NFC & Mobile Money Summit Milan Italy Oct 22-25 2012


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

NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2012 – Expanding the Power of Mobile Money



The 2012 NFC & Mobile Money Summit proved to be a great success. Featuring a comprehensive conference programme and an active exhibition area, this year’s event brought together industry leaders in the mobile and financial sectors to discuss the latest innovations and key learnings within the mobile money and NFC sectors. In addition, the inclusion of a robust set of NFC experiences enabled attendees the opportunity to interact directly with NFC-enabled technology.

2012 Event Highlights:

  • Over 900 attendees
  • 54% C-level
  • Representing 82 countries
  • Over 60 exhibitors, sponsors and partners

This year’s conference programme featured:

  • Comprehensive coverage of key innovations and strategic business developments in mobile payments, transactions and NFC
  • Industry-leading keynotes from the companies shaping the global mobile money and NFC ecosystems, including: China Mobile, Citi, Gemalto, MasterCard, Oberthur Technologies, Visa, Vodafone and many more
  • Rigorous analysis of the opportunities and challenges faced by both emerging and developed markets
  • 62 speakers representing cross-industry perspectives including: Telecoms, Financial Services, Retail, Transportation, Public Sector, Payment Provision, TSMs, POS, Venture Capital and more

Keynote speakers included:

  • Tomasz Smilowicz, MD, Head of Global Mobile Solutions, Global Transaction Services, Citi
  • Xiong Hui, Vice GM, E-commerce, China Mobile
  • Jung Hee Song, Senior EVP, Service Innovation Group, KT
  • Xavier Drilhon, CEO, Oberthur Technologies
  • Bill Gajda, Global Head of Visa Mobile, Visa
  • Michael Joseph, MD, Mobile Money, Vodafone