EMVCo Invites the Payments Community to Gain Insight into Latest Initiatives

Global technical body to host annual EMV® User Meeting in San Diego, USA, with a focus on EMV Payment Tokenisation, EMV 3-D Secure and EMV Secure Remote Commerce 

EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV® Specifications, has announced its tenth annual EMV User Meeting will be held in San Diego, USA on 20-21 June, 2018. The two-day event, which takes place at Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, provides a forum for payment industry stakeholders to gain insight into EMVCo’s mission, structure and current technical activities, as well as directly engage with the technical body’s subject matter experts.

Jack Pan, EMVCo Executive Committee Chair, comments: “In recent years, the payments ecosystem has expanded to incorporate new technologies across both the face-to-face and remote payment environments. EMVCo is committed to evolving the EMV Specifications to promote global interoperability and enhance security, as demonstrated by recent activities spanning EMV Payment Tokenisation, EMV 3-D Secure, EMV Secure Remote Commerce and EMV QR Code payments. In parallel to these latest initiatives, EMVCo is continuing to advance the EMV Chip Specifications, providing a secure foundation for face-to-face payments.”

EMVCo encourages all EMV Specification users to attend the meeting to receive the latest updates on current work priorities and technological developments. The meeting will be of interest to all payments ecosystem participants, including payment card issuers, acquirers, merchants, processors, card and terminal vendors, networks, and their respective associations.

To join the proceedings, participants must be an EMVCo Associate or Subscriber. An early bird rate for EMVCo Subscriber registrations confirmed before 15 April 2018 is USD $295. After this date, the meeting registration fee will be USD $495. EMVCo Business Associates and EMVCo Technical Associates are entitled to complimentary meeting registration for one and three passes, respectively.

To register for the EMVCo User Meeting and for further details on the EMVCo Associates Programme and Subscriber Programme, please visit the EMVCo website.

EMV® is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries and an unregistered trademark elsewhere. The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo.

EMVCo is the global technical body that facilitates the worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions by managing and evolving the EMV Specifications and related testing processes. Adoption of EMV Specifications and associated approval and certification processes promotes a unified international payments framework, which supports an advancing range of payment methods, technologies and acceptance environments. The specifications are available royalty free, designed to be flexible, and can be adapted regionally to meet national payment requirements and accommodate local regulations.

EMVCo is collectively owned by American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa, and focuses on the technical advancement of the EMV Specifications. To provide all payment stakeholders with a platform to engage in its strategic and technical direction, EMVCo operates an Associates Programme and encourages all interested parties to get involved. Visit www.emvco.com for further information and join EMVCo on LinkedIn.