NFC World Congress is the world’s first truly international exhibition and conference dedicated to near field communications business.
In 2011, the first edition attracted 550 Conference Delegates from 66 countries and 1300 visitors of the 45 exhibitors show. The quality of the 65 speakers and panellists, the technological lead shown by the exhibitors and the attendance figures has ranked this event as worldwide-class one. The Congress also enjoys a fantastic buzz around the globe, both in the media (100+ media accreditations and partnerships) and the NFC ecosystem, well beyond NFC "pure players”, contributing to give a boost to the growing NFC community.
2011 has confirmed that end customers are ready for contactless mobile and they like it. Different cooperative ecosystems have emerged showing consistent business models and structured partnerships. NFC-enabled devices and infrastructure are progressing at fast pace. Now the challenge for all NFC stakeholders is to consolidate and amplify the momentum of NFC through its ecosystems, markets and uses.
NFC World Congress addresses these needs through two combined international business events:
• An attractive and lively exhibition of over 70 international exhibitors plus promising start-ups showcasing state-of-the-art contactless products, solutions and services
• A high level conference of over 65 leading experts addressing business and strategic issues of the NFC market and its ecosystem.
THE EXHIBITION: Innovations First
About 2500 professional visitors are expected to attend the NFC World Congress exhibition.
The convivial 1350 sqm exhibition hall will host 70 ready built booths offered through affordable exhibition packages including high quality services.
The Congress exhibitors will benefit from the presence of the delegates and visitors of the co-located World e-ID Congress (1500 participants in 2011). Sharing the exhibition space will also add the dynamism of the digital identity to that of NFC and contactless market. Over 150 live demos will be scheduled.
The exhibition will be freely open to international delegates of the conference during the multiple coffee-breaks, lunches and cocktails and the professional visitors and clients coming from 65+ countries.
Exhibitors get maximum exposure via extensive support: high visibility on the NFC World Congress website, company listing in printed exhibition guide, opportunity to invite customers and key contacts, global media coverage, targeted marketing actions…
THE CONFERENCE: Quality First
The NFC World Congress conference overall aim is to further development of NFC markets and ecosystems. Its program is defined and built by a Program Committee composed of 28 experts and leading players in the NFC ecosystem. Along 3 days, this high-level conference will gather the finest speakers from across the globe, all willing to share their experiences with NFC, the lessons they have learned and their strategic business insights for successful NFC deployments.
The program will be structured around key themes that will include:
• Market Trends & Business Strategies with NFC
• Strategies for Deployment & Commercialization of NFC
• Real value added for users in NFC smartphone use
• Customer Relationship Management in the digital NFC world
• Innovative Applications and Solutions
• Alternative m-payment/m-shopping solutions
Nestled in the heart of downtown Nice, just 15 minutes from the airport, the Acropolis offers a comfortable and convenient venue for all the Congress participants, delegates and visitors. The choice of Nice on the French Riviera also brings the experience of one of the most advanced NFC cities in the world, plus the stimulating environment of the nearby #1 Science Park in Europe, Sophia Antipolis*, not to mention the Nice Côte d’Azur summertime!
(*most of Sophia Antipolis’ 1300 high tech organizations are focused on wireless communications, devices, components and applications)
NFC World Congress is a joint venture between globalsmart advanced technologies media group and Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia, an ICT event organizer and ICT information services provider.