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The Global Parking Associations Leadership Summit (GPALS) is an annual gathering of parking association leaders from around the world. Established by the International Parking Institute in 2012, The GPALS Summit is a unique opportunity for those leaders to gather, share information, and learn from each other in a friendly forum that encourages discussion and dialogue on a wide range from topics.
While parking is different in each country, there are many common elements. The most notable of these is a need to educate government officials, developers, urban planners, the business community, and other stakeholders about why parking is important and why the expertise of parking professionals should be considered early in the planning stages of any project.
Participation is limited to the leadership of parking associations, with each country represented by one parking association. There are no membership fees, and each association is invited to send representatives to the annual GPALS Summit. For more information, please contact Helen Sullivan, email@example.com.
The GPALS Summit is hosted by the International Parking Institute at the IPI Conference & Expo during even years, and by alternating members in odd years. The first GPALS Summit took place at the IPI Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, in June 2012.
In 2013, the Global Parking Associations Leadership Summit will be hosted by the Irish Parking Association on September 11, in conjunction with the EPA Congress in Ireland.
2012: Phoenix, Arizona, 2012 IPI Conference & Expo, hosted by International Parking Institute
2013: Dublin, Ireland, European Parking Association Congress, hosted by the Irish Parking Association
2014: Dallas, Texas, 2014 IPI Conference & Expo, hosted by International Parking Institute