NFC Industry Events

Sep 12 2017 - Sep 14 2017
San Francisco, United States

The GSMA and CTIA, which represents the U.S. wireless communications industry, recently announced a partnership to create a new mobile industry event in the United States. The inaugural 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas will showcase how mobile is creating the connected life, transforming how individuals, businesses and entire industries communicate, interact and innovate. Mobile World Congress Americas is set to become the leading mobile industry event in the Americas, with a strong focus on North, Central and South America. MWC Americas will naturally include a conference program featuring C-level speakers and leading industry experts; an exhibition showing the latest mobile technologies, products and services; a regulatory and public policy program; partner events; free seminars and many other activities. It is expected that the inaugural event in San Francisco will attract 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors.

Sep 14 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Vienna, Austria

The 4th Annual European Payments Forum will focus on the many changes within the industry during the past year, as well as future forecasts. The FinTech war has just began, and will change the entire business and affect all stakeholders. Among other things, attendees can learn more about Blockchain from well-known topic experts and debate whether banks are ready for the adoption; hear more about PSD 2 and its improvement on the payment experience from different points of view; and join a Round Table Discussion offering a debate on banking (r)evolution and the technological innovations within the industry–do they disrupt or improve different processes?

This event aims to bring together representatives from various segments of the payments industry in order to discuss the challenging issues they face as well as potential solutions.

Sep 21 2017 - Sep 22 2017
LaLit Hotel
Mumbai, India

Organizer APSCA describes this forum as Asia’s largest gathering of card issuers and acquirers, domestic bank card networks, international payment systems, mobile payment companies and e-payment services providers, meeting to explore best practices for driving the consumer payments landscape towards a digital payments future. This year's event will be hosted by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and will provide a unique learning, discussion and networking opportunity for experts in consumer payments and retail banking in Asia.

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Sep 27 2017 - Sep 28 2017
SMX Convention Center
Manila, Philippines

This event will feature four tracks of content and industry insights from payments, e-commerce, fulfilment  and retail. Each of them are tirelessly working together to ensure customers can discover, transact and collect seamlessly. Attendees can benefit from the insights of more than 80 speakers and thought leaders, who are set to share their personal experiences, challenges and successes in the pursuit of driving omni-channel development in the Philippines.

 

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.

Oct 22 2017 - Oct 25 2017
The Venetian
Las Vegas, United States

Money20/20 is an established, world-class event covering payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

With 11,000+ attendees, including more than 1,700 CEOs & Presidents, from 4,500 companies and 85 countries, expected at our 2017 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 28 2017 - Nov 30 2017
Palais des Festivals
Cannes, FRANCE

TRUSTECH is described as the largest international event dedicated to trust-based technologies. Secure Payment, Identification and Connections are the key words for this 3-day event offering valuable networking & business opportunities and a complete line up of thought leader speakers. In addition, TRUSTECH will include a selection of startups and fintechs showcasing their latest innovations for the Payment and Identification industries.

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

Denmark’s Largest Bank Plans to Expand Reach of Its Growing MobilePay Wallet; Continues to Favor BLE over NFC and QR Codes

NFC TIMES Exclusive –  Danske Bank’s MobilePay service in Denmark is one of the few mobile-wallet success stories globally, though on a small scale. Now the bank is planning to expand to other Nordic countries and seeks to continue to use BLE technology, not NFC, to enable the in-store piece of its mobile payments service.

Despite Launch of Three Major ‘Pays’ in Taiwan, Visa Plans to Also Support QR Code Payments on Island

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Visa says it plans to support QR code-based mobile payments late next year in Taiwan–a market where all three major “Pays” wallets have launched supporting Visa-branded cards with NFC.

Apple Tag Reading Will Not be as Open as Android; Could Create Problems for User Experience Say Some Tag Experts

NFC TIMES Exclusive – While NFC tag suppliers and other NFC backers rejoiced over Apple’s recent announcement that it would support NFC tag reading with its next mobile operating system, iOS 11, early indications are that tag reading with Apple NFC devices will not be as open as with Android devices, and the user experience will not be as simple.

Apple Takes Another Small Step to Offer More Value-Added Services for Apple Pay Users

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Some U.S. restaurant chains plan to integrate their white-label loyalty platform with Apple Pay by the end of the year, and the program will use the NFC interface to enable users to tap to pay and collect or redeem loyalty points with as little as one tap, NFC Times has learned.

Study: Merchants Could Boost Sales by Easing Fears Over Digital Security

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – A survey conducted by American Express suggests that U.S. merchants could increase their online sales by taking steps to enhance the security of customers' information.

Despite False Starts, Focus on Mobile Transit Ticketing Continues in China

NFC TIMES Exclusive ­– Chinese payments and mobile companies continue to look for ways to enable transit ticketing with smartphones, with projects in progress or expected using host card emulation, embedded secure elements and possibly even another contactless SIM from China Mobile, NFC Times has learned.

Belgium’s Belfius Bank Fully Launches HCE Mobile Payments Service

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Belgium’s Belfius Bank said it signed up 25,000 users within a three-week period recently for its HCE-enabled mobile payments service that it has launched as part of its mobile-banking app.

EU Antitrust Regulators Launch In-Depth Investigation into Qualcomm’s Planned NXP Acquisition

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – European Union antitrust regulators have launched an in-depth review of Qualcomm’s planned $47 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, the largest supplier of NFC controllers and secure elements globally.

Visa Expands Token Service Provider ‘Partner’ Program, Though Most Vendors Not Yet Integrated with VTS

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight ­– Visa this week announced a new list of 13 “partner” companies to help it distribute and manage Visa-generated tokens, which the network giant is promoting for use in what it hopes will be large-scale rollouts of Internet of Things devices that can do payments.

Analysis: Apple Apparently Sees Need for Additional Pairing Technology with Support for NFC Tag Reading

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight ­– Nearly three years after embracing NFC technology for mobile payments but declining to support NFC’s tag-reading mode, Apple, in a surprise move, is adding tag-reading support to its NFC-enabled devices, including the iPhone 7 series and forthcoming iPhone 8, as well as its Apple Watch.

Exclusive: Major U.S. Processors Say In-Store Transactions for Pays Wallets Remain Disappointing

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Apple Pay and the other major Pays wallets still only account for around 1% of card transactions in the U.S., three major processors told NFC Times. At least two of the processors say they haven’t seen growth in Apple Pay over at least the past year.

Alipay North America Chief Insists Company has No Plans for U.S.-Based Wallet

NFC TIMES Exclusive –  Alipay has no plans today to introduce a mobile wallet in the U.S., and is instead expanding its merchant acceptance footprint in the U.S. only to serve Chinese visitors, Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America, told NFC Times.