“In 2019, the PARKEN proved that the event is the meeting place for the industry in Germany,” concludes Simone Pfisterer, Vice President at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “1,602 trade visitors, 10.8% more than in 2017, took the opportunity to exchange information on the entire range of products and solutions for stationary traffic: from classic parking space equipment to Smart Mobility and cashless payment systems to charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.”
First-class business and networking platform
A total of 112 exhibiting companies highlighted the latest trends, developments and innovations in the planning, construction and operation of stationary traffic facilities and can look back on a successful event.
“The PARKEN enables us and our customers to attain a detailed overview of the market. It is also the starting point for meeting with existing contacts and finding new ones. In principle, this exhibition is obligatory for everyone in the parking industry. The PARKEN is the only relevant event for the German market,” summarizes Riccardo Rieder, Director Product Management at Designa.
The long-standing exhibitor Fleischhauer Datenträger GmbH celebrated its 150th company anniversary at the PARKEN 2019. “We are celebrating our 150th company anniversary as we should! All our customers, long-term partners and the whole of the PARKEN community are gathered at this event. It is the partnership-based cooperation with our customers that makes our success possible,“ explained Philipp Halbach, Managing Director at Fleischhauer Datenträger GmbH.
Conference provided top-class knowledge exchange
The conference achieved an excellent result with 233 participants. Renowned speakers provided exclusive insights into highly relevant industry topics. In addition to presentations on the trend topics of digitization and e-mobility, this year's program offered an interactive lecture on the subject of data security, which made it possible to experience the challenges faced by companies in this area through live hacking. The highly relevant topic of data exchange was addressed in a lecture on the integration of intelligent transport systems.
"Together with the conference, the only exhibition for parking in the German-speaking region offers an optimal mix of product presentations and knowledge transfer and provides an important forum for exchanging experiences. The range of topics presented by experts enables participants to be inspired for their own everyday work," explains Elisabeth Herles, Managing Director of the "Bundesverband Parken e.V.".
Automated Valet Parking at the PARKEN
This year, the highly relevant topic of Automated Valet Parking was given its own platform. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.) (VDA), in cooperation with renowned companies from the automotive and technology sectors, presented the current status quo as well as future visions for driverless parking. Using pilot videos and presentations as well as personal discussions, interested visitors were able to explore the topic, discuss it with the exhibitors and initiate new cooperations.
The figures at a glance:
Exhibition area: 5,080 m²
Trade visitors: 1,602
Conference participants: 233
A detailed analysis with the facts and figures on the PARKEN 2019 will be available in the fall. Printable pictures of the event, which takes place every two years, can be found in the press section at parken-exhibition.com.
The next PARKEN will take place in Wiesbaden from 23 - 24 June 2021.
About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)
About Bundesverband Parken
The German Parking Association Bundesverband Parken e.V. has about 200 private and public members, who operate more than 1.1 million parking spaces in more than 3100 parking garages all over Germany. Bundesverband Parken e.V. represents the parking sector in Germany and reflects its entire variety. The association is the founder and supporting organization of the trade fair PARKEN and organizes seminars and conferences such as the Kompetenzforum Parken. (parken.de)
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
*preliminary figures 2018