International Card Manufacturers Association Educational Institute will host
two 2002 Workshops, both
themed “Thriving in Today’s Changing Card Industry.” The workshops will be
in two locations: The Forum Hotel, Munich, Germany on February 6-7; and The
Hotel Inter-Continental Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA on March 5-6.
The chairmen of the workshops are Herbert GrÃ¼n of Giesecke & Devrient, GmbH
Europe and Gerald Blight of Plastag Corporation for USA.
Topics include the latest advances in printing and personalization techniques
and equipment, standards, and more. While some of the topics for the two
workshops are shared, each workshop reflects geographical trends in its
particular region. The Europe workshop includes an entire afternoon dedicated
to polyester cards due to its prevalence. The US workshop includes a detailed
discussion about the irradiation of mail to combat bioterrorism and its
on plastic cards. Each workshop will also include an overview of the new ICMA
Card Industry Training Program.
The faculty includes an expert pool of ICMA members and other specialists.
presentation allows ample time for question and answer sessions and
The workshops are suitable for all card manufacturing and personalization
production managers, supervisors, executives and line workers. As a special
member benefit, the workshops are open to ICMA members only and are
value-priced at just $269 USD.
For a complete workshop agenda of topics and speakers, visit the ICMA Web
at www.icma.com. For registration information or for
information on becoming a
member of ICMA, contact Lynn McCullough at (609) 799-4900; e-mail
email@example.com or visit the ICMA web site at
Based in Princeton Junction, NJ, ICMA is a non-profit association of card
manufacturers and related industry participants. With more than 220 members
globally, ICMA acts as a clearinghouse for industry issues, including the
production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of