Alliance Activities : Alliance Events

Smart Card Alliance Events

The Alliance hosts important industry conferences each year–in addition to periodic in-person council meetings and web seminars. These popular events attract a broad audience to learn about new smart card initiatives, applications and technology.

The annual Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more.  The Payments Summit brings industry stakeholders and end users from the banking, retail, mobile, and transportation ecosystems together to explore in depth the impact that EMV contact and contactless payments and mobile payments will have on next generation payments adoption in these industries.

The Smart Card Alliance government events showcase the implementation of smart card technology in federal and state government programs.  Each year, the smart card industry gathers in Washington, DC, to hear from government leaders and industry professionals on what is happening in this rapidly moving and changing security and identity credential industry segment.

New in the Fall of 2016 is the Security of Things Conference.  Analysts are forecasting over 20 billion M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) connections by 2020 for a wide variety of applications in many industries, including industrial, energy, automotive, smart city, healthcare, freight/logistics, and home automation. This event will focus on the security and authentication needed to protect the expanding network of connected devices.  

Additional members-only events are held to provide our Industry Councils, who normally work via teleconference, with the opportunity to meet in-person to discuss new ideas and present committee work to the larger Alliance organization. The Alliance also sponsors periodic web seminars and briefings on topics of interest to the industry.