ICMA EXPO | Schedule


Help Shape Our 2018 EXPO Agenda!

Are you a leading expert in card manufacturing, personalization, or materials? Submit an abstract today for the 2018 ICMA EXPO to receive high profile industry visibility for you and your company! Take advantage of the opportunity to illustrate your leadership abilities by presenting at this ICMA card manufacturing-focused event on a timely topic affecting the future of cards.

The ideal ICMA EXPO speaker:

  • Is experienced and comfortable speaking in front of large groups, ranging from 50 to 500 people
  • Is interested in sharing expertise, real-world strategies and knowledge with other card industry professionals
  • Is willing to partner with ICMA to deliver the best possible experience for the audience
  • Is interested, schedule permitting, in attending the whole event and engaging with attendees
  • Is open to helping spread the word about the event

How to apply:
Interested in submitting a proposal to speak at the ICMA EXPO? Simply e-mail Anna Cifelli at alopez@icma.com. Please note “Speaker Proposal” in the subject line.

ICMA 2018 Golf Outing (separate registration required)

Join us as we tee off at our annual EXPO golf outing. The resort features two championship 18-hole golf courses designed by accomplished architect and golfer Greg Norman and a lighted nine-hole, par 3 golf course, and is the world headquarters for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. The 2018 outing will take place on the hotel's International course on Monday, March 26 at 9am.

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2017 ICMA Agenda

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To view the SCA Payments Summit agenda please click here.

Monday, March 27, 2017

ICMA Golf Outing

ICMA ACE-M Training


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

 ICMA Keynote Session – Global Markets Outlook—What You Need to Know to Plan Ahead, Dan Altman

 What Your Issuers Need to Know about Card Manufacturing – David Tushie, Magellan Consulting

 The State of the Card Industry…Concerns & Opportunities – A Panel Discussion

Moderator: Al Vrancart, ICMA

Panelists: Brian Summerhayes, Barnes International; Karen Brooker, CPS Cards; Thomas Tarantino G&D; Barry Mosteller, CPI Card Group; David Tushie, Magellan Consulting; Scott Magnacca, OpSec Security

 Laser Marking for All Manufacturers – Franz Brandl, Muhlbauer, Inc..

 Metals and More…New Materials in Card Manufacturing – Eric Fabery de Jonge, Pure Continental Ltd

  Effectively Designing and Introducing New Trends in Card Design​ – Megan Bogard, CPI Card Group

 How to Be A Gift Card Geek – Desiree Wiercyski & Steve Higdon, Powerhouse Brands



ICMA Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

 Élan Awards of Excellence – Presented by the 2017 Élan Judges: Brian Summerhayes, Barnes International; Thies Janczek, COCASO; David Tushie, Magellan Consulting

 The 411 on Healthcare/Government ID Cards – Shelia Loy, HID

Updates on MasterCard’s CQM Requirements V2.16 – Thies Janczek, COCASO

 Choosing a Mobile Payment and Card Issuance Solution – Patrick Runyon, NBS Technologies

Mastercard Rebrand: A Perfect Storm – Judy Vigiletti, Mastercard

 Advanced Materials and Security Featurers for Identity Documents – Neville Pattison, Gemalto

 Selling Cards Online – Michael Dorner, Variuscard GmbH & Brett Heap, Opensoft Inc.

 Indian Markets: The Exponential Growth Story – Deven Mehta, Smart Card IT Solutions Ltd.

ICMA ACE-P Training

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Technology Spotlight Track (Jointly hosted by SCA and ICMA)

Highlighting brief marketing presentations about fintech and card technology innovators. Grouped by topic, three 10 minute presentations, plus a 10 minute panel Q&A

  • Expanding the Scope of Card Design by Integrating Embedded LED Lights and Energy Harvesting Technology – Martin Scattergood, SES RFID Solutions GmbH
  • UV Cured Thermal Transfer-The Next Technology for Personalization – Brian Beech, Entrust Datacard
  • High Speed Module Counting – Reel to Reel – Rome Jette, Cardmatix

New Technology Spotlight Track (Jointly hosted by SCA and ICMA)

Highlighting brief marketing presentations about fintech and card technology innovators. Grouped by topic, three 10 minute presentations, plus a 10 minute panel Q&A

  • New Adhesive Products for Chip Card Embedding Applications – Marshall Haldane, Cardel
  • Biometrics Made Easy – Joachim Tofthagen, Zwipe
ICMA ACE-M and ACE-P Exams

ICMA ACE-A Training

Friday, March 31, 2017


2017 Keynote Speaker: Daniel Altman

ICMA's 2017 EXPO keynote speaker was Daniel Altman, an economist and internationally bestselling author who created the Baseline Profitability Index, a tool for assessing the attractiveness of investing in markets around the world that is published by Foreign Policy magazine. He provided an overall look at the global economy and discuss how short-term events that seem disconnected (Trump, Brexit and nationalism) may have long-term impacts on it.

Altman serves as an adjunct associate professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches long-term macroeconomic forecasting and sports analytics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the expert advisory board at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. He previously wrote economic commentary on the staffs of The Economist, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times, where he was also one of the youngest-ever members of the editorial board. In between stints as a journalist, he was an economic advisor in the British government. He now writes a global economics column as senior editor for economics at Foreign Policy magazine and he publishes articles on soccer analytics online for The New Yorker.

Born in Connecticut, Altman received his doctorate in economics from Harvard University. He has lived and worked on four continents and is a citizen of the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

2017 ICMA Golf Outing

This year the group teed off at Hawk's Landing Golf Club at Marriott's Orlando World Center Resort. This 18-hole Championship Golf Course was designed by noted golf architect Robert Cupp Jr., to create the perfect setting for challenging golf and a scenic blend of native Florida wildlife and tropical vegetation. A good time was had by all!

Best Foursome:

Brian Summerhayes, Barnes International
Scott Magnacca, OpSec Security
Rob Schasteen, CPS Cards
Tetsuo Wakabayashi, Dexerials

2017 Sponsors

Contact Diane Webster-Sweeney at dwebster@icma.com for more information or to secure a contract.

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