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ICMA 2014 Card Manufacturing & Personalization EXPO
Exhibit at the Only Card Manufacturing Exhibition of its Kind!
Are Card Manufacturers and Personalizers your target market? We invite the industry’s leading suppliers to exhibit at this one of a kind card manufacturing event
Have a new product or service to showcase? Interested in exhibiting? Booth space selection is based on the order in which contracts are received, so secure your booth now to ensure premium site selection. Contact Diane Webster-Sweeney at email@example.com for a contract and for more information.
Exhibitors include companies that supply such products as:
Are You an Expert in Your Field? Call for speakers for ICMA 2014 EXPO
Showcase your expertise to leaders in the card industry. What better way to receive high profile industry visibility than by showing your leadership in a presenting capacity? Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 2014 EXPO.
For your reference, examples of topics from the 2013 EXPO are:
• Determining the Real NFC Timeline
Please send a brief abstract outlining the general points of your topic and return by email to Meghan Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 1-609-799-7032 no later than close of business on Monday, November 25. Selected speakers will be notified in December. Abstracts should include proposed topic of presentation, your full contact information, as well as a brief bio listing your industry experience and previous speaking engagements, if any.
Exhibitors to date:
How to Secure Your Booth
All of the booth spaces at the EXPO are 8 x 10 feet (2m x 3.5m). Rates for booth space are as follows:
- ICMA Member: $3,925 USD
These rates include one exhibitor space, ID signage, listing in brochures/magazine and on the ICMA website, TWO full complimentary conference registrations, including 2 receptions, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and Awards Dinner for each. There is also a discount for additional exhibit staff. Contact Diane Webster-Sweeney for a contract at email@example.com.
ICMA EXPO 2014 Hotel
Join us for education and networking and while you’re here, enjoy this beautiful oceanfront location. The hotel is in close proximity to the airport and walking distance to many shops and restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard.
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Will You be the Next ACE?
Prep Sessions Available for ACE-M or ACE-P Exams at the 2014 ICMA EXPO
The EXPO will offer two ACE prep seminars with ICMA Standards Representative, David Tushie, to cover both ACE-M and ACE-P versions. David guides you through your questions about the exams and the manuals they are based upon. ACE enrollees have the opportunity to participate in an interactive session to learn the best way to prepare and feel ready for the exam. David will go into details of the manuals to ensure you are familiar with the wide variety of subject matters covered.
ICMA 2013 EXPO Continues a Trend of Innovation and Success
Click here to see photos of the 2013 EXPO.
The ICMA 2013 EXPO offered all of the traditional elements of an ICMA event that members have come to appreciate over the years, plus a few added features designed to make the experience more customizable and valuable.
As attendees arrived in the U.S. capital city, they were greeted by a familiar face when they walked out onto the patio of the Washington Marriott, Wardman Park—President Barack Obama! This impersonator and his two “Secret Service agents” had guests talking throughout the EXPO and certainly provided a memorable moment in ICMA history.
The EXPO kicked off the next day with a keynote speech from Katty Kay, lead anchor for BBC World News, who discussed cultural differences around the globe and how those attitudes and practices influence the rate of change and success in business. Several members commented that she may have been the best keynote speaker in ICMA history!
The EXPO continued on Wednesday with presentations for general sessions including lively discussions on the NFC timeline from Scott Magnacca of OpSec and John Ekers of ABnote, a valuable overview of card manufacturing statistics and trends from ICMA Industry Advisor and Founder Emeritus, Al Vrancart, and an update on new standards affecting the industry from ICMA Standards and Technical Representative, David Tushie. Rounding out the day was the first-ever EXPO Roundtable Discussion session, which many enjoyed as an opportunity to be more interactive with other members. Attendees discussed the following in separate groups:
In a new format this year, ICMA's Speed Networking session was modified to be a Breakfast Exchange with exhibitors, manufacturers and personalizers. This proved to be a great format for suppliers to meet with potential new customers over a casual breakfast.
Thursday’s agenda began with another presentation from Al Vrancart, this time framing the first-ever Personalization & Fulfillment Statistics Report. The morning continued with a discussion of award-winning cards from Élan judges David Tushie and Elliot Lamb, and Randy Vanderhoof of Smart Card Alliance ended the morning General Session with a scan of EMV, NFC and other emerging payment methods.
After lunch, the EXPO broke into two tracks: Focus on EMV Migration in the U.S. and Focus on Card Manufacturing Issues. On the EMV track—which was designed for personalization and fulfillment attendees—presenters included Barry Mosteller of CPI Card Group on the complete EMV process, Alyssa Arredondo from Datacard on EMV convergence with mobile, Tony Laquet of Bank of America on the challenges of launching chip and pin cards in the U.S. and Canada, and Friedbert Bayer of Atlantic Zeiser on how technological advances can aid the development of straight-to-contactless EMV products in North America.
The Focus on Card Manufacturing Track featured presentations including Thies Janczek of COCASO on RFID basics, Keith Yeates of Bristol ID on benchmarking yield improvement, Tony McGee of CPI Card Group on wowing the customer with great service, and Bill Crawford of Klöckner Pentaplast, who ended the day with a humorous presentation on full face foil cards.
Winners of this year's Élans were announced at an awards ceremony following the feast. The awards recognized the latest advancements and achievements in card design throughout the industry. Card manufacturers, personalizers and vendors were honored for their excellent card design and innovative products. Check out the photos of this year's winners. Also, this year’s Outstanding Member Service award was presented to two deserving ICMA contributors—Keith Yeates of Bristol ID Technologies and Brian Summerhayes of Barnes International. Keith was recognized for his long-time commitment to ICMA through service on the Board of Directors, chairing of events and leading the Performance Metrics initiative. Brian has been a speaker at numerous ICMA events and never hesitates to step in for another speaker, or offer guidance on agenda topics. Congratulations to all who were recognized!
Friday was the first-ever three-track EXPO agenda where attendees could pick from three topics: Personalization & Fulfillment (P&F), Advanced Technologies and Sales, Marketing and Leadership.
On the P&F track, Bill Strater of Cross-Core Technology discussed high speed card personalization, followed by Tom Arnold of PSC discussing security risks and threats. Tim Enright of CPI Card Group presented on key management and Tom Knaus of CPS delved into minimizing costs and maximizing profits. On the Advanced Technology track, Josh Nippoldt of HID Global discussed trends in highly secure government ID programs, while Roland Gutmann provided an overview of European driver licenses. Mark Cox of X-Core Technologies updated the group on powered card technology, and Barry Mosteller of CPI once again took the stage to discuss a variety of technological advances including OTA, e-commerce and biometrics.
The Sales, Leadership and Marketing track offered a diverse agenda including Bürkle’s Dick Crowe’s tips for successful leadership, Beth Carroll of Prosperio Group’s expert assessment of compensation programs, Professor Philippe Duverger of Towson University’s b-to-b marketing processes and Kaitlin Friedmann, ICMA’s own Communications Manager, on social media for global businesses.
Ultimately, the 2013 ICMA EXPO provided new innovations and fresh perspectives designed to keep up with the ever-changing nature of the card and personalization business.
The following companies were 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.
ICMA 2012 EXPO Full of Innovation and Success
Winners of the Élan Awards Announced
Set against the backdrop of beautiful Aventura (Miami), Florida, the ICMA 2012 EXPO kicked off with a keynote address by Terry Jones, Founder of Travelocity.com, Chairman of Kayak.com and e-Commerce Pioneer, that discussed the concept of innovation in business and ways the card industry can adapt to new technologies and a digital way of thinking. ICMA members also contributed presentations on a variety of topics ranging from battery powered cards to mobile payments.
Continuing along the path of innovation, ICMA kicked off its new Personalization and Fulfillment Track which featured topics geared specifically towards the changing needs and challenges of personalization companies, fulfillment companies and their affiliates in the card industry. The track was well received drawing in over 80 participants in just the first session. Back by popular demand, ICMA’s Speed Networking session provided exhibitors and card manufacturers with a structured approach to meeting industry companies they may not normally have an opportunity to meet. This year’s session was extended to give participants more time to network and many card manufacturers were grateful for the additional time to talk with new contacts and exhibitors.
Winners of the annual Élan Awards for Card Manufacturing Excellence were announced at the awards ceremony on April 17, 2012. The awards recognized the latest advancements and achievements in card design throughout the industry. Card manufacturers and vendors were honored for their excellent card design and innovative products. Check out the photos of this year’s winners.
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