The Great Western Railway (GWR) and the City of Amsterdam presented at the virtual conference on Transit Ticketing & Fare Collection in Europe, which took place in May 2021. The panellists included:

  • Oliver Owens, Deputy Commercial Director & Head of Revenue Management, Great Western Railway (GWR), United Kingdom
  • Lizann Tjon, Program Manager- Smart Mobility, City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
  • Lionel Baraban, CEO & Co- Founder, Famoco, France (moderator)

The closing session on ‘Future Ready? What is Coming Up and What You Need to Know’ featured presentations on:

  • Introducing ABT in UK rail- why ABT, experience in introducing new ticketing, and next stages of further rollout by the Great Western Railway
  • Working towards the mobility of the future in cities, sharing data and standards and making MaaS inclusive, emerging trends in new and future mobility, bring Your Own Ticket, Bluetooth Low Energy, facial recognition, biometrics, blockchain, tokenisation, etc., and smart mobility solutions based on open standards by the City of Amsterdam