Thursday, 18 October 2012


CARTES 2012 Exhibition & Conferences

From Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 November 2012

Paris Nord Villepinte

The CARTES event represents, since 27 years, the worldwide leading event in smart technologies for security, payment, identification and mobility.

The 2012 edition will take place from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 November 2012 in Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre. The two key themes for 2012 are: Mobile Payment and Security in the Cloud. The event will also focus on India, as a country guest of honor, with huge development potential for smart security industries.

CARTES Exhibition & Conferences gather each year nearly 450 exhibitors, and 140 conferences are organized with international experts to take stock of the constantly developing technology and anticipate market trends in a dynamic environment.

The SESAMES Awards reward 11 technological innovations in terms of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless. The competitions are open to all innovative projects in the relevant sectors and even to CARTES non-exhibitors. The SESAMES Awards are announced during the SESAMES Awards Ceremony on the eve of the opening of the exhibition. The SESAMES Awards finalists and winners’ products are presented at CARTES in the SESAMES Area, hall 4.

To facilitate exchanges between professionals and simplify the visit of the exhibition floor, exhibitors are gathered by sector (identification, mobile payment, machines, tests & consulting…).

The Eurosmart pavilion will present live demos on solutions for Security in the Cloud and a demo zone on Smart Urban Mobility will present Autolib’ (Polyconseil) and ATOP Telematics (NXP) solutions.

SPECIAL EVENTS not to be missed:

  • Monday 5 November at 8 pm: SESAMES Awards Ceremony, at the Westin Vendôme Hotel, Paris
  • Tuesday 6 November at 10 am : Opening conference, World Card Summit (Amphitheatre Jean Thèves)
  • Wednesday 7 November at 5:30 pm: Networking Cocktail India country guest of honor, Restaurant - Hall 4

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