2015 NFC Solutions Summit Comes to Phoenix to Highlight the Role of NFC Mobile Technology in the U.S.

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NFC mobile technology has made a splash over the past year with increasing merchant adoption rates, developments surrounding innovations such as HCE1 and BLE2, and releases of NFC-based mobile payments solutions like Apple Pay and the upcoming Samsung Pay. Plus, with the fast-approaching EMV fraud liability shift taking place this October, stakeholders want to know how EMV and NFC will impact each other. What will the future of NFC look like in payments, transit, access control, identity, healthcare and other industries? Attend the 2015 NFC Solutions Summit this October in Phoenix to find out. The Summit is the leading annual NFC conference, featuring executives from the entire NFC ecosystem.

The 2015 NFC Solutions Summit is presented by the Smart Card Alliance in partnership with the NFC Forum, and will be held on October 7-8 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix. Details about the event, attendees, exhibitors and agenda for the conference are now available at http://www.nfcsolutionssummit.com. Early registration discounts are available until September 16.

"NFC is fast, secure and convenient, and is rapidly becoming a common mobile technology in consumers' hands. This increased availability provides a myriad of opportunities to enhance the way we transact day-to-day through the development of new and innovative NFC applications," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "At this year's NFC Summit, we're going to hear a lot about how the industry is working to take advantage of these opportunities, and what we can do to continue to advance the expanding market."

"With more than a billion NFC-enabled devices in the market today, NFC is taking on growing importance, not only in mobile payments, but also in areas as diverse as the automotive industry, retail marketing, and the Internet of Things," said Paula Hunter, executive director of the NFC Forum. "Attendees of the 2015 NFC Solutions Summit will get an insider's look at these and other emerging developments from the major industry players. We are delighted to partner with the Smart Card Alliance once again in presenting this 'must-attend' industry event."

The two-day Summit will include comprehensive NFC topics covering: the state of the technology; developments in new devices and applications; the status of the growing ecosystem; the promise of payments, marketing, access control and other popular applications; implementation guidance; and North American and international experiences with pilots and implementations.

The conference begins on October 7 with a full day of plenary keynote speakers and roundtable panel sessions. On the second day, attendees are invited to choose from multi-speaker panel sessions in separate NFC Technology and NFC Business Solutions tracks.

Agenda track session highlights include:

  • Business and Technology Trends for the Global NFC Market Report
  • U.S. Readiness for a Contactless EMV NFC Payments Experience
  • How Do Mobile Wallets Stack Up Against Each Other?
  • What Consumer Research Can Tell Us About the Future of Mobile Payments
  • The Future of Mobile Identity and Authentication
  • Adding Mobile Payments for Transit – Chicago Transit Authority
  • NFC For Authoritative Identity Management in Healthcare

For continuing updates on the NFC Solutions Summit and related topics, follow @SmartCardOrgUSA on Twitter and use #NFCSolutionsSummit to participate.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.

1 Host Card Emulation (HCE)

2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

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Source:Smart Card Alliance

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