Valid named finalist in ICMA Élan Awards for Manufacturing Excellence

LISLE, Ill., December 8, 2020Valid, the leading provider of technology solutions for mobile, identity, data and payments, is proud to announce being named a finalist in the ICMA Élan Awards for Manufacturing Excellence in Loyalty, Promotion, and Gift Cards for the Walmart U.S. Happy Holiday Snow Globe Card for Fiserv and the Target Just Married Card for Stored Value Solutions.

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, announced the winners of the prestigious 2020 Élan Awards of Excellence, which celebrate the pinnacle of design innovation, security and technical achievements in the global card industry. The winners were revealed during a ceremony as part of ICMA Connect, A Global Virtual Forum & Trade Show, which was live-streamed on November 4 & 5.

“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. “Even during these unprecedented times, this year’s entries were just as impressive as ever, pushing the boundaries with new advances, superior manufacturing techniques, innovative security features and superb design quality.”

With entries from North America, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and other areas of the world, the Élan Awards for Manufacturing Excellence drive innovation within the card industry to ultimately strengthen the entire card business.

About Valid

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

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, ICMA is a nonprofit association of card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and related industry participants. With more than 200 members globally, ICMA is a resource for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of cards. More information is available at