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GlobalPlatform Brings Card Training Session to Hong Kong

23 February 2011 – GlobalPlatform's latest card training session has been announced and will take place in Hong Kong on 28 and 29 of March 2011. The one and a half day training program is designed to improve industry knowledge of GlobalPlatform Card Specifications, their capabilities and functions. The session will also highlight the importance and benefits of implementing standardized and interoperable card technology.

Since beginning the card training sessions two years ago, GlobalPlatform has witnessed increased industry demand to attend the events, with the last session in Paris, December 2010 exceeding capacity and requiring GlobalPlatform to create a waiting list of delegates for future European events.

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: "GlobalPlatform has invested much time and resource into devising, developing and maintaining high level educational programs for both GlobalPlatform members and non-members alike. The positive feedback received from students, highlights the quality and importance of these sessions, which we believe will better equip the industry to advance and implement globally recognized standards into their technology offerings. This will enable us to build a trusted, sustainable and scalable end-to-end solution which services multiple actors and supports several business models."

The Hong Kong session will provide students with further information on GlobalPlatform's role and responsibilities. It offers a detailed explanation of GlobalPlatform Card Specifications, along with an in depth view of Card Specification v2.2 and its most recent amendments, which support Confidential Card Content Management, Contactless Services and Secure Channel Protocols for Advanced Encryption Standards. Other topics to be covered include an overview of GlobalPlatform's compliance program and security certification initiative.

The sessions are open to GlobalPlatform members and non-members at a fee of US $1,595 and US $2,195 respectively. Organizations sending two students will receive a discount of US $200 per student. Organizations sending three or more will receive a discount of US $350 per student. To ensure good interaction between the instructor and students, there are a limited number of seats, so interested parties are advised to register promptly.

For more information, including details on discounts, and/or to register attendance, visit


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About GlobalPlatform
GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, not-for-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology.  Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.

The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships.  The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors.   GlobalPlatform also supports an open compliance program ecosystem to ensure the long-term interoperability of secure chip technology.

As a member-driven association with cross-market representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform membership is open to any organization operating within this landscape.  Its 60+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.

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