2018 NFC Innovation Award Celebration


Jun 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Barbican Centre


At the 2018 NFC Innovation Award Celebration we’ll announce the winners of each of the three award categories live: Best In-Market Implementation, Best Emerging Concept, and NFC for Good. After the awards, you’ll join NFC Forum members for a networking cocktail party.


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The 2018 NFC Innovation Award program culminates on NFC Innovation Day in London. Join us for the NFC Innovation Day Celebration where the winners of the three award categories are announced live, followed by a networking cocktail party!

Also taking place as part of NFC Innovation Day is the VISIONFC Simplifying IoT Summit where you’ll hear real-world IoT case studies from retail, brand, and smart product companies. You’ll also have a chance to hear lightning talks from the finalists in our 2018 NFC Innovation Award Program.  We invite you the spend the entire day with us or come for the evening festivities.  Don’t miss this chance to learn and network with industry luminaries and thought leaders!

18:30 Award Celebration Opens
18:40Last Chance for People's Choice Award Voting
18:40 – 18:45Awards Celebration Welcome
Koichi Tagawa, co-Chairman, NFC Forum


Koichi Tagawa, co-Chairman, NFC Forum, has been with the organization since its founding in 2004. During his leadership tenure, he has been an advocate for NFC market expansion and has overseen the development of 20 standards-based specifications which are the foundation for interoperable NFC-based solutions worldwide. Mr. Tagawa is the General Manager of Global Standards and Industry Relations at the C & I Center in Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. (DNP). Prior to DNP, Mr. Tagawa worked in the consumer electronics industry at Sony for 41 years. He is now devoted to promoting the expansion of NFC solution businesses worldwide by fusing he consumer-oriented background with his passion for NFC technology.

18:45 – 19:00Announcement of Award Recipients
19:00 – 20:15 Networking Cocktail Celebration
20:20 - 20:30 Closing Remarks + Announcement of Hashtag Contest Winner & NFC Networking Contest Winner | NFC Forum, & Thinfilm


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