NFC Industry Events

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Sep 27 2017 - Sep 28 2017
SMX Convention Center
Manila, Philippines

This event will feature four tracks of content and industry insights from payments, e-commerce, fulfilment  and retail. Each of them are tirelessly working together to ensure customers can discover, transact and collect seamlessly. Attendees can benefit from the insights of more than 80 speakers and thought leaders, who are set to share their personal experiences, challenges and successes in the pursuit of driving omni-channel development in the Philippines.

 

Oct 9 2017 - Oct 11 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizers describe Shoptalk Europe as the only pan-European event for innovation in retail and ecommerce, covering the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy. This event fills a major industry gap by bringing together over 2,000 innovators from all of Europe, all ecosystem stakeholders and all industry verticals. Shoptalk Europe attendees are leaders - one in 10 is a CEO or founder and one in 3 is C-level - enabling everyone to learn, collaborate and evolve.

Oct 10 2017 - Oct 11 2017
Austin, UNITED STATES

The Internet of Things promises to revolutionize the payments industry. Seize the opportunity to meet the people shaping the next frontier in payments at IoT Payments 2017, the only conference bringing together the financial executives, device and application providers and retail industry experts for a deep dive into the evolving intersection of payments and IoT. Two days of keynotes, track presentations and panel discussions will cover all the latest innovations in IoT payments, including best practices for securing IoT devices and applications, managing transaction authentication and processing, and navigating payments across the ever-expanding list of connected devices. Consumers are ready for IoT payments. Don’t miss this event, the best venue to learn, communicate and network with fellow industry colleagues to make the promise of IoT payments a reality.

Oct 17 2017
Press Centre
Brussels, Belgium

Mobile 360 Series - Europe is a half-day event centered on keynote presentations, expert-led panel discussions and in-depth case studies that explore the contribution of the mobile industry to delivering Europe’s Digital Agenda. Leaders and policy makers from the EU and public policy organisations from across Europe will explore the key themes driving this region’s policy agenda including electronic communications code, privacy and security, access to data, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, women in ICT and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This event will stimulate impactful discussions on how Europe can work together to ensure a regulatory framework that achieves digital leadership and delivers gender equality and sustainable development across Europe and beyond, through mobile sector growth and innovation.

Oct 22 2017 - Oct 25 2017
The Venetian
Las Vegas, United States

Money20/20 is an established, world-class event covering payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

With 11,000+ attendees, including more than 1,700 CEOs & Presidents, from 4,500 companies and 85 countries, expected at our 2017 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 6 2017 - Nov 8 2017
Sheraton Music City
Nashville, United States

Loyalty360's newest addition, Customer Expo, is a forum to openly discuss customer, brand and channel challenges and solutions. Discover how to optimize the customer experience at all touch-points and increase the impact of engagement throughout the customer lifecycle. Customer Expo will offer the exclusive brand insights that Loyalty360 conferences have come to be known for, with a focus on topics surrounding customer centricity and creating a customer experience that builds a solid foundation for future loyalty.

Nov 28 2017 - Nov 30 2017
Palais des Festivals
Cannes, FRANCE

TRUSTECH is described as the largest international event dedicated to trust-based technologies. Secure Payment, Identification and Connections are the key words for this 3-day event offering valuable networking & business opportunities and a complete line up of thought leader speakers. In addition, TRUSTECH will include a selection of startups and fintechs showcasing their latest innovations for the Payment and Identification industries.

Mar 13 2018 - Mar 15 2018
Marina Bay Sands
, Singapore

Money20/20 organises the world’s largest events focussed on payments and financial services at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

In March 2018, Singapore will host the inaugural Money20/20 Asia; shining a light on the region’s unique opportunities, connecting companies and individuals that build disrupt and challenge how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

With 3,000+ expected attendees - of which 1 in 3 will be C-Level – and 400+ industry speakers, Money20/20 Asia is critical to driving a worldwide payments and financial services revolution with a pan-Asian focus.

Mar 26 2018 - Mar 29 2018
Orlando, UNITED STATES

The dynamic Payments Summit event covers all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. The 11th annual Payments Summit will focus on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock. 2018 will mark the third time that the Secure Technology Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments. 2018 also brings together membership from the U.S. Payments Forum, resulting in a more comprehensive gathering of card and payments professionals than ever before.

HEADLINE NEWS

Taiwan Regulators Express Doubts about Use of BLE for Top Transit E-Purse; Apple Rejects Purse for Wallet

NFC TIMES Exclusive – TAIPEI, Taiwan: EasyCard Corp., which runs the largest closed-loop transit and retail payments service in Taiwan, is seeking to become the first major transit fare-collection system globally to roll out Bluetooth-based mobile ticketing. But Taiwan’s strict financial regulator still has doubts about the security of the technology.

MediaTek Using NFC Technology from STMicroelectronics, Though Extent of Deal Not Disclosed

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight ­– In what may be a response to the proposed tie-up between Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics has announced that it is “cooperating” with Taiwan-based MediaTek, the No. 2 supplier of processor chips for smartphones, to integrate its NFC technology into MediaTek reference designs.

Singapore Latest Country Pushing National QR Code Specification

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Singapore is the latest country developing a national specification for QR code-based payments, seeking to reduce fragmentation of various QR code-based schemes.

Another Wearables Maker Enters ‘Pays’ Market with NFC-Enabled Device

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – U.S.-based device maker Garmin is the latest company to introduce an NFC-based mobile payments service in a smartwatch, today unveiling its “Garmin Pay” service for its forthcoming vívoactive 3 watch.

Struggling Fitness Band Maker Fitbit Announces Plans for NFC Payments Service with New Smartwatch

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Struggling U.S.-based fitness band maker Fitbit announced today it will introduce an NFC-based payments service, “Fitbit Pay,” after it launches its first-ever smartwatch, the Ionic, promising to enable major issuers in more than 10 markets globally to offer contactless payments supporting the Visa, Mastercard and American Express brands.

Visa Ready Program May Not be Quite Ready for Tokenization Partners

Sep 15 2017

NFC TIMES Exclusive – The Visa Ready program, Visa’s effort to get new digital payments services to the market sooner by giving vendors a fast-track route for their products and technologies to be certified, may not be quite ready–at least as far as Visa’s tokenization partner program is concerned

NFC Transit Ticketing Rolled Out–Likely with HCE–on Beijing Subway System Following Large Pilot

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The Beijing Subway and Beijing’s public transport payments company Yikatong Monday launched what appears to be an HCE-enabled mobile payments system on the entire metro system after piloting the service earlier this summer on one line.

Wal-Mart Starts to Expand ‘Scan & Go’ App; Experience Does Not Seek to Mimic Amazon Go Concept

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Wal-Mart Stores has introduced a “Scan & Go” mobile-shopping and payments app for a limited number of its regular stores in five U.S. states, and said it plans to roll out the service more widely. It follows the launch last year of a very similar app for its warehouse store chain, Sam’s Club, as NFC Times has reported.

Alipay to Expand Acceptance of Mobile Wallet in Russia

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Alipay is expanding acceptance in another overseas market, Russia, seeking to capture business from Chinese tourists who travel to the country.

Parties Could Settle Lawsuits Stemming from Dispute over Apple Value-Added Services Software

NFC TIMES Exclusive –  Software that enables consumers to tap to pay and earn or redeem rewards and other value-added services with Apple Pay is at the center of a legal dispute between Israel-based NFC and contactless reader vendor On Track Innovations and USA Technologies, a provider of payment technology for vending machines and other self-service retail locations.

Apple Discloses Plans for Four More Apple Pay Markets; Confirms Most Transactions Outside of U.S.

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Apple Tuesday disclosed plans to launch its mobile payments service in four more small markets, including three countries in the Nordics, with the tech giant seeing higher usage of Apple Pay outside of the U.S., where NFC-enabled POS terminals are still not widely available.

Major Networks Seek to Capture–and Protect–Transactions by Introducing Global QR Code Specifications

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Major payments networks, including Visa, Mastercard and China UnionPay, have released global specifications for QR code-based payments through their EMVCo joint venture because they see an opportunity to capture more transactions–and also a risk of losing transactions if they don’t support the technology globally.