Schedule at a Glance

Monday, March 26, 2018

  • Golf Outing
  • Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

  • Exhibits
  • Full Day of Educational Sessions
  • Reception in Exhibit Hall
  • ICMA Élan Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  • Exhibits
  • Full Day of Educational Sessions

 Thursday, March 29, 2018

  • Joint Session led by ICMA and Secure Technology Alliance (half day)

Secure Topic

Non-Secure Topic

Secure/Non-Secure Topic

ICMA Golf Outing


12:00 - 18:00
ICMA ACE-M Training

Pre-registration is required

12:00 - 17:00
Exhibit Set-Up
13:00 - 17:00
Registration Open
17:00 - 17:30
ICMA New Member Reception
17:00 - 18:30
Joint Welcome Reception

In Exhibit Hall

07:30 - 08:30

In Exhibit Hall

08:45 - 09:45
KEYNOTE: The Global Economic & Geopolitical Outlook: What are the Opportunities & Risks Ahead?

For the first time in a decade, we have a broad based global economic recovery. Consumers and businesses around the world are ramping up spending and this will accelerate new orders for manufacturers. But which countries will be the leaders and laggards in this economic upswing and how will it impact inflation, interest rates, and currencies? At the same time, waves of new disruptive technologies are reshaping how we conduct business. Online shopping has revolutionized retail and B-to-B sales. Payments systems have evolved from simple cash to hi-tech credit cards, cell phones swipes, and now moving toward direct peer-to-peer transactions based on blockchain technology. Yet hovering menacingly over all is the harsh reality that economic and geopolitical shocks will also become more frequent in the future. Which of these major threats are most likely to erupt in the next 12 to 24 months and what would be the consequences for the global economy?

Presented by Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist, THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK GROUP, LLC.

09:45 - 10:30
ICMA Spark! Talks – Individual Perspectives on Embracing Change

Presented by: Jeffery Barnhart, Executive Director, ICMA; Keith Yeates, President, Bristol ID Technologies; Michael Dorner, CEO, Variuscard; Pietro Parmigianni, Managing Director, Bilcare Research; Justin D’Angelo, COO, CompoSecure LLC

10:30 - 11:15

In Exhibit Hall

11:15 - 12:15
State of the Industry:  Are Digital Presses the Next Great Advance in Card Printing?

Moderated by: David Tushie, Magellan Consulting/ICMA Standards Representative
Panelists: Michael Dorner, Variuscard; Tim Weatherill, Klöckner Pentaplast; Scott Shipp, HP; Jeremy Witte, CPI Card Group

12:15 - 13:45

In Exhibit Hall

13:45 - 14:30
Card Personalization in Today’s Digital World

Presented by Constantin Hupka, G+D Mobile Security

14:30 - 15:15
Challenges of Making Display Cards

Presented by Uwe Trüggleman, TruCert Ltd

15:15 - 15:45

In Exhibit Hall

16:00 - 17:30
ICMA Speed Networking

ICMA Exhibitors and Card Manufacturers / Personalizers meet in a one-on-one setting – a great networking opportunity!

17:30 - 18:30
Joint Reception

In Exhibit Hall

19:00 - 21:00
ICMA Elan Awards of Excellence Dinner – Havana Nights!

Join us for a special Havana Nights!-themed Elan Awards Dinner

Additional fee required

08:00 - 08:45

In Exhibit Hall

08:45 - 09:30
KEYNOTE: The Six Laws of Customer Experience

Lucas will share how organizations can make better, more customer-centric decisions by following the “Six Laws of Customer Experience.” Attendees will learn about the case for customer experience and why it matters now more than ever, about how people and organizations behave and the things organizations that excel in customer service do differently than others to consistently create and deliver positive customer experiences.

Presented by Aimee Lucas, The Temkin Group

09:30 - 10:15
The Rise of Biometric Cards

Presented by Antonio D’Albore, Embedded Security News

10:15 - 11:00

In Exhibit Hall

11:00 - 12:00
Trends in Dynamic Card Designs

Moderated by John Schneiderhan, Sun Chemical
Panelists: Megan Bogard, CPI Card Group; Adam Wahler, A to A Solutions, Ltd.; Judy Vigiletti, Mastercard; Curt Baskin, Sun Chemical; Julian Schmidt, Visa

12:00 - 13:30

In Exhibit Hall

13:00 - 18:00
ICMA ACE-P Training

Pre-registration is required

13:30 - 14:00
Rewritable Printing Technology: Tying the Digital and Physical Together

Presented by Omer Gila, HP

14:00 - 14:45
Powered Cards – The Next Generation of Cards

Presented by Thomas Decker, Linxens Holding SAS

14:45 - 15:30

In Exhibit Hall

15:30 - 16:30
Innovative Materials Panel

Moderated by Jim Morcsh, Bristol ID

Panelists: Katie Potter, CPI Card Group; Mike Walsh, SICPA; Barry Gilbert, HW Sands; Guy Meeker, Teraco

16:30 - 17:30
The Evolution of Personalization Technologies and their Impact on Designs

Presented b Alyssa Arredondo, Entrust Datacard

08:00 - 08:45

In Exhibit Hall

08:45 - 10:15
New Technology Spotlight Track

(Jointly hosted by STA and ICMA)

Highlighting brief marketing presentations about fintech and card technology innovators. Grouped by topic, three 20-minute presentations, plus a 10 minute panel Q&A

Powered cards/ Display cards

IDEX – a fingerprint sensor for contactless cards and a pioneering remote enrolment solution for biometric cards
Presenter: Brian Roberts – IDEX

ZWIPE – dual-interface biometric payment card, operating without the need for a battery or fixed power supply and without the need for a centralized database.
Presenter: Pascal DuFour – ZWIPE

ELLIPSE – switɔh™, a new battery-free Dynamic CVx2 card and Cloud Platform for CNP fraud prevention.
Presenter: Cyril Lalo – Ellipse

10:15 - 10:45

In Exhibit Hall

10:45 - 12:00
New Technology Spotlight Track

(Jointly hosted by STA and ICMA)

Highlighting brief marketing presentations about new card manufacturing and printing technologies. Grouped by topic, three 20-minute presentations, plus a 10 minute panel Q&A

Card Manufacturing/ Card Printing Technology

Business, Marketing and Operational Challenges to Perform a Smooth Migration from EMV Contact to Dual Interface Cards
Presenter: Benoit Guez, SPS

New Innovations with Melinex® PETF
Presenter: Allison Kimmitz, DuPont Teijin Films

Biometric Payment Cards – Driving Towards Mass Adoption
Presenter:  Michel Roig, Fingerprint Cards AB

12:00 - 13:00
12:00 - 18:00
ICMA ACE-A Training

Pre-registration is required

13:00 - 16:00
ICMA ACE-M and ACE-P Exams

Pre-registration is required

08:00 - 11:00

Pre-registration is required

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ICMA Announces – the Elan Awards of Excellence Dinner… Havana Nights!

Be sure to select the Registration Fee including Dinner

Join us for Havana Nights–celebrating the cool sounds and hot style of Havana–relax, have a mojito, groove to the Latin music, and of course partake in the lively, flavorful cuisine of Cuba. During this night we will recognize the winners of the distinguished Elan Awards of Excellence.

NOTE: You must either choose the registration fee which includes Dinner or purchase a separate Dinner ticket in the online store.


Separate Registration Required

Join us as we tee off at our annual EXPO golf outing. The resort features two championship 18-hole golf courses designed by accomplished architect and golfer Greg Norman and a lighted nine-hole, par 3 golf course, and is the world headquarters for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. The 2018 outing will take place on the hotel’s International course on Monday, March 26 at 9am.

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