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Ways To Participate

Dozens of organisations from around the world participate as EMVCo Subscribers and Associates to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the EMV® Specifications.

Type Benefits Best For Costs Details
Subscriber
  • Advance information regarding new development and alterations to the EMV® specifications, draft documents and upcoming user meetings for Subscribers
  • Direct contact with EMVCo to solicit issues
  • A query facility to submit questions to EMVCo and receive responses
  • Eligibility to attend the annual EMV® User Meeting (registration fees apply)
Any payments industry stakeholder interested in receiving early access to draft documentation. $750
annually for Individuals

$2,500
annually for Companies
Business Associate
  • Seat on the EMVCo Board of Advisors, providing the opportunity for interaction with EMVCo executives on strategic business direction.
  • Focused networking opportunities with EMVCo executives and other Business Associates.
  • Free company Subscriber benefits, including: Advance access to EMV® Specification revisions, draft documents and upcoming meeting materials.
  • Participation in an annual EMV® User Meeting hosted by EMVCo with free registration for one attendee.
  • Discounted Technical Associate Participation.
Organisations such as banks or payment systems that have a direct business responsibility for an EMV® transaction (at any point in the Transaction Lifecycle). $12,500
annually

Note: Business associates may participate at a Technical Associate level for an annual fee of $12,500, in addition to the base Business Associate fee.
Technical Associate
  • Engagement with EMVCo technical Working Groups, ensuring up-to-date information on all Working Group activities and future specification development from inception.
  • Eligibility for participation in ad hoc task force activity, offering involvement in new research efforts.
  • Voting and election opportunities for up to six Board of Advisor seats annually, to provide input to EMVCo's strategic direction.
  • Focused networking opportunities with EMVCo Board of Managers, Working Group representatives and other Technical Associates.
  • Free company Subscriber benefits
Payment industry stakeholders (or their representative associations) that have a commercial or technical interest in monitoring the EMV® Specifications. $25,000
annually