CardTREX Highlights Smarter Emerging Technologies

Fall 2019 Events Set for Virginia (Sept. 25-26), Germany (Oct. 22-23)

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., July 9, 2019—Emerging technologies, such as smart cards and smart manufacturing, will be featured during CardTREX North America and CardTREX Europe this fall, the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) announced today.

“As the card industry continues to evolve with new technologies and markets, companies are faced with the challenge of evaluating their strategies for the future,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, ICMA founder and executive director. “CardTREX is designed to prepare industry leaders—personalizers, suppliers and manufacturers—for a successful future, driving innovation and profitability. With that in mind, this year’s facility tours will explore smart card technology and the production of decorative and functional coatings for bank cards.”

CardTREX North America and CardTREX Europe are day-and-a-half conferences that address the regional issues faced by card manufacturers, personalizers and suppliers. Through roundtable discussions, presentations, trend analysis and multiple networking opportunities, CardTREX will educate attendees about the newest trends, technologies and techniques in manufacturing.

  • CardTREX North America will take place September 25-26, 2019 at the Marriott Newport News City Center in Newport News, Virginia, and will feature a tour of Mühlbauer. The tour will include a live demonstration of Mühlbauer’s Industry 4.0 enabled Smart Factory Competence Center, as well as presentations on the latest developments in card production and personalization.
  • CardTREX Europe will take place October 22-23, 2019 at the Maritim Hotel Nürnberg in Nürnberg, Germany, and will feature a tour of the Kurz facility in Fuerth, Germany. The tour will include exploring the production area, which houses Kurz’s nine-color printing machine, as well as the company’s robot-handled tooling magazine for rotogravure printing cylinders.

CardTREX includes a networking dinner, as well as ICMA’s signature Networking Zone and Speed Share session, which are designed to help attendees develop and enhance strategic business relationships. In the Networking Zone, production/operations personnel have a chance to meet with card suppliers and during the Speed Share session, exhibitors will discuss new products.

CardTrex will also offer ICMA’s Advanced Card Education (ACE) industry accreditation training and exams. ICMA is a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers that has served as an industry resource for 30 years.

ICMA members receive a significant CardTREX registration discount. For more details on these events and to register, visit cardtrex.org.


About ICMA

For 30 years, ICMA has been a nonprofit association of card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and related industry participants. With more than 200 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.