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TRUSTECH 2016, The Most Innovative Companies of the Trust-Based Technology Industry Meet in Cannes

PARIS - Thursday, November 24th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SESAMES Awards, focusing on innovation

Each year at TRUSTECH, the SESAMES Awards are given to the best innovations in the fields of payments, identification, digital security and wireless technologies.

18 exhibiting companies have been selected as finalists by a jury made up of 18 international experts. The selection was based on three fundamental criteria: the innovative characteristics of the product/service submitted, the market suitability and the strength of the pitch.

It's on the Main Stage of TRUSTECH that the 6 SESAMES winners will be rewarded on 29 November in the categories of e-transaction, retail and manufacturing; then on 30 November in the categories of IoT, e-government and cyber security.

The 18 finalists of the SESAMES awards


Name of project

AUVERCLOUD SAS (FR)           

Passwordless Remote Authentication
BioSSL ltd (UK)           

Spire Payments (UK)           

Spire Mobile Framework

Fido BLE Card
Vision Box (PO)           

Happy Flow Smart Cities

The Nautilus
MeReal Biometrics (HK)           

MeReal Biometrics

FAMOCO, by World Food Programme & FAMOCO (FR)

SCOPECARD, a digital solution for humanitarian food assistance
TableSafe (USA)           

TableSafe RAIL pay-at-the-table payment platform
KEOLABS (FR)           


          RFID / NFC Anti-Counterfeit Solution     

SMARTRAC dLoc System
COMPRION GmbH (DEU)           

COMPRION Network Bridge

Manufacturing and
COMPRION GmbH (DEU)           

SPS (FR)           

Innovative Dual interface "Heavy Metal" card
VirtuCrypt (USA)           

VirtuCrypt Elements - Remote Key Loading Service
TableSafe (USA)           

TableSafe RAIL pay-at-the-table payment platform

TAS Group (IT)


Major players and start-ups brought together by innovation

The Main Stage of TRUSTECH will also be dedicated to the 40 start-ups in the Fintech, IoT, payments and digital identity sectors, invited to participate in the pitch sessions.
The exhibitors and sponsors will also present their latest products and services on the Main Stage.

Focus on a few highlights

Connected objects
Wetech has developed a range of connected accessories and jewellery (watches, bracelets, rings, necklaces, etc.), using wireless technology to be used as POS. The company has also created apps paired to their wearables, in order to control and secure them.

Companies such as TAS Group is helping to bring down barriers which exist in the field of cross-border payments by simplifying the validation and processing of this type of operation by taking into account the local regulations and commercial practices. As for Snapswap, the company combines mobile messenger app functions (such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp) with digital wallet and peer-to-peer transactions (such as PayPal) into a single app called Gloneta.

Another field where innovation is particularly impressive is biometrics; companies such as Flexenable and Innovatrics both integrate digital fingerprint readers on smart cards in order to increase security and broaden their functionalities.

Point of sale terminals
The main stakeholders on this market, such as Spire Payments, XAC Automation and Verifone with " Carbon" will present the latest generation of point of sale terminals. These latest products now include advanced functionalities, access to the cloud and the availability of various apps.

More information and registration at

About TRUSTECH (Incorporating Cartes): Created over 30 years ago under the name CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS to promote the new-born technology of smart cards, it has been re-named TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES), to better reflect the way the industry and the event have evolved, and its focus on trust-based technologies.

About COMEXPOSIUM: The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital technologies, construction, high tech, optics and transport. COMEXPOSIUM hosts more than 3 million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors in 26 countries around the world. COMEXPOSIUM operates globally with a presence in over 30 countries.

The original source-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the source-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.



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