Seminar Overview

GlobalPlatform is pleased to announce its return to Beijing, China for our 6th Annual Seminar.  Join us on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 as we explore "Security in our Connected World."

Last year’s event was our largest seminar to date, with over 200 delegates in attendance, from 85 companies representing 13 different countries.  These delegates included CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, engineers, application developers, product/project managers, business development and marketing executives, as well as government agencies overseeing policy and governance.  The seminar provided a platform for influential industry players to network and discuss the key trends impacting the secure digital service and device marketplace.

This year’s seminar will not only examine critical security technologies, such as the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Secure Element (SE), but will also delve into their associated business and technical use cases, to explore more deeply the need for security in our connected world.

Timely and relevant seminar topics to include a focus on the Internet-of-Things (consumer, industrial and enterprise), identification and authentication, payment and value-added services, premium content protection, device trust, and certification.  And, as always, delegates will be able to witness ‘real world’ solutions from our sponsoring/exhibiting member organizations.

We look forward to seeing you in Beijing for this exciting event!

Seminar Agenda

The GlobalPlatform Seminar Steering Committee is actively reviewing submissions from our "Call-for-Papers" process, to select the very best speakers and presentation topics of greatest interest to our registered delegates.

The agenda will consist of keynote presentations from industry leaders and visionaries, along with timely and relevant presentations and panel discussions, with ample time for registered delegates to engage these experts through moderated Q&A sessions.

The seminar agenda will include an examination of the key trends impacting “Security in our Connected World” as well as critical security technologies, such as the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Secure Element (SE), and their associated business and technical use cases.  The seminar will focus on the Internet-of-Things, identification, authentication, payment and value-added services, premium content protection, device trust, and certification.

GlobalPlatform will publish the complete agenda shortly but, in the interim, please make your plans to attend the seminar as we expect the ballroom at the Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel to be filled to capacity again this year.


Delegates attending ‘Security in our Connected World’ will learn from some of the industry’s foremost experts on securing digital services and devices. Our Seminar Steering Committee carefully selects speakers that will inform and educate, ensuring maximum value for your time with us. We organize the seminar agenda to give priority not only to the presentations themselves, but also to the Q&A sessions to follow. This structure allows delegates to ask questions directly to subject matter experts who understand the technology, use cases and best deployment practices.

Speakers you will hear from include:

As Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick is responsible for driving awareness and accelerating adoption of the GlobalPlatform Specifications within worldwide markets. Mr. Gillick coordinates and manages the organization’s strategic planning and oversees all marketing and business development initiatives within key vertical market sectors. He works closely with GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, all three of the organization’s technical committees – Secure Element (SE), Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Trusted Platform Services (TPS) – and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces. Mr. Gillick is directly responsible to the Board of Directors and the GlobalPlatform membership.

Prior to his appointment to a full-time role within GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick held various marketing and business development at a range of multi-national technology (or technology-based) corporations.

Mr. Gillick has served as GlobalPlatform’s full-time Executive Director since 2006.

Mr. Bernabeu is the Technical Advisor for the Standardization and Technology Department at Gemalto. In this role, he supports Gemalto’s marketing and product groups to deploy trusted and convenient digital services.

Mr. Bernabeu was elected as GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director in 2005. His main role is to drive forward the development of GlobalPlatform’s specifications to deploy secure services. Mr. Bernabeu also acts as GlobalPlatform’s central technical liaison point, coordinating the efforts of the organization’s three technical committees – Secure Element (SE), Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Trusted Platform Services (TPS) – and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces with external partners.

Mr. Colas is currently SVP Products at Trustonic. In this role, he is responsible for managing the overall portfolio of Trustonic products focused particularly around application protection. Mr. Colas has participated in the development of several software architectures including Visa Open Platform Terminal Framework which has since transferred to GlobalPlatform.

Mr. Colas has been involved with GlobalPlatform since its inception, and was elected to serve as the association’s Device (now TEE) Committee Chair in 2009. He has also served as a GlobalPlatform Board Director since 2015.


We wish to give special thanks to our seminar sponsors who have joined together to make your day with us possible. Many of these sponsors will have demonstration tables at the seminar to showcase real-world solutions throughout the day and during our evening cocktail reception. Past GlobalPlatform seminar delegates have stated that time with our sponsors was of significant value to them and an added bonus to what they learned in the seminar itself.

Huawei was founded in 1987 in China and has grown into a global provider of networking and telecommunication services and equipment with over 180,000 employees worldwide. The company is dedicated to establishing end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields and its products and solutions are now used in over 170 countries and regions across the world.

The company’s aim is to enrich life through communication by leveraging its experience and expertise in the ICT sector to bridge the digital divide and provide seamless access to broadband services, regardless of geographic location.

Shanghai Pingbo Information Technology Co. Ltd (TrustKernel) specializes in the core security of mobile platforms and is committed to providing industry-leading trusted execution environment (TEE) security solutions to smart device manufacturers and application developers. By adopting the most advanced mobile security technology, it creates a powerful protection mechanism across the hardware, operating system and application layer, thus forming a secure and integrated TEE solution that can be configured and adapted to meet our customers’ security needs.

Gemalto is the world leader in digital security serving blue-chip customers in over 180 countries. Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast-moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and Internet-of-Things and transport ticketing systems.

Infineon Technologies AG, headquartered in Neubiberg, Germany, focuses on what it sees as the three central challenges facing modern society: energy efficiency, mobility and security.

Based on its core competencies in the fields of security, contactless communication and integrated microcontroller solutions (embedded control), Infineon offers an extensive portfolio of semiconductor-based security products for many chip card and security applications. With this expertise, Infineon is helping to increase security in an increasingly connected world, for example for mobile payments, IT systems and secure electronic ID documents.

Travel & Venue

GlobalPlatform presents the 6th Annual
Seminar: Wednesday 19 September 2018
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel
Beijing, China

36 North Third Ring Road East
Dongcheng District Beijing
Beijing 100013 China
Website: Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

Hotel & Event Location

Just a few kilometers from the Olympic Stadium, the Sheraton Grand Beijing Doncheng Hotel is a 20-minute drive from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). Tiananmen Square, Financial Street, the Beijing Zoo, and the Beijing Botanical Garden are within 15 minutes of the hotel via the subway.

Formerly known as Peking, Beijing is one of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China, as well as the country’s current capital. Ideally located on the city’s north Third Ring Road—in the heart of the city’s transportation network—the Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel offers easy connections to the entire city.

Hotel Reservation

GlobalPlatform has secured an exclusive discount for delegates at the Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel. Booking link to be announced shortly.


Fee to Attend

Welcome coffee, lunch and the cocktail reception are included in the below fees.

GlobalPlatform Members 

  • Members can send up to 3 employees to the event for free.
  • US$99 (700 CNY) for each additional member.


  • Registration fee is US$299 (2100 CNY)

Visa Assistance

If you require a travel visa, please contact with the following information:

  • Given Name
  • Surname
  • Company
  • Gender
  • Country of Passport
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Passport Issuance
  • Date of Passport Expiration
  • Country of Residence
  • Travel Begin Date
  • Travel End Date


From North

  • Take Yinghuayuanxijie south.
  • Turn right on North 3rd Ring Road.
  • The hotel will be on the left.

From South

  • Follow Hepinglixijie north.
  • Turn left on San Huan Lu.
  • The hotel will be on the left.

From West:

  • Take 3rd Ring Road North.
  • The hotel will be past Anzhenmen Street on the right, beside the Global Trade Center.

From East:

  • Take the Airport Express Way to 3rd Ring Road.
  • Turn west onto 3rd Ring Road.
  • Take Dong San Huan Road north.
  • The hotel will be on the left past Hepingxiqiao.

Workshop Overview

GlobalPlatform is pleased to be hosting a workshop on Thursday, 20 September 2018, the day following the 6th annual GlobalPlatform Seminar. The technical workshop – for system architects, engineers, application developers and technical product/project managers – will provide insights into key GlobalPlatform technologies and an opportunity to interact with subject matter experts. It will advance delegates’ understanding of the latest work products from the organization’s Trusted Platform Services (TPS), Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Secure Element (SE) Committees.

The workshop will take place at the Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel and registration is required to attend the event. Tickets for this free workshop are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.


To view the current agenda, please click here.


GlobalPlatform is pleased to offer this technical workshop free of charge to both members and the general public.  However, as space is limited, we ask that you register for this workshop only if you plan to attend.  If your planned attendance changes after registering, please contact the GlobalPlatform Secretariat.

To register for GlobalPlatform’s technical workshop – Register Here 

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in GlobalPlatform’s Annual Seminar

Please contact us using the below links:



  • Speaker proposals are being accepted at any time, but with preference to those submitted by 8 June, 2018.
  • To submit a proposal, please send an email to


  • If you are a media representative, industry analyst, or industry association with a question on the seminar or a marketing opportunity, please email iseepr.


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