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NFC Industry Events

WIMA-The Money Event - Banner
Sep 9 2014 - Sep 11 2014
Las Vegas, United States

Organizers describe The Money Event at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week as a place where the mobile and money ecosystems meet. Attendees involved in connected commerce, digital money, mobile marketing or open platforms are offered two and a half days of presentations, panel discussions, company-specific demonstrations and networking. More than 40,000 attendees from 100 countries are expected at the CTIA event. WIMA USA, a global event dedicated to NFC, BLE, QR, Proximity and Big Data solutions, is a content partner of this event. Prices start at $795, NFC Times readers benefit from a 20% discount. Use discount code: NFCTimes20.

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

Sep 23 2014 - Sep 24 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand

As the payment card technology roadmap continues to evolve at a rapid pace, banks are finding it increasingly challenging to develop and grow their consumer payments businesses. Between Q4 2013 and Q1 2014 there were already major and unexpected announcements that will significantly affect the development of future consumer payments products. With these and other issues at hand, the fifth annual Asian Payment Card Forum will explore the most important issues, which are driving the consumer payments landscape in Asia today. 

Sep 30 2014
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, United States

The conference is billed by organizer GlobalPlatform as the market's only comprehensive event focused on the advancing the trusted execution environment landscape. The one-day industry gathering provides delegates with an insight into the opportunities presented by this technology for the deployment of trusted applications in open environments.

Oct 7 2014 - Oct 8 2014
Barcelona, Spain

The event is billed by organizers as the place where payments and finance meet mobile and technology–created, planned and executed by practitioners in the mobile financial industry with a strong focus on banks, telecom and technology. Heads of mobile, innovation, market development and payments and executives are expected to attend. 

Oct 14 2014 - Oct 15 2014
Marriott London Maida Vale
London, United Kindon

The DMW Summit returns to London in October drawing industry participants looking to define and expand their future mobile wallet strategies. Presentations lineup includes speakers from LaCaixa, Barclays, RBS, Paym Wallet, PayPal, LG Electronics, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, TFL, Santander, McDonald's, and others.

Oct 15 2014 - Oct 17 2014
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia

The annual event will again provide one of the few opportunities for transport ticketing, tolling and e-payments scheme operators and other industry experts to meet to discuss the current and future business issues in transport ticketing, particularly as it relates to NFC-mobile ticketing after host-card emulation. An exposition of latest solutions for revenue collections in transport will be included at the forum with site visits to on day three.

Oct 15 2014
Marriott London Maida Vale
London, United Kingdom

Billed as the first-ever HCE conference-expo, this event aims to gather major HCE pioneers in this revolutionary enabling technology. Presentations by leading domain experts on the changing Ecosystem, dominant players, HCE architecture, Standards, impact on SIM/TSM business, and future challenges. This event is co-located with the 2nd Digital & Mobile Wallet Summit for shared networking and exhibition areas.

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.  

Jan 21 2015 - Jan 22 2015
Stockholm, Sweden


Contactless Reader and NFC Vendor OTI Reports Higher Sales

Israel-based On Track Innovations reported new orders for its NFC and contactless readers in North America, along with the first shipments of its NFC-enabled Wave attachment, driving higher revenue, though the vendor’s quarterly losses continued.

Identiv Reports Higher Revenue; NFC a Key Driver

U.S.-based Identiv reported higher revenue and narrowed losses for the second quarter, predicting a breakeven or positive result by the end of the year, as the company’s restructuring program draws to a close.

Inside Sees First-Half Revenue Fall, but Says Strategic Shift on Track

Aug 5 2014 (All day)

France-based Inside Secure reported a 9% drop in revenue in the first half, which it blamed on the end of shipments of NFC chips to BlackBerry and lower sales of “legacy” EMV chips to Europe.

Westpac NZ Product Chief: HCE Offers Bank More Simplicity, Control

Aug 1 2014

NFC Times Exclusive: Westpac New Zealand’s product chief told NFC Times he believes host-card emulation will reduce costs and increase flexibility, while ensuring the bank can use its own branded wallet.

With HCE Threat Looming, Telcos and Their Trade Group Seek to Cut Cost and Complexity of SIM-Based NFC

NFC Times Exclusive: With interest in host-card emulation continuing to grow and SIM-based NFC rollouts in need of a boost, mobile operators and their global trade association, GSMA, are pushing for significant cuts in the cost and complexity of TSMs and lowering other hurdles that have discouraged service providers from provisioning their applications on SIM cards.

Broadcom Discusses Connectivity Chip Wins but Makes No Mention of NFC Following Q2 Results

U.S.-based Broadcom did not mention NFC in its recent conference call with analysts following release of its second quarter results, in which it announced cuts to its global workforce of 20% by exiting the baseband mobile processor business.

People on the Move: Group of Visa Vets Form Start-Up, Tapping NFC and BLE Technologies

A group of former top managers in Visa’s mobile program have formed a start-up that plans to use NFC and BLE to deliver coupons, rewards and other offers to consumers in stores, using the branded apps of retailers or other marketers.

Visa Offers New Details of Planned Tokenization Service

Visa Inc. has released a few more details of its planned tokenization service, which it announced last week as part of its Visa Digital Solutions “suite of offerings.”

Transport for London to Accept Bank Cards, NFC Phones on Underground, Other Transit Modes

Transport for London today announced it would launch acceptance for open-loop bank cards and other contactless payment on its heavily traveled London Underground and other modes of transit in September, while the UK’s largest mobile operator, EE, announced customers could begin to tap their NFC phones to pay fares at the same time.

Visa Announces Plans to Introduce Token Service as Part of Mobile Revamp

Jul 25 2014 (All day)

Visa Inc. announced Thursday it would launch a tokenization service in September, as part of what it calls its Visa Digital Solutions “suite of offerings.”

NXP Reports Higher NFC Sales, Offers No Hints on NFC-Enabled iPhone

Jul 30 2014 (All day)

NXP Semiconductors said sales in its emerging ID business–mainly made up of its NFC chips–increased by 22% in the second quarter, compared with the first quarter, and CEO Richard Clemmer insisted the chip maker’s secure element business would continue to remain a strong contributor.

Westpac New Zealand Launches HCE Trial, Snubbing Country's Planned TSM Platform

Westpac New Zealand has announced a small trial of host-card emulation-based payments, with plans to introduce the technology to customers early next year.