CardTREX Europe Provides Education, Networking for Card Professionals

October Event Features Exclusive Tour of Bilcare Research’s Production Facility

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., July 10, 2017 —Professionals looking to drive innovation in the card industry are invited to attend CardTREX Europe in October, the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) announced today.

ICMA, a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, will host CardTREX Europe 5-6 October at the Sheraton Milan Malpensa in Milan, Italy. ICMA members and non-members are welcome to attend. To register, visit CardTREX.org/europe.

“This is an important not-to-miss European event for the card industry in 2017,” said CardTREX Europe Chairman Brian Summerhayes, managing director of Barnes International, a global smart card test tool leader and supplier. “I encourage anyone involved in the rapidly-changing card industry to join us in Milan.”

Two half-days of educational sessions will elevate and empower attendees through industry roundtables, card-focused education, trend analysis and multiple networking events. ICMA will also offer Advanced Card Education (ACE) industry accreditation training and exams. Supplier tabletop exhibits will provide networking and a chance for attendees to recognize outstanding products in the industry. Attendees will also receive an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Bilcare Research’s manufacturing facility in Castiglione Olona, Italy.

“The card industry is changing at a whirlwind pace,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, ICMA founder and executive director. “CardTREX Europe offers critical education and networking opportunities for industry professionals.”

ICMA has served as an industry resource for more than 25 years. It’s where card professionals connect, network and discuss changing technologies and products. For more information, visit icma.com.


About ICMA
For nearly 30 years, ICMA has been a nonprofit association of card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and related industry participants. With 225 members globally, ICMA acts as a resource for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of cards. More information is available at icma.com.