Strategy & Business Intelligence

Examine the latest industry trends and developments in parking, mobility and the wider business world. Concentrated on the mobility, technology, and investment nexus, we will examine the short and medium-term investment outlook; the future for TNC’s, NPA’s latest research and analysis, the future of parking, and studies in leadership.

The Mobility Moment: Connected Cars. Consumers & the Future of Transportation >>

Shared Parking: The Key to Smart Growth >>

Pitch Perfect: Parking Innovations Strategy Forum >>

Ready for Take-off: P3 and the Growth of Airport Parking >>

Parking Real Estate for the Win in Building Wealth >>

The Mobility Moment: Connected Cars. Consumers & the Future of Transportation
Tuesday, October 22, 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Get a 30,000 ft view of how manufacturers, developers and businesses are leveraging data, tech and in-car navigation to transform the automotive, mobility and transportation spaces. Presented by PWC’s Brandon Mason, the presentation will examine how in-car navigation, data, apps, and hand-held devices are driving the mobile consumer experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how manufacturers are using data, technology and in-car navigation systems 
  • Hear how technological developments are changing consumer behavior 
  • Hear how the mobility landscape is changing both automotive manufacturers products and consumer choice


Brandon MasonBrandon Mason
Automotive Director & US Mobility Leader



Shared Parking: The Key to Smart Growth
Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Hear the latest trends in parking demand analysis, parking design, and management strategies through shared parking. Mary Smith, SVP, Walker Consultants, and editor of NPA’s Shared Parking publication shares her insights and research on the importance of shared parking for Smart Growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear the latest parking demand analysis 
  • Understand the importance of shared parking in the urban landscape 
  • Get an overview of NPA Shared Parking Publication 


Mary Smith, PEMary Smith, PE
Senior Vice President
Walker Consultants




Pitch Perfect: Parking Innovations Strategy Forum
Tuesday, October 22, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Experience NPA’s version of Shark Tank as a group of early-stage businesses pitch their ideas to a panel of parking, tech and finance experts.

Each company will have 10 minutes to present their company’s business plan, mission, and unique selling point (USP.) This will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A and constructive feedback from an expert panel.  The panel will take a critical investor level look at the proposed business model, investment potential and overall soundness of the project.

The Business Experts:

Andy BessAndy Bess
Managing Director, Hero Investments, LLC



David DamusDavid Damus
System Property Development Company, Inc./Motor Parks, Inc.



Brett HarwoodBrett Harwood
President / Chairman
Park Equity LLC and Welcome Parking LLC




Alexander Israel, Co-Founder and CEO, Metropolis Technologies

The Business Innovators:

Eyal Amir, CEO, Parknav
Jeremy Level, Head of Marketing, Parknav

Christos Pateropoulos, Founder, Parkingstream

Marc Ebtinger, Founder and VP of Strategy, FlexePark
Patrick O’Donnell, VP of Sales, FlexePark

Ready for Take-off: P3 and the Growth of Airport Parking
Wednesday, October 23, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Private Partnerships (P3s) in airport operations are providing parking operators with opportunities to grow revenues, add shareholder value, and improve the passenger experience.

P3 expert and advisor, Rick West, presents an overview of the P3 landscape as it relates to airport privatizations. He will examine the size of the market and opportunities related to parking; the due diligence required to complete a successful partnership; and the pitfalls to avoid in proceeding with any prospective deal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current Public, Private Partnership landscape as it pertains to airport infrastructure
  • Understand the due diligence needed for a successful partnership
  • Be aware of the potential project pitfalls


Rick WestRick West
Managing Member



Ana BessonovaAna Bessonova
QIC Limited



Parking Real Estate for the Win in Building Wealth
Wednesday, October 23, 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Operators of all sizes up to super regional are making real estate a core part of their parking revenue model. Find out how to build your business and wealth with a long-term capital asset strategy.


Brett HarwoodBrett Harwood
Welcome Parking LLC




Robert ZuritskyRobert Zuritsky
Parkway Corporation



Jed Hatfield, CPPJed Hatfield, CPP
Colonial Parking, Inc. (DE)