The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) serves the dynamic card industry and the various companies and organizations involved in manufacturing and personalizing these cards. The association represents nearly 250 companies in the card industry from around the globe. In addition to training programs, educational events and publishing the magazine Card Manufacturing, the association leads a variety of programs for the card industry. For more information about ICMA, membership benefits, a list of members and other helpful information about the association, visit the ICMA web site.
An Expanded Focus on Card Manufacturing and Personalization
ICMA’s 2017 Card Manufacturing & Personalization EXPO continued its tradition of being the industry’s only card production focused event. As the card manufacturing industry continues to evolve and change with emerging technologies, new equipment, efficient processes and more, the International Card Manufacturers Association is here to keep you informed with education and best practices as lasting takeaways. It is the perfect meeting place for the card manufacturing industry to network with potential clients, customers and industry colleagues, while taking advantage of our abundant educational opportunities. Topics covered on ICMA’s educational program included card industry trends, technology advances, growth opportunities and how to improve manufacturing and personalization performance. Joining us were leading card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and issuers to gain global and regional perspectives on leading edge trends and technologies to ensure card manufacturing growth.
2016 marked the first time that ICMA and the Smart Card Alliance (SCA) have co-located events, giving attendees a broader perspective and expanded opportunities. The content and exhibits of the event covered technology ranging from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments, involving EMV chip cards, mobile wallets, and transportation payments.
This year the event included a joint exhibition, general sessions, as well as separately led educational tracks open to all attendees. Each association also held separate networking events for their members.
The 10th Annual Payments Summit: A Bigger Stage for Secure EMV, Mobile and Transit Payments
The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. Attend the 10th annual Summit and get the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.
2017 will mark the second time that the Smart Card Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) co-located events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments.