MARKET DEMAND IN THE UK CREATES NEW SMART CARD SHOW Monday 9 July 2001 PDF Print The award winning team behind the hugely successful Infosecurity Europe Show have today announced (9 July 2001) the launch of SmartSolvexpo 2002 - the smart solutions and applications event for the UK. The event will be held at Olympia 2, London from 23-25 April 2002 and will run alongside Infosecurity Europe 2002. SmartSolvexpo 2002 has been launched after extensive research has shown that the market for smart card solutions in the UK is now approaching a period of phenomenal growth. At this year's Infosecurity Europe, 21% of the 7098 visitors expressed a desire to find out more about smart card applications. Studies from leading research agencies such as Gartner Dataquest report that the surge for smart solutions is just beginning. In 2000 598m smart cards were issued and this market is predicted to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 32% over the next four years, clearly confirming the need for a high profile solutions focused event for the UK smart card market. SmartSolvexpo 2002 will also run alongside the highly regarded Advanced Card Awards 2002, the world's leading awards programme for the smart card industry. Now into its fourth successful year, the Advanced Card Awards 2002 will be presented on 23rd April 2002. Advanced Card Awards Managing Director Jane Adams is also author of the 7th edition of Elsevier Advanced Technology's "The Smart Card Report", which will be published in August 2001. "The Report shows that in market sectors such as banking, with the EMV rollout, and GSM, the UK is one of the world's leading markets for smart cards," comments Jane Adams. "SmartSolvexpo 2002 and the Advanced Card Awards 2002 together will play a valuable role in growing the value of the UK market across all application sectors of the smart card industry." Frédéric Engel - Marketing Director of ActivCard and sponsor of SmartSolvexpo 2002 says "The UK corporate market is now smart card ready with the infrastructure in place to adopt smart solutions and applications. SmartSolvexpo will contribute to an acceleration in the take-up of the digital identity-enabled, smart card-based e-business market." Tamar Beck - Exhibition Director for SmartSolvexpo 2002 says "Reed Exhibitions are very excited about SmartSolvexpo as our extensive market research has shown that the market is truly ready for a UK event focused at the corporate and public sectors who are ready to invest in smart card applications and solutions. We have risen to the challenge in take up of smart solutions by designing an event which provides an interactive platform for the smart card industry to inform, educate and most importantly do business with end-users from outside the "card industry" who have applications for smart technology. The event combines an exhibition with a high quality seminar and keynote programme focusing on current and future issues surrounding smart solutions and applications. The enthusiasm of the exhibitors, who are keen to get involved in the show, proves that the UK market has at last come of age." Exhibitors will include smart card manufacturers, distributors, system integrators and back-end software application developers. With 10 months to go before the show opens Reed Exhibitions already have a strong list of founder exhibitors including ActivCard, Orga, Oberthur Card Systems and media sponsors such as Elsevier Advanced Technology who publish Card Technology Today and C&M publications who publish Loyalty, Transaction and Card World. The show is aimed at corporate and public sector decision-makers who are looking for ways to deploy smart card applications in the financial sector, telecoms, transport, travel, retail, leisure, healthcare, government, utilities, corporations, e-business and new media markets. For further information about the show contact Richard Burgess on 020 8910 7983 or Claire Sellick on 020 8910 7718. For further information about the Advanced Card Awards call Jane Adams on 0207 226 9841. ___________________________________________________________________________ This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Eskenzi PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.