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The first seminar on Biometric EMV Payment Cards will be held at the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay on 18 July. The seminar is part of the Powered & Next-Generation Cards conference and exhibition on 17-18 July 2018

Biometric Smart Cards 101
On day 2 of the conference, the Biometric Payment Card Seminar will begin with Biometric Smart Cards 101 - a tutorial covering everything that issuers need to know to begin issuing biometric cards. The tutorial covers how different biometric cards operate, guidelines on how to select biometric card solutions and details of supply chain issues, biometric card production and personalization. Examples from recent pilots and rollouts will also be provided.

Tutorial on Biometric Smart Cards

Antonio D’Albore
Biometric Smart Card Consultant
The tutorial will be presented by Antonio D’Albore, an independent biometric smart card consultant and the founder and editor of Embedded Security News. Antonio is a smart card specialist with more than 20 years of experience in smart cards development, manufacturing, personalization, integration and business development across payment, identification, transit and access control industries. He is the author of "The Rise of Biometric Cards", the first and only independent research on smart cards with embedded fingerprint sensors. Until recently, Antonio led business development at Zwipe, one of the pioneers of biometric smart payment cards. (Zwipe, together with Gemalto, implemented the first roll-out of biometric smart payment cards in Europe at Bank of Cyprus).

The tutorial on biometric smart cards will cover everything that managers at card issuers need to consider when developing biometric smart payment card products for their cardholders, including:
  • Categories of biometric cards
  • Technology considerations
  • Evaluating suppliers
  • Registering customers
  • Business outlook




Exhibition Space Limited - Contact us Now!
The Powered & Next-Generation Cards conference and exhibition is the only industry event focused on the future of the payment and identity card business. The 2-day conference will cover:
  • Industry Session - Manufacturing Next-Generation Cards (Day 1)
  • Issuer Session - Seminar on Biometric Payment Cards (Day 2)
  • Exhibition - Latest Card Production Technologies and Solutions


The conference and the exhibition offer excellent opportunities for leading next-generation card solutions providers to engage with card issuers, scheme operators, integrators and partners in the supply chain.

To learn how to participate in Powered and Next-Generation Cards 2018 please contact Veronica Ribeiro, Director of APSCA Asia Pacific at vribeiro@apsca.org or at +86 15216763438.

Click to Join the Next-Generation Cards Linkedin Group
A group of payments/identity professionals with a specific focus on Next-Generation Card solutions such as those with biometric sensors, displays, on-card controls and connectivity for local (e.g. to smartphone) or remote (over mobile networks) communications. If you are with a payment card issuer or scheme, in a government ID agency, working for a transport authority or retailer, or with a fintech that wants to learn more about how cards fit with the digital future of payments and identity then join this group to meet domain experts from the world of next generation powered card solutions.


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