NFC Industry Events

Dec 5 2016 - Dec 7 2016
Marriott City Center
Denver, United States

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE -- Engagement & Experience Expo is a forum to openly discuss customer, brand and channel challenges and solutions. The event focuses on optimizing the customer experience at all touch-points and increasing the impact of engagement throughout the customer lifecycle.

Through a robust slate of best-in-class speakers and interactive discussions, attendees will learn about the latest theories, best practices, relevant case studies, emerging trends and strategies that drive measurable behavioral change and quantifiable results. Brand marketers benefit from structured networking with their peers during a meet and greet at the beginning of the conference, followed by a peer-to-peer roundtable session on day 2. These networking sessions enable brand marketers to connect with others who are facing similar challenges and opportunities.

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
Berline, 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.

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.

HEADLINE NEWS

Exclusive: Two More Polish Banks Prepare to Launch HCE Payments

Nov 24 2016

NFC Times Exclusive – Two more Polish banks plan to launch mobile payments using host card emulation technology, NFC Times has learned, adding to a growing list of mobile payments services in Poland, which saw the launch of its first “Pays” service last week with the introduction of Android Pay.

Android Pay Launches in Contactless Hot Spot Poland, but Cards from Only One Major Bank Available to Start

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Google has expanded its mobile payments service into a sixth market, Poland, targeting the country’s high penetration of contactless point-of-sale terminals. In-app payments will follow, according to the search giant.

Long-Struggling OTI Makes Progress Toward Achieving Profitability; Still Refuses to Give Guidance

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – After years of effort, Israel-based contactless reader and NFC vendor On Track Innovations achieved a rare quarterly operating profit from continuing operations, thanks to cost cutting and a high gross margin, helped by a onetime licensing fee. But it still showed a net loss and the cost reductions may have bottomed out.

Citigroup Announces Citi Pay HCE App as Expected; Launch in U.S. Delayed until Early Next Year

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – As NFC Times reported a month ago, U.S.-based Citigroup is the latest bank with plans to launch an HCE-enabled mobile wallet for Android phones, “Citi Pay,” which will launch in Asia-Pacific first then in the U.S., using Masterpass technology.

Intesa Sanpaolo Expands HCE Mobile Payments Services to Five Countries

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy's largest retail bank, launched its HCE-enabled mobile wallet service in a fifth market, Serbia, in October through its local subsidiary Banca Intesa Beograd and claimed a country first by deploying an HCE-based payments service branded as Wave2Pay.

Samsung Pay Launches Quietly in Canada with ‘Early-Access’ Service from One Major Bank, CIBC

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – One of Canada’s big five banks, CIBC, launched Samsung Pay this week, making its Visa-branded credit cards available as part of an “early-access” launch that Samsung itself hasn’t yet announced.

Samsung Discloses Plans for Samsung Pay Launch in Taiwan; Apple Pay Launch Expected on Island Nation Soon

Nov 9 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Samsung today disclosed plans in a local forum to launch Samsung Pay in Taiwan next year with several banks and a closed-loop payments service, iPASS, which could be used for transit fare collection. The launch is expected around the first quarter.

Samsung Seeks Global Reach for NFC Transit Ticketing But Must Overcome Tech Challenges, Lack of Standards

NFC Times Exclusive – Samsung has been considering introducing NFC transit ticketing in every market where it has launched Samsung Pay, including the U.S., an

Square Plans to Make Square Cash Available in Apple Pay Wallet to Enable Customers to Tap to Pay in Stores

NFC Times Exclusive – Payments company Square is preparing to make its Square Cash service available as a prepaid payment application for Apple Pay in the U.S., which would enable Square Cash money-transfer users to tap for purchases in stores, NFC Times has learned.

Visa Blocks Singaporean Bank UOB from Using Own TSP to Tokenize Visa Cards for Apple Pay

Nov 1 2016

NFC Times Exclusive – When United Overseas Bank in Singapore launched its mobile wallet app with host card emulation, UOB Mighty, in November of 2015, it was the first bank outside of the U.S. to use the Visa Token Service, Visa’s on-behalf-of tokenization service.

Google Chases Goal of Multichannel Mobile Payments with Both Checkout and Masterpass: How It Will Work

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – As global mobile wallet providers Google, Samsung and Microsoft race to deliver multichannel payments to stay on par with Apple, all three have chosen to add online payments to their mobile wallets by integrating with the digital platforms of one or both of the two largest U.S. payments networks, Visa and Mastercard.

Qualcomm Buys Largest NFC Chip Supplier; Tight Integration Expected to Continue with NXP’s NFC Technology

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Seeking to expand its presence in such highly anticipated growth markets as the Internet of Things and intelligent cars, Qualcomm made good on earlier reported plans to buy Netherlands-based chip maker NXP Semiconductors, today announcing an all-cash deal worth $38.5 billion for NXP’s shares and total $47 billion including debt.