When it comes to the rapidly developing region of Africa and the Middle East, there has not up to now been a high security printing conference dedicated to this region.
This is however set to change, as Reconnaissance International has extended its annual Asian High Security Printing Conference to include this region, under the new name of Asian, Middle East and African High Security Printing Conference.
The strong historic, cultural and business ties that unite Asia, Middle East and Africa form the rationale behind the decision to combine them in one event. What’s more, the venue chosen for the 2012 conference – Dubai represents one of the major crossroads of this dynamic part of the world.
The conference takes place from 24 to 26 September 2012, at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City. It will be attended by around 250 delegates from the high security document world – both from within the region and around the globe – including government departments, central banks, state and commercial security printers and paper mills, security feature suppliers and systems integrators. The event therefore provides an excellent opportunity for senior-level decision makers to meet in one location and will be of interest to those companies already working in, or looking to expand into, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The conference programme comprises speakers who are experts in the field of banknotes, excise stamps, ID cards, e-passports, visas, and vehicle documents and licenses – in their respective roles of issuers, printers and suppliers. The welcome address will be given by H.E. Dr Eng Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Director General of the Emirates Identity Authority. The programme is divided into sessions covering, among others, the regional high security document landscape, travel and ID documents, currency developments, and R&D and innovation. To give a flavour of the kind of presentations to expect, the programme includes presentation covering new Emirates ID card; worldwide trends in ID documents.