ICMA North American Workshop 2015


October 20-21, 2015
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare
Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois


On the Agenda | Table Top Displays

Driving the Card Manufacturing Industry Forward

  • Education, solutions and innovative trends
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Powerful networking and information exchange opportunities – Product Showcase!
  • ACE certification training and examinations

For 25 years ICMA has continued to be at the forefront of the card manufacturing and personalization industry. Throughout its 25 years, ICMA has united the industry and created an avenue for manufacturers and suppliers to network and share new and innovative ideas.  

The North American Workshop offered card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers, issuers and other card industry professionals the ability to discuss the most important challenges, opportunities and trends facing the North American card industry today. ICMA presented a leading-edge agenda that offered attendees meaningful strategies and tactics they can take back to their organizations.

Guy-MeekerThe 2015 North American Workshop, chaired by Guy Meeker of Teraco, is designed for technical and card production staff, as well as executives and business owners. This year’s agenda was filled with dynamic speakers who shared best practices and new approaches to card manufacturing. 

Attendees experienced a multi-dimensional meeting of the minds at this day and a half Workshop that focused on actual production issues, trends and topics. 


On the Agenda

Tuesday, October, 20, 2015
Global and North American Card Market Trends—The Next Five Years
Al Vrancart, ICMA Founder Emeritus and Industry Advisor
Card Durability Considerations for a 5 Year Card Life
David Tushie, Magellan Consulting, Inc., ICMA Standards Representative
Best Hiring Practices
Keith Yeates, Bristol ID Technologies
Process Control in a Non-Secure Personalization Bureau
Chuck Wittenmeyer
Profit Opportunity in a Non-Secure Shop with Contactless
Barry Mosteller, CPI Card Group


  • How will card plants adapt and change and what will they look like in 2020?
  • Will card production and/or personalization and fulfillment services outsourcing be a major factor in the future?
  • Discuss changing trends in card construction and design.
Manufacturing to Fulfillment: A Look at the Entire Process
Sue Hanson, Travel Tags
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
How Secure Should a Non-Secure Facility Be
Guy Meeker, Teraco
What’s Involved in Becoming a Certified Secure Card Manufacturer  
Devesh Pandit, E4 Security Consulting, LLC
Drop-On-Demand Inkjet: Innovations and Opportunities
Wally Lowe, Cross-Core Technology
Understanding the Benefits of UV Curable Printing
Sam McReynolds, Sun Chemical and John Schneiderhan, DIC International USA

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Thank You to Our Table Top Exhibitors!

Among the highlights of the Workshop are table top displays, where suppliers display their product literature, samples 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 Workshop to meet their suppliers. 

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