Princeton Junction, N.J., Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, and the Secure Technology Alliance, a multi-industry association working to stimulate adoption of smart card technology and advanced payment technology, announced today they will co-locate their respective conferences for the third year in a row. This year the associations will also co-locate with the U.S. Payments Forum All Members Meeting.
The 2018 ICMA Card Manufacturing & Personalization EXPO, Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit and the U.S. Payments Forum All Member Meeting will be held March 26-29 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Florida. The events will include a combined expo and separate educational tracks on card manufacturing/personalization trends and emerging payment applications/new technologies for mobile and transportation payments. ICMA and Secure Technology Alliance will also host separate networking events for attendees and organization members.
“Card technologies continue to innovate the industry, and we look forward to sharing the latest education, best practices and networking opportunities for our members, alongside our colleagues from Secure Technology Alliance, at the 2018 EXPO in Orlando,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, founder and executive director of ICMA.
Barnhart continued, “As always, attendees will be invited to educate, learn and network while gaining valuable insight on card manufacturing and issuing trends and new technologies in security and payments, as well as market forecasts.”
Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are now available for the 2018 co-located events. For more information, visit icmaexpo.com.
For nearly 30 years, ICMA has been a nonprofit association of card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and related industry participants. With 225 members globally, ICMA acts as a resource for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of cards. More information is available at icma.com.
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Greta Cuyler International Card Manufacturers Association 609-297-2208 [email protected]