TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES), The Global Event Dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies: 2016 Event Will Be The Best Yet


New name, new format, new targets, new venue… there’s no doubt this year’s global event dedicated to secure payment, identification and connections is going to break the mould.

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JB Straubel – Co-founder & CTO, Tesla Motors (Photo: Business Wire)

The show was first held over thirty years ago under the name “Cartes Secure Connexions”, to promote the new-born technology of smartcards. Now it has been re-named “TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES)”, a better reflection of the way the industry and the event have evolved, and of its focus on trust-based technologies.

What’s more, this event – redesigned to encourage networking and to provide an outstanding programme of addresses – will now be taking place at a new venue which offers two events in one: the CARTES Exhibition and the TRUSTECH Confex will be held in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals from 29 November to 1 December 2016.

TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES) is expected to bring together more than 18,000 participants from 130 countries, 400 exhibitors and sponsors, and 250 speakers.


By offering two events in one, TRUSTECH – Pay, Identify, Connect & Secure represents a unique opportunity to meet the whole industry and get an insight into the latest innovations in payments and identification ecosystem.

  • CARTES, a TRUSTECH EVENT: The Smart Card Ecosystem and the latest trends

Created in 1985, CARTES is the leading global trade show for Smart Card Manufacturing, Materials and Hardware for Payments and ID security.

Three days of catching up, developing sales and strengthening your business:

  • Manufacturing & personalization equipment
  • Test equipment, system certification & maintenance
  • Integrated circuits (dies with or without a specific package)
  • Electronic components & sensors
  • Materials, consumables & accessories
  • Cards; micromodules for cards and other form factors (IoT)
  • Terminals, readers and other infrastructure devices and equipment
  • IC solutions (tools, services, process)
  • Generic OS for cards, readers and terminals
  • Services for manufacturing and personalization of cards and other form factors

TRUSTECH Confex: The Next Generation of Trust-Based Technologies

The TRUSTECH Confex assembles the next generation of Payments and Identification Ecosystem. Thought leaders from Payments, Financial Services, Commerce, Telco, Identification, Tech and Data Security Ecosystem will share their insights.

Osama Bedier, Founder & CEO of Poynt, and one of the leading figures of the payments industry (formerly VP of Paypal and VP for Payments at Google) will make a keynote.

JB Straubel, Co-founder and CTO of Tesla Motors will give an address on the Internet of Things.

Over 250 international speakers will share their thoughts on top trending topics including:

  • Blockchain
  • Fintech
  • E-ID & E-Governments
  • Data Management

3 days in which to inform, learn and discover

Software and services for:

  • Mobile Telecoms
  • Banking, Payment, Commerce and Loyalty
  • ID, Health, Access Control and Privacy
  • IT Security, Authentication and Trust
  • IoT & M2M

System integration and database management


Cannes and its famous Palais des Festivals has been hand-picked as the new venue for the event. For the duration of the event TRUSTECH will be taking over a town that attracts over 300,000 attendees per year, making it the number 2 location for Business Tourism in all of France. What’s more, the venue is tailor-made for entertaining, networking and after-hours relaxation.

“The decision to locate the event in Cannes enables us to welcome the TRUSTECH and CARTES Community in a unique and welcoming location, to strengthen the international dimension of the event and to facilitate the networking. The Palais des Festivals venue fully meets our needs and we are pleased about the welcome that has been reserved to us shared Claire de Longeaux, TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES) Director.

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The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organization, is involved in more than 170 BtoC and BtoB events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. COMEXPOSIUM hosts 45.000 exhibitors and more than 3 million visitors in 26 countries around the world.


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