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Supporting Associations

SDW acknowledges the support of the following Partner Associations and Organizations.

Authentication Solution Providers' Association (ASPA) •   
EEMA • European Association for BiometricsEurosmart
GlobalPlatform • International Biometrics + Identity Association
International Hologram Manufacturers Association
Product and Image Security Foundation
Secure Identity Alliance • SIM AllianceSmartex • TeleTrusT

If you are interested in becoming a Supporting Assoication, please contact: Pam Chattin: Email: p.chattin@sciencemediapartners.com

Authentication Solution Providers' Association


The Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) is a self-regulated, non-profit organization of authentication solution providers. Founded in 1998 as Hologram Manufacturers Association of India (HoMAI), it has now been re-launched in 2014 as ASPA to more accurately represent the transformation of products and services offered by its existing member companies. The broader scope of ASPA also covers a wide array of other technologies that have evolved over the years. As the world’s first and only industry body of its kind, ASPA aims to comprehensively covers the interests of the entire authentication solutions industry worldwide, including, but not limited to, holograms, optically variable devices (OVD’s), taggants, security inks and substrates, watermarks, nanotechnologies, RFIDs, barcode / QR code-based digital tracking and verification solutions, security and tamper-evident labels and any other brand protection and authentication solutions. ASPA works closely with global authorities such as International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) and Counterfeit Intelligence Bureau (CIB). ASPA members protect over 10,000 brands worldwide through the identification of genuine products and documents.

Find out more at: www.aspaglobal.com



Established in 1987, EEMA is an independent, non-profit European business community engaged in understanding digital risk by developing relationships through discussion and debate on cutting edge issues. EEMA organizes frequent networking opportunities throughout Europe, providing forums for members and non-members to share and leverage best practices. As well as contributing to key EC identity and security projects, EEMA provides opportunities to share and discover the latest legislation and technology trends and their implications through listening to and meeting digital enterprise professionals and experts, senior EC and other government officials, in a vibrant networking environment. EEMA members may also benefit from collaborating, sponsoring and participating in activities and projects as well as influencing business relationships. EEMA also offers accreditations and maintains personal and company certifications. 

Find out more at: www.eema.org

European Association for Biometrics


The EAB is a non-profit organization seeking to advance the proper and beneficial use of biometrics in Europe, taking into account the interests of European citizens, industries, academia and governments.

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is the primary European multi stakeholder platform for biometrics.

The EAB targets its activities at the following areas of interest:

  • Communication and community building;
  • Training and education;
  • Research and programme development

The EAB engages stakeholders from all European countries including the European Commission and the European Parliament, by establishing a pan-European network of national contacts points and platforms and by providing a program that appeals to common needs.

The EAB is committed to contribute to the development of technologies and services that ensure safety, security, interoperability and the protection of human rights, including the right to privacy.

Find out more at: www.eab.org



EUROSMART is an international non-profit association located in Brussels. It represents companies, payment systems, laboratories, associations and independent experts of the Smart Security Industry. The association monitors smart security market trends and publishes twice a year volume market forecasts by segment, being the worldwide reference and acknowledged as representing “the Voice of the Smart Security Industry”.

Eurosmart members are companies (Austria Card, EM Electronic Marin, FNMT-RCM, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Infineon Technologies, Inside Secure, LFoundry, Morpho, NedCard, NXP Semiconductors, Oberthur Technologies, Prooftag, Renesas Electronics, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba), payment systems (GIE Cartes Bancaires, Mastercard), laboratories (CEALETI), research organisations (Fraunhofer AISEC), associations (Smart Payment Association, Mobismart, Danish Biometrics) and independent experts (Michel Koenig, Jonas Andersson).

Find out more at: www.eurosmart.com



GlobalPlatform defines and develops specifications to facilitate the secure deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its standardized infrastructure empowers service providers to develop services once and deploy across different markets, devices and channels. GlobalPlatform’s security and privacy parameters enable dynamic combinations of secure and non-secure services from multiple providers on the same device, providing a foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships.

GlobalPlatform is the international industry standard for trusted end-to-end secure deployment and management solutions. The technology’s widespread global adoption across finance, mobile/telecom, government, premium content, automotive, healthcare, retail and transit sectors delivers cost and time-to-market efficiencies to all. GlobalPlatform supports the long-term interoperability and scalability of application deployment and management through its secure chip technology open compliance program.

As a non-profit, member-driven association, GlobalPlatform has cross-market representation from all continents.  130+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces. 

Find out more at: www.globalplatform.org

International Biometrics + Identity Association


IBIA is a non-profit trade group based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to advocate and promote the responsible use of technologies for managing human identity in the commercial and consumer markets as well as by governments. Its membership represents all biometric technologies and is comprised of global leaders in the identification technology sector with projects around the world.

The association fulfills its mission through advocacy in the U.S. in Congress, the administration and agencies, and in the States; and education and outreach to reach a global audience to enhance understanding of the positive benefits of biometrics and to debunk misconceptions about identification technologies.

Find out more at www.ibia.org

International Hologram Manufacturers Association


The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) is made up of 95 of the world's leading hologram companies. IHMA members are the leading producers and converters of holograms for banknote security, anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, packaging, graphics and other commercial applications around the world. IHMA member companies actively cooperate to maintain the highest professional, security and quality standards.

Find out more at: www.ihma.org

Product and Image Security Foundation


The Product & Image Security Foundation is a non-profit making trade association which was originally formed under the name of Label & Tag Security International (LTSI) in the early 1990's.

Today it operates with more than 100 members in 27 countries and is the only international forum for manufacturers, suppliers and users of labels, tags, packaging, identification systems, materials and systems for any form of product security, brand image protection or product traceability applications and technology.

Find out more at: www.productandimagesecurity.org

Secure Identity Alliance


The Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting sustainable worldwide economic growth and prosperity through the development of trusted digital identities and the widespread adoption of secure eServices.

The Alliance offers leadership and advisory services to governments and other public bodies; supporting the implementation of digital ID projects to accelerate the wide range of economic, public health, electoral and sustainability opportunities offered by the shift to digital service provision.

The Alliance brings together public, private and non-government organizations to foster international collaboration on Digital ID challenges and the issues of data security, citizen privacy, identity, authentication and more.

The Alliance plays a key role in sharing best practice and uncovering the new generation of eIdentity and eDocument technologies crucial to building the trusted framework on which to drive eGovernment, and global economic growth, forward. 

Find out more at www.secureidentityalliance.org

SIM Alliance


SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services. The organisation promotes the essential role of a dedicated tamper resistant hardware module in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to the implementation of hardware security, the SIMalliance aims to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.

SIMalliance members represent 90% of the global SIM card market. As such, the SIMalliance’s membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (UICC/SIM/USIM).

SIMalliance members are Card Centric Solutions, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.

SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda. 

Find out more at: www.simalliance.org



Since its establishment in 1992 to understand and promote a rapidly emerging smart card industry, Smartex has developed the foremost group of forums in that market. Today, it operates an international network of professional, membership-based associations concerned with smart cards, biometrics and RFID technologies. Global membership currently approaches 400 companies in the UK, Africa, Central Eastern Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Find out more at: www.smartex.com 



TeleTrusT is a widespread competence network for IT security comprising members from industry, administration, research as well as national and international partner organizations with similar objectives. With a broad range of members and partner organizations TeleTrusT embodies the largest competence network for IT security in Germany and Europe. TeleTrusT provides interdisciplinary fora for IT security experts and facilitates information exchange between vendors, users and authorities. TeleTrusT comments on technical, political and legal issues related to IT security and is organizer of events and conferences. TeleTrusT is a non-profit association, whose objective is to promote information security professionalism, raising awareness and best practices in all domains of information security. TeleTrusT is carrier of the "European Bridge CA" (EBCA; PKI network of trust), the quality seal "IT Security made in Germany" and runs the IT expert certification programs "TeleTrusT Information Security Professional" (T.I.S.P.) and "TeleTrusT Engineer for System Security" (T.E.S.S.). TeleTrusT is a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The association is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Find out more at www.teletrust.de



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