09 March, 2011
Themed “A New Horizon for Card Manufacturing: Moving Forward. Looking Ahead,” the International Card Manufacturers Association announced its annual EXPO, providing attendees witha look toward the future of the card manufacturing industry.
The EXPO provides an forum for attendees to plan for the future of card manufacturing, to discuss best practices and exchange ideas. Educational sessions and panel discussions will cover a variety of current industry topics including card market segments and trends, dual interface, card quality management, DOD imaging, virtual cards and receptor coatings.
ICMA chose two keynote speakers for its event, the first being John Amatt, who has led mountain climbing expeditions to remote regions of Northern Norway, Peru, Nepal, China and Greenland for over 30 years. His mission is to encourage people to push beyond their self-imposed limitations, to be more personally accountable for their own actions, and to embrace effective teamwork by valuing the contribution of others.
The second keynote speaker, Dr. Jerry Haar, is returning to educate ICMA members on future challenges and opportunities in the global market. Dr. Haar’s areas of expertise include corporate strategy, regional economic integration, competitiveness, innovation, entrepreneurship, business-government relations and marketing in the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets.
ICMA will hold its Annual Card Manufacturing and Personalization EXPO, May 1- 4, 2011 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. The EXPO will honor the best in card design and technological innovation during its Élan Awards Gala on May 3. An ACE Accreditation exam will also be held on May 4 for registered member applicants wishing to test their card industry knowledge.