The European Campus Card Association Conference was held in Birmingham, UK, from May 21st to 23rd last. This conference, which was attended by over 60 delegates from 12 countries, was an outstanding success. Presentations and workshops were presented by expert speakers from across the world, in particular Europe and the US, covering a wide range of issues relating to campus cards and more. The conclusions and incidences of the conference can be found on our website.
The success of the conference, which was clearly visible to all who attended, certainly proved a motivating factor for the use of campus cards and their role in the delivery of efficient and quality services for colleges and universities. It really demonstrated to all what a campus card system is capable of providing and delivering now and in the future. It was also obvious to all that there are challenges ahead, however as an association we can help and support each other to overcome obstacles. Providing networking opportunities is one of the main aims of ECCA.
The conference exhibition area also attracted a number of leading card companies and technology developers, providing an insight into the current and future technology hardware and software systems.
The European Campus Card Association continues to become a stronger association each year and this was particularly evident at this year’s conference. Next year’s conference will be hosted by the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands.