ABI Research, an industry leader in RFID market research, has announced that Michael Liard, its Research Director, RFID & Contactless, will speak at a panel discussion to be held in advance of this year's "RFID Journal LIVE!" conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida, April 30 - May 2. The session, "The Pace of RFID Adoption," will be on Monday, April 30 at 1:15 PM as part of the "RFID Investors' Forum" pre-conference seminar.
Why "The Pace of RFID Adoption"? Investors will make money from backing RFID companies only if the overall industry succeeds. Despite mandates from such major forces as Wal-Mart, Target and the U.S. Department of Defense, some pundits scoff at the notion that most manufacturers, logistics companies and retailers will adopt RFID soon. Yet others say the industry is growing even faster than earlier predictions. How big is the market today and what's the outlook for the next five years?
"I am excited to be a part of this panel, as the topic is both timely and appropriate in light of the current state of the market," says Liard. "I look to contribute thoughts on the financial investment around RFID and the expected rate of return given current market size and growth. On many levels, the RFID market has become one requiring patience. Some suggest, however, that investors are growing impatient, but new funding and investments are being regularly announced by vendors. So, is there any truth to these claims? I recommend attending this panel session to find out."
Don't miss this opportunity to hear what ABI Research's chief RFID analyst has to say about the evolving RFID marketplace. This year's RFID Journal LIVE! 2007 program will feature eight industry-specific and "how to" conference tracks, nine preconference seminars, EPC essentials and CompTIA RFID+ training and certification, plus an 86,000 sq.-ft. exhibit hall with the leading technology providers demonstrating their latest solutions. Several registration options (include preconference seminar access, so register for RFID Journal LIVE! today and keep Monday afternoon free to attend this stimulating and informative workshop. To register visit