NFC World Congress unveils its preliminary conference programme

Already 60 speakers scheduled in 15 thematic sessions over 3 days

.All the mobile proximity technologies are covered: – NFC, QR Code, BLE/Beacons, HCE/Cloud-based models, LBS, & Hotknot

Press release

June 6th2014. NFC World Congress is proud to announce its preliminary programme. It’s entitled ‘From Retail or Smart Cities to m-wallet and wearables’ – the wholesale changes happening in the way we shop, spend money, travel, play, and connect will be addressed. In its 4th edition, the NFC World Congress covers all the new ways consumers interact with the digital world. The ‘mobile proximity’ as recalled by its tagline. Indeed mobile proximity services have just begun to change behaviour and to challenge all their stakeholders.

Mobile network operators, banks, service providers and other verticals have to renew their business models around the smartphones and other smart connected devices.

Like in the m-payment arena, 2014 sees new moves, innovative models and technologies that are part of the conference agenda.

First hot 2014 themes: -

  • m-payment & retail – These two key drivers of growth will be thoroughly addressed along dedicated sessions, debates and keynotes on consumers and merchants’ adoption, ecosystems,  new business models, retail case studies, security issues
  • HCE & beacons – Hype or hope? September will be timely to take stock of the impact of these technologies on ecosystems and business. Main banks, MNOs, payment services providers and retailers will share and debate their positions
  • Beyond m-wallets – The broad range of proximity technologies provide huge business opportunities. Transport, ticketing, marketing, access, consumer electronics and many more verticals have dedicated sessions
  • Towards the Internet of Things (IoT) – A full ‘Connected Life Day will cover the innovations and business opportunities at the forefront of proximity and connected solutions.

The preliminary version of the conference programme will be enriched continuously in the coming weeks.  The updated version can be found online here.

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