Contactless World Congress

Contactless World Congress

Join 12,500 buyers and suppliers from across the world to explore the future of contactless payments, credentials, ticketing and beyond – online, year round, no travel required.

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About us

Event brochure

Contactless World Congress provides a year-round program of online conference sessions, webinars, white papers, supplier showcases and more, all expertly curated by contactless market expert Sarah Clark, editor of NFCW. Download our brochure to find out more.

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Contactless World Congress conference and exhibition guide 2023

How to get involved

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Attendance is free of charge for members of the NFCW Knowledge Centre, the world’s largest community of contactless buyers and suppliers with 12,500 members in 152 countries. Log in or join now to get your free membership then click the ‘register’ button on any upcoming event to save your place.



Our call for speakers is now open. Apply today to take part in live and pre-recorded webinars, panel discussions, product launches, executive briefings, technical tutorials, case studies, market insights, thought leadership sessions, interviews, live Q&As, and more – all in a fully remote format.

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Join our Panel of Experts to build your international profile and generate new consulting, training and referral revenues. Host conference sessions, deliver tutorials and provide attendees with paid-for training, consulting and business development support.

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Contactless World Congress provides an unrivalled opportunity to raise your visibility with a large and unique audience of senior buyers, influencers, decision makers and technical specialists from 152 countries. Find out how you can reach your target market.

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Join the Inner Circle

Upgrade to a pro pass and you’ll get executive summaries of all our live events, a direct line to the NFCW consulting team for all your market research queries, invitations to member-only market briefings, and access to our Contactless Market Outlook report, to be published in December 2023.

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Contactless Payments Summit, 24-26 January 2023

Contactless payments

Explore the future of contactless payments from physical and digital card issuing, contactless points-of-sale and transit ticketing to contactless cash and CBDCs, hands-free payments, wearable devices, biometrics, machine-to-machine transactions, and beyond.


Contactless credentials

Uncover the current state of play and future trends in contactless credentials, from digital passports, driving licences, and government IDs to contactless keys, passes, and tickets, NFC security tags and the emerging Internet of Contactless Things (IoCT).

Contactless Credentials Summit, 25-27 April 2023
Contactless World Report, 20-22 June 2023

World tour

Find out how different countries around the world are tackling the task of building a contactless world and meet the organisations delivering innovative contactless solutions in the US, China, France, Germany, Japan, Brazil, the UK, and beyond.


Contactless horizons

Learn how organisations from retail to banking, public transportation to healthcare, luxury brands, vehicle manufacturers, government agencies and beyond are using contactless technologies to deliver new, added-value experiences for their customers.

Contactless Horizons, 12-14 September 2023
Contactless World Congress Awards, December 2023


Join us online and in-person to celebrate the most innovative contactless products and solutions to be introduced this year and find out what the future holds for 2024. Details coming soon…

Resource library

Keynote: EMVCo

EMVCo‘s director of engagement and operations and the chair of the EMVCo Board of Managers report on the future of contactless payments. Slide deck and video now available.


Brian Byrne, EMVCo
Jonathan Main, EMVCo
'How NFC can help your business become more sustainable' white paper cover


Find out how NFC can be used to support sustainability throughout a product’s life cycle, from manufacturing to in-store, at home, resale and recycling. White paper sponsored by STMicroelectronics.

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Supplier guide

Visit the NFCW Expo to discover new products and services, build a shortlist of suppliers who can best meet your needs, and connect directly with the teams behind the latest innovations in the market.

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The NFCW weekly email newsletter reports on all the latest developments from across the contactless world. Sign up today to keep up with all the latest news in one short email every Wednesday.

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Want to know more about speaking, exhibiting, sponsoring, or otherwise taking part in Contactless World Congress? Just fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you right away.

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