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Sep 15, 2020, 09:07 ET ICMA Announces New Virtual Event for Card Manufacturers

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers,...


Jul 15, 2020, 09:07 ET ICMA Celebrates 30th Anniversary at 2021 EXPO

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers will ...


Jul 07, 2020, 09:17 ET ICMA Announces Launch of Virtual Commercial Card Industry Training

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) announced today the expansion of its Advanced Card Education (ACE) program by launching a new ...


Jun 02, 2020, 09:07 ET Card Manufacturers Pivot to Combat COVID-19 Globally

Members of the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) are pivoting operations to meet the worldwide demand for personal protective...


Jan 23, 2020, 09:21 ET Global Plastic Card Industry Grows to $27B

The global plastic card industry reports a 2.8% increase to a record-high $27 billion, which is equal to the production of 37.1 billion cards,...


Nov 14, 2019, 14:25 ET ICMA 2020 EXPO Focuses on Global Card Industry Trends, Technology, Future

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers will ...


Jul 09, 2019, 14:07 ET CardTREX Highlights Smarter Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies, such as smart cards and smart manufacturing, will be featured during CardTREX North America and CardTREX Europe this fall, the ...


Apr 04, 2019, 18:57 ET ICMA's Élan Awards Celebrate Excellence in Card Manufacturing

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers,...


Jan 17, 2019, 14:00 ET Global Report: Government & Health Care Card Volume Up Nearly 10%

Government agencies and healthcare organizations across the globe have been adopting chip cards to adhere to regulations and to combat fraud, driving ...


Jan 17, 2019, 09:03 ET Global Report: Government & Health Care Card Volume Up Nearly 10%

Government agencies and healthcare organizations across the globe have been adopting chip cards to adhere to regulations and to combat fraud, driving ...


Jan 16, 2019, 15:30 ET Global Report: Government & Health Care Card Volume Nearly 10%

Government agencies and healthcare organizations across the globe have been adopting chip cards to adhere to regulations and to combat fraud, driving ...


Nov 08, 2018, 08:07 ET Global Economist Analyzes Historic Growth, Trade Tensions at ICMA EXPO

Global economist Bernard Baumohl will discuss the global reverberations of the U.S.'s unprecedented economic growth and international trade tensions...


Jul 09, 2018, 14:22 ET ICMA's 2019 EXPO Focuses on How the World Transacts Everyday

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers will ...


Apr 25, 2018, 02:04 ET ICMA Welcomes New President

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers,...


Apr 02, 2018, 04:25 ET ICMA's Élan Awards Celebrate Excellence in Card Manufacturing

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers,...


Mar 06, 2018, 12:19 ET ICMA Keynotes Examine Global Economy, Customer Experience

The International Card Manufacturers Association announced today that its keynote speakers will focus on the state of the global economy, including a ...


Jan 17, 2018, 10:33 ET Global Report: 75% of Financial Cards Have Chip

Three quarters of all financial cards now have a chip, according to the International Card Manufacturers Association's (ICMA) release today of its...


Oct 05, 2017, 16:22 ET 3,500+ Key Local Government Decision Makers to Convene at 2017 ICMA Annual Conference in San Antonio

More than 3,500 key local government decision makers, exhibitors, and guests from cities, towns, counties, related entities, and private-sector firms ...


Jun 08, 2017, 11:00 ET Median Base Pay for Top Local Government Managers Moves Upward, 2016 ICMA Survey Reveals

The median annual base salary for local government chief appointed managers and administrators (CAOs) increased by 1.6% percent from $127,000 to...


May 02, 2017, 13:00 ET Inadequate Funding Biggest Barrier to Local Governments Achieving High Levels of Cybersecurity

The inability to pay competitive salaries, insufficient cybersecurity staff, and a general lack of funds present serious barriers to local...


Apr 19, 2017, 17:29 ET 93% of Local Governments Cite Savings as Top Motivator for Innovation; 85% Cite Lack of Funding as Biggest Barrier

Realizing potential budget savings is the most significant factor motivating local governments to implement new practices or initiatives, while the...


Jan 17, 2017, 13:00 ET ICMA Study Reveals 5 Areas Where Public Libraries Can Support Community Goals

Public libraries can play an important role in advancing such community priorities as broadband access, digital literacy, early childhood education,...


Jan 09, 2017, 02:30 ET Local Governments Turn to Creative Methods to Bridge Infrastructure Financing Gaps

While municipal bonds will continue to be the central option for how local infrastructure in financed, local governments are using a combination of...


Dec 20, 2016, 09:30 ET National Resource Network And International City/County Management Association Release Broadband Resource Guide For Local Governments

The National Resource Network (NRN) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) today released Access and Inclusion in the...


Sep 29, 2016, 11:00 ET New Study Explores Priorities and Barriers of Implementing Smart City Technologies in U.S. Cities and Counties

Community priorities for smart city technologies, the current status of smart city initiatives, procurement patterns, and motivators and barriers to...