NFC Industry Events

Feb 21 2017 - Feb 22 2017
Dubai, UAE

The rapid rise of technology has led to advances in the banking and financial security industry which have enhanced convenience and increased retention among consumers. However, the BFSI industry in the Middle East has become one of the prime targets of highly sophisticated and focused attacks. Emerging channels like mobile banking, digital banking platforms, IoT, digital identity etc. are being exploited by cyber criminals. There is an urgent need to develop a robust security framework as traditional methods are becoming redundant.

The FinSec Summit, which is part of the New Age Banking series, will bring together decision makers and solution providers to share experiences and address key challenges. CISO professionals will discover the latest technologies, developments and strategies to protect their organisations.

Feb 23 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Vienna, Austria

The 3rd Annual Post Trade Forum, which builds on the successful event last year involving more than 100 participants, will be held 23rd - 24th of February, 2017 at the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria. Attendees will hear more about the global regulatory landscape; EMIR, MIFID II, T2S and forecast what is next in clearing and settlement. Expert speakers will present their real-life best practices in lower post trade costs. This is a an opportunity to hear updates on the emerging topic of CCP Resilience, Recovery and Resolution. Keynote speakers from regulatory and governmental bodies, leading industry associations and banks/central banks will share their insights and their guidelines in post-trade processing. Through networking and question and answer sessions attendees will be able to connect with industry leaders and expand their European networks.

Mar 2 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Berlin, Germany

Risk Management has long been a hot topic, and after the financial crisis and credit crunch hit the world economies the importance of Credit Risk Management emerged even more. During the 3rd Annual Credit Risk Management Forum – following in the footsteps of the GLC Risk Management Series – participants will hear about latest regulations and gain insight into volatility under IFRS 9; stress testing and scenario analysis in ICAAP and Recovery plans; risk models; shadow banking; AnaCredit, and more. In addition, they can also build lasting business relationships with representatives of the most significant financial institutions of Europe as well as regulatory members.

Mar 19 2017 - Mar 22 2017
Aria
Las Vegas, United States

Shoptalk is 2017's most important retail and ecommerce event focused on disruptive innovation. It's an unprecedented gathering of individuals reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy, It's also a platform for startups, large retailers and brands, tech and Internet companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, network and collaborate.

Mar 27 2017 - Mar 30 2017
Orlando, United States

The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. Attend the 10th annual Summit and get the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.

2017 will mark the second time that the Smart Card Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments.

Mar 29 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Africa’s regional payments systems are undergoing a period of significant progress. At the crest of this wave are the east and west African mobile payments systems markets. Although these are already booming, with some mobile payment schemes widely regarded as models of success, there remains a significant need for improvement in the twin areas of interoperability and security.

This inaugural FT African Payments Innovation Summit will bring together key players from across the mobile payment industry to debate the challenges and the opportunities of providing greater financial access to bottom of the pyramid (BOTP) consumers.

Jun 20 2017 - Jun 21 2017
Chicago, United States

The 11th Mobile Payment Innovations Summit is scheduled for June 20-21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This event offers a road map for financial services to align internal strategies with external forces to succeed in today’s dynamic mobile payment markets.

Oct 9 2017 - Oct 11 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizers describe Shoptalk Europe as the only pan-European event for innovation in retail and ecommerce, covering the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy. This event fills a major industry gap by bringing together over 2,000 innovators from all of Europe, all ecosystem stakeholders and all industry verticals. Shoptalk Europe attendees are leaders - one in 10 is a CEO or founder and one in 3 is C-level - enabling everyone to learn, collaborate and evolve.

Mar 13 2018 - Mar 15 2018
Marina Bay Sands
, Singapore

Money20/20 organises the world’s largest events focussed on payments and financial services at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

In March 2018, Singapore will host the inaugural Money20/20 Asia; shining a light on the region’s unique opportunities, connecting companies and individuals that build disrupt and challenge how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

With 3,000+ expected attendees - of which 1 in 3 will be C-Level – and 400+ industry speakers, Money20/20 Asia is critical to driving a worldwide payments and financial services revolution with a pan-Asian focus.

HEADLINE NEWS

Deutsche Telekom Casts Doubt on Future of NFC SIMs, as It Quietly Closes Wallet in Germany

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Deutsche Telekom, one of the most important backers of SIM-based NFC through the years, now questions whether the technology could ever become a standard, as it quietly withdrew its little-used SIM-based NFC mobile wallet from the German market last week after more than two years.

Top 10 Misses: Wallet Take-Up, Bank Recruitment, Payments Wearables Rollouts Led List of Disappointments in Past Year

Jan 5 2017

NFC Times Exclusive – The rollout of digital payments, including services using NFC technology, are undoubtedly making progress, especially compared with just a few years ago.

More Chinese Smartphone Makers Enable NFC Transit Ticketing

NFC Times Exclusive – More Chinese OEMs have launched support for NFC transit ticketing, following earlier launches by Xiaomi and Huawei, NFC Times has learned, with at least five more device makers enabling service in one to two Chinese cities, or planning to do so.

Moscow Commuter Line Supports Open-Loop Fare Collection; Promotes Payments by Apple Pay

NFC Times Exclusive Insight - All stations on Moscow’s new commuter rail line, the Moscow Central Circle, or MCC, and some Moscow Metro stations linked with the new line, accept open-loop payments, including with Apple Pay, the Russian transit authority confirmed to NFC Times, adding that the authority is looking forward to accepting a range of other NFC-enabled wallets, including Samsung Pay.

Samsung Takes Two-Speed Approach to Launches of Samsung Pay

NFC Times Exclusive – In line with its October promise, Samsung has launched its mobile payments service in two additional markets, Malaysia and Thailand, bringing the number of markets to 12, counting Puerto Rico. Still, in some of the markets where Samsung Pay has launched, the device maker adopted a different rollout strategy, which it calls “early access.”

Huawei Enables More Cities for Transit Ticketing, as OEM Pay Providers Begin to Expand NFC Fare Collection Services

Dec 22 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Huawei and NXP Semiconductors have announced that the Chinese smartphone maker has added three cities to its transit-ticketing service from its Huawei Pay wallet, as Chinese OEMs continue to lead in enabling NFC fare collection from their devices.

NFC Secure Element Shipments to Miss Vendor Forecasts; Trade Group Eurosmart Declines to Release Details

NFC Times Exclusive – NFC secure element shipments for 2016 will be lower than earlier forecasts by card and chip vendor trade association Eurosmart, although the group is not saying by how much.

How It Works: Android Pay Launches in Japan Without HCE, Backed by One Closed-Loop Payments Service

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Google is using an embedded secure element to enable users to tap to pay in its latest Android Pay market, Japan–the first time since launching Android Pay that the search giant is not using host card emulation to enable payments.

Taiwanese Telco Launches Wallet Supporting Both NFC and QR Codes, with HCE Coming

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Far EasTone, one of Taiwan’s three major telcos, officially launched its mobile wallet Tuesday, offering a range of services and technologies as it prepares to compete with the coming of the “Pays” wallets, including Apple Pay, which is expected to launch in Taiwan in the first quarter.

Wirecard Sees Insuring In-Store Purchases as ‘Innovative’ Feature for Boon Payments App, but Will It Help App Stand Out in the Crowd?

Dec 19 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Germany-based white-label payments software and prepaid payments services provider Wirecard hopes to make its mobile payments app boon more attractive to German users by giving them the option of insuring their in-store purchases.

Apple Pay Chief: Ensuring Consistent User Experience Prompted Apple to Lock NFC Chip, Shun QR Codes

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – In case anyone is still wondering, Apple didn’t launch Apple Pay for the transaction fees it earns from banks, even if the iPhone maker still doesn’t publicly acknowledge it charges the fees to begin with.

Sony Pay? Sony Mobile Unlikely to Join ‘OEM Pay’ Club; Looking Instead to Local Deals to Enable Mobile Payments

NFC Times Exclusive – Sony Mobile has no plans to introduce its own payments service, choosing instead to work with local mobile payments service providers market by market, NFC Times has learned.