NFC Industry Events

Jan 21 2015 - Jan 22 2015
Stockholm, Sweden

The MCP Nordic conference describes their speakers list as consisting of executives from leading global companies within the mobile commerce and payment sector, from technology experts to retailers, MNO’s and banks. Hear from the Nordic leaders as well as case studies from around the world; Seamless, Swish, Ingenico, Svensk Handel, Swedbank, Vodafone and many more.

Jan 27 2015 - Jan 29 2015
The Lancaster
London, UK
Feb 3 2015 - Feb 5 2015
Grand America Hotel
Salt Lake City, United States

The conference and exhibition, organized by the Smart Card Alliance, features the latest in EMV, mobile payments and transit fare collection, focused mainly on the U.S. market.

Feb 23 2015 - Feb 25 2015
Caesars Palace

Organizers describe All Payments Expo as the annual meeting place at the intersection of payments innovation, including emerging payments, prepaid, alternative financial services, retail and technology globally. APEX expects 1,300 attendees including merchants, networks, processors, program managers, banks, and newer players such as cryptocurrency and fintech entrepreneurs.

Mar 2 2015 - Mar 5 2015
Fira Gran Via
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 3 2015 - Mar 5 2015
San Jose, Costa Rica

Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) is pleased to announce the Open Identification & Payments Summit, a comprehensive event covering identification and payments, focused on public key infrastructure (PKI), national identification documents, challenges in transportation closed platforms, opportunities in open payments systems, and new compatible technologies including mobile payments. The Summit is independent, standalone event developed by and for the industry.

Mobile Money & Wallet Summit 2015
Mar 17 2015 - Mar 18 2015
London, UK

Now in its third year, the annual conference is packed with experts from the mobile ecosystem to discuss the hottest trends and topics. Mobile Money & Wallet Summit 2015 is the industry’s ‘must attend’ event of the year. With mobile money, mobile payments and mobile wallet phenomenal growth and adoption, it will quickly become the primary way to make transactions. From mobile commerce to mobile banking, mobile payment to mobile wallet – there has never been a more exciting or optimum time to scale or launch your mobile money initiative.

Mar 18 2015 - Mar 19 2015
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong, China
Mar 24 2015 - Mar 26 2015
London, UK

Now in its third year, Telecoms IQ's Mobile Payments and NFC London will help you acquire the strategies you need to develop and monetise your mobile payments business model. Hear how you can successfully ensure a simple and secure service that will be appealing to your customers.

Apr 15 2015

A follow-up to the Kinfos-organized HCE Summit in London in the fall of 2014. The focus remains on host-card emulation and alternatives to secure elements and TSMs for NFC-based payments and other secure applications. A companion Tokenization Summit is also planned the following day at the same venue.

May 5 2015 - May 7 2015
Washington, D.C., United States
May 19 2015 - May 20 2015

This event focuses on innovating the customer experience with digital strategies, user experience and fintech. The 2015 edition offers its expected 4000+ attendees the opportunity to understand the links between these three vital dimension and the keys to reaching global excellence in today’s digital world.

HEADLINE NEWS

Spanish Airline Adds NFC Card Tapping to Mobile Booking App

Spanish airline Vueling has added an NFC feature to its mobile application, allowing users to tap a contactless card with an NFC handset to fill in part of their card data, which they could then use to book a flight with the app.

OTI Announces Wave Attachment for Taiwan, but Actual Deployment Small

Israel-based NFC vendor On Track Innovations has announced the deployment of its NFC-enabled Wave smartphone attachment in Taiwan, targeted for the iPhone, though only 10,000 units are being distributed, and Apple has not yet approved an iOS wallet app used with the devices for a planned mobile-payments service by Taiwanese banks, NFC Times has learned.

NFC Forum Working on Specification for Tags Supporting ISO 15693 Standard

NFC Times Exclusive – The NFC Forum is working on a tag Type 5 specification based on the ISO/IEC 15693 standard, NFC Forum executive director Paula Hunter has confirmed to NFC Times. She did not release a timeframe for publishing of the new specification, however.

Poland Seen as Testing Ground for HCE, Though Timetable for Commercial Launches Uncertain

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – With its high penetration of contactless POS terminals and strong use of contactless cards, payment networks, banks and telcos have seen Poland as a t

Broadcom Announces NFC Chip Aimed at Automotive Market as It Targets IoT

U.S.-based chip maker Broadcom announced it is sampling a new NFC chip targeting the automotive market.

Top 10 Misses for NFC in 2014; Project Backers Look to Recover Momentum in 2015

Jan 7 2015

NFC Times Exclusive – While the NFC industry saw a breakthrough in 2014 with the launch of Apple Pay, the year also was marked by a number of disappointments and missed opportunities.

Banking TSM Joint Venture Announces Launch of Service in Taiwan’s Fragmented NFC Market

NFC Times Exclusive Insight: TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan’s banking joint venture, Taiwan Mobile Payment Co., as expected, announced the launch of its TSM service Tuesday, with at least 32 Taiwanese banks planning to make their Visa- and MasterCard-branded payment cards available to be downloaded and provisioned by the TSM.

Taiwan’s Telco TSM Joint Venture Announces Launch Plans, but Faces Market Challenges

Dec 30 2014

NFC Times Exclusive Insight: TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan’s mobile operator TSM joint venture Thursday announced plans to launch NFC service in the second quarter, following a trial within the next few months–though it remains to be seen when the JV will be ready for a full-scale commercial launch.

RBC: HCE Pilot to Lead to 2015 Commercial Launch; But Bank Says it Will Keep Hybrid Payments Service

NFC Times Exclusive – The Royal Bank of Canada plans a commercial launch of host-card emulation in 2015 following a small employee pilot of HCE payments, but declined to specify a date, head of payments innovation Jeremy Bornstein told NFC times in an interview.

Mozido Acquires NFC and Wallet Vendor CorFire, Plans to Continue TSM

U.S.-based Mozido has acquired majority ownership of SK C&C USA, known as CorFire, giving the Austin-based supplier of cloud-based, white-label mobile payments and commerce products NFC technology.

Case Study: One Year on, Tim Hortons' HCE App Not Yet Available for Android Devices

NFC Times Exclusive – A year after its launch of closed-loop HCE NFC payments for BlackBerry 10 devices, Canadian-based coffee chain Tim Hortons has yet to roll out HCE for Android, continuing to offer only a bar-code-based version of the gift card service instead on non-BlackBerry platforms, although mobile app and HCE vendor Clearbridge Mobile says the BlackBerry launch received a positive response from customers.

TI’s NFC Sensor Transponder Latest Product to Target Wearables, IoT Markets

Dec 20 2014

U.S-based Texas Instruments said it expects to see prototype launches of devices using its recently launched NFC sensor transponder in the first quarter of 2015, as the U.S.-based chip maker seeks a larger stake in the promising markets for wearables, Internet of Things and industrial applications that sometimes require an NFC interface.