Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head, SC

September 26-28, 2018


Registration information:

Call for Presentations

Awards of Excellence

Sponsorship opportunities:

Meet The Sponsors

Members, Friends and Colleagues:

Welcome to the Carolinas Parking Association! Many thanks to all our members, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who help make our annual Conference and Trade Show successful each year.  And special thanks to the International Parking Institute (IPI) for their ongoing support.

The Carolinas Parking Association appreciates the organizations that graciously support our mission through generous sponsorships.


VIP Sponsor SP+


Pave Diamond Sponsors: IPS

Stone restoration

Pave Diamond Sponsors: Stone Restoration


Black Diamond Sponsor: AIMS/EDC

gotcha group

Black Diamond Sponsor: The Gotcha Group


Black Diamond Sponsor: Sentry Control

carolina time

Diamond Sponsor: Carolina Time


Diamond Sponsor: Valet Ticket Solutions


Diamond Sponsor: TRES


Diamond Sponsor: Rytec Doors


Gold Sponsor: Southland Printing Co


Gold Sponsor: Restocon


Gold Sponsor: T2 Systems


Gold Sponsor: WWL, INC


“The Carolinas Parking Association is a professional association of parking administrators, practitioners, suppliers, vendors and consultants formed for the purposes of acquiring knowledge; encouraging professional development; providing mutual support, and creating an environment for professional interaction.

Membership is open to government bodies, authorities, colleges, universities, hospitals, airports, corporations, other types of businesses and individuals associated with the parking industry, and to others supporting the organization’s objectives.

The Carolinas Parking Association is affiliated with the International Parking Institute, and seeks to appeal to both the large and small institution, municipality, operator or business person with an interest in both national and regional parking related issues.”

Contact Us

Letter from President, Lynn Sylvia

Dear CPA Members:

We are off to a roaring start in the New Year!  As we have had multiple changes over the past few years and unforeseen events, we look forward to what the future holds for the Carolinas Parking Association.  A huge THANK YOU goes out to Paul Whetzel for holding the board together during the many challenges and for producing a sold out vendor 2016 conference.  This year we are happy to welcome three members to the board.  Mark Aakhus, Kerry Beck and Harry Brown look forward to making 2017 a great year!

The new board met in January 2017 to begin planning for the upcoming year, which is scheduled to include IPI regional training, enhancements to the organization’s website and the annual fall conference.   In addition, to allow for more member participation, the board established committees to oversee different aspects of the organization.  Committee options are:  Membership Outreach, Website Development, Newsletter Development, Scholarship, Conference Preparations and Awards of Excellence.  Please contact me at if you are interested in participating.

We are very enthusiastic about our upcoming annual fall conference and trade show.  You spoke and we listened to how we can improve this year’s event to make it even better.  We are excited to offer more vendor exhibition hall time and two plus days of presentations and awards.  This year, the beautiful Renaissance Asheville Hotel in the city of Asheville, NC will be our host September 26-29.  “Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future of Parking…Celebrating the Parking Industry’s 100th Birthday Gatsby Style” will be our theme.  Sponsorship opportunities abound on a first-come, first-serve basis in levels VIP, Pave’ Diamond, Black Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Golf Friends of CPA.

For those of you who are not aware, CPA implemented a professional development scholarship fund two years ago and named it after Catherine Reeve to honor her unwavering love of and dedication to the Carolinas Parking Association and the parking/transportation industry.  The professional development scholarship provides CPA members with financial support to further their professional development in all areas of the parking and transportation industry. It can be used for training and/or to attend conferences such as the annual conferences sponsored by CPA and IPI.

CPA has an exciting and busy year ahead of them.  The board could not do what we do without the support of our loyal sponsors, vendors and members.  You make our team successful and we hope you will join us.  Please reach out to any of our board members individually or email us at  We are happy to answer any questions you may have or discuss any of the great opportunities that exist within the Carolinas Parking Association.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Lynn Sylvia