HONK and IPMI Collaborate to Support Local Charities at the 2024 Conference & Expo


COLUMBUS, OH – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, and the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), the premier association of parking and mobility professionals, are teaming up for a consecutive year to enhance sustainability and community support at the 2024 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo. This year, the initiative will benefit the United Way of Central Ohio, which will work with over 91 local charities to redistribute donated items.

Exhibitors at the conference are encouraged to donate any materials they choose not to return home with, including booth furniture, promotional items, and office supplies. These items will be made available to the local charities, who are invited to come onsite on Wednesday, June 12, to select and collect donations. This effort not only supports local communities but also significantly reduces the event’s environmental impact by minimizing waste and carbon emissions associated with transporting these items back home.

“We are excited to partner with IPMI once again to support the Columbus community and advance our commitment to sustainability,” said Michael Back, Founder and CEO of HONK. “By facilitating donations from our exhibitors, we’re helping ensure that these materials are put to good use locally, rather than ending up in landfills.”

Rita Pagan, DES, Director of Events & Exhibits at IPMI, added, “Working with HONK continues the tradition of using our Conference & Expo as a platform for positive community impact. Through our collaboration with the United Way of Central Ohio and the invitation extended to local charities, we’re enhancing the sustainability of the event and enriching the lives of people in our host city.”

The 2024 IPMI Conference & Expo will take place from June 9 to 12 in Columbus, Ohio. Details about the donation initiative can be found on IPMI’s Charity Initiative Page. Exhibitors interested in participating in the donation drive can arrange for pickup of their items by emailing exhibits@parking-mobility.org.

About the 2024 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo

The IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo brings together professionals representing every level of experience and segment of the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. The event delivers four days of exceptional education, the largest display of parking- and mobility-specific technology and innovations, networking, and the opportunity to connect with a global community.

About HONK

Founded in 2013, HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for parking and mobility. With a mission to make parking easy and convenient, HONK offers a full suite of solutions trusted by millions of drivers and accepted at more than 10,000 locations across the United States and Canada.

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