NFC Industry Events

Oct 13 2016
Hyatt Regency
Santa Clara, United States

This conference is the market's only TEE-focused industry gathering. Hosted by GlobalPlatform, the organization that is leading the efforts to standardize this technology, the session offers a unique opportunity for stakeholders engaged in the development and deployment of TEE technology to discuss current market status as well as future business requirements and long-term market evolution.

Oct 19 2016 - Oct 20 2016
The Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
Chicago, United States

The Security of Things, the Smart Card Alliance’s newest event, takes a deep dive into the advantages and challenges IoT presents across every market, including payments, transportation, industrial, consumer and healthcare, and highlights the need for secure IoT architectures using embedded security and privacy technology. With a history of success in hosting industry events involving emerging markets and secure chip technology, the Smart Card Alliance is bringing together experts from both the IoT and security communities to discuss the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving security and privacy in IoT.

Oct 23 2016 - Oct 26 2016
The Venetian
Las Vegas, United States

Organizers describe Money20/20 as the largest global event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. Expected to draw 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from over 3,000 companies and 75 countries, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. The next Money20/20 will be held in Las Vegas, October 23-26, 2016, followed by Money20/20 Europe in June 2017.

Nov 7 2016 - Nov 9 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Cashless World is a conference & exhibition dedicated to the disruptive innovations in the way we pay and transfer money. 80 speakers will explore the tech advances replacing traditional cash & card solutions, their impact on the payment ecosystem and the challenges to implement them round the world: commerce payments new models & technologies (NFC, wearables, KYC...), digital money innovations(P2P, real-time, Blockchain...) with focuses on security & fraud reduction, regulation approaches, APIs role, etc. Taking over Smart Contactless World conference, Cashless World will gather 350 digital payment professionals from industry leaders to the smallest fintechs, from financial institutions to IT providers.

Cashless World features a pre-conference tutorial “Banking Tech Keys” in partnership with Payments and Cards Network and MyBank.

Nov 7 2016 - Nov 9 2016
Marriott City Center
Denver, United States

Engagement & Experience Expo is a forum to openly discuss customer, brand and channel challenges and solutions. The event focuses on optimizing the customer experience at all touch-points and increasing the impact of engagement throughout the customer lifecycle.

Through a robust slate of best-in-class speakers and interactive discussions, attendees will learn about the latest theories, best practices, relevant case studies, emerging trends and strategies that drive measurable behavioral change and quantifiable results. Brand marketers benefit from structured networking with their peers during a meet and greet at the beginning of the conference, followed by a peer-to-peer roundtable session on day 2. These networking sessions enable brand marketers to connect with others who are facing similar challenges and opportunities.

Nov 25 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 3rd annual HCE Summit is returning to Europe at a new, exciting destination - Amsterdam. Organizers describe it as an opportunity to gather leading pioneers in the mobile payment space who are driving the HCE and okenization momentum. This year the event also adds Tokenization into the key conference theme, thus renaming it "HCE and Tokenization Summit.”

Nov 29 2016 - Dec 1 2016
Palais des Festivals
Cannes, France

As announced in2015, CARTES events have become TRUSTECH-Pay, Identify, Connect and Secure. TRUSTECH is the new global event dedicated to trust-based technologies.
Secure Payment, Identification and Connections are the buzz words for this 3-day event offering extensive networking opportunities and keynote speakers.

HEADLINE NEWS

OEM Pay Services Drive Renewed Interest in NFC Transit Ticketing, Especially in China

Sep 28 2016

NFC Times Exclusive – The planned launch of NFC transit ticketing in Japan next month with Apple Pay shined the spotlight on the emergence of closed-loop NFC transit ticketing–which has been seen as a prime application for NFC phones but one that has disappointed NFC backers for years.

Analysis: Agreements with Visa, Mastercard and Earlier Deal with Discover Could Help PayPal Reverse Years of Failures at Physical Point of Sale

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Agreements that were announced with Visa, Discover and, last week, Mastercard may finally help PayPal reverse years of failed attempts to enable customers to pay with its PayPal Wallet in stores.

Analysis: FeliCa Mobile Payment and Ticketing Nothing New in Japan, as Apple Strains for Apple Pay Developments to Spotlight

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple Wednesday confirmed that its new iPhone 7 smartphones and second-generation Apple Watch will support Sony’s proprietary FeliCa technology in Japan, as earlier reported, enabling transit and retail payments when Apple Pay launches in Japan next month. The tech giant will also expand Apple Pay into New Zealand and Russia this year, though was able to announce only one issuer so far between the two countries.

MeaWallet Makes Transition from TSM to HCE Supplier but Challenges, including Lawsuit, Remain

Sep 8 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Rising from a failed TSM and wallet provider, Norway-based MeaWallet has transformed itself into a certified supplier of host card emulation technology, now part of Sweden-based Seamless Distribution.

Huawei and Xiaomi Sign Up More Banks and Transit Agencies for ‘Pays’ Services in China

NFC Times Excusive Insight – China’s mobile payments market continues to heat up, with Chinese smartphone makers Huawei and Xiaomi announcing lineups of major banks as well as transit agencies participating in their respective NFC-based ‘Pays’ services.

Apple Refuses to Open NFC Technology; Contends Australian Banks Want to Boost Own Wallets

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple vowed it will not agree to open up its NFC technology or yield to other negotiating points that four large Australian banks have raised as part of their request to antitrust regulators to negotiate collectively with Apple and to boycott participation in Apple Pay while the negotiations are going on.

Source: Apple Plans to Support FeliCa and NFC in Japan, Like Other OEMs, but Not Necessarily Apple Pay Yet

Aug 26 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple plans to support proprietary FeliCa technology as well as NFC in its iPhones sold in Japan like other handset makers in Japan have been doing since 2012, probably starting with the iPhone 7; but the tech giant won’t necessarily introduce Apple Pay with the device, a source told NFC Times.

Analysis: Samsung Marks One-Year Anniversary of Payments Service by Touting 100 Million Transactions but Still has Much to Prove

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Twelve months after launch, Samsung Pay is available in seven countries and eight total markets with users having made a combined 100 million or so transactions over the past year, but the tech giant is not disclosing its total number of users.

Australian Retail Giant Coles, Merchant Group Support Banks' Fight Against Apple

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – One of Australia's largest supermarket chain, Coles, and the Australian Retailers Association have thrown their support behind four major banks seeking permission from Australian antitrust regulators to negotiate as a bloc with Apple as they try to break what they see as the tech giant's divide-and-conquer strategy for recruiting banks for Apple Pay.

Visa, Mastercard Set Deadlines for Ending Support for Alternate PANs

NFC Times Exclusive – Both Visa and Mastercard have set deadlines for ending support for alternate PANs that a number of banks are issuing for their mobile payments apps, as the schemes continue to push their own tokenization services to issuers, NFC Times has learned.

Xiaomi's Mi Pay Joins Crowded ‘OEM Pay’ Market in China, as Device Maker Seeks to Slow Slide in Sales

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Adding mobile payments capabilities to flagship smartphones appears to be a must-have feature as OEMs fight for market share in China’s hotly contested phone market.

OTI Continues to Cut Costs and Position Itself for Growth, but Won’t Project When It Will Finally Turn Profit

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Contactless reader and NFC vendor On Track Innovations reported lower expenses and says it has positioned itself to earn more revenue from services in addition to its reader sales and possible NFC patent income–all in hopes of making the company profitable for the first time in its history. The question of when that will happen remains unanswered, however, and OTI doesn’t provide guidance.

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