Following in the steps of the November 2010 Convention, the Parking Association of Australia held its 13th event at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre earlier this week.
The event was characterised by a high level of local and international speakers that had the delegates particularly riveted to their seats. The exhibiton, in Hall 6 was sold out with 77 booths occupied by over 50 suppliers of services and equipment which showcased the best in show. Comments from some international visitors indicated that the quality of both the speakers and the exhibitors was equal if not greater than some other events held abroad.
At the AGM, our Managing Partner Cristina Lynn was re-elected to the PAA committee, and at the first committee meeting she was elected Vice President of the PAA. Cristina has demonstrated her continuous commitment to this industry by spending the last four years as Treasurer for the Association and Chair of the organising committee for the 2010 and 2012 conventions.
A new initiative she spearheaded during the convention was a Women In Parking breakfast which was attended by around 50 people (mostly women working in the Australian parking industry). Cristina is confident that this group, linked to the US based Women in Parking association set up a couple of years ago, will continue to grow and prosper over the coming years.
See attached some photos of the event.