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International Card Manufacturers Association Announces Exciting Global Events Schedule

Workshops to Take Place in Singapore, Chicago and Germany

Princeton Junction, NJ – June 19, 2014 – The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers announces its upcoming events through the end of 2014.

• The Asia Pacific Forum will be held September 11 – 12 in Singapore, at the Sheraton Towers
• The North American Workshop will be held September 30 – October 1 in Rosemont, Illinois at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare
• EuroForm will be held October 9 – 10 in Munich, Germany, at the Holiday Inn Munich – City Centre

The Regional Events are designed for technical and card production staff, as well as executives and business owners. This year’s events will again feature interactive roundtable discussions that will analyze and explore current and future card market dynamics, path-forward trends, technologies and innovations on the horizon that will drive new and profitable card manufacturing growth.

“Our meeting agendas for these events will cover a wide array of topics related to operating a card manufacturing and personalization business,” says Al Vrancart, ICMA Industry Advisor & Founder Emeritus. “We encourage our members to join us in Singapore, Chicago and Munich to network and discuss technology, materials, equipment, standards and opportunities and concerns within the industry.”

The Asia Pacific Forum is a regionally-focused card industry event, offering attendees a unique opportunity for superior education, networking and the exchanging of ideas among peers. With the Asia Pacific region leading the world in card manufacturing (producing and dispersing 12 billion cards annually), programming is tailored to technical and card production staff as well as executives and company owners. Educational topics include Asia Pacific Card Market Statistics, Quality Best Practices, New Technologies and Trends in Gift Cards, Dual Interface Technologies, and Trends in Card Materials.

The North American Workshop is a place where card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers, issuers and other card industry professionals will 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, will focus on actual production issues, trends and topics. Attendees can expect a multi-dimensional meeting of the minds with fellow professionals who share the same challenges and focus on the growth of the industry.

The EuroForum will take place in Munich, Germany and will provide attendees with a valuable opportunity to help shape the regional industry conversation. An exciting lineup of industry experts and futurists who inspire new ideas and innovation will touch on these topics and more: Global and European Card and Personalization and Fulfillment Market Trends and Futuring, Dual Interface Technology Updates, Quality Control in Personalization Bureaus and Enhanced Security in Cards.

For more information about these ICMA events please visit, www.icma.com/events. For exhibitor information, contact Diane Webster-Sweeney or call (609) 799-4900.

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About ICMA
Based in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, the International Card Manufacturers Association is a trade organization of card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and vendors. With more than 240 members globally, ICMA serves as a resource for industry issues and research including the production, technology, application, security and environmental aspects of plastic cards. More information is available at www.icma.com.

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