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Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) Hosts First Smart Card Summit at Expo Seguridad 2012 in Mexico City

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., MARCH 13, 2012–The Smart Card Alliance Latin America chapter (SCALA) is bringing its industry knowledge and experience to Expo Seguridad Mexico 2012, the premiere security exhibition, seminar and conference program in Latin America. SCALA, in partnership with Reed Exhibitions, will host the first smart card conference, “Mexico–Smart Card Summit” and training workshop within Expo Seguridad on April 24-26, 2012 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City.

“As the second biggest smart card market in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Mexico is the ideal venue for SCALA to build a broader understanding of the technology and its many possible uses,” said Edgar Betts, associate director, SCALA. “We are looking forward to adding our smart card expertise to the world-class content at this event, and offering education to the more than 14,000 attendees expected at Expo Seguridad.”

Attendees of the new “Mexico–Smart Card Summit” can look forward to sessions from industry experts on the use of smart card technology for a wide array of applications, including:

  • Digital security
  • Secure access control
  • Biometrics
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Government identity including electronic passports, driver’s licenses, national ID, government employee ID, and resident alien cards

SCALA also announced that it will bring its widely acclaimed smart card training program, “Smart Card Fundamentals” to Expo Seguridad and “Mexico–Smart Card Summit” on April 24th. Held for the first time in Mexico City, the course will provide an in-depth overview of the state of the smart card industry, the basic components of smart card technology, and the applications used throughout the global marketplace. Attendees will come away with a thorough knowledge of everything from why people are moving to smart cards to how the basic structure of smart card architecture is formed and utilized.

For complete agenda and registration information for “Mexico–Smart Card Summit,” visit http://exposeguridadmexico.com/2012/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=96 (Spanish language website). Please note that all conference sessions will be held in Spanish.

About Expo Seguridad

Expo Seguridad was added to Reed Exhibitions’ market-leading ISC Events portfolio, a growing family of US and global physical security events, for 2012. Held in Mexico City at the Banamex CenterExpo Seguridad Mexico, will take place April 24-26, 2012. Sponsored by the Latin American Security Association (ALAS), ESM is co-located with Mexico Fire Expo, Mexico Safety Expo and Facilities Mexico.

The annual Expo Seguridad Mexico and Mexico Safety Expo events feature more than 350 exhibitors and attracts close to 14,000 security and safety professionals. The 2012 Expo Seguridad Mexico event will mark its 10th anniversary, drawing participants from 18 countries, including many from Central America. Mexico Safety Expo attracts professionals involved in health and occupational safety.

About the Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA)

The primary mission of the Smart Card Alliance Latin American chapter is in line with the overall goals of the Alliance: to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart cards technology in Latin America and the Caribbean. SCALA works through specific projects such as trilingual education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums to keep Latin American chapter organization members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.

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