NFC Industry Events

Oct 19 2016 - Oct 20 2016
The Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
Chicago, United States

The Security of Things, the Smart Card Alliance’s newest event, takes a deep dive into the advantages and challenges IoT presents across every market, including payments, transportation, industrial, consumer and healthcare, and highlights the need for secure IoT architectures using embedded security and privacy technology. With a history of success in hosting industry events involving emerging markets and secure chip technology, the Smart Card Alliance is bringing together experts from both the IoT and security communities to discuss the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving security and privacy in IoT.

Oct 23 2016 - Oct 26 2016
The Venetian
Las Vegas, United States

Organizers describe Money20/20 as the largest global event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. Expected to draw 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from over 3,000 companies and 75 countries, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. The next Money20/20 will be held in Las Vegas, October 23-26, 2016, followed by Money20/20 Europe in June 2017.

Nov 7 2016 - Nov 9 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Cashless World is a conference & exhibition dedicated to the disruptive innovations in the way we pay and transfer money. 80 speakers will explore the tech advances replacing traditional cash & card solutions, their impact on the payment ecosystem and the challenges to implement them round the world: commerce payments new models & technologies (NFC, wearables, KYC...), digital money innovations(P2P, real-time, Blockchain...) with focuses on security & fraud reduction, regulation approaches, APIs role, etc. Taking over Smart Contactless World conference, Cashless World will gather 350 digital payment professionals from industry leaders to the smallest fintechs, from financial institutions to IT providers.

Cashless World features a pre-conference tutorial “Banking Tech Keys” in partnership with Payments and Cards Network and MyBank.

Nov 25 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 3rd annual HCE Summit is returning to Europe at a new, exciting destination - Amsterdam. Organizers describe it as an opportunity to gather leading pioneers in the mobile payment space who are driving the HCE and okenization momentum. This year the event also adds Tokenization into the key conference theme, thus renaming it "HCE and Tokenization Summit.”

Nov 29 2016 - Dec 1 2016
Palais des Festivals
Cannes, France

As announced in2015, CARTES events have become TRUSTECH-Pay, Identify, Connect and Secure. TRUSTECH is the new global event dedicated to trust-based technologies.
Secure Payment, Identification and Connections are the buzz words for this 3-day event offering extensive networking opportunities and keynote speakers.

Dec 5 2016 - Dec 7 2016
Marriott City Center
Denver, United States

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE -- Engagement & Experience Expo is a forum to openly discuss customer, brand and channel challenges and solutions. The event focuses on optimizing the customer experience at all touch-points and increasing 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. Brand marketers benefit from structured networking with their peers during a meet and greet at the beginning of the conference, followed by a peer-to-peer roundtable session on day 2. These networking sessions enable brand marketers to connect with others who are facing similar challenges and opportunities.


Citigroup to Launch ‘Citi Pay’ Mobile Payments Service with Help from Mastercard

NFC Times Exclusive – U.S.-based Citigroup plans to soon launch its own NFC-based mobile payments service, Citi Pay, in the U.S. and Asia, in part using technology from Mastercard, NFC Times has learned.

Apple Pay Launch in Japan Opens Up More Opportunities for Third-Party Vendors

NFC Times Exclusive – As Apple moves closer to launching Apple Pay in Japan, the FeliCa-based service is opening up business opportunities for third-party technology suppliers, unlike most other countries where Apple Pay has launched.

Seamless Goes Ahead with HCE Expansion of SEQR Mobile Wallet for European Users

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Following the initial soft launch of its NFC payments service in its home base, Sweden-based Seamless Distribution, the parent company of the SEQR wallet, is enabling HCE for all European users as it seeks global acceptance of its proprietary mobile payments service.

Apple Pay Expands to Russia with Support from Mastercard and Country’s Biggest Bank

Exclusive NFC Times Insight – Less than a week after Samsung switched on its mobile payments service in Russia, Apple has launched Apple Pay in the country, continuing the international expansion of its NFC payments service to a 10th market.

Reported Qualcomm Deal for NXP Not Expected to Limit NFC Chip Availability

Oct 4 2016

NFC Times Exclusive Insight –  If a planned acquisition by Qualcomm of NXP Semiconductors, as reported, were to go through, it would not affect supplies of NFC chips to smartphone makers using other processor chips, said an expert.

Samsung Pay to Launch in Russia with Support from Mastercard and Limited Number of Banks

Sep 30 2016

UPDATED: NFC Times Excusive Insight – Samsung Pay is expected to launch in Russia tomorrow, beating Apple to the market, which disclosed earlier this month that it plans a Russian launch of Apple Pay before the end of the year.

Two Major Taiwanese Telcos Plan to Adopt HCE, as They Deal with TSM Troubles and Imminent Arrival of OEM Pay

Sep 26 2016

NFC Times Exclusive –  In the first cases of its kind to come to light, two of Taiwan’s largest telcos are planning to support host card emulation in their wallets, as they seek to overcome problems with their joint TSM and to prepare for the coming of OEM Pay to Taiwan, expected in the first quarter of next year, NFC Times has learned.

Prepping for the Pays: Far EasTone Offers Range of Wallet Services It Believes Apple Can’t Match

NFC Times Exclusive – With the expected arrival of such OEM Pay services as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay as early as the first quarter of next year, Taiwan’s major telcos are gearing up to keep their own mobile wallets competitive.

Czech Banks See Opportunity for Deploying HCE Mobile Payments

NFC Times Exclusive – Czech banks are looking to capitalize on a growing contactless point-of-sale infrastructure in the country, with two of the five largest banks there having already launched HCE-based mobile payments and the others looking to join the market, NFC Times has learned.

OEM Pay Services Drive Renewed Interest in NFC Transit Ticketing, Especially in China

Sep 28 2016

NFC Times Exclusive – The planned launch of NFC transit ticketing in Japan next month with Apple Pay shined the spotlight on the emergence of closed-loop NFC transit ticketing–which has been seen as a prime application for NFC phones but one that has disappointed NFC backers for years.

Analysis: Agreements with Visa, Mastercard and Earlier Deal with Discover Could Help PayPal Reverse Years of Failures at Physical Point of Sale

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Agreements that were announced with Visa, Discover and, last week, Mastercard may finally help PayPal reverse years of failed attempts to enable customers to pay with its PayPal Wallet in stores.

Analysis: FeliCa Mobile Payment and Ticketing Nothing New in Japan, as Apple Strains for Apple Pay Developments to Spotlight

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Apple Wednesday confirmed that its new iPhone 7 smartphones and second-generation Apple Watch will support Sony’s proprietary FeliCa technology in Japan, as earlier reported, enabling transit and retail payments when Apple Pay launches in Japan next month. The tech giant will also expand Apple Pay into New Zealand and Russia this year, though was able to announce only one issuer so far between the two countries.