The CNRFID launched a new idea in 2010: the International RFID Congress. The two-day congress facilitates business meetings, giving all those involved in the RFID industry the opportunity to listen to high-level international speakers, discover RFID applications and take part in business activities all in one place. The International RFID Congress is an opportunity for making significant new business contacts, offering RFID users an overview of existing solutions, giving suppliers the chance to talk to key players in targeted markets and helping academics and institutions to expand their network.
In 2016, the International RFID Congress will become Connect+ Event, the trade show offering all the solutions for making smart and connected objects (RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, Sigfox, LoRA, etc.).
Connect+ Event 2017
It will be held from 3 to 3 October 2017 at Villepinte (Paris) and will play a key role in Smart Industries.
The event will include lectures on applications in industry, healthcare, retail, aeronautics, luxury goods, energy and more, a large space for application demonstrations, and targeted business meetings.
Connect+ Event 2016
It will be held from 6 to 9 December 2016 at Villepinte (Paris) as part of the Convergence for the Industry of the Future show, and will play a key role in Smart Industries, MIDEST and the Convergence Forum. Connect+ Event is more than just a name change. The show will have a larger target audience and bring together key professional players in the Internet of Things over 4 days.
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International RFID Congress 2015 - 5-7 October 2015 - Marseille - France
International RFID Congress 2014
The CNRFID organised the 5th anniversary edition of the International RFID Congress 2014 from 7 to 8 October 2014, bringing together over 550 delegates over two days dedicated to RFID and NFC applications in Industry, Retail, Healthcare and Local Authorities.
Of the 550 select participants, 41% were RFID and NFC users and 35% solution providers, coming together for 32 application demonstrations and international talks. “This 5th edition lived up to its promise”, explains Jean-Christophe Lecosse, Managing Director of the CNRFID. “Visitors praised the quality of the conference programme and the diversity of RFID and NFC demonstrations presented by exhibitors.” > visit the website !
International RFID Congress 2013, Common RFID/NFC solutions and applications for Industry & Local Authorities
On the 8th and 9th of October 2013, the CNRFID launched the fourth edition of the International RFID Congress, dedicated to RFID and NFC applications for the Industry and Local Authorities.
The 2013 International RFID Congress gathered more than 500 qualified attendees, including 45% users and 30% suppliers of RFID and NFC solutions. ”This qualification has always been a strong marker, explains Daniel Nabet, CNRFID President, It enables all companies to find highly qualified people to talk to and the most appropriate contacts who can assist them in developing their projects”.
The International RFID Congress lies on a concept which has already proved its worth since its creation in 2010 : conferences with an international scope, business meetings and live demonstrations in an attractive exhibition place encouraging business.
“This edition was very successful”, says Jean-Christophe Lecosse, CNRFID General Manager, “The visitors highlighted the interest of the interventions as well as the quality of attendees and organization. This event will have a long lasting impact and confirms the legitimacy of the CNRFID with all key players”.
International RFID Congress 2012, RFID/NFC applications in health-care and wellbeing
On 5, 6 and 7 November 2012, the CNRFID and the CNR Santé held the RFID Congress 2012, dedicated to RFID/NFC applications in health-care and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the experience of the patient and monitoring medical prescriptions, home care for patients, monitoring implantable medical devices, samples (...), traceability of medication, cosmetics and medical devices, etc.
Participants heard high-level international speakers, saw real-life demonstrations of RFID/NFC applications in health-care and wellbeing and participated in business activities, at an exceptional setting in Nice, the Palais de la Méditerranée. Alongside the International RFID Congress, the IEEE TA - International Conference of RFID-Technology and Application took place on 6 and 7 November, attended by leading international RFID researchers.
The event was organised in partnership with Pôle SCS and Hospitalia and enjoyed the support of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, the City of Nice, the urban area of Nice Côte d’Azur and the Alpes Maritimes Council.
International RFID Congress 2011, RFID/NFC applications in the retail industry
The second edition of the International RFID Congress was organised by the CNRFID in partnership with GS1, PICOM and the CITC-Eura RFID and took place in Lille on 4 and 5 October 2011, bringing together almost 450 delegates.
• Among them, 45% RFID solutions providers, 30% retailers, 25% academics (universities, laboratories, etc.), and others -> 37% increase in attendance compared to 2010 (310 visitors)
• 32 international lectures with 46 speakers -> 28% increase in speakers (25 in 2010)
• 18 demonstration areas -> 66% increase (12 in 2010)
International RFID Congress 2010, an edition focused on RFID applications in the aeronautics, railways, maritime and automotive industries
Over 300 participants attended the first International RFID Congress, which took place in Toulouse on 14 and 15 September 2010 and was organised by the CNRFID with the support of the Ministry of the Economy and Employment, the Greater Toulouse community and the Midi-Pyrénées region. There were over 25 talks on RFID applications in the aeronautics, railways, maritime and automotive industries. The gala dinner gathered together almost 200 guests and over 80 participants attended the business breakfast in the cosy setting of the Radisson Blu in Blagnac.