NFC Industry Events

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.

Sep 21 2017 - Sep 22 2017
LaLit Hotel
Mumbai, India

Organizer APSCA describes this forum as Asia’s largest gathering of card issuers and acquirers, domestic bank card networks, international payment systems, mobile payment companies and e-payment services providers, meeting to explore best practices for driving the consumer payments landscape towards a digital payments future. This year's event will be hosted by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and will provide a unique learning, discussion and networking opportunity for experts in consumer payments and retail banking in Asia.

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Sep 27 2017 - Sep 28 2017
SMX Convention Center
Manila, Philippines

This event will feature four tracks of content and industry insights from payments, e-commerce, fulfilment  and retail. Each of them are tirelessly working together to ensure customers can discover, transact and collect seamlessly. Attendees can benefit from the insights of more than 80 speakers and thought leaders, who are set to share their personal experiences, challenges and successes in the pursuit of driving omni-channel development in the Philippines.

 

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.

Oct 17 2017
Press Centre
Brussels, Belgium

Mobile 360 Series - Europe is a half-day event centered on keynote presentations, expert-led panel discussions and in-depth case studies that explore the contribution of the mobile industry to delivering Europe’s Digital Agenda. Leaders and policy makers from the EU and public policy organisations from across Europe will explore the key themes driving this region’s policy agenda including electronic communications code, privacy and security, access to data, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, women in ICT and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This event will stimulate impactful discussions on how Europe can work together to ensure a regulatory framework that achieves digital leadership and delivers gender equality and sustainable development across Europe and beyond, through mobile sector growth and innovation.

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

Alipay to Expand Acceptance of Mobile Wallet in Russia

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Alipay is expanding acceptance in another overseas market, Russia, seeking to capture business from Chinese tourists who travel to the country.

Apple Discloses Plans for Four More Apple Pay Markets; Confirms Most Transactions Outside of U.S.

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Apple Tuesday disclosed plans to launch its mobile payments service in four more small markets, including three countries in the Nordics, with the tech giant seeing higher usage of Apple Pay outside of the U.S., where NFC-enabled POS terminals are still not widely available.

As Use of Wallets for In-Store Payments Disappoint, P2P Payments to Surpass $120 Billion in 2017

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Research firm eMarketer predicts that mobile peer-to-peer payments in the U.S. will grow by 55% to more than $120 billion in 2017, an amount that is expected to double by 2021.

Mastercard Launches Campaign to Push New Zealand Retailers to Accept Contactless Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Mastercard has launched an initiative to encourage retailers in New Zealand to adopt contactless payments, noting that nearly three-quarters of New Zealanders use contactless.

Banks and PayPal Announce More Deals for In-Store Transactions, But It’s Unclear When NFC-Enabled PayPal Wallet Will Arrive

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Although Bank of America announced that its customers would “soon” be able to use the PayPal Wallet to pay for purchases in stores using NFC, a bank spokeswoman has told NFC Times that the NFC-enabled wallet might not even be available next year.

Experts: Don’t Expect the Amazon Go or Uber Payments Concept to Hit the Retail Chains Anytime Soon

NFC TIMES Exclusive – With the widespread use of Uber and launch of the Amazon Go experiment, some payments industry observers are predicting it might not be too long before invisible payments comes to brick-and-mortar stores.

Swatch Pay One of the First Low-Tech Payments Wearables That Can be Provisioned After the Sale: How It Works

Jul 21 2017

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – While such smartwatches as the Apple Watch are routinely provisioned with payments cards after they are in the hands of consumers, that hasn’t been the case for low-tech analog watches. Swatch Pay could change that.

Analysis: Apple Tries to Jump-Start Apple Pay in China with Generous Week-Long Discounts and Offers

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – ­Apple, which is losing its battle badly for market share in China’s huge mobile payments market, has launched one week of generous promotions in hopes it can begin to turn the tide.

PayPal Hopes Samsung Deal Will Help It End String of Failures in Tapping Offline Merchants

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – PayPal is believed to have cut its deal with Samsung to be part of the Samsung Pay wallet mainly to gain access to the device maker’s MST technology, enabling consumers to pay in stores with their PayPal accounts without having to look for an NFC-enabled POS terminal.

Backers of WeChat Pay and Alipay Continue to Expand Acceptance Outside of China

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – China’s two large mobile payments services, Alipay and WeChat Pay, continue to roll out acceptance in Europe, North America and other parts of Asia, as they follow Chinese tourists to these destinations.

Denmark’s Largest Bank Plans to Expand Reach of Its Growing MobilePay Wallet; Continues to Favor BLE over NFC and QR Codes

NFC TIMES Exclusive –  Danske Bank’s MobilePay service in Denmark is one of the few mobile-wallet success stories globally, though on a small scale. Now the bank is planning to expand to other Nordic countries and seeks to continue to use BLE technology, not NFC, to enable the in-store piece of its mobile payments service.

Despite Launch of Three Major ‘Pays’ in Taiwan, Visa Plans to Also Support QR Code Payments on Island

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Visa says it plans to support QR code-based mobile payments late next year in Taiwan–a market where all three major “Pays” wallets have launched supporting Visa-branded cards with NFC.