The 16th edition of the Conference “European Forum on Electronic Signature”, 9-10 June 2016, Szczecin

The 16th edition of the Conference “European Forum on Electronic Signature”, 9-10 June 2016, Szczecin

Asseco Data Systems is the organizer of the 16th edition of the Conference “European Forum on Electronic Signature” which will take place on 9-10 June 2016 in Szczecin. EFPE is an international conference dedicated to the elaboration of laws and uniform standards in the provision of IT services in the European Union. It is organized since 2002, for many years in Międzyzdroje, this year it has been moved to Szczecin. The main topic of this year’s edition is: “Identification and trust services (eIDAS) – the benefits of a uniform cross-border digital market.”

European Forum on Electronic Signature (EFPE) is Europe’s largest international conference on electronic trust services, including electronic signature, PKI and electronic identification. It is organized annually in Poland by Asseco Data Systems S.A.  (formerly Unizeto Technologies S.A.) and the West Pomeranian University of Technology.

According to the adopted mission, EFPE is a broad and open forum for discussion, during which experiences and views are exchanged among the speakers and participants from the European Union, Eastern Europe and around the world. Therefore, all of the presentations during EFPE are simultaneously translated into the official languages of the conference: English, Polish and Russian.

It is already the 16th edition of the conference that will be held on 9-10 June 2016 under the Honorary Patronage of the President of Szczecin. The previous editions of the forum were held under the honorary patronages of:

  • the Minister of Economy,
  • the Minister of Justice,
  • the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI),
  • the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNICITRAL),
  • the Sejm of the Republic of Poland – the Commission on Innovation and New Technologies,
  • the Polish Committee for Standardization,
  • the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

 

EFPE 2016 will relate to last year’s edition in connection with the forthcoming entry into force of the EU Regulation on electronic identification and trust services (eIDAS). This is a groundbreaking piece of legislation, which will standardize electronic signatures throughout the European Union.

The aim of this year’s conference is to promote the idea of development of a uniform digital market, which is influenced by the creation of appropriate conditions conducive to cross-border mutual recognition of major activators, such as electronic identification, electronic documents, electronic signatures and electronic delivery services. It is also essential to prepare appropriate conditions that are conducive to the interoperability of electronic administration services across the European Union.

The 15th edition of EFPE in 2015 was attended by over 130 participants from 27 countries. Among them were representatives of the European Commission, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the leading institutions benefiting from trust services (including representatives of the administration and government agencies), producers of software and hardware solutions, as well as trust service providers, including those related to electronic signature and electronic identification.

Conference participants gain the opportunity to establish new international business contacts, listen to the world’s experts and take an active part in panel discussions involving representatives of governments, business and science, for instance, from Italy, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Austria, Poland, Russia, France, Finland, Estonia and Turkey, and also other countries from which representatives come to our Conference every year.

More information can be found at: www.efpe.pl