Expanding the Power of Mobile Money with NFC
The rapid growth of Near Field Communications (NFC) is driving the development of new technologies and applications by ecosystem players around the globe. As these new developments enable consumers to utilize mobile money products and services more easily and safely, the adoption of NFC within the marketplace will only accelerate. It is estimated that global NFC m-payment transactions will account for almost US$50 billion worldwide, and 300 million smartphones will be NFC-enabled by 2014.
To keep pace with the tremendous growth and adoption of NFC, the GSMA is expanding the popular Mobile Money Summit event to showcase NFC and its many applications. With this new focus, the event will now be known as the GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit. This annual event will continue its commitment to the development of mobile money products and services in developing markets around the world while also bringing new energy to NFC innovations.
GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit
22-25 October 2012 at the Milano Congressi in Milan, Italy
This year’s summit will bring together key players in the mobile and financial sectors, and offer attendees the opportunity to network, foster the growth of NFC and Expand the Power of Mobile Money.
The 2012 GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit will include:
Visionary conference programme with a focus on hot topics such as NFC services and innovations
Industry leaders exhibiting the most innovative NFC and Mobile Money products and services
Networking and deal-making opportunities with C-level leaders of mobile network operators as well as financial services institutions, development organisations, technology solutions providers, regulators and policy makers
Accelerator Classes Return in 2012
New to the NFC and Mobile Money space? Plan on attending the Accelerator classes each morning before the conference. Accelerator classes are designed for practitioners who wish to understand the roadmap to commercial launch, the required partnerships, investment estimates and the business case. Participants will also be introduced to each day’s conference agenda and provided with background material on each of the topics.
Classes are open to all NFC & Mobile Money Summit attendees and begin at 7:30 each morning before the main conference.
Click here for additional information on attending the Accelerator Classes.