To accommodate anticipated demand, the exhibition will be expanded by a third, to more than 100 booths, allowing a wider breadth of leading organizations to showcase their cutting-edge solutions. The exhibition will, for the first time, include a Start-up Zone, where young businesses can gain vital exposure to high-level buyers and influencers from government and industry across the world.
A newly-structured three-strand conference will demonstrate how government, industry, and consumers use identity solutions to accomplish their goals. The role of biometrics, digital ID, and next-generation secure credentials will be front and center, with vertical markets such as border management and fintech playing critical roles. The core themes to be addressed in 2018 are contained in the event’s positioning paper – connect:ID 2018: Identity Accelerates
In addition to the conference, connect:ID 2018 will feature two free Knowledge Exchange Theatres, which will allow all attendees to network with each other, and access inspirational free presentations from industry thought leaders.
Science Media Partners’ Managing Director, Mark Lockie, said: "Solutions leveraging the latest identity technologies have the power to transform the way we live our lives as citizens and consumers, as well as provide tangible benefits for governments and businesses. With these new initiatives and our strong track record of delivering inspiring identity events, we are confident that connect:ID 2018 will provide extraordinary learning and business opportunities for all those involved with identity technology."
Tovah LaDier, IBIA’s Managing Director, commented: "connect:ID is a flagship event for the biometrics and identity technology community. Every year, the industry and IBIA members look forward to this vital conference to connect with government and enterprise customers, to exchange ideas on operational challenges, new solutions, and how to bring innovative solutions to market. From the policies that drive requirements to exciting new technologies, connect:ID is the premier forum for everyone interested in biometrics and identity technology and solutions."
Science Media Partners Ltd is an innovative British publishing and events company. Its ethos is to provide quality events and editorial products in the area of facilitating secure human identity. The company places an emphasis on building industry-defining events and creating long-lasting industry partnerships.
The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is a trade association that advances the adoption and appropriate use of technology-based identification solutions to enhance security and privacy and facilitate convenience and productivity for individuals, organizations, and governments. It brings technology providers and user stakeholders into a single organization to provide a forum for exchanging information and ideas and a voice for policy advocacy and education.