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Workshop B: Contactless e-Ticketing In Transport

With the rise of contactless ticketing in the transport sector, this timely workshop will take a comprehensive look at the technology, developments and systems involved.  Led by an experienced workshop leader who specialises in e-identification and equipped with extensive knowledge of smart card technology, this workshop will allow you an in-depth insight into contactless ticketing within the transport sector.  The afternoon will begin with an overview of e-ticketing and the different technologies involved, moving on to the latest developments and two developed case studies to demonstrate how the technology works in real life.

Held before the Retail and Transport Cards conference, this class will update your knowledge to fully prepare you for the conference; you will be able to fully discuss the most current issues within contactless ticketing and card payment systems within transport with confidence.  Take the opportunity to update what you know and meet others interested in learning more about how contactless ticketing really works.

About Your Workshop Leader:

Christian Brafine is managing the Collis’ e-ID Competence Centre. With years of experience as a senior consultant and a project manager, he has extensive knowledge of smart card technology and has worked on cutting-edge technology projects in the Government sector. Together with his team Christian provides consulting and test services to the main Dutch Public Transport Operators and to  the scheme owner. Outside the Netherlands, the e-ID Competence Centre is drawing up a compliance test specification for the American Public Transport Authority (APTA).

About The Company:
Collis is a market leader in the designing and testing of electronic transaction systems (contact and contactless). We have been providing high-quality Testing Tools and expert Consultancy & Training to the Payment, e-Identification & Mobile markets for over a decade. This includes expert NFC and Consultancy and Training specifically targeted towards those wanting to know more about NFC technology, the NFC ecosystem, business models, and deployment and operation of NFC services. It is beneficial for financial institutions, public transport operators, handset and terminal manufacturers and mobile network operators. Together with our contactless-based Testing Tools (which include the award winning SmartWave Box), Collis is a one-stop solution to all your NFC needs.

Workshop programme

12:30 Registration & Coffee

13:00 The World Of E-Ticketing Explained

13:45 The Different Technologies Involved

14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 The Latest Developments

15:30 The Do's And Dont's Of E-Ticketing

15:45 E-Ticketing Case Study

17:00 Close Of Workshop

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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