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We had a great time last week at the Transport Ticketing conference in London.

We had a chance to meet with all of the operators, Transport Authorities and solution providers that are shaping our industry. We  took the chance to serve great New Zealand coffee (Thanks AllPress and the crew from CoffeeGeek and Friends!) at the same time as promoting our Reload Solutions and setting out our thoughts on why Transport Authorities need a mobile strategy. We’ll post the full presentation once we finish the audio edit.

There is a lot of change happening in our industry. Transport for London summed it up with their statement ‘We’re getting out of the ticketing business’. The rapid adoption of contactless bankcards in London points towards the next evolution in Transport Ticketing. Mobile is also having an equally profound impact with customers continuing to demand solutions that integrate with their smartphones. We are only going to see more of this as the year unfolds.

Finally, we were delighted to win the Transport Ticketing Technology of the Year award. It certainly helped to raise awareness of what we can do to help Transport Authorities navigate the path from their current systems to a mobile future. The team back in New Zealand were very excited by it too. Our congratulations to all the other winners and finalists who are driving innovation in our industry.

Our thanks to the team at Clarion who organised the event – Zehra, Sophia and crew put together a great conference. In our opinion it is the place to go if you want to connect with the global ticketing industry and we’re already looking forward to seeing everyone back in London next year.