A One Day, Virtual Experience on June 10th, 2021!

CardTREX Europe Track Presented From 7 A.M. EDT - 10:30 A.M. EDT

CardTREX North American Track Presented From 11:00 A.M. EDT - 2:30 P.M. EDT

About Virtual CardTREX Europe and CardTREX North America

ICMA will host CardTREX virtually on June 10. CardTREX will pack everything you expect from a card industry conference into a single-day event. CardTREX is unique in that it brings card industry professionals together for regionally focused education and networking. The event will feature two tracks. Educational and networking opportunities for European track attendees will be presented from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT. Educational and networking opportunities for North American track attendees will be presented from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Both tracks will feature three educational presentations on hot topics and trends specific to the region. Both tracks will also feature a roundtable discussion and time for networking. Attending either track will help you learn about new technologies and trends and enhance strategic business relationships in the region of the world where you work. You will also gain indispensable industry insights that you can leverage to drive innovation and profitability within your organization. Stay tuned for further details on the agenda and topics!

Speak at CardTREX: ICMA members who would like to share an educational presentation at CardTREX are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration to Jennifer Kohlhepp via email to

Sponsor CardTREX: Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsors will have time to address attendees, lead roundtable discussions and brand event materials. For more information, contact Diane Webster-Sweeney at

CardTREX is an ICMA members-only event. For details on becoming an ICMA member, please contact

No, this virtual event will not host an ACE training session. For further details on trainings for ICMA’s ACE programs, click here.


  • Early Cost to Attend One Track: $119 USD
  • Cost for Two or More Individuals from the Same Company to Attend One Track: $99 USD
  • To attend both tracks they must be purchased separately
  • *Price to attend will increase by $20 USD one week prior to the virtual event

Stay connected with CardTrex & ICMA

A One Day, Virtual Experience

ICMA is a leading provider of education and networking in the card industry. In it’s virtual format, CardTREX will pack everything you expect from a card industry conference into a single-day event. CardTREX is unique in that it brings card industry professionals together for regionally focused education and networking.

Virtual CardTREX schedule

One Day Event
08:00 - 08:30
Registration/ Networking Zone
09:00 - 09:45
Future of the Card in a Digital World

Jean-Louis Meyer, Entrust Datacard

09:45 - 10:30
Biometric Smart Cards – Ecosystem Momentum to a Mass Market Tipping Point

Art Stewart, IDEX Biometrics

10:30 - 11:00
Speed Share
11:00 - 11:30
Break/ Networking Zone Open
11:30 - 12:15
The Future of Payments!

Peter Stampka, Infineon

12:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 14:00
Trusted NFC – When Security Matters

Richard Aufreiter
Director, Product Marketing, Identification Technologies, HID Global

Kurz Facility Tour

The facility tour of Kurz will feature the following:

Demo and application area including:

  • Hot stamping application on paper substrates (poster, packaging)
  • Injection molding and decoration of 3D parts
  • Hologram application on PVC cards
  • Showroom of hot stamping applications

A tour of the production area will include Kurz’s 9-color printing machine as well as their robot handled tooling magazine for roto gravure printing cylinders.

18:00 - 20:00
Offsite Networking Dinner – Sponsored by Kurz
Select date to see events.

Meet Our Exhibitors!

This is not your same tabletop display! Attendees joined exhibitors set up within the Networking Zone during meals and breaks and only these exhibitors had an opportunity to promote their BEST product during our Speed Share session. Exhibitors pitched their product and attendees voted on the best product of the event, which was Oasys Technologies. Oasys presented their extensive capabilities for the precise collation of card body and Electronic Identification materials.

Below is a list of exhibitors at this year’s CardTREX Europe:

  • Barnes International – Card and Contactless Device Personalization Test Tools and Systems for Scheme Certification and QC testing.  ISO and CQM test tools for Magnetic Stripe and Contactless/Dual Interface. EMV training and consultancy. P3 Data Preparation Systems.
  • Cardel – Supplier of Lamination Plates, Lamination Pads, Heat Activated Chip Adhesives and Pre-laid Mag Strip on Overlay
  • Graph-Tech USA – TotalMag – Magnetic Encoding System and eZID- RFID Encoding
  • Oasys Technologies – Manufacturer of Card Production Machinery

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

Email Diane Webster-Sweeney for a contract or for more information.

At this year’s virtual event, sponsors will be for both the Europe track and North America track and will have the opportunity to speak for 5 minutes to all attendees.

2021 Exhibitors Include:


2021 Venue: Zoom

*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 host hotel. ICMA is not utilizing the services of any housing service for the 2019 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 Designation

(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. At CardTREX Europe, ICMA offered the ACE-A training and exam.

To sign up for this seminar, the cost is $249, please click this link 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. Dates will be announced soon.

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