EMV Migration Forum Working Committees and Special Interest Groups

EMV Migration Forum Working Committees

The EMV Migration Forum has seven working committees and two special interest groups focused on different topics relevant to EMV Migration. The working committee topics and activities are chosen by EMV Forum members based on critical issues discussed in the Forum meetings. Forum members can join any working committee and lead or participate in committee projects. Projects are defined by the committee members to focus on the critical issues or challenges that impact the U.S. payments industry migration to EMV.  Working committees meet at EMV Migration Forum in-person meetings and in regular teleconferences.

ATM Working Committee.  The ATM Working Committee goal is to explore the challenges of EMV migration for the U.S. ATM industry, work to identify possible solutions to challenges, and facilitate the sharing of best practices with the various industry constituents, with the goal result being more positive EMV migration experience for consumers.  The Working Committee will serve to provide input, solutions, and expertise that are specific to the needs of the ATM channel to other EMV Migration Forum working committees.

Card-Not-Present Fraud Working Committee. The Card-Not-Present Fraud Working Committee goal is to create a comprehensive best practices strategy to mitigate card-not-present fraud in the new EMV chip card environment, using a balanced approach considering all key stakeholders – issuers, consumers, merchants, acquirers, networks and third parties. Currently, the Working Committee projects include reviewing and assembling lessons learned from other country migrations, benchmarking potential tools used to address fraud, monitoring fraud levels and collaborating with other organizations to understand fraud costs, and providing best practices for online fraud management.

Communication and Education Working Committee.  The Communication and Education Working Committee goal is to deliver a communications plan for key payments industry stakeholder that promotes an efficient, timely and effective migration to EMV-enabled cards, devices and terminals in the United States. Committee projects include leading the Forum’s efforts on developing clear, consistent messaging around EMV migration.

Petroleum Working Committee. The Petroleum Working Committee is for all interested parties to work collaboratively to identify, review and resolve challenges associated with implementation of EMV within the U.S. petroleum and convenience market.  The Petroleum Working Committee includes payment networks, petroleum and convenience merchants, petroleum-specific acquirers, petroleum and convenience POS vendors and fuel dispenser manufacturers, and other organizations servicing the petroleum and convenience category.  The initial focus of the Working Committee is looking at how to streamline EMV testing and certification for the petroleum industry.

Testing and Certification Working Committee.  The Testing and Certification Working Committee goal is to discuss the challenges with EMV certification and define approaches for achieving certification to meet the payment brand milestones for fraud liability shift. Areas for focus include: education on the testing and certification that is required for different industry stakeholders; evaluation of current processes to define approaches for streamlining testing and certification.

Special Interest Groups

The EMV Migration Forum has two special interest groups (SIGs), one for merchants and one for issuers.  SIGs meet at EMV Migration Forum in-person meetings and gather members into “birds-of-a-feather” session to discuss topics relevant to SIG participants.

If you have questions or would like information about the Working Committees or Special Interest Groups, please contact Cathy Medich at [email protected].