North American Workshop



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October 20-21, 2015
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare
Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

The ICMA North American Workshop returns to Chicago in October providing a card manufacturing and personalization agenda that speaks to the industry within the region.

Interested in Speaking?

Do you have a topic or expertise you would like to share with the membership? ICMA is accepting speaking proposals for its Regional Events. We will be featuring dynamic presentations at the EuroForum and North American Workshop dedicated to the issues facing regional card manufacturers, as well as personalization and fulfillment members. Email ICMA communications manager Anna Lopez if you would like to be considered. See the recap below to view topics from last year's Workshop.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Included in the Regional Events are table top diplays to showcase your latest products.Each table top exhibitor gets a 3-5 minute Product Showcase presentation to all attendees mixed in with the agenda. Exhibitors who have a contract for the 2016 EXPO receive a discounted rate. Contact Diane Webster-Sweeney for more information.

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North American Workshop 
September 30-October 1, 2014

Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

Schedule of Events | Table Top Displays

  • Steps to a Profitable Future in Cards
  • Education, solutions and innovative trends
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Powerful networking and information exchange opportunities – Product Showcase!
  • ACE certification training and examinations

The 2014 North American Academy Workshop was where card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers, issuers and other card industry professionals have the opportunity to discuss the most important challenges, opportunities and trends facing the North American card industry today.

Designed for technical and card production staff, as well as executives and business owners, the day and a half Workshop, chaired by Tony McGee, ACE-M/ACE-P, of CPI Card Group, focused on actual production issues, trends and topics. Working with our planning committees, our dynamic speakers represented an array of products and services and shared best practices and new approaches to card manufacturing success at this valuable event. 

On the Agenda

Global and North American Card and Personalization and Fulfillment Market Trends and Futuring
Al Vrancart, ICMA Founder Emeritus and Industry Advisor
The Evolution of High Speed Vision Verification
Bill Strater, Cross-Core Technology
Why HCE Can Change Everything for Secure and Non-Secure Card Manufacturers
Dave Tushie, ICMA Standards and Technical Representative
Thinking Outside the CR80
Karen Brooker, ABnote North America
Perception vs. Reality – Root Cause Analysis of Perceived Card Field Issues
Barry Mosteller, CPI Card Group
Understanding Chip Applications in a Non-Financial World
Jim Simpson, ABnote North America
• What are the key success factors to assure quality assurance in the personalization and fulfillment of cards? 
• How can you adapt your business to contend with “game changing” disruptive technologies?
• Discuss criteria for choosing materials and equipment vendors/suppliers.
Updates in Personalization Software Used in a Bureau
Victor Chan, TechTrex, Inc.
Security Inks for Plastic Cards – Enhancing and Creating Value
Mike Walsh, SICPA
The Evolution of Identity Markets and the Impact for Card Manufacturers
Mike Moir, Entrust
Intellectual Property and Contactless Card Innovations
Eitan Anvi, SMARTRAC
Panel: Prevalent Card Personalization Technologies in Non-Secure Bureaus
Moderated by: Larry Brown, Pittsburg Embossing Services
Panelists: Guy Meeker, Teraco; Chuck Wittenmeyer, MPS Cards-Chicago
Panel: Trends in Distributed/Instant Secure Card Issuance
Moderated by: David Tushie, ICMA Standards and Technical Representative
Panelists: Mads Peterson, CIM; Kiran Ghandi, MagTek, Alan Fontanella, NBS Technologies

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Thank you to our exhibitors:

AdvancedCardSystems   Barnes CET  CustomPolymers     

NewWavePlastic    Oasys      QCard     sabric-logo    SicpaLogo

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