CARTES (Exhibition & Conference)

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CARTES events encompass international and regional trade shows and conferences devoted to smart cards and secure technologies for payment, identification and mobility. It was created in 1985 in Paris.

Since 2010, CARTES exhibitions and conferences are also organized in Asia and North America.

These shows are organized by Comexposium, a trade show and business meeting organizer in France.[1]

CARTES Paris[edit | edit source]

CARTES Secure Connexions Event is an international event dedicated to secure solutions for payment, identification and mobility. It brings together about 450 exhibitors, 20,000 visitors and 1600 conference attendees.[2]

It takes place every year at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center.

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CARTES Paris combines a trade show, a series of conferences,[3] and the SESAMES Awards competition for innovative projects in the fields of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technologies.[4]

The exhibitors present their products and solutions such as:

Products and equipment

  • Manufacturing equipment (machines, encryption and secure printing techniques)
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Electronic components and modules
  • Materials and consumables
  • Test equipment
  • IT security equipment
  • Personal secure devices
  • Secure infrastructure devices
  • Accessories

Trusted services & solutions

  • Semiconductor solutions
  • OS & applications (cards &terminals)
  • Tests solutions and services
  • Card manufacturing solutions and services
  • IT security services
  • Platforms & Managed services

They also present their technical skills during workshops on themes ranging from payment to identification.

The 140 conferences address topical issues in the fields of smart technologies, digital security, payment, identification and mobility.

The World Card Summit, the opening conference of CARTES, brings together key players of the security industry to share their point of view on the technologies and solutions to come.

The SESAMES Awards competition detects and rewards the most technological innovations of the industry.

Steering committee[5][edit | edit source]

CARTES Asia & CARTES America[edit | edit source]

CARTES Asia and CARTES America are regional business events dedicated to smart cards and secure technologies in the Asian and American market. Each combines a trade show and a series of conferences. These two events are held each year in Hong Kong (CARTES Asia) and Las Vegas (CARTES America).[6][7]

Asian SESAMES Awards[edit | edit source]

The Asian SESAMES Awards aim to reward innovative technological applications developed for the Asian Pacific market in the field of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions, and contactless technologies. They take place each year during CARTES Asia.[8]

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