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GlobalPlatform to Host Training Sessions in Hong Kong

05 February 2014 – GlobalPlatform, the association which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has launched its first training sessions of 2014, due to take place at the Eaton Hotel, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong from 3-5 March. The technical two-day card specification training and one-day contactless training are designed to improve industry knowledge of GlobalPlatform Card Specifications, their capabilities and functions.

Delegates attending the two-day technical card specification training, scheduled for 3-4 March will receive an explanation of GlobalPlatform’s core offering, including details on secure channels, security domains and application programming interfaces. The industry body’s one-day session on 5 March, titled GlobalPlatform for Contactless, focuses on the role of GlobalPlatform Specifications in relation to contactless-enabled services on mobile platforms. This workshop is an extension of the introductory card specification training program, and it is highly recommended that students interested in attending the contactless session first register to join the card specification event.

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: “In response to market demand from Asian technology and application providers, and following continued membership growth in the region, GlobalPlatform took the decision to bring its training to Hong Kong. The card specification session will shed light on GlobalPlatform definitions and provide delegates with further information on our role and responsibilities, explaining how GlobalPlatform technology can support recognized business models. The mobile-focused session addresses the needs of the stakeholders engaged in the deployment of contactless-enabled services on mobile platforms that are increasingly adopting GlobalPlatform Specifications. Key topics that will be covered include how GlobalPlatform technology supports the mobile wallet, trusted service manager messaging and secure element management.”

GlobalPlatform’s Card Specification Training session is open to both 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 and organizations sending three or more students will receive a discount of US $350 per student.

The GlobalPlatform for Contactless Training session is also open to both GlobalPlatform members and non-members at a fee of US $995 and US $1,295 respectively. Organizations sending two students will receive a discount of US $100 per student. Organizations sending three of more students will receive a discount of US $200 per student.
To ensure a good interaction between the instructor and student, places are limited, therefore interested parties are advised to register promptly at

GlobalPlatform training sessions are also taking place in London, San Francisco, Beijing, Paris and Atlanta. For further information please 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 120+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.

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