NFC Industry Events

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 an independent, standalone event developed by and for the industry.

Mar 9 2015 - Mar 10 2015
Brussels, Belgium

The EPCA Payment Summit (EPS) offers participants a chance to learn and stay in touch with new concepts, strategies, alternative techniques, global best practices and fundaments of payments and transactions. Top professionals and thought leaders from all over the world will present key developments in payments and transactions with ample room for in depth discussions. The EPS 2015 does cooperate closely with European Banking Associations, such as NVB (Dutch Bankers Association).

Mar 10 2015 - Mar 11 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa

Two day exhibition and conference on the future of banking and payments; a wealth of wisdom and content across the payments, banking and retail sectors. This is the intersection of payment disruption, innovation, strategy and security.

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 23 2015 - Mar 25 2015
Mexico City, Mexico

Mobile Money and Digital Payments Americas 2015 will return for its 6th year industry forum. Expert session leaders from across the LAC payments industry will ask provocative questions; market pioneers will provide their perspectives in a series of industry panels and cutting-edge presentations.

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
New York, United States

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.

Apr 20 2015 - Apr 21 2015
London, United Kingdom

The Mobile Commerce and Banking Summit brings together over 150 visionary mobile product leaders from major retail banks, financial institutions, retailers and wireless carriers to discuss the critical challenges facing consumer adoption and engagement in mobile banking apps and solutions.

Apr 22 2015 - Apr 23 2015
Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Organizers describe the Conference and co-located Trade Exhibition as Asia's largest card and payments event, and estimate attendance at 1000 for the conference and 10,000 for the exhibition.

Apr 28 2015 - Apr 29 2015
Hilton London Tower
London, UK

Our conference is now in its 9th year and has built up a solid reputation of providing key players in the contactless industry insights from the IMPLEMENTORS themselves. This 2 day event combines a conference (covering advances in the transport, unattended and retail sectors), the Contactless & Mobile Awards Dinner and in-depth Forums (focusing on Mobile ID and Open Standards).

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

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA hosts a top-quality, three-day conference uniquely concentrated on North American issues for senior level decision makers. In addition, the show floor features one of the largest cross-sections of the industry suppliers, representative of the full supply chain.

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.

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

Join hundreds of NFC industry professionals in Phoenix for NFC Solutions Summit 2015.

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

HEADLINE NEWS

MasterCard Touts Host-Card Emulation Projects, as Buzz Returns to HCE

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Following a lull in attention on host-card emulation with the announcement and launch of Apple Pay in the latter half of last year, the buzz appears to be back on HCE, and among the latest organizations promoting it is MasterCard Worldwide.

MasterCard Europe Touts Growth of Contactless in Europe and Promotes HCE for Mobile Payments

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Contactless payments in Europe, almost exclusively from cards, increased by more than 170% in the fourth quarter of 2014, MasterCard Europe has announced, and the payment network cited NFC payments projects in Europe as a positive sign, while promoting the prospect for host-card emulation-based launches.

Samsung to Acquire LoopPay to Launch Apple Pay Rival; Expected to Continue to Support NFC

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Samsung Electronics has signed an agreement to acquire mobile-payments start-up LoopPay, setting up a battle between Apple and Samsung in the U.S. over rival mobile-payments platforms, while raising the prospect for more fragmentation in the U.S.

On Track Innovations CEO Resigns; Failed to Cut Losses or Significantly Increase Share Value

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Israel-based contactless reader and NFC company On Track Innovations Tuesday announced the resignation of CEO Ofer Tziperman after less than two years on the job, with observers chalking up the exit to insufficient progress Tziperman has made in turning around the company’s finances and its low share price since a board takeover by dissident shareholders in late 2012.

LA Metro Plans to Launch Mifare-Based Mobile Ticketing on NFC Phones; Challenges Lie Ahead

NFC Times Exclusive – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has issued a request for proposal with plans to launch an NFC pilot this year followed later by a rollout, putting the authority’s Mifare-based fare-collection application mainly on Android NFC phones.

Visa: Other Device Makers Besides Apple to Support Tokenization for Mobile Payments

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Visa today announced that other leading device manufacturers besides Apple would begin deploying its Visa Token Service this year, to “deliver secure mobile payments through their phones, tablets and other connected devices.”

Dutch Bank Launches NFC Payments on Embedded Secure Elements

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Dutch bank Rabobank has launched an NFC-enabled mobile wallet, storing a debit application on embedded secure elements in two older Samsung Android devices, which the bank claims is the first NFC mobile payments launch in the country.

Mozido Founder: Interest in HCE Running ‘9-to-1’ Over Secure Elements

Feb 12 2015

NFC Times Exclusive –U.S.-based white-label mobile payments and commerce vendor Mozido told NFC Times it is seeing significant interest in host-card emulation among prospective customers, though did not release any details on service providers considering the technology.

NXP Reports Big Jump in NFC Sales on Shipments to Apple; Looks to China for Added Growth in NFC Business

Sales in NXP Semiconductor’s emerging ID business, which mainly includes its NFC chips, soared in the fourth quarter, growing by more than 200%, compared with the same period a year earlier, thanks mainly to the roll out of Apple Pay.

Mozido Invests $2.5 million in HCE Vendor SimplyTapp, Adding to its TSM and Wallet Technology

Feb 6 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – U.S.-based Mozido, a supplier of cloud-based, white-label mobile payments and commerce products, upped its stake in NFC technology, making a $2.5 million investment in host-card emulation start-up SimplyTapp.

Broadcom Shows Strong Interest in IoT and Wearables; Still Sees NFC as an Opportunity

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Broadcom made only passing reference to NFC during a conference call Thursday to discuss the company’s fourth quarter and full-year earnings, although CEO Scott McGregor listed NFC as one of the technologies expected to help lead to growth in the company’s high-end connectivity business.

Large Russian Bank, Like Other Issuers, Finding HCE Not So Easy to Roll Out

NFC Times Exclusive – Last May, when the venture capital arm of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, and vendor Sequent Software publicized plans for launching NFC mobile payments with both embedded chips and host-card emulation, the publically stated plan was for short pilots leading to launches before the end of the year.