Thank you for attending ICMA Connect on November 4-5!

This was a great opportunity for the card industry to reconvene and reconnect for live education and networking. On November 4-5, 2020:

  • Started the two days at 6:00-7:00 am ET to give our European/MEA members dedicated sessions covering regional trends.
  • A virtual “main stage” that featured a variety of speakers and panels on current card industry topics. Many attendees posted questions, responded to polls, and took part in chat live during the sessions.
  • A tradeshow where manufacturers and personalizers viewed exhibitor products, videos and connected through live conversations with booth staff. Attendees also made one-on-one appointments with the exhibitors.
  • Interactive Roundtable sessions – attendees collaborated and got perspectives from other industry representatives on hot topics for today’s environment.
  • The winners of the 2020 Élan Awards of Excellence were announced live on the main stage.

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

  • All
  • 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
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
Dai Nippon
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
Liveo Research
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
 

Premier Exhibitors

General Exhibitors

Sponsor

Speakers

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

Keynote Presentation: The Global Economic Outlook

Luca Castellani, International Area Manager, Liveo Research

Microorganisms on the Card’s Surface: How to Protect Ourselves

Mauro Constantini, Product Manager, IXLA

Card Graphics Personalization with Laser and Color: Technology Inside and Updates

Edith Dangeard, Senior Manager Business Development, IDentification Technologies, HID Global

The Future of the Card Industry: What Will Transpire Over the Next 5-10 Years?

David Finn, CTO, Federal Card Services

The Future of the Card Industry: What Will Transpire Over the Next 5-10 Years?

Ferdinando Filippone, Business Development, IXLA

Card Graphics Personalization with Laser and Color: Technology Inside and Updates

Jörg Fischer, Innovations, Bundesdruckerei GmbH

Quantum Computing’s Impact on the Card Industry

Alberto Hernandez, SVP Sales and Marketing – Payment & Telecom, VALID USA

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

Jack Jania, VP Product Management and Innovations, CPI Card Group

The Future of the Card Industry: What Will Transpire Over the Next 5-10 Years?

Barry Mosteller, Director of Technical Engineering, CPI Card Group

Marketing the Green Movement

Cesare Paciello, VP Events and Mobility Solutions, HID Global

Smart Credentials Evolution for Public Transport

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

Sustainability Trends in the Global Payment Card Market

André Patenge, Manager of Software Engineering, Mühlbauer GmbH & Co. KG

Latest Advances in Factory Automation

Art Stewart, Head of Global Sales and Marketing, IDEX Biometrics

Biometric Smart Card: Market Activation Now!

Denise Stewart, Senior Product Manager, Entrust

Evolution of the Modern Card: Flexibility and Complexity of Flat Cards

David Tushie, Standards and Technical Representative, ICMA

EcoLabel Sets Standard for Environmentally Intelligent Cards

Kelsey Tweedly, CMA Brand Experience Manager

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

Sarah Uwimana, Product Marketing Manager, Entrust

Evolution of the Modern Card: Flexibility and Complexity of Flat Cards

Timothy Wright, VP, Business Development, Advanced Offers, IDEMIA

Card Innovation Trends

Keith Yeates, CEO, Bristol ID Technologies

The Future of the Card Industry: What Will Transpire Over the Next 5-10 Years?

Agenda

All times shown are in Eastern (New York) time.

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

Presented by Jörg Fischer, Innovations, Bundesdruckerei GmbH

 

Quantum computing offers great promise to science and society, but has a potential impact on security. Since quantum computers could break common cryptography, it has a strong influence on ID cards, banking cards, passports and communication systems.

This presentation gives a high-level introduction to quantum computing, explains the “super power” of subatomic particles, shows standardization activities of quantum computer-safe algorithms and illustrates new concepts in the field of cryptography and identity management.

Microorganisms on the Card’s Surface: How to Protect Ourselves image
07:00
Microorganisms on the Card’s Surface: How to Protect Ourselves

Presented by Luca Castellani, International Area Manager, Liveo Research

07:45
Break

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

Sustainability Trends in the Global Payment Card Market image
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

 

This presentation will review global trends in the payment card industry, the eco journey of payment cards as well as plastic infographics.

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

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

 

  • 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
11:45
Dedicated Exhibit Visits
11:45
Break

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

Biometric Smart Card: Market Activation Now! image
13:00
Biometric Smart Card: Market Activation Now!

Presented by Art Stewart, Head of Global Sales and Marketing, IDEX Biometrics

 

Biometric payment cards have progressed through an extensive evolution from complex, bulky and expensive formats to ISO-compliant, cost-efficient and scheme-certified contactless products. In synch with the upswing in contactless usage and raised contactless credit limits, delivering a safe, touchless and secure experience is critical for payment transactions within our new reality. We now have the right technology, standards in place, an efficient supply chain and clear signs of market activation happening worldwide. The emergence into the marketplace of this much needed innovation for payment cards is chronicled in this presentation.

13:45
Exhibitor Rapid Fire Talks
14:00
Dedicated Exhibit Visits
Marketing the Green Movement in the Card Industry image
14:45
Marketing the Green Movement in the Card Industry

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

 

This presentation will:

  1. Define “Green Marketing”
  2. Quickly look at the lingo
  3. Review why companies should get involved with “Green Marketing”
  4. Discuss the challenges
  5. Focus on how to market “green” in the card industry (or in any market)
15:30
Premier Exhibitor Interviews – Barnes International, Superior Tape & Label

EcoLabel Sets Standard for Environmentally Intelligent Cards image
15:40
EcoLabel Sets Standard for Environmentally Intelligent Cards

Presented by David Tushie, Standards and Technical Representative, ICMA 

 

ICMA has developed an industry standard, EcoLabel, that provides a framework for assessing the environmental impact of sustainable materials and processes in card manufacturing. David Tushie, ICMA Standards and Technical Representative, will provide an overview of how this standard can be used by card manufacturers to assess that environmental impact.

16:00
Attendee Networking: Card Talk
Latest Advances in Factory Automation image
07:00
Latest Advances in Factory Automation

Presented by André Patenge, Manager of Software Engineering, Mühlbauer GmbH & Co. KG

Card Graphics Personalization with Laser and Color: Technology Inside and Updates image
07:45
Card Graphics Personalization with Laser and Color: Technology Inside and Updates

Presented by Ferdinando Filippone, Business Development and Mauro Constantini, Product Manager, IXLA LLC

Smart Credentials Evolution for Public Transport image
08:30
Smart Credentials Evolution for Public Transport

Presented by Cesare Paciello, VP Events and Mobility Solutions, HID Global

 

The expectations of  consumers as well as transport providers on  security and reliability of ticketing and verification are ever increasing. New form factors and smart RFID chip operating systems enhance the user experience in mobility scenarios. This session provides an overview on the major operating systems and form factors for this global market now and in future.

09:00
Dedicated Exhibit Visits
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?
Panel Discussion: The Future of the Card Industry: What Will Transpire Over the Next 5-10 Years? image
10:30
Panel Discussion: The Future of the Card Industry: What Will Transpire Over the Next 5-10 Years?

Moderator: Keith Yeates, CEO, Bristol ID Technologies

 

Panelists:

  • Jack Jania, VP of Product Management and Innovation for Secure Cards, CPI Card Group
  • Edith Dangeard, Senior Manager Business Development, IDentification Technologies, HID Global
  • David Finn, Chief Technology Officer, HIT Worldwide
11:30
Premier Exhibitor Interviews – SICPA and Burkle North America

   

Evolution of the Modern Card image
11:45
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
12:30
Dedicated Exhibit Visits
13:00
Networking/Happy Hour for Europe/MEA Attendees
What Has Happened to Transaction Trends as a Result of the Pandemic and How Changes Will Affect the Card Market image
13:30
What Has Happened to Transaction Trends as a Result of the Pandemic and How Changes Will Affect the Card Market

Presented by Alberto Hernandez, SVP Sales and Marketing – Payment & Telecom, VALID USA

 

As a result of the pandemic, we have seen payment providers look to migrate their portfolios to become more contactless—in general, end-users have increasingly requested a contactless card option. Beyond the rise of contactless cards, e-commerce transactions are spiking. When ordering online you still need a card to make a transaction, because of this we haven’t seen banking card production reduce at all, if anything, it has increased a bit. Transactions have also become mobile during the pandemic, as consumers look to make purchases with their phones. Fintech software that allows you to make these mobile transactions is growing, however, these software companies are also looking to produce physical cards—as we have seen with Venmo and Apple.

Moving forward from the pandemic, it is likely that the retail transactions market is going to continue to see large negative impacts. Consider, brick-and-mortar stores have shut their doors as they become no longer financially viable. This will impact financial institutions that go-to-market with these retailers, such as those that partner to offer loyalty customer cards, seeing a reduction in the demand for retail-specific card manufacturing. Secondly, the demand for gift cards is going to continue to decrease. This will occur as many brick-and-mortar stores no longer look to mass-produce physical store gift cards. While the digital gift card portfolio is growing, we likely won’t see in-store cards make a comeback until 2022.

Card Innovation Trends image
14:15
Card Innovation Trends

Presented by Timothy Wright, Vice President, Metal and Advanced Card Bodies, IDEMIA 

 

Looking at some of the areas of innovation that are trending both globally and regionally. Trends including Eco-Friendly, mobility, health and safety, etc.

15:00
Dedicated Exhibit Visits
Lead Generation Strategies for our Digital World: How to Reach Your Customers Online image
15:30
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:

  • Ken Hitchner, Director of Content Strategy, CMA
  • 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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