WIMA announces NFC Congress in Monaco


Industry leaders, users and brands to provide latest NFC perspectives for vertical markets during three day event

WIMA, the global conference and exhibition dedicated to near field communication (NFC), has announced the seventh WIMA NFC Congress will be held in Monaco from 10 to 12 April at the Grimaldi Forum.

NFC industry leaders, start up companies, developers, solution and hardware providers will come together with end users and brands for networking and partnering to drive forward business and innovation within the NFC ecosystem. Vertical focus markets include retail, payment, transport, healthcare, access-control and consumer electronics.

A high level conference agenda presented by end users and brands includes speakers from AFSCM, Aimia, Austrian Institute of Technology, BNP Paribas, Bouygues Telecom, Continua Health Alliance, Japan Airlines, GS1 Retail Association, La Caixa, MasterCard, NFC Forum, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, PLDS, Sony, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, The Coffee Mob, Turkcell, United Airlines, Visa, and more.

Provocative panel discussions will address topics such as how market education is moving forward, whether all verticals will adopt NFC when consumer demand arises and will NFC work alongside other technologies, or is it indeed under threat, as predicted by some.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Workshops include: the Nokia Lumia NFC Developer Workshop, centred around the Windows 8 platform; Austrian Institute of Technology New Market Segments for NFC Applications (Healthcare); and Proxama with Retail and the use of NFC. Other sponsor and exhibitor companies will present a variety of additional workshops.  An innovative international exhibition floor will showcase solutions and hardware from global companies to start ups for a variety of vertical use cases including companies such as Nokia, Austrian Institute of Technology, Banksoft, COMPRION, EVVA, Frontline Test Equipment, HOTech, Payter, TazTag, ConnectMeSmart, New rFid Concept, SistelNetworks and Think&Go NFC.

The WIMA NFC Competition will award the best exhibitor solutions in multi-track vertical categories with a unique WIMA NFC Competition Bear powered by Tap4Mor. Attendees also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite entry.

The WIMA NFC Experience includes the loan of an NFC phone or tablet from ITN International with data enabled SIM card offered by Monaco Telecom for the duration of the event. Attendees can also take part in the TazTag NFC Contest with prizes to win.&nbsp;The <a href='mailto:MeetMe@WIMA'>MeetMe@WIMA</a> networking tool will provide attendees with excellent networking opportunities both prior to and post event.&nbsp; Registration for WIMA NFC Monaco starts from as little as 104&euro;. Find out more at&nbsp; <a href='http://www.wima-nfc.com'>www.wima-nfc.com</a>. PLUS for Smart Chimps readers, receive 30% off registration fees: Discount Code: DC2013


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