December 3 – December 6, 2019

This event offers up to 7 CAPP points for CAPP applicants and up to the annual maximum for recertifications.


TUESDAY, December 3

10:30 am

Golf Registration

Annual Golf Tournament

Bayou Club Golf Course –

11:00 am Box Lunches – Beverage Cart (Credit cards accepted)
5:00 pm Golf Awards Reception at Golf Course Bayou Club Golf Course

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Dunes Foyer

Conference Registration – Attendees & Vendors

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Dunes Ballrooms I-IV

Gulf Coast Exposition Set Up

6:00 – Midnight

Dunes Ballrooms I-IV

Exhibitors Set up in Exhibit Hall

WEDNESDAY, December 4

8:00 – 11:45 am

Pre-registration required

Dunes V

IPMI’s Mobility & Innovation Workshop

Summary: A unique, attendee led event – driven by creativity and collaboration offered to FPTA’s members in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. Transportation, parking, and mobility have immediate, wide-ranging and direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity and more. Collaborate with other professionals in this creative and unusual environment.

Presenters: Brett Wood and Rachel Yoka and IPMI Technology Committee

9:00 – 4:00 pm

Dunes Foyer

Conference Registration – Attendees & Vendors
  Coffee, water & sodas in Foyer

9:00 -3:00 pm

Dunes Ballrooms I-IV

Exhibitors Set up in Exhibit Hall
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Educational Session 1

Dunes Ballroom V


Effective Curb Side Management with Parking Specific Vehicles

Summary: Many organizations have recently introduced parking-specific vehicles as an alternative to standard vehicles. The City of Sarasota, FL has incorporated parking-specific vehicles into their operations with successful results. This presentation will highlight the City of Sarasota case study, highlighting the value that these vehicles have brought to their operations resulting in greater parking enforcement results and improving the organization as a whole.

Presenters: Chris Franz, Westward Industries; Mark Lyons, City of Sarasota; Ted Civil, City of St. Petersburg

Educational Session 2

Ibis Room

The Sunshine State Goes Green:  How Florida is Leading Sustainable Parking

Summary: This presentation will illustrate how Florida’s advanced parking structures are dramatically improving their environmental footprint, and preparing for climate change impacts, by minimizing natural resource use and incorporating green design.

Presenter: Daniel Ciarcia, Two Willows Consulting

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Educational Session 3

Dunes Ballroom V


Clearwater Downtown Parking Study – Maximize your  Systems’ Parking Capacity

Summary: This presentation will help provide a great case study for operators and municipalities regarding maximizing the public and private parking capacity, future parking planning, and improving operations for all users.

Presenters: David Taxman, Kimley-Horn; Amanda Thompson, City of Clearwater

Educational Session 4

Ibis Room


Adapting to Changing Consumer Behaviors and Applying Strategies to Effectively Serve Customer Parking Needs

Summary: This presentation will share the latest research on consumer behavior as it relates to parking and discuss how parking providers need to think differently about their business in order to better serve parking patrons. It will outline data and information related to the recent changes in consumer trends overall, and the reasons behind them (technology. Generational behaviors, etc.)

Presenter: David Hoyt, ParkMobile

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Educational Session 5

Dunes Ballroom V


Offering a Payment App Only Gets You to the Starting Line  – Strategies for Assuring Widespread Adoption

Summary: You’ve seen the light and given your residents, workforce, and visitors an easier way to pay for parking. But if your new parking app isn’t the leading payment method, you’re leaving money on the table. Learn why it’s essential to promote adoption of mobile parking payment, and how cities like Miami have created and implemented strategies to assure that parkers are using their mobile payment app, turning a good idea into a great financial return.

Presenters: Shalini Diaz, PayByPhone; Alejandra Argudin, Miami Parking Authority

Educational Session 6

Ibis Room


Parking with a View! A Case Study of the Las Olas Parking Structure, Ft. Lauderdale

Summary: Stand on the top-level Party Deck of the new Las Olas Parking Structure for a spectacular VIEW of the Intercoastal Waterway and a firsthand VIEW of what parking looks like when done right. From the stunning LED exterior light show to the state-of-the-art integrated Falcon Vision Parking Guidance System integrated within the LED lighting system Around every corner are new, cutting edge technologies and methodologies in full VIEW. You will come away with an expanded knowledge base and practical application to consider similar technologies in your parking structures. This high energy discussion will allow attendees to learn the details of the technologies and methods of this facility.

Presenter: Jeff Pinyot, ECO Parking Technologies

4:45 – 6:45 pm

Dunes Ballrooms I-IV

OPENING EXHIBIT HALL – Welcome Reception with Vendors
1 Hour Hosted Bar – Cash & Credit Card

Sponsored by


THURSDAY, December 5

7:45 – Noon

Dunes Foyer

Conference Registration

7:45 – 9:00 am

Dunes Ballrooms I-IV

Start your day with breakfast with the Vendors

Sponsored by

9:15 – 10:45 am

Dunes Ballrooms V


Opening General Session


FPTA President Mark Santos

Mayor of Clearwater George Cretekos

IPMI CEO Shawn Conrad


Panel of Past Presidents “Celebrating forty years of FPTA”

Sponsored by 

Awards of Excellence Presentation & Winners Announced by

Raymond Mensah, Chair

Sponsored by 

Carol Easterling Regional Winners Presentations & Grand Prize Winner Announced by 

Angel Diaz, Chair

Sponsored by

11:00 – Noon

Educational Session 7

Dunes Ballrooms V


Family Feud – Autonomous Vehicle Version

Summary: Selected audience member will get to compete on this version of the iconic game show, Family Feud. All questions will be related to autonomous vehicles based on extensive research on AVs and will extrapolate on each survey answer to make the session educational and fun.

Presenters: Jim Corbett & Jon Martens, Walker Consultants

Educational Session 8

Ibis Room

Where do I park my horse? The history of Parking.

Summary: Do you know who invented the first meter? First city to enforce parking rules? No? Neither do most Parking professionals. Join us for an interactive discussion on how our industry came to be, add your own knowledge, and let’s discuss where we are headed.

Presenter: Todd Fisher, iParq

12:15 – 3:00 pm

Dunes Ballrooms I-IV

Lunch & Dessert w/VendorsWinner of Best Booth Announced (Free Booth at FPTA Conference Palm Beach in 2020)

Sponsors & Exhibitors 2-minute Introductions

Sponsored by

Parker Technology

3:15 – 4:15 pm

Educational Session 9

Sandpiper Room

Transforming the City of Clearwater to a Modern Parking Operation

Summary: Over the past 9 months the City of Clearwater has completely overhauled their parking operations by procuring new parking management software, upgrading all of their pay stations to utilize pay-by-plate, converting all of their physical monthly and resident permits to electronic or virtual permits, and implementing LPR enforcement. As part of this transition, the City is also opening their first frictionless garage and is looking to convert other gated facilities in a similar manner. Come hear how all of this was implemented in a short amount of time with a very dedicated staff, support from the City’s Leadership, and collaboration with other City Departments.

Presenters: Vicky Gagliano, Tim Haahs; Steve Reiter & Sue Tellier, City of Clearwater

Educational Session 10

Pelican Room


The FPTA How-to-Guide One City’s Journey and Learning Experience

Summary: The City of Tallahassee will share their experience of attending the FPTA 20I8 Annual Conference and the exposure and industry introductions that began their year of transformation. The parking program had grown stagnant with minimal oversight and direction. City leadership tasked the Director of Strategic Innovation to ‘renovate’ the parking experience throughout the City. The ParkTally project team will lead you through the headaches, heartbreaks, and hurdles throughout their parking evolution, including the accomplishments and challenges faced with limited resources and minimal funds. Learn from one City’s journey that began with FPTA and how invaluable the resources provided are to newcomers to the parking industry.

Presenters: Christian Doolin, City of Tallahassee; Julie Dixon, Dixon Resources Unlimited

4:30– 5:30 pm

Educational Session 11

Sandpiper Room


St. Armands Parking Garage – What was Once a Deal Breaker, Has Become a Deal Maker

Summary: This presentation will demonstrate how a parking deficit was alleviated for a popular retail and restaurant area. The Speakers will provide unique perspectives on the project’s vision, goals and challenges from the views of the Owner, Construction Manager, and Designer. Find out how to synthesize common interests that would one-day increase parking capacity, help alleviate parking congestion, and translate to a city’s initiative to work with the community and construct the area’s first parking garage.

Presenters: Mark Lyons, City of Sarasota; Ken Boeser, Haskell; Mark Santos, Kimley-Horn

Educational Session 12

Pelican Room


Reduce the manual burden of parking – for you and your customers

Summary: This session explores how parking can meet the needs of the modern consumer, converge the physical with the digital demands, harness consumer insights to drive demand and ultimately combat the competition by providing a better, more efficient customer experience.

Presenter: Shaun Donaghey, ADVAM

6:00 – 10:00 pm

Dunes Ballrooms I – IV

Exhibitors Break-down Booths

7:00 – 10:30 pm

Pool Side

Join your fellow parking friends as we dance our way through the four decades of FPTA – 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s —

Dress to represent the decade you like best! Be a part of our

costume parade led by our Past Presidents! 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes for the best dressed! Plus lots of photo op’s!

7:00 – 8:00 pm happy hour (beer & wine)

Sponsored by

Cash Bar the rest of the evening

Dinner Buffet, and our own DJ Hurricane Rey rocking music from the decades to dance the night away – bring back those memories Games – ‘name that tune’ and others to re-capture those fun days and win prizes!

FRIDAY, December 6

8:00 – 9:00 am

Dunes Ballrooms III-V

Breakfast Buffet

Sponsored by

9:00 – 10:00 am
Pelican Room 

Round Tables Discussions – Municipalities

Moderators: Angel Diaz and Tom Szubka

Sandpiper Room

Round Tables Discussions – Universities

Moderators: Raymond Mensah and Scott E. Fox

10:15 – 11:45 am

Dunes Ballrooms  III

Wind up the last 40 years: FPTA 2019 Conference Closing Event

Led by Mark Santos, President:

2019 Annual FPTA Business Meeting

Approval of 2018 Annual Business Meeting Minutes

2019 Financial Report

Committee Reports

Other Association Business – open to attendees

Gavel passed to President Elect – Scott Fox

FPTA Board Election Results

Door Prize Drawings (must be present to win)




DEC. 1 – 4, 2020


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