On to Phoenix!

I remember my first IPI Conference & Expo vividly. I was serving as a contractor to a city, and my client suggested that I attend. Up to that point I had no knowledge of what IPI was all about and why attending the conference was all that important. Quite honestly, I wasn’t all that excited to go. Being away from the office felt risky and the thought of the catch-up work I’d face on my return was a bit overwhelming. But I needed to be responsive to my client’s requests so I sucked it up and got on a plane headed for Las Vegas, not expecting much.

I could not have been more wrong about the importance of that Conference. In fact, my time there flew by. I made connections with people I continue to work with today, and that trip launched what I consider to be the most important professional association of my career.

Each year IPI’s Conference & Expo simply gets better and this year will be no different. From our world-class general session speakers to our largest-in-the-industry Expo to the chance to greet new and old friends in the halls of the Phoenix Convention Center, this is the event I look forward to all year long.

If you’ve not yet registered, it’s not too late: visit www.parking.org/conference for details. If you have, I’ll see you in Phoenix. I look forward to advancing the parking profession with all of you next week!

About Casey Jones, CAPP

Casey Jones, CAPP is vice president of institutional services at SP Plus. He is IPI’s immediate past chair and serves on the IPI Advisory Council, IPI Scholars/Fellows Task Force, and the Professional Development Task Force.


  1. dear Casey,

    The IPI is truly the one of the best of its kind. I am attenting Intertraffic, CPA, NPA, IPI and other similar conferences and expositions around the globe since 1982. IPI has particularly made a quantum step ahead in the last few years. The enormous know how concentrated during a few days in one location is most imprEssive, long serving member and new attendees will equally benefit. I look forward to be in Phoenix in a few days and I strongly recommend to those still hesitating to invest the few dollars, its worthwhile.

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