ICMA and Smart Card Alliance (SCA) 
Co-locate Conference Events
Join us for expanded content, exhibits and networking
covering the full spectrum of cards and payments

Sponsorship Exhibition Schedule at a Glance Location Information

ICMA's 2016 Card Manufacturing & Personalization EXPO continues its tradition of being the industry’s only card production focused event. As the card manufacturing industry continues to evolve and change with emerging technologies, new equipment, efficient processes and more, ICMA is here to keep you informed with education and best practices as lasting takeaways. It is the perfect meeting place for the card manufacturing industry to network with potential clients, customers and industry colleagues, while taking advantage of our abundant educational opportunities. Topics covered on ICMA’s educational program include card industry trends, technology advances, growth opportunities and how to improve manufacturing and personalization performance. Join leading card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and issuers to gain global and regional perspectives on leading edge trends and technologies to ensure card manufacturing growth.

2016 will mark the first time that these two leading industry associations are co-locating events, giving attendees from each organization a broader perspective and expanded opportunities. The content and exhibits of the event will cover technology ranging from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the EMV transition, and all aspects of secure payments.  

The events will include a joint exhibition and opening general session, as well as separately led educational tracks open to all attendees. Each association will also hold separate networking events for their members on the closing night.

Registration opens in late 2015 and will be available on both the ICMA and SCA websites. Full event registrations offer access to all joint programs and the exhibition. Be sure to register through the association you are affiliated with in order to have access to specific offerings for the association.  

SCAP16-logoThe 9th Annual Payments Summit: A Bigger Stage for Secure EMV, Mobile and Transit Payments

Get ready for the next stage of industry growth at the Payments Summit as the industry continues a remarkable evolution: the U.S. migration to EMV is here and the Smart Card Alliance, the authoritative industry leader for EMV, will continue its comprehensive coverage of this landmark transition. Secure mobile payments are fragmenting the market ― conference speakers will review a wide range of solutions being touted by technology providers, networks, telecoms and handset manufacturers. Public transportation leaders will talk about the ongoing move to standards-based contactless and mobile payments championed by the Alliance’s Transportation Council. It all comes together at the leading annual event for secure payment systems. In 2016, Payments Summit will grow into an expanded facility with room for additional conference content, a larger exhibition, and a wider range of participant networking opportunities and activities. 

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Schedule at a Glance

Monday, April 4
• Golf Outings
• Payments Summit Pre-Conference Workshop
• Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, April 5
• Exhibits
• Opening Keynote/Joint General Session
• Separate General Sessions
• Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, April 6
• Exhibits
• Track Sessions led by each Association
• ICMA Élan Awards Ceremony and Dinner
• Payments Summit Outdoor Reception

Thursday, April 7
• Track Sessions led by each Association (half day)

Note: Each association will also offer certification training and exams.

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Sponsorships Available!

The ICMA annual EXPO is attended by leading card manufacturers, personalizers and suppliers in the card manufacturing industry. In fact, past ICMA EXPO's have been attended by card industry representatives from more than 35 countries worldwide. In 2016 the ICMA EXPO will be co-locating with the Smart Card Alliance's Payments Summit which means even greater exposure!

Want to reach new customers? Sponsorships are the best way to receive enhanced visibility among the card manufacturer and personalizer audience at the EXPO. Each sponsorship comes with a variety of beneficial extras, even FREE EXPO registrations if applicable. Email Diane Webster-Sweeney at dwebster@icma.com or call 1-609-799-4900 for more information. Click here to see a list of sponsorship options available or click the link for the full sponsorship prospectus.

Thank you to following companies are sponsors of this year’s EXPO. We appreciate their support and encourage everyone to recognize their generous contribution to this event. The valuable support of our sponsors contributes greatly to the success of our events.

Sponsor of the Shirts

Sponsor of Wifi
Sponsor of Lanyards
Sponsor of Customized Notepads

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Secure Your Exhibit Contract Today—Space is Selling Out! 

Space is selected on a first come, first served basis in the order in which contracts are received. We expect to sell out so be sure to reserve early! Contact Diane Webster-Sweeney at dwebster@icma.com for more information or to secure a contract.

Members: $3,925 USD
Non-members: $4,725 USD

These rates include one exhibitor space, ID signage, listing in Card Manufacturing magazine and on the ICMA website, TWO full complimentary conference registrations, including 2 receptions, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and Awards Dinner for each. There is also a discount for additional exhibit staff. 

Join the Following Exhibitors and Secure Your Contract Today!


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Have you seen our location?

Join us at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort on April 4-7, 2016. Conveniently located in Orlando, Florida, right on the grounds of Universal Orlando!

Group Rate: $219.00 USD

Reserve your room by March 14, 2016 to ensure the group rate. Click here to book your room today!

For more information about the location, click here.

ICMA and SCA Attendees and Exhibitors:
Beware of solicitation from unauthorized hotels and housing agencies. Attendees and exhibitors may be subjected to inappropriate solicitation identifying themselves from hotels or third-party housing agencies not affiliated with ICMA.

Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the Associations room block on your behalf, and some will also mis-represent that they are calling from the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

ICMA is not utilizing the services of any housing service for the 2016 EXPO.

Reservations for ICMA should be made directly with the hotel, either by phone or via our web reservation system. When calling the hotel, identify yourself as an attendee of the ICMA EXPO to receive the discounted rate. If you provide your credit card information to any of these unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged but you may not have a reservation when you arrive at the hotel. 

If you have any questions about the ICMA EXPO hotel block, or general questions about the EXPO, please contact ICMA Headquarters at 1-609-799-4900 or email info@icma.com.

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