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About the SESAMES


The Asian SESAMES Awards aims to reward the most innovative technological applications developed for the Asian Pacific market in the field of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions, and contactless technology. The competition is open to all companies operating in the sector and the jury is composed of experts from the industry.


The Asian SESAMES Awards reward the best projects in 3 categories:

  • Advanced Payment and Mobile Money
  • Card Manufacturing & Personalization
  • Secure Identity


This contest is a unique opportunity for candidates to present their energy and their achievements to professionals and journalists from the region, who are all on the lookout for new products in this market.

Selected by a panel of experts, the Asian SESAMES Awards’ winners will receive their awards during the Asian SESAMES Ceremony at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS ASIA!



“The CARTES Asia Sesames Award we received in 2012 helped confirm our company as a leader in innovative smartcard and mobile payment research. It’s definitely the highest honor available in the APAC market. We’re very pleased to be part of an industry that provides secure, trustworthy and cost-effective digital solutions, and feel privileged to help advance the frontiers of knowledge in this area.” Watchdata Technologies