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The Near Field Communication Forum is leading the way to a world of secure universal commerce and connectivity. Formed in 2004 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 now has 160+ members.
Members receive many benefits, and the Forum welcomes participation from all organizations – for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and industry associations with compatible technical interests – to further the mission of the NFC Forum.
The NFC Forum offers five membership levels, with a variety of benefits, privileges and annual dues designed to match each organization’s interests and market requirements.
Benefit and Privileges for All Members
Membership in the NFC Forum brings many benefits. A variety of membership options are tailored to meet the wide range of needs of the NFC SIG members.
All members receive these benefits:
Sponsor Member Benefits and Privileges
Sponsor Members (annual dues $50,000) are those committed and involved companies seeking the most influence over the future of the NFC Forum and its deliverables. Sponsors are also entitled to:
Note that the total number of Sponsor Members is currently limited to 17. To ensure balance across regions and sectors, Sponsor Member applications undergo review by the Board before acceptance.
Principal Member Benefits and Privileges
Principal Members (annual dues $25,000), companies seeking a strategic level of participation and influence, are entitled to:
Associate Member Benefits and Privileges
Associate Members (annual dues $10,000) monitor NFC Forum activities and are entitled to:
Implementer Member Benefits and Privileges
Implementer Members (annual dues $5,000) monitor NFC Forum ecosystem activities and are entitled to:
Non-profit Member Benefits and Privileges
Non-profit Members (annual dues $1,500) receive the same benefits as Associate Members, except they receive only one participant at a discount rate at face-to-face meetings (effective October 2009).
In order to join the NFC Forum as a Non-Profit Member, an applicant must be organized as a not-for-profit legal entity pursuant to applicable law and must provide the NFC Forum with appropriate evidence of such legal status upon applying for membership.