Finalists of Asia Pacific’s Smart Card & ID Innovation Revealed

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 15:40 hrs

Hong Kong:

The finalists of the Asian SESAMES Awards have been chosen and the winner will be revealed at 6 pm on 27 March 2013 at CARTES Asia, AsiaWorld-Expo. The Asian SESAMES Awards reward the most innovative product or application developed for the Asian Pacific market in the field of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions, and contactless.

Seven companies have been selected among the 24 candidates that are competing for three award categories. The finalists are:

• Hardware category

- KB Kookmin Card with NFC PAYON (Korea)

- Vision-Box with e-pass dispenser (Portugal)

- Watchdata Technologies with SDpass-SC card (Singapore)

• Software and applications category

- HID Global with iCLASS Seos credential (Hong Kong)

- KB Kookmin Card with NFC PAYON (Korea)

- Soft Space with Soft Space Centralised EMV Platform (Malaysia)

• Card technology manufacturing, personalization category

- Crane Currency with MOTION(TM) Inlay Security Element (USA)

- HID Global with iCLASS Seos credential (Hong Kong)

- Morpho, e-Documents Division, with Quarter Sized SIM Card (Germany)

The Asian SESAMES Awards are chosen by a jury of industry experts from across Asia Pacific:

Mr Kenneth CHEUNG, Executive Director of the Identification & Management Magazine, China Mr. Jubong JUNG, Payment systems Research Team Manager, Financial Telecommunications & Clearings Research Center, Korea Mr Sanjeev SHRIYA, President of Smart Card Forum of India, India Mr Greg POTE, Asia Pacific Smart Card Association, Chairman, China Mr. Masakazu TATARA, Secretary General of JICSAP (Japan IC Card System Application Council), Japan Mr Thierry SPANJAARD, Smart Insights, Chief Editor, France


Journalists can register for free at CARTES Asia and E-Commerce Asia exhibition and conference at The Asian SESAMES Award Ceremony will be followed by a networking cocktail for all participants. There will be a press centre on-site featuring news from exhibitors and the winners of the Asian SESAMES Awards as well as a full up to date list of conference speakers.

About CARTES Asia & co-located E-Commerce AsiaDate: 27-28 March 2013Place: Hong Kong - AsiaWorld-ExpoOrganiser: ComexposiumWeb site: _cartes, twitter tag for show #cartesasia

About ComexposiumComexposium, 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.).

CONTACTS : CRED Communications - Hong Kong Mandy Queen, Tel: +852 96847365 or Julie Diamond, Tel: +852 94971372 or Jane Ho, Tel: +852 90987280 (Chinese) or Brengre Bonnet, Ph.: +33(0)1 7677 1170 CARTES Communications Director Comexposium - France , ,

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