Get ready to Connect on November 4-5!

Register now for ICMA Connect: A Global Virtual Forum & Tradeshow.

As you all know, the impact of COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of our in-person EXPO and CardTREX events this year. So what’s next? ICMA is excited to bring you many of the benefits of our live events… virtually with a dynamic, interactive experience at ICMA Connect.

What will you experience?
This will be a great opportunity for the card industry to reconvene and reconnect for live education and networking. On November 4-5, access our virtual event platform and here’s what you can expect:

  • We will start the two days at 10:00am GMT to give our European/MEA members dedicated sessions covering regional trends.
  • A virtual “main stage” that will feature a variety of speakers and panels on current card industry topics. Post questions, respond to polls, and chat live during the sessions.
  • A tradeshow where manufacturers and personalizers can view exhibitor products, videos and even connect through live conversations with booth staff. Attendees can also make one-on-one appointments with the exhibitors you’d like to talk with. Contact Diane Webster-Sweeney for exhibit opportunities.
  • Interactive Roundtable sessions – collaborate and get perspectives from other industry representatives on hot topics for today’s environment.
  • The winners of the 2020 Élan Awards of Excellence will be announced live on the main stage.

Questions? info@icma.com

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Interested in an exhibit or sponsorship for our inaugural virtual ICMA Connect event?
What better way to make customer connections in 2020? Exhibitors can:
  • Showcase your brand and products
  • Have live discussions with exhibit visitors
  • Schedule one-on-one appointments
  • Be part of our Exhibitor Rapid Fire Talks on the main stage
  • Premier exhibitors benefit from live interviews on the main stage
Contact Diane Webster-Sweeney to participate.

ICMA is excited to welcome our Connect exhibitors!

Exhibit Opportunities

As an Exhibitor at ICMA Connect, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Build your brand through a customized page on the ICMA Connect virtual platform, as well as additional exposure through the ICMA website and eblasts. Review the options below and select the package which is best for you to build your brand exposure.
  • Reach your target audience and engage with card industry attendees through video chat, instant message and resource sharing through the virtual platform.
  • Display your expertise by taking advantage of opportunities to take the main stage and speak to your organization’s value in front of all attendees, both streamed live and available on demand.

See below for more information or click here to download a PDF.

Exhibitor Packages

Premier Exhibitor Package: $2,750
(Members Only) Capacity for Premier level packages is limited; reserve your space early.

Exclusive Premier Exhibitor Benefits

  • Three registrations for ICMA Connect with the ability to manage the virtual exhibit booth, field online chats, and participate in all programming and networking sessions. ($1,185 value)
  • Three-minute showcase on the virtual main stage – your presentation will be featured within the event agenda and available to all attendees live and on demand post-event.
  • Top-tier featured logo placement on website and event pages.
  • Pre-event Exhibitor Spotlight eblast to ICMA’s card industry distribution list.

Registration Includes:

  • One customized exhibitor page with virtual booth within the ICMA Connect virtual platform.

Features:

  • Live video chat available with all conference attendees throughout the duration of the event.
  • Customized exhibitor page within the ICMA Connect virtual platform including options for custom text, logo, video, and resources downloadable to attendees.
  • Option to break out into private chats within the virtual booth.
  • Option for attendee to schedule meetings via appointment.
  • Instant messaging feature within the ICMA Connect virtual platform.
  • Access to all ICMA Connect programming for registered attendees.

Additional Exposure:

  • Option to participate in the Rapid Fire Exhibitor Talks which allows for a short presentation to highlight your organization on the main stage and help drive traffic to your virtual exhibit booth.
  • Featured on the ICMA Connect page on the ICMA website.
  • Featured in ICMA eblasts related to ICMA Connect.

General Exhibitor Package: $1,750 Members, $2,450 Non-Members

Registration Includes:

  • One customized exhibitor page with virtual booth within the ICMA Connect virtual platform.
  • Two representative registrations for ICMA Connect with the ability to manage the virtual exhibit booth, field online chats, and participate in all programming and networking sessions. ($790 value)

Features:

  • Live video chat available with all conference attendees throughout the duration of the event.
  • Customized exhibitor page within the ICMA Connect virtual platform including options for custom text, logo, video, and resources downloadable to attendees.
  • Option to break out into private chats within the virtual booth.
  • Option for attendee to schedule meetings via appointment.
  • Instant messaging feature within the ICMA Connect virtual platform.
  • Access to all ICMA Connect programming for registered attendees.

Additional Exposure:

  • Option to participate in the Rapid Fire Exhibitor Talks which allows for a short presentation to highlight your organization on the main stage and help drive traffic to your virtual exhibit booth.
  • Featured on the ICMA Connect page on the ICMA website.
  • Featured in ICMA eblasts related to ICMA Connect.

Additional Opportunities

General Sponsorship: $895

In addition to your exhibit package, there are more opportunities to promote your company to not only ICMA Connect attendees, but all ICMA members and visitors to the website. Please note, sponsorship includes the options below and is a separate opportunity from the exhibitor packages. You are welcome to take advantage of both.

Sponsorship offers the following opportunities:

  • One (1) representative registrations for ICMA Connect.
  • Logo acknowledgment and link to company website through the following:
    – Sponsor page within the ICMA Connect virtual platform
    – ICMA website
    – Eblasts related to ICMA Connect
    InBrief newsletter
    Inside ICMA newsletter
    Card Manufacturing Magazine
  • Recognition by event chair during ICMA Connect programming and on slide show during session breaks.

Sponsors Tab

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  • Affiliate Members
  • Associate
  • Consulting
  • Issuers
  • Personalizer
  • Principal
  • Sales/Mfr Rep
 
A to A Studio Solutions, Ltd.
ABCorp
Advanced Card Systems & Solutions, Inc.
AGFA
Ahlstrom
Allcard Limited
Allegheny
Allsafe
Amatech
Anomatic
ANY
Apollo
ARCHWAY
ARE CON
Argo Card
Arroweye Solutions
ART-Line
Asia Pacific Smart Card Association
Atlantic Zeiser
Austria Card
Banknote Corporation of America
Barnes International Limited
BG Ingenierie
Bilcare Research
BioSmart
Boyuan New Materials Co., Ltd
Bristol ID Technologies
Bundesdruckerei GmbH
Burgopak
Burkle North America
Buskro Ltd.
C.T. Lay Pre-Striped Overlay
Canadian Bank Note Company, Ltd.
Capital One
Card Testing International
Cardel
CARDSource
Caxton Mark, Inc.
Checkpoint Card Technology LLC
Chutian Dragon Smart Card Co., Ltd
COCASO
Colourfast Secure Card Technology
ComCard
CompoSecure, LLC
Converlogic
Cosgrove Associates
Covestro
CPI Card Group
CPPC Public Company Limited
CPS Cards
Creative Plastic Cards
Credit One Bank
Crown Roll Leaf, Inc.
Custom Plastic Card
Discover Global Network
Dongguan Zhonghongtong SmartCard Co., Ltd
DuPont Teijin Films
Eastcompeace Technology Co., Ltd
Ebtikar
Eclipse Laboratories
Electronic Pay Plus
Entrust
EVRY
Exim
Exponent, Inc.
Federal Card Services, LLC
Fingerprint Cards
Fiserv – Nashville
FiTeq, Inc.
FNMT – RCM
Folienwerk WOLFEN GmbH
Gans Ink & Supply Company, Inc.
Gemalto
Giesecke & Devrient
Giesecke & Devrient Mobile Security GmbH
Goldpac Secur-Card Ltd.
Graph-Tech USA
H.W. Sands Corp.
Hedpes LLC
Hengbao
HID Global
Hotel Technology Next Generation
HP, Inc.
IAI
IBI Armored Services
ICK International Inc
IDEMIA
Impact Innovations Inc.
Information Packaging Corporation
Intelligent Card Production Systems
INX International Ink Co.
IRIS Corporation Berhad
ITW Brand Identity
Johnson Business Machines, Inc.
Jura
Kappus Plastic Company, Inc.
KBA-NotaSys SA
Kern Italia
Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc.
Kurz Group
Linxens Holding SAS
Lucas Color Card
Magicard Ltd
Marketing Card Technology
Maschinenfabrik Lauffer GmbH & Co. KG
Mastercard International Inc.
Mathias Die Company/Qualitek
Matica Technologies
MELZER maschinenbau GmbH
MK Smart Joint Stock Company
Mühlbauer Inc
NACCU
NewBold Corporation
NEXT Biometrics
Oasys Technologies Limited
OpSec Security, Inc.
Otto Kuennecke GmbH
Perfect Plastic Printing Corp.
PGP Group
Pittsburgh Embossing Services
Placard Pty, Ltd.
Plastek Cards, Inc.
Plasticard-Locktech International
Police & Sheriffs, Press
PPG Industries, Inc.
Printcolor Screen Ltd
Protec Secure Card DBA PSC
Q-Card Company
Qartis S.A.
Rowland Technologies
RSID
Ruhlamat GmbH
Secumind
Secure Technology Alliance
SecureID Ltd.
SICPA Securink Corp
Siepmann’s Card Systems Private Limited
SIS Software and Services Ltd.
Smart Industries Limited
Smartflex Technology
SPS
Sun Chemical
Superior Tape & Label
Sylvester Products
Taiwan Name Plate Co., Ltd.
Team NiSCA (Kanematsu USA)
Thomas Greg & Sons De Colombia, S.A.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Transcendia
Travel Tags, Inc.
TSYS
Ubivelox
Valid USA
VariusCard
VFP Ink Technologies
Visa International
VTT GmbH
Wiman Corporation
Wuhan Tianyu Information Industry Co., Ltd.
X-Core Holdings, LLC
 

Speakers

Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist, The Economic Outlook Group LLC

Keynote Presentation: The Global Economic Outlook

Art Stewart, Vice President of Sales, Americas, IDEX Biometrics

Biometric Smart Card Status – Pieces in Place for Market Introduction

Barry Mosteller, Director of Technical Engineering, CPI Card Group

Marketing the Green Movement

Kelsey Tweedly, CMA Brand Experience Manager

Lead Generation Strategies for our Digital World: How to Reach Your Customers Online

Agenda

All times shown are in Eastern (New York) time. Click here to see your time zone.

Details regarding each session topic and speakers will be added over the next few weeks. Check back for updates. Interested in presenting to a global audience? Email Jenn Kohlhepp your topic submission.

Wednesday
2020-11-04
Thursday
2020-11-05
06:00
Welcome/Opening Remarks
06:15
Quantum Computing’s Impact on the Card Industry

Presented by Jörg Fischer, Innovations, Bundesdruckerei GmbH

07:00
The Greening of the Card Industry: A Technical Perspective

Presented by Luca Castellani, International Area Manager, Liveo Research

07:45
Break

Grab a coffee, make a call, take a stretch break

08:00
Sustainability Trends in the Global Payment Card Market

Presented by Ashwini Pandey, Director, Product Management (Global Lead, Sustainable Segment) G+D Mobile Security

08:45
Exhibition Grand Opening
Keynote Presentation: The Global Economic Outlook image
10:30
Keynote Presentation: The Global Economic Outlook

By Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group LLC

The Global Economic Outlook

  • How are the major economies and emerging countries coping with Covid-19?
  • Which economies will be the leaders and laggards in 2021 and 2022?
  • How will the outcome of the US presidential election impact growth and trade policy?
  • What other high-probability threats to the economy should you monitor?
11:30
2020 Elan Awards of Excellence Presentation
12:00
Exhibitor Rapid Fire Talks
12:30
Break

Grab a coffee, make a call, take a stretch break

12:45
Dedicated Exhibit Visits
Biometric Smart Card Status – Pieces in Place for Market Introduction image
13:30
Biometric Smart Card Status – Pieces in Place for Market Introduction

Presented by Art Stewart, Vice President of Sales, Americas, IDEX Biometrics

14:15
General Session
15:15
Premier Exhibitor Interviews – Barnes International, Superior Tape & Label

15:30
Optional Roundtable Discussions on Current Card Industry Topics

Roundtable Topics:

  • How Has the Card Industry Changed as a Result of the COVID-19 Era and What Changes Will Remain Moving Forward?
  • The Trend Toward Contactless in America and What the Rest of the World Can Teach the U.S.
15:30
Exhibits Open
Marketing the Green Movement image
16:30
Marketing the Green Movement

Presented by Barry Mosteller, Director of Technical Engineering, CPI Card Group

17:15
Networking Happy Hour
06:00
Welcome/General Session

Opening welcome remarks/General Session

06:45
General Session
07:30
Break

Grab a coffee, make a call, take a stretch break

07:45
General Session
08:30
Exhibition Opening
09:30
Optional Roundtable Discussions on Current Card Industry Topics

Roundtable Topics:

  • How Has the Card Industry Changed as a Result of the COVID-19 Era and What Changes Will Remain Moving Forward?
  • The Greening of the Card Industry: How Viable Is It?
10:00
Break

Grab a coffee, make a call, take a stretch break

10:15
Panel Discussion: The Future of the Card Industry: What Will Transpire Over the Next 5-10 Years?
11:15
Premier Exhibitor Interviews – SICPA

11:30
What Has Happened to Transaction Trends as a Result of the Pandemic and How Changes Will Affect the Card Market

Presented by Alberto Hernandez, chief global services and solutions officer, Valid

12:15
Dedicated Exhibit Visits
12:45
Networking/Happy Hour for Europe/MEA Attendees
13:15
Evolution of the Modern Card

Presented by Denise Stewart, Senior Product Manager, and Sarah Uwimana, Product Marketing Manager, Entrust Datacard

From bartering to cash to checks, the history of payment methods is fascinating. Taking a look at how credit and debit cards have transformed since the turn of the century, it’s obvious that the card industry has a critical need to stay on the front edge of consumer trends. The design of issued cards is the most tangible brand experience provided to cardholders.

 

Change is happening and flat cards are leading the shift. With no embossing, the flat card’s available space can accommodate more creative layout options, while still adhering to the complexities of industry regulations and ensuring the security and durability of the cards. The flexibility flat card personalization offers helps card issuers differentiate their brands and card programs, opening a world of opportunity. Getting the most from flat card designs begins with understanding the options and how to handle the complexity of this shift. UV-curable technologies are at the forefront of supporting the move to flat. Join us as we dig into the personalization and design possibilities using UV-cured ink and ribbon solutions. You will learn how these technologies support cards that stand-out including:

  • Orientation: Horizontal and Vertical
  • Personalization Location: Front and/or Back
  • Fonts: Type and Size Not Standardized
  • Colors: Wide Variety
  • Durability: Long-Lasting Flat Printing
  • Metal Cards/Eco Friendly Cards: Flat Printing Allows for New Substrates
  • Ability to Brand and Create Design Trends: No Standards
14:00
General Session
14:45
Dedicated Exhibit Visits
Lead Generation Strategies for our Digital World: How to Reach Your Customers Online image
15:15
Lead Generation Strategies for our Digital World: How to Reach Your Customers Online

The lifeblood of any business is its ability to turn qualified leads into customers and with companies adapting to a completely digital environment, an integrated online solution is at the forefront of your brand’s success.

 

Join CMA’s team of marketing experts as we break down the benefits of a lead generating website, learn what the top digital marketing channels are, such as SEO, pay-per-click and remarketing campaigns as well as tips on how your business can leverage these solutions to gain qualified leads.

 

Moderator:

  • Kelsey Tweedly, Brand Experience Manager

Panelists:

  • Dan Beldowicz, Director of Business Development
  • Justin Gaynor, Director of Web and Mobile App Development
  • Omair Siddiqui, Digital Strategy Specialist
16:00
Closing Remarks
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Registration Rates

The following are the ICMA Connect individual registration fees:

ADVANCE RATE
(Valid through October 21)
GENERAL
ICMA Member $395 $445
Non-Member $695 $745

ICMA group registration fees:

Discounted group registrations fees are listed below. To qualify for these rates your company must be a member of ICMA. In order to register at the group registration rates, complete the Group Registration Form.

Number of people attending
from your company
ADVANCE RATE
(Per-person, valid through October 21)
GENERAL
(Per-person)
5-9 people $350 $400
10+ people* $250 $300

*For 10 or more people from your company, contact ICMA Headquarters.

ICMA Registration Policies

Payment Policy:

Registration will not be final and access to the event will not be provided until full payment is received. Please contact ICMA headquarters at info@icma.com with any registration questions.

Substitutions:

If you are unable to attend, there is no additional fee for making a registration substitution. All substitutions requests must be sent in writing to info@icma.com.

Cancellation Policy:

To cancel your registration and receive a refund, a written request must be received by October 21, 2020. Please send your request to info@icma.com. Cancellation requests received by this date will receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. Refunds will be processed after the event has concluded. All requests received after October 21 will forfeit 100% of monies paid.

Please read the full ICMA Connect registration terms, conditions and code of conduct.

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