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Parking, Technology and Transportation Leaders Headline The National Parking Association's 2014 Convention and Expo

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parking Association's 63rd Annual Convention & Expo, October 20–23 in Las Vegas, Nev., will feature leading authorities on technology, transportation and business trends shaping the parking industry. The conference will focus on technology, trends and transportation and will look to the future of parking.

Joachim Hauser, vice president business development mobility services-parking of BMW Group, will deliver the keynote address. Hauser will speak on "Planning for Growth & Success in a Rapidly Changing World," on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.

"Cars are rapidly becoming 'rolling computers' with sophisticated connectivity and full suites of intelligent driving services. This will change how people drive and park; it will also change the services that consumers need," said NPA Convention Chair and Streetline SVP Kurt Buecheler. "Our Keynote by BMW will explore evolutions in urban mobility, vehicles and services. Further, our 'Parking 2020' panel will bring together experts to look at how the near horizon in auto connectivity, connected cars and city policies will impact parking."

The expert panel, 2020: Parking & Transportation in a Connected World, also held on Oct. 21, will offer a strategic look at the trends, technology and market conditions impacting the future of parking. Panelists will highlight their perspective on trends shaping the transportation & parking industries and what it means to you.

Panelists will include, among others: Ken Husting, P.E., senior transportation engineer, City of Los Angeles; Rob Hyatt, executive director of marketing management, AT&T; and Mike Tinskey, director, global vehicle electrification and infrastructure, Ford.

NPA's Convention & Expo features six tracks of targeted education: peak performance, best practices, trends, tech & transportation, the business of parking, roundtable discussions and Certified Parking Professional (CPP) certification.

Industry experts and thought leaders will present insights, expertise and perspectives on parking in 2015 and beyond. NPA's peer networks and roundtable discussions provide private and public sector professionals with access to peer experts and best practices worldwide.

"NPA's convention is focused on the future, strategic opportunity, best practices and performance results," said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE. "NPA is the fastest growing trade association in North America with double digital growth, groundbreaking parking research, best practices and business processes."

NPA's Convention theme is "Tech, Trends & Transportation." Other events taking place during the four-day event at Caesars Palace Las Vegas include the Helen & Jerry Stocks Memorial Golf Tournament,  Las Vegas Parking Facility Tour, Neon Boneyard Tour, CPP Day, Lunch & Learn Workshops, NPA's biggest Expo yet and much more.

For more information, or to register for the 2014 Convention, please visit www.npaconvention.org/2014.

About NPA: The National Parking Association is the nation's leading parking trade group advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,500 members and represents all segments of the parking industry. www.npapark.org.

CONTACT: Christina Garneski, 202-296-4336, christinagarneski@npapark.org

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