Vital Statistics

A few interesting facts and figures about Smartex Forums and their membership since the first meeting of The Smart Card Club on 12th January 1993, at Great Fosters Hotel, Egham, attended by 93 delegates, and with 4 pre-paying founder members providing working capital.

  • Date of first meeting: 12th January 1993
  • Number of members worldwide: over 220 organisations
  • Number of UK members: 136 organisations
  • Number of delegate places since 1993: nearly 17,000
  • Number of meetings since 1993: over 530
  • Number of meetings in calendar 2016: 21
  • Number of different speakers since 1993: over 1,800
  • Average attendee numbers per meeting in 2016: 39
  • Number of separate companies attending meetings in 2016: 298