Over 20 years ago Dutch event organisers discovered that cashless events create a better user experience, better security and better revenue. Attendees would buy plastic tokens and effectively create a low-tech closed-loop payment infrastructure. A lot has happened since then. Thanks to technology and the rise of digital payments, cashless events using RFID are becoming more and more common. When global market leader Glownet first introduced its system over 5 years ago, it was a novelty. 500 events in 38 countries later, Scott Witters, CEO of Glownet, reflects on the revolution the market has seen; “It is amazing to see the growth the market and Glownet has seen over the years. We are incredibly proud to have reached the 500-event milestone. It is a clear sign that adoption is accelerating and I am convinced that cashless events will soon become the standard”. Scott, however also agrees that there are many hurdles still to overcome; “many event promoters and brands still need to be convinced of the opportunities and benefits of cashless”.