Toledo Ticket Technologies and Oobeo Named Diamond Sponsor at PIE 2022
Toledo Ticket Technologies and Oobeo have been named the Diamond Sponsor for PIE 2022 to be held next May in Reno, Nevada. “We are proud to have longtime PIE sponsor as our first ever Diamond sponsor for PIE 2022. CEO Tom Carter and Toledo Ticket Technologies have been supporters of PIE for decades and with their acquisition of Oobeo they continue to see the Parking Industry Exhibition as a leading vehicle to promote their company.”
“PIE remains one of the best ways to tell our story,” said Carter. “We are proud to be able to work with Marcy and PIE to bring this event to Reno. PIE has consistently brought innovation to parking exhibitions and this move to Reno is a good example. A new venue, a revitalized show after Covid, and coming off a great event in Dallas, PIE 2022 promises to be a winner not only for attendees, but exhibitors as well.
“The parking industry will come back stronger than ever before,” says Carter. “We are going to see new companies popping up, perhaps the result of good people being laid off and going out on their own. All of us are going to have to be more creative and flexible. The pandemic may be taking opportunities away, but may create new opportunities, as well. Perhaps operators will have to add charging stations and transform garages so that part of it will generate income in other ways, create mobility hubs, so to speak. I know of people who have bought their first car, ever.
“When you ask if tickets are here to stay, it depends on what you mean by ‘tickets’. Some sort of credential will be needed to enter and pay in a garage. It may be a ticket, it may be on your phone, it may be built into your car. We have pivoted a bit, printed tickets are still our main business, but with the purchase of OOBEO we are moving to an electronic ticket.
“We are a five-generation company, I have two sons working with us now. Trevor is in sales and works with our bindery operation; Mitch is in sales and actually was instrumental in bringing OOBEO to us. They are learning from me, learning from their grandfather, and will take over the business.”
PIE 2022 will be held May 15-18 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. For more information contact Marcy Sparrow at email@example.com,. Exhibits are selling out fast, with 45 percent already spoken for.