GlobalPlatform launches U.S. EMV seminar

Session will outline a standardized approach to contact, contactless and mobile EMV deployments in the U.S.

(October 29, 2014) — Industry association, GlobalPlatform, is set to host a free-to-attend educational EMV seminar. Titled ‘EMV for Multiple Platforms’, the event is scheduled to align with the EMV Migration Forum and will take place on 09 December 2014 in Orlando, Florida. This half-day industry gathering will explain how GlobalPlatform’s internationally adopted, royalty-free specifications can support U.S. EMV deployments on contact and contactless cards, in addition to mobile devices.

The seminar will be of interest to banks and financial institutions, application developers, system integrators, card and device manufacturers, mobile network operators and service providers engaged in the U.S. EMV ecosystem.

“While the US EMV migration effort has mostly focused on contact EMV payments and acceptance to date, there will be a growing future demand from consumers to pay for goods and services using contactless cards and NFC-enabled mobile devices. The recent launch of Apple’s NFC-based mobile wallet, Apple Pay, is bringing intuitive value-added NFC services to many consumers for the first time, which is likely to drive significant growth in demand,” explains Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform. “Those responsible for establishing this new EMV payments environment must therefore develop its infrastructure in a scalable and standardized manner, ensuring that it has the ability to respond effectively to future market needs without significant reinvestment.”

Kevin highlights that interoperability, transportability and scalability of payment (and other applications), across both the card and mobile platforms, is essential, particularly as the platforms themselves will come from many different suppliers.

Delegates attending the session will learn about the collaboration between the card and mobile industries to promote standardized security across the payment sector, how adoption of a platform approach now will future proof EMV deployments and which specifications and tools are available today. The workshop will also offer an insight into how the association is working in collaboration with the global technical body EMVCo, mobile operator industry body GSMA, and other groups within the marketplace working to capitalize on this opportunity.

“For 15 years, GlobalPlatform’s membership has been developing and deploying open and freely-available specifications that have standardized the management of applications, including EMV on secure chips,” adds Kevin. “Key players in the U.S. will be able to save time, money and effort by developing this new infrastructure in a scalable and standardized manner. Our seminar will show them how to achieve this.”

The seminar will take place on Tuesday 09 December, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida. Places are limited at this free event. For more information and registration, visit the website:

About GlobalPlatform
GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, not-for-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.

The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships. The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors.   GlobalPlatform also supports an open compliance program ecosystem to ensure the long-term interoperability of secure chip technology.

As a member-driven association with cross-market representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform membership is open to any organization operating within this landscape. Its 130+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.

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