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

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 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 11 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

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

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.

Visa and MasterCard Change Strategy on Tokenization Fees; Observers See Gambit to Lock in Market

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Visa maintains that its offer to waive tokenization fees for the long term is designed to simplify the connections between thousands of card issuers and such wallet providers as Google and, perhaps later, Apple, thus driving widespread rollouts of mobile-payments services.

Vodafone’s Proxy-Card Service Likely to Face Difficult Market

NFC Times Exclusive – Vodafone Group’s proxy-card NFC mobile-payments offer, which is designed to enable subscribers to add their credit and debit cards to their Vodafone Wallets as funding accounts linked to a Vodafone prepaid card stored on the SIM, has yet to be launched by any major Vodafone branch operator in Europe.

Canadian Telcos Refuse to Give up On SIM-Based NFC, Though Many Challenges Lie Ahead

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – The head of the Canadian telco joint venture Suretap Wallet told NFC Times that this week’s launch of the telco’s new wallet service was not prompted by the expected expansion of Apple Pay into Canada later this year.

At Least Some U.S. POS Terminals to be Ready to Support Apple Wallet Rewards

NFC Times Exclusive – Major point-of sale-terminal vendors say that their most recently deployed terminals and perhaps others will be ready to accept loyalty cards from Apple’s Wallet when the nonpayment application launches with iOS 9 this fall.

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.