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20th EPA Congress and Exhibition
September 12, 2022 - September 14, 2022
Every two years, EPA organises an international congress with more than 500 delegates from 32 countries that deals with parking as an essential component of the urban mobility system and as an essential service in European cities. It discusses the perspectives and challenges of stationary traffic in connection with traffic development in the cities of Europe. The 20th EPA Congress, taking place from 12 – 14 September under the theme ‘The EU Green Deal and the Future of Parking – Integrated solutions for Dynamic Urban Management’ will be one of the most complete and multidisciplinary events involving operators in the parking industry, national and local public administrations, representatives of European Commissions and Projects, experts in the field of mobility, urban logistics, electrical mobility, the data world, ITS, Apps and much more.
During the two-day scientific programme, renowned scientific experts, politicians and the industry will give presentations on the latest developments in all matters related to parking. On the first day, Monday, 12 September, the Congress will host three plenary presentations. Following a keynote by Isabelle Vandoorne, Deputy Head of Unit at the Research and Innovation and Urban Mobility, DG Move, at the European Commission during the first opening plenary session, Joost Vantomme, ERTICO CEO, has been invited to deliver a keynote on the topic ‘Towards the Mobility Space 3.0, the Role of Parking, ERTICO Connects the dots’. This first plenary session, taking place from 14:00 – 15:00 (CET), has also invited influential speakers from the European Parking industry: Laurence A. Bannerman, President of the European Parking Association (EPA), Roland Cracco, President of the Belgian Parking Federation (BPF), Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region, and Dr. Giuliano Mingardo, PhD, Deputy Director at the Erasmus Centre for Urban and Transport Economics.
On Tuesday, 13 September, the day gets off to a roaring start with the EPA Awards ceremony. This year’s competition received 41 entries from 12 countries, showcasing the best in the sector. The awards ceremony will be a fascinating show as the 18 finalists in the five categories are presented, and the winners of the 2021/2022 EPA Awards are finally announced. During this second day, Roelof Hellemans, Secretary-General at the MaaS Alliance, will present the role of MaaS and connect parking with the proposition within MaaS in the first session on Smart Parking – Smart Mobility: Interoperability, Implementing Standardisation and Digitalisation. Find out more about the Session Abstract.
On the last day, Wednesday, 14 September, Frank Daems, ERTICO expert and EAVP Project Lead, will moderate a dedicated session on the recently launched ERTICO-led innovation platform, the European Automated Valet Parking (EAVP). EAVP aims to bring together all stakeholders of the ECO System and promotes a holistic approach to the problems faced by cities, users, and parking operators. Topics to be discussed in this session include AVP’s impact on multimodal opportunities, space efficiency, safety and insurance aspects and the need for connectivity within car parks. Read more about the Session Abstract.