ACS has 20 years of technology leadership. It has been contributing to tighter security, more coherent standards and better delivery of smart card-based solutions by supporting various industry associations.

ACT Canada is a non-profit association, federally-incorporated in 1989. As an educator, enabler, influencer and advocate for members, ACT Canada is the internationally-recognized authority, trusted knowledge resource and catalyst for change in payments and secure identity. We build bridges and break down barriers to support our members in their quest for competitive advantage in the payments, authentication and identity management space. We are the go-to resource for issuers, acquirers, merchants, regulators, brands, networks, governments, technology providers, integrators, industry associations, security specialists, gateways, processors, integrators, loyalty companies, transit systems, secure identity solution providers and many other stakeholders.

The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) is a non-profit, independent association for organisations in the smart card industry in the Asia Pacific region. APSCA is the only professional association for smart cards covering the Asia Pacific and has over 60 members in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

The Association delivers information, consultancy, guidance and networking to corporations and government organisations, including smart card scheme operators and suppliers, providing an unparalleled opportunity to solve problems, facilitate smart card initiatives and generate increased business development.

GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, non-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications that promote the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple applications on secure chip technology. Its proven technical specifications, which focus on the secure element (SE), trusted execution environment (TEE) and system messaging, provide the tools that 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 PC/SC Workgroup was formed to address limitations in existing standards, from a personal computer/smart card application perspective.

Specifically, existing standards complicate the integration of smart card devices, and do not adequately address interoperability between products from multiple vendors.

The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association whose membership draws from all parts of the NFC ecosystem. Working within the framework of the NFC Forum, member organizations share development, application, and marketing expertise to develop the best possible solutions for advancing the use of Near Field Communication, enhancing the lives of consumers worldwide and advancing members’ business objectives.

Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of technology for identification, payment and other applications and strongly advocates the use of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances data security and integrity. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart card technology, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America.

Smart Card Alliance Latin America

The Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA)is a Chapter organization of the Smart Card Alliance that is focused to serve the Latin American region. The SCALA organization develops its own membership fees, councils, conferences, and activities. The Latin American chapter organization is lead by an executive committee elected by the SCALA advisory board. In order to participate in the Latin American Alliance activities, membership is required.

Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), established in 2001, is a non-profit trade association registered in Hong Kong to provide a platform for the wireless-related business to work together to facilitate the industry development and growth.