Valid USA Named Finalist for Prestigious ICMA Élan Award of Excellence

Élan Awards Celebrate Best of the Best in Global Card Industry

ICMA Elan Awards

ICMA Elan Awards

Lisle, IL, January 4, 2022 – Valid USA has been named a finalist of the prestigious 2021 Élan Award of Excellence by the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), the company announced today.

Valid USA is a finalist for the Loyalty, Promotional and Gift Card category for the Target Flying Ghosts Card for Stored Value Solutions (SVS) and a finalist for the Best Secure Payment Card category for the Mandalorian Visa Dual Interface Card for Chase Card Services.

ICMA’s Élan Awards of Excellence celebrate the pinnacle of design innovation, security and technical achievements in the global card industry. ICMA is a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers.

“Each year, the Élan Awards cast a spotlight on the best of the best in the global card industry, honoring world-class achievements in both card design and technological advances that will power the future of the industry,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, executive director and founder of ICMA. “Congratulations to Valid USA.”


About Valid USA
Valid (B³: VLID3 – ON) provides tailored solutions that integrate emerging technologies to enable secure, trusted experiences. From Data, Payments, Identity, and Mobile to IoT, Track and Trace, Digital Certification, and Agritech, Valid offers a wide portfolio of services and solutions that accelerate the digital transformation of our clients’ business. With over 60 years of experience and more than 6,000 employees in 16 countries, Valid is the largest issuer of identification documents in Brazil, among the top 5 producers of SIM cards and the world’s largest manufacturers of banking cards. To learn more, visit

About ICMA

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) is the leading global card association for card manufacturers and personalizers supported by suppliers and other industry participants. For more than 30 years, ICMA’s annual Card Manufacturing and Personalization EXPO has served as the world’s only transaction card-focused conference and exhibition. The association maintains several industry-leading training and education programs including the Advanced Card Education program, which is the global standard of recognition for advanced knowledge of the card manufacturing industry. ICMA officially participates in the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit