Press releases – November 2018

November 15, 2018
SmartCards Expo brings the world of smart technologies for identification, security and digital payments in New Delhi

  • More than 100 exhibitors from 8 countries participated
  • Over 2500 top buyers from various industries attended with their business requirements
  • High-ranking supporting program captured trends and innovations

The 20th edition of SmartCards Expo – India’s only trade fair on smart card technology and its application, received an overwhelming response from the industry during the course of three action-packed days from October 30th to 1st November 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Messe Muenchen India acquired SmartCards Expo along with the co-located trade fairs – IoT India Expo, e-Security Expo, RFID India, Biometrics India, e-Payments India and Mobile Payments India in April 2018 and it was the debut edition under them.

More than 100 exhibitors and their representing companies from 8 countries showcased the technological advancements in the identification, security and digital payments industry sprawled across 4000 square meters of exhibition space. Some of the leading companies from the world displayed the latest solutions related to RFID, biometrics, e-payments, artificial intelligence, e-security and mobile payments for the growing domestic market.

For the first time, in co-ordination with DCB Bank, 30 start-ups participated and demonstrated innovative solutions at the ‘Innovation Zone’ – a platform curated for promoting the start-up eco-system, which was highly appreciated and well attended by the industry.

“The quality of participation that we have witnessed in the last three days is a testimony to our optimistic growth stories in the years to come. The trade fairs were a huge accomplishment and echoes its significant alignment to the business requirements of the user community. We are glad that the exhibition pooled in the best of the technology suppliers; catering to the key sourcing requirements discussed at the buyer seller forum.”
– Bhupinder Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Messe Muenchen India

The trade fairs garnered industry wide attention and presence of over 2500 business visitors from the application industries including banks & financial institutions, retail, government & PSUs, transport & logistics, telecom, healthcare etc.; an unparalleled response as compared to the previous editions.

What a lovely show organized by Messe Muenchen India! I have been attending this show and I see a positive difference happening this year. Not only the visitors attended in good number, but the quality was also brilliant. We really appreciate that hard work put in by the team and wish them all the very best for the coming years.
– Ashim Patil, Director, Infotek

We were looking for a solution which can make a customer’s life much better & comfortable. We met exhibitors here who can provide us the solutions in smartcards & varieties of RFID solutions. We needed some payment related solution and we expect them to connect later. It’s a good platform to meet the suppliers.
– Annadurai, Director, Indian Oil Corporation Limited

The trade fairs also received high appreciation accredited to its remarkable line-up of supporting programs.

The show opened with ‘IoT Summit’, which garnered the presence of esteemed industry leaders and lead discussions on the potential of IoT in re-shaping our interactions with the real and virtual worlds and subsequently, integrating them.

DCB Innovation Carnival and Start-up Awards – organized by DCB Bank, was an initiative to promote the development of financial technologies for the banking and financial sector along with its customers, for innovations in lending, risk management, trading, investing, big-data, retail banking and digital payments.

On the second day, Indian Express Group organized ‘Smart Technology Summit’ that brought together the thought leaders in the country sharing their journey of digital transformation, and their lessons from successful e-governance project. The group also organized ‘Digital Leader Awards for Excellence’, recognizing and felicitating the best projects implemented by Govt. and PSUs.

Buyer Seller forum – The cornerstone of networking, the forum generated massive interest and participation. Top decision makers conducted over 300 face-to-face meetings with exhibitors and were able to align their requirements with the expected technological implementation, thus planning their long-term business objectives.

The 21st edition of SmartCards Expo will take place from September 25 to 27, 2019 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. The trade fairs will be co-located with ‘electronica India’ and ‘productronica India’, which are India’s leading trade fairs for electronic components and production technologies.

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About Messe Muenchen India
As part of its international strategy, Messe München has been expanding its portfolio and offers a worldwide network. In India, Messe München founded its wholly owned subsidiary with a registered office in Mumbai in September 2007. Messe Muenchen India is one of the leading organizers of trade fairs in India with a vast portfolio of B2B events such as analytica Anacon India, bauma CONEXPO India, drink technology India, electronica India, IFAT India, Intersolar India, India Lab Expo, Indian Ceramics, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, productronica India and recently acquired Smart Cards Expo. The local trade fairs provide Messe München and its international exhibitors with access to high-potential markets.

Messe Muenchen India works closely with industry stakeholders to deliver well researched and professional trade fairs keeping in mind the priorities of the customers. With its main office in Mumbai and regional representations in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, Messe Muenchen India brings professionals from across sectors together for business, as well as for learning and networking opportunities.

Messe München
Messe München is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than 50 of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies. Every year, a total of over 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungs center München as well as abroad. Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America as well as around 70 representations abroad for over 100 countries, Messe München has a global presence.