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NFC Industry Events

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

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.  

Nov 4 2014 - Nov 6 2014
Paris, France

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS is billed as the Global Event for Payment, Identification and Mobility. Event features 450 exhibitors, 140 conference sessions lead by international experts, and expects 20,000 attendees from the Financial, Retail, Government, Identify and Access, Telecommunications and Transportation sectors. The 2014 motto, Users on the Move, reflects today's reality: people showing more and more mobility and infrastructures being more connected than ever. 

Nov 19 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Shanghai, China

The 5th Internet Finance and Payment Innovation 2014 will be held on November 19-21 in Shanghai, China. Organizers expect around 250 leaders from commercial banks, payment service or solution providers, P2P, e-commerce companies, handset producers, airlines, funds, assurance, telecom carriers, government, central banks, association and others to attend. The focus will be on current hot topics including ” The Roadmap of P2P and Crowdfunding in the Context of Internet Finance”, “Bank’s Mashup Practice in Internet Finance”, “Mobile Finance 3.0”, “Develop Cloud-Payment Platform to Safeguard Payment Security”, and many others.

Jan 6 2015 - Jan 9 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, U.S.
Jan 21 2015 - Jan 22 2015
Stockholm, Sweden

The MCP Nordic conference describes their speakers list as consisting of executives from leading global companies within the mobile commerce and payment sector, from technology experts to retailers, MNO’s and banks. Hear from the Nordic leaders as well as case studies from around the world; Seamless, Swish, Ingenico, Svensk Handel, Swedbank, Vodafone and many more.

Jan 27 2015 - Jan 29 2015
The Lancaster
London, UK
Mar 2 2015 - Mar 5 2015
Fira Gran Via
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 18 2015 - Mar 19 2015
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong, China


Japan’s NFC Device Rollout Tops 20 Million, Though Still Few Places for Consumers to Use Them

Japan’s rollout of phones and tablets supporting standard NFC technology has topped the 20 million mark, with Japan’s three major mobile operators deploying the handsets with NFC chips along with domestic FeliCa technology. But Japanese consumers still have few places to use the hybrid devices.

Despite NFC-Enabled iPhone and Watch, Hotels Appear to be Opting for BLE for Phone-Based Door Keys

NFC Times Exclusive: Several hotel chains are planning to start equipping certain properties with door locks supporting Bluetooth low energy by the early part of next year, or are seriously investigating the technology, which enables guests to enter their rooms with keys stored on their smartphones, Legic Identsystems, one of the technology vendors involved, told NFC Times.

China UnionPay Reportedly Strikes Deal with Samsung to Use Embedded Chips

Oct 9 2014 (All day)

Samsung Electronics reportedly says it has an agreement with payment network China UnionPay that would enable embedded chips in more than 3 million of its devices in China with China UnionPay’s contactless-payments service, though no banks have yet been mentioned as issuers.

NFC Forum Launches ‘Tap Into NFC’ Developer Program, Though Apple’s Platform Remains Closed

As the NFC Forum launches a new program to attract more application developers to the NFC ecosystem, the organization told NFC Times that it is encouraged by Apple’s adoption but considers it likely that the NFC developer community will focus on Android for the near future.

Taiwanese Telco Launches NFC; Implementation Issues with Mifare Limits Handset Models

Oct 2 2014 (All day)

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan’s largest telco, Chunghwa Telecom, Wednesday announced the launch of its long-planned NFC commercial service, enabling MasterCard PayPass credit cards from four banks, along with one of the first mobile NFC services supporting a Mifare transit purse, EasyCard.

Taiwan’s No. 1 Telco Prepares to Announce NFC Commercial Launch

Oct 1 2014 (All day)

Taiwan’s largest mobile operator, Chunghwa Telecom, will announce the small commercial launch of NFC service on Wednesday, with participation from MasterCard Worldwide, four major banks and the island nation’s largest transit and retail e-purse, EasyCard, NFC Times has learned.

People on the Move: Visa Europe’s Director of Mobile Joins Apple

Apple has hired Visa Europe’s director of mobile, Mary Carol Harris, as the tech giant gears up for its expected launch of Apple Pay in Europe later next year.

Makers of NFC Accessories Targeting iPhone Contend Their Market is Not Lost

NFC Times Exclusive: Despite the announcement by Apple of its first NFC-enabled iPhone, released Friday, promoters of NFC-enabled attachments targeting the iPhone contend they will not lose business.

NFC Forum Adds Long-Awaited Analog Testing to Its Device Certification Program

The NFC Forum has added the final major component to its device certification with the addition of analog testing, but the impact of the development on handset makers’ willingness to submit their devices for certification remains to be seen.

Softcard Hopes to Quiet Critics in Announcing Support From Major Fast-Food Chain

Just when many industry observers were counting Softcard out in the wake of Apple’s announcement of Apple Pay, the mobile carrier joint venture formerly known as Isis today announced a deal with its biggest merchant to date, the Subway sandwich fast-food chain.

Spain’s Bankinter Launches HCE Commercially

Spanish bank Bankinter has launched its long-anticipated mobile-payments service based on host-card emulation, after being one of the first banks to propose an HCE-enabled service.

Lack of NFC Tag-Reading Feature in New iPhones Could Create Problems for Tag Companies, Marketers

Sep 20 2014 (All day)

NFC Times Exclusive: Apple’s decision to exclude tag-reading functionality from its forthcoming NFC-enabled iPhones has caused disappointment among suppliers of tags and developers of tag applications, who told NFC Times they believe the omission could confuse consumers and potentially hamper tag-marketing campaigns.