EPA Congress and Exhibition

EPA Congress and Exhibition

A fixed entry in the parking calendar

Every two years EPA organizes an international congress that deals with parking as an essential component of the urban mobility system and as an essential service in European cities. It discusses the perspectives and challanges of stationary traffic in connection with the traffic development in the cities of Europe. In the two day scientific programme renowned experts from science, politics and the industry give presentations about the latest developments with all matters related to parking. The professional exhibition alongside the congress offers an opportunity to the manufacturers, suppliers and others active in this field to promote their products and services. The presentation of the prestigious EPA Award and a social programme further add to success of this event.The EPA Congress and exhibition is a highly prestigious biennial international event. The congress programme is composed by a Scientific and Technical Committee.

Previous congressional gatherings have been attended by about 500 delegates from 32 different countries around the world.

EPA congresses have taken place in Madrid in 1983, Stockholm in 1986, Amsterdam in 1988, Nice in 1990, Berlin in 1992, Rome in 1994, Budapest in 1996, Barcelona in 1997, Lisbon in 1999, Oslo in 2001, London in 2003, Geneva in 2005, Madrid in 2007, Vienna in 2009, Turin in 2011 Dublin in 2013, Berlin in 2015, Rotterdam in 2017.

***Important Announcement!***

The 20th EPA Congress and Exhibition is postponed to 12-14 September, 2022. Please find the official postponement announcement here.

The venue of the Congress remains the Square Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

Please keep an eye on the official EPA Congress Website for the latest updates on the Congress.



The 19th EPA Congress and Exhibition was held together with the Seminario Iberico de Aparcamientos in Malaga, Spain from 18th to 20th September 2019.

19th EPA Congress Statement

18th EPA Congress Final Statement
18th EPA CONGRESS Programme

European Parking Industry at the crossroad of future developments - article about 18h EPA congress (June 2017)


18th EPA Congress and Exhibition in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
September 20-22, 2017
De Doelen Conference Center


17th EPA congress 2015 Parking in the world of tomorrow

The German Parking Association Bundesverband Parken e.V. hosted the 17th EPA Congress
in conjunction with the trade exhibition Parken in the Estrel Convention Center
in Berlin from 23 – 25 September 2015.

Press release 17th EPA congress

Congress statement 17th EPA congress

17th EPA final analysis

   parken 2015 logo

 Congress statements of previous congresses are available for download in the Documents section.