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NFC Industry Events

WIMA-The Money Event - Banner
Sep 9 2014 - Sep 11 2014
Las Vegas, United States

Organizers describe The Money Event at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week as a place where the mobile and money ecosystems meet. Attendees involved in connected commerce, digital money, mobile marketing or open platforms are offered two and a half days of presentations, panel discussions, company-specific demonstrations and networking. More than 40,000 attendees from 100 countries are expected at the CTIA event. WIMA USA, a global event dedicated to NFC, BLE, QR, Proximity and Big Data solutions, is a content partner of this event. Prices start at $795, NFC Times readers benefit from a 20% discount. Use discount code: NFCTimes20.

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.  

Jan 21 2015 - Jan 22 2015
Stockholm, Sweden


Visa Announces Plans to Introduce Token Service as Part of Mobile Revamp

Jul 25 2014 (All day)

Visa Inc. announced Thursday it would launch a tokenization service in September, as part of what it calls its Visa Digital Solutions “suite of offerings.”

Taiwan Telco Group Goal of 2014 TSM Launch May be Hard to Reach; NFC SIM Footprint Also Small

Jul 24 2014 (All day)

Taiwanese mobile operators have sold a combined 4.2 million NFC-enabled phones and hope to launch their joint TSM platform by the end of the year.

E-Plus Joins Other German Telcos in Launching NFC Wallet and Prepaid Payments Service

Germany’s third largest mobile operator, E-Plus, has launched NFC payments with a prepaid wallet card, joining other German telcos, which have also launched prepaid payments applications on their SIM cards.

Australian Credit Union Launches First HCE Service in Asia Pacific

Jul 14 2014

Australia’s largest credit union, CUA, is the first financial institution in Asia-Pacific to commercially launch mobile payments using host-card emulation, announcing the move today in Australia.

China UnionPay Strikes Deal with ZTE to Use Embedded Chips for Payments

Payment network China UnionPay and China-based handset maker ZTE have disclosed an agreement to enable contactless payment on embedded chips in two of ZTE’s latest high-end Android phones.

Hungary Concludes Year-Long NFC Trial, Prepares for Commercial Launches

As the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association prepares to enable its members to commercially launch NFC mobile payments, it has released the results of its 12-month NFC payments and loyalty pilot along with a survey of users.

Swiss Telcos to Share Tapit NFC Mobile Wallet Platform

Swiss telco Swisscom has launched an NFC mobile wallet app called Tapit, with the country’s two other major telcos expected to follow later in 2014.

Airlines Continue to Test NFC for Boarding; BLE Piloted for Airport Navigation

France-based telco Orange and Air France, along with airline industry and information technology services provider SITA have launched a trial of an NFC boarding pass application for the airline’s route from Toulouse to Paris, and SITA is also piloting Bluetooth low energy beacons at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Visa, MasterCard to Offer HCE Services to Banks, as They Seek to Expedite Rollout of Technology

NFC Times Exclusive: Both Visa and MasterCard plan to offer their own HCE services to banks and other issuers to help the financial institutions launch host-card emulation, as the payment networks continue to try to expedite the rollout of HCE technology for NFC mobile payments, NFC Times has learned.

BBVA’s Pioneering HCE Service: Payments Innovation Head Talks Tokens, Reasons for Shunning SIMs

NFC Times Exclusive: Host-card emulation represents an “inflection point” for driving the rollout of NFC mobile payments and could also help the SIM-based NFC ecosystem to become more efficient and less costly, the head of payments innovation for major Spanish bank BBVA told NFC Times.

Canada Sees More NFC Commercial Launches with SIMs, but Market Remains Unsettled

Jul 15 2014 (All day)

NFC Times Exclusive: With its high rate of smartphone ownership, strong contactless-payment infrastructure and well-developed NFC ecosystem, Canada is increasingly seen as a market to watch for NFC commercial deployments.

Spanish Bank BBVA Announces Commercial Launch of HCE-Based Payments

Jul 1 2014 (All day)

Spanish bank BBVA is claiming to be the first bank to commercially launch payments with host-card emulation, announcing today an upgrade of its Android mobile-wallet app incorporating Visa’s HCE specifications.