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ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2014, Wise Media's seventh annual EMEA Summit on the strategic role of identification, opened its doors on February 24-25 at the prestigious government venue, the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR).

The event was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheik Saif Bin Zahyed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE, and endorsed by the Emirates Identity Authority and the European Commission, with the ECSSR as supporting organization.

The Summit saw government delegations convene from around the world to discuss today's developments in ID and ICT-driven innovation in both the public and private sectors.

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Loud acclaim as Wise Media’s seventh Abu Dhabi Summit exceeds all expectations, endorsed by participation at the highest level

• Patronage and opening address from UAE Deputy Prime Minister
• Meeting of ministers and initiatives for special delegations
• Decision makers from 35 countries
• eGovernment trends illustrated by United Nations’ Inter-Regional Adviser
• Global security initiatives presented by Interpol’s Secretary General
• ICT-driven innovation discussed by the Minister of Communications, Egypt
• National ID’s importance emphasized by the Deputy Minister Home Affairs, Tanzania
• Urban Development illustrated by the Minister of Home Affairs of Kurdistan
• Postal sector trends presented by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunication, Somalia and President of Saudi Post

The ID WORLD community’s EMEA Summit brought together a world-class array of today’s public and private sector decision makers on February 24-25, to debate topical issues and projects in the field of identification. Wise Media’s seventh Abu Dhabi Summit, held under the patronage of the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and with the endorsement of the European Commission, examined the critical impact of investments made in ICT-based infrastructures and identity schemes in particular, as a key enabling element supporting today’s trusted interaction and delivery models.

Government ministers from 7 nations, top representatives of international non-government organizations and decision makers from the public and private sectors contributed to a rich agenda of proceedings and exclusive meetings. The Secretary General of Interpol, the Inter- Regional Adviser of the United Nations and the Director International Relations of the European Commission addressed the audience on the opening day of the event. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, His Highness Lieutenant General Sheik Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan offered the Summit's opening remarks, hosted ministerial meetings on February 23 and 24 and participated in policy makers meetings before visiting the exhibition on February 25.

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Ministers from seven nations to attend ID WORLD ABu Dhabi 2014

Government ministers from seven different countries, high profile representatives of the United Nations and the European Commission, the Secretary General of Interpol and decision makers from leading organizations from around the world will participate in Wise Media’s Sustainability Summit, featuring ID WORLD Abu Dhabi, Future Cities, Postal Innovation and the Global Migration Summit. The event will be held on February 24 & 25 hosted under the patronage of UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.H. Sheik Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and endorsed by the Emirates Identity Authority and the European Commission.



United Nations, European Commission and top government participation from across the EMEA region

Subtitle: Ministers from Kurdistan, Tanzania, Tunisia…Interpol Secretary General and prime decision makers from the region speak at Wise Media's seventh Summit in the UAE

A rich conference agenda featuring some of the most senior and influential decision makers engaged in developing and spearheading today's global ICT masterplans, has been published by Wise Media. Ministers, DGs, SGs and other leading lights from around the world will participate at ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2014, which reaffirms its exclusivity as the prime Summit where decisions are made at the highest levels, directly affecting the world of identity, global security and ICT driven innovation.
Top drawer participation from governments and international organizations sharing their insight include:
• Hon. Karim Sinjari, Minister of the Interior, Kurdistan
• Hon A.Silima Pereira, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Tanzania
• Hon. Mongi Marzoug, Minister of Information and Communication Technologies, Tunisia
• Dr. Ali Al Khouri, Director General - Emirates Identity Authority, UAE
• Dr. Ahmet Sarican, General Director of Civil Registration and Nationality - Ministry of the Interior, Turkey
• Richard Kerby, Inter-Regional Adviser - United Nations, USA
• Ronald Noble, Secretary General - Interpol
• Luigi Soreca, Director General Home Affairs - European Commission
• Dr. UnHo Choi, Senior ICT Security Officer - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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The 2014 Abu Dhabi program will feature an exclusive mix of presentations where existing and emerging identification technologies provide the background to broader discussions about our future security and logistics infrastructures.

Over 2 days the event will bring together a world-class array of today’s leaders and decision makers who drive change in both the public and the private sector. It engages government representatives, leaders of private organizations, experts in security, mobility and traceability. Key topics around which discussions will center, include "Secure ID in the Digital World", "Urban Security”, "National ID Schemes", "ICT driven Innovation", “Secure Documents”, “Secure Trade and Travel” as well as “Retail Innovation", "Biometrics" and "Oil & Gas and Asset Tracking".
> Three working groups focusing on critical solution areas: Citizen ID Forum, Transportation Security Forum, Asset Tracking Forum<br/>> Special initiatives addressing specific target audiences: HealthTech Innovation, Postal Innovation and Retail Innovation.

The unique combination of innovative projects and technologies, seminars, live workshops and networking initiatives over two days ensures that ID WORLD Abu Dhabi provides all the ingredients that bring delegates, exhibitors and visitors back, year after year.

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A new vision shines in Abu Dhabi as Wise Media’s sixth EMEA summit achieves its participation and thought leadership goals

• Patronage and opening address from UAE Deputy Prime Minister
• Meeting of ministers and initiatives for special delegations
• 525 delegates from 43 countries
• eGovernment trends illustrated by United Nations’ Inter-Regional Adviser
• Security technologies presented by FBI’s Executive Assistant Director
• Smart urban development discussed by Protection Secretary of Mexico City
• Urban security remarks by the Lead, Global Network on Safer Cities of UN Habitat
• Future Cities EMEA conference launch endorsed by Abu Dhabi Police
• Postal Innovation track attended by largest delegation to date
• Vision shared by heads of public authorities and world-class luminaries
• Major ICT-driven innovation projects world-wide disclosed

Wise Media organized its sixth EMEA Summit on security, mobility and traceability on February 11-12, 2013, bringing together a world-class array of today’s leaders and decision makers driving change in both the public and the private sector.

The Summit, held under the patronage of the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and with the endorsement of the European Commission, examined the critical impact of investments in security, mobility and traceability systems and in identity schemes in particular.

It focused on the overarching objectives of stability, infrastructure development and the strengthening of rule of law and human rights, while looking at new avenues of economic development. These included technology-supported opportunities for increased automation, transparency, accountability and security of transactions. The Summit focused on the multiple drivers of innovation and on how sustainable growth is increasingly pursued through the modernization of ICT infrastructures and identification schemes in particular.

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Top level vision and front end developments presented at ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2012.
Fifth EMEA summit beats all previous records

• Patronage and opening address from UAE Deputy Prime Minister
• Meeting of ministers on the opening day
• Global security measures illustrated by Secretary General of Interpol
• Vision shared by Heads of public authorities and world-class luminaries
• Major projects of ICT-driven innovation world-wide disclosed
• 517 delegates from 37 countries – an all time record attendance

An all-time record attendance of more than 500 participants and a distinguished line up of top drawer speakers at the fifth annual EMEA summit on security, mobility and traceability, stamped the seal of success on ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2012, which opened its doors in the UAE on March 18, under the patronage of UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.H. Sheik Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The event was hosted by the UAE government in its most prestigious location dedicated to the monitoring of facts happening inside and outside the country, feeding information and critical alerts to all ministries: the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research.

Endorsed by the European Commission and the Emirates Identity Authority, ID WORLD Abu Dhabi presented its unique formula of high-profile visionary statements and technology updates challenged in a public debate, offering an exclusive mix of presentations where existing and emerging identification programs provided the background to broader discussions about the world’s future infrastructures for citizen-centric services, as well as secure transactions, mobility and supply chains.

Over two days, the event gave stakeholders across the entire ICT value chain a deeper insight into different strategic, technical and operational issues surrounding automatic identification adoption and implementation.

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Meeting of Ministers on the opening day




ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2011: Meeting of Ministers crowns top level networking event for public and private sectors

• Personal addresses from UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Pakistan Minister of the Interior
• World-class representatives meet industry luminaries on major projects of ICT-driven innovation in key sectors at 4th EMEA Summit in UAE
• World Bank VP Integrity and Interpol Secretary General champion summit's objectives
• 479 delegates from 38 countries - record attendance to date

Wise Media’s fourth annual EMEA summit on security, mobility and traceability, ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2011, opened its doors in the UAE on April 3, under the patronage of UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.H. Sheik Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and endorsed by the European Commission, the Emirates Identity Authority and Abu Dhabi Police.

ID WORLD Abu Dhabi was opened by an address from H.H. Sheik Saif, the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, followed by an address from the Honorable Rehman Malik, Minister of Interior Pakistan, who actively contributed to the conference on April 4, when a protocol meeting among the ministers was organized on the occasion of the event.

Over the two days from April 3 & 4, top-drawer protagonists inspired a vibrant elite of decision makers. Among senior international figures who participated actively in the event were: Leonard McCarthy, the Vice-president Integrity World Bank, H.E. Ronald K. Noble Secretary General of Interpol, Luigi Soreca, Head of the Directorate for International Affairs at the European Commission and many other high-ranking government figures, as well as end user presidents and CEOs and industry leaders who lead the innovation debate. Some of the most senior and influential decision makers in the world of identity, global security and ICT driven innovation participated at ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2011, which reaffirmed its exclusivity as the only EMEA summit where decisions are made at the highest levels, directly affecting the wider world of security, mobility and traceability.

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Meeting of Ministers at ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2011: UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, His Highness Sheik Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Honorable Rehman Malik, Minister of Interior Pakistan in key talks along with other senior dignitaries and diplomats




Top-drawer protagonists inspired a vibrant elite
of decision makers

- Pakistan's Federal Minister for the Interior, The Honorable Rehman Malik, guest of honor on opening day
- Secretary General of Interpol participated on both days
- High-ranking government figures met on global migration
- End user presidents and CEOs lead the innovation debate
- Industry leaders drive the change

Some of the most senior and influential decision makers in the world of identity, global security and ICT driven innovation participated at ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2011, which reaffirmed its exclusivity as the only EMEA summit where decisions are made at the highest levels, directly affecting the wider world of security, mobility and traceability. An address from H.H. Sheik Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Pakistan's Federal Minister for the Interior, The Honorable Rehman Malik opened the conference on April 3.

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Celebrating a Decade, Connecting Continents

Abu Dhabi - Rio de Janeiro - Milan: our 2011 roadmap



Sophie B. de la Giroday
President - Wise Media SpA

The ID WORLD Events team is delighted to invite you to the three key appointments of 2011, where we will further develop our investigation on identification, security, mobility and traceability in the context of the different vertical segments in which ICT driven innovation expresses its revolutionary impact. Join us at the fourth annual EMEA summit in Abu Dhabi on April 3-4, at the inaugural Americas summit in Rio de Janeiro on June 21 and 22 and at the celebratory 10th edition of the ID WORLD International Congress in Milan on November 2-4, 2011!

ID WORLD Abu Dhabi

ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro

ID WORLD Milan



ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2010: outstanding success of leading regional EMEA summit in auto-ID, security and mobility



H.H. Sheik Saif Bin Zahyed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE

Wise Media’s annual EMEA summit on automatic identification and wireless technologies, ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2010, opened its doors in the UAE on May 3 and 4, under the patronage of H.H. Sheik Saif Bin Zahyed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the United Arab Emirates, endorsed by the European Commission, Emirates Identity Authority, and Abu Dhabi Police.

ID WORLD Abu Dhabi brought together government representatives, law enforcement and border control authorities, cargo and passenger carriers, hubs and transportation authorities, logistics and postal services operators, auto id vendors and security providers, to discuss strategies in enhancing the reliability of our security and ICT infrastructures as well as plans in adopting smart technologies to achieve security and mobility.

High ranking and influential speakers from around the region included Dr Ali Al Khouri, Acting General Director of the Emirates Identity Authority, the Hon. Suvi Lindén, Finnish Minister of Communications, Dr Mohammad Benten, President and CEO of Saudi Post and Prince Uche Secondus, Board Chairman of the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). In addition, ID WORLD Abu Dhabi conference welcomed high profile delegations from the EU, America, France, Finland, Germany, India, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Tunisia, the Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates, to mention only some.

In total, more than 400 leaders and technology experts gathered to discuss tested strategies, best practices and innovations in elevating the automatic identification industry in the Middle East to a whole new paradigm. Over the two days, the event gave stakeholders across the entire ICT value chain a deeper insight into different strategic, technical and operational issues surrounding automatic identification adoption and implementation. Discussion over the two days ranged from government driven ID schemes, securing trade and travel and the provision of citizen centric services to the world of contactless technologies for transport and new innovations in asset tracking. Special focus was given to the growth of autoID and wireless solutions in both the postal and healthcare market sectors.

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