North East Parking Show
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North East Parking Show

18 Feb 2020 Civic Centre, Barras Bridge Newcastle

Phone: 020 7091 7865   Email   Go to Website 
** Last chance to book **

£245 - £245 + VAT

The North East Parking Show is a brand new event designed to showcase the best in local authority parking and traffic management.

The show will take place in the impressive Banqueting Suite at Newcastle Civic Centre. Delegates will be able to hear about new developments and approaches to managing parking, and also get hands-on access to new technologies and systems.

The North East Parking Show will be hosted by Newcastle City Council and organised by leading knowledge network Landor LINKS.

The day has been programmed by the award-winning Newcastle Parking Services team working with the Parking Review magazine.

This event is free to attend for Local Authority Delegates thanks to sponsorship from Newcastle City Council, RingGo and Alpha Parking. The event is supported by PayByPhone and Flowbird.

Conference programme

09.00: Coffee & registration

09.45: Welcome and introduction
Steven Foster, Team Manager, Parking Services, Newcastle City Council

Film: The PARC Award winning Newcastle Parking Services video

09.55: Session 1 - 'Proud, fair, ambitious' - Parking in Newcastle

Keynote: Parking’s impact on the environment
Cllr Nick Kemp, Cabinet member for Environment and Enforcement, Newcastle City Council

A look at the positive contribution that parking management and enforcement is making to the quality of life for citizens, businesses and visitors in Newcastle and the North East.

The Newcastle approach
Christine Herriot, Director of Operations and Regulatory Services, Newcastle City Council

The Newcastle approach to parking, events, schools streets, clean air, electric vehicles and community engagement.

11.00: Tea and coffee break

11.30: Session 2 - Future trends in parking

Urban Foresight: Shaping the future
Clive Parsons, Principal Consultant, Urban Foresights

How a Newcastle-based smart-city consultancy is helping local authorities and technology companies develop new approaches to mobility, parking and electric vehicle infrastructure.

Smarter parking for all
Gareth Buchanan-Robinson, Commercial Director, RingGo

A presentation on how smartphones are transforming the management and user of parking. The presentation will cover themes such as:

  • How cashless payment is evolving

  • Virtual parking permits

  • In-car navigation and parking search

  • Pre-booking parking

  • Connecting to the connected car emissions-based parking charges

12.15: Session 3 - The Parking Innovations Showcase

An engaging and interactive session on the main stage that will bring together delegates and exhibitors.

Format: 5-minute pitches on innovations in parking.

Showcase compere: Nick Ruxton-Boyle, Technical Director, Project Centre

Presentation 1: 'Business intelligence' - Chris Head, Senior Account Manager, RingGo

Presentation 2: 'Digital Innovation for Smarter Towns & Cities' - Adam Sharp, Digital Solutions Sales Manager, Flowbird

Presentation 3: 'Chatbots – how can they help? ' - Jason Barbour, Managing Director, Barbour Logic

Presentation 4: 'Cashless parking for cleaner air' - Sinead Cahillane, Marketing Executive, PayByPhone

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Session 4 - Improving the parking experience

Welcome back
Steven Foster, Team Manager, Parking Service, Newcastle City Council

Effective engagement
Louise Hutchinson, Director, PATROL

Parking and Traffic Regulation Outside London (PATROL) provides advice and guidance for local authorities across England and Wales and ensures motorists have access to an independent appeals service, the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT). PATROL is a champion of better engagement with the public and stakeholders via annual reports, the use of social media and well-designed websites.

School street enforcement – A New approach
Rob Shoebridge, Team Manager, Civil Enforcement and Parking Services, Derby City Council

A presentation on the use of attended ANPR systems to reduce dangerous and anti-social parking at school gates.

14.30: Workshops (Part 1)

A trio of parallel sessions in which delegates and suppliers can discuss trends and test out systems/services.

a) Cashless parking - Chaired by Adam Dolphin, Sales Director, PayByPhone

The pros and cons of cashless payment; How phone and app-based parking is evolving; Linking car park barrier systems to booking and phone/app systems; Virtual permits

b) Debt recovery - Chaired by Paul Kyte, Client Development Manager and Robert Neil, Client Development Manager, Bristow and Sutor

What happens in the pre- and post-warrant stages of a PCN; Intelligence-led debt recovery; Multi-agency working; Managing and protecting data

c) Training and skills development - Chaired by Penny Winder, Director, Alpha Parking

Selecting the right qualification; funding training; First Aid and conflict resolution

(Sessions will be led by: Newcastle Parking Service managers, consultants from Alpha Parking and sector experts)

15.00 Tea and coffee break

15.15: Workshops (Part 2)

A second trio of parallel sessions in which delegates and suppliers can discuss trends and test out systems/services.

a) Pricing parking – Chaired by Andrew Potter, Director, Parking Perspectives

When to charge for parking; how to set parking tariffs; the cost of free parking

e) Blue Badges – Chaired by Steven Foster, Team Manager, Parking Service, Newcastle City Council

How to spot fraudulent use; How to spot counterfeits; Educating the public and badge holders

f) Effective enforcement – Chaired by Rob Shoebridge, Team Leader, Civil Enforcement and Parking Services, Derby City Council and Jason Swan, Business Development, Technical Solutions, SEA

School streets; ANPR enforcement; Managing CEO deployment

(Workshop content to be confirmed)

16.00: Closing comments

Steven Foster, Team Manager, Parking Services, Newcastle City Council

16.15: End of event

Exhibition opportunities

The North East Parking Show presents a great opportunity to showcase systems and services to local authority managers, specifiers and operational teams.

Exhibitors will have an opportunity to pitch their latest ideas in the Parking Innovations Showcase and take part in a series of focussed workshops.

To find out how to become a sponsor or exhibitor contact Jason Conboy on:          

020 7091 7895 or email:


Newcastle City Council - A showcase of Newcastle Parking Services

Stand 1: RingGo

Stand 2: Bristow & Sutor

Stand 3: JTR Collections Ltd

Stand 4: Nagels (UK)

Stand 5: Imperial

Stand 6: Flowbird Urban Technologies

Stand 7: HUB Parking Technology

Stand 8: SEA

Stand 9: Marston Group

Stand 10: PayByPhone

Stand 11: Alpha Parking

Stand 12: Chipside

Stand 13: Orbility

Stand 14: InaParc

Stand 15: Barbour Logic

Stand 16: Sagoss

+ The Electric Vehicle Showcase

A range of electric vehicles will be displayed outside the building for inspection by delegates.

How to attend

This event is free to attend* for local authority teams.

Local Authority Places can be booked here

*A maximum of 4 team members from Northern LAs. A fee applies to commercial delegates.

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