NFC Industry Events

Jun 14 2016 - Jun 15 2016
San Francisco, United States

Transaction speed and reduced merchant cost are the two keys to overcoming the challenges of today's mobile payment landscape; the fragmented marketplace, lack of mass adoption, and the number of increasingly diverse options.

Strategic Solutions Network has designed the 10th Mobile Payment Innovations Summit, June 14-15 at the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco to show the steps innovators are actually taking to deliver an easy, personalized and convenient experience for Consumers, while helping lower costs to Retailers and Merchants.

Register using Discount Code NFC300 for $300 off at www.paymentinnovations.net.
Jun 29 2016 - Jul 1 2016
Shanghai, China

Mobile World Congress Shanghai is Asia’s biggest mobile event of the year. It’s organised by the GSMA and held each year in the business hub of Shanghai, China. This event brings together the worldwide mobile industry from C-level mobile executives to tech-savvy consumers to experience a connected life full of exciting new technologies and products.

MWC Shanghai will be co-located at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre along with two other events — Shanghai Digital Information Festival and Smart City Expo • Shanghai Pudong – to showcase innovations in mobile from 1,000 total exhibitors across seven large exhibition areas. The three events combined have been anticipated to attract more than 70,000 attendees.

The IoT Show 2016

Sep 1 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Suntec
Convention Center, Singapore
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 2 2016
SUNTEC Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore

Organizers describe the conference sessions as the place where real life deployment is presented and future innovations debated. It will be divided into industry application streams to allow the attendee to focus or diverge as they wish, with keynotes, panel debates and roundtable discussions. The two day exhibition running alongside the conference is intended to showcase the latest in IoT innovation, from large technology companies to the latest Asian start-ups.

Oct 13 2016
Hyatt Regency
Santa Clara, United States

This conference is the market's only TEE-focused industry gathering. Hosted by GlobalPlatform, the organization that is leading the efforts to standardize this technology, the session offers a unique opportunity for stakeholders engaged in the development and deployment of TEE technology to discuss current market status as well as future business requirements and long-term market evolution.

Oct 19 2016 - Oct 20 2016
The Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
Chicago, United States

he Security of Things, the Smart Card Alliance’s newest event, takes a deep dive into the advantages and challenges IoT presents across every market, including payments, transportation, industrial, consumer and healthcare, and highlights the need for secure IoT architectures using embedded security and privacy technology. With a history of success in hosting industry events involving emerging markets and secure chip technology, the Smart Card Alliance is bringing together experts from both the IoT and security communities to discuss the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving security and privacy in IoT.

Oct 23 2016 - Oct 26 2016
The Venetian
Las Vegas, United States

Organizers describe Money20/20 as the largest global event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. Expected to draw 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from over 3,000 companies and 75 countries, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. The next Money20/20 will be held in Las Vegas, October 23-26, 2016, followed by Money20/20 Europe in June 2017.

Nov 29 2016 - Dec 1 2016
Palais des Festivals
Cannes, France

As announced in2015, CARTES events have become TRUSTECH-Pay, Identify, Connect and Secure. TRUSTECH is the new global event dedicated to trust-based technologies.
Secure Payment, Identification and Connections are the buzz words for this 3-day event offering extensive networking opportunities and keynote speakers.

HEADLINE NEWS

Samsung Pay Launches in Spain and Australia Won't Support MST for Bank Payment, but Singapore Will

Jun 15 2016

UPDATED: NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Following the launch of Samsung Pay in South Korea, the U.S., and China, Samsung’s launches of its mobile payments service in two new markets, Spain and Australia, both contactless and EMV payments hot spots, will not support the device maker's proprietary Magnetic Secure Transmission technology, which is designed to make nearly all mag-stripe POS terminals potential acceptance points, NFC Times has learned. But in Singapore, Samsung Pay is expected to support MST technology.

Seamless Turns to HCE and Proxy-Card Architecture to Boost Its Acceptance Network Worldwide

NFC Times Exclusive – Sweden-based Seamless Distribution told NFC Times it will use a proxy-card architecture, along with host card emulation, to enable NFC payments from its SEQR mobile wallet, a move the company hopes will help it greatly expand the acceptance network for its wallet.

Wells Fargo Seeks to Streamline Enrollment and Set Up of Mobile Payments with Planned HCE App

NFC Times Exclusive Insight –  Wells Fargo’s announcement this week that it plans to launch mobile payments from its own app this summer using host card emulation technology would make it the second major U.S. issuer to offer HCE-enabled service from its own Android app, following Capital One, though Wells Fargo plans to make the payments service part of its mobile-banking app.

Samsung Seeks to Fulfill Promise of Widespread Acceptance of Samsung Pay; Terminal Upgrades Will be Needed

NFC Times Exclusive – Certain point-of-sale terminals from a variety of device manufacturers aren’t yet compatible with Samsung’s proprietary Magnetic Secure Transmission technology, with Samsung Electronics’ promise of universal acceptance of Samsung Pay at card-accepting merchant locations still apparently a far-off target.

With Alipay Deal, Samsung Seeks to Outflank Apple and Other Providers of NFC-Only Wallets in China

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – In an effort to deliver on the promise of a "true mobile wallet" and, of course, boost its flagging smartphone market share in China, Samsung has struck a deal with Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial Services to enable the Alipay QR code-based payments service in China through Samsung Pay.

Barclays: No Plans to Support Android Pay or Samsung Pay; Sees Own HCE Apps as Only Android Payments Option Needed

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Barclays has no current plans to support Google’s Android Pay service or Samsung Pay because by adding the Contactless Mobile functionality to the Barclays Mobile Banking app, the company “removed the need to do something else,” a Barclays spokeswoman confirmed to NFC Times.

OTI Takes Steps to Reach Profitability, But Remains Mum on Guidance

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – On Track Innovations CEO Shlomi Cohen sought to reassure investors that the company he took over nine months ago is more competitive and is moving toward profitability, though he declines to predict when it will turn its first yearly profit since its founding in 1990.

Apple Breaks Resistance of Big Five Banks in Canada; Debit Scheme Interac among TSPs to Tokenize Cards

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple has cracked the big five banks in Canada, with two of the country’s largest banks, including Royal Bank of Canada, today announcing they are participating in Apple Pay, with the three others to follow.

Officials Seek to Welcome Apple Pay and Other ‘Pays’ to Taiwan; but Call on Visa to Create Level Playing Field for TSPs

May 6 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – The issue over availability of tokenization services and whether the major global networks, such as Visa, are allowing for a level playing field among token service providers has reached Taiwanwith a former prime minister and chief banking regulator weighing in on the topic–as Taiwanese officials decide how best to expedite the arrival of such mobile payments services as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay.

NXP Semiconductors CEO Still Sees Transit Fare Collection as Main NFC Growth Engine in China

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Despite providing the NFC technology for three “OEM Pays” that have launched in China or which are scheduled to do so, NXP Semiconductors CEO Richard Clemmer still says he sees transit fare collection as the main opportunity going forward for the chip maker’s NFC technology in China.

Yandex.Money Uses HCE to Enable NFC Payments in Russia

NFC Times Exclusive insight – Yandex.Money, sometimes called the “Russian PayPal,” is using host card emulation for its new NFC-enabled payments service, a Yandex.Money representative told NFC Times. PayPal earlier told NFC Times it also plans to use HCE for its app in the U.S.

Networks Continue to Dominate Tokenization as Vendors Wait for Token Service Provider Specs

May 10 2016

NFC Times Exclusive – More than two years after EMVCo released its tokenization guidelines, there are still few token service providers operating besides those of the major payments networks, and there are no specifications yet from top networks Visa and MasterCard to help vendors to tokenize cards supporting their brands.