Partner Events

Upcoming partner events:

Biometric Institute

Name: Biometrics Institute London Member Meeting

Date: 23rd February

Location: IBM Client Centre, London

Confirmed speakers and discussion topics:

  • Smart ID – the new normal? What does this mean? We look at the barriers, limits and enablers with specific use cases – Serge Hanssens, Director, PwC Luxembourg
  • The challenges of balancing security and convenience with biometrics. Customers expect biometrics to be secure by definition. How do businesses best achieve this balance and vary approaches by use case? Grant Crow, CEO and Khalil Dimachkie, CTO, SmilePass
  • Voice and face implementations and requirements. Alexey Markachev, Head of Biometrics Division, Speechpro
  • Updates on TIEG Implementation Guide and UN CTED Project. Members will have a chance to provide feedback on both projects. Frank Smith and Roger Baldwin, Biometrics Institute

Registration: Biometrics Institute members attend free.  If you are interested in membership, please visit our website or email michelle@biometricsinstitute.orgRegistration is essential in order to gain access to the venue. Please email  to reserve your spot. Register now.

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Name: ID4Africa – The 4th Annual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement

Date: 24 – 26 April 2018

Location: The Abuja International Convention Centre, Abuja, Nigeria

Following 3 highly successful meetings held in Tanzania, Rwanda and Namibia, The ID4Africa Movement returns in 2018 to present another exciting event that promises to be impactful and marked by strong thought leadership presence. ID4Africa 2018 will be hosted in Abuja, Nigeria by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on 24-26 April 2018. The theme of the conference will be “Harmonization of Identity Schemes”.

The annual meeting focuses on digital identity and its application for driving socio-economic development in Africa. It provides a unique opportunity for African nations to compare experiences, share knowledge and pool resources to build capacity related to developing identity systems. Follow the Movement at, or on Twitter @ID4Africa.


Name: connect:ID – An exploration of physical and digital identity in the 21st century

Date: April 30 – May 2, 2018

Location: WEWCC, Washington, DC

connect:ID is an innovative international conference and a free global exhibition focused on all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds.

connect:ID Conference – April 30 – May 2, 2018
Hear from some of the key players in the identity technology marketplace from thought leaders to end users with three days of cutting-edge revelations, future insights, case histories and panel discussions.

connect:ID Exhibition – May 1-2, 2018
Explore the latest developments and releases in identity technology solutions with 100+ exhibitors all under one roof. Entrance to the exhibition is free. For information about exhibiting please contact

The event is brought to you by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) and unites solutions adopters and stakeholders from around the world to explore the development and fusion of multiple advanced identity technologies – including biometrics, secure credentials and mobile identity systems

Security Document World 2018

Name: SDW 2018

Date: 25 – 27 June, 2018

Location: QEII Centre, London, UK

SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition event providing a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations.

In-depth SDW Conference – 25-27 June 2018

Recognised worldwide as the pre-eminent conference for professionals involved in secure ID credentials and government-identity solutions, the three-day SDW conference brings you innovations, insight, analysis and debate direct from 75+ industry experts. The SDW conference programme covers key issues, including identity fraud, document design, travel documents, smart borders, eID, biometrics, digital and mobile ID, smart citizens and the future of identity innovations.

Free SDW Exhibition – 26-27 June 2018

The SDW Exhibition is a global showcase for the latest secure document and identity innovations and features more than 140 leading exhibitors. Visitor entry is free and includes access to our series of seminars in the Knowledge Theatre.





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