The world’s first conference on Powered and Next-Generation Cards will be organised by APSCA in Singapore on 9 June 2017. The conference will bring together key stakeholders in the payment and identity card ecosystem to understand the opportunities offered by these next-generation products. The conference will explore how powered cards can support the development of new products for consumer payments, retail banking, government identity documents, and connected consumer devices in the Internet of things.
Opportunities for Powered Cards
Powered cards are next-generation products with flexible electronic subsystems designed for consumer payment and identity applications. The flexible electronic subsystems of powered cards provide significant functionality beyond that of EMV chip and contactless cards used in payment and banking transactions today, and beyond the chip-based identity documents used in government applications
Powered cards can support on-card displays and LED indicators providing information to the customer, keypads or control buttons through which the customer can interact with a card and its payment or identity application, on-card biometric sensors and more. Powered cards can also support connectivity enabling customers to manage their payment and identity card products through other devices such as smartphones.
The first objective of the conference is to bring key stakeholders in the payment card and identity document ecosystem together to understand the opportunities for powered and next-generation cards.
Another important objective is to explore strategies to drive this new market and accelerate the development of products based on these new and innovative technologies.
Conference discussions will include how best to work with and support partners and customers. Subjects covered will include market education for powered cards, implementing and rolling out powered card products, understanding the powered card supply chain, new product development based on powered and next-generation cards, and industry best practices to support the development of this new market.
A targeted exposition of latest powered and next generation card solutions will be held with the conference. The exposition will provide an opportunity for issuers of payment cards and secure identity documents from around the world to view and learn about latest developments and opportunities to create new payment and identity products for their customers.
Powered and Next-Generation Cards will provide the world’s first opportunity for senior decision-makers from the card business ecosystem, payments card issuers and governments issuing secure identity documents to discuss business, marketing and technology issues with their peers and subject matter experts.