NFC Industry Events

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

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

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 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 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

HEADLINE NEWS

CASE STUDY: Asia-Pac’s First HCE Launch–Higher Transaction Value, Though User Numbers Remain Small

Jun 23 2015

UPDATED: NFC Times Exclusive – Australian credit union CUA has seen a 16% increase in value of transactions for mobile payments since the launch of its host-card emulation mobile-payments app last summer, though user numbers have remained small 11 months after one of the first HCE commercial launches globally.

Vendors Say Mobile Payments at Vending Machines on the Rise

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Suppliers of cashless payment for vending machines predict the rollout of Apple Pay, along with planned introduction of Android Pay, will continue to reduce the use of cash at U.S. vending machines and will also lead to higher transaction amounts, though did not release actual figures.

Taiwan Banking Joint Venture to Request Tenders for HCE and Tokenization Platform

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Taiwan’s banking joint venture, Taiwan Mobile Payment Co., has disclosed that it will issue a request for tenders for a host-card emulation and tokenization platform, with plans calling for the technology to be made available to Taiwanese banks for mobile-payments launches by the end of the year.

Apple, Transport for London Face Potential Problems Enabling Apple Pay for Fare Collection

NFC Times Exclusive – Both Apple and Transport for London are trumpeting the coming use of Apple Pay to pay fares on various modes of mass transit in London, including the fast-paced London Underground. But they face a couple of problems.

Apple Announces Addition of Nonpayments Applications, First International Expansion for Apple Pay

Jun 11 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple today announced major new updates to Apple Pay, including the addition of store credit, debit and loyalty cards in the U.S., expansion of the mobile-payments service to its first overseas market, the UK, and a renaming of the wallet app itself from Passbook to Wallet.

Dateline Australia: Reality Check for Apple in Efforts to Expand Apple Pay

Jun 7 2015

MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, Australia – NFC Times Exclusive: On the face of it, Australia would seem like an ideal market for Apple to expand its Apple Pay service outside of the U.S. After all, iPhone market share here now hovers around 40%, usage rates of contactless payment at retail are the highest in the world and major banks are eager to roll out mobile payment.

UPDATED: Visa, MasterCard Tout Tokenization as Android Pay Gears Up; Likely Long-Term Play for Schemes

Jun 5 2015

UPDATED: NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Relatively little noticed amid the widespread coverage of Google’s unveiling of its new Android Pay platform last week are the continued tokenization plays by major payment networks, Visa and MasterCard Worldwide, including Visa’s announcement of a new tokenization program and pricing policies, geared toward such platforms as Android Pay. 

Google Unveils Response to Apple Pay, Pitching Android Pay as ‘Open Platform’; Visa, MasterCard See Tokenization Opportunity

Jun 5 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Google announced its much-anticipated response to Apple Pay, with an updated host-card-emulation-based payments platform, Android Pay, that will incorporate tokenization,  fingerprint biometrics and in-app payments, in addition to in-store tapping to pay. 

RadioShack CIO: Apple Pay Succeeds Where Google Wallet ‘Flopped’

MELBOURNE, Australia – NFC Times Exclusive: U.S. retail electronics chain RadioShack is seeing 10% of its transactions from Apple Pay in its stores equipped with contactless readers, Michael Carper, CIO for the financially troubled retailer said.

Samsung to Work with Established Trusted Service Managers for Samsung Pay

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Samsung is hiring established TSM vendors to assist with the provisioning and secure element management for its forthcoming Samsung Pay service, at least in some markets, sources told NFC Times.

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.

Oberthur Sales Expected to Grow This Year Following Flat 2014; Vendor Seeks Higher Profits to Reduce Debt

NFC Times Exclusive – Oberthur Technologies, the No. 2 smart card vendor globally and a major bank card and SIM supplier, had flat sales in 2014, blamed mainly on lower revenue in its telecom business unit from falling prices for lower-end SIM cards, slow sales of NFC SIMs and a hiatus in its contract to supply embedded chips to Samsung.