2017 Élan Award Winners

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Every year, the prestigious ICMA Élan Awards cast a spotlight on the best of the best in the global card industry, honoring world-class achievements in both card design and technological innovation. Widely acknowledged as the most renowned platform for card excellence, the coveted Élan Awards distinguish ICMA manufacturer, supplier and personalization/ fulfillment members before peers and customers as industry leaders. The Élan Awards celebrate ICMA members’ commitment to the design quality and technical advances that drive the future of the global card industry, which is ultimately the true winner in this acclaimed program.

Congratulations to our Manufacturing Excellence Award Winners!

Loyalty, Promotional and Gift Cards

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Winner: Goldpac Limited for the Global Credit Card for the Bank of Communications

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Finalist: Pure Continental Ltd for the Nike Metal Gift Card for Nike, Inc.

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Finalist: Goldpac Limited for the Yunjin My Starbucks Rewards Card for Starbucks

ID and Access Control Cards

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Winner: Gemalto AG for the Maryland Driver License and Identification Card for Maryland DMV

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Finalist: Variuscard GmbH for the Congo School Identity Photo Card for Ministry of Education Congo

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Finalist: ABCorp for the Bahamas Driver’s License for DataTorque

Unique Innovation

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Winner: Goldpac Limited for the Goddess of Wood Grain Card for the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

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Finalist: CompoSecure LLC along with personalization partner Goldpac Limited for the China Industrial Bank “Cang Ka” Metal Card for Goldpac/China Industrial Bank

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Finalist: CompoSecure LLC for the American Express Platinum with Dual Interface Technology for American Express

Best Secure Payment Card, final manufacturing category

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Winner: Goldpac Limited for the Global Credit Card for the Bank of Communications

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Finalist: CompoSecure LLC for the Chase Sapphire Reserve for JPMorgan Chase

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Finalist: CompoSecure LLC with personalization partner Goldpac Limited for the Hua Xia Elite – Priority Platinum Credit Card for Goldpac/Hua Xia Bank

The People’s Choice Award, based on the ballots as cast by ICMA EXPO delegates

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Winner: Variuscard GmbH for the Congo School Identity Photo Card for Ministry of Education Congo

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Finalist: Goldpac Limited for the Yunjin My Starbucks Rewards Card for Starbucks

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Finalist: CompoSecure LLC for the Starbucks for Life Card for Starbucks

Best Personalization & Fulfillment (P&F) Product, Service or Project

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Winner: Goldpac Limited for the Holiday Special Edition My Starbucks Rewards Card for Starbucks

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Finalist: Plasticard-Locktech International for the Starbucks Mother’s Day Holiday Bundle for Starbucks

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Finalist: Placard Pty Ltd for the Platinum Global Wallet Welcome Pack for Velocity Frequent Flyer, loyalty program of Virgin Australia

Best Supplier/Vendor New Product, Service or Innovation

Winner: H.W. Sands Corp. for the H.W. Sands Colorshift Inks

Finalist: Matica Technologies for the Instant Issuance Bankcards at 600 DPI for Problem Solved, Inc.

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