Past NFC events

This is an archive of past NFC industry conferences, exhibitions and other events. You can see forthcoming events on our events page.

If you are organising a meeting, congress, conference or tradeshow, click here to find out how to get listed in our NFC events guide.

Money20/20 Europe

26-28 June 2017Copenhagen, Denmark

Follow the key news stories from the event in our Money20/20 hub.

Biometrics for Banking & Financial Services Summit

26-27 June 2017New York, USA

Biometrics in Banking and Financial Services logoLeaders from the financial services industry will come together at this New York event to hear from innovators who have used biometric technology to meet their payment and authentication needs while providing an intuitive mobile experience.


Webinar: Six reasons ST’s new NFC dynamic tag IC will improve your designs

30 May 2017At your computer

ST25DV NFC RFID dynamic tag IC logoJoin ST for a one-hour webinar at midday CDT (18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST, 1pm EDT) to learn how you can add new capabilities to your existing applications or create new products with features that were previously not possible, while simplifying and reducing your BOM using the chipmaker’s latest advanced dynamic NFC tag IC with best-in-class volatile and non-volatile storage, ideal for the IoT, consumer, industrial, and medical markets.


Mobile World Congress

27 February - 2 March 2017Barcelona, Spain

CES 2017

5-8 January 2017Las Vegas, USA

Webinar — Case study: Lessons learned from implementing HCE for cloud-based NFC mobile payments

8 December 2016At your computer

Free webinar

Join NFC World, Proxama and payments processor Tutuka at 7am PST/10am EST/15:00 GMT/16:00 CET for a free 45-minute webinar where you’ll get real world insight into the practical issues involved in implementing a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments service using Visa and MasterCard’s cloud based payment standards.


Mobey Day Toronto 2016

7-8 December 2016Toronto, Canada

Mobey Day Toronto 2016Mobey Day Toronto brings together an international roster of top decision makers and influencers from the financial services and fintech industries for two days of big ideas.



29 November - 1 December 2016Cannes, France

Trustech is the new name for Cartes.


23-26 October 2016Las Vegas, USA

Biometrics 2016

18-20 October 2016London, UK

“Biometrics 2016 will provide a highly interactive forum for discussion and debate on the current and future use of biometric technology for managing identity and increasing efficiency within government and commercial applications,” the organiser tells NFC World.


Webinar — Beyond OEM Pay: Mobile payment strategies for banks

13 October 2016At your computer

Free webinar

Join NFC World and Bell ID at 07:00 PDT/10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST for a free 45-minute webinar to find out how banks can move beyond standard handset maker and card network schemes to provide differentiated mobile payment offerings that retain customers, attract new business and add fresh revenue streams.


The IoT Show 2016

1-2 September 2016Singapore

World Smart City Forum

13 July 2016Singapore

Mobile World Congress Shanghai

29 June - 1 July 2016Shanghai, China


15-17 June 2016Dallas, Texas, USA

NFC Forum Dallas Plugfest

6-10 June 2016Dallas, Texas, USA

Cards & Payments Middle East 2016

31 May - 1 June 2016Dubai, UAE

Cashless Forum 2016

22-23 May 2016Cairo, Egypt

Webinar: Case study — Lessons learned from selecting and implementing a tokenization solution able to serve 200 banks

12 May 2016At your computer

Free webinar

Join NFC World, Nets and Carta Worldwide at 07:00 PDT/10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST for a free one-hour webinar to find out why the Danish payments services provider chose an in-house solution to deliver tokenization that can scale to serve its 200+ client banks — and how it went about selecting which technology to use.


Cards & Payments Asia 2016

20-21 April 2016Singapore

Payments 2016

17-20 April 2016Phoenix, USA

Money20/20 Europe

5-7 April 2016Copenhagen, Denmark

Connect ID 2016

14-16 March 2016Washington DC, USA

8th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2016

15-16 March 2016Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cards & Payments Africa 2016

1-2 March 2016Johannesburg, South Africa

Webinar — NFC and the IoT: How NFC can bring plug-and-play simplicity to smart homes and the internet of things

2 March 2016At your computer

Free webinar

Join NFC World and NXP at 07:00 PST/10:00 EST/15:00 GMT/16:00 CET for a free one-hour webinar to find out how NFC can bring plug-and-play simplicity to smart homes and the internet of things (IoT).


MobiSecServ 2016

26-27 February 2016Gainesville, Florida, USA

Mobile World Congress 2016

22-25 February 2016Barcelona, Spain

IoT Tech Expo Europe

10-11 February 2016London, UK

NFC Forum Tokyo Plugfest

1-5 February 2016Tokyo, Japan

PayTech 2016: Technologies of Exchange in a Digital Economy

4-5 February 2016London, United Kingdom

Nordic MCP 2016

27-28 January 2016Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic Card Markets and Future Payment Solutions 2016

25-26 January 2016Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 International CES

6-9 January 2016Las Vegas, USA

Payments Innovation Summit

10-11 December 2015Berlin, Germany

Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global 2015

1-3 December 2015Istanbul, Turkey

Cartes Secure Connexions 2015

17-19 November 2015Paris, France

Apps World Europe 2015

18-19 November 2015London, UK

Apps World Europe 2015

The Apps World series brings together the entire spectrum of the app ecosystem for debate and discussion over its two day exhibition and conference events in Europe and North America.

A two-day Mobile Payments And Retail stream will look at the opportunities presented by contactless payments and beacon technology for retailers, banks and global brands.

HCE Summit 2015

12 November 2015London, UK

4th Annual Banking Technology Egypt Summit 2015

8-11 November 2015Cairo, Egypt

Banking Technology Egypt Summit 2015

The continued improvement in Egypt’s economic and political situation has benefited the banking sector significantly and provided an environment that caters innovation.

The Banking Technology Egypt Summit has established itself as the key industry forum for senior professionals from government, banks and solution providers who are looking to drive tangible improvements, build innovative banking services and stay up-to-date with key industry trends.


Asian Payment Card Forum 2015

4-5 November 2015Jakarta, Indonesia

Cards & Payments Indonesia 2015

3-4 November 2015Jakarta, Indonesia

Money 20/20 Expo 2015

25-29 October 2015Las Vegas, USA

NFC Forum Plugfest

12-16 October 2015Vancouver, Canada

Biometrics 2015: Secure Identity Solutions Now!

13-15 October 2015London, UK

Biometrics 2015“Biometrics 2015 will provide a highly interactive forum for discussion and debate on the current and future use of biometric technology for managing identity and increasing efficiency within government and commercial applications,” the organiser tells NFC World.


Cloud-based Mobile Payments (CBMP) Summit 2015

14 October 2015Warsaw, Poland

Transport Ticketing CEE 2015

7-8 October 2015Warsaw, Poland

NFC Solutions Summit 2015

7-8 October 2015Phoenix, USA

Mobile Banking and Payments USA 2015

5-6 October 2015New York, USA

NFC Live Moscow 2015

5-6 October 2015Moscow, Russia

Labelexpo Europe 2015

29 September - 2 October 2015Brussels, Belgium

The IOT Show 2015

22-23 September 2015Singapore

Webinar — How to develop a mobile payments roadmap

22 September 2015At your computer

Free webinar

Join NFC World and Gemalto at 07:00 PDT/10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST to find out how issuers and processors can develop a mobile payments strategy that offers both a winning service for customers today and a long-term roadmap for the future.


Smart Contactless World 2015

15-17 September 2015Marseille, France

Cards & Payments East Africa

15-16 September 2015Nairobi, Kenya

Webinar — Ask the Expert: HCE pioneer Doug Yeager

10 September 2015At your computer

Free webinar

Join NFC World and SimplyTapp at 08:00 PDT/11:00 EDT/16:00 BST/17:00 CEST for a unique opportunity to put your questions on HCE, tokenization, Apple Pay, Android Pay and more to host card emulation pioneer Doug Yeager.


Cards & Payments Philippines 2015

2-3 September 2015Manila, Philippines

Global Payment Summit

26-27 August 2015Singapore

Rain RFID & NFC: Track, Authenticate & Communicate

20-21 August 2015Brisbane, Australia

Mobile World Congress Shanghai

15-17 July 2015Shanghai, China

VAS Africa

30 June - 1 July 2015Johannesburg, South Africa

mPOS World 2015

30 June - 1 July 2015 Frankfurt, Germany

Banking Innovators 2015

30 June 2015London, United Kingdom

IOTX Internet of Things Expo 2015

9-10 June 2015Dubai, UAE

Digital Banking Summit

8-10 June 2015Austin, Texas, USA

Digital Banking Summit 2015

“Join us at the Digital Banking Summit 2015 as we continue our focus on driving omnichannel excellence,” says the organiser. “You’ll get a better idea of how banks are working to integrate digital with existing banking channels, and how they’re enhancing their marketing and product development efforts, plus hear the latest in mobile and tablet banking, cyber security, ecommerce, mobile payments and wearable computing.”


PayExpo 2015

9-10 June 2015London, United Kingdom

NFCP Global Summit 2015

4 June 2015London, United Kingdom

NFCP Global Summit 2015“Now in its fourth year, NFC Payments Global Summit is returning to London this summer with thought-provoking content and excellent networking opportunities,” says the organiser.


Tap Into NFC Showcase Shanghai

2 June 2015Shanghai, China

NFC Forum Plugfest

25-29 May 2015Shanghai, China

Myanmar Mobile Services

26-27 May 2015Yangon, Myanmar

Transport Ticketing Africa 2015

20-21 May 2015Johannesburg, South Africa

Cards & Payments Australia 2015

20-21 May 2015Melbourne, Australia

Tap to travel: Delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale

21 May 2015At your computer

Free webinar

Join NFC World, the GSMA and industry experts at 10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST for a 45-minute webinar to find out about delivering standardised MIFARE ticketing services on NFC devices.


Tap Into NFC Meetup Boston

14 May 2015Boston, USA

Cards and Payments Middle East 2015

12-13 May 2015Dubai, UAE

The Mobile Show Middle East 2015

12-13 May 2015Dubai, UAE

Mobile Payments and Retail workshops at Apps World North America

12-13 May 2015San Francisco, USA

“Bringing together 10,000+ developers and leading brands, Apps World North America offers the perfect platform to meet decision makers from across the entire app ecosystem,” the organiser tells NFC World.

The Mobile Payments and Retail workshop will be of particular interest to NFC World readers, with day one focused on mobile payments, banking and NFC, while day two looks at retail apps and MPOS.


Cartes Secure Connexions America 2015

5-7 May 2015Washington DC, USA

Cartes America 2015

“Cartes Secure Connexions America is THE global event for payment, identification and mobility”, says the organiser.


EMV Chip & Tokenisation Seminar

4 May 2015Washington DC, USA

Contactless Intelligence Spring Conference 2015

28-29 April 2015London, United Kingdom

Cards & Payments Asia 2015

22-23 April 2015Singapore

NFC and Mobile Payments workshops at Apps World Germany

22-23 April 2015Berlin, Germany

Appsworld Germany 2015The mobile payment workshops at Apps World Germany 2015 will be looking at new business models and discussing the latest developments in the mobile payments space — emerging technologies, mobile commerce, monetisation, security, NFC, mobile banking — and how these will affect the roles of key industry players like banks, operators, platform owners and card issuers.


Mobile Commerce and Banking Summit

20-21 April 2015London, United Kingdom

HCE Summit New York 2015

15 April 2015New York, USA

HCE Summit New York 2015

“After its remarkable success in London, the HCE Summit is coming to New York City,” the organiser tells NFC World.

“This is one-of-a-kind initiative, supported by the NFC Forum and MasterCard, will gather the HCE and tokenisation pioneers who are transforming the mobile payment industry’s future.”


Mobile Payments & NFC

24-26 March 2015London, United Kingdom

Now in its third year, Telecoms IQ’s Mobile Payments and NFC London will help you acquire the strategies you need to develop and monetise your mobile payments business model. Plus hear how you can successfully ensure a simple and secure service that will be appealing to your customers.


Transport Ticketing Americas 2015

24-25 March 2015Mexico City, Mexico

Mobile Money & Wallet Summit 2015

17-18 March 2015London, United Kingdom

NFC Forum Plugfest

9-13 March 2015Barcelona, Spain

Retail World Africa 2015

10-11 March 2015Johannesburg, South Africa

Cards and Payments Africa 2015

10-11 March 2015Johannesburg, South Africa

14th EPCA Payment Summit

9-10 March 2015Brussels, Belgium

2nd Biometrics in Financial Services Seminar

10 March 2015London, United Kingdom

Mobile World Congress 2015

2-5 March 2015Barcelona, Spain

Apex: All Payments Expo

23-25 February 2015Las Vegas, USA

Testing Mobile Payments: HCE and Tokenization

24 February 2015At your computer

Free webinarJoin NFC World and payments testing specialist Gerd Thys from Clear2Pay at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 24 February to gain an in-depth understanding of the new testing, quality and compliance challenges created by the arrival of HCE and tokenization — and how to address them.


MobiSecServ 2015

20-21 February 2015Gainesville, Florida, USA

Workshop: Understanding tokenization and host card emulation

17 February 2015At your computer

Free webinarJoin NFC World and Bell ID at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 17 February when mobile payments expert David Worthington will explain how tokenization works and how it can help you better secure mobile payment services.


Mobile Shopping Europe 2015

11-12 February 2015London, United Kingdom

Smart Card Alliance’s 2015 Payments Summit

3-5 February 2015Salt Lake City, USA

Transport Ticketing 2015

27-28 January 2015London, United Kingdom

Mobile Money & Digital Payments Asia 2015

20-22 January 2015Jakarta, Indonesia

Nordic MCP 2015

21-22 January 2015Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic Card Markets and Future Payment Solutions

19-20 January 2015Copenhagen, Denmark

Evaluating NFC security strategies: The role of the secure element in the evolving NFC landscape

20 January 2015At your computer

Free webinarJoin NFC World, SIMalliance and EnStream at 10:00 EST/15:00 GMT/16:00 CET for an hour-long webinar that will help you understand how to select the right security strategy for your NFC service and gain insight into the lessons learned from a leading market deployment.


2015 International CES

6-9 January 2015Las Vegas, USA

Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World+, will be at the International CES to chair the event’s mobile payments session and meet up with readers to discuss the latest technologies and trends.


EMV for Multiple Platforms

9 December 2014Orlando, USA

Mobile Money & Wallet Asia 2014

9 December 2014Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mobile Payments Latin America Summit

2-3 December 2014Miami, USA

Location & Context World

2-3 December 2014San Francisco, USA

Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global

18-20 November 2014Istanbul, Turkey

Internet of Things USA

19-20 November 2014Santa Clara, CA, USA

Payments Indonesia

18-19 November 2014Jakarta, Indonesia

Carte 2014

18-19 November 2014Rome, Italy

Mobile Payments and Retail workshops at Apps World

12-13 November 2014London, United Kingdom

Apps World 2014

The mobile payment workshops at Apps World 2014 will be looking at new business models and discussing the latest developments in the mobile payments space — emerging technologies, mobile commerce, monetisation, security, NFC, mobile banking — and how these will affect the roles of key industry players like banks, operators, platform owners and card issuers.


Money 20/20 Expo 2014

2-6 November 2014Las Vegas, USA

Cartes 2014

4-6 November 2014Paris, France

Host Card Emulation Summit 2014

14-15 October 2014London, United Kingdom

HCE Summit 2014“The HCE Summit is a new forum dedicated to bringing together leading HCE stakeholders and pioneers,” says the organiser. “Together we will shed light on this important subject and will help you to define your near future strategy.”


Digital & Mobile Wallet Summit 2014

14-15 October 2014London, United Kingdom

DMW Summit“Here at the Digital & Mobile Wallet Summit we aim to bring together a wide spectrum of industry stakeholders to share the latest use cases, industry best practices, regulatory updates and all else you need to know,” says the organiser.


2nd Annual Mobile Wallet 2014

7-10 October 2014Singapore

2nd Annual Mobile Wallet 2014

Focusing on the latest initiatives for mobile wallets and insights on consumer and retailer’s adoption & awareness, IBC’s 2nd Annual Mobile Wallet event addresses the key factors in implementing a successful business model and players’ collaboration to accelerate scale and adoption in mobile wallets in Asia.


NFC in Action Conference

10 October 2014Tokyo, Japan

Tap Into NFC Developer Showcase

8 October 2014Tokyo, Japan

Mobey Day

7-8 October 2014Barcelona, Spain

NFC World Congress 2014

22-24 September 2014Marseille, France

CTIA Super Mobility Week

9-11 September 2014Las Vegas, USA

The Money Event

9-11 September 2014Las Vegas, USA

IFA 2014

5-10 September 2014Berlin, Germany

Cards & Payments Turkey 2014

2-3 September 2014Istanbul, Turkey

EMV User Meeting 2014

25-26 June 2014Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mobile Wallet and Retail Innovation 2014

17-18 June 2014London, United Kingdom

Cardware 2014: Payment & Digital ID Insights

17-18 June 2014Niagara Falls, Canada

Mobile Asia Expo 2014

11-13 June 2014Shanghai, China

Payment Innovation China Convention

5-6 June 2014Beijing, China

NFCP Global Summit 2014

4-5 June 2014London, United Kingdom

NFC Global Summit 2014

The NFCP Global Summit is returning to London in June with a show-stopping line up of speakers — and NFC World readers can save 20% on the usual ticket price.


NFC Solutions Summit

3-4 June 2014Austin, USA

International Forum NFC Live 2014

29-30 May 2014Kazan, Russia

Cartes America 2014

13-15 May 2014Las Vegas, USA

Cartes America 2014

“This is THE event for payment, identification and mobility,” says the organiser.

“Cartes America will return to Las Vegas from 13-15 May 2014 for its third edition. The 2013 event attracted attendees from 55 countries, with 136 technology companies exhibiting — a 30 percent increase from the inaugural Cartes event in 2012.”


Mobile Money and Digital Payments Africa 2014

13-15 May 2014Johannesburg, South Africa

Global Mobile Health Summit Shanghai 2014

9-10 May 2014Shanghai, China

Contactless Intelligence Spring Conference 2014

29 April 2014London, United Kingdom

Near Field Communications World Asia 2014

23-24 April 2014Singapore

Near Field Communications World Asia 2014

“The 9th NFC World Asia reflects not only the current buzz happening in the international NFC space, but also the prevalent issues that some of the operators are facing in the live scene,” says the organiser. “Learn that you are not alone in facing the challenges, and discover the available solutions for the industry collectively.”


Wima Monaco NFC & Proximity Solutions 2014

22-24 April 2014Monaco

Wima Monaco

One of the most long-standing fixtures in the NFC industry calendar, Wima offers terrific networking opportunities in a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

“Wima is evolving and including new market segments,” the organiser tells NFC World. “We’re continuing to offer the best of NFC, and adding other complementary proximity and cloud-based technologies such as QR, Bluetooth, iBeacon and more.”


GlobalPlatform for Contactless one-day training session

17 April 2014London, United Kingdom

Cards, Payment & Identification

9-11 April 2014São Paulo, Brazil

Transact 14

8-10 April 2014Las Vegas, USA

The ETA Show is now known as “Transact: Powered by ETA”.

Mobile Money and Digital Payments Americas 2014

7-9 April 2014Mexico City, Mexico

The TSM Ecosystem of Today and Tomorrow

1 April 2014Atlanta, USA

NFC Forum Plugfest

24-28 March 2014San Francisco, USA

Mobile Payments and NFC Summit

25-27 March 2014London, United Kingdom

IRX — Internet Retailing Expo

26-27 March 2014Birmingham, United Kingdom

IRX 2014

IRX brings together 5,000+ top multichannel retailers for six conferences, 12 workshops and 200 exhibitors. The event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase NFC solutions for retailers.


NFC Forum Spotlight for Developers

21 March 2014San Francisco, USA

7th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2014

19-20 March 2014Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cartes Asia 2014

19-20 March 2014Hong Kong

Proximity marketing, right here, right now

18 March 2014London, United Kingdom

A half day summit on “the next big game-changer in one-to-one communications,” presented by the UK’s Direct Marketing Association.

Apex: All Payments Expo

3-5 March 2014Las Vegas, USA

Mobile World Congress 2014

24-27 February 2014Barcelona, Spain

Find all the NFC industry news from this year’s Mobile World Congress here.

MobiSecNFC 2014

21-22 February 2014Gainesville, Florida, USA

MobisecNFC is the “first workshop of mobile applications, secure elements and near field communication,” says the organiser. The event is sponsored by the IEEE.

Merchant Payments Ecosystem 2014

18-20 February 2014Berlin, Germany

Tap to Pass: NFC for Access Control

19 February 2014At your computer

Free webinar

Join NFC World, Allegion and BadgePass at 11:00 EST/16:00 GMT/17:00 CET for an hour-long webinar that will help you understand how NFC can be used for access control and offer practical tips from people involved in running some of the world’s first live NFC ID services.


Mobile Payments & E-Commerce Summit

13-14 February 2014Yangon, Myanmar

MobileMoneyExpo 2014

12-13 February 2014Lagos, Nigeria

5th Annual World Cards & Payments Summit

10-12 February 2014Dubai, UAE

2014 Payments Summit

5-7 February 2014Salt Lake City, USA

NFC and Mobile Payment at Apps World

5 February 2014San Francisco, USA

NFC and Mobile Payment at Apps World North America 2014

“This year Apps World will be dedicating a day to mobile payments & NFC,” says the organiser. “Understanding how the key stakeholders are carving out their places in this new mobile channel is fundamental to this conference track.


Mobile Payments Conference

29-30 January 2014Miami, USA

NFC Symposium 2014

22-24 January 2014Stockholm, Sweden

NFC Symposium 2014

“NFC Symposium, now in its third year, is the leading Nordic NFC platform where all key stakeholders in the ecosystem — including banks, MNOs, transport operators, retailers, TSMs and many others — gather to discuss the latest developments and future business opportunities,” says the organiser.


Mobile Payments and Value Added Services Summit

22-23 January 2014New York, USA

Mobile Money and Digital Payments Asia 2014

21-23 January 2014Jakarta, Indonesia

2014 International CES

7-10 January 2014Las Vegas, USA

The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show will feature NFC visitor badges, putting the technology at front and centre of the electronics world.

Tap and Play! NFC in Toys and Games

12 December 2013At your computer

Click to register for this free webinar

Join NFC World and Smartrac at 14:00 CET/13:00 GMT for an hour-long webinar looking at how NFC can be used to add extra features and revenue streams to toys and games — and add fun and excitement to marketing campaigns and educational experiences.


Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013

11 December 2013Toronto, Canada

Carte 2013

4-5 December 2013Milan, Italy

The Italian banking industry event, not to be confused with the massive Cartes tradeshow in Paris.

Mobile Payments Latin America Summit 2013

3-4 December 2013Miami, USA

Mobile Payments and Value Added Service Japan 2013

3-4 December 2013Tokyo, Japan

The Internet of Things: Investing in Future Technologies

28 November 2013London, United Kingdom

Compliance & Security for Emerging Payment Systems

21-22 November 2013San Francisco, USA

Cartes 2013

19-21 November 2013Paris, France

Cartes Secure Connexions Event 2013

“The Cartes Secure Connexions Event is the world’s leading tradeshow and conference focussed on secure solutions for payment, identification and mobility,” says the organiser.


The Future of Cash

13-14 November 2013Johannesburg, South Africa

Mobile Money Canada 2013

13 November 2013Toronto, Canada

Mobile Payment China 2013

7-8 November 2013Shanghai, China

Mobile Payment China 2013

Now in its fourth year, this conference will gather 180+ senior professionals from across the mobile payment community in China and beyond.


Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global

5-7 November 2013Dubai, UAE

The Mobile Wallet Summit 2013

6-7 November 2013London, United Kingdom

Risk, Regulation & Innovation in Mobile Payments

5 November 2013London, United Kingdom

Wima USA 2013: NFC and Proximity Solutions

28-30 October 2013San Francisco, USA

Wima USA 2013

“Wima is evolving to include new market segments,” explains the organiser. “The event continues to offer the best in NFC while introducing complementary proximity based technologies such as QR and Bluetooth which may be used in parallel or as stand-alone end-to-end solutions.”


NFC & Mobile Payment workshops at Apps World 2013

22-23 October 2013London, UK


“The NFC & Mobile Payment workshops at Apps World 2013 will be looking at new business models and discussing the latest developments in the mobile payments space — emerging technologies, mobile commerce, monetisation, security, NFC, mobile banking — and how these will affect the roles of key industry players like banks, operators, platform owners and card issuers.”


Engage with NFC

23 October 2013Shanghai, China

GSMA Mobile 360 Series: Middle East

21-22 October 2013Dubai, UAE

MobileCon 2013

16-18 October 2013San Jose, USA

SmartCards Expo 2013

16-18 October 2013New Delhi, India

Payment Innovation (China) Convention 2013

17-18 October 2013Shanghai, China

GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013

14-17 October 2013New York, USA

GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit

“The GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit will again bring together the mobile and financial sectors to focus on developments and innovations in NFC and mobile financial services,” says the organiser.


Digital & Mobile Wallet Summit 2013

10-11 October 2013London, United Kingdom

Digital Mobile Wallet Summit 2013

“DMW is the only focused conference in Europe to address digital and mobile wallets comprehensively,” says the organiser. “The event converges payments with m-loyalty, identity, m-ticketing, location-based offers and other value-added services. This will be presented through 40 industry front-runners and leading practitioners and will gather 200+ attendees.”


Money 2020 Expo 2013

6-10 October 2013Las Vegas, USA

Money 2020

“Money2020 explores trends in payments and financial services innovation, such as the mobile internet, open platforms and consumer empowerment,” says the organiser.


International RFID Congress 2013

8-9 October 2013Marseille, France

Covering RFID, NFC and other contactless technologies.

Total Payments Asia 2013

8-9 October 2013Bangkok, Thailand

Bank Cards and Payment Technologies 2013

26-27 September 2013Moscow, Russia

NFC World Congress 2013

24-26 September 2013Nice, France

NFC World Congress

NFC World Congress gathers the full value chain of NFC services, from start-ups to leading players, including implementers in all verticals.

Over three days in Nice, the “NFC city” on the French Riviera, this event offers a unique platform to network, develop business and exchange knowledge with more than 700 conference delegates from 65 countries.


Canadian Wireless Trade Show

25-26 September 2013Toronto, Canada

International Acquiring Forum 2013

17-19 September 2013London, UK

Total Payments Europe 2013

16-18 September 2013London, UK

Mobile Money & Payments Latam 2013

10-11 September 2013Miami, USA

IFA 2013

6-11 September 2013Berlin, Germany

Cards & Payments Turkey 2013

3-4 September 2013Istanbul, Turkey

International Internet of Things Expo (IOTE)

15-17 August 2013Shenzhen, China

2013 Mobile Money for the Unbanked Global Event

8-11 July 2013Nairobi, Kenya

Mobile Asia Expo

26-28 June 2013Shanghai, China

2013 EMV User Meeting

26-27 June 2013Budapest, HUNGARY

Screenmedia Expo 2013

25-27 June 2013London, UK

Mobile Commerce World

24-26 June 2013San Francisco, USA

Simposium Global 2013

25-26 June 2013Amsterdam, Netherlands

mPOS World

24-25 June 2013Frankfurt, Germany

NFC, Smartcard & Payment Fair 2013

18-20 June 2013Seoul, Korea

NFC, Smartcard & Payment Fair 2013

“We invite you to Asia’s top smart technology and service trade Show which leads the commercialization and standardization of the world NFC, SmartCard & Payment Technology”

Mobile Wallet and Retail Innovation

18-19 June 2013London, UK

Mobile Wallet & Retail Innovation

“After 15 successful years of delivering the Mobile Financial Services Summit, Informa Telecoms and Media is proud to again reflect the changing industry focus and announce the Mobile Wallet and Retail Innovation event,” says the organiser.


PayExpo 2013

18-19 June 2013London, UK

GlobalPlatform’s “The TSM of Today and Tomorrow” workshop

18 June 2013Madrid, Spain

Global Platform TSM Seminar

GlobalPlatform is inviting actors operating in the mobile NFC services space to attend a free seminar on Tuesday 18 June in Madrid, Spain.


Tap-to-shop: NFC in Retailing

18 June 2013At your computer

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Join NFC World and Smartrac for an hour-long webinar at 14:00 BST in which we’ll take an in-depth look at how retailers can take advantage of NFC — beyond payments.

4th International Forum Remote Banking 2013

18 June 2013Moscow, Russia

4th International Forum Remote Banking 2013

Topics to be covered represent the latest trends of banking remote services development in Russia, says the organiser.


6th Mobile Commerce and Payment Innovations Summit

11-13 June 2013San Francisco, USA

Card, ATM & Mobile Expo 2013

11-13 June 2013Lagos, Nigeria

4th annual Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Expo

13 June 2013Cambridge, USA

MobeyDay 2013

11 June 2013Barcelona, Spain

Global Payment Summit

6-7 June 2013Singapore

European ATMs 2013

5-6 June 2013London, UK

Contactless Payments 2013

3-4 June 2013London, UK

Payments, Settlements and Remittances Asia 2013

30-31 May 2013Manila, Philippines

Mobile Money Africa 2013

27-29 May 2013Johannesburg, South Africa

CTIA 2013

21-23 May 2013Las Vegas, USA

Simposium USA 2013

20 May 2013Las Vegas, USA

NFC India Summit 2013

17 May 2013Mumbai, India

NFC Solutions Summit 2013

15-16 May 2013San Francisco, USA

BlackBerry Live

14-16 May 2013Orlando, USA

Cards & Payments Middle East 2013

14-15 May 2013Dubai, UAE

Payment Trends China 2013

15 May 2013Beijing, China

Cards & Payments Australasia 2013

13-14 May 2013Melbourne, Australia

Wallet Wars

8-9 May 2013New York, USA

RFID Journal Live!

30 April - 2 May 2013Orlando, USA

Mobile Payment Innovations 2013

30 April 2013New Orleans, USA

Cartes Afrique 2013

25-26 April 2013Marrakesh, Morocco

Near Field Communication World Asia 2013

24-25 April 2013Singapore

Card and Payments Asia 2013

“Co-located with Cards & Payments Asia, the eighth edition of Near Field Communication World Asia is the most dedicated NFC industry event in Asia,” says the organiser.


Cartes America 2013

23-25 April 2013Las Vegas, USA

Mobile Payments and Value Added Services

23-24 April 2013London, UK

3rd Annual Wireless Healthcare Asia Summit

22-23 April 2013Singapore

Mobile Payments & NFC World Summit 2013

18-19 April 2013Hong Kong

Wima NFC Monaco 2013

10-12 April 2013Monaco

WIMA Moanco 2013At WIMA NFC Monaco 2013 discover:

  • An exciting exhibition floor, presenting innovative applications, solutions, hardware and use cases from global companies to startups.
  • An interactive and educational conference programme including key industry leaders, end users and brands — and not just for payment.
  • Sponsor and exhibitor workshops on the exhibition floor, open to all attendees.
  • Lots of NFC use cases and new faces!

Cards, Payment and Identification 2013

10-12 April 2013São Paulo, Brazil

Mobile Payments Conference

10-11 April 2013New York, USA

World Cards and Payments 2013

2-3 April 2013Dubai, UAE

Cartes Asia 2013

27-28 March 2013Hong Kong

NFCP Global Summit 2013

20-22 March 2013London, UK

NFC Global 2013“Join this comprehensive NFC Summit, with three focus streams: Payment, transport, retail; a pre-conference NFC workshop, exhibition and a live contest and awards,” says the organiser. “This is a must-attend NFC and proximity conference-expo, presented through 50 high calibre speakers with thought provoking discussions and overall a well represented event.”

EPCA Summit 2013

20-22 March 2013Brussels, Belgium

The European Payments Consulting Association’s annual conference and exhibition.

Mobile Money Americas

18-21 March 2013Mexico City, Mexico

6th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia

19-21 March 2013Singapore

NFC Payments Canada

20 March 2013Toronto, Canada

“NFC Payments Canada 2013, an event hosted by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, will bring together leaders from the wireless and financial industries as well as other stakeholders in a collaborative and critical examination of mobile payments in Canada, the current state and where mobile payments are headed,” says the organiser.

Smart Device and Content 2013

19 March 2013New Delhi, India

Tomorrow’s Transactions Forum

13-14 March 2013London, UK


“The Tomorrow’s Transactions Forum will take place on March 13th-14th, 2013 in London. Now in its sixteenth year, it once again promises the combination of thought leadership, discussion, learning and fun that has earned it the reputation of being unmissable for people interested in the future of retail electronic payments. This year, the event will be looking at the leading edge in mobile transactions, Islamic e-finance and new technologies amongst other topics. For more information and to book please visit this link. All delegates will receive a complimentary copy of Tomorrow’s Transactions 2013.”

Mobile Banking Southern Africa

13-14 March 2013Johannesburg, South Africa

Cards & Payments Africa

11-13 March 2013Johannesburg, South Africa

NFC & Smart World 2013

5-8 March 2013Tokyo, Japan

Mobile World Congress 2013

25-28 February 2013Barcelona, Spain

Mobile Finance & E-services Russia 2013

28 February 2013Moscow, Russia

The 2013 Mobile Payments & NFC Forum

26-27 February 2013Auckland, New Zealand

Isobar Create 32 Hackathon Singapore

23-24 February 2013Singapore

The latest in a series of hackathons held around the world by digital marketing agency Isobar, in which developers are challenged to create their own NFC apps in just 32 hours.

NFC Circle Event: NFC Goes Social

11 February 2013Cambridge, USA

A panel discussion which will focus on recent social applications of NFC — including smart posters and social networking tags — as well as emerging future opportunities. Runs from 18:00 until 21:00.

NFC and mobile payments workshops at Apps World North America 2013

7-8 February 2013San Francisco, USA


New for 2013, Apps World will be dedicating a day to mobile payments and NFC. Sessions will examine numerous in-depth issues such as how VAS can be incorporated into mobile banking to gain consumer buy-in, and what services consumers are demanding.

NFC World readers can save 25% on registration using the code “NFC25”.

Smart Card Alliance 2013 Payments Summit

5-7 February 2013Salt Lake City, USA

Mobile Money & Payments Mexico 2013

6-7 February 2013Mexico City, Mexico

NFC 2013: Fifth International Workshop on Near Field Communication

5 February 2013Zurich, Switzerland

This event is produced in association with NFC Research Lab Hagenberg and Finland’s VTT, and is co-sponsored by the Swiss branch of the IEEE.

Mobile Money Asia

28-31 January 2013Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Transport Ticketing 2013

28-30 January 2013London, UK

NFC Symposium 2013

23-25 January 2013Stockholm, Sweden

“NFC Symposium 2013 is the number one meeting place in Scandinavia for all the key stakeholders of the NFC ecosystem including banks, MNOs, credit card companies, device manufacturers, infrastructure suppliers, secure element issuers, TSMs, retailers and many more,” says organiser Midfield Media.


Nordic Card Markets

21-22 January 2013Copenhagen, Denmark

Omnicard 2013

15-17 January 2013Berlin, Germany

NRF 102nd Annual Convention & Expo

13-16 January 2013New York, USA

“Retail’s BIG Show,” says the US National Retail Federation.

Digital Money Unconference – Toronto

15 January 2013Toronto, Canada

The aim of the event, which runs from 10am until 4pm, will be to foster cross-sector discussions on innovation around new business models in the world of payments and digital commerce. It is organized on a participant-driven agenda leveraging the ‘unconference’ format, where the topics of the day are decided on the day.


2013 International CES

8-11 January 2013Las Vegas, USA

Follow announcements from the show in our CES 2013 section.