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In order to best serve the needs of our members, ACT Canada is affiliated with several associations:

ETA is payments technology. We are the hub of activity for financial institutions, networks, payments companies, FinTech and technology innovators. ETA is where the payments technology world does business, gets educated, engages in policy advocacy, and invents the future of commerce. ETA members power our economy through secure, reliable and rewarding experiences for merchants and consumers.

EUROSMART is an international association located in Brussels representing the Voice of the Smart Card Industry for multi-sector applications (created in 1995). The Association is a non-profit organization committed to expanding the world's smart card market, developing smart card standards and continuously improving quality and security applications. Manufacturers of smart cards, semiconductors, terminals, equipment for smart cards system integrators, application developers and issuers gather and work into dedicated working groups on security, marketing, and communication issues. Through its activities, Eurosmart actively support the development of the smart card business and act as a catalyst and forum for the smart card stakeholders.

EESTEL is an association of independent experts in the field of smart card technologies and electronic transactions, which means to fulfill its mission by offering a complete range of products and services. EESTEL was born in 1998 from the need of large organisations to find full competence, and experience in an entity independent from larger industrial and financial groups. Since then, the association has always been working on major projects (consultancy for payment systems) and delivering products (production test tools) all over the world.

Driven by its member organizations, with cross industry representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform is the worldwide leader in smart card infrastructure development. Its proven and interoperable technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are known as the standard for smart card infrastructure. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, GlobalPlatform's strategy is defined and prioritized by a member elected Board of Directors.

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) serves the dynamic plastic card industry and the various companies and organizations involved in manufacturing and personalizing these cards. Billions of plastic cards now fill pockets and purses throughout the world. As the complexity of card manufacturing and applications has increased, so have the production, standards, quality, security and environmental issues surrounding the cards. The need to bring together these diverse elements of the plastic card industry led to the formation of the ICMA.

Information Security Media Group publishes BankInfoSecurity, CUInfoSecurity, GovInfoSecurity, HealthcareInfoSecurity, InfoRiskToday, DataBreachToday and CareersInfoSecurity. These digital media sites offer news, views, research and education on the top industry, security, regulatory and technology challenges facing information security leaders worldwide. Each site is guided by an advisory board of renowned thought-leaders from business, government and education. ISMG's suite of educational webinars offers hands-on training by knowledgeable practitioners and is available to individual and corporate subscribers. ISMG's custom research, including the Healthcare Information Security Today, Faces of Fraud and Cloud Computing Security surveys, is routinely featured at leading industry events, such as RSA Conference and BAI Payments Connect.

The National Association of Campus Card Users was formed in 1993 to provide a responsive, diversified source of campus card related information and services. NACCU membership is open to all colleges, universities, secondary institutions and companies that are involved with the campus card market.

The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for profit, multi-industry association of member firms working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations, and open forums the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. For more information contact the Alliance at 1-800-556-6828 or via email at

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