NFC Industry Events

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

Convinced for several years that contactless is a long-term trend relying on several proximity technologies, NFC World Congress becomes Smart Contactless World.
One conference, all the contactless services: this 5th edition focuses on applications and usages whatever the underlying technology is – NFC, HCE, BLE/Beacons, Cloud-based, QR Code, LBS... Central to this edition: the (hyper) connected consumer and citizen. Smart Contactless World 2015 is the place to build new digital experiences in the way we shop, spend money, travel, play, visit, connect, check in...
From start-ups to leading IT/mobile players and implementers from verticals, the conference welcomes 550 attendees from 60 countries.

Within World Smart Week, it benefits from synergies of contents with three co-located conferences and a new innovation hub, the Smart Innovation Show. Altogether 1500 conference attendees and 1500 visitors are expected at this global must-attend event of contactless, e-ID, M2M/IoT and digital security industries.

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

The leading American showcase for the burgeoning technology of Near Field Communications arrives in Phoenix this October with an expanded look at developments in new 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 American and international market forecasts. With hundreds of millions of NFC smart phone handsets in place, the market is poised for the introduction of applications and services enabling quick transactions, ticketing, digital content exchange, advertising and marketing services, secure identification, physical and logical access, social networking and communication between electronic devices. The authoritative expertise of the Smart Card Alliance and NFC Forum brings together a broad base of industry players in a conference event that features leaders from every relevant sector for an interactive, instructive forum on the NFC business issues, implementation milestones, and technology advancements.

Oct 14 2015
Warsaw, Poland

Presenting world’s first focused Cloud-based mobile payments summit in Poland – a country which is swiftly emerging as a leader in this space. Join us to learn about the quick evolution of mobile payments in Poland, what banks are considering - HCE vs SE approach? How secure is cloud based payments? How the HCE fits into their overall NFC strategy? and much more.

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 3 2015 - Nov 5 2015
Shanghai, China

During the 6th edition of this leading China payments event more than 1500 participants from over 150 organizations and enterprises will have the chance to hear speeches from 40+ speakers in the payment and internet finance industry. Topics relating to payment innovation include emerging payment identification & safety evaluation, integration of mobile payment and wearable devices, application environment of m-payment, cross-border trade and technology in the industry. Other important themes relate to internet finance: inclusive finance dialogue between traditional banks and internet banks, new trends in internet finance, internet finance development in rural areas, credit investigation and big data. A boutique exhibition will accompany the conference, representing the international payment and China internet financial ecosystems at the highest levels. During the past 5 years this important event has attracted executive visitors from across Europe, Middle East, United States, Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

Nov 12 2015
London, U.K.

Host Card Emulation has continued to dominate as the major topic among issuers and service providers. As many as 19 Banks/FIs have adopted HCE-NFC Payments in the last six months. There has never been a better time to join the HCE Summit - which is returning to London with latest insights presented through high calibre speakers and pioneers.

Nov 17 2015 - Nov 19 2015
Paris, France

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 will be held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, from November 17 to 19, 2015. This 30th edition of the secure-connections sector’s leading global event will showcase the world’s most comprehensive range of Secure Payment, Connection and Identification solutions. Beyond the 460 international exhibitors, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 will offer over 140 conferences and 7 panel discussions, welcome more than 40 CEO speakers and host the internationally recognized SESAMES awards.

This year, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS will change its name to TRUSTECH, to reflect the rapid evolution of new technologies. TRUSTECH’s mission is to be the hub of the international secure-connections community, as it addresses complex and diverse security issues, shapes future strategies and develops ways in which the new technologies will be used. TRUSTECH will give prominence to the latest and best innovations from around the world and be the place where new applications are created.

Jan 6 2016 - Jan 9 2016
Las Vegas, United States

HEADLINE NEWS

Identiv Reports Q2 Results and ‘Disappointing’ Start to 2015; but Cites New Customer Wins

Aug 18 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – U.S.-based Identiv revised its full-year revenue guidance downward during its second quarter earnings call on Thursday, but the compa

Apple’s Seat on NFC Forum Board Rounds out Representation from Three Major Device and Platform Players Rolling Out NFC

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – With the addition of U.S.-based tech giant Apple on the board of the NFC Forum industry trade and standards association, the group now counts among its members all three major device or platform players rolling out NFC payments.

Samsung Announces Dates for Payments Launch; Signs Up for Visa Tokenization Program

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Samsung Electronics today released exact dates for when it plans to launch its mobile-payments service, Samsung Pay–Aug. 20 in South Korea and the U.S. on Sept. 28–while saying it also intends to roll out the service in the UK, Spain and China.

Besides MST Technology, Samsung Seeks to Differentiate New Payments Service from Apple Pay with More Flexible Architecture

NFC Times Exclusive – Besides touting its much larger base of acceptance points, Samsung Electronics appears to be emphasizing what it says is a more “agnostic” approach to its technology for its forthcoming Samsung Pay platform, as compared with rival Apple Pay.  

UPDATED: Losses Continue in Second Quarter for OTI as New CEO Takes Reins

Aug 11 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – The new CEO of Israel-based On Track Innovations, Shlomi Cohen, is starting his tenure with the announcement by the company of declining revenue and continuing losses for the second quarter of 2015.

OTI Names New CEO, as Two Key Board Members Resign and Share Price Struggles

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Israel-based On Track Innovations is undergoing a major change of leadership after its board of directors named a new CEO yesterday and two major players on the board abruptly resigned.

NXP Reports Sequential Drop in NFC Business; Delay in Apple Pay Launch in China Blamed

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – NXP Semiconductors reported its NFC-based mobile transactions business fell in the second quarter compared with the first quarter, with CEO Rick Clemmer apparently blaming the delayed launch of Apple Pay in China, which he indicated is hurting its sales of NFC chips to Android handset makers in the country. 

TSM Banking Group Joint Venture Accepts Bids for HCE and Tokenization

Aug 5 2015

NFC Times Exclusive – Taiwan’s TSM banking joint venture has received proposals from at least four vendors to supply a wallet platform with host-card emulation, as well as tokenization technology, as the group seeks to expand its thus far little-used TSM platform to offer its member banks the ability to launch cloud-based NFC payments by the end of 2015, NFC Times has learned.

Hong Kong Telco Launches NFC Payments Service and App; Requires Users to Change SIMs

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Hong Kong Telecom is the latest telco to introduce its own prepaid mobile payments service and wallet app, which supports MasterCard PayPass for in-store purchases, along with online payments and a peer-to-peer funds transfer service–the latter initiated by NFC P2P mode.

UnionPay Continues Talks with Apple; China Mobile Maintains Support for NFC SIMs

NFC Times Exclusive – SHANGHAI, China: China UnionPay is continuing negotiations with Apple and some sources told NFC Times it is gearing up for a planned launch of Apple Pay in China.

Deutsche Telekom Payments Chief Departs; Telco to Revamp Struggling Wallet, Including Planned Support for HCE

NFC Times Exclusive – Deutsche Telekom has appointed a new head of payments and plans to support host-card emulation among other technologies as it seeks to revamp its struggling NFC mobile wallet, NFC Times has learned.

People on the Move: Sequent Software CEO Steps Down; Interim CEO Appointed

NFC Times Exclusive – Sequent Software, a supplier of mobile wallets, TSM and host-card emulation products, has appointed an interim CEO, replacing Robb Duffield, who stepped down earlier this month after having served as CEO for the Silicon Valley-based vendor for just under three years.