About us

NFCW provides news, analysis and educational resources for senior executives and technical specialists looking to build next-generation solutions that meet the needs of today’s contactless world.

  • More than 50,000 people visit the NFCW website every month to learn about the latest trends in the market, 18,000+ people receive our email newsletters, 15,000 follow our Twitter accounts and more than 12,500 are members of the NFCW Knowledge Centre.
  • Our readership reaches right across the contactless ecosystem, from banks to mobile network operators; transportation providers; government and employee ID issuers; handset, consumer electronics and IoT device makers; retailers; vehicle manufacturers; brands; regulators; investors; solutions providers, and more.
  • Readers come from a mix of technical, business and operational backgrounds and are typically very senior — 69% of our readers are management level and above, 25% are in the C-suite.
  • Typical job titles include head of mobile, innovation or strategy at a bank; head of financial services at mobile network operators; CTOs at handset and consumer electronics device makers; CIOs at retailers; heads of ticketing at transportation operators, and more.
  • NFCW readers come from right across the world — one-third of our readers are in the Americas, one-third in Europe and one-third in Asia Pacific and beyond.
  • Our editorial team is led by Sarah Clark, an editor and analyst with more than 30 years’ experience tracking and reporting on the business implications of emerging technologies.
  • All our online services are provided free of charge to readers, thanks to the members of our Partner Program — commercial technology and solutions providers who pay an annual fee to get VIP access to a range of services which help them build brand awareness, showcase their expertise and connect with new customers.
  • The NFCW Knowledge Centre provides in-depth educational resources, including webinars, white papers, technical documents and consumer surveys, all accessible via a one-time member registration process.
  • The NFCW Expo is a first-of-its-kind year-round online trade show, allowing readers to identify and connect with new suppliers and partners while exhibitors generate a steady flow of leads and interest, 24/7/365.
  • Contactless World Congress brings together leading experts in the field to share their knowledge free of charge with our readers around the world.
  • Our company was founded in 1988 to cover the then-nascent smart card industry, and moved on to produce trade newsletters, research reports and events around biometrics, card technology and customer loyalty. We have been publishing NFCW since 2008.

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