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|Winter Leadership Forum 2020|
National Parking Association's annual Winter Leadership Forum is the exclusive, thought-leadership forum for C-suite executives in the parking industry. It brings together the brightest minds and highest-level decision makers for thought-provoking discussions and presentations. Social activities provide a forum for networking and informal conversations that advance relationships and build powerful parking networks. Attendance is limited.
HIGH-DEMAND RESORT: Book your room now to secure your preferred room. Be sure to reserve your room no later than Dec 1. When rooms are sold out—no additional rooms can be added due to the popularity of this venue. Group rate $369/night plus taxes & fees.
Event Opens: Saturday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome networking reception.
Winter Leadership Forum Registration Opens
WLF Welcome Fiesta del Mar Reception | Kepe Rooftop Patio
Kick off the year at this high impact reception with C-Suite peers to discuss trends, market developments, build relationships and explore deal opportunities.
Dinner (On Your Own)
Plan an evening out with friends & colleagues. Enjoy the amazing cuisine at the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort at Café des Artistes, Nak Grill & Bar or Ua’ Culinary Artisans (buffet). Or, take a short trip to Los Cabos or nearby San Jose to savor the culinary delights of the exotic Baja California peninsula.
Winter Leadership Forum Registration Open | Mila North Foyer
Continental Breakfast | Mila North Foyer
The Billion Dollar Question: What's Next in Parking M&A| Mila 1-3
In the wake of the recent round of mergers and acquisitions, is there more to come? Get the inside information on where the trends are pointing and the investment opportunities still in play.Speaker:
The Spartan Group
Networking Coffee Break | Mila North Foyer
Damus CEO Leadership Forum | Mila 1-3
This insightful C-suite level interview with a senior executive in the parking industry will align you with the issues and trends that matter to parking leaders.Moderator:
System Property Development/MotorParks Inc.
Winter Leadership Conference Lunch and Presentation: Reimagining Mobility in Tomorrow's Cities | Mila North Foyer
Savvy planners are rethinking mobility in the smart cities of tomorrow. Get the inside city perspective on the nexus between city planning and commercial parking operations using the City of Durham, N.C., a Bloomberg Awards winner, as a case-study and reference.
Enjoy lunch—farm fresh & fantastic. Sample local flavors and flair while getting an insider’ perspective on trends shaping parking.Speaker:
Thomas Leathers, CAPP
Chief Parking Administrator
City of Durham Transportation Department
WLF Beach Volleyball & Cantina Suprema Networking Event | Hotel Beach
Enjoy Volleyball, and other afternoon activities at WLF’s Cantina Suprema! Relax with NPA friends by the pool, explore local landmarks, or play a round of golf at one of two superb golf courses that Los Cabos has to offer.
Sunset Cruise, Jazz, Wine Evening Tour
What better to relax than watching the sun set slowly in the Pacific enjoying good food, great wine, and surrounded by old and new friends? After pick-up from the hotel ad travel to your private boat your tour begins passing by Cabo’s famous landmarks; Lover’s Beach, the Arch, the Sea Lion Colony and Land’s End, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. We then venture into the Pacific to witness the colors of Cabo, with a spectacular sunset. On board you will enjoy a selection of fine wines and local cuisine. Optional social event. Additional fee.
An Evening Out, Dinner on Your Own
Experience the amazing cuisine at the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa restaurants or take a short trip to Los Cabos or nearby San Jose for a wide selection of indoor and outdoor dining experiences.
The After Party, Los Amigos Recepcion | Matku 1
Enjoy after dinner drinks and Mexican sweets & savories as a night cap among industry friends and colleagues.
Winter Leadership Forum Registration Open
Continental Breakfast| Mila North Foyer
WLF Education Program Session | Mila 1-3
Deluxe Coffee Break
Mobility & Technology Session: How Technology is Shaping Mobility in Smart Cities | Mila 1-3
By the year 2050, almost 70% percent of the world’s population will live in cities, creating a massive congestion problem that could have significant economic impact on urban areas. As a result, cities are looking to new and innovative technology solutions to improve mobility. By creating an integrated mobility strategy that includes different types of mobility solutions – transit, ride sharing, ride hailing, parking, last mile solutions and more – modern cities are able to reduce congestion and increase quality of life for residents.
In this session, technology and municipal leaders will discuss innovative new approaches to mobility challenges in urban areas and how parking fits into the new smart city landscape.Moderator:
Chief Marketing Officer
Luncheon & Featured Presentation: Global Parking Perspective: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges | Mila North Foyer
Get the latest forecast on parking demand, and its implications for the industry. This includes the latest data on ride-hailing and its impact on parking demand in the short to medium term. Determine the future of your organization in terms of facility design, adaptive reuse, and other accommodations for a future with changing transportation styles.Speaker:
Mary Smith, PE, PCC Fellow
Senior Vice President
NPA Board of Directors Meeting | Matku 1
San Jose del Cabo Historic City Tour
Experience the magical town of San Jose del Cabo and walk around its unique square, visiting the shops and art galleries that surround the Jesuit Mission from the 1730s. San José’s ambience will welcome you with authentic Mexican Flavors and Traditions. The tour includes a visit to the famous blown glass factory, Wirikuta Park, and of course some tequila tasting! There will even be room for a little shopping. Optional social event. Additional fee.
Relax on the beach, at the spa or choose from the at the hotels many pool, beaches, or lounges or spend the afternoon exploring Los Cabos, San Jose, and further afield.
La Vida de Resort Reception & Parking Industry Institute Charity Fundraiser | North Foyer and Garden
The PII’s annual fund-raiser event is one of the highlight’s in the WLF calendar. Great food, good friends, and all for a very worthy cause: The Parking Industry Institute.
Purchase a charity ticket and then donate a resort-wear item—from a hat, to scarf, to sandals – for our fund-raiser fun event. Draw a number, pick a prize and take home a memento.
Harwood Leadership Award Dinner | Mila Ballroom
Experience sophisticated cuisine with a Mexican flair at this year’s Harwood Leadership Award dinner. Presented by the NPA Board of Directors, the Harwood Leadership Award honors the lifelong contributions of parking industry leaders to better the parking industry and the association.
Whale Watching Excursion
January to March are prime whale watching season in Los Cabos. Humpback whales and grey whales visit the area from December to April. Whales migrate from their Artic feeding grounds to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. In February, baby whales can often be seen. Optional social event. Additional fee.
Robert “Ryan” Chapman
Chief Executive Officer
Ryan began his career with Premier Parking in November 2003 as a full-time line employee and, as a full time college student. He was immediately captivated with the parking industry and his financial and visionary contributions were passionately embraced by company founder, Tony Giarratana. Following a period of field operations and strategic promotions, Ryan became CEO of Premier Parking in 2008. Today, in addition to his role as CEO, Ryan is a major shareholder of Premier Parking. Ryan has been responsible for transforming the company from one parking lot in Nashville, to one of the most respected, fastest growing parking management companies in the country. The breadth of the organization and expansive scope of services enables Premier to provide solutions for surface parking lots, commercial garages, office buildings, special events, sports & entertainment venues, mixed-use buildings, residential buildings, retail buildings, hotels and healthcare facilities. Ryan has ignited the growth of the company to its current portfolio of over 380 parking assets in 31 markets. Simultaneously, he created a culture within the organization that has earned recognition as a “winner” and a “finalist” of “Best Places to Work” and “Small Business Awards” in Nashville.
Throughout his career, Ryan has attributed Premier’s growth to the exceptional service that “Team Premier” provides its clients. He maintains an open-door policy with both his clients and employees and feels this transparent and service centered philosophy is what has allowed Premier’s hands-on management style and parking expertise to consistently exceed his client’s expectations. Ryan has developed a team that shares and embraces his vision for being a “Customer First” parking and transportation management organization. Ryan is skilled in all aspects of parking and is respected in both the Nashville business community and nationally as a parking industry expert.
Ryan is a recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 30 under 30 awards and the inaugural National Parking Association’s 40 under 40 awards. Ryan is an active member of the Phoenix Club, Young Presidents’ Organization, Kiwanis Club, Urban Land Institute, Nashville City Club, West End Community Church, Hillwood Country Club, Nashville Downtown Partnership, International Parking Institute and the National Parking Association.
Ryan is a board member of the Edna Adan Hospital Foundation and a Tennessee advisory board member of ServisFirst Bank.
Ryan attended Tennessee State University where he earned a BA Degree in Real Estate and Urban Development. Ryan also earned a MBA through the executive MBA program at Lipscomb University. Ryan currently resides in the Cherokee Park neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife (Betsy) and daughter (Vivian) and son (Bo).
Mr. David Damus serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of System Property Development Company, Inc. (“System Property”) and its subsidiaries based in Pasadena, California. System Property owns a national commercial real estate portfolio in major markets from Los Angeles to New York. Mr. Damus’ unique blend of experience encompasses real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, labor law, all aspects of parking and construction projects. Mr. Damus has completed more than one billion dollars in real estate transactions and is a member of both the California and Pennsylvania State Bars.
Mr. Damus received his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Damus serves on several Board of Directors, including The National Parking Association, (Secretary), Vanderbilt University Law School, Board of Advisors, Campbell Hall School (Studio City, CA) and Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks, CA).
In his current position as Director, Saul manages a $60M annual budget for the City’s Parking Enterprise Fund which is composed of 10 municipal parking garages, 69 surface parking lots, 9,000 metered spaces, and 20+ residential parking zones. In addition to parking, Saul administers one of the most successful bike sharing services (Citibike, formerly known as DecoBike) in the country which provides over one million bike trips, annually. Citibike is the only fully funded private bike sharing service in the country that revenue shares with the parking system.
Saul holds a Bachelors of Business Administration, Florida International University and is a member of the International Parking Institute (IPI) where he was certified as a CAPP (Certified Administrator of Public Parking) in 1997.
Michael is responsible for the strategic conception and business development of innovative parking services. In this role, Michael manages and coordinates parking related initiatives, business relationships and in-depth product specifications.
Michael has extensive experience in building up new business models. He founded his first company during High School and a second later following his collegiate studies. After building up both companies and leading them for a period of time, he accomplished two successful exits.
Michael received a Diploma Degree in Management in Industry at the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart, Germany, and a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. Furthermore, he holds a MBA degree from the leading German Business School “WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management”. During the program, he passed international modules at the Columbia University in New York, CEIBS in Shanghai and IIMB in Bangalore.
Michael is a member of the Advisory Board of the Master in Entrepreneurship program at the “WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management”. Michael is part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of WHU, with the founders from such companies as evopark, Rocket Internet and Zalando.
As director, David is responsible for directing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the department, as well as, implementing the City’s aggressive capital improvement program. Mr. Martinez received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Florida International University. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship and is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Florida.
David’s engineering and construction industry experience spans more than 30 years and includes project development and construction management of vertical structures, underground and utility infrastructure, complete site development, earthwork and roadways in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Martinez has directed and managed the construction of millions of dollars of municipal, commercial, industrial and public works projects.
Most recently Dan ran the Restaurants vertical at Groupon bringing millions of customers into restaurants from McDonald’s to LeCirque. Prior to that, Dan ran Product Management and new product development for several of Groupon’s innovations in Local Commerce including building a delivery service, several online booking products, new card-linked discount products and more.
Prior to Groupon, Dan was CMO of Vast - a B2B2C platform for used cars, travel and real estate that was delivered for clients like Kelly Blue Book, Yahoo, AOL, Southwest Airlines, USAA, Microsoft and more. The platform aggregated millions of car, vacation rental and real estate listings from thousands of sites and created a powerful, monetized lead gen network for dealers and brokers across the country.
At Orbitz, Dan was GVP of Alliance Marketing, building a new ad-based business model on top of Orbitz’s massive transactional model. Dan also had roles at Trilogy Software and Accenture earlier in his career focused on the Auto industry and business intelligence technologies.
Dan has an MBA and BBA from the University of Michigan, lives in Chicago with his wife and three young children and despite their continued futility, remains a Lions fan.
Mike Stevens is a partner at the law firm of Arent Fox. There he leads the national Labor & Employment practice and focuses on representing clients in diverse and complex labor and employment law matters. In addition, he advises and defends clients with respect to public accommodation discrimination and fair housing matters. The scope of his practice is nationwide.
Mike has substantial experience in a variety of industries, including real estate, parking, health care, professional services, education, government contracts, automobile and automotive parts, building services, construction, and hospitality. He represents clients in both the private and public sectors.
As an experienced litigator, advisor, and negotiator, Mike regularly assists clients in matters involving union organizing campaigns; proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board; labor negotiations and arbitrations; employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases before agencies and courts.
In addition, Mike advises clients on employment law issues arising out of the sale of businesses and similar corporate transactions, including reorganizations and restructurings. Mike regularly conducts training for managers and line employees on a variety of labor and employment law topics.
Mike is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law. He currently serves as outside legal counsel to the National Parking Association.
Every year since 2006, Chambers USA has recognized Mike as a leading employment lawyer in Washington, DC. Also, Mike has been noted multiple times in the Washington Business Journal's “Top Washington Lawyers” for his work in employment law. He has received a top “AV” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mike has been recognized by the Washington, DC edition of Super Lawyers every year since 2012 in the area of labor & employment law.
In addition to publishing numerous articles, Mike frequently presents seminars on employment, labor, fair housing,
Mike is very active in the community. He has served on the boards and host committees of several nonprofit organizations. He is also an avid but very mediocre golfer, and is passionate about Bruce Springsteen and the Washington Redskins. Mike spends as much time as he can with his toes in the water in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Rob Valentine is the Managing Director for Transport & Infrastructure Group, North American Sponsor Coverage at Macquarie Capital.
He is a career-long advisor on buying, selling and financing infrastructure assets globally. His particular focus is in project management of complex transactions and raising capital for projects (debt and equity) in a manner which best suits the key stakeholders.
Successful transactions and projects have included: Chicago Downtown Public Parking System (Millennium Garages); Sale of Icon Parking; Sale of PR-22 in Puerto Rico; Acquisition of Indiana Toll Road; Acquisition of Arco Norte Toll Road in Mexico; ConnectEast “EastLink” Concession and Refinancing; Goethals Bridge Replacement Project; Icon Parking.
After joining Macquarie in 2004, Robert advised a variety of clients on energy and transportation projects in Asia-Pacific until 2008. In August 2008, Robert relocated permanently to New York City to further Macquarie’s efforts in infrastructure advisory in the U.S. and Latin America. Robert has deep transactional and industry expertise in the toll road, parking, airport, port, water, energy and social infrastructure sectors over the past fifteen years.
Robert holds a Graduate Diploma of Corporations and Securities Law from The University of Melbourne. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, Melbourne.
He is also a fluent Spanish speaker.
JW MARRIOTT, LOS CABOS RESORT & SPA
Fraccion Hotelera FH5-C1, Subdelegacion de la Playita, Puerto Los Cabos,
NPA has secured a limited number of rooms at the group rate of $369/night plus taxes & fees.
About the JW Marriott at Los Cabos:Capture tropical vibes of leisure and luxury at JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa. Boasting a brilliant beachfront location in San Jose del Cabo, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, the perfect place to soak up the sun in sophisticated style. Whether you're strolling the surf for seashells, floating in one of our sparkling pools or perfecting your swing at our 18-hole golf course, you'll find it easy to unplug from daily life.
Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course: On property—the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course overlooks the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy the sea air at this 18-hole Jack Nickalaus and Greg Norman designed 18-hole Golf Course.
Surround yourself with tropical luxury in JW Marriott's spacious, modern accommodations. Let the Los Cabos sunrise and sunset fill your suite, glowing through your floor-to-ceiling windows. Overlook the enchanting Sea of Cortez from your chosen suite with a balcony or terrace to lounge on
Your beachfront resort is near the center of San José del Cabo, where art, cuisine and romance come alive. Also nearby is the Marina Puerto Los Cabos, a premier boating marina in Mexico. You can experience serene ocean life firsthand, only 4.5 kilometers away at the beloved Dolphin Discovery.
Choose from a variety of dining options at the resort, including renowned French restaurant, Cafe des Artistes. Enjoy cocktails and sample an array of rare tequila at Niparaya JW Bar. Enjoy views of the pool from Úa Culinary Artisans, an international first-class buffet. View all dining options
Immerse yourself in a pre-Hispanic Mexican atmosphere spanning more than 21,000 square feet. The Jasha Spa at JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa is inspired by natural healing ingredients found in the surrounding botanical garden. The spa features 12 treatment rooms, an outdoor garden and patio, vitality pools, an indoor pool, and private Jacuzzis. The property will also house a modern version of the traditional temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodge used by ancient Aztecs as a therapeutic instrument to promote healing, health and well-being.
AN AUTHENTIC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE....
With a historic downtown full of shops and restaurants, gorgeous beaches, parks and forested hills, Half Moon Bay, California, a vibrant coastal town located approximately 40 minutes south of San Francisco, is perfect for the 2018 NPA Winter Leadership Forum. We have an exciting line-up of authentic Northern California experiences for you to participate in, including:
Two premier, oceanfront golf courses spread across dramatic coastal bluffs, the Half Moon Bay Golf Links, offer two distinct experiences. The Old Course, designed in 1973 by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane, and the Ocean Course, designed in 1997 by renowned golf architect Arthur Hills. Click Here for more information.
PII Charity Experience
February 10, 2020 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bring It, Bling It, or just Wing It at the PII charity "Style Challenge” scholarship fundraiser taking place during the PII Charity Reception and Dinner on Monday, February 10 at the 2020 NPA Winter Leadership Forum.
Get some cool items, Offer them for trade, and Raise Money for a very worthy cause.
Participation is easy:
Fully 100% of the ticket price benefits the PII Charity to raise funds for college scholarships to parking pros and their families.
Or, donate a stylish experience, e.g. event tickets, resort-stay, spa treatment.
The Parking Industry Institute, a Foundation of the National Parking Association, supports the education and the educational opportunities of its membership, their employees and dependents. All donations tax-deductible. Learn more about PII.
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