ICMA 2015 25th Anniversary EXPO

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2015 EXPO. See below for details of the event if you missed it.

 


25 YEARS OF DISTINCTION
The ICMA EXPO provides the only card-focused industry event offering manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and issuers a unique venue for education, networking, and exchanging ideas among your peers. For 25 years the ICMA EXPO has been the meeting place for industry professionals to discuss changing technologies, developments, products, and more. Card manufacturing industry professionals from around the world join ICMA year-after-year to continue their professional development, grow their networks, and strategize with colleagues on emerging business topics.


2015 Keynote Speaker

Jack Uldrich, Global Futurist
Foresight 20/20: Ten Trends Transforming Tomorrow

No one can predict the future; but Jack Uldrich can help you prepare for it.

Jack is a leading global futurist, speaker, and author of eleven books, including a number of awards and winning best sellers. As a recognized global futurist, he is a frequent speaker on technology, change management and leadership. He regularly makes television appearances on the Science Channel’s “FutureScape” program and the Discovery Channel show “Inside Out,” and is a frequent guest on major media outlets, including CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio. Jack is also an ongoing contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired Magazine and BusinessWeek. Jack is a former naval intelligence officer and Defense Department official. He previously served as the director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning.

Through his talks Jack helps organizations gain the critical foresight they need to create a successful future. His work is based on the transformational principles of unlearning – or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions – as a strategy to survive and thrive in an era of unparalleled change. Jack argues that creativity and action are more powerful and versatile than knowledge. He joined ICMA to share his energy, anecdotes, and thoughtful business and personal advice to educate, entertain, and inspire you.

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EXPO Presenters

ICMA members can access the presentations by logging into My ICMA/Log In above and going to the Presentation Archives.

Keynote
Foresight 20/20: Ten Trends Transforming Tomorrow
Jack Uldrich, Global Futurist

Through his talks, Jack helps organizations gain the critical foresight they need to create a successful future. His work is based on the transformational principles of unlearning – or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions – as a strategy to survive and thrive in an era of unparalleled change. Jack argues that creativity and action are more powerful and versatile than knowledge. He’s here to share his energy, anecdotes, and thoughtful business and personal advice to educate, entertain, and inspire you.

General Session Presentation
Global Card Market Trends & Forecasts: The Next 5 Years?

Al Vrancart, ICMA Founder Emeritus and Industry Advisor

Al Vrancart is expanding on his Market Statistics session this year. In addition to an overview of the 2014 Global and Regional Cards Manufactured and Personalization & Fulfillment analysis and trends, this year’s presentation will also include a 5 year overview and forecast for 2014 to 2018. 

Pop Up Learning Session
Personalization Performance Metrics
Barry Mosteller, CPI Card Group
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What You Need-to-Know about Gift/Loyalty Promotion Cards
Karen Brooker, ABnote USA

General Session Presentation
Future Card Products: What’s Coming Next

David Tushie, ICMA Standards & Technical Representative

Several work item proposals for new card capability and functionality are making their way through the Standards organizations. The substance of these initiatives give us a forward looking view of new card products that are coming and the importance global leaders put on their international Standardization.

Pop Up Learning Session
The Impact of Social Media
Anna Lopez, ICMA

General Session Presentation
Back to Basics — The Backbone of Process Control for Card Manufacturers

Barry Mosteller, CPI Card Group

A detailed overview of process control for card manufacturers which will include a look at procurement, printing, manufacturing, and the research and development process firewall.

Pop Up Learning Session
Access Control—A Dynamic Market
Eitan Avni, SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GROUP

General Session Presentation
Motivating and Retaining Employees

Keith Yeates, Bristol IDTechnologies

What motivates and drives your employees? This session will cover crucial challenges faced by all managers which revolves around recruiting, retaining and motivating employees cost effectively. Key talent acquisition and subsequent retention is a big challenge for companies and early stage startups given today’s competitive environment. Learn techniques and ideas that will help you keep talented employees.

Roundtables
•    Discuss current and future challenges that will impact the card industry for the next 10 years.
•    How can the card industry prolong the life cycle of plastic cards?
•    Discuss the newest disruptive technologies and what we need to know and pursue.
•    Discuss the trend to contactless and dual interface card technology and the opportunities it presents.
•    How can non-secure card manufacturers adapt to changing vertical markets?
Focus on Personalization & Fulfillment  Focus on Card Manufacturing

Bureau Compliance & Requirements
Larry Brown, Pittsburgh Embossing Services

Learn more about the challenges faced when working through the new PCI certifications for card manufacturing and personalization.

25 Years of Revolution and Evolution in Contactless RFID Card Markets and Technologies
Eitan Avni, SMARTRAC Technology Group

A flashback to the revolution and evolution in contactless RFID card technologies and associated market developments in automated fare collection (AFC), finance, access control, and government ID cards.

Updates in Inline Testing
Brian Summerhayes, Barnes International

A look at the developments and new trends in inline testing and how they may affect your business.

The Evolution of Manufacturing Techniques to Produce Reliable Dual Interface Smartcards
Adam Lowe, CompoSecure 

This presentation will provide a map to the evolution in the manufacturing techniques of dual interface smartcards.

The Leading Edge of Border Security
Tim Klabunde, Entrust Datacard

Learn new ways to ensure end-to-end security in the full ecosystem, including building an infrastructure that combines physical, electronic and digital security features to support the entire identity lifecycle.

Mag-Stripe, Contactless and Bitcoin Standing Side-by-Side in Emerging Markets
Mitch DeYoung, SMARTRAC Technology Group

With the quick adoption of the bitcoin protocol within the payments industry, many would view this as disruptive to the status quo. This session will show that there is space for both traditional mag stripe, contactless and bitcoin to exist side by side. 

General Session Presentation
Transactional Growth & Customer Loyalty through Mobile Application Development

Alan Fontanella, NBS Technologies

This presentation will explore strategies that card issuer and processers alike will adopt that focus on sustained growth in traditional EMV credit card issuance and the role that host card emulation (HCE) will have in influencing mobile wallet credential adoption in parallel.

Pop Up Learning Session
Challenges in Managing Strict Customer Demands
Tony McGee, CPI Card Group

General Session Presentation
ID Documents with On-Card Fingerprint Technology

Joerg Fischer, Bundesdruckerei GmbH

The development of high-security ID systems calls for never-ending technical and economic innovation. Learn more about how on-card fingerprint sensors will make ID documents more secure and more user-friendly.


     

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Exhibitors at the 2015 EXPO

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Thank you to our exhibitors!

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EXPO Sponsors

Thank you to following companies are sponsors of this year’s EXPO. We appreciate their support and encourage everyone to recognize their generous contribution to this event. The valuable support of our sponsors contributes greatly to the success of our events.

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Sponsor of the Shirts
www.kurzusa.com
Sponsor of Lanyards and Wifi
www.visa.com
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Sponsor of Networking Reception
www.vfp-ink.com
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Sponsor of Bags
www.dupontteijinfilms.com
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Sponsor of Customized Notebooks
www.pittsburghembossing.com
Sponsor of Cool-Off Cocktail Station
www.apollocolours.co.uk

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ICMA Élan Awards of Excellence

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ICMA revealed the recipients of the Élan Awards of Excellence at the Élan Dinner on Tuesday, March 31st. Click here to view the Winners and Finalists!

The Élan award is the only award that recognizes card design, personalization and product innovation and technical achievement in the industry. Past recipients include leading card manufacturers from around the globe. We are now accepting entries for this prestigious competition. With the exception of the People’s Choice award, an independent panel of card industry experts recognized one winner and two finalists for each award category.

Submissions are judged on the following criteria for cards: Graphical Design, Printing, Complexity, Technology, Security, Quality, Innovation, Uniqueness, Practicality, and the Judge’s View.

Suppliers are judged on the application of science, knowledge, tools and methods in the development and creation of the new product, equipment or material.

The Personalization & Fulfillment category is judged on their application of science, engineering, knowledge, tools and methods in the development and creation of the new product, service or innovation.

Awards are bestowed upon and issued to winning manufacturers & personalizers and their card customers.

2015 ÉLAN CARD MANUFACTURER CATEGORIES:

  • Secure Payment Cards
  • Loyalty, Promotional, Gift Cards
  • ID and Access Control Cards
  • Unique Innovation

VENDOR CATEGORY:

  • Best Vendor New Product, Equipment or Material

PERSONALIZATION & FULFILLMENT (P&F) CATEGORY:

  • Best P&F New Product, Service or Project

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