NFC Industry Events

Jun 20 2017 - Jun 21 2017
Chicago, United States

The 11th Mobile Payment Innovations Summit is scheduled for June 20-21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This event offers a road map for financial services to align internal strategies with external forces to succeed in today’s dynamic mobile payment markets.

Jun 26 2017 - Jun 28 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

The payments, financial services and retail sectors are currently experiencing an accelerated period of product development, characterised by technology and regulatory-based disruption. In this new emerging reality, collaboration is the key to survival. Money20/20 Europe is engineered to bring together all the stakeholders with a part to play in the commerce revolution: payments and financial services providers, banks and non-banks, the mobile ecosystem, the retail industry (offline and online), marketing services and data companies, investors, advisory firms and government bodies.

Jun 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Shanghai, China

GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 will showcase the incredible potential offered by mobile technology. Senior industry professionals will gather, learn new ideas, and make important connections to grow their business in the years ahead. Passionate consumers will meet to discover the latest devices and innovative technologies.

This year's event will include a world-class Exhibition showcasing cutting-edge technology and devices, a world-class thought-leadership Conference, and important C-Level Networking opportunities. Don’t miss this truly unique event where our global audience will celebrate the individuality of mobile.

Sep 12 2017 - Sep 14 2017
San Francisco, United States

The GSMA and CTIA, which represents the U.S. wireless communications industry, recently announced a partnership to create a new mobile industry event in the United States. The inaugural 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas will showcase how mobile is creating the connected life, transforming how individuals, businesses and entire industries communicate, interact and innovate. Mobile World Congress Americas is set to become the leading mobile industry event in the Americas, with a strong focus on North, Central and South America. MWC Americas will naturally include a conference program featuring C-level speakers and leading industry experts; an exhibition showing the latest mobile technologies, products and services; a regulatory and public policy program; partner events; free seminars and many other activities. It is expected that the inaugural event in San Francisco will attract 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors.

Sep 14 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Vienna, Austria

The 4th Annual European Payments Forum will focus on the many changes within the industry during the past year, as well as future forecasts. The FinTech war has just began, and will change the entire business and affect all stakeholders. Among other things, attendees can learn more about Blockchain from well-known topic experts and debate whether banks are ready for the adoption; hear more about PSD 2 and its improvement on the payment experience from different points of view; and join a Round Table Discussion offering a debate on banking (r)evolution and the technological innovations within the industry–do they disrupt or improve different processes?

This event aims to bring together representatives from various segments of the payments industry in order to discuss the challenging issues they face as well as potential solutions.

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.

Money 20/20

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 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.

HEADLINE NEWS

Study: Merchants Could Boost Sales by Easing Fears Over Digital Security

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – A survey conducted by American Express suggests that U.S. merchants could increase their online sales by taking steps to enhance the security of customers' information.

Visa Expands Token Service Provider ‘Partner’ Program, Though Most Vendors Not Yet Integrated with VTS

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight ­– Visa this week announced a new list of 13 “partner” companies to help it distribute and manage Visa-generated tokens, which the network giant is promoting for use in what it hopes will be large-scale rollouts of Internet of Things devices that can do payments.

Analysis: Apple Apparently Sees Need for Additional Pairing Technology with Support for NFC Tag Reading

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight ­– Nearly three years after embracing NFC technology for mobile payments but declining to support NFC’s tag-reading mode, Apple, in a surprise move, is adding tag-reading support to its NFC-enabled devices, including the iPhone 7 series and forthcoming iPhone 8, as well as its Apple Watch.

Exclusive: Major U.S. Processors Say In-Store Transactions for Pays Wallets Remain Disappointing

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Apple Pay and the other major Pays wallets still only account for around 1% of card transactions in the U.S., three major processors told NFC Times. At least two of the processors say they haven’t seen growth in Apple Pay over at least the past year.

Alipay North America Chief Insists Company has No Plans for U.S.-Based Wallet

NFC TIMES Exclusive –  Alipay has no plans today to introduce a mobile wallet in the U.S., and is instead expanding its merchant acceptance footprint in the U.S. only to serve Chinese visitors, Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America, told NFC Times.

NFC Secure Element Shipments Likely Dropped for First Time in 2016, and Vendor Group Cuts Forecast for 2017

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Shipments of NFC secure elements almost certainly fell in 2016, based on recent figures released by vendor association Eurosmart, though the group is again declining to release specific shipment figures for NFC cards and embedded chips, instead combining the NFC unit shipments with those for machine-to-machine modules.

Samsung Pay Launches Commercially in Taiwan; No. 4 Credit Card Issuer Taishin Reveals Apple Pay Card Adds

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Samsung made it official, launching Samsung Pay commercially today in Taiwan with seven banks, as expected, following Apple Pay to the market by about two months and beating Android Pay, which is expected to launch on the island nation as early as next week. 

Why is Mobile Wallet Adoption So Disappointing? Some Industry Players Weigh In

NFC TIMES Exclusive –  NFC wallets are failing to catch on in the U.S., especially for in-store transactions, for a variety of reasons, including poor awareness among consumers and cashiers, lack of full buy-in from merchants, problems with certifying terminals for contactless and an insufficient value proposition, said industry players, including a representative from Google.

Samsung Pay Launches in UK Without Major Banks or MST Technology

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Samsung today finally launched its Samsung Pay mobile payments service in the UK, well behind rival payments services Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Wal-Mart Still Balks at Accepting NFC; Nordstrom Wants Right to Refuse Some NFC Wallets

NFC TIMES Exclusive – LAS VEGAS, Nev.: It’s been more than two and a half years since Apple Pay launched in the U.S., and retail giant Wal-Mart Stores still is no closer to accepting NFC at its 4,000-plus stores in the U.S. then when Apple began rolling out its NFC-enabled mobile payments service in October of 2014.

Apple Testing Loyalty Feature; Google Expected to Expand Payments for Home Device

NFC TIMES Exclusive – As they struggle with low user adoption of their respective wallets in the U.S., Apple and Google are seeking to add more features, hoping to increase transactions, NFC Times has learned.

Taiwan Chief Banking Regulator Reveals Apple Pay Card Adds; Samsung Launches Early Access in Country

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The chairman of Taiwan’s banking regulator, the Financial Supervisory Commission, Wednesday revealed just how fast a start Apple Pay got on the island nation, following its launch of the mobile payments service there in late March.