Conference attendance at auto ID industry summit rises by almost 100%
Nov 11, 2005
With a 94% percent increase in the number of conference delegates, and a 34% increase in individual visitors to the exhibition, the annual ID WORLD International Congress believes it has consolidated its position as the world's most comprehensive summit for the ID Revolution community.
Now in its fourth year, the ID WORLD International Congress - held in Rome, Italy, November 2-4 - was attended by 361 conference delegates and 1,514 individual visitors from around the globe. This confirmed the continuing success of the initiative that was held last year in Barcelona, Spain.
New at this year's event was the inauguration of two highly focused initiatives, the Electronic Passport Forum and the Smart Supply Chain Forum. The Electronic Passport Forum continued the open discussion begun in Berlin in May 2005 focusing on the most relevant issues related to the introduction of the new biometrics-enabled, machine-readable travel documents, with emphasis on manufacturing, personalization and border control. In parallel, the Smart Supply Chain Forum analyzed the most relevant questions surrounding the introduction of RFID and advanced data collection solutions in the areas of manufacturing, distribution and retail. Both topics were covered with dedicated sessions at a conference level and technology villages at an exhibition level.
With 74 exhibitors welcoming 1,514 visitors on the show floor, the two-day exhibition proved to be an ideal meeting place both for vendors looking to establish high level business contacts as well as for end users and systems integrators looking for the right auto ID technologies and applications.
Next year's ID WORLD International Congress will take place in Milan, Italy, towards the end of November 2006.