The Association of Convenience Stores is the campaigning voice of more than 33,500 local shops in the UK. As the convenience store champion, ACS supports its members through lobbying, advice on legislation and issues that affect retailers, and through learning and networking events.
Membership of ACS comprises both retailers and suppliers, and the organisation prides itself on its ability to garner information and knowledge from the sector as a whole. This is then used to provide insight and practical help to benefit all members.
The core purpose of ACS is to lobby and champion the convenience store channel through strong leadership and good communication. ACS complements this by providing a range of services designed specifically for local shops to help them develop their businesses.
More information: http://www.acs.org.uk/
APSCA is the only regional industry association for organisations in the smart card, smart devices, contactless, mobile contactless/NFC, e-Identification and M2M/IOT businesses in Asia, focusing on multi-sector business and government applications. The Association delivers information, guidance and networking to corporations and government organisations, including smart card scheme operators and suppliers, providing an unparalleled opportunity to source information and contacts, facilitate smart card and M2M/IOT initiatives and generate increased business development.
Established in 1997, APSCA now has over 60 members in 13 countries throughout Asia as well as in Australia and Europe. The Association has organised more than 135 events in over 12 Asian countries, focusing on the business and technology for smart cards, smart objects and smart devices, and has one of the largest business networks in Asia with over 11,000 smart card industry executives. APSCA is part of the Smartex group of smart card industry associations in Europe, Africa and Asia with over 300 members worldwide.
Find out more at: www.apsca.org
The Association of Town Centre Management is the leading organisation in Europe concerned with managing and improving town and city centres. As a not-for-profit membership organisation we represent the interests of town and city centre management partnerships across Britain and Ireland. Our members include a wide-range of Government, regional agencies, local authorities and leading business interests. Membership provides access to regular newsletters, publications, on-line information, events, conferences and seminars, as well as networking opportunities with others involved in this fast-evolving area.
ATOC’s mission is to work for passenger rail operators in serving customers and supporting a prosperous railway. Set up after privatisation in 1993, ATOC brings together all train companies to preserve and enhance the benefits for passengers of Britain’s national rail network.
Find out more at: http://www.atoc.org/
The British Parking Association (BPA) is a non for profit membership association representing over 700 organisations from across the entire parking and traffic management sector, including local authorities, manufacturers, car park operators, health authorities, universities, airports, railways, shopping centres, bailiffs, construction companies, learning providers and consultants. The BPA also manages the Approved Operator Scheme, for those managing parking on private land and the Safer Parking Scheme.
More information: http://www.britishparking.co.uk/
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.
The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships. The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors.
GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. Its members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces. www.globalplatform.org
Mobey Forum is the bank-led not-for-profit global leader in driving a sustainable and prosperous mobile financial services ecosystem. Established in 2000, it brings together leading financial institutions, mobile handset manufacturers, payment processors and vendors, committed to accelerating the mass-market deployment of user-friendly mobile financial services by promoting open and secure technology standards.
More information: http://mobeyforum.org
SIMalliance is (the non-profit trade association) dedicated to supporting the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services and applications across the globe. Working in partnership with members, strategic partners and the wider mobile community, SIMalliance anticipates and addresses the security, identity and mobility challenges of an increasingly converged internet. Through its working groups the alliance seeks to offer the blueprint to create a secure, open and interoperable environment where mobile services thrive. Headquartered in London, its membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (SIM/USIM).
SIMalliance members are Cipta Srigati Lestari (CSL), Eastcompeace, Fundamenture, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona@I, Oberthur Technologies, Morpho, Valid, Watchdata and Wuhan Tianyu.
SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda.
SIMalliance – Security Identity Mobility
For more information visit www.simalliance.org
The SmartCard Networking Forum (SCNF) is a non-profit organisation providing a premium events network, online resource and user forum for Local Authorities choosing multi-application smart card schemes to improve service delivery, adding value by bringing together the smartest users and the most innovative providers.
- Research smart card requirements
- Understand the benefits to citizens
- Identify total costs and savings
- Design, set up and run a local scheme.
- Learn from live projects
- Enable best practice procurement
With the support of leading experts from the commercial sector, we share knowledge, enthusiasm and experience through the Forum’s Members Directory, information-packed presentations, regular events, FAQs, useful links and workshops.
More information: http://www.scnf.org.uk/
The Smart Payment Association (SPA) addresses the challenges of the evolving payment ecosystem, offering leadership and expert guidance to help its members and their financial institution customers realize the opportunities of smart, secure and personalized payment systems & services both now and for the future.
The SPA works in partnership with global standards bodies, its own vendor community, and an expanding ecosystem of established and emerging brands offering an ever-growing portfolio of advisory and support services including the market’s most accurate barometer of payment trends based on actual manufacturer sales data and an eye-growing library of expert technical resources and thought leadership collaterals
The SPA is the EPC-CSG (SEPA) Card Representative and Vendor Sector Spokeperson, Chair of the EPC-CSG Task Force to specify the SEPA functional and security requirements for emergent & remote payments (Internet + Mobile), Convenor of the new EPC-CSG Expert Team on Card Innovative Payments, Member of the Preparatory Committee of the SEPA Security Certification Management Body.
The SPA is an EMVCo Technical Associate and Board Advisor representing the Card Sector
More information on the SPA at www.smartpaymentassociation.com