International Card Manufacturers Association, a global non-profit
association for card manufacturers, personalizers and service providers,
will hold its 12th Annual Card Manufacturing EXPO in Cancun, Mexico. The
event will be held November 9 Ã¢ÂÂNovember 12, 2003 at the Fiesta Americana
Grand Coral Beach.
Ã¢ÂÂEach year, the ICMA team is dedicated to providing the card
manufacturing industry with an EXPO that offers both members and
non-members endless networking opportunities and educational resources to
help them advance in the industry,Ã¢ÂÂ said Jeffrey Barnhart, executive
director, ICMA. Ã¢ÂÂIt is exciting to continue to see annual EXPO
participation expand on a national and international level.Ã¢ÂÂ
The ICMA 12th Annual EXPO will include a full conference program
consisting of both management and technical topics, and will feature an
exhibition of suppliers of card manufacturing and personalization
equipment, materials, components and services. The Fifth Annual Global
Market Survey results will be announced, which unveils how the card
manufacturing industry has grown or changed and reveals major trends for
the future. Additionally, the Second Annual ICMA Spiritus Award will be
presented to an ICMA member company that has implemented outstanding
programs that have had significant impact on society or their own community.
The EXPO will conclude with the Final Night Awards Dinner featuring
the presentation of the Seventh Annual Elan Awards for Card Manufacturing
Excellence recognizing card manufacturing achievement for both Outstanding
Card Design and Technical Achievement.
As in previous years, ICMA encourages qualified industry
participants to submit a paper for the conference addressing both
management and technical topics dealing with plastic card industry trends
and production, personalization, technical, application and marketing
issues. Persons interested should submit a one-paragraph abstract that
should be faxed or e-mailed to Mary Kay Metcalf at fax: (609) 799-7032;
[email protected] by
June 7, 2003.
For information about the 12th Annual EXPO, or for information on
becoming a member of ICMA, contact Lynn McCullough, phone: 609-799-4900,
[email protected] or visit the ICMA Web site at www.icma.com.
Based in Princeton Junction, NJ, ICMA is a non-profit association of
plastic card manufacturers, personalizers and related industry
participants. With more than 230 members globally, the ICMA acts as a
clearinghouse for industry issues, including the production, technology,
application, security and environmental issues of plastic cards.