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The International Parking Institute (IPI) is the leading and largest trade association representing parking professionals and the parking industry. Members include professionals from cities, port authorities, civic centers, academic institutions, hospitals, airports, theme parks, corporate complexes, race tracks, transit and transportation agencies, and convention and sports centers, as well as architects, engineers, financial consultants, urban planners, commercial parking operators and suppliers of equipment, products and services to the parking and transportation industry.
Formed in 1962 and was originally called the Institutional and Municipal Parking Congress. It changed its name to the International Parking Institute in 1995.
Members include parking and transit professionals from cities, colleges, universities, hospitals, airports, port authorities, civic centers, theme parks, corporate complexes, race tracks, convention and sports centers, state and federal government agencies, commercial parking operators and more. The membership also includes manufacturers and suppliers of products and equipment, as well as professional planners and consultants, architects, and engineers.
IPI provides members with the information and programs they need to do their jobs with the maximum efficiency and effectiveness. IPI offers a wide range of opportunities for members to pursue professional development and build their skills in parking and transportation. IPI also facilitates networking and professional connections; advances skills through on-site and on-line training programs; shares knowledge through publications and its technical library; and provides opportunities for discounts to conferences.
Certified Administration of Public Parking or CAPP is IPI's certification program of professional training and examination, created in collaboration with the University of Virginia. The CAPP program is designed to provide continuous information and training to parking and transportation professionals, increase the body of knowledge, establish a benchmark of excellence for the industry, and provide a means by which parking and transportation professionals may demonstrate their proficiency and be recognized by their peers.
The International Parking Institute Conference & Expo is the world's largest annual conference of parking professionals, consultants, and suppliers. It is the #1 parking industry event with four days of educational sessions, roundtable discussions, product information and social events where the entire parking industry community comes together to learn, explore and share ideas.
The Parking Professional is IPI's monthly magazine that provides articles on current topics and trends with a strong emphasis on practical, professional information. The publication reaches more than 5,500 readers throughout the United States, Canada and several foreign countries, with a pass-along readership of over 7,000 parking decisionmakers every month. Readers represent every North American city with a population more than 1,000,000 and virtually every North American city with a population more than 500,000.