Conference Programme

Tuesday, June 14

10:00 Opening and welcome

Tuesday , June 14, 10:00 - 10:10

11:10 Demand management: How parking and road user charging might be used as a lever
Kerry Bangle Paul Byron

With rising demand for transportation infrastructure, but limited space to build more, cities face the need to find alternative solutions to manage congestion.

What if we can ...

  • Improve human health, safety, the environment and the economy by reducing congestion?
  • Develop congestion management solutions in cities by employing best practices from around the globe
  • Manage congestion through pricing without building new roadway infrastructure?
  • Use technology and data collection to track and understand congestion issues?
  • Reduce congestion by developing transit-orientated communities and improving transit services?


Tuesday , June 14, 11:10 - 12:05

12:15 Park Active and Attractive: Getting started with active travel solutions that really work
Jason Butcher Hannah Byk Tim Caswell Jonathan Allan

Park Active aims to help improve health and wellbeing, reduce congestion and carbon emissions, cut the cost of travel, and provide support for high streets and city centres.

This session will showcase how an innovative scheme led by the BPA enables car park owners and operators, including local authorities to free up space for those who need it, such as Blue Badge holders, by encouraging people to make their onward journey actively or sustainably.


Tuesday , June 14, 12:15 - 13:00

13:00 Lunch

Tuesday , June 14, 13:00 - 13:30

13:30 Denying persistent offenders and criminals the use of our roads: Update on the nuisance motorists project
Alan Wood

Persistent Evaders – so what is being done?

As the issue of persistent evaders and nuisance vehicles continues to increase year on year and 70% of all warrants of control issued for unpaid parking offences being written off, unpaid., what is being done and how can councils reduce wasted expenditure?


Tuesday , June 14, 13:30 - 14:15

15:30 Suicide prevention in multi-storey car parks: Practical guidance
John Manual Russell Simmons Vaso Vaina

Russell Simmons, chair of the BPA Parking Structures group, will lead a panel discussion looking at suicide prevention in car parks and the steps that can be taken to minimize the risk. The panel will give some practical solutions and discuss the current guidance being produced by the BPA.


Tuesday , June 14, 15:30 - 16:15
Wednesday, June 15

10:00 Preparing for and managing the impact of the private parking code of practice: BPA Lawline legal perspectives
Gavin Jones Derek Millard-Smith

BPA Lawline’s team from JMW Solicitors LLP discuss the progress, interpretation and how to prepare for and manage the potential impacts and linked challenges of the new single code.


Wednesday , June 15, 10:00 - 10:50

12:00 The Innovation Trail Showcase

Back by popular demand, the Parkex Innovation Trail returns to the NEC this year where entrants will get the chance to pitch live why they should be the ones to take home the 2022 Innovation Trail winner’s trophy!

Wednesday , June 15, 12:00 - 12:45

13:00 Lunch

Wednesday , June 15, 13:00 - 13:30

14:30 Creating a diverse and inclusive parking sector of the future
Andrew Pester Meanu Bajwa-Patel Richard Hazenberg

Looking at the Diversity Research Project: Why are we doing it? What are we doing? What are we hoping to achieve?

Blue Squirrel will present on the work they will be doing and will launch the survey to support their research.


Wednesday , June 15, 14:30 - 15:15

15:30 Women in parking panel discussion and drinks reception
Jade Neville Hannah Fuller Phil Hoare Russell Simmons Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd

Sponsored by DCBL, this session will highlight the important government campaign - Tackling violence against women and girls strategy – which is also supported by the DFT. We will look at how the parking sector can support this? The panel will be made up with the BPA, Women In Parking, Women In Rail and Women In Transport.



Wednesday , June 15, 15:30 - 18:00
Thursday, June 16

10:45 Opening and welcome

Thursday , June 16, 10:45 - 11:00

11:00 It’s not just part of the job: Discussing front line officer welfare
Jade Neville John Mason Anjna Patel MBE Melissa Holmes

The issue of verbal and physical aggression encountered by front line staff in the parking sector is sadly not a new one. A new BPA member led project will push this issue to the forefront to make sure that being sworn at or worse is not regarded as ‘just part of the job’.

Instead, we aim to create a culture in which abuse encountered at work is openly talked about, support is given and incidents are properly reported and pursued. We will discuss in this session:

-the results of a recent BPA member survey to gather incident and prosecution data
-how the sector could improve on gathering consistent national incident data
-campaigning for better support and response from the police and prosecution services
-working with other allied industries to improve the welfare of front line staff
-gaining greater protection and respect for our people and the job that they do.


Thursday , June 16, 11:00 - 12:00

12:15 EV, clean air and people: Workshop
Sarah Greenslade Joey Mclaughlan Jonathan Allan

With the roll-out of EV infrastructure poised to expand rapidly, are we ready?

What are the opportunities, ideas and concerns you have on how we best support the roll-out of EV chargepoints? Join this participatory workshop to add your voice on this important development.


Thursday , June 16, 12:15 - 13:15

13:30 The Innovation Trail Showcase

The Parkex Innovation Trail returns to the NEC, the votes will be counted so come and find out who will take home the 2022 Innovation Trail winner’s trophy!

Thursday , June 16, 13:30 - 14:00