2022 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!

Best Supplier/Vendor New Product, Service or Innovation

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Winner: Linxens for the Dynamic Security Code for Ellipse

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Winner: SPS for the EVC All-In-One by Ellipse, SPS and ABCorp.

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Finalist: Linxens for the Jet-Black EMV Module for Ellipse

Best Personalization & Fulfillment Product, Service or Project

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Winner: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co. Ltd. for China CITIC Bank’s American Express Game for Peace Irregular Card

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Finalist: Placard Pty Ltd for CommBank Neo for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Finalist: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co. Ltd. for the ICBC Customized Card (Adorable Baby) for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Manufacturing Excellence Awards – Loyalty, Promotional and Gift Cards

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Winner: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co. Ltd. for the Starbucks Brand History Card

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Finalist: Goldpac Limited for the 22TM SVC SEASON MARBLE for Starbucks (China) Company Limited

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Finalist: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co. Ltd. for the Starbucks Cherry Blossom Gift Card

Manufacturing Excellence Awards – ID and Access Control Cards

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Winner: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited for the New York State Enhanced Identification Card for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

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Finalist: Thales for the Colorado Driver License for the Colorado Department of Revenue

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Finalist: Hengbao Co. Ltd. for the Wuyi Pass for the Jiangmen Wuyitong Smart Card Co. Ltd

Unique Innovation

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Winner: Goldpac Limited for the Bank of Guiyang Shuang Ying Men VIP Diamond Debit Card – Private Banking Card

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Finalist: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co. Ltd. for the Bank of Communications American Express National Charm Credit Card (Water Goddess Edition)

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Finalist: IDEMIA for the Touch Card for Mastercard

Best Secure Payment Card

Winner: Hengbao Co. Ltd. for the China Construction Bank Moon and Stars Platinum Card in the Sunlight Series

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Finalist: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co. Ltd. for the ICBC Kirin Debit Card

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Finalist: CompoSecure LLC for the AMEX Platinum Art Card Kehinde Wiley

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Finalist: Hengbao Co. Ltd. for the China Minsheng Bank Tianjin-Hebei Integrated Interconnection Private Bank Debit Card

Unique Innovation Prototype

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Winner: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co. Ltd. for the Special-Shaped Chip Card

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Finalist: Giesecke+Devrient (China) Technologies Co. Ltd. for the Built-In Holographic Dynamic Nano-Texture Card

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Finalist: CompoSecure LLC for the PointCard Atlas

Feature Card Sub-Categories – Metal

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Winner: Thales for the Viseca Visa Platinum Metal Card

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Finalist: CPI Card Group for Latitude for Rize

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Finalist: CompoSecure LLC for Sapphire Preferred for Chase

Feature Card Sub-Categories – Environmentally Friendly

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Winner: CompoSecure LLC for Truist Wealth

Finalist: Goldpac Limited for the 22 SR KIT LAMY GREEN & 22 SR KIT LAMY BLACK for Starbucks (China) Company Limited

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Finalist: Goldpac Limited for the Bank of Shanghai Low Carbon Living Card

Feature Card Sub-Categories – Biometric

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Winner: IDEMIA for Rocker Touch

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