Welcome to Forward Summit 2022 - Kansas City

November 1-2, 2022  |  Kansas City Marriott

An opportunity to connect with industry leaders, share ideas with peers and bring back insights

Why Attend

Join top municipal leaders and industry experts on mobility management, and exchange insights and strategies on how to efficiently manage the competing demands of the curb and beyond.

Passport is hosting a hotel block at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.
Government rates available on a limited basis. Individuals will be responsible for hotel room charges.

View our recorded panels from the last Forward Summit in Raleigh, NC to learn more!

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Keynote Speaker

Gabe Klein, Founding Partner, Cityfi

Gabe is the former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington DC Departments of Transportation. In both cities he revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first vs. automobiles on city streets. This included launching two of the first and largest bikeshare systems in the U.S. and building protected bike lanes and better pedestrian infrastructure for vulnerable citizens citywide, as well as facilitating private services like carshare and rideshare that could help each cities mobility goals.

In 2016 Gabe co-founded CityFi to help city leaders, CEOs and varied stakeholders to understand the complexity of 21st century challenges, facilitate people-centric solutions, utilize new models for delivery and technology-based tools to deliver triple-bottom line results. Clients range from foreign governments to cities, states, start-ups and publicly traded companies.

Featured Speakers

Stephen Goldsmith

Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He currently directs Data-Smart City Solutions, a project to highlight local government efforts to use new technologies that connect breakthroughs in the use of big data analytics with community input to reshape the relationship between government and citizens. He previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country's leaders in public-private partnerships, competition, and privatization.

Joni Wickham

Joni Wickham spent eight years with the Kansas City mayor’s office, the majority of them spent as Chief of Staff, and is the co-founder of Wickham James Strategies & Solutions. Joni has proven herself as an accomplished political strategist, communications expert, and organizational leader. She directed public policy initiatives, communications tactics, and administrative decision-making during her tenure, all while promoting women’s leadership and empowerment issues. Her front-row seat at city hall shed light on how local government is still very much a man’s world, and this motivated her to create a first-of-its-kind women’s empowerment initiative, which has been implemented in several major cities. Joni received her Bachelor of Arts in political studies, studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia and earned her M.A. in political science from University of Missouri.

Ken Smith

Ken Smith, CAPP was hired as the City of Omaha's first Parking Manager and now leads the area as the Parking & Mobility Manager. He has been tasked with restructuring and establishing a consolidated parking entity with a focus on economic development and the mobility programs within the City. Prior to Omaha, he worked in a similar role with the City of Lincoln and developed a successful program. Ken’s earlier roles included planning administration and consulting with City of Council Bluffs and JEO Consulting Group. Ken received a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Administration from University of Nebraska Omaha and attended University of Nebraska Lincoln for a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning.

Matthew Muckenthaler

Matthew Muckenthaler serves as the Parking Program Manager for the City of Kansas City, Mo. As Kansas City prepares to host sizable events including the 2023 NFL Draft, Matt leans on his experience in vendor management and organizational decision making to ensure that the parking infrastructure is nimble and he is able to make data drivens to help people move around the city efficiently. Prior to Kansas City, he served as a senior account manager for Towne Park, a leader in hospitality solutions. Matt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Missouri Western State University.

Endorsements & Benefits to Attendees

Network. Share. Innovate.

Connect and collaborate with other industry leaders to address the challenges you are facing in the industry and make strides in the world of mobility.


Learn from leading experts and peer panels that will create thought-provoking conversations. Bring new ideas back to your organization based on industry best practices.

Schedule & Agenda

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

  • Arrive in Kansas City, MO. 
  • 6-9 p.m.  Welcome Reception and Dinner at Lidia’s

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                  Welcome & Opening Keynote 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.               Networking & Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.               Panel w/ Q&A
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.               Coffee Break
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      Featured Speaker
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch
  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.                   Panel w/ Q&A
  • 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.                   Networking & Coffee Break
  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.                   Roundtable session
  • 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.                   Coffee Break
  • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.                   Wrap Up and Depart

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Forward Summit, please reach out to us at pr@passportinc.com.

About Passport

Passport’s powerful platform helps you manage mobile pay parking, parking enforcement, digital permitting, payment services and more. Centralize your parking data to operate more efficiently, increase revenue and improve the parking experience with an integrated solution.

Passport’s mobile solutions have helped hundreds of municipalities, private operators, universities and agencies manage and optimize their parking and mobility operations through real-time data and insights. Millions of end users use the Passport Parking app, resulting in more than 2 billion transactions process, from mobile parking sessions to citation payments.