22-Jan-2018 09:59:56
by James Gooch

Top 8 Things Not to Miss at Transport Ticketing Global 2018

One of the highlights of the fare collection calendar is Transport Ticketing Global in London. This annual event is where the great and the good of the Fare Collection and Payments world come together for two days of learning, networking, sharing best practice and the opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues.

This year is set to be bigger and better than ever and we could not be more excited to hear about the new developments that are taking place around the globe, as well as demonstrate the range of innovative fare collection enhancements made to the Justride Mobility Platform since last years show. So here are our top eight things to look out for at Transport Ticketing Global 2018, in the order they are taking place:


1, Panel Discussion; Is achieving Mobility as a Service effectively a faraway dream? (10:00 - 10:40, Tuesday)

The session is Chaired by Claire Maslen, Chief Marketing Officer - Consult Hyperion and has a great mix of panelists including representatives from Great Western Railway, Ministry of Transport and Communications Finland, Uber, eThekwini Transport Authority and Will Judge, Vice President Urban Mobility - Mastercard. One not to miss!


2, Is Account Based Ticketing, not subscription, the future of MaaS? (12:15 - 12:35, Tuesday, Platform 1)

In this session Masabi’s Josh Nicklin explores the hottest topic of the last year (MaaS) and what the Future of mobility as a service may look like.


3, Case Study: Challenges with Smart Ticketing Technology in developing economies (16:20 - 16:40, Tuesday, Platform 2)

It’s always great hearing from people running projects within an agency, especially when challenges and experiences are shared from around the globe. In this session Michelle Pearton, Project Manager at eThekwini Transport Authority, shares her learnings from smart ticketing projects in developing countries. 


4, Smart Transport Dragons' Den (16:20 - 17:30, Tuesday, Platform 1)

If your technology or service is set to change urban mobility, then make sure you are present at the The Smart Transport Dragons' Den, which provides up to four up and coming start-ups the opportunity to pitch their product to the entire public transport sector. This is a great opportunity to showcase innovative work to a qualified audience of senior transport operators and technology companies.

Judges(s) include: Aaron Ross, Managing Director EMEA - Vix Technology, Andrew Anderson, Head of Transformation Portfolio - Transport for London, Christopher Gribble, Head of Rail Fares and Ticketing Policy, Passenger Services - Department for Transport and Tanja Kufner, Partner - MHP


5, Multi-Modal transport, providing the token to travel (10:40 - 11:00, Wednesday, Platform 3)

Probably the biggest ticketing project taking place in the UK at the moment, Alastair Richards, Programme Director at Transport for the North’s session will no doubt be extremely interesting to all attendees at the show.


6, Lessons learned on Contactless and Mobile, an African perspective (10:20 - 10:40 Wednesday Platform 2)

A regular at Transport Ticketing and always great to catch up with, Anthony Usmar, Operations and Maintenance Manager at Bombela Concession Company shares his experiences with Contactless and Mobile in South Africa.


7, The payment challenge, providing what the customer wants (12:20 - 12:40, Wednesday)

Up for not one, but two, Transport Ticketing Awards this year, Martin Hancock, Development Director at National Express delves into the payment challenge and how National Express is meeting customer expectations.


8, Account-Based Ticketing, SDK & Validation Demos. (All day, Tuesday and Wednesday, Stand C115)

OK, so we’re obviously a bit biased here, but we had to put this in. People often think of Masabi as a mobile ticketing supplier- but we are so much more. We will be showing the following demonstrations at the Masabi stand during the show so please pop over and take a look:

  • Account-Based Ticketing – ABT capabilities for the Justride Mobility Platform mean riders no longer need to buy a ticket before boarding, they simply tap using stored value from their cloud-based Justride account, paying for their journey after it has taken place at the best possible fare. As well as mobile barcode tickets, the multi-format platform facilitates the use of a variety of fare media, including; contactless payment cards, smartcards & digital wallets. 
  • Subway Validation – a comprehensive hardware and software solutions for subway gatelines, delivering barcode scanning at smartcard speeds, whilst also containing the hardware to support alternative fare media options such as Smartcard, cEMV and Bluetooth. The solution is already live in Los Angeles and in another major US city.
  • The Justride SDK - the world’s first mobile ticketing Software Development Kit (SDK) for the public transport industry, allows Masabi’s partners to integrate its industry leading mobile ticketing platform into existing applications. Live in Orleans and Montargis in France and coming soon in the US via a partnership with Transit App. Masabi is also working with a number of other SDK partners that we’ll be announcing in the coming months.


Click here to view the Transport Ticketing Global agenda. We hope you have a fantastic Transport Ticketing Global 2018 and if you have any questions please email

Written by James Gooch

Head of Marketing at Masabi.
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