After a gap of four years, SmartCards Expo 2013, with its co-located events –
e-Security Expo 2013, RFIndia Expo 2013, BiometricsIndia Expo 2013,
e-PaymentsIndia Expo 2013 and IndiaMobileForum 2013 – will be returning to
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on October 16-18, 2013, thanks to India Trade
Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the owners of Pragati Maidan, who have recently
announced certain policy changes, which have enabled the SmartCards Expo 2013 to
take place at Pragati Maidan once again.
SmartCards Expo 2013, the 15th International Conference and Exhibition of Smart
Card Technology and Applications, with its co-located events, e-Security Expo
2013, RFIndia Expo 2013, BiometricsIndia Expo 2013, e-PaymentsIndia Expo 2013
and IndiaMobileForum 2013 will be held on October 16, (Wednesday) to October 18,
(Friday), in Halls No. 7-A,B,C,D & E, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India along
with several accompanying Technical Workshops and International Conferences. We
are sure that SmartCards Expo 2013 will be much larger in size than last year's.
SmartCards Expo has played a pioneering role in promoting smart card technology in
India by creating awareness about smart card and allied technologies and
promoting their applications. Ever since its launch in 1999, SmartCards Expo has
spearheaded smart card Revolution in India. Today, Smart card applications, in
conjunction with mobile communications, biometrics, RFID and e-Payments
technologies, are being implemented by the Indian Central and State governments
for several socio-economic projects worth trillion of rupees, such as: National
ID and National Population Register, Driving license, Vehicle Registration,
e-Passport, e-Governance projects like NREGA (National Rural Employment
Guarantee Act), RSBY ( Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana), Unique Identification
Numbers, Banking and Financial applications, e-Payments, Mobile Payments,
Loyalty, Medical Records, Transit, e-Ticketing, Toll Collection, Automatic Fare
Collection and umpteen other applications.
According to a recent RNCOS report, Smart Card Market Forecast to 2014, “India,
with over one billion population and increasing modern application areas, is
emerging as one of the world's fastest growing smart card markets……. The smart
card market in India is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 15% during
2011-2014. The potential areas for smart card applications include rapid transit
system, EMV and loyalty cards, and toll and parking smart cards.”
India is already an acknowledged largest biometrics market in the world.
Similarly, the RFID market in India is rapidly opening up. The government of
India has recently amended its fiscal policy to allow Retail multinational
giants to operate in the country. Encouraged by India's growing retail boom many
MNCs, like Walmart, TESCO, Carrefour etc. have already started making a beeline
to enter India's retail market.
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