The fourth annual Wima NFC event, to be held in Monaco from 20-22 April 2010, will include exhibitors from around the world plus conference streams and workshops focusing on both the technical and business issues surrounding near field communication.
The event begins on Tuesday 20 April with the Second International Workshop on Near Field Communication, organised by IEEE Austria. The full day event includes tracks focusing on NFC applications and services and on hardware and security issues and features speakers presenting on topics such as the potential of NFC in the automotive sector and in the Internet of Things.
The main conference opens on 21 April with keynote presentations from Brigitte Bourgoin, chairman of the Association Française du Sans Contact Mobile (AFSCM), from Dominique Descolas of Veolia Transport and Jérôme Nadel from Sagem Wireless. The event then splits into two tracks, with one focusing on technical topics and the second focusing on business issues.
The second day of the main conference begins with a keynote panel featuring Christian Estrosi, the French Minister for Industry and the Mayor of Nice, and Suvi Lindén, Finland’s Minister of Communications. The morning continues with presentations from the NFC Forum and the conference concludes in the afternoon with a ‘hands on’ technical workshop and further presentations in the business track.
The NFC Forum Global Competition Awards ceremony takes place on the evening of 21 April and the exhibition area is open on both 21 and 22 April.
Conference passes cost between €300 and €739, depending on the options chosen, while entry to the exhibition costs €69.