LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The opportunities and barriers to widespread adoption of Near Field Communication (NFC), including managing a complex ecosystem, addressing security concerns and increasing consumer education, are just some of the issues participants at CARTES America will explore in Las Vegas, Nev., April 23-25, 2013.
NFC sessions will take place in each of the six tracks, The Wallet War, Securing Mobile Payments and Services, EMV Implementation & Financial Services, Electronic ID for a Secure Identity, Commerce Convergence: Going Mobile and EMV and Security, over the first two days of the conference, with a half-day track devoted exclusively to NFC: Not Only Payment on April 25. On April 23, CARTES America will host sessions on US NFC Implementation Actions and Results, EMV, NFC and Mobile Implementations, The Convergence of EMV and NFC, as well as case studies on European NFC implementations. NFC sessions on April 24 will include Managing Secure Digital Mobile Identities, Mobile and NFC: Smart Implementation Strategies and From Classic EMV Cards to NFC and Stickers.
The United States market for smartphones which can be used as mobile wallets is likely to increase by a factor of 17.8 from 2012 to 2016. That would mean the market would more than double in size every year. The smart money appears to back NFC as the dominant technology for mobile wallets, according to M for Mobile.
“NFC is the focus of a lot of attention and holds promise in a range of applications from contactless payment to ticketing and access control,” said Isabelle Alfano, event director of CARTES America. “As the leading conference devoted to smart technologies, we’re bringing together the key stakeholders in the NFC ecosystem to discuss the ways they are moving NFC toward mainstream adoption.”
The second CARTES America exhibition and conference will bring smart technologies, mobile commerce and digital security authorities and leading technology providers to Las Vegas, Nev. for 80 educational sessions with more than 100 presenters. The event will focus on the topics, trends and technologies to facilitate new business in the large and dynamic American market for innovative smart technologies. The CARTES America conference program includes a number of sessions addressing three broad themes: EMV and NFC deployments, mobile & advanced payments and security. The event will feature technology and application demonstrations by a sold-out roster of 130 exhibitors.
“Last year’s Cartes America event enabled ABnote and other leading edge companies in the EMV and NFC payment application space to present their solutions. This year, Cartes will be bigger and better with a broader display of EMV, NFC and TSM emerging payment and transaction solutions demonstrating real-world consumer applications,” said Jim Ellis, sr. vice president North America, ABnote.
CARTES America is produced by Comexposium. Sponsors and exhibitors include ABnote, Bell ID, Bowe Systec, CPI Card Group, Datacard, Gemalto, GET Group, HID, Mastercard, Morpho, Oberthur, STmicroelectronics and Underwriters Laboratories. Event partners include ACT Canada, BayPay Forum, Eurosmart, Global Platform, Inc., Global Prepaid Exchange, Homeland Security Research and Smart Payment Association.
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The CARTES Network encompasses the leading international and regional exhibitions and conferences devoted to smart technologies. From its beginnings in Paris in 1985, CARTES has grown to become the world’s number one event of secure solutions for payment, identification and mobility, gathering 450 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from 142 countries. CARTES exhibitions and conferences also take place in Asia and North America. CARTES events are organized by COMEXPOSIUM, the leading French professional trade fairs organizer, offering a high level of service and premium quality standards for exhibitors and visitors.