Planet Biometrics forms strategic alliance with Biometrics Institute
10 October 2011 17:17 GMT

Strategic alliance will extend global reach

Planet Biometrics has announced a strategic alliance with internationally-focused biometric members association, the Biometrics Institute. The mutually-beneficial alliance brings together two of the industry's most respected information resources, both of whom share a vision of providing top quality, hard-to-source information and networking opportunities for the biometrics industry and its end users.

The non-exclusive alliance is designed to boost both organisations' aspirations to expand their networks into new geographic regions and to provide mutual support and marketing opportunities.

Planet Biometrics will support the Biometrics Institute's recently announced initiative to expand its highly-successful network to Europe. It also becomes the Institute's "Preferred News Supplier".

Mark Lockie, Managing Director of Science Media Partners Ltd, and founder of Planet Biometrics, commented: "We applaud the Biometrics Institute's initiative to bring its highly-successful biometric network to Europe and believe it provides a ready-made, credible opportunity for the entire biometrics community to build upon. The Institute has a proven track record of success and we are excited by the unique business model, which sees a true partnership of both end-users and industry driving the activities of the organisation."

Isabelle Moeller, the Biometric Institute’s General Manager, said: "We are extremely pleased to build this relationship with Planet Biometrics, which we believe is the best-respected online news resource in the biometrics industry. Through this arrangement we will have access to expert news, industry insight and increased exposure via the portal’s marketing reach. This alliance will be formally recognised at the launch of our new European initiative, which takes place on 18th October in London."

Diary Date

The Biometrics Institute is holding its first meeting for the biometrics industry in London on Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 17:30-19:00. The meeting is hosted by the Australian High Commission.

Attendance is free of charge and more than 100 attendees are already registered. To register contact: Isabelle Moeller, Tel. +44 (0)207 581 4827, Email: Web:


Mark Lockie
Planet Biometrics Managing Editor
Tel: +44 (0)1491 672381

Isabelle Moeller
General Manager, Biometrics Institute
Tel. +44 (0)207 581 4827