Calling all parking industry professionals in the Gulf Region…

Recent estimates suggest that there are 10 billion people in the world, and 1 in 10 has a car. That makes over 1 billion personal vehicles in the world. In the Middle East North Africa region, our 380 million people accommodate over 38 million cars.

Each vehicle must have at least two parking spaces; the one it is leaving and the one it is going to. Actual construction reviews estimate that most cities build ample supply - this amounts to anywhere from 7 to 9 parking stalls per vehicle, priced at anywhere from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD. The results a level of parking investment between 950 Million USD and 30 Billion USD, just in the Middle East.

Managing that investment is no small challenge.

There is no school where a student can learn to specialize in  parking management; most professionals learn from their colleagues and experiences.

Gulf Traffic, in association with the International Parking Institute and the Global Parking Association Leadership Group, is pleased to offer an opportunity for parking planning and management professionals to take our profession to a new level.

The Middle East North Africa Parking Association invites new members from inside and outside the region to join and take leadership in this group.

Membership advantages will include a dedicated platform for industry professionals to discuss and learn from their peers, exclusive online library of resources and access to seminars and special discounts for colleagues to attend the annual MENAPA Parking Congress, held alongisde Gulf Traffic 2014.

More importantly, it is an opportunity to be part of a group of like-minded colleagues and expand our network and reach within the industry.

For a one-time fee $ 100 USD, new members can also expect to receive free admission to the Gulf Traffic Expo for their organization. Additional member benefits will accrue as we build the organization. Click here to enquire about details.

We live in challenging times, can you rise to the challenge? Welcome to the future of the parking industry in the region. Welcome to MENAPA.

 

David Hill
Founder, MENAPA
Member of Board of Directors, IPI

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