• 5-6 October, 2017 See Agenda Below

  • Milan, Italy Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel

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

About CARDTREX Europe

ICMA is excited host our second CardTREX Europe event, 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 5-6 October at the Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel. I encourage you to register and join me for this informative event.

Brian Summerhayes
Barnes International

Cardtrex Europe schedule

Day 1
05-Oct-2017
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Day 2
06-Oct-2017
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08:30 AM
Strategies for Card Manufacturers

Eva Sophie Wiesmüller, Power2Progress

10:30 AM
Break

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

11:00 AM
Advantages of DBond Technology & Thin Prelams

Edith Dangeard, HID

11:30 AM
Updates in Personalisation Technologies

David Tushie, ICMA Standard and Technical Representative

12:30 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM
Security Features from the Lamination Plate View

Christoph Zozgornik-Husmann, VTT

01:30 PM
ID Films

Pietro Parmeggiani, Bilcare Research

02:15 PM
Bus Departure for Bilcare Research
03:00 PM
Bilcare Research Facility Tour
06:30 PM
Off Site Dinner

Join fellow attendees and experience the culture and cuisine of Italy on Lake Como!

08:30 AM
Speed Share

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

09:15 AM
Break

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

09:45 AM
General Session

Learn from leading professionals in the card manufacturing industry on need-to-know topics that affect your business.

10:30 AM
General Session

Learn from leading professionals in the card manufacturing industry on need-to-know topics that affect your business.

11:15 AM
General Session

Learn from leading professionals in the card manufacturing industry on need-to-know topics that affect your business.

12:00 PM
Conclusion

CardTREX Europe ends at 12:00pm on 6 October. Make sure to join us for lasting takeaways!

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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:

  • - Barnes International - EMV Chip, Mobile Test Tools, Mag Stripe Analysers and Consultancy
  • - Graph-Tech USA - Inkjet Printer Manufacturer/Digital Inkjet Specialists
  • - Oasys Technologies - Card Manufacturing Equipment
  • - Sun Chemical - Plastic and Laminated Inks, Coatings and MagTape
  • 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

 
 

ACE

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

TRAINING:
ACE-M Training, Wednesday, 4 October, 2017, 1:00-7:00pm

EXAM:
ACE-M Exam, Friday, 6 October, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

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

Countdown to cardtrex Europe

Register for this event

Registration is Open! Click here to register today! 

Registration fees:
- Register by September 15, 2017: $750 early rate, Members receive 30% discount at $525!
- Register after September 15, 2017: $825 regular rate, Members receive 30% discount at $575!

**Please note: Your participation in the facility tour is allowable if your company is not a direct competitor of Bilcare Research.

Bring your production team for this 1 1/2 day educational event. Join us for a tour of ICMA member company Bilcare Research's facilities.

Group Discounted Pricing (available to ICMA members only):
Bring your team for this 1 1/2 day educational event. Contact ICMA Headquarters at info@icma.com 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 15 September, 2017 are eligible for a 50% refund. No refund on cancellations received after 29 September, 2017.