NFC Industry Events

May 19 2015 - May 20 2015
Kirchberg, Luxembourg

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.

May 20 2015 - May 21 2015
MCEC
Melbourne, Australia

Emerging technology, regulation, new players, disruptive strategies and changes in consumer behaviour are changing the cards, payments and retail landscape. Cards & Payments Australia 2015 offers a place where this innovation and expertise are showcased, solutions are found and learning is done.

Jun 4 2015
London, UK

Now in its fourth year, NFC Payments Global Summit is returning to London this summer with thought-provoking content and excellent networking. Join this focused event to obtain practical insights with latest rollouts by leading telcos, banks, transit operators and wallet providers who remain at the forefront of this ongoing battle for the biggest market shares.

Jun 17 2015 - Jun 18 2015
Hilton Financial Center
San Francisco, United States

The Mobile Commerce and Payment Innovation Summit continues to host a variety of intelligent conversations on the development of mobile payments and it's opportunities from all sides. Carefully selected and curated content from experts, analysts, financial institutions, merchants and pioneers show you which innovations are shaping the payments landscape today. Benefit from networking with key players and potential partners in the fast changing mobile payment space.

Jun 30 2015 - Jul 1 2015
Hotel Monaco
Seattle, United States

Since 2009, the EMV User Meeting has been the annual destination for the worldwide EMV community to learn about the current status of everything related to EMV. With all of the changes throughout the industry–including substantial EMV activity in the U.S. and EMVCo's expanded mission–the 2015 event promises to deliver key insights into the ever-evolving payments industry. The meeting will provide a platform for payment industry stakeholders to gain insight into the current work priorities of EMVCo, as well as directly engage with the technical body’s subject matter experts.

Jul 10 2015 - Jul 11 2015
National Exhibition and Convention Center
Shanghai, China

2015 iMoney Expo is China's prestigious payment and financial service event covering mobile, retail, data, technology and marketing services. It is a vibrant marketplace where merchants, payment companies, banks and technology firms meet to develop new business, exchange industry insights and network with peers. iMoney Expo is the intersection of retail, prepaid, alternative financial services and technology.

Aug 26 2015 - Aug 27 2015
, Singapore

Global Payment Summit 2015 is a two-day intensive program created by professionals and for professionals learning. It is the event for senior level and strategists in payments and related transactional services. Delegates include executives of banks, corporates (retail & payment focus), experts of payment services providers and staff members of regulatory institutions, government services, telecommunications, retailers & merchants.

Sep 15 2015 - Sep 17 2015
Marseille, France

Organizers describe this conference as focusing on "proximity services for connected consumers." Emphasis on m-Payment and retail cases, with a broad range of verticals covered: transport, automotive, ticketing, marketing, access, and more. Includes a new innovation hub, the Smart Innovation Show.

Sep 22 2015 - Sep 23 2015
Suntec City, Singapore

The IOT Show will address the new business possibilities from the internet of things and contextual technology, exploring new business models, facilitating new collaborations and partnerships, and generating new ideas. Conference organizers say The IOT Show is about getting the prototypes out of the lab and into the market.

Oct 7 2015 - Oct 8 2015
Phoenix, AZ, United States

This conference showcases the burgeoning technology of Near Field Communications, offering an expanded look at NFC devices and add-ons, the status of the growing NFC ecosystem, the growing world of NFC-enabled payments and other applications, NFC security and other implementations, and global market forecasts

Oct 25 2015 - Oct 28 2015
The Venetian
Las Vegas, U.S.

Money20/20 is the largest global event focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. With 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000+ CEOs, from 3,000+ companies and 75 countries, expected at this 2015 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 17 2015 - Nov 19 2015
Paris, France

The global event for the digital security industry dedicated to secure solutions for payment, identification and mobility.

Jan 6 2016 - Jan 9 2016
Las Vegas, United States
Feb 22 2016 - Feb 25 2016
Barcelona, Spain

HEADLINE NEWS

Profits Remain Elusive for Contactless Reader and NFC Tech Supplier OTI

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Israel-based On Track Innovations reported continued negative adjusted EBITDA and didn’t announce any new major reader sales during a recent conference call to discuss the company’s first quarter earnings. Despite a recent patent case win, investors appear to be getting impatient.

Identiv Reports Drop in Q1 Sales and Full-Year Guidance; but Says Demand for NFC Tags for IoT Up

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Identiv reported lower-than-expected revenue for its first quarter and continued losses, though CEO Jason Hart said the company is se

Qualcomm Strikes Deal to Use NFC Technology from NXP; Drops In-House NFC Program

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Qualcomm, the largest supplier of processor chips for mobile phones globally, has made a deal to integrate NFC technology from NXP Semiconductors for its reference designs for OEMs featuring its Snapdragon processors.

Samsung Pay Head: Interest in Embedded Chips Grows for Payments and Nonpayments; eSE Won't be Limited to Samsung Pay

May 4 2015

NFC Times Exclusive –  Besides payments, Samsung is targeting nonpayment applications, and is seeing “growing interest” in its embedded chips, Samsung Pay director Victor Kim told NFC Times.

Gemalto CEO: TSM Revenue to Fall in 2015; Won't Pick Up Until Next Year, Likely with New Technologies

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Gemalto CEO Olivier Piou said revenue from the vendor’s trusted service management business fell in the first quarter and would stay down for the rest of the year, while indicating Gemalto is no longer seeing many TSM tenders from telcos.

Giesecke & Devrient, Oberthur Hit by Falling Prices, SIM Sales

Apr 30 2015

NFC Times Exclusive – Falling SIM card prices among other challenges have forced such major smart card and NFC vendors as Giesecke & Devrient and Oberthur Technologies to restructure, though strong growth in shipments of EMV cards to Asia and the United States helped them record growth in overall revenue in 2014.

PayPal Doing NFC Trials, but Says It Will Not Rely Solely on NFC Technology

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – PayPal is trialing NFC mobile payments, CEO-designee Dan Schulman said during eBay’s first quarter earnings call, but the company continues to be cautious about embracing NFC.

Fourth U.S. Payments Network to Support Apple Pay; Discover Financial to Launch NFC Commercially after False Starts

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Payment network Discover Financial Services announced its support for Apple Pay on Monday, becoming the fourth major payment networks in the U.S. to join Apple Pay.

Broadcom Says Little About NFC in Q1 Earnings Call

Apr 23 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – U.S.-based Broadcom reported continued growth for its connectivity segment during its first quarter 2015 earnings call, but made almost no mention of NFC.

Apple Drives Nascent NFC Payments Wearables Market with Arrival This Week of Apple Watch

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – With the first Apple Watch units set to be delivered this week, NFC payments for wearable devices becomes a budding market, though it remains to be seen whether consumers want to tap their watches or wristbands to pay.

Apple Gets Some Pushback from Banks as It Seeks to Expand Apple Pay Abroad

Apr 20 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight –Apple is getting some pushback from banks as it seeks to expand its payments service, Apple Pay, outside of the U.S., where its U.S. business model along with other characteristics of the U.S. market will not translate well, NFC Times has learned.

NFC SIM Shipments Show Strong Gains in 2014, but Future Growth Remains in Doubt

Apr 23 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – The SIMalliance vendor group is playing up what it calls soaring growth in NFC SIM shipments in 2014, despite troubling signs for the future of SIM-based NFC, such as Apple Pay and similar initiatives by other OEMs, as well as growing interest in host-card emulation and the failure of SIM-based NFC services to take off.