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Security Document World (SDW) is a web-based news portal dedicated to providing timely, well-researched and free-to-access information for all those involved in purchasing, designing, manufacturing and integrating security-document and human identity centred solutions.

The site provides a strong focus on machine readable travel documents, such as passports and visas, and on other government issued security documents, such as national ID cards and drivers licenses.

The portal includes original news, comment, contributed features, industry analysis, white papers, company news, an industry directory and a comprehensive events listing. The site also produces a free electronic newsletter, providing subscribers with relevant and researched information.

In-house content for SDW is provided by some of the best-known and respected journalists in the field. With decades of experience, their wealth of contacts and experience bring readers all the information they need to stay informed.

The SDW portal is owned and operated by Science Media Partners, a leading media company dedicated to providing conferences, exhibitions and web portals in the area of biometrics, smart cards, security documents and other identification technologies.


Security Document World is owned by Science Media Partners Ltd.


Science Media Partners Ltd
25 Horseshoe Business Park
United Kingdom

To contact us choose the appropriate contact from the list below

Science Media Partners Ltd is a limited liability company formed under English company law and registered in the UK no. 5965531



For any editorial enquiries please contact one of our senior editors:

Managing Editor
Mark Lockie
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 844932
Email: m.lockie@sciencemediapartners.com

Biography - Mark Lockie is the founder of Science Media Partners Ltd, a fast-growing UK-based media and events company dedicated to providing international conferences, exhibitions and online news and information portals in the area of biometrics, smart cards, security documents and other identification technologies. He is regularly quoted in leading international science and business publications and is a frequent speaker and moderator at major international conferences. He is the Director of the SDW and connect:ID conferences and exhibitions.

Deputy Editor
Craig Guthrie
Tel: +44 (0) 118 327 3100
Email: c.guthrie@sciencemediapartners.com

Biography - Craig Guthrie was previously Managing Editor at Asia Times Online. He also worked as Chief Sub-editor at the Middle East Eye and as Managing Editor of the hyperlocal magazine project at hibu.

European Editor
Wendy Atkins
Email: atkins.wendy@wanadoo.fr

Biography - Wendy Atkins has a BA in International Relations and is a seasoned journalist and commentator with almost two decades of editorial experience. She is a correspondent with the Financial Times Group where she is in frequent contact with both industry and government leaders in her specialist areas of biometrics, card and banking technology, identity issues as well as foreign direct investment.

Prior to becoming a freelance journalist, Wendy held a number of research and journalism positions including: a researcher with the UK Home office, and a researcher and feature writer for Biometric Technology Today.

She has offices in the UK and France.

Assistant News Editor
Andrea Davies
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 843209

Biography - With almost a decade of experience in reporting on biometric and smart card issues, Andrea Davies is French Graduate from Swansea University and is a full-time employee of Science Media Partners.


There are many ways to promote your company on this website. For more details please contact Janine Bill, our advertising sales manager:

Advertising Sales Manager:
Janine Bill
Tel: +44 (0)1189 843209
Email: j.bill@sciencemediapartners.com

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