2019 Élan Award Winners


Prestige. Distinction. Acclaim.

The Élan Awards have their rewards … Do your cards deserve recognition?

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


Winner: PLI Card Marketing Solutions for the Holiday Surprise card manufactured for Starbucks


Finalist: Placard Pty. Ltd. for the Miele for Life card manufactured for Miele Australia Pty. Ltd./Miele Australia Pty. Ltd.


Finalist: Placard Pty. Ltd. for the Hoyts LUX gift card manufactured for Hoyts Corp. Pty. Ltd.

ID and Access Control Cards


Winner: Canadian Bank Note Co. Ltd. for the Alberta Identification Card manufactured for the Government of Alberta


Finalist: Chutian Dragon Co., Ltd for the Qinghai Wildlife Memorial Card for Bus manufactured for Xining Smart Card Co. Ltd.


Finalist: Bristol ID Technologies for the Mike Orton World Fitness and Sports Club Card manufactured for Bristol ID Technologies

Unique Innovation


Winner: CompoSecure LLC for the Banka Creditas Full Metal Card manufactured for Idemia/Banka Creditas


Finalist: ICK International Inc. for the Zerocard Carbon card manufactured for WebBank/Zero Financial


Finalist: Goldpac Ltd. for the CMBC Chinoiserie Credit Card-Bead Side manufactured for China Minsheng Bank

Best Secure Payment Card, final manufacturing category


Winner: CompoSecure LLC for the American Express Rose Gold Metal Veneer Dual-Interface Card manufactured for American Express


Finalist: CPI Card Group for the Pinnacle World Elite Encased Tungsten Card manufactured for Pinnacle Bank/Corserv Solutions Inc.


Finalist: Goldpac Ltd. for the BOC Hong Kong Airlines Visa Card manufactured for BOC Credit Card (International) Ltd.

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


Winner: Wuhan Tianyu Information Industry Co. Ltd. for the 12 Chinese Zodiacs (Sheep / Monkey / Rooster) Card Set manufactured for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)


Finalist: Giesecke & Devrient (China) Information Technologies Co. Ltd. for the National Treasure Series–Standard Platinum Credit Card manufactured for China Minsheng Bank


Finalist: Biosmart Corp. for the UOB Visa Infinite Metal Card manufactured for United Overseas Bank

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


Winner: Burgopak for the MCO Visa Metal by Crypto.com manufactured for Crypto.com


Finalist: Goldpac Ltd. for the 2018 Gold Foil Special Edition MSR Card Set manufactured for Starbucks (China) Co. Ltd.


Finalist: Goldpac Ltd. for the 2018 XMAS Die Cut SR Kit Set manufactured for Starbucks (China) Co. Ltd.