NFC Industry Events

Apr 15 2015
New York, United States

A follow-up to the Kinfos-organized HCE Summit in London in the fall of 2014. The focus remains on host-card emulation and alternatives to secure elements and TSMs for NFC-based payments and other secure applications. A companion Tokenization Summit is also planned the following day at the same venue.

Apr 20 2015 - Apr 21 2015
London, United Kingdom

The Mobile Commerce and Banking Summit brings together over 150 visionary mobile product leaders from major retail banks, financial institutions, retailers and wireless carriers to discuss the critical challenges facing consumer adoption and engagement in mobile banking apps and solutions.

Apr 22 2015 - Apr 23 2015
Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Organizers describe the Conference and co-located Trade Exhibition as Asia's largest card and payments event, and estimate attendance at 1000 for the conference and 10,000 for the exhibition.

Apr 28 2015 - Apr 29 2015
Hilton London Tower
London, UK

Our conference is now in its 9th year and has built up a solid reputation of providing key players in the contactless industry insights from the IMPLEMENTORS themselves. This 2 day event combines a conference (covering advances in the transport, unattended and retail sectors), the Contactless & Mobile Awards Dinner and in-depth Forums (focusing on Mobile ID and Open Standards).

May 5 2015 - May 7 2015
Washington D.C., United States

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA hosts a top-quality, three-day conference uniquely concentrated on North American issues for senior level decision makers. In addition, the show floor features one of the largest cross-sections of the industry suppliers, representative of the full supply chain.

May 19 2015 - May 20 2015

This event focuses on innovating the customer experience with digital strategies, user experience and fintech. The 2015 edition offers its expected 4000+ attendees the opportunity to understand the links between these three vital dimension and the keys to reaching global excellence in today’s digital world.

May 20 2015 - May 21 2015
Melbourne, Australia

Emerging technology, regulation, new players, disruptive strategies and changes in consumer behaviour are changing the cards, payments and retail landscape. Cards & Payments Australia 2015 offers a place where this innovation and expertise are showcased, solutions are found and learning is done.

Jun 4 2015
London, UK

NFCP Global Summit returns to London with its 3rd Edition. The conference offers three collocated Industry events, uniting all the key stakeholders from the Retail, Banking & FS, and Transport Sectors.

Jul 10 2015 - Jul 11 2015
National Exhibition and Convention Center
Shanghai, China

2015 iMoney Expo is China's prestigious payment and financial service event covering mobile, retail, data, technology and marketing services. It is a vibrant marketplace where merchants, payment companies, banks and technology firms meet to develop new business, exchange industry insights and network with peers. iMoney Expo is the intersection of retail, prepaid, alternative financial services and technology.

Sep 15 2015 - Sep 17 2015
Marseille, France

Organizers describe this conference as focusing on "proximity services for connected consumers." Emphasis on m-Payment and retail cases, with a broad range of verticals covered: transport, automotive, ticketing, marketing, access, and more. Includes a new innovation hub, the Smart Innovation Show.

Sep 22 2015 - Sep 23 2015
Suntec City, Singapore

The IOT Show will address the new business possibilities from the internet of things and contextual technology, exploring new business models, facilitating new collaborations and partnerships, and generating new ideas. Conference organizers say The IOT Show is about getting the prototypes out of the lab and into the market.

Oct 7 2015 - Oct 8 2015
Phoenix, AZ, United States

This conference showcases the burgeoning technology of Near Field Communications, offering an expanded look at NFC devices and add-ons, the status of the growing NFC ecosystem, the growing world of NFC-enabled payments and other applications, NFC security and other implementations, and global market forecasts

Oct 25 2015 - Oct 28 2015
The Venetian
Las Vegas, U.S.

Money20/20 is the largest global event focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. With 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000+ CEOs, from 3,000+ companies and 75 countries, expected at this 2015 U.S. event, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

Nov 17 2015 - Nov 19 2015
Paris, France

The global event for the digital security industry dedicated to secure solutions for payment, identification and mobility.

Jan 6 2016 - Jan 9 2016
Las Vegas, United States
Feb 22 2016 - Feb 25 2016
Barcelona, Spain


Gemalto Claims 25% of U.S. EMV Market; Seeks to Take Spotlight Off SIM

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – France-based Gemalto, which is keen to take the spotlight off its SIM business, projects EMV cards to represent perhaps the largest expected source of revenue growth in the coming year.

Square Acquires Payment Processing Tech Vendor Kili; May be Planning NFC mPOS, but Will it Keep DeviceFidelity?

Mar 13 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – UPDATED: Mobile point-of-sale device supplier Square has acquired payment processing component vendor Kili Technology, the same vendor that purchased NFC accessory vendor DeviceFidelity in November, but Square does not plan to keep DeviceFidelity, a source connected with Square told NFC Times.

Samsung Pay Unpacked: Details on Samsung’s Planned Business Model, Architecture and Unannounced Banks Revealed

NFC Times Exclusive – NFC Times has learned new details about how Samsung intends to make money from its planned payments service, Samsung Pay; as well as the technology architecture the OEM will use and the identity of two unannounced banks, along with a new category of issuer that is planning to participate.

Analysis: Gemalto Abandons Hard-Line Stance on NFC in Embracing Tokenization, Supporting HCE

NFC Times Exclusive – The public relations debacle Gemalto faced following revelations last month that U.S. and UK spy agencies had stolen keys from its SIM cards is not the only problem the France-based vendor has had to deal with regarding SIMs.

People on the Move: MasterCard Makes Executive Changes to Mobile Team

NFC Times Exclusive – MasterCard Worldwide has named James Anderson group executive for platforms, a key position inside the payment network, which is seeking to secure its role in the ecosystem as mobile payments start to gather steam, NFC Times has learned.

Commonwealth Bank Launching HCE; Other Australian Banks Expected to Follow

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – One of Australia’s largest banks, Commonwealth Bank, is launching NFC payments from its mobile-banking app using host-card emulation, having earlier tried embedded secure elements, contactless stickers and iPhone attachments.

Android Pay Expected to Support HCE, Targeted to Encourage More Third-Party Payments Apps

NFC Times Exclusive Insight ­– Google’s recently announced API for NFC payments applications, Android Pay, is expected to support apps using host card emulation, or HCE, but also likely will support storage of keys on hardware.

Apple Releases Launch Date, More Details for Smartwatch; Set to Become Premier Payments Wearable

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple’s new wearable, Apple Watch, will support Apple Pay as well as mobile keys for hotel rooms, the company announced Monday.

Galaxy S6 to Carry Embedded Secure Element; Samsung Splits NFC Controller Contract

Mar 2 2015

BARCELONA, Spain – NFC Times Exclusive (UPDATED): The Galaxy S6 will carry an embedded secure element, mainly to enable nonpayment applications, while supporting NFC payments with host-card emulation and storing payment tokens in a secure area on the processor, an ARM-based TrustZone, a representative of Samsung told NFC Times. The embedded secure element also could be used to store tokens outside of the U.S. 

Samsung to Launch Apple Pay Rival in Summer Using Proprietary Technology and NFC

Mar 2 2015

BARCELONA, Spain – NFC Times Exclusive Insight: Samsung Electronics has unveiled its Apple Pay rival, which it calls Samsung Pay, a mobile-payments service that, as expected, supports technology from Samsung’s recent acquisition of LoopPay combined with NFC. 

MasterCard, Visa Tout Host-Card Emulation Projects, as Buzz Returns to HCE

Mar 1 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Following a lull in attention on host-card emulation with the announcement and launch of Apple Pay in the latter half of last year, the buzz appears to be back on HCE, and among the latest organizations promoting it is MasterCard Worldwide.

MasterCard, EMVCo Working on ‘Payment Identifier’ to Help Merchants Track Consumers with Tokens

NFC Times Exclusive MasterCard Worldwide and EMVCo are working on a “payment identifier” that could cover all tokens for a particular card account issued to consumers, according to the payment network.