ICMA EuroForum 2015


8-9 October, 2015
Hilton Munich City


Driving the Card Manufacturing Industry Forward

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

For 25 years ICMA has continued to be at the forefront of the card manufacturing and personalisation industry. Throughout its 25 years, ICMA has been able to unite the industry and create an avenue for manufacturers and suppliers to network and share new and innovative ideas.  

Brian_SummerhayesThe EuroForum offered card manufacturers, personalisers, suppliers, issuers and other card industry professionals the chance to exchange ideas and learn from leading experts about regional strategies and solutions, as well as specific industry opportunities and trends. Attendees engaged in abundant networking and educational sessions that supplied 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 focused on actual production issues, trends and topics. The 2015 EuroForum was chaired by Brian Summerhayes of Barnes International and Thies Janczek of COCASO. Brian and Thies, as well as planning committee member Thomas Tarantino, Giesecke & Devrient, presented a leading-edge agenda that offered attendees meaningful strategies and tactics that they can take back to their organizations. 


On the Agenda

Presentations for the following sessions can be viewed by ICMA members by logging into the member's only site and going into the Archive Library, where you can find the Presentation Archives.

Thursday, 8 October, 2015

Global & European Card Market Trends & Forecasts—The Next 5 Years
Al Vrancart, ICMA Founder Emeritus and Industry Advisor
Packaging Trends for Smartcard & eID Documents
Peter Stampka, Infineon Technologies AG

Topics for Discussion:

  • How will card plants adapt and change and what will they look like in 2020?
  • Will card production and/or personalisation and fulfillment services outsourcing be a major factor in the future?
  • Discuss changing trends in card construction and design.
Waterbased Inkjet – Requests and Chances for Card Applications
Sven Michael, Head of Digital Competence Center / CEO KBA MePrint AG at KBA
Best Hiring Practices
Keith Yeates, Bristol ID Technologies
Strategy for Card and Equipment Manufacturer for a Successful Future
Eva Sophie Wiesmüller, Power2Progress
MasterCard—Card Quality Management (CQM version 2.15) Process
Thies Janczek, COCASO

Friday, 9 October, 2015

Card Durability Considerations for a 5 Year Card Life
David Tushie, Magellan Consulting, Inc., ICMA Standards Representative
RFID Technology Update
Smartrac Technology Group
Adding Security Features without Additional Production Steps
Christoph Zozgornik-Husmann, VTT
The Evolution of the Asian Dual-Interface Card Market
Peter Baumann, Cardmatix

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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, samples and other information. These table top displays provided supplier members with more opportunities to be in front of card manufacturer members, allowing the production/operations personnel who attended the EuroForum to meet their suppliers. 

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Product Showcase
ICMA’s unique Product Showcase provided exhibitors a chance to conduct a 3-5 minute presentation that took place prior to each speaker in our Product Showcase. The Showcase is designed to provide more opportunities to learn about exhibiting companies and their services. 

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