Testimonials

Hear what our past attendees have to say...




"You guys did an excellent job for organizing the event and surprised to see many talented attendees.”

Alla Reddy, Deputy Chief, New York City Transit

"The conference was amazing. I've met people that I would not have met otherwise"

Holly Reed, Managing Director, Texas Central


"I’ve been very impressed with the people I’ve met, a lot of them are trying things -- it’s not every day you run into a Chief Innovation Officer at a transit authority, and here, I’ve now met two (and I hope to meet more). I’m enjoying it. It definitely was worth the trip."

Melinda White, CEO, Transit Wireless (BAI)


"The conference was great"

Rob Hanczer, CEO, Piper Networks



"A great event"

Jeff Knueppel, General Manager, SEPTA
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"Best networking event I've attended in years. Look forward to returning."

Richard McKinney, President, RebelRoam

"The conference is great to develop ideas with likeminded individuals." 

Emmanuel Núñez, Manager of Revenue and Retail Sales at Hillsborough Area, Regional Transit Authority


"Very well organized and a great team leading that effort."

Maroun Ghanem, Director of Product Management, Volanno

"Practical sessions and round-tables provided an excellent portfolio of both what agencies have already accomplished and they road-map they are setting out."

G Satish, CEO, Connixt



"SmartRail gave a small company like ours to introduce our technology to movers and shakers and we are very thankful."

Adelle McKinney, VP, Magnetrain Group



"The SmartTransit events are an ideal place to meet up with the industry in just a couple of days. The events having the perfect size are very well organized and allow to meet all participants in a friendly and professional way."

Tom Ceunen, Sales Director, OTN Systems



"The Smart Transit team, have put together a unique platform for the world to meet and share best practice, when it comes to transportation and technology. I only see this conference going from strength to strength."

Gabriel Stroud, Director of Learning and Development, Assesstech Ltd



"SmartTransit is an excellent event where transport professionals get together to share best practice and discuss case studies"

Frank Ibe, Head of Line Operations, Transport for London



"Smart Transit LA 2019 provided me with some good presentations that were useful in gaining better understanding of the industry present state of the art and where the industry is moving forward on."

Thomas Langer, Supervisor Safety Engineer, LA Metro



"Excellent opportunity to learn more about our transit partners. Looking forward to more events in the future."

Anabelle Cormier, Business Development, Stahl Recruiting



“I thoroughly enjoyed the SmartTransit Congress. The topics were relevant and the networking was incredible.  I learned something every day of the session. Time well spent.”

Michael J. Rock, Acting Director, System Safety and Security, SCRRA
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“SmartTransit had a very good range of guest speakers. There is something to be learnt, no matter what you do in the industry.”

William Whitford, Director of Business Development, Local Motive and Electronics Group, Wabtec

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“The focus of Global Transport Forum's events, and the quality of the attendees, makes it the industry’s only must attend event.”

Alan Tilles, Chairman, Joint council on Transit communications

“The key speakers, case studies, technical seminars, panels and exhibitors were very informative! I was able to bring back information to assist with our response to submittals and IT issues.”

Dana Owens, IT Project Manager, NJ Transit

“The best conference organiser out there. Best events I’ve been to. Excellent.”

George Hacken, Senior Director, Vital Systems, NYCT

"The speakers were excellent and sessions very good. I would certainly be interested in attending again”

Michael Walk, Acting Director of Operations Planning & Scheduling, Maryland Transit Administration

“It is a great networking platform where you get updated about the newest technologies in the industry.”

Constantin Zachrau, Sales Manager, Lufthansa Systems

“Global Transport Forum's events in North America are the ideal place for me to network with professionals in the Rail Industry.” 

Tom Ceunen, Sales Director North America, OTN Systems

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"The event was well organized. Everyone was very friendly and easily approachable. I would definitely attend again."

Peter Kito, Sales Manager, Japan Radio Co., Ltd.

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“SmartTransit is a “must attend” event for anyone in the field of transportation. It allowed me to see what others are doing in their cities and metropolitan areas.”

Crystal Scott, Contract Administrator, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

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“The speakers were relevant and excellent, and the opportunity to interact, ask questions and network with attendees was easy.”

Clarence Kemper, Business Development Manager – Park & Ride, SkiData Inc

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“I was in awe during my first experience here! I will be at next year’s SmartTransit Conference.”

James Acker, Sales Director, SEPTA

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“The agenda was really up to date with the latest trends in this industry. Presentations covered a good level of detail such as the technical challenges of communications in modern times”

Eugenio Lucente, Application Engineer, HUBER+SUHNER AG

“I was impressed with how well everything was done.  I made excellent contacts and I learnt valuable information that will help us in achieving our goals. I also enjoyed the “Dinner with Strangers” evening.  It was a great way to make new contacts and have a pleasant evening. The event was well organized and a pleasure to attend.”

Robert Stewart, Chairman, National Association of Railroad Passengers

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“No Improvement necessary. Very informative presentations and I will attend again.”

Ben Murray, Systems Engineer, Firetide Inc