NFC Industry Events
Event is restructured from Informa Telecoms and Media's Mobile Financial Services Summit.
The event takes the place of Informa Telecoms and Media’s Mobile Financial Services Summit, which had a 15-year run. The organizer said the change reflects developments in the market. The event will address the m-commerce ecosystem’s critical business, partnership, technology and security questions, as both operators and OTT players begin to implement different approaches to securing a return-on-investment through their m-payment propositions. The event will also look at applications and products for mobile advertising and marketing campaigns, with couponing, location-based services and loyalty schemes.
The comprehensive three-day program features more than 50 sessions, more than 150 speakers and an exhibit hall with leading industry suppliers, all focused on educating the next generation of business and technology leaders, who are building a mobile commerce strategy. Key players from the mobile commerce ecosystem, including retailers, mobile app developers, software and service providers, integrators, security providers, operators and business strategists, among others, are expected to attend.
SIMposium Global throws a focus on the SIM card as a secure token for mobile commerce and machine-to-machine applications, along with roll outs of LTE. The event will include sessions and exhibits on the mobile operators role in securing mobile payments and mobile wallets and “getting to grips with the relationship between NFC and the secure element.”
The GSMA is holding the Mobile Asia Expo for the second year, which it says will be even bigger than the inaugural event in 2012. The event includes a conference and exhibits under GSMA's NFC Experience theme.
Covering all aspects of the payments industry from contactless cards to new fraud challenges and digital innovations, The Future of Cards & Payments seeks to combine a strategic overview of market developments with contributions from industry heavyweights and top-rate networking opportunities.
Billing itself as the leading event for NFC business, NFC World Congress gathers the full value chain of NFC services, from start-ups to leading players, including all the vertical implementers. Over three days, in the "NFC city" of Nice French Riviera, NFC World Congress offers a unique platform to network, develop business and exchange knowledge. Past years the event has attracted more than 700 conference delegates from 65 countries and 50 booths in the exhibition areas. The event also benefits from the added audience and content of the co-located conferences within World Smart Week, where more than 1,700 expected participants are expected to take advantage of this global meeting of contactless, e-ID, M2M and digital security industries.
Following their successful inaugural event last year, organizers of Money2020 said they will again "explore the macro trends in payments and financial services innovation, such as the mobile Internet, open platforms and consumer empowerment." The event will bring together the broader worldwide community of innovators including retail, mobile, advertising and technology that are profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
The inaugural event covers both digital and mobile wallets and the convergence of the two. The event aims to bring together the latest user cases, industry best practices, regulatory updates and other important topics, covering digital and mobile commerce, loyalty, couponing, identity, location marketing and other value-added services.
The annual event will again bring together key players in the mobile and financial sectors to focus on the latest developments and newest innovations in NFC and mobile financial services.
The WIMA USA conference will broaden its focus to include new market segments. In addition to its traditional focus on NFC, it will cover complementary proximity-based technologies, such as QR codes, Bluetooth and more. New consumer trends will be highlighted, which may be used in parallel or conjunction with NFC or as standalone end-to-end proximity products and services to offer a seamless experience. Markets and verticals will include mobile commerce, mobile marketing, transport, health care and access-control.