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Focus on authentication and contactless payments at upcoming trade association events


U.S. Payments Forum members representing global payment networks, financial institutions, merchants, processors, acquirers, domestic payment networks, industry suppliers and industry associations are gathering in Burlingame, California this week for its July Member Meeting as part of their ongoing efforts to advance emerging technologies to enhance payment transactions.

The two-day meeting will be held July 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport and will offer attendees access to knowledge and insights on the latest developments across the payments industry and the opportunity to participate in forum working committees and special interest group breakout meetings, roundtable discussions, and keynote presentations.

The agenda includes: a panel discussion on trends in consumer authentication methods, including biometrics, authentication in mobile payments, and new signature requirements; keynote sessions on industry initiatives; roundtables on new payments technology implementation, and; a panel on overcoming issuance and acceptance challenges with contactless payments.

In other payments-related news, the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council will be hosting a webinar July 19 on contactless EMV payments for merchants. The webinar will address the status of U.S. and global contactless deployment, the benefits of contactless payments for merchants and key implementation considerations.

Webinar presenters include Roberto Cardenas from TSYS, Jose Correa of NXP Semiconductors, Allen Friedman of Ingenico, Oliver Manahan of Infineon Technologies and Randy Vanderhoof from the Secure Technology Alliance.

And lastly, next week in Singapore the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association’s 2018 conference and exhibition on Powered and Next-Generation Cards will take a deep dive into the next-generation card products that are being launched by card
issuers around the world, particularly biometric payment cards. The first day of the two-day conference is focused on industry perspectives and manufacturing of next-generation cards. The second day is designed to help payment card issuers understand everything they need to know about launching biometric payment card products.

IDEX recently signed on as a member of the APSCA reinforcing the Norwegian biometrics solutions provider’s commitment to the Asia Pacific market.

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