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CARTES Asia Secure Connexions Opens Next Week with over 60 Seminars, 100 Exhibitors, 10 Workshops & 3 Awards for Innovation

The fifth edition of CARTES Asia Secure Connexions takes place next week, 19-20 March 2014, at a new venue, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, in the heart of Hong Kong, bringing greater convenience to both exhibitors and buyers. Nearly 100 exhibitors from over 22 different countries– including big names in the industry such as Barnes International, Bayer Materials Science LTD, Cardmatix, Datacard Group, NXP semiconductors, Feitian Technologies and Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific – will be showcasing smartcard technology, mobile payment applications and secure identity products and services at CARTES Asia.

MasterCard, Visa, Morpho, Gemalto, DNP, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics and Infineon are some of the headlining speakers who will be talking about Mobile Value Added Services as the Driver for Mobile NFC Adoption, Omni-channel Commerce Evolution in Hong Kong, Authentication Based on Biometrics and Wireless Personal Device, the Fastest e-passport in the World. Additionally CARTES Asia will feature 10 workshops free of charge on topics such as Challenges for Massive NFC Deployment, Best Android Security Technology in 2014, Combining communication technologies in order to better serve the customer experience in cashless payments, and Challenges of Data Security and Compliance in the emerging payment systems to name a few. The purpose of the Workshops is to help attendees discover the know-how of professionals from their industry and increase knowledge of their products, applications and techniques.

Isabelle Alfano, CARTES Events Director said: “CARTES Asia is the quintessential event for professionals from the banking, payment, IT, security, retail, telecom, government, transport, and smart card industries looking for new smart technology products.”

The winners of the Asian SESAMES Awards for the most innovative products or applications developed for the Asia-Pacific market in the field of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technology will be revealed at 6 pm on 19 March 2014. Three winners out of nine finalists in three categories – Advanced Payment & Mobile Money, Card Manufacturing & Personalization, and Secure Identity – will be announced. Finalists include:

• Advanced Payment & Mobile Money category

- BC Card with BC Mobile Card Platform, Republic of Korea

- MCPayment with Ffastpay mPOS Solution, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

- UINT with Biometric Payment with microSD, France

• Card Manufacturing & Personalization category

- Oberthur Technologies with Rabbit Card Application on DragonFly NFC SIM, France

- Secure-IC with CyberCPU, Singapore

- Watchdata with Elfopass-Coin, China

• Secure Identity category

- New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs with RealMe assertion service, New Zealand

- SECNEO LIMITED with Bangcle AppSecurity for Android, China

- Watchdata with TimeCOS Roaming, China

CARTES Asia Secure Connexions is supported by APSCA, GlobalPlatform, GS1 Hong Kong, HKDMA, HKLA, MEHK, RFID-TH, SIMalliance, WTIA and media partners.

Ends

Journalists can register for free at CARTES Asia exhibition and conference at http://www.cartes-asia.com/Newsroom/Press-Accreditation. The Asian SESAMES Award Ceremony will be followed by a networking cocktail for all participants. There will be a press centre on-site featuring news from exhibitors and the winners of the Asian SESAMES Awards as well as a full up to date list of conference speakers.

About CARTES Asia

Date: 19‐20 March 2014

Place: Hall 3FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong (NEW)

Edition: 5th

Organizer: Comexposium

Web site: www.cartes-asia.com

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