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GlobalPlatform Publishes Annual Training Calendar

24 January 2013 – In response to growing demand from the industry for its specialist training sessions, GlobalPlatform has today announced the launch of its global annual training calendar. The schedule provides interested delegates with the information needed to identify which training session will be at a location and time convenient to them in 2013.

GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, hosts regular two-day GlobalPlatform Card Specification Training and one-day GlobalPlatform Contactless Training events for both members and non-members globally. As markets converge to deliver innovative chip-based solutions, for example mobile services or identity credentials, there is an increasing need to use an agreed and established infrastructure. This has resulted in GlobalPlatform’s Specifications becoming increasingly relevant in today’s marketplace, which in turn has caused its training sessions to become extremely popular and over-subscribed.

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director at GlobalPlatform, comments: “GlobalPlatform has been running its open training on an ad-hoc basis for a number of years. During this time, we have seen a steady increase in registrations, which has resulted in us having to manage an ever-growing waiting list of eager delegates. By publishing an annual calendar that includes dates, locations and fees, we hope to arm interested stakeholders with the information they need to register well in advance for the session most convenient to them and better plan their training schedules, travel itineraries and budgets.”

GlobalPlatform’s Card Specification Training educates participants on the importance of the latest specifications and amendments, their capabilities and functionality. The Contactless Training focuses on the role of GlobalPlatform’s activity in relation to contactless-enabled services on mobile platforms, including topics such as how GlobalPlatform’s technology supports the mobile wallet, trusted service manager messaging and secure element management.

Further information on the specific dates, locations and fees for members and non-members is available from


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Sessions confirmed for 2013 include:

  • February 6 – 8; Melbourne, Australia
  • March 12 – 14; Paris, France
  • March 25 – 27; Hong Kong, China
  • April 17 – 19; San Francisco, USA
  • June 5 – 7; London, UK
  • September TBD; Beijing, China
  • October TBD:  San Jose, USA
  • November 13 – 15; Paris, France

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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 100+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.

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