EMVCo Associates Programme Overview
Help Shape the Future of Global Payments
EMV is the global payment industry standard with an increasing number of stakeholders worldwide. The EMVCo Associates Programme was launched in March 2010 to engage the payments community in the standardisation work of the organisation. The goal is to allow external stakeholders to help shape the future of global payments. External contributions will facilitate the continued global adoption of the EMV standard through increased accessibility and understanding of the technology.
The EMVCo Associates Programme allows all payment industry stakeholders to play an active role in providing input to the organisation's strategic and technical direction. It creates unique opportunities for interested organisations, including payment card issuers, acquirers, merchants, processors, card and terminal vendors, networks and their representative associations, to provide input into the enhancement of existing and creation of future EMV Specifications for payment technologies.
Two participation types are available. Organisations that meet qualifying criteria for both types may participate at both levels: