RFID Europe 2008
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RFID Investment Summit

Monday 29th September 2008
Kaetsu Centre, New Hall College, Cambridge, UK


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8:45 - 08:50
Opening Remarks
Ed Schneider, General Partner, Quan Ventures
Software and Networks Panel
André Schenten, CEO, RF-iT Solutions
Colin Balfour, CEO, TraakSystems
Vertical Integrators Panel
Mr Chris Johnson, ,Senior Marketing & Sales Director, Cypak
Daniel Della Libera, CFO, Datamars
Marcel Nauer, Chairman, Bibliotheca
Finn Mathiassen, ,MD, Lyngsoe Systems
Coffee Break
Chips and Components Panel
Timo Lindstrom, CEO, Confidex
Nick Hill, CEO, Cambridge Resonant Technologies
Evan Fein, VP, Finance & Administration, Impinj
Andreas Schweitzer , Director, MBBS Technology
Brigitte Baumann , member of the CEO Office, MBBS Technology
Real Time Locating Systems Panel

Antti Korhonen, CEO, Ekahau

Yuval Bar-Gil, CEO, Aeroscout

Richard Green, CEO, Ubisense

Ciaran Connell, CEO, DecaWave

Experts Panel
Pradeep Gandhi, WLAN Business Development, Cisco Systems
James Stafford, Head of RFID Adoption, Avery Dennison
Stan Drobac, President Optimal Ventures
RFID Investors Panel
Brad Corrodi, Managing Partner, Logispring
Ines Sen, Member of the Executive Board, Xange
Closing Remarks, Break-Out Sessions

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. Programme highlights include:


To give investors an unparalleled view of the RFID industry, we are assembling the leading investors and CEOs from the RFID industry.

The companies are broken down into the following panels:

1. Venture Capitalists

2. M&A addressing industry consolidation

3. Corporate VCs

4. Industry experts including end-users

5. CEOs of the most attractive European RFID and Printed Electronics companies in:

     - RFID Hardware and Systems

     - RFID Software

     - Printed Electronics


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, unbiased 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.


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The RFID opportunity

In 2018, IDTechEx forecast  the value of the total market for RFID including systems and services to reach $26.97Bn from $5.29Bn in 2008. 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 29 September 2008, Kaetsu Centre, New Hall College, Cambridge, UK

Registration from  08.00;  Summit hours 08.30-17.30

This one day summit precedes the 2 day RFID Europe conference on September 30 - October 1.

  • Access to the one day RFID Investor Summit, including meals and RFID Investors report.

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Sponsor the RFID Investment Summit

Sponsoring the event will align your services with the foremost gathering of industry executives. Contact Ricky Purnell, r.purnell@idtechex.com, Tel +44 (0)1273 777 134 to learn more.


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The ninth annual RFID event from IDTechEx, attended by over 350 delegates in 2007!