NFC Industry Events

Oct 7 2015 - Oct 8 2015
Phoenix, AZ, United States

The leading American showcase for the burgeoning technology of Near Field Communications arrives in Phoenix this October with an expanded look at developments in new 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 American and international market forecasts. With hundreds of millions of NFC smart phone handsets in place, the market is poised for the introduction of applications and services enabling quick transactions, ticketing, digital content exchange, advertising and marketing services, secure identification, physical and logical access, social networking and communication between electronic devices. The authoritative expertise of the Smart Card Alliance and NFC Forum brings together a broad base of industry players in a conference event that features leaders from every relevant sector for an interactive, instructive forum on the NFC business issues, implementation milestones, and technology advancements.

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 9 2015 - Nov 11 2015
Dallas, United States

Engagement & Experience 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. Through a robust slate of best-in-class speakers and interactive discussions, attendees will learn about the latest theories, best practices, relevant case studies, emerging trends and strategies that drive measurable behavioral change and quantifiable results.

Nov 12 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

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 will be held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, from November 17 to 19, 2015. This 30th edition of the secure-connections sector’s leading global event will showcase the world’s most comprehensive range of Secure Payment, Connection and Identification solutions. Beyond the 460 international exhibitors, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 will offer over 140 conferences and 7 panel discussions, welcome more than 40 CEO speakers and host the internationally recognized SESAMES awards.

This year, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS will change its name to TRUSTECH, to reflect the rapid evolution of new technologies. TRUSTECH’s mission is to be the hub of the international secure-connections community, as it addresses complex and diverse security issues, shapes future strategies and develops ways in which the new technologies will be used. TRUSTECH will give prominence to the latest and best innovations from around the world and be the place where new applications are created.

Jan 6 2016 - Jan 9 2016
Las Vegas, United States
Jan 25 2016 - Jan 26 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark

SMi's highly anticipated 15th annual conference on Nordic Cards will focus on emerging payment developments and strategic decisions currently being faced by the industry. Building on the success of the 2015 event, Nordic Card Markets and Future Payment Solutions 2016 will examine why the importance of a good strategy has never been more important due to a large increase in new market players competing with the traditional banks.

Feb 22 2016 - Feb 25 2016
Barcelona, Spain


Inside Secure Names New CEO; Seeks to Stem Losses, Falling Share Price

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Inside Secure, an early NFC chip supplier, which has since focused on embedded security, has replaced its long-serving CEO Rémy de Tonnac with smart card industry veteran Amedeo D’Angelo, hoping to turn around chronic losses and a plunging share price.

Apple Moves Closer to Apple Pay Launch in China, Though No Date Yet Revealed

NFC Times Exclusive Insight –  Apple has been quietly taking more steps toward a launch of Apple Pay in China, registering a local company in Shanghai and hiring at least two top former Visa China staffers, including the former country manager.

Caps on Contactless Transactions to be Thing of the Past for European Consumers

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – With contactless card payment growing more popular in Europe and high-profile NFC mobile-payments services such as Apple Pay starting to gain a foothold there, payment schemes are preparing to significantly raise or eliminate caps on transaction value to try to encourage even more growth in contactless and NFC payments.

China Construction Bank Launches NFC Payments Using Host Card Emulation, Following ICBC

Oct 3 2015

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – At least one more of China’s big four banks, and perhaps two, have reportedly introduced mobile payments with host card emulation, following Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, which launched HCE-based service in May.

Mozido Tops Gemalto to Win Taiwanese HCE and Tokenization Contract

NFC Times Exclusive A joint venture of Taiwanese banks and banking groups has chosen U.S.-based Mozido to supply it with host card emulation, tokenization and wallet technology, a surprise win for Mozido, which bought the U.S. mobile commerce arm of South Korean IT services firm SK C&C less than a year ago, NFC Times has learned. 

With Slow NFC SIM Take-Up and Apple Pay Looming, Banking Group Expedites HCE and Tokenization Platform

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – With SIM-based NFC not taking off in Taiwan and Apple Pay’s eventual arrival on the island considered inevitable, a consortium of Taiwanese banks is expediting plans to add host card emulation and tokenization to their conventional TSM offer.

USA Technologies: Nearly 300,000 Vending Machines Accept NFC; Apple Pay, Android Pay Drive Demand

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – U.S.-based unattended retail payments company USA Technologies had nearly 300,000 NFC-enabled cashless payment terminals connected to its network as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year and expects that to grow strongly next year, as mobile-payments services such as Android Pay roll out, the company said.

Contactless Payments Pioneer Barclaycard Announces Plans to Launch HCE; Builds Technology In-House

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Barclaycard, one of the top payment card issuers in the UK, plans to launch NFC payments from its mobile-banking app in November using host card emulation, which will allow the issuer to avoid putting its payment applications on secure elements to roll out mobile payments.

Google Launches Android Pay as HCE Alternative to Rival Apple Pay Service

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Google officially launched Android Pay in the U.S., its host card emulation-based rival to Apple Pay and its second stab at rolling out NFC payments for in-store payments, following its little-used Google Wallet.

MasterCard Tokenization Launch Matches Visa’s, as Both Schemes Make Play for Mobile Transactions

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – MasterCard Worldwide Tuesday announced its hub-like commercial tokenization program, Digital Enablement Express, a widely expected move that matches a similar service that rival Visa introduced in late May, Visa Digital Enablement Program, or VDEP. Like VDEP, MasterCard’s new tokenization program has signed up Google and Samsung for their respective payments services, though neither MasterCard nor Visa has announced that Apple would join.

Trustonic Says Funding for Joint Venture Increasing Despite Divestiture by G&D

NFC Times Exclusive – Mobile security company Trustonic says its two remaining owners are increasing funding for the joint venture, and it plans to get into new markets, as the company seeks to capitalize on growing interest in securing mobile payment services, among other applications.

SIM-Based NFC Payments Pioneer CaixaBank Launches New App Supporting HCE

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – CaixaBank, Spain’s large savings bank and one of the most important early adopters globally among financial institutions of SIM-based NFC payments, has introduced a mobile-payments app based on host card emulation.