Testimonials

This is what some of our members and guests had to say about us in 2015/2016:

About our Forum meetings

"Smartex is an extremely valuable platform to bring together key industry players in what is a highly fragmented and complex application domain.  Without the leadership to orchestrate and challenge key topics in Identification it would be far more difficult for the many players in this ecosystem to move forward and leverage the business growth opportunities based on making the technology easy to use and secure." 
NXP Semiconductors

 "The knowledge shared and networking makes this the most value for money event I've ever attended."
An English Local Authority member

 About HESCA16 - our HESCA Conference and Exhibition

 “Glasgow were great hosts and you, Annabel and Lawrence again surpassed yourselves.  I thought it was a fantastic two days and already I’m looking forward to next year’s one.”

 “I found the conference very interesting and it was good to meet with current customers and potential new ones.”

 “…as it was my first HESCA event, it was interesting to get a new practical perspective on such technology from potential users and suppliers as opposed to a more academic audience.”

  “…I have learned a lot from other contributors as well as of course suppliers.  Thank you for your hospitality and assistance both over the past two days and at other meetings I have attended.”

  “I have to say I really enjoyed my time at the conference and just wish I had the opportunity to stay longer. I found the format and presentations really engaging and was pleased that I could also contribute. I’ve met some really useful contacts over the past few days and I am really excited about the partnerships going forward.”

 About TCF16 - our TCF Conference and Exhibition

“An excellent event that pleasantly surprised me.  I attended TCF16 (representing a large SI firm) because we are keen to exchange ideas, listen to the subject matter experts and help contribute to thought leadership on how we can help our clients in this market which we believe is close to tipping point. My slight concern in advance was that the conference themes may have been a tad technology focussed, however the event itself was really well balanced, incorporating political, legal, social narrative all of which complemented and supported the technology components.”

 “I was very impressed by the event and the wide community of interest that you have. Thanks to you guys for organising such a great well organised show! You made it look effortless in organising.  Look forward to more of them.”

 “Great event yet again.  Your hard work and organisational skills were clearly appreciated by all.  Quality of presentation and debate was excellent even if reality seems as far away as it ever was! …for me this is core to why these events are so great as they can genuinely help innovators like [us] break down barriers and move things forward in ways most do not think possible.”

About our Workshops

“I found the Smartex workshop informative and well organised. Richard, as host, was approachable, involved and kept the days flowing at a good pace. The assembled experts allowed for well balanced and relevant subject matter and the friendly environment provided a platform for constructive and lively debate.  I would recommend the Smartex workshop.”

 “Thank you and congratulations on what I felt was an excellent Smartex event and workshop.  I felt I was surrounded by inspired knowledge and insight from all directions related to Transit.  As a delegate I learnt a great deal which I hope will enable my company to deliver innovative solutions and results out in the real world.  Equally, may I thank you personally for your hospitality, good humour and excellent choice of venue…”

 “Smartex provided a fantastic two-day session which will provide a solid grounding for any professional who wishes to understand the key technologies that underpin payments in the mass transit industry. A high calibre cross-section of industry players from platform providers, transit operators and consulting backgrounds provided a series of detailed presentations which culminated in lively debates. I took away valuable new insights into the future direction of the technology.”

 About our escorted trip to Cartes (now Trustech)

“I just want to personally thank you and Annabel for being such fantastic hosts and for making me feel so welcome on the trip. I had a brilliant time and found it was of great benefit.”

 “Thank you both for a very well organised and enjoyable Cartes trip.  I enjoyed the company, the trip and even the ‘navigation exercise’ you guys set on Tuesday night with your ‘find the restaurant’!”

“A big thank you for your superb hosting of the Cartes trip, and your warm welcome. As a Smartex 'virgin' the few days in Paris were certainly very interesting, informative and très jolie!

About our independent consultancy services

“Smartex, through its experience and deep knowledge of the whole smart card field has provided the University of the Arts with a great insight into the use of smart cards in higher education.  Smartex then worked with us to produce a set of detailed recommendations for our new access control system.  They are now adding significant value by assisting us with implementing this scheme in what is a very tight timescale.  Smartex’s practical and cost effective approach to higher education smart card schemes, based on their unrivalled experience, is both unique and refreshing.”

About our Smartexpress daily news service

"...I think your Smartex news-stream is of the highest quality. I know how much it takes to seek out, trawl through and then edit down material like this and you do it every day while retaining its relevance and interest.  Kudus to you and your team."