29 Mar 2011
AsiaWorld-Expo, Asia’s leading exhibition, convention and events venue, is pleased to welcome the return of CARTES in Asia 2011, Asia Pacific’s leading digital security and smart card technologies exhibition and conference from 29 – 31 March 2011.
Following the huge success of the inaugural CARTES in Asia at AsiaWorld-Expo last year, this year’s event is set to be even more influential. Over 120 exhibitors from 23 countries will be in attendance, including many of the leading names in the smart technology industry such as Advanced Card Systems, American Express, Atlantic Zeiser Gmbh, Collis Asia, Bundesdruckerei Gmbh, China Electronics Corporation, Datacard Group, Eastcompeace, Galitt, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, HID Global, Inside Secure, ST Microelectronics, Verifone and Watchdata. These market leaders will be showcasing their latest innovative technologies for card manufacturing, authentication solutions, payment solutions, mobile security and other groundbreaking technical solutions. More than 4,000 trade visitors, up 42% over the previous edition, are also expected.
“AsiaWorld-Expo provides the perfect venue for this event,” remarked Mr. Michael Weatherseed, Director of Comexposium's Security Division, which includes the Milipol and CARTES brands. “The payments market in Asia Pacific is booming. CARTES in Asia is the definitive event for decision-makers from government, IT, telecoms, banking, security, transport and retail, not only from across the Asia-Pacific region but also from around the world. The superb accessibility of AsiaWorld-Expo combined with its excellent facilities makes it the right choice for our exhibitors and visitors alike.”
In addition to an exhibition of innovative new smart technologies, CARTES in Asia 2011 will comprise a conference programme featuring authoritative business leaders. The event is also home to the Asian SESAMES Award, which recognises the region’s most innovative new product or application. As a regional innovation and technology services hub, Hong Kong provides the ideal setting for this important occasion.
“It’s a great pleasure to welcome CARTES in Asia for the second consecutive year,” said Mr. Allen Ha, Chief Executive Officer of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited.
“CARTES in Asia has quickly established itself as an industry forum of global renown. AsiaWorld-Expo complements this by providing a location at the very heart of the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a strong track record of bringing together business and opportunity. We are delighted to support CARTES in Asia 2011 and help make this year’s event the best yet.”