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ACT Canada

ACT Canda Insights • Networking • Visibility
Since 1989, ACT Canada has been internationally recognized as the stakeholder association that drives payment evolution and digital identity. We help members understand complex issues, facilitate problem resolutions and filter the truth from market noise.  ACT Canada takes a neutral and non-partisan approach to all issues, facilitating collaboration among issuers, brands, acquirers, merchants, regulators, Mobile Network Operators, solution providers, governments and other stakeholders.  We help members protect their interests, advance their causes, build their business and grow the market.
For membership inquiries and other information, please visit
Stakeholder dialogue drives profitable decisions.  Join us.

BayPay Forum

Bay Pay Forum The BayPay Forum, a Silicon Valley-based international network composed of over 8,000 payment and commerce executives, entrepreneurs and investors from over 3,000 different companies, serves as a forum to connect members, identify emerging trends, and create awareness on products disrupting the payment ecosystem.

Our events gather 2,000 people annually to discuss the growing trends in payment, including mobile commerce, social media payments and loyalty programs, among others.

Our website,, offers a calendar of payment events, a professional social networking platform, payment news, and a blog for members to express their views.

We are expanding and opening chapters in Los Angeles and Europe.

Biometric Update

BiometricUpdate is the leading news property that publishes breaking news, analysis, and research about the $7 billion global biometric market.


Biometrics Institute


The Biometrics Institute is an independent membership organisation with offices in Sydney, Australia and London. It provides an impartial international forum for biometric users and has the key mission of promoting the responsible use of biometrics. To date we have over 160 member organisations from around the world.


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Convergencia Latina

Convergencia Latina
Grupo Convergencia,  founded in 1995, is a company dedicated to provide strategic information about the ICT markets in Latin America. Convergencialatina is the industry´s specialized website leader in the provision of daily news and analysis articles to monitor the development of telecom business in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Digital Transactions

Digital Transactions Digital Transactions is the only publication covering the total consumer electronic transactions market. Published twelve times a year, the magazine, web site and weekly email newsletter Digital Transactions News, reach subscribers in financial institutions, retails and ISO. To Subscribe go to To advertise call Bob Jenisch 877-658-0418


Electronic Transaction Association

ETA The Electronic Transactions Association is an international trade association representing companies who offer electronic transaction processing products and services. The purpose of ETA is to influence, monitor and help shape the payments industry by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor Established in 1972, Euromonitor International is the world leader in strategy research for consumer markets. Comprehensive international coverage and leading edge innovation make our products an essential resource for companies locally and worldwide.

Our extensive network of strategic analysts in 80 countries provides the depth of global, national and local business information required in today’s increasingly international business environment. Our global industry specialist teams ensure the international consistency of our research. Emerging countries or developed economies: we identify the next opportunity before anyone else.



Find Biometrics FindBiometrics is your leading industry resource for all information on biometric identification and identity verification systems and solutions. We have the latest daily news from the global biometric and identity management business community, a comprehensive vendor list, informative articles, interviews with industry leaders, exclusive videos, links to biometric associations and a calendar for the most important and current industry events and conferences.

Future Banking

Future Banking Working with leading banks across Europe, as well as the likes of the European Banking Federation and European Central Bank, Future Banking is published in May and November of each year, and sent to over 12,000 C-level executives across Europe in the Financial Services industry. This report aims to tackle the key issues at the forefront of the minds of today’s Financial Services leaders, from the increasingly regulated market and the need for banks to update their ageing Core Banking Systems, through to managing risk, payments, and enhancing the customer experience.


Global Platform
GlobalPlatform 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.


Green Sheet

Green Founded in 1983 by industry pioneer Paul H. Green, The Green Sheet Inc. was the first publisher to focus exclusively on the payment industry's ISO and merchant level salesperson channel.

Green Sheet is a semimonthly resource providing complete, original coverage of important and emerging issues in the ever-evolving payments industry.

Identification & Management Magazine

Identification Under the auspices of the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA), Identification & Management Magazine is the quarterly launched to provide a 360 degree view for the smart community on how the identification technology is developing and its contributions to important areas that affect our life, such as
  • Electronic identity
  • Integrated security with access control
  • Secured access to IT & Cloud Computing
  • NFC and smart phone applications
  • Revenue and information management in Transport & Urban Mobility
  • Innovation in retail banking and payment services
  • Smart retail and digital marketing applications, etc.



Javelin Strategy & Research

Javelin Strategy & Research ( provides strategic insights into customer transactions, increasing sustainable profits for financial institutions, government, payments companies, merchants and other technology providers.  Javelin’s independent insights assess customers, providers, and the transactions ecosystem. With expertise in emerging technologies within retail banking, Javelin Analysts provide insights into mobile, fraud and security, emerging payments, and omnichannel financial services. As a Greenwich Associates LLC company, we have offices in Toronto, London, Singapore, and spanning the West to the East coast of United States.  Clients rely on Javelin to conducts in-depth primary research studies and pinpoint dynamic risks and opportunities.  


Mercator Advisory Group

Mercator Advisory Group Mercator Advisory Group is the leading independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal


NFC Forum

NFC Forum The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Its mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC. The Forum’s 180+ global members are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and capability.

NFC World

NFC World NFC World+ reports on the emerging technologies that are transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay. Find out more at


The Nilson Report

Nilson Report The Nilson Report is the most relevant and respected source of global news and analysis of the card and mobile payment industries. The subscription newsletter provides proprietary statistics on the current status of the payments space, as well as concise vendor, personnel, and product updates. David Robertson, Publisher of The Nilson Report, is a recognized expert in the field, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Over 18,000 readers in 88 countries worldwide value The Nilson Report to track industry trends and provide market information.

The Nilson Report produces 23 issues annually. Surveys include the largest credit and debit card issuers and merchant acquirers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America.

Visit our website to see the front pages of every issue published over the last three years and to download a free issue



PayBefore Paybefore™ is the leading provider of information to the prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry. Our fully integrated family of media properties includes: Pay News™, Pay Gov™, Pay Op-Ed™ and Pay Week™ email newsletters; the™ online portal; the biannual Pay Magazine™ print publication; the online and annual print Pay Connect™ buyer’s guide. Paybefore also recognizes the best in prepaid, mobile and emerging payments with its yearly Paybefore Awards® and Paybefore Awards Europe™.

As the payments industry continues to emerge and grow, Paybefore serves as a trusted partner.

Payment Media

Payment Media
PaymentMedia is the only magazine in Spanish-Portuguese focused on electronic payments and convergent technologies for the Latin America and Caribbean Region.
Its participation and promotion of the most important and specialized events internationally, has allowed it to rank as the Hispanic speaking magazine of the sector par excellence. The balance of its content, its innovative design and the highest graphic quality make PaymentMedia a differential editorial product. The distribution is made among executives from the main financial institutions of Latin America that are constantly updating on the innovative technological solutions that have the capacity to add value to their clients.


Security Solutions Watch

Security Solutions Watch A thought leadership interview about your solutions with guaranteed placement in major media and trade media. This is an opportunity for a senior executive at your Company to be featured in a thought leadership interview similar to these other examples on our channel: ABnote, Cisco, Cognitec, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu Cloud Solutions, General Dynamics Cyber Security, HID Global, HP Public Sector Cyber Security, Intel, ImageWare Systems, McAfee, Precise Biometrics, RSA. Please also see major media coverage of these business development programs: Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal. We are delivering millions of impressions with our Press Releases and your brand will also benefit from this guaranteed major media exposure which also leads to downstream “earned” media. Metrics tell us that an “advertorial” about your solutions is more effective than any other type of messaging because the high engagement time results in high quality leads for new business., the 1 Google site for Fraud Prevention Solutions, Physical Security Solutions and Secure ID Solutions, delivers highly targeted demographics and trafficto your brand at a surprisingly low cost. Please contact Marla Edwards (MBE at SecuritySolutionsWatch dot com) to set up a call and a free tour.

SIM Alliance

SIM Alliance SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services.
The organisation promotes the essential role of the SE in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing SE-related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to SE implementation, the SIMalliance aims to promote an open SE ecosystem to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.
SIMalliance members represent approx 90% of the global SIM card market and work with all global MNOs.  Its membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (UICC/SIM/USIM).


Smart Insights


Smart Insights is the best information source on the Secure Transactions industry.

Smart Insights Weekly is a newsletter covering the smart card industry, its businesses, its technologies, its markets as well as its technology suppliers. Smart Insights covers all the major trends in the industry, it encompasses worldwide business, standardization bodies ...

Smart Insights Reports are research reports providing key facts and figures as well as strategic insights about a technology, an area or a major issue in the secure transaction industry. Smart Insights Reports bring business modeling, forecasting and competitive analysis.

Smart Insights: facts . intelligence . now . More information at


TSG The Strawhecker Group (TSG) is a management consulting company focused on the global payments industry. The company specializes in providing financial institutions, merchant acquirers, card associations, ISOs, processing companies, large merchants, and the investment community with advisory services to maximize their growth and profitability. TSG is also a resource for consumer spending data, industry research, benchmark studies, and developing trends. For more information please visit
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