Parkex Hub - Seminar Sessions

The British Parking Association’s Parkex Hub programme has now been finalised. The Hub seminar sessions are free to attend and will offer you the opportunity to see the latest in technology and product development, debate on the future political landscape, and of course; share your own knowledge and experience.

                     

Wednesday 13 June

     
 10:00            Opening keynote addresses
     
    Welcome to Parkex 
    Peter Lowe BPA President 
     
    On with the Show 
    Andrew Pester, BPA Chief Executive
     
10:30-11:15   Debate of the day
    Who’s really in the driving seat? Electric vehicles, autonomous driving and the importance of data
    Are we on the cusp of a transportation revolution? That is the question we will be asking as we open Europe’s leading parking show. Self-driving cars, electric vehicles and the big drive in data. These are the things that are dramatically changing the way we access and utilise the transport network. But what is the role of parking in this brave new world? Is society on the same journey as the sector and does environmental awareness mean the inevitability of us moving away from independent travel?

This session will hear from some of those who are leading this change, providing us with solutions as to how we reach a smarter parking future.
     
    Chair: Spencer Palmer (London Councils)
    Panel: Tim Daniels (Videalert), Kevin Stringer (Electric Blue), Natalia Peralta Silverstone (PodPoint), Dan Hubert (Appy Parking)
     
11:30-12:15   Best practice and case study solutions
    Designing and maintaining car parks: How driverless technology will impact design
    Cars that can be parked with the aid of remote control could have huge implications for the design of car parks and the size of spaces. With these developments on the horizon, what can car park owners and operators do to prepare for the future and what should they be planning for?

We will explore the cutting-edge features in designing new car parks and how we can cost-effectively renovate and improve our existing structures.
     
    Panel: Russell Simmons (Stripe Consulting), Louis Fourie (Clayton Fourie Consultancy), Mark Potter (Potter and Holmes Architects)
                           
12:30-13:15    GDPR refresh
    General Data Protection Regulation. It’s here! With the new regulations now in full force, we want to find out how you’re adapting to the changes? Our Lawline partners, from JMW Solicitors, will be on hand to provide further compliancy advice and answer the pressing questions you have, now the regulations are in place.
     
    Speakers: JMW Solicitors
     
14:00-14:30   Exhibition Road - street style fashion show
    Our CEOs are the face of our sector, working at the frontline of enforcement. They help influence the public’s perception of the sector as a whole. Being both recognisable and approachable is vital and uniforms are a key contributor to this. With the help of Keltic Clothing, and some familiar faces from the parking sector, we’ll be showcasing the changing fashion of our CEOs over the decades.
                               
14:30-16:00    Exhibition Road - power-pitch slots
                       This year we are bringing the Innovation Trail to life, by giving entrants the chance to showcase their products and services live to you in a power-pitch!

Each entrant will have a few minutes to shine while explaining to you why their product or service deserves your vote. So, take a seat, listen-up and enjoy your journey through the cutting-edge innovations Parkex 2018 has to offer.
     
16:00   End of Day 1 Seminars

 

                               

Thursday 14 June

     
11:00   Opening keynote address
     
    Daniel Zeichner MP (Member of the Transport Select Committee)
     
11:20-12:30   Exhibition Road - power-pitch slots
    Take a few minutes to sit and listen to the most innovative products and services in our sector, as we bring you a series of power-pitches! This year we are bringing the Innovation Trail to life, by giving entrants the chance to showcase their products and services live and direct to you!

Each entrant will explain to you why their product or service deserves your vote. Spend a while and check out the most cutting-edge innovations of Parkex 2018.
     
13:30-14:00   Exhibition Road – Street style fashion show
    Our street landscapes are defined by the people who use them. Our frontline teams of CEOs are one of the most visible and easily recognisable faces of those streets, and help shape the perceptions of our sector. With the assistance of Keltic Clothing, and some familiar faces from the parking sector, we’ll be showcasing the changing fashion of our CEOs over the decades on our Hub catwalk, Exhibition Road!
     
14:00-14:45   Debate of the day
    What are you doing to improve the perception of parking?
    Parking is an emotive subject. The media plays an important part in fuelling those emotions. But there is much that the parking sector can do to proactively address the misconceptions around parking enforcement, while shining a light on why we believe everyone benefits from having good parking management.

This discussion will focus on what evidence, information and examples we need to help shape a more positive perception of parking. We’ll also hear what work is being done by BPA members to turn the conversation around.
     
    Chair: Nigel Coltman (NSL)
    Panel: Anthony Eskinazi (Just Park), Graham Titchner (York Council), Jim Daniels (Gloucestershire County Council), Mike James (Bristol City Council), Jade Neville (OCS)
     
15:00-15:45   GDPR refresh
    Missed the GDPR Refresh session yesterday? Don’t worry we’ve got it covered! Our Lawline partners, at JMW Solicitors, will be on hand to answer more questions about how the regulations have impacted you, and offer you further advice to help smooth the way to compliancy.
     
    Speakers: JMW Solicitors
     
15:45   End of Seminars