FORT WORTH, TX, June 7, 2023 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking and mobility, and the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), the leading association of parking and mobility professionals, have joined forces to promote sustainability and community outreach at the 2023 IPMI Conference & Expo that’s taking place between June 11-14 in Fort Worth, Texas. The partnership aims to raise funds for the local community by encouraging conference exhibitors to donate items they do not plan to ship back to the Welman Project, a charity that reuses materials received from businesses.

Exhibitors can leave items on the event floor post-conference, secure in the knowledge that they will be put to good use in the classroom and beyond through charities associated with the Welman Project. Preferred donation items include booth furniture, promotional items, and notepads and pens. In addition to reducing waste output, recycling protects the environment from the carbon emissions produced from shipping expo items. 

“We’re proud to partner with IPMI to support sustainability efforts and give back to the community,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “This initiative goes hand in hand with HONK’s commitment to a greener environment. By making it easy for exhibitors to donate what they can’t use, we are doing our part to make sure usable items don’t go to waste.”

Rita Pagan, DES Director, Events & Exhibits at IPMI, is excited to be part of the forward-thinking initiative. “We are delighted to have HONK beside us as our inaugural partner in a project that will make a real difference to people and the environment,” she said. “We are hopeful that all exhibitors will join us in this important effort.”

The IPMI Conference and Expo will take place from June 11-14, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas. IPMI will coordinate the pickup of donated items from expo booths to local charities. For pickup service, email [email protected]. For more information on this charitable initiative, visit IPMI’s Parking & Mobility magazine.

About the  2023 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. Find out more now. 

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