NFC Industry Events

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.

Apr 19 2017 - Apr 20 2017
Suntec Convention Centre
, Singapore

Seamless Asia evolved in recognition that your customers are changing. That your business is changing. Seamless is the key meeting place for this brave new world of commerce. It is a new event built on 20 years of experience – a seamless continuity from Asia’s largest and longest running conference focused on cards and payments, to a dynamic summit and large scale exhibition bringing together the converging worlds of ecommerce, retail and payments

Apr 26 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Windhoek, Nambia

ID4Africa returns in expanded form in 2017 following two successful events in 2015 and 2016 which collectively brought together over 900 stakeholders in the identity space. The annual government forum and expo focuses on digital identity and its application for driving socio-economic development in Africa. It provides a unique opportunity for African nations to compare experiences, share knowledge and pool resources to build capacity related to developing identity systems. Follow the movement at http://www.id4africa.com/, or on Twitter @ID4Africa.

Apr 28 2017
Hilton Tower Bridge
London, U.K.

Now in its 11th year, the Contactless Intelligence Conference has built a reputation for providing key players in the contactless industry crucial insights from the IMPLEMENTORS themselves. The 2017 Conference will once again examine different sectors and how successful implementations of contactless and mobile technology have significantly improved the user experience. The focus will be on transforming the way we pay, looking at trending solutions set to make a lasting impact on smart payment schemes, be it for the transit sector, ticketing, charity, corporate access or next generation retail.

May 2 2017 - May 4 2017
Caribe Royale Orlando
Orlando, Florida

Loyalty Expo is described as a true Voice of the Customer-driven, best practice-focused customer loyalty and reward conference. Presented by Loyalty360 – The Association for Customer Loyalty, this year's gathering provides a unique forum to meet and discuss the challenges facing brands today. Attendees will leave Loyalty Expo with an understanding of new research, technologies and solutions to aid their organizations on the customer loyalty journey.

May 23 2017 - May 25 2017
The LTA Auditorium, Singapore

The Transport Revenue Management Forum is the world’s longest running conference and expo for transport ticketing and transport payments stakeholders. Contactless automated fare collection was pioneered in Asian markets and today the region is home to the world’s largest and most innovative smart integrated, multimodal transport ticketing schemes. In 2017 the forum will once again provide unique opportunities for experts to discuss today’s latest developments in transport revenue collection and the expected roadmap for next-generation electronic fare management systems.

Jun 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Berlin, Germany

The banking sector is going through very turbulent times amid innovations in the market. Retail banks are trying to keep up with new entrants in the market including challenger banks or FinTechs. At this event you can learn about innovative developments in digital banking and emerging Fintech trends and how they will change the banking industry. This is an opportunity to get to know the Robo Advise and debate whether this can be the future of retail investing. Other presentations include sessions on payment innovations such as Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology, delivering superior customer service, and more; attendees will reap the benefit of meeting industry leaders, networking with retail banking experts and enjoying high standard presentations followed by interactive Q&A sessions.

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.

Jun 26 2017 - Jun 28 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

The payments, financial services and retail sectors are currently experiencing an accelerated period of product development, characterised by technology and regulatory-based disruption. In this new emerging reality, collaboration is the key to survival. Money20/20 Europe is engineered to bring together all the stakeholders with a part to play in the commerce revolution: payments and financial services providers, banks and non-banks, the mobile ecosystem, the retail industry (offline and online), marketing services and data companies, investors, advisory firms and government bodies.

HEADLINE NEWS

Exclusive: Visa Locks Out Third-Party Token Service Providers; Sets Dates for Ending Support for Alternate PANs

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Unlike at least some other major networks, including Mastercard, Visa has shown no intention of allowing third-party token service providers to tokenize Visa-branded cards, requiring nearly all issuers to use Visa’s own Visa Token Service, or VTS, sources told NFC Times.

Exclusive: What Tokenization Fees from Visa Might Look Like for Issuers

NFC TIMES Exclusive – While Visa has said it is waiving tokenization fees for issuers that join its commercial tokenization hub, VDEP, and use its Visa Token Service, some observers believe the network will charge the fees sooner or later.

Sony Launches Support for FeliCa Technology on HCE Devices, Though Few Handsets Available Yet

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Japan’s Sony Corp. is supporting host card emulation with its proprietary FeliCa contactless technology, which could enable service providers to avoid the need for secure elements in rolling out FeliCa-based applications on NFC phones.

Samsung Semiconductor Faces Challenges in Rolling Out Contactless-Payments Service for Wearables

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Samsung Semiconductor believes there is room for yet another closed-loop payments service, one that enables consumers to pay with contactless wearables devices that carry its dual-interface chips.

Android Pay Launches in Belgium, While State-Owned Belfius Bank Takes Two-Staged Approach to Own HCE Rollout

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Two of the largest banks in Belgium have launched, or are planning to launch, HCE-based mobile payments but chose different approaches: BNP Paribas Fortis decided to first launch with Android Pay, while state-owned Belfius Bank plans to enable the service within its mobile-banking app.

Serbia's KomBank Seeks to Increase Mobile Banking Users with HCE Service

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Komercijalna banka Beograd, known as KomBank, one of Serbia’s largest banks, incorporated a host-card-emulation-based mobile payment service into its mobile banking app to increase awareness and use of the app, Slobodan Lukić, the bank's deputy director of the payment cards division told NFC Times.

Apple Pay Launches in Ireland and Gears Up in Italy; but Only One Major Bank On Board So Far in Each Country

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple has expanded its mobile payments service to another small market, with its launch Tuesday in Ireland, but is preparing to launch in a much larger market, Italy.

Taiwan’s Largest Transit Ticketing Service Plans Bluetooth-Enabled Mobile Ticketing, Though Needs Regulatory Approval

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Taiwan’s EasyCard Corp., the operator of the country’s largest closed-loop transit and retail payments service, is working with a provider of Bluetooth-enabled mobile payments technology to offer customers an NFC-like experience to pay for rides and purchases in stores.

Australian Domestic Debit Network Nears Launch of Token Service Provider to Compete with Visa and Mastercard

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Australia’s largest domestic debit network, eftpos, plans to launch its overdue tokenization service commercially by the second quarter, likely serving at least one of the country’s big four banks for its HCE mobile wallet and one or more of the “Pays” wallets, such as Android Pay and possibly Apple Pay, NFC Times has learned.

Certification Issues and Legal Battle Delay Launch of Kerv Ring; Wearables Maker Says Ring Ready

NFC TIMES Exclusive – After two years addressing design, certification and legal issues, UK-based start-up Kerv Wearables says it’s finally ready to launch its NFC-enabled ring.

Exclusive: Why are Some of the Largest U.S. Merchants Balking at Supporting NFC?

NFC TIMES Exclusive – While the base of contactless point-of-sale terminals in the U.S. has grown substantially over the past two and a half years, some of the country’s largest merchants continue to resist the idea of accepting such NFC wallets as Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Exclusive: Taiwanese Banks to Pay Apple Cut of Transaction Fees on Par with U.S.

NFC TIMES Exclusive – TAIPEI, Taiwan: Apple will collect a cut of transaction fees from Taiwanese banks on credit card transactions that is around the same level as the tech giant takes from U.S. credit card issuers, when Apple Pay launches in Taiwan, expected later this month, NFC Times has learned.