Inaugural ID WORLD Exhibition 2004 Declared a Success

Thursday 23 December 2004 13:21 CET | News

With a 15 percent increase in Conference Delegates, and 1,128 visitors to the first ID WORLD Exhibition, the annual ID WORLD International Congress confirmed itself as the worlds top-level networking event for the ID Revolution community.

Now in its third year, the ID WORLD International Congress - held this year in Barcelona, Spain on November 17th-­19th - was attended by 186 high-level delegates, representing 133 different companies or organizations from around the globe. This marked an increase of close to 15% over the previous years attendance, which was held in Paris, France. The international nature of the Congress was underlined by the presence of delegates from 26 countries. The continuing success of ID WORLD, organized by Wise Media, is based largely on the fact that it is the only international conference that, since years, looks at the advanced auto ID industry as a whole, rather then focusing on a specific technology or vertical sector. The ID WORLD Congress addressed hot industry trends and opportunities such as the convergence of physical and logical security, e-passports, open source EPC networks, and secure payments. New at this years event was the inauguration of the ID WORLD Exhibition, the first full-scale showcase of RFID, data capture, biometrics and smart card-based solutions from the worlds leading auto ID suppliers. With 52 exhibitors from 14 countries and 1,128 visitors from 35 countries on the show floor, the two-day exhibition proved to be an ideal meeting place both for vendors looking to establish high level business contacts as well as end users looking for the right auto ID technologies and applications. Another innovation at this years event was the ³Meet The Buyer² series of one-on-one meetings between potential suppliers and customers. End users with specific needs were able to fill out a profile that was then screened by the Exhibition organizers in order to match the most relevant solution suppliers. Good matches then had the chance to arrange one-on-one discussions in private meeting rooms. ³Off the record² feedback from this confidential event was very positive. After another highly successful edition, ID WORLD International Congress and Exhibition has again confirmed itself as the key global appointment for the decision makers and thought leaders that are driving the auto ID community. ID WORLD 2004 was sponsored by Denso, HID, OMNIKEY, Sokymat, Savi, Texas Instruments RFID, Akoura Biometrics, Power Paper and Verichip Corporation. In 2005, the ID WORLD International Congress will take place in Rome, Italy.

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