NFC Forum Recognized With Association Industry’s Highest Honor For Its Innovation and Positive Contributions To Society

  • Date: August 13, 2019
  • NFC Forum Wins Power of A Silver Award For “Changing The World With Innovation And Imagination”

    WAKEFIELD, Mass. – August 13, 2019 – The NFC Forum announced today that they were awarded a 2019 Power of A Silver Award for their entry “Changing The World With Innovation And Imagination” from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  The Power of A Awards recognize and celebrate the contributions associations make to society by enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, driving innovation and making a better world.

    “We applaud the NFC Forum for creating and implementing such a collaborative initiative that strengthens society,” said Sharon J. Swan, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee. “Their initiative exemplifies how no other sector helps improve lives as comprehensively as the association community.”

    ASAE’s Power of A Awards, the industry’s highest honor, recognize the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national and global levels.  The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum’s submission highlighted how the work of the NFC Forum has empowered consumers and organizations to innovate, create and use new products and solutions that are changing the world.

    “The Power of A Awards recognize associations that are impacting everyday life in a positive way.  The social, economic and technical impact of NFC on consumers and companies has been immense,” said Koichi Tagawa, chairman, NFC Forum. “We at the NFC Forum believe that the recognition from this award is a reflection of the hard work, creativity and dedication that the NFC Forum and its members have put forth towards positively changing the lives of people around the world with NFC technology.”

    About the NFC Forum

    The NFC Forum was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum’s global member companies are currently developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and device capability. Only member companies can participate in the Forum’s certification program of NFC devices, readers and tags.