Vix Technology is proud to have attended and exhibited at APTA EXPO 2017, a core industry event gathering thought leaders, transport providers and other industry stakeholders for three days of exhibitions and workshop sessions. Taking place triennially, EXPO is the public transit industry's premier trade show, where more than 12,000 professionals from around the world come to connect, share and discover the most innovative public transportation solutions.
EXPO features the world's largest collection of public transit manufacturers, suppliers and consultants all under one roof. Additionally, EXPO's Learning Zones feature an expansive array of educational opportunities on the trade show floor.
With customers in over 200 cities across the world, Vix Technology is passionate about providing a better customer journey, from the first to last to the extra mile. Therefore, we are pleased to confirm our support of APTA's charity initiative at this year's EXPO in Atlanta.
APTA is inviting exhibitors to help make a world of difference for local Atlanta residents, families and communities, and help stimulate the growth of the city's economy by supporting its two chosen charities: Dress for Success and Goodwill. Both of these charities are committed to delivering services that make a difference, a similar commitment to the one Vix makes to our customers.
Dress for Success aims to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
Meanwhile, Goodwill's mission is to put people to work, using its donated goods to fund a myriad of job training programs and employment services for people who are having a hard time finding work - whether through a lack of training, limited job kills or a disability. Last year alone, Goodwill of North Georgia helped more than 24,000 men and women find jobs with more than 4,000 area employees, including MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority).
These charities are devoted to delivering solutions that create better experiences, advance social change and empower individuals, which are values that ring true for Vix. Nurturing talent and creating seamless pathways for potential candidates to prosper is important to the company, and the team is proud to be able to play a part in helping individuals achieve their first steps towards fulfilling their career aspirations by supporting Dress for Success and Goodwill at APTA EXPO this year.
Vix is pleased to deepen our experience at APTA EXPO by contributing to these great causes, and to have the opportunity to make a difference to the local residents of Atlanta.
Donations can range from smart/formal workwear to accessories, hosiery and jewellery, with women's clothing going to Dress for Success and men's clothing to Goodwill. Contributions can be made from October 7-11 at dedicated drop-off zones at The Marriott Marquis and the Georgia World Congress Center.
Save the date
From October 9-11, a team from Vix Technology will be taking to the APTA EXPO show floor for an intense three days filled with networking, showcasing and learning opportunities.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is dedicated to the advancement of public transportation, and its EXPO is a not-to-be-missed event for a diverse network of transit agencies and industry professionals who are looking to tap into new prospects and make new connections.
A veritable "who's who" of the industry, APTA EXPO is one of the most important platforms for key stakeholders to converge, share, learn and ultimately work collaboratively towards a progressive public transportation future.
Building on the momentum of our latest initiatives, we are thrilled to be exhibiting at APTA EXPO to further raise our profile and continue our journey as a leader in the evolution of the public transportation landscape.
And in case that is not motivation enough to attend, here are our top five reasons why we will be there in full force.
1. Learning curves
The Georgia World Congress Center is set to be a hive of educational activity this year with no less than seven learning zones located throughout.
As a company we are committed to continual learning and development, which is why we are excited about having the opportunity to listen to like-minded experts share their insights on an array of trending topics in global transport.
From the latest in procurement, safety and security, and fare collection to autonomous vehicles and mobility management, there is ample chance for attendees to keep their finger on the pulse of what is happening in the transportation space.
CEO Shane Quinn underscores the importance of this event for us:
"North America has always been important to Vix, and our recent successes in the region have made us even more focused on this market. Our purpose is to enable a better customer journey and there is no better place than APTA to network with the transit agencies and industry stakeholders to explore opportunities for collaboration."
2. Show time
The Vix team will contribute to the learning element by sharing our latest news and developments with visitors to our exhibition booth.
While working to fulfill the needs of our customers, Vix constantly has one eye on the industry at large. The fare collection landscape is always changing with the endless introduction of new technologies, and as these become more visible the expectations of passengers also change. With account-based ticketing at the forefront, it is our goal to continue to innovate in this space.
With that in mind, our Head of Sales and Partner Engagement - Americas, Chris Gates says:
"We've been working hard on our newest product, Vix Pulse - a high-performance AFC solution that we believe will shape the future of public transit, as well as the passenger experience.
We've also been successful over the past couple of years in winning some key account-based ticketing procurements. We look forward to talking about these projects during the APTA EXPO in Atlanta."
In addition to receiving our latest brochure detailing our products and services, we will also present a live demo to showcase our latest technologies in action. Visit us at our booth to find out how we can help you improve your customers' journey.
3. Get connected
Networking is one of the major benefits of any event, and APTA EXPO is no exception. Bringing together some 15,000 professionals from over 65 countries, there is a plethora of opportunities to mingle with top level decision makers who are at the core of the growing public transportation industry.
The Vix team is looking forward to connecting with professionals who are similarly engaged in delivering, improving and securing mobility in the transit space.
"Vix partners with transit agencies for ticketing solutions. The APTA EXPO is a core event for transit agencies to attend so we value being there to engage in important meetings and obtaining key introductions."
To schedule an appointment with us ahead of the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you would like to discuss. Or, come grab a coffee with us at our booth and chat - we look forward to seeing you there!
As well as being instrumental in the progression of our business, events like APTA EXPO are integral to the professional and social development of our teams.
Exhibitions are hard work - but they should be fun, too, and events like this are a great chance for our teams to pull together to deliver something really special.
At Vix, we are lucky enough to have some really fantastic people, boasting a diverse set of specialist skills and expertise, so why not come and meet the folks who have made this all possible? And with a number of job openings in our Americas portfolio, we might just have the opportunity for you!
5. Georgia on our mind
Beyond the exhibition halls and business opportunities, there is one last motivator behind our attendance: Atlanta.
Georgia's capital city, Atlanta is a destination that is both steeped in history and contemporary charm. For visitors fortunate enough to extend their stay, the city boasts an eclectic mix of nightlife, dining, retail and music scenes.
To discover more about the destination, visit Explore Georgia.