• 13-14 October, 2016 See Agenda Below

  • Vienna, Austria Intercontinental Wien

  • Contact ICMA Email us at info@icma.com or go to www.icma.com.

About CARDTREX Europe

ICMA is excited to launch CardTREX, a regional journey for card education. Formerly known as the ICMA EuroForum, CardTREX Europe will offer enhanced education and networking. As the industry continues to evolve with new and emerging technologies, rising markets and more, each company and individual is faced with evaluating their strategy for their journey. CardTREX delivers greater education and networking to support you as you continue the trek.

Presented By ICMA

I’m Not a Member of ICMA, Can I Still Attend?

CardTREX events are open to ICMA members and non members, however ICMA members receive significant discounts. Non members are encouraged to attend to see what ICMA events have to offer. See the Registration area to see related fees.

Will There be ACE Card Training & Exams at CardTREX?

Yes! We are offering ACE-M (Manufacturing) training and exam at CardTREX. See the ACE section form more information.

Our Exhibitors

Stay connected with CardTrex & ICMA

Chairman welcome letter

Join Us!

For over 25 years ICMA has been providing education, innovation and networking to the card manufacturing industry and continues that tradition as it launches CardTREX Europe. Formerly known as the ICMA EuroForum, CardTREX Europe will offer the same great education and networking you have come to expect from ICMA but will feature enhanced networking and educational opportunities for members of the card manufacturing industry.

It is my honor to chair CardTREX Europe being held 13-14 October at the Intercontinental Wien in Vienna, Austria. I encourage you to register and join me for this informative event.

Michael Dorner
Variuscard GmbH


Die ICMA stellt seit über 25 Jahren das größte Netzwerk in der Kartenindustrie dar. Sie bietet ihren Mitgliedern Fortbildungsmöglichkeiten, innovative Neuerrungen und Techniken, sowie eine umfangreiche Plattform für Zulieferer, Produzenten und Endverarbeiter in der Kartenbranche. All das wird nun auf der CardTREX (vormals ICMA EuroForum) für alle Unternehmen im Kartenproduktionsbereich fortgeführt und intensiviert.

Ich freue mich, Sie als Gastgeber der diesjährigen CardTREX Europe im Intercontinental Hotel Wien vom 13-14 Oktober begrüßen zu dürfen. Ich ersuche Sie um rechtzeitige Anmeldung und bin gespannt auf viele anregende Gespräche und neue Bekanntschaften!

Michael Dorner
Variuscard GmbH

Cardtrex Europe schedule

Day 1
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Day 2
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08:30 AM
Global Card Production & Personalisation Issues and Strategies

lock-sunlock-nsJohn van den Bulcke, Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

09:15 AM
Pros and Cons of Digital Offset Printing for Card Production

lock-sunlock-nsMichael Dorner, Variuscard

10:00 AM

Make sure to visit ICMA’s Networking Zone for the latest in card manufacturing materials, equipment and more.

10:30 AM
Transparent Card Manufacturing

lock-sunlock-nsDeniz Celebiler, Printcolor Screen Ltd.

11:15 AM
Speed Share

Manufacturers will have the chance to hear about our Exhibitors’ latest and best products in this fast moving Speed Share session.

12:00 PM

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Intercontinental Wien restaurant.

01:15 PM
A Shortcut for Secure Contactless Application on Smart Wearable

lock-sunlock-nsRen Sun, Infineon

02:00 PM

This is not your typical roundtable discussion! We are shaking things up so you can have enhanced interaction with your peers on topics that matter to you and your region.

03:30 PM

Make sure to visit ICMA’s Networking Zone for the latest in card manufacturing materials, equipment and more.

04:00 PM
Fundamentals about Contactless Technology in ISO Cards

lock-sThomas Decker, SMARTRAC Technology Group

06:00 PM
Cocktail Reception

Join fellow attendees in the Networking Zone for an informal cocktail reception before our offsite dinner.

07:00 PM
Off Site Dinner

Join fellow attendees and experience the culture and cuisine of Vienna.

08:30 AM
Detection Methods for Premature Spontaneous Rupture in Printed Multi-Layer Plastic Cards

lock-sunlock-nsMr. Bartosz Niewiadomski, Fogra

09:15 AM
A New Value Proposal for Card Manufacturers

lock-sOlivier Lardy, StarChip

10:00 AM

Make sure to visit ICMA’s Networking Zone for the latest in card manufacturing materials, equipment and more.

10:30 AM
Updates in Personalisation Technologies

lock-sunlock-ns David Tushie, Magellan Consulting, Inc.

11:15 AM
Updates in CQM Standards

Presented by: Thies Janczek, COCASO

12:00 PM

CardTREX Europe ends at 12:00pm on 14 October. Make sure to join us for lasting takeaways!

Select date to see events.

Interested in Exhibiting?

This is not your same tabletop display! This year we're changing things up to give you more exposure. Attendees will join exhibitors set up within the Networking Zone during meals and breaks and only these exhibitors will have an opportunity to promote their BEST product during our Speed Share session. You'll get to pitch your product and attendees will vote on the best product of the event.

Exhibit Fees:

Members: $975 includes an exhibit station in the Networking Zone as well as one attendee registration. Exhibit at both CardTREX events for a savings: $875 per event (Note: this 2-event discount is available to members only.)

Non-Members: $1,200 which includes the same offering for each event.

Join the following exhibitors:

  • - Agfa Gevaert N.V. - Card Materials and Equipment for Card Production
  • - Apollo Colours - Ink Manufacturer
  • - Barnes International - EMV Chip, Mobile Test Tools, Mag Stripe Analysers and Consultancy
  • - Oasys Technologies - Card Manufacturing Equipment
  • - Printcolor Screen AG - Ink Manufacturer
  • - SES RFID Solutions GmbH - CR80 Cards with Integrated LED, 240 Micron RFID Inlay with Integrated LED for CR80 Cards
  • - Sun Chemical - Plastic and Laminated Inks, Coatings and MagTape
  • - United Access - Personalisation Bureau, Smart Card and RFID Subsystems
  • - VFP Ink Technologies - Screen Printing Inks andVarnishes (UVICARD - AQUACARD - IR BLOCKING)

For more information, contact Diane Webster-Sweeney at dwebster@icma.com or call 1-609-799-4900.

Become an exhibitor

Who Do I Contact to Exhibit?

Email Diane Webster-Sweeney dwebster@icma.com for a contract or for more information.

As an Exhibitor, Will I be Making a Presentation?

This year the ICMA team has added a Speed Share Session where you’ll be showcasing your best product to all attendees in a quick presentation about your product at your exhibit, to be voted on by all attendees! Once you are signed up as an Exhibitor, we will fill you in on all of the details.

Our Exhibitors


Book Your Hotel Room Today!

This year's venue is at the Intercontinental Wien. Located in Vienna's city centre with breathtaking views across the Stadtpark, the hotel is ideally placed to discover historic Vienna with its concert halls, sights such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and exclusive shopping areas such as Kaerntner Strasse or Kohlmarkt.

Book your room by 21 September for the guaranteed rate of €195,00. This rate does not include breakfast. A light breakfast will be served in the meeting room.

Click here to book your room today!  Or call +43 1 711 22 62 to contact the hotel directly.

**CardTrex Attendees and Exhibitors:

ICMA Attendees and Exhibitors:

Beware of solicitation from unauthorized hotels and housing agencies. Attendees and exhibitors may be subjected to inappropriate solicitation identifying themselves from hotels or third-party housing agencies not affiliated with ICMA.

Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the Association's room block on your behalf, and some will also mis-represent that they are calling from the Intercontinental Wien.

ICMA is not utilizing the services of any housing service for the 2016 CardTREX events.

Reservations for ICMA should be made directly with the hotel through the web link or phone number listed on this website.


Advance Your Career and Your Company's Reputation with ACE Accreditation
(ACE training and exams are available to ICMA members only.)
There's a lot of competition in the card manufacturing and personalization/fulfillment industry, but the ACE-M (Manufacturing), ACE-P (Personalization), and ACE-A (Advanced Technologies) designations will set you apart. It's awarded to people with a broad and detailed knowledge of the industry who successfully complete a rigorous exam. As the demand for experts grows, continual training and expertise are crucial for individuals – and companies – to stay ahead of the pack.

ICMA Standards Representative, David Tushie, guides you through your questions about the ACE exams and the manuals they are based upon. Through this intensive card training, ACE enrollees have the opportunity to participate in an interactive session to learn the best way to prepare and feel ready for the exam. David will go into details of the manual to ensure you are familiar with the wide variety of subject matters covered. To sign up for this seminar, the cost is $249, please click the link below and apply for the ACE program as a first step. Once your ACE application is approved, you can register for an exam, then the training seminar through the exam registration process.

Training and Exams at CardTREX Europe

ACE-M Training, Wednesday, 12 October, 2016, 1:00-7:00pm

ACE-M Exam, Friday, 14 October, 2016, 1:00-4:00pm

For more information and to sign up for the ACE Training and Exams in Vienna, click here  or call 609-799-4900.

Countdown to cardtrex Europe

13-14 October, 2016 / Vienna, Austria / Intercontinental Wien

Register for this event

Registration is Open! Click here to register today! 

Registration fees:
- Register by August 30, 2016: $750 early rate, Members receive 30% discount at $525!
- Register after August 30, 2016: $825 regular rate, Members receive 30% discount at $575!

Group Discounted Pricing (available to ICMA members only):
Bring your team for this 1 1/2 day educational event. Click here to register 3 or more people for CardTREX Europe.

3 registrants - $1,425 ($475/person) early rate, $1,575 ($525/person) regular rate – a savings of $50 per person!
4 registrants - $1,800 ($450/person) early rate, $2,000 ($500/person) regular rate – a savings of $75 per person!

Cancellations received by September 22, 2016 are eligible for a 50% refund. No refund on cancellations received after October 6, 2016.