Transport Payments South Asia is back and this year, we are supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India (MoHUA)!
India has a long-term objective to adopt EMV-based open-loop ticketing nationwide as a basis for National Common Mobility, but the reality is that closed-loop, open-loop, account-based and card-based approaches to transport ticketing are likely to coexist in India for some time, particularly for existing schemes.
The 2017 APSCA India meetings were focused on analysing the state of transport payments in India but this year, our 2018 APSCA India meetings will focus on the planning and execution phase.
MoHUA believes that the conference will serve as a best practice and peer-learning network and will invite all public transport stakeholders and smart city officials in India to attend the conference.
The 2018 conference program features new elements designed to help stakeholders develop an implementation roadmap for 21st century transport payments.
1) A workshop explaining the business issues
2) A working group meeting to collect industry views and establish consensus on implementation paths for India
This new program addresses all transport modes including rail, bus, tolling as well as non-farebox revenue.
Furthermore, there will be an additional full day program of further thought leadership and proposed solutions to accelerate implementation.
A targeted exposition of latest solutions for transport ticketing, transport revenue management and transport information services will be held concurrently with the Transport Payments South Asia conference.
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The 2017 APSCA India meetings focused on analysing the state of transport payments in India. In 2018 we move to the planning and execution phase. The Transport Payments South Asia 2018 conference therefore shifts to helping stakeholders develop an implementation roadmap for 21st century transport payments. The first step is understanding the business issues for transport revenue collection, particularly those related to managing risk, reducing fraud and maximising revenue in the migration towards open-loop payments.
Supported by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs believes that the Transport Payments South Asia 2018 conference will definitely assist in building capacity by serving as a best practice and peerlearning network for public transport planners and city officials. The MoHUA has invited all public transport stakeholders and smart city officials in India to attend the conference in Delhi on 22-23 February.
Workshop – Day 1 Morning
Business Issues for EMV Open-Loop Ticketing
The half day workshop will explain risk management issues for EMV open-loop ticketing that concern both transport operators accepting, acquirers processing, and bank issuers supporting contactless EMV payment cards. Issues such as authorisation requirements, aggregation strategies, settlement processes and the sharing of first ride risk are not always well understood relative to the risks inherent in closed-loop transit, such as negative balances and leakage.
The workshop will explore new thinking about decision-making for granting access to transport systems in off-line scenarios and recovering losses from declined transport payments. The objective is that following the workshop, delegates will be able to make informed business decisions about solutions which are proposed to solve their transport ticketing challenges, without being confused by technology.
(Content designed by transport ticketing consultants from littlepay under direction of APSCA India)
Working Group – Day 1 Afternoon
The objective of this first working group meeting is to collect and harmonize industry viewpoints to achieve consensus on implementing transport revenue management models that will assist stakeholders in developing next-generation transport payments in India. This will be relevant for operators of all transport modes either launching new transport payments schemes or planning to migrate existing schemes in the future.
Conference delegates that are representatives of stakeholders from across India will act as a sounding board for other discussion of business issues explained in the workshop as well as viewpoints from industry. Organisations invited to make presentations and lead discussions will include proponents of open-loop and closed-loop ticketing, and of account-based and card-based ticketing.
APSCA India is inviting senior executives responsible for fare collection, card and ticket issuing, transaction clearing and issues related to revenue collection in transport (including collection of revenue from non-transport applications) to participate Transport Payments South Asia.
The forum will be a unique opportunity to meet a large number of executives from transport operators in India. Invitations have also been sent to managers responsible for automated fare collection, electronic toll collection or electronic road pricing systems based on contactless smart cards, devices and mobile phones. Forum sessions will also be open to other organisations for which transport revenue collection is directly or indirectly related. These include government agencies, banks, credit card companies and technology providers.
Any of the following should attend:
APSCA India will invite transport authorities, toll operators, rail and bus public transport operators to attend the Transport Payments South Asia 2018 using our database of transport industry stakeholders. In a market where transport revenue collection is increasingly outsourced we will be inviting the leading managed services providers including banks that are targeting transport ticketing to grow their payments businesses. Transit systems integrators and transport ticketing solutions providers from South Asia and international markets will attend, speak and exhibit.
Who Attended in 2017
The first Transport South Asia conference held on 23-24 February in New Delhi attracted over 200 delegates of which nearly 50% were decision-makers responsible for fare collection, card and ticketing issuing, transaction clearing and issues related to revenue collection in transport (including collection of revenue from non-transport applications). These decision-makers were from 8 countries including Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. Representatives from government, banks and payment schemes also attended.