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CARTES & IDentification 2011 gets 20,000 visitors from 145 countries

08.12.2011
CARTES & IDentification 2011, which took place in Paris from 15 to 17 November 2011, attracted close to 20,000 visitors, confirming its international influence and positioning itself as a key global event for digital security and smart technologies.

With a rising number of visitors — 19,510 visitors, against 18,770 in 2010 — the trade show once again met the sector's high expectations. Building on this success, the CARTES team has already announced the dates of the next trade show: 6 to 8 November 2012 in Paris (France).

Combining innovation and dynamism, CARTES & IDentification 2011, which was held in Paris in mid-November, was a reflection of a dynamic market - from the conferences to the SESAMES Awards, and given the high number of visitors.

The trade show confirmed its international status, with 430 exhibitors from 45 countries and 19,510 visitors, 69% of whom were from outside France, representing 143 countries in total. The 21 conferences, held over the three days that the trade show lasted, welcomed 1,225 participants, 87% of whom were from outside France.

Key industry issues were discussed at length, in particular during the conferences dedicated to mobile payments and mobile financial services (including near-field communication, or NFC, and contactless services); to the future of payments and payment technology, more generally; to security in a Cloud ecosystem; to multi-application cards; to point-of-sale and point-of-interaction technologies and developments; and, finally, to e-government. These conferences were all a success.

As in previous years, the high point of the trade show was the inaugural conference - the World Card Summit. During the conference, key leaders from the industry analysed major market trends and presented their strategic visions in front of 500 people. For the first time in Europe, Scott Mulloy, the Chief Technology Officer of ISIS (a joint mobile-payment venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless) presented his mobile-payment vision.

EUROSMART, the international trade association that represents the smart-card industry, also presented a preview of the 2011 figures and forecasts for the global market. EUROSMART indicated that it expected 13% growth across the sector in 2012, and a total of 7 billion units produced for secure smart devices.

Applications in mobile payments and NFC were the key themes of this year's CARTES & IDentification. Visitors were informed of the deployment of contactless technology and the arrival of NFC terminals for mobile payment thanks to many demonstrations, including that of the NFC car by Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in security based on smart-card technology and associated services. Global semiconductor company NXP also presented its e-bike.

The pavilion dedicated to mobile-payment companies hosted 12 solutions providers for mobile payments, transactions management, Trusted Service Management (TSM), smartphones, tablets and other smart mobile objects.

Similarly, CARTES & IDentification 2011 presented many projects in government security and in e-health. The identification and authentication technologies presented by the exhibitors have been applied to many documents, including biometric passports, electronic ID, electronic driver's licences and health-registration cards.

E-health was in the spotlight this year due to the trade show's Smart Health Exhibition. The exhibition presented innovations in electronic health records, health cards, and applications for telemedicine that improve the quality of care services and patients' comfort, but which also help in the fight against fraud and inflation in health costs.

The winners of the 2011 SESAMES Awards were revealed in front of a privileged audience of 300 guests during a ceremony organised at the Automobile Club de France, in central Paris.

Among the winners was Dynamics Inc: its Chips And Choice TM solution won the award for best hardware. The award for best software was given to NXP for its Open-source NFC Host Software stack for Android. GEMALTO won the prize for the best IT-security application, thanks to Just4YourEyes. INSIDE Secure's VHBR application won the award for best transportation solution.

The prize for best banking/retail/loyalty application was awarded to SIMartis Telecom, for its Bubble solution. HID Global's Next Generation Secure Identity Ecosystem was unveiled as the best secure internet/authentication application. PN65 Secure NFC Module by NXP was given the award for best mobility application.

The SESAME award for identification went to Smart Packaging Solutions, for its Embedded Contactless Module. The award for best e-transactions application went to Verifone, for its PAYware Mobile Enterprise, and Oberthur Technologies won the award for the best manufacturing & tests application thanks to its ID One Digital watermark.

About CARTES & IDentification

CARTES & IDentification is the foremost business event that brings together the entire digital-security, smart-technologies, payment, contactless and mobility sectors. The trade show, organised by Comexposium, the international event-management group, provides a unique setting to discuss and discover the industry's latest trends and new products.

CARTES & IDentification 2011 had almost 20,000 visitors (69% of whom were from outside France, with a total of 143 different countries represented) and welcomed 430 exhibitors, who came from 45 countries. The trade show's conferences welcomed 1,225 participants from across the globe.

The 27th CARTES & IDentification trade show will be held from 6 to 8 November 2012 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre, north of the French capital. The guest-of-honour nation, in 2012, will be India.

Photos of the 2011 CARTES & IDentification trade show can be obtained on request from LEWIS PR (cartes@lewispr.com).

The trade show's blog can be found at: www.blogcartes.com

For more information, please go to the trade show's website: www.cartes.com

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