Ways to Participate

Support Seamless and Secure Payments Worldwide

Payments technology continues to advance, and innovation in card-based payments is critical. To support seamless and secure payments, specifications need to evolve accordingly. This requires payments industry stakeholders to provide feedback throughout the specification development process.

Through the EMVCo Associates and Subscriber Programmes, hundreds of organisations – including merchants, issuers, acquirers, payment networks, financial institutions, manufacturers, technology providers and testing laboratories – contribute their knowledge and expertise to the development of EMV® Specifications.

Get Involved

All payments industry stakeholders are actively encouraged to contribute to the development of EMV® Specifications and provide input to EMVCo.

EMVCo provides flexible participation options to meet the needs of various industry stakeholders and expand the opportunity for engagement:

Ways to Participate
(prices effective 2020)
Associates Programme
Other Participation Option
Associates
$27,500/yr
Associates | Merchant
$15,000/yr
Associates | Industry Groups
$15,000/yr
Subscribers
$2,750/yr (company)
$850/yr (individual)
Public
Seat on the Board of Advisors to engage in the strategic direction of EMVCo
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Review and validate the business rationale driving new initiatives and major updates
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Engagement with EMVCo's technical Working Groups and attendance at various technical meetings
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EMV User Meeting attendance
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Advance notice and access to the EMV Specifications
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EMVCo Education Session attendance
Royalty-free access to the EMV Specifications
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Flexible Engagement Options

 

EMVCo Associates

EMVCo Associates shape the strategic direction of EMVCo and propose new initiatives through participation on the Board of Advisors. Associates also provide input on detailed technical and operational issues connected to the EMV® Specifications and related processes. Associates can submit technical contributions to EMVCo for consideration and receive early access to draft specifications and technical documents.

 

EMVCo Associates – Merchants

EMVCo’s dedicated ‘Merchant’ Associate participation option demonstrates an ongoing commitment to collaborating with the merchant community and further expanding the opportunity for engagement. A ‘Merchant’ is defined as a company who accepts EMV® products and whose primary business is the selling of consumer goods or services.

 

EMVCo Associates – Industry Groups

EMVCo’s dedicated ‘Industry Groups’ Associate participation option plays an important role in promoting and supporting cross-industry collaboration. An ‘Industry Group’ is defined as a body comprised of members (individuals, companies or other bodies) for a common industry purpose, such as an association, council or similar representative body.

 

EMVCo Subscribers

Open to all interested parties, EMVCo Subscribers receive advanced notice of pending developments and changes, as well as participate in a more regular and formal dialogue with EMVCo.

Learn More

To learn more about participating as an EMVCo Associate or Subscriber, contact us through the form below.

Note that this form should only be used for questions related to participation. Any questions of a technical nature should be submitted through EMVCo’s Query Form separately.