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CARTES Secure Connexions 2014

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014 will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 4th to 6th November 2014. This 29th international meeting of the digital security industry, devoted to payment, identification and mobility, will bring together the global community of a sector in constant evolution. The central theme for this year will be « Users on the move » and the event will welcome the United Arab Emirates as country of honour.

The comprehensive leading event worldwide

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS is the most important event in the industry bringing together the fullest range of solutions worldwide in terms of payment, identification and mobility.

In 2013, the event welcomed 450 exhibitors and 20,077 visitors from 140 countries.

« Users on the move », central theme for this 29th edition

In a world where people are increasingly more mobile and infrastructures increasingly more connected, end-user mobility is, today, a major issue for citizens, companies and governments.

The central theme of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014, « Users on the move », illustrates this edition’s ambition to be the international meeting place for the digital security industry serving the end user, in tune with a sector in constant progression.

This theme will focus on current key issues, such as totally secure mobility, secure services for cloud computing, biometrics, data protection in a digital society and even smart commerce.

At the cutting edge of connectivity, country of honour 2014 - The United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates will be in the spotlight for many events during CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014. The UAE is a dynamic hub for global trade with exceptional infrastructures and offers enormous potential for the digital security industry.

In addition, the UAE will host the 2020 Universal Exhibition in Dubai, for which the central theme will be « Connect minds. Build the future». This project is completely in phase with the connectivity issues for individuals, societies and ideas, and at the heart of future growth and sustainability.

« To ensure its financial development today, the international community has to address ever more complex and increasingly interconnected challenges», stresses Isabelle ALFANO, event director. « The UAE project for the Universal Exhibition is a great example and will enable us to promote new initiatives in the scope of this 29th edition of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS. ».

A unique platform

From 4th – 6th November next, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS will bring together, in Paris, the global community of smart technology players and will present a unique diversity of products and services for every market in need of solutions for secure payment, identification and mobility.

The 2014 edition will offer a clear segmentation of 5 distinct areas to facilitate visits:

  • Card, Manufacturing, Personalization & Services:
    From the card manufacturing to linked services
  • Consulting & Tests:
    Tests, Certification and consulting
  • Identification & Data Protection:
    Identification, authentication, biometrics, data protection and access control
  • Mobile Payment, Processing & Purchasing:
    Mobile payment, processing transactions, acquisitions
  • Multi-sector Area:
    Companies with multiple activities

An exceptional pool of international visitors

More than 20,000 attendees from the fields of finance, retail, public administration, security, identity and access, telecommunications and transport, coming from over 140 countries are expected to attend.

Future-oriented Conferences, opportunities for connections

Payment methods are changing; new types of payment companies are appearing. The multichannel era is progressing. Guaranteeing transaction security is becoming absolutely key to ensure user confidence.
At the same time, there are new threats calling for new control measures. Data protection has become a critical question for citizens, companies and governments.

The conferences planned at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014 will explore major trends for the future in terms of payment, digital security, identification and mobility.

More than 180 influential speakers from international organizations will present their experiences and visions for the future regarding these questions. During 3 days, key decision makers from banks, financial institutions, major players from payment services and e-commerce will meet together to discuss and exchange. Around 1,700 attendees are expected.

Key Diary Dates

  • Monday 3rd November 2014: SESAMES award ceremony, rewarding the latest industry innovations across the entire user market. This globally recognized competition is a unique opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their energy and their performance to the professional community of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS.
  • Tuesday 4th November 2014 : SECURE CONNEXIONS SUMMIT, Grand opening conference with leaders from the biggest companies in the security and payment sector.
  • From Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th November 2014: Trade exhibition with more than 450 exhibitors from over 50 countries.
  • From Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th November 2014: 120 conferences to explore the latest trends in the areas of identification, payment and mobility. In 2013, about 1,700 participants came to listen and exchange with more than 180 speakers (of which 140 CEOs). The number of participants at these conferences is growing annually.



From 4th to 6th November 2014
Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre

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The group COMEXPOSIUM, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 public and professional exhibitions, covering 17 activity sectors. Every year, it welcomes 38 000 exhibitors, of which 1/3 are international, and 3.5 million visitors of which 400 000 are foreign. With more than 350 employees, COMEXPOSIUM organizes five of the ten biggest French events: SIAL, Intermat, EMBALLAGE, SIMA, Foire de Paris.

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