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Nearly 3,000 Participants to CARTES Asia & E-Commerce Asia Exhibition & Conference in Hong Kong
New location and show dates for 2014 – 19-20th March at Hong Kong Conference & Exhibition Centre

HONG KONG - Wednesday, April 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

CARTES in Asia 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Smart cards, digital security, ID, secure transactions and contactless technology were on the agenda last week of March in Asia Pacific with 2,766 visitors attending CARTES Asia and co-located E-Commerce Asia. Over 100 exhibitors showcased their technology and 75 speakers shared their expert research and knowledge at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong on 27th & 28th of March 2013. 56 countries were represented, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia. The first day of the high level exhibition and conference also saw HID Global, Crane Currency and Vision Box winning awards within their categories of the Asian SESAMES Awards, which reward the most innovative product or application developed for the Asia Pacific market.

Comexposium, the organisers behind the fourth edition of CARTES Asia welcomed new companies, especially in mobile payment such as mPowa (UK), Softspace (Malaysia) and Swish (Hong Kong) to the exhibition who joined long-term exhibitors such as Datacard, Emperor technology, HID Global, STmicroelectronics and Zebra Technologies. Alongside the exhibition, this year’s conference saw experts from global businesses and associations such as China Financial Certification Agency (China), KB Card (Korea), Gemalto (Singapore), GS1 (Hong Kong), Oberthur technologies (France), Sony (Japan) and Watchdata (China) present on a range of innovative subjects including Contactless technologies out of payment, Mobile & IT security / Cloud, and Prepaid / Loyalty programs.

The co-located E-Commerce Asia conference featured seminars from bpost International, Brandtology, Dairy Farm International, Direct Marketing Association of Singapore, emarsys, Hewlett-Packard Asia, Lee Kee Group, Mindshare, OgilvyOne and was well attended by Asia Pacific’s marketing industry.

Isabelle Alfano, Director of CARTES events, Comexposium, said: "Once again we were delighted to hold CARTES Asia in Hong Kong. The exhibition and the Asian SESAMES had some of the best technology on show and participants saw great value in the conference which featured more international and regional experts than ever before. There were many networking opportunities at these events with workshops, seminars, awards ceremony as well as a networking cocktail evening and a breakfast sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

"Next year we hope to attract even more quality visitors when we move the show and conference to a more central location – the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Until then we look forward to greeting exhibitors and visitors at CARTES America end of this month and CARTES in Paris later this year.” added Alfano.

CARTES Asia 2014 will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre with an earlier date of 19th & 20th March.


About CARTES Asia & co-located E-Commerce Asia 2013 Date: 27-28 March 2013 Place: Hong Kong - AsiaWorld-Expo Organiser: Comexposium

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For more information and photos from the show please contact: Mandy Queen/Julie Diamond/Jane Ho CRED Communications – Hong Kong – Tel: +852 96847365 – Tel: +852 94971372 – Tel: +852 90987280 (Chinese)

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About Comexposium Comexposium, organiser of both CARTES Asia and E-Commerce Asia, has the expertise with leading events in Europe (CARTES, E-Commerce Paris and E-Marketing Paris), a local presence with its Shanghai subsidiary, and a 3-year experience of an Asian launch in Hong Kong with CARTES Asia (venue, logistics, visitors, congress attendees, etc.).


Bérengère Bonnet, Ph.: +33(0)1 7677 1170

CARTES Communications Director

Comexposium – France

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