII Parking Garage

Join moderators Andrew Levatte, Strescon and Stephanie Nowe-Morris, SNMArchitect Ltd to view the transformation of a conventional parking garage into a work of art and a community-enhancing space.  The design process, supported by Nova Scotia’s public art consultant, culminated in choosing an artist who skillfully replicated textiles from Nova Scotia’s rich history.  The garage is partially clad with stainless steel grillage, which provides an aesthetic ‘mask.’ The grillage was laser etched with images according to the design of a local artist selected in a competition.

Designed as demountable and can be used either permanently or semi-permanently, features include Bluetooth wireless technology, extra-long spans of precast double tees and lite walls, which provide more natural light and stability, and much more.

This is a 10 minute walk from the Conference Centre.

*subject to change