Biometrics Institute and Elsevier announce an exciting strategic partnership to shape the future of identity on an international stage at Biometrics 2014: The future of identity starts here !
London, UK, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 - The Biometrics Institute, the independent and international impartial body for the biometrics sector today announced the official strategic partnership with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, for the delivery of the Biometrics 2014 Conference & Exhibition to be held on the 21-23 October 2014 in London.
The international Biometrics Institute is known for its expertise and long track-record in bringing together the industry as a whole including end users, suppliers and academics. It has been proactively working with the industry as a truly independent body since 2001. Elsevier has been successfully running the Biometrics Conference & Exhibition in London since 2001 attracting an audience from around the world. By bringing together the strength of these two international brands, this exclusive strategic alliance will provide the industry with an event that will deliver excellent content, speakers and delegates on a large international stage.
Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute stated, "The Biometrics Institute is always looking at ways to work with our currently 146 members to help shape the future of the biometrics industry. Partnering with Elsevier and the well-recognised Biometrics show will allow the Institute to promote the responsible use of biometrics on an even larger stage, giving members more visibility, increased access to information and people.
"We are also making the event more accessible and affordable to our members. Our aim with this event is to bring together not only the government agencies but also the vertical markets of aviation, healthcare, retail, and banking to this event to assist us with our mission of promoting the responsible use of biometrics", said Ms Moeller.
Nigel Clear, Commercial Director Conferences, Innovation & Publishing Development, STM Journals at Elsevier added, "This union brings together two of the most experienced information providers for the biometrics industry. Joining efforts with the Biometrics Institute will deliver new synergies, open new avenues to access networks and offer high-level content and speakers for the event whilst also bringing new life and vigour to the exhibition."
Please mark the 21-23 October 2014 in your calendar for Biometrics 2014 (www.biometrics2014.com/): The future of identity starts here!
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About the Biometrics Institute
The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties established in 2001 to promote the responsible use of biometrics. It provides its members, key stakeholders and the public with services providing best-practice information about biometrics such as the Biometrics Privacy Guidelines and the Biometrics Institute Vulnerability Assessment Expert Group (BVAEG). It offers a variety of events to enable the sharing of expertise and knowledge about biometrics in a trusted environment. These events include the Asia-Pacific Conference, the Showcase Australia and Showcase Europe as well as regular member networking meetings and training courses in Sydney, Canberra, Wellington, London, Brussels, Singapore and Washington. It conducts the annual Biometrics Institute Industry Survey every June.
It has a team of 6 staff across its offices in London, UK and Sydney, Australia and is supported by a Board of Directors and several expert and sector sub-groups.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges.
About Biometrics 2014: The future of identity starts here!
Biometrics 2014: The future of identity starts here! (www.biometrics2014.com) is the largest European event bringing together end users, suppliers, integrators and academics to shape and debate the future of identity in practical, stimulating and interactive sessions. In addition to a comprehensive 3-day conference, an exhibition area features more than 40 leading suppliers and developers of biometric, smart card and identity management solutions.
The conference is held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, from Tuesday 21 October to Thursday 23 October 2014. The exhibition, which is free to enter, will run on Wednesday 22 October and Thursday 23 October 2014.