Tuesday, February 19, 2008
presentations, RFID investment report, networking.
The second annual RFID Investment Summit, held on February 19, is the largest gathering of Venture Capitalists and other investors with RFID companies seeking funding. Over 75
delegates attended this optional one day event in 2007. This is your chance to network with investors and company CEOs.
This summit stands out because it is uniquely hosted by an analyst-investor collaboration between IDTechEx and Quan Ventures – companies with extensive experience in RFID
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 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:
- Active RFID and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) Solutions
- Contactless payments and Near Field Communications
- Passive / Semi-Passive RFID Systems
- RFID Software and Networking
- 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.
In 2007 investor companies that attended
included 3i, Polaris Ventures, 3M, Added Value Capital Partners, Alloy
Ventures, Ascent Venture Partners, Blueprint, Commonwealth Capital Ventures,
Duchossois Technology Partners. Flagship Ventures, GCP Gamma Capital
Partners, General Electric, GTCR Golder Rauner, Hercules Technology Growth
Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Leader Ventures, ONSET Ventures, Quan
Ventures, SAP Ventures, Trident Capital, Valhalla Partners and many others.
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 Sarah Lee at
email@example.com or call + 1 617 959
9427 (US) or + 44 (0)1223 813703.
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.
Sponsor the RFID Investment Summit
Sponsoring the event will align your services with the
foremost gathering of industry executives. Contact Ricky Purnell at
firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Confirmed speakers are shown below - please refer back to
this page for updates and new speaker additions or
here to stay updated.
Edward Schneider, MD
Experts and Investors Panel
Dr Peter Harrop,
Active RFID & Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS)
VP of Business Development for Tracking Solutions
Adrian Jennings, CTO
Antti Korhonen, CEO
Robert Kowalik, Director of Sales, Americas
Passive / Battery Assisted Backscatter (BAP) RFID Systems
Elie Simon, CEO
Richard Bravman, CEO
Tom Grant, Chairman and CEO
Breakout Session and Lunch
Contactless Payments & Near Field Communication (NFC)
Jacek Kowalski, CEO
Printed Electronics / Emerging Technologies
Vice President, Business Development
Adam Button, CEO
Tim Cummins, CEO
Clinton Hartmann, President
RFID Software and Networking
Tom Schuster, CEO
Raj Saksensa, CEO
Michael George, CEO
Eric Peters, CEO
Tom Ziola, CEO
Breakout Session & Closing Comments
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