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                          Hot RFID Sectors, Full Technology Analysis, Market Insight

RFID Investment Summit

Monday, 17th September 2007
New Hall College, Cambridge, UK

High-quality RFID investment opportunities and perspectives

This summit brings together leading pure-play RFID companies that are gaining traction and substantial revenues today, as well as hidden gems with enormous potential. Attendees will also have access to industry thought-leaders, valuable quantitative and qualitative research, and one-on-one meetings with RFID CEOs. Program highlights include:


20 CEO presentations from leading RFID companies

The companies are broken down into the following panels: 
  1. RFID Hardware & Systems
  2. RFID Software, Networks & Services
  3. Real Time Location Solutions
  4. Payments and Near Field Communications
  5. Printed Electronics and Sensors


Personal meetings and group break-out sessions

These will follow the company presentations so that investors can have more direct, personal contact with the companies of their choice.


An expert panel of strategic investors, leading end-users, and industry luminaries


Leading-edge, un-biased research

Including difficult-to-find RFID company and industry financial data, market adoption data, competition matrix, discussion of RFID opportunities and issues… all encapsulated in an RFID Investment report for attendees.


Interactivity and Networking

Leading RFID venture capitalists, CEOs, industry experts in Q&A panel discussions, personal meetings, as well as a networking lunch. You will not only be at the conference, you will be part of the conference.


Who is attending?

This conference should be especially appealing to venture capitalists and other investors, RFID companies that may need future funding, investment bankers, industry analysts and other RFID solution providers looking to better understand the competitive landscape.


RFID Investment Summit is organized by a unique analyst-investor collaboration between IDTechEx and Quan Ventures – companies with extensive experience in RFID investments. IDTechEx, an independent RFID analyst, has provided due diligence and benchmarking for venture capital firms investing in RFID companies for over six years, in addition to profiling companies to help them raise funds. Quan Ventures was an early investor in RFID companies with subsequent RFID exits, and is well-known for presentations at RFID events.


Attendees can learn even more by also registering for the two-day IDTechEx RFID Europe conference that begins the following morning. This large-scale industry event brings together international RFID vendors and customers in one venue, providing education and networking opportunities.


Register now or for more information contact Corinne Jennings at or call +44 (0) 1223 813 703.


The RFID opportunity

In 2017, IDTechEx forecast the value of the total market for RFID including systems and services to reach $26.88Bn from $4.96Bn in 2007. This includes many new markets that are being created, such as the market for Real Time Location Systems using active RFID. Being an enabling technology and not just a product, the opportunity for RFID is incredibly diverse.


RFID Investments and M&A

The appetite for funding for RFID technology is growing rapidly but is still well below what the market demands. With about 1000 companies doing something significant in the RFID value chain and mergers being less than the rate of formation of new RFID companies, there is scope for much more M&A activity and for the weak to disappear. Attend this event to learn more.

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RFID Investment Summit hours and registration fees

Monday September 17 2007; New Hall College, Cambridge, UK

Registration from  07:30;  Summit hours 08:15-18:00

This one day summit precedes the 2 day RFID Europe conference on September 18-19. Register for both and save.

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Sponsor the RFID Investment Summit

Sponsoring the event will align your services with the foremost gathering of industry executives. Contact Corinne Jennings to learn more.


hosted by:

   09:00-09:05 Opening Remarks

Ed Schneider, General Partner, Quan Ventures
 09:05-09:30 Experts and Investors Panel

Frans van Schaik, Managing Partner, Logispring
Stan Drobac, VP - RFID Strategy & Planning, Avery Dennison
Trevor Crotch-Harvey, VP, Consultancy, IDTechEx

 09:30-11:15 Hardware and Systems Panel

Elie Simon, CEO, Tagsys
Bill Colleran, CEO, Impinj
Klaus Ackerstaff, CEO, Datamars
Per Nathanaelsson, CEO, Cypak
Gerhard Schedler, CEO, IDENTEC Solutions
Colin Williams, Operations & Finance Manager, Omni-ID, Ventures
Timo Lindstrom, CEO, Confidex
Erez Kahani, CEO, PowerID
 11:15-11:45 Hardware and Systems Companies Break-Out Sessions and Coffee Break
 11:45-12:30 Software, Networks and Services Panel

Jari Kaitera, CEO, Trackway
Dominik Berger, CEO, RF-iT Solutions
Colin Balfour, Director, Traak Systems

 12:30-13:30 Lunch Software and Integrators Companies Break-Out Sessions
 13:30-13:40 Afternoon Opening Remarks

James Stafford, Head of RFID - General Merchandise, Marks & Spencer
 13:40-14:25 Real Time Locating Systems Panel

Antti Korhonen, CEO, Ekahau
Ollie Smith, Business Development Director, Telegesis
Richard Green , CEO, Ubisense

 14:25-14:55 RTLS Companies Break-Out Sessions and Coffee Break
14:55-15:40 Payments / Near Field Communications

Bertrand Moussel, EVP Sales EMEA + Latin America, Inside Contactless
Bruno Moreau, CEO, ASK
Jacek Kowalski, CEO, Twinlinx

15:40-16:10 Payments/NFC Companies Break-Out Sessions
16:10-16:55 Printed Electronics and Sensors

Don Taylor, VP, InkSure
Tim Cummins, CEO, Chipsensors

16:55-17:30 Printed Electronics and Sensors Companies Break-Out Sessions Closing Remarks
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The eighth annual RFID event from IDTechEx, attended by over 350 delegates in 2006!