Biometrics 2011 and Planet Biometrics Form Alliance to Deliver Premier International Event on Biometric Technology

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Biometrics 2011 (http://www.biometrics2011.com/), the world's leading international biometrics conference and exhibition, today announces a strategic alliance with online information portal Planet Biometrics (http://www.planetbiometrics.com). The mutually-beneficial alliance brings together two of the industry's most respected information sources, both of whom share a vision of providing top quality, hard-to-source information for the biometrics industry and its end users.

Biometrics 2011 (http://www.biometrics2011.com/), the world's leading international biometrics conference and exhibition, today announces a strategic alliance with online information portal Planet Biometrics (http://www.planetbiometrics.com). The mutually-beneficial alliance brings together two of the industry's most respected information sources, both of whom share a vision of providing top quality, hard-to-source information for the biometrics industry and its end users.

Now in its 14th year, Biometrics 2011 continues to display exceptional growth with a 20% increase in conference delegate numbers in 2010. The show also attracts in the region of 50 exhibiting companies and more than 1000 visitors from around the world, making it the number one international business event for the biometrics sector. The event has a history of providing access to topical international speakers with a comprehensive programme reviewing the current state of play and outlining future trends in both the government and commercial sectors.

The programme has been directed by Mark Lockie, Managing Director of Science Media Partners Ltd, and founder of Planet Biometrics, for more than a decade, and this alliance cements a long-standing relationship between the two organisations.

Nigel Clear, Conference Director at Elsevier says: “We are extremely pleased to extend our existing relationship and to work together to further promote the annual Biometrics event as the leading networking and information source for professionals involved in biometric technology. The event continues to attract leading speakers and the major players in the field. Through this arrangement we will have, via Planet Biometrics, access to expert industry insight and increased exposure via the portal’s marketing opportunities. We are confident that this partnership will build on our existing success to create an even larger and more topical event.”

Mark Lockie agrees: “The combined global reach of the two brands will be mutually beneficial in many ways. It will provide enhanced visibility of both the event and the portal to a large, yet qualified audience. The link will also provide new enhanced networking opportunities between the industry and the users of the technology both before, during and after the event takes place. With input from our team of expert advisory panellists and editors, I am confident that 2011 will see our best programme yet and go even further towards meeting the needs of our delegates and exhibitors.”

Biometrics 2011 will take place 18-20 October 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK.

Full programme information is now available at http://www.biometrics2011.com/programme.htm

Notes to Editors

Biometrics 2011 (http://www.biometrics2011.com/), is organized by Elsevier/Biometric Technology Today in association with Planet Biometrics (http://www.planetbiometrics.com)

About Biometrics 2011

Now in its 14th year, Biometrics 2011 will provide a topical overview of all the issues to consider when installing and operating a biometric system in government or commercial applications. Presentations by leading experts will cover the policy, practice, technology and security issues of the following topics: Standards: Biometric trends, challenges and opportunities; Privacy protection and ethical challenges; Large-scale government programs; Public sector biometrics (schools, hospitals and beyond); Land, sea and air - intelligent use of biometrics; Getting consumer facing biometrics right; International co-operation and security initiatives; Biometric system security; Testing and technology; Biometrics in the fight against crime; Panel: Biometrics and identity as a software service (SaaS).

About Planet Biometrics

Planet Biometrics (http://www.planetbiometrics.com) is a free-to-access portal designed to shine a light on the biometric industry, promote the industry’s expertise, give critical analysis, uncover breaking news, and, most importantly, provide educational information and advice for end users. Content includes fully researched news and information by a team of expert industry editors and segmented into relevant technology / application /industry silos; case histories, white papers, analysis, a directory and more.

Photographs and logos available on request.

We are seeking additional media partners for the event: if interested please contact the Biometrics 2011 Press Office: Karen Purvis Tel: +44 (0) 1993 831859 Email: karen@bluezulumarketing.co.uk

Diary information for calendar pages:

Event:    
Biometrics 2011
14th Annual Conference and Exhibition on the Practical Applications of Biometrics

Dates:
Conference: 18-20 October 2011
Exhibition: 19-20 October 2011

Location:
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK

Website:
http://www.biometrics2011.com

Contact:

Amy Hill, Biometrics 2011 Conference Secretariat
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 843051
Email: a.hill(at)elsevier(dot)com

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