INSIDE Contactless Takes High-Profile Role at CTST 2008

INSIDE Contactless Takes High-Profile Role at CTST 2008

Sponsorship, Trip Giveaway and Presentations Highlight Participation at Major Advanced Payment, Access Control, and Identification Event

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, May 5, 2008–Reflecting its dominance in the industry, INSIDE Contactless, a leading provider of advanced, open-standard contactless chip technologies, today revealed details of its high-profile participation in the upcoming CTST Americas 2008 Conference & Exhibition taking place May 12-15 in Orlando, Florida. In addition to showcasing its MicroPass® intelligent contactless payment platform products at the event, INSIDE Contactless is sponsoring a drawing for a trip to France, and executives from INSIDE Contactless are participating in a number of workshops, roundtables, and conference tracks.

Grand Prize Trip to France

Registered attendees will have the chance to win a one-week trip to France while learning about MicroPass features which flexibly support value-added application convergence with contactless payments. Sponsored by INSIDE Contactless, this prize includes a trip to Paris and a one-day excursion through the vineyards of France’s Champagne region.

After receiving a special contactless “Champagne Card” from an INSIDE Contactless representative in the exhibit hall or at the exhibit booth, conference attendees can take this card to the INSIDE Contactless booth #708 to see a demonstration and be entered into the drawing, which will be held on May 15 at noon in the INSIDE booth.

The Grand Prize is a 6-night/5-day trip for two to France, including roundtrip airfare, accommodations, transfers and a one-day tour of Champagne. Restrictions apply, so see promotion details on the INSIDE booth.

Conference Activities

INSIDE Contactless executives are participating in a number of speaking engagements at the conference, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to hear about the latest developments in a broad array of technology, applications, and case studies across vertical markets in payments and applications, and mobile and NFC. Speaking will be: Rémy de Tonnac, CEO; Charles Walton, EVP Payments; Brent Bowen, VP Sales and Business Development; and Didier Serra, EVP and General Manager, U.S.

Monday, May 12, 2008

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Charles Walton, speaker, Smart Card Alliance: Smart Card Technology and Payments Applications Workshop–Smart Cards and Payment Cards.

1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Brent Bowen, speaker, Smart Card Alliance: Smart Card Technology and Payments Applications Workshop–Smart Card Implementation.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.

Rémy de Tonnac, speaker, Executive Roundtable: The Future of Smart Cards & Digital Security–Card industry executives address meeting the needs of the market adopters (financial, government, transportation, mobile).

10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Charles Walton, chair, Payments & Applications–Track keynote to address key market drivers and inhibitors and global payment trends.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

10:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Charles Walton, moderator, Payment Cards Issuer Roundtable–Issuers will cover a range of crucial subjects, including contactless payments, mobile payments, online payments, payment fraud and security, risk management and mitigation.

1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Didier Serra, speaker, NFC & Applications–Topics include: NFC industry experts cover issues in mobile payments, NFC applications beyond payments, lessons learned from NFC pilots, NFC applications in transit.

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Charles Walton, speaker, Innovation Pavilion Tech Talk–Catch the Next Wave: Where Contactless Payment is Headed: Examines how transit, loyalty, co-branding and student access control applications are converging with payment to deliver the next wave of contactless opportunities for issuers, merchants, and co-brand partners.

5:00 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.

Charles Walton, moderator, Birds-of-a-Feather Discussion Group: Contactless Payments Adoption–An open meeting organized by the SCA contactless payments council.

CTST Americas 2008 Conference & Exhibition (formerly CardTech SecurTech) is the largest event in the Americas dedicated to advanced payment, access control, and identification technology, attracting over 2500 attendees annually. The conference offers technology and case studies from applications involving payments, identification, mobile and NFC, and security, including diverse vertical markets such as healthcare, transit, government, retail, mobile commerce and others.

About INSIDE Contactless

As the only fabless semiconductor company focused exclusively on contactless chip platforms, INSIDE Contactless is a market leader in Near Field Communication (NFC), contactless payments and access control. Innovation in contactless technology has led to more than 55 patents granted to INSIDE, including several essential NFC technology patents. INSIDE is the number-one market share provider of contactless bank card applications in the world, with more than 35 million MicroPass intelligent payment platforms delivered from launch in 2005 through 2007. These MicroPass platforms power cards from more than 30 leading bank card issuers. More than 25 key partners around the world, including major card manufacturers and handset providers, have successfully delivered “powered by INSIDE” contactless products such as payment and access cards, point-of-sale terminals, NFC-enabled mobile handsets and other products. INSIDE Contactless is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Warsaw, San Francisco, Seoul, and Boston. For more information, please visit

Contact INSIDE Contactless

Géraldine Saunière-Miallet
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