To help promote the development of effective government-led identity solutions across the region, enabling citizens to access to services and entitlements facilitated through a unique legal identity.

To encourage ideas, international knowledge exchange and co-operation to thwart the efforts of counterfeiters, criminal groups, terrorists and others intent on doing harm.

To be the leading hub for leading government identity solutions providers, showcasing best practice and connecting providers with customers to form new partnerships and business opportunities.

SDW 2020
17-18 November 2020, ExCeL, London

co-located with:






  • Hundred of expert speakers
  • Targeted One-Day Summits NEW
  • Facilitated networking opportunities



  • 100s of international SDW exhibitors
  • Free visitor entry
  • Free seminar programme

For more than a decade, the SDW conference and exhibition has set the benchmark for the government identity industry. Attracting a highly qualified audience from almost 80 countries – including government delegations from more than 30 countries – this event provides a truly global showcase for technology innovators, industry disruptors, and solution providers.

In 2020, SDW will power forward with a two-day exhibition, as well as having a host of new attractions, making it even more valuable to exhibitors, sponsors and attendees. From peer-to peer networking to targeted interactive round tables, and a conference with hundreds of expert speakers, SDW will be a rich source of potential business opportunities.




SDW will continue its cutting-edge focus on the application of identity solutions by government, particularly the manufacture, provision and verification of secure citizen credentials – such as passports, driving licences, visas, eID cards etc.

Governments, security printers, systems integrators, technology suppliers, researchers, consultants, industry-focused media… all these industry players and more, are making SDW central to their plans for 2020.



What do the visitors think of the SDW exhibition?

What do conference attendees think of the SDW conference?

Overall attendee experience of SDW







Document design

Fraud and forgery detection

Breeder documents


Document interoperability

Next-gen driving licences

Borders and immigration

Chip advances

Physical security features

Document readers

Personalisation advances

Digital/mobile documents