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NFC Industry Events

Sep 22 2014 - Sep 24 2014
Pharo Palace
Marseille, France

Now in its fourth edition, the event explores the emerging ways  in which consumers shop, spend money, travel, connect and play, through such mobile proximity technologies as NFC, including HCE; QR codes, Bluetooth low energy and other location-based services.Mobile proximity

Sep 23 2014 - Sep 24 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand

As the payment card technology roadmap continues to evolve at a rapid pace, banks are finding it increasingly challenging to develop and grow their consumer payments businesses. Between Q4 2013 and Q1 2014 there were already major and unexpected announcements that will significantly affect the development of future consumer payments products. With these and other issues at hand, the fifth annual Asian Payment Card Forum will explore the most important issues, which are driving the consumer payments landscape in Asia today. 

Sep 30 2014
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, United States

The conference is billed by organizer GlobalPlatform as the market's only comprehensive event focused on the advancing the trusted execution environment landscape. The one-day industry gathering provides delegates with an insight into the opportunities presented by this technology for the deployment of trusted applications in open environments.

Oct 7 2014 - Oct 8 2014
Barcelona, Spain

The event is billed by organizers as the place where payments and finance meet mobile and technology–created, planned and executed by practitioners in the mobile financial industry with a strong focus on banks, telecom and technology. Heads of mobile, innovation, market development and payments and executives are expected to attend. 

Oct 14 2014 - Oct 15 2014
Marriott London Maida Vale
London, United Kindon

The DMW Summit returns to London in October drawing industry participants looking to define and expand their future mobile wallet strategies. Presentations lineup includes speakers from LaCaixa, Barclays, RBS, Paym Wallet, PayPal, LG Electronics, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, TFL, Santander, McDonald's, and others.

Oct 15 2014 - Oct 17 2014
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia

The annual event will again provide one of the few opportunities for transport ticketing, tolling and e-payments scheme operators and other industry experts to meet to discuss the current and future business issues in transport ticketing, particularly as it relates to NFC-mobile ticketing after host-card emulation. An exposition of latest solutions for revenue collections in transport will be included at the forum with site visits to on day three.

Oct 15 2014
Marriott London Maida Vale
London, United Kingdom

Billed as the first-ever HCE conference-expo, this event aims to gather major HCE pioneers in this revolutionary enabling technology. Presentations by leading domain experts on the changing Ecosystem, dominant players, HCE architecture, Standards, impact on SIM/TSM business, and future challenges. This event is co-located with the 2nd Digital & Mobile Wallet Summit for shared networking and exhibition areas.

Nov 2 2014 - Nov 6 2014
Las Vegas, United States

Premier U.S. event for emerging payments. A range of payments technologies will be covered at the event, which organizers expect will attract more than 6,000 attendees.  

Nov 19 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Shanghai, China

The 5th Internet Finance and Payment Innovation 2014 will be held on November 19-21 in Shanghai, China. Organizers expect around 250 leaders from commercial banks, payment service or solution providers, P2P, e-commerce companies, handset producers, airlines, funds, assurance, telecom carriers, government, central banks, association and others to attend. The focus will be on current hot topics including ” The Roadmap of P2P and Crowdfunding in the Context of Internet Finance”, “Bank’s Mashup Practice in Internet Finance”, “Mobile Finance 3.0”, “Develop Cloud-Payment Platform to Safeguard Payment Security”, and many others.

Jan 21 2015 - Jan 22 2015
Stockholm, Sweden


Spain’s Bankinter Launches HCE Commercially

Spanish bank Bankinter has launched its long-anticipated mobile-payments service based on host-card emulation, after being one of the first banks to propose an HCE-enabled service.

Apple Announces Bold Move into Mobile Payments Using NFC Technology

Sep 9 2014 (All day)

Apple, as predicted, is taking the NFC plunge, adopting the technology in its next iPhones and Apple Watch to enable a mobile-payments service, Apple Pay, and disclosing partnerships with the three largest U.S. payment networks, issuers representing more than 80% of U.S. credit card volume and major national merchants.

OTI Names Reader Customers; Discusses Wave Pilots; Possible iPhone Impact

NFC Times Exclusive: Ofer Tziperman, CEO of Israel-based NFC reader maker OTI, has named two of its largest reader customers in the North American market in an interview with NFC Times.

NFC Tags with I²C Interface Could Allow More Complex Device Pairing

NXP Semiconductors said its NTAG I²C tags, which combine an NFC Forum Type 2 NFC tag with an IC contact serial interface, will allow more complex device interfaces between smartphones and consumer electronics, such as home appliances, wearable devices, and health and fitness monitors

Canada’s Desjardins Expects Gradual Adoption of New SIM-Based NFC Payments; Interested in HCE

Quebec-based credit union Desjardins says that it expects gradual, or what it calls “progressive,” adoption of the SIM-based NFC mobile payments service, which it launched commercially this week, following an earlier soft launch.

Your Preview of Apple’s NFC Launch: Yes to SE, No to HCE, Tag Reading Unlikely

NFC Times Exclusive: Apple’s scheduled announcement Tuesday of its next iPhone is expected to make it the last and also the most prominent of the major smartphone makers to adopt NFC.

Isis and MCX Announce New Brands as Apple's Planned Mobile-Payments Service Looms

The telco-owned joint venture behind the Isis Wallet announced a new name for the wallet, while the merchant-led MCX consortium finally released its consumer-facing brand and a timeframe for a planned rollout, as the U.S. mobile-payments landscape heats up.

Gemalto Reports Lackluster First Half Though Notes Strong TSM Revenue Growth

Gemalto reported flat revenue and a drop in profit for the first half of 2014, though noted that sales for its TSM and NFC SIM business were strong, and its EMV card business in the U.S. was ramping up.

LG Licenses NFC Patents from Inside Despite NXP Suit Calling Patents Invalid

Aug 19 2014 (All day)

LG Electronics has signed a global licensing deal for NFC technology patents from Inside Secure, an initial win for Inside and its strategy to try to cash in on its NFC IP.

Contactless Reader and NFC Vendor OTI Reports Higher Sales

Israel-based On Track Innovations reported new orders for its NFC and contactless readers in North America, along with the first shipments of its NFC-enabled Wave attachment, driving higher revenue, though the vendor’s quarterly losses continued.

Identiv Reports Higher Revenue; NFC a Key Driver

U.S.-based Identiv reported higher revenue and narrowed losses for the second quarter, predicting a breakeven or positive result by the end of the year, as the company’s restructuring program draws to a close.

Gemalto Plans to Acquire SafeNet; Gives Vendor Network Security; Possible HCE Technology

France-based Gemalto has announced plans to acquire U.S.-based data security firm SafeNet in a cash and debt deal worth $890 million, its biggest acquisition since Gemalto was created in 2006 with the merger of what was then the two largest smart card companies, Gemplus and Axalto.