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 âNovember 12, 2003 at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach.
“Each 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,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, executive director, ICMA. “It is exciting to continue to see annual EXPO participation expand on a national and international level.”
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: [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: [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.