CARTES in Asia

Market leaders speak at successful 2nd edition of CARTES in Asia conference


The 2nd edition of CARTES in Asia exhibition and conference attracted 3,056 visitors from 61 countries – an increase of 8% compared to 2010. Over 120 smart technology companies from across the globe including market leaders American Express, Datacard, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, HID Global, Verifone, Watchdata, and Zebra Technologies joined this year’s event. While organisations such as Global Platform, Mastercard, SIM Alliance, Paypal and Price Waterhouse Coopers presented at the co-located two day conference. CARTES in Asia took place at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, from 29 to 31 March 2011.

Michael Weatherseed, Security Business Event Director at Comexposium, reported a year on year increase in numbers in attendance across the exhibition and conference: “We were delighted to see world leaders Amex, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient join the exhibition this year, which is a reflection of the growing strength of CARTES in Asia and the importance of the smart technologies market in Asia Pacific. We also saw a significant growth in visitors from Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines at the exhibition and conference with 343 delegates who were particularly interested in e-banking, and convergence and mobility. We also had great success with the Asian Card Summit, with 221 participants attending the round table gathering of the industry’s top leaders.”

Visitors came from across the globe, mainly from APAC countries (mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand) but also from Europe, USA and the Middle-East. Whether from the banking sector, or from smart card manufacturers, electronics, telecom and IT security, they came to see and hear about the latest innovative technologies for card manufacturing, authentication solutions, payment solutions and mobile security. The main issues discussed during the conference were mobile payments and services, NFC and contactless applications, e-transactions and e-banking, payment card readers and terminals, Internet of Things and M2M applications.

Exhibitors came from 23 countries including Australia, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Japan, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Taiwan, UAE and USA. The exhibition also featured pavilions from mainland China and France.

“As one of the most established and large-scale card and payment exhibitions in Asia, CARTES in Asia offered us a dynamic platform to showcase broad spectrum of smart card applications and innovations. During the prolific three-day agenda, we managed to reach top-notch attendees from Asia Pacific and different industries. We will definitely continue to support this high-impact industry event,” said Cynthia Wong, Director of Marketing, Asia Pacific, of exhibitor HID Global.

In addition to a market leading exhibition and conference, the organisers of CARTES in Asia also revealed the winner of the Asian SESAMES Awards. Gemalto won the top award with their Smart Badge Holder, which enables workforces to use their corporate badges to access their encrypted emails and to sign documents electronically from their smartphones and other devices.

On winning this special accolade, Tan Teck-Lee, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer from Gemalto said:

“Gemalto is delighted to be this year’s Asia SESAMES Awards winner. This recognizes our leadership in digital security innovation and ability to bring cutting-edge concepts to fruition. We will continue to invest in researching and developing ideas to benefit everyone as our world becomes more and more connected.”

The CARTES exhibition and conference now takes place three times a year across the world. The next editions take place:

CARTES & Identification

Paris, 15 - 17 November 2011

CARTES in North America

Las Vegas, 5 – 7 March 2012

CARTES in Asia

Hong Kong, 27 – 29 March 2012

第二屆亞洲智能卡展暨會議吸引了61個國家3056位的參觀者,較2010年增長了8%。來自全球超過120家智能卡技術的領先公司參與是次盛會,包括American Express, Datacard, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, HID Global, Verifone, Watchdata, 及Zebra Technologies。兩天的會議由Global Platform, Mastercard, SIM Alliance, Paypal和Price Waterhouse Coopers的專家主講。亞洲智能卡展上周於二零一一年三月二十九至三十一日在香港亞洲國際博覽館圓滿舉行。

法國高美愛博展覽集團(Comexposium) 商業保安總監Michael Weatherseed先生表示參展商及參觀人數每年遞增:「我們非常榮幸得到世界權威Amex, Gemalto和 Giesecke & Devrient參加今年的盛事,這正反映亞洲智能卡展不斷進步,在亞太地區的智能卡市場被受重視。此外,與會者有顯著的增長,三百四十三個會議的聽眾分別來自韓國、台灣、新加坡、泰國、及菲律賓等國,對電子銀行,融合及流動技術特別關注。亞洲卡高峰會亦取得圓滿成功,二百二十一位與會者出席了圓桌會議,與行業的最高領導人直接交流。」

全球各地的參觀者主要來自亞太地區(如中國內地、香港特別行政區、印度尼西亞、韓國、新加坡、台灣及泰國) ,其中也包括歐洲、美國和中東等國。無論是從銀行界,或從智能卡制造商、電子、電信和IT保安業,他們均在此取得第一手的制造智能卡,認證解決方案,支付解決方案和移動安全的創新技術。會議期間主要討論的問題有移動支付和服務、NFC和非接觸式應用、電子交易和網上銀行、支付卡閱讀器和終端,物聯網和機對機應用。


「作為亞洲最重要及大型智能卡和支付展覽會之一,亞洲智能卡展為業界提供了一個多元化的平台,廣泛展示智能卡的應用和創新技術。為期三天的議程,精彩豐富,我們有機會接觸到來自亞太地區不同行業的頂尖與會者。我們定會繼續支持這個極具影響力的行業盛會」參展商HID Global,亞太區市場總監Cynthia Wong稱。

除了領先的展覽會和會議,亞洲智能卡展主辦方還揭示了 Asian SESAMES Awards的得獎者。Gemalto的智能標識卡讀卡器 (Smart Badge Holder)獲得了最佳獎項,這能讓使用者以其企業証件進入他們的加密電子郵件,並從他們的智能手機和其他移動裝置簽署電子文件。

贏得這項榮譽後,Gemalto的首席創新及科技事務主任Tan Teck-Lee說:「Gemalto很高興成為今年Asian SESAMES Awards的得獎者。這確認我們在數位保安的創新能力,並讓先進理念得以實現。我們將繼續研究和發展更多裨益人群的設計意念,使我們的世界變得越來越緊密。」


智能卡展(The CARTES) 暨會議現每年於世界各地舉行三次。下一場展覽會將於以下地點舉行:

CARTES & IDentification

巴黎:2011年11月15 - 17日

CARTES in North America

拉斯維加斯: 2012年3月5–7日

CARTES in Asia亞洲智能卡展


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