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NFC Industry Events

Apr 22 2014 - Apr 24 2014
Grimaldi Forum

Moving with the market, WIMA Monaco has evolved in its concept. Organizers say they will still offer the "best of NFC," but also will bring in complementary proximity-based technologies, such as QR codes and Bluetooth, along with cloud solutions and more vertical market use case sessions. The Celtic-Plus conference will be be co-located with WIMA on April 23 and 24.


Apr 23 2014 - Apr 24 2014
Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center

Near Field Communications World Asia is a sub-event.

Apr 29 2014
London, United Kingdom

The Contactless Intelligence Spring Conference, now in its eighth year, has built a reputation for providing key players in the contactless industry insights from the implementers themselves–to discover the real issues are and working on finding solutions. This year, the event will focus on consumers, and how they could benefit from contactless and NFC technologies. The event includes the annual Contactless & Mobile Awards dinner.

May 19 2014 - May 20 2014
Park Plaza Victoria London
London, United Kingdom

The summit includes sessions on mobile payments and wallet topics

May 29 2014 - May 30 2014
Korston Hotel & Mall
Kazan, Russia

The event will feature presentations, panels, workshops, demos and exhibits ranging from hardware-based security products to the latest NFC apps. Included in the conference program are discussions about Russian and CIS NFC deployments and sessions on various topics related to the payments, transit, loyalty, transport, loyalty, peer-to-peer and other markets.

Jun 2 2014 - Jun 3 2014
Forum Hall
Moscow, Russia
Jun 3 2014 - Jun 4 2014
Renaissance Arboretum Hotel
Austin, United States

A leading American showcase for NFC technology, the conference, now in its third year, moves to Austin. It will feature 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. 

Jun 4 2014 - Jun 5 2014
Park Inn London Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre
London, United Kingdom

The annual event is being rebranded as the NFC & Proximity Global Summit, and will offer a more diversified scope of topics, including such non-NFC proximity technologies as QR Codes, sound-based payments.

Jun 11 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Shanghai, China

The GSMA-organized event includes the NFC Experience, as demonstrated at the GSMA's flagship event, Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona.

Sep 22 2014 - Sep 24 2014
Pharo Palace
Marseille, France

Now in its fourth edition, the event explores the emerging ways  in which consumers shop, spend money, travel, connect and play, through such mobile proximity technologies as NFC, including HCE; QR codes, Bluetooth low energy and other location-based services.Mobile proximity

Nov 2 2014 - Nov 6 2014
Las Vegas, United States

Premier U.S. event for emerging payments. A range of payments technologies will be covered at the event, which organizers expect will attract more than 6,000 attendees.  


Giesecke & Devrient Reports Falling Sales, Lower Profits for 2013

Germany-based Giesecke & Devrient was no doubt glad to close the books on 2013, a year in which it saw substantial job cuts and changes in management and–as it reported Wednesday–lower sales and profitability.

Inside Secure Acquires Security Vendor Metaforic with Eye Toward Host-Card Emulation Market

France-based Inside Secure has acquired encryption and software security company Metaforic in a cash deal worth at least $11.6 million, which Inside Secure says will help equip it to offer security services for host-card emulation-based mobile payments.

China Telecom Chooses NFC SIM Vendors for Large Planned Procurement

Apr 18 2014 (All day)

China’s No. 3 mobile operator, China Telecom, has selected a list of six SIM vendors for its large planned rollout of NFC services.

Intel Buys Inside Secure’s NFC Modem Technology; Expands License of Inside's NFC Patents

Apr 2 2014 (All day)

Inside Secure is selling its next generation NFC controller technology to chip maker Intel, as well as an expanded license, for $19.2 million, though will keep most of its NFC patents and embedded chip technology.

Big French Bank Announces Nationwide Rollout of NFC-Payments Service on SIMs

Apr 4 2014 (All day)

BNP Paribas, one of France’s largest banks, today announced its long-anticipated nationwide rollout of NFC payments, making Visa-branded debit cards available to customers on SIM cards issued by France’s two largest mobile operators and a couple of smaller brands.

OTI Lowers Losses as It Continues Turnaround Efforts but Offers No Time Frame for Turning a Profit

In the first full year since a takeover ousted former CEO and co-founder Oded Bashan, Israel-based NFC and contactless company On Track Innovations showed some progress in its efforts to turn around the chronically unprofitable company, in part by focusing on sales of contactless point-of-sale terminals.

Australia’s Westpac to Launch First Project with Visa on Samsung Embedded Chips; HCE Gears Up in Market

A second of Australia’s big four banks, Westpac Banking Corp., said it will finally be ready to launch its long-planned NFC contactless payments service with Visa using embedded chips in Samsung phones by the end of April, the bank told NFC Times.

NFC SIM Volumes Projected to Show Moderate Growth in 2014, Though Impact of HCE Remains Unknown

NFC Times Exclusive: Mobile network operators will take delivery of at least two-thirds more NFC SIMs this year than in 2013, predicts operator trade association, the GSMA, though the impact of host-card emulation remains to be seen.

Identive Narrows Losses; Reports More Restructuring

U.S.-based Identive reported significant restructuring and job cuts in the fourth quarter, along with increased sales for NFC and other RFID tags–but still no profit.

NFC Forum Issues Statement Supporting HCE as Means to 'Accelerate' Market Growth

The NFC Forum has issued a statement of support for host-card emulation at its all-member meeting this week in San Francisco, calling HCE a “promising addition to the portfolio of NFC solutions that could potentially accelerate market growth.”

Tenders Due for TSM Platform Planned by Taiwanese Banking Joint Venture

NFC Times Exclusive: Tenders are due tomorrow from vendors in response to a request for proposal for Taiwan’s second planned centralized trusted service management platform–this one from Taiwanese banking groups, which formed a mobile-payments joint venture late last month.

Former Safran Morpho e-Documents No. 2 Named CEO of Contactless Vendor ASK

Former Safran Morpho e-Documents’ No. 2 man Julien Zuccarelli has been named CEO of France-based ASK, as the contactless vendor continues its turnaround and expansion efforts.