Save the Date!

8-9 October 2015
Hilton Munich City
Munich, Germany

The ICMA EuroForum returns to Munich in October providing a card manufacturing and personalization agenda that speaks to the industry within the region.

Interested in Speaking?

Do you have a topic or expertise you would like to share with the membership? ICMA is accepting speaking proposals for its Regional Events. We will be featuring dynamic presentations at the EuroForum and North American Workshop dedicated to the issues facing regional card manufacturers, as well as personalization and fulfillment members. Email ICMA communications manager Anna Lopez if you would like to be considered. See the recap below to view topics from last year's EuroForum.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Included in the Regional Events are table top diplays to showcase your latest products.Each table top exhibitor gets a 3-5 minute Product Showcase presentation to all attendees mixed in with the agenda. Exhibitors who have a contract for the 2016 EXPO receive a discounted rate. Contact Diane Webster-Sweeney for more information.

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2015 EuroForum
9-10 October, 2014

On the Agenda | Table Top Displays

Driving the Card Manufacturing Industry Forward

The EuroForum provided a unique regional focus for the European card manufacturing industry:

  • Regional knowledge solutions and innovation trends
  • Powerful networking and idea exchange opportunities
  • Table top displays
  • Product Showcase
  • Roundtable discussions
  • ACE certification training and examinations

The EuroForum offers the chance to exchange ideas and learn from leading experts about regional strategies and solutions while also informing you on specific industry opportunities and trends. Card manufacturers, personalisers, suppliers, issuers and other card industry professionals the opportunity to engage in abundant networking and educational opportunities that supply you with the best tools to overcome obstacles and challenges, while increasing your bottom line and return on investment. 

Designed for technical and card production staff, as well as executives and business owners, the day and a half meeting, chaired by Thies Janczek of COCASO, focused on actual production issues, trends and topics. Thies and the ICMA management team have worked diligently to build a leading-edge agenda. Based on your feedback, the agenda offered attendees the opportunity to connect with new ideas and enhance their capabilities, expertise and peer networking through professional dialogue and knowledge exchange. 

On the Agenda

Global and European Card and Personalisation and Fulfilment Market Trends and Futuring
Al Vrancart, ICMA Founder Emeritus and Industry Advisor
Why HCE Can Change Everything for Secure and Non-Secure Card Manufacturers
David Tushie, ICMA Standards and Technical Representative

Topics for Discussion:
• What are the key success factors to assure quality assurance in the personalisation and fulfilment of cards?
• How can you adapt your business to contend with “game changing” disruptive technologies?
• What do performance metrics really tell you? How can you use them more effectively?

Dual Interface Technology Updates
Bernhard Wernberger, ARE CON GmbH & Co. KG
Quality Control in Personalisation Bureaus
Brian Summerhayes, Barnes International Limited
New Approach for Fast Measurement of Frequency and Q-Shape
Klaus Finkenzeller, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
Enhanced Security in Cards
Philip Berrie, ITW Security and Brand Identity
Perspective and Added Value of a Label Manufacturer—Mobile Payment and PIN Protection
Kai Schnapauff, Schreiner PrinTrust; Richard Stooss, Schreiner PrinTrust
Vision/Outlook for Future National eID Documents—How We See the Trend for eID Solutions
Axel Vonderhagen, AIXecutive
Mobile Wallet: The Eco-System and Technical Characteristics of an HCE/Cloud Payment Based Solution
Dietmar Maierhöfer, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
Jacos 2.0—Developing an EMV Chip Operating System
Dirk Krähl, Swiss Post Solutions GmbH
New Technologies in Lamination
Uwe Postelmann, Lauffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
How a Complete Solution of Products from One Source can Benefit Plastic Card Manufacturers
John Schneiderhan, DIC International USA, Inc.; Robin McMillan, Sun Chemical Corporation

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Thank you to our table top exhibitors
Among the highlights of the EuroForum are table top displays, where suppliers display their product literature, materials and other information. These table top displays provide supplier members with more opportunities to be in front of card manufacturer members, allowing the production/operations personnel who typically attend the EuroForum to meet their suppliers. 

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