NFC Industry Events

Feb 27 2017 - Mar 2 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA. MWC is a B2B event for anyone and everyone in mobile and those in adjacent industries who want to discover how mobile technology can benefit their industries.

Mar 2 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Berlin, Germany

Risk Management has long been a hot topic, and after the financial crisis and credit crunch hit the world economies the importance of Credit Risk Management emerged even more. During the 3rd Annual Credit Risk Management Forum – following in the footsteps of the GLC Risk Management Series – participants will hear about latest regulations and gain insight into volatility under IFRS 9; stress testing and scenario analysis in ICAAP and Recovery plans; risk models; shadow banking; AnaCredit, and more. In addition, they can also build lasting business relationships with representatives of the most significant financial institutions of Europe as well as regulatory members.

Mar 19 2017 - Mar 22 2017
Aria
Las Vegas, United States

Shoptalk is 2017's most important retail and ecommerce event focused on disruptive innovation. It's an unprecedented gathering of individuals reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy, It's also a platform for startups, large retailers and brands, tech and Internet companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, network and collaborate.

Mar 27 2017 - Mar 30 2017
Orlando, United States

The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. Attend the 10th annual Summit and get the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.

2017 will mark the second time that the Smart Card Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments.

Mar 28 2017 - Mar 29 2017
London, U.K.

Described by organizers as the first event of its kind, the PSD2 Implementation Congress offers a comprehensive panel of PSD2 experts, experienced payment professionals and innovation leads in the financial services industry to break down what you need to do to take your PSD2 implementation operations further.

In close consultation with Payment Strategy Leads, Heads of Payment and Strategy and Innovation Directors, LBCG brings the banking and payment ecosystem under the same roof to benchmark the roadmaps of delivering PSD2.

Mar 29 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Africa’s regional payments systems are undergoing a period of significant progress. At the crest of this wave are the east and west African mobile payments systems markets. Although these are already booming, with some mobile payment schemes widely regarded as models of success, there remains a significant need for improvement in the twin areas of interoperability and security.

This inaugural FT African Payments Innovation Summit will bring together key players from across the mobile payment industry to debate the challenges and the opportunities of providing greater financial access to bottom of the pyramid (BOTP) consumers.

Apr 19 2017 - Apr 20 2017
Suntec Convention Centre
, Singapore

Seamless Asia evolved in recognition that your customers are changing. That your business is changing. Seamless is the key meeting place for this brave new world of commerce. It is a new event built on 20 years of experience – a seamless continuity from Asia’s largest and longest running conference focused on cards and payments, to a dynamic summit and large scale exhibition bringing together the converging worlds of ecommerce, retail and payments

Apr 28 2017
Hilton Tower Bridge
London, U.K.

Now in its 11th year, the Contactless Intelligence Conference has built a reputation for providing key players in the contactless industry crucial insights from the IMPLEMENTORS themselves. The 2017 Conference will once again examine different sectors and how successful implementations of contactless and mobile technology have significantly improved the user experience. The focus will be on transforming the way we pay, looking at trending solutions set to make a lasting impact on smart payment schemes, be it for the transit sector, ticketing, charity, corporate access or next generation retail.

May 2 2017 - May 4 2017
Caribe Royale Orlando
Orlando, Florida

Loyalty Expo is described as a true Voice of the Customer-driven, best practice-focused customer loyalty and reward conference. Presented by Loyalty360 – The Association for Customer Loyalty, this year's gathering provides a unique forum to meet and discuss the challenges facing brands today. Attendees will leave Loyalty Expo with an understanding of new research, technologies and solutions to aid their organizations on the customer loyalty journey.

Jun 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Berlin, Germany

The banking sector is going through very turbulent times amid innovations in the market. Retail banks are trying to keep up with new entrants in the market including challenger banks or FinTechs. At this event you can learn about innovative developments in digital banking and emerging Fintech trends and how they will change the banking industry. This is an opportunity to get to know the Robo Advise and debate whether this can be the future of retail investing. Other presentations include sessions on payment innovations such as Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology, delivering superior customer service, and more; attendees will reap the benefit of meeting industry leaders, networking with retail banking experts and enjoying high standard presentations followed by interactive Q&A sessions.

HEADLINE NEWS

Aussie Banking Group: Apple Holding Issuers ‘Hostage’ with Its Restrictive NFC Policies

Feb 13 2017

NFC TIMES Exclusive – A spokesman for four major Australian banks battling Apple for access to NFC technology on its iPhones shot back at Apple's latest filing with Australian competition officials, denying that the banks are trying to avoid paying fees to Apple to participate in the payments service, the spokesman told NFC Times.

Netcetera Acquires Longtime NFC Tech Supplier Nexperts, as It Seeks to Expand Multichannel Offer to European Banks

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Switzerland-based payments software company Netcetera acquired longtime NFC technology supplier Nexperts of Austria to deliver a multich

Apple Makes Apple Pay Launch in Taiwan Official; Global Use of Mobile Payments Service Rises

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Two years after launch, Apple says Apple Pay users carried out hundreds of millions of transactions worth billions of dollars during the fourth quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook told financial analysts Thursday, although Apple still doesn’t release actual transaction figures.

Analysis: Why Rollouts of Payments Wearables Have Gotten Off to Slow Start

NFC TIMES Exclusive – The rollout of payments wearables is hitting a snag, with commercial and technical challenges holding back plans by industry players to enable consumers to buy wristbands, analog watches, rings and other wearables and then load them with their favorite debit and credit cards. (See table, challenge sections, below.)

Case Study: Czech Bank ČSOB Describes First-Mover HCE Launch; Questions Whether Visa and Mastercard are ‘Partners or Competitors’

NFC TIMES Exclusive – ČSOB, the Czech Republic’s No. 2 bank, faced challenges in launching the country’s first HCE-based wallet last year.

Analysis: Trends to Watch This Year in Tokenization, HCE, ‘Pays’ Wallets, Wearables and More

NFC Times Exclusive – The coming year will see the major networks continuing to dominate tokenization, even though at least a few more domestic payments schemes will begin tokenizing cards.

Major Taiwanese Banks Prepare for Launch of Apple Pay

NFC Times Exclusive –  At least six of Taiwan’s largest card issuers are lined up to participate in Apple Pay when it launches on the island nation, expected before the end of the first quarter, NFC Times has learned.

Analysis: STMicroelectronics Seeks to Stay Competitive in Payments Wearables Market with Provisioning Partnership

Jan 14 2017

NFC Times Exclusive Insight Chip maker STMicroelectronics has been gearing up to make a play for the payments wearables market, an initiative punctuated by its announcement last week that it is working with Germany-based Giesecke & Devrient and payments wearables technology start-up FitPay to streamline provisioning of card credentials on its embedded chips.

Deutsche Telekom Casts Doubt on Future of NFC SIMs, as It Quietly Closes Wallet in Germany

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Deutsche Telekom, one of the most important backers of SIM-based NFC through the years, now questions whether the technology could ever become a standard, as it quietly withdrew its little-used SIM-based NFC mobile wallet from the German market last week after more than two years.

Top 10 Misses: Wallet Take-Up, Bank Recruitment, Payments Wearables Rollouts Led List of Disappointments in Past Year

Jan 5 2017

NFC Times Exclusive – The rollout of digital payments, including services using NFC technology, are undoubtedly making progress, especially compared with just a few years ago.

More Chinese Smartphone Makers Enable NFC Transit Ticketing

NFC Times Exclusive – More Chinese OEMs have launched support for NFC transit ticketing, following earlier launches by Xiaomi and Huawei, NFC Times has learned, with at least five more device makers enabling service in one to two Chinese cities, or planning to do so.

Moscow Commuter Line Supports Open-Loop Fare Collection; Promotes Payments by Apple Pay

NFC Times Exclusive Insight - All stations on Moscow’s new commuter rail line, the Moscow Central Circle, or MCC, and some Moscow Metro stations linked with the new line, accept open-loop payments, including with Apple Pay, the Russian transit authority confirmed to NFC Times, adding that the authority is looking forward to accepting a range of other NFC-enabled wallets, including Samsung Pay.