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CARTES Asia 2013 Lion Dance

Since 2010, CARTES Asia has brought together innovative solution providers and market leaders from card manufacturing, payment, security, identification and mobility industries. 3,000+ decision makers in the banking, telecom, transportation and security sectors have a unique opportunity to discover international exhibitors’ innovative technologies, but also to enhance their knowledge through the conferences and round-tables, which propose the latest tendency.



100+ exhibitors from 21 countries

Products & Equipment Trusted Services & Solutions
• Card Manufacturing Equipment
• Integrated Circuits
• Electronic Components & Modules
• Materials / Consumables
• Personal Secure Devices
• Secure Infrastructure Devices
• Accessories
• Test Equipment
• IT Security Equipment
• Semiconductor Solutions (IP, licences, SDK)
• OS & Applications
• Tests Solutions & Services
• Card Manufacturing Solutions & Services
• IT Security Services
• Platforms & Managed Services
• Other Services


3,000+ visitors

  • 88% from the Asian Pacific region: Mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, India, Malaysia, etc
  • 12% from other regions: Europe, the Middle-East, America
  • Companies from the smart cards and cards manufacturing,  Banking and payment, IT and Security, Retail, Government and Transport industries.


A Comprehensive conference programme

The conference programme will be addressing the most crucial and impactful industry trends and developments.

The speakers, the best in their fields, represent the most authentic and knowledgeable voices of the industry.


The Asian SESAMES Awards 

The competition rewards the most technological innovations for the APAC market in 3 categories:

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


The Workshops

A series of workshops on the latest products trends will be conducted by solution providers, in order to provide visitors with a complementary all inclusive experience.


Event schedule

  18 March 2015 19  March 2015
Exhibition 9:30 am – 6:00 pm 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Conference 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 10:00 am – 4:30 pm


Key dates

Exhibition (stand bookings)

  • Loyalty discount: until September 15, 2014
  • Early-bird discount: until November 15, 2014
  • Stand application deadline: February 28, 2015

Conference speaking opportunities

Call for papers: starting September 15, 2014

Asian SESAMES Awards

  • Contest opening: December 2014
  • Deadline for submissions (by Internet only): January 2015
  • Official announcement of the candidates: February 2015
  • Scoring grids completed: March 2015
  • Official announcement of the finalists: March 2015
  • Award ceremony and announcement of the 3 winners: 18 March 2015