WISeKey Activates its HighTrusted Platform for the Saudi Global Competitiveness Forum

    - Prestigious Event to use WISeKey's Social Networking Platform on the

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - The Global Competitiveness Forum
(25-27 January 2009), the prestigious annual gathering organized by the Saudi
Arabian Government Investment Authority under the patronage of the H.M. King
Abdullah Ibn Abdul Azziz Al Saud, will be using the High Trusted Social
Network Platform, an exclusive social network developed by Geneva-based
WISekey. Developed in partnership with PublicisLive, the producer of the
event, the high-level, digital identity verification solution provides VIPs
with a safe virtual environment in order to network before, during and after
the event. HighTrusted is designed for exclusive networking environments as it
allows members to interact more effectively with people sharing their
profiles. In order to maintain the selection and exclusivity of the social
network, strict criteria of selection and admittance are used by the GCF.
    The GCF will gather 1,000 high-ranking corporate and political leaders
for three days of discussion. Each GCF 2009 participant will be issued with
wireless smartcard badges that are subsequently used to verify their identity
when entering the conference, attending keynotes, and other sessions.
Attendees can also use GCF ID credentials, issued at registration, to follow
ongoing discussions of global competitiveness and economic issues on GCF's
secure social network platform powered by HighTrusted.
    "The cooperation between WISekey and PublicisLive for the promotion of
the HighTrusted social network allows participants to interact more
effectively with people sharing their profiles. It will be a big plus for
events like the Global Competitiveness Forum," says Anthony Gazagne,
PublicisLive's Managing Director.
    "HighTrusted technology is revolutionary as it leverages WISeKey's deep
security know-how applied to this type of high level events," said Carlos
Moreira, CEO WISekey. "The GCF is an annual meeting of top business
executives, international political leaders, selected intellectuals, and
academics who share an interest in global competitiveness. Undoubtedly, Saudi
Arabia will celebrate its new ranking in terms of 'ease to do business' -
rated 1st in the Middle East and in the Arab world - and have set a goal for
the Kingdom to position itself as one of the Top 10 most competitive countries
by 2010," commented Amr Al-Dabbagh, Governor and Chairman of the Board of
Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.

For further information:

For further information: Daniel Ybarra, VP Corporate Communication,
Tel.: +41-22-594-30-00, E-Mail: dybarra@wisekey.com, Internet:
http://www.gcf.org.sa, Internet: http://www.hightrusted.com/gcf2009/

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