2021 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!

Personalization & Fulfillment Product, Service or Project

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Winner: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co., Ltd. for the China Everbright Bank Traditional Chinese Medicine Diamond Credit Card Gift Set for China Everbright Bank

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Finalist: Placard Pty Ltd for their Virgin Money Package for Virgin Money Australia

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Finalist: Burgopak for the Knab Package for Knab

Loyalty, Promotional and Gift Cards

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Winner: PLI Card Marketing Solutions for the Hollister Club Cali Gold Gift Card for Abercrombie & Fitch

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Finalist: Valid (USA) for the Target Flying Ghosts Card for Stored Value Solutions – SVS

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Finalist: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co., Ltd. for the Starbucks Summer Momo Tea Gift Card for Starbucks

ID and Access Control Cards

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Winner: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited for the Permanent Resident Card of Canada for the Government of Canada – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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Finalist:  Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited for the Northwest Territories Driver’s License for the Government of Northwest Territories

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Finalist: IDEMIA for the Utah Driver’s License/Identification Card for the Utah Department of Public Safety

Unique Innovation

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Winner: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co., Ltd. for the China CITIC Bank Huawei Card (ceramic version) for China CITIC Bank Credit Card Center

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Finalist: Goldpac Limited for the Guangdong Embroidery Cards for Bank of Guangzhou

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Finalist:  CompoSecure L.L.C. for the Arculus Key Card for Arculus Holdings L.L.C.

Secure Payment Card

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Winner: : Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co., Ltd. for the Huaxia Bank Beauty Prime Years Platinum Card for Huaxia Bank

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Finalist: IDEMIA for the FlexAccount Card, green and inclusive for a better society, for Nationwide

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Finalist: Valid USA for The Mandalorian Visa Dual Interface Card for Chase Card Services

Feature: Metal Cards

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Winner: : ICK International Inc. for the Crypterium Visa Card for UAB Walletto

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Finalist: Wuhan Tianyu Information Industry Co., LTD for the Shining Star Shows Peace and Tranquility for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

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Finalist: CompoSecure L.L.C. for the YAP Mastercard for YAP/IDEMIA

Feature: Environmentally Friendly Cards

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Winner: Goldpac Limited for the 21 SR Kit Love Coffee Paper Card for Starbucks

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Winner: CPI Card Group for the US Bank Turtle ROBP Ocean Bound Material Card for US Bank

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Winner: CompoSecure L.L.C. for the Postbank Mastercard Universe Metal Card for Postbank/IDEMIA

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Winner:  Giesecke+Devrient GmbH for the Convego® Natural Payment PLA Card for HypoVereinsbank

Best Supplier/Vendor New Product, Service or Innovation

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Winner: SPICA S.r.l. (formerly Liveo Research Srl) for their ISO ID1 Card with Antimicrobial Overlay Protection

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Finalist: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co., Ltd. for their Intellectual-Property Resource Services

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Finalist: D&K Group for their Endura Overlams

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