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Banknotes High Meeting __ Tuesday 20/03/2018

Dear friends and colleagues,

It gives us great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome to Dublin.

Intergraf’s Committee of Experts has teamed up to bring together an ambitious programme focusing on pressing issues facing banknote printers, banknote issuing authorities, government authorities and law enforcement.

Keeping the focus squarely on banknotes, high-profile speakers will provide insights into new trends and best practices and will no doubt give us plenty to think and talk about.

We trust these will lead to lasting relationships that will enhance your business long into the future and thank you for your support and participation.

Dieter Sauter

Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd. __Switzerland
Chairman __ Intergraf’s Committee of Experts

Bernd Kümmerle

G+D Currency Technology GmbH __ Germany
Intergraf’s Committee of Experts

Tony Poole

Document Security Alliance __ U.S.A.
Intergraf’s Committee of Experts

Practical info


Tuesday 20/03/2018


The Convention Centre Dublin
Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay
Dublin 1, D01 T1W6, Ireland


Registration desk __ Entrance foyer (Level 0)

Speaker room

Level 1

Check the Speaker corner
Speakers are encouraged to visit the Speaker room ahead of their session


Aavailable free of charge
Entrance foyer __ Level 0

Welcome cocktail

Foyer __ Level 3

All delegates and registered partners are welcome to join. Please wear your badge to enter

Banknotes High Programme

Joint Session __ Banknotes/Identity High Meeting

09:00- 09:10Welcome speech

Dieter Sauter
Chairman, Intergraf’s Committee of Experts __ Switzerland

The Liffey B __ Level 1

09:10-09:30Fintech revolution in financial services

The speech will cover the current Fintech landscape in Ireland; opportunities and challenges posed by Fintech to financial firms, consumers and regulators; Central Bank of Ireland activity in the Fintech space; and work conducted at EU and international level, including that of the European Supervisory Authorities, the European Commission and Parliament, and the Financial Stability Board.

Gerry Cross
Director of Policy and Risk, Central Bank of Ireland __ Ireland

The Liffey B __ Level 1

09:30-09:50Fighting back – identity document fraud in focus

INTERPOL actively pursues solutions that help identify, prevent and disrupt global threats to the security of countries and their citizens, caused and facilitated by criminal activities involving false and fraudulent identity and travel documents. This presentation will describe its role and response to document fraud, including the latest developments in this fast-evolving environment.

Malik Alibegovic
Forensic Analyst, INTERPOL __ France

The Liffey B __ Level 1

09:50-10:00 Q&A

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

Banknotes High Meeting

10:30-10:45 Welcome and presentation round

10:45-11:05Selection and testing of new security features for euro banknotes

The presentation will describe the various criteria developed by the Eurosystem to select performing security features for euro banknotes.

Jean-Michel Grimal
Head of Division, Currency Development, Directorate Banknotes, European Central Bank __ Germany

The Liffey B __ Level 1

11:05-11:25Is cash dying a slow death or a vibrant alternative to payments innovation? Perspectives from the Federal Reserve Board

Today, we can order groceries, stream movies, and even control household appliances with electronic devices that were the stuff of science fiction not too long ago. Expectations of convenience and immediacy are driving innovation in all areas of daily life, including payment systems. Consumers now have a range of options for purchasing goods and services, and financial services firms are evolving to keep pace with demand for real-time payments and banking services. I will explain the US experience and possible effects of payments innovation on cash usage.

Michael Lambert
Director of Banknotes, Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System, __ United States of America

The Liffey B __ Level 1

11:25-11:45Banknote substrate durability profiling

The most important variables affecting the durability of the banknote are: the substrate, the treatment, the printing techniques, the climate, and the public’s handling habits. We believe that a new approach must be developed to measure the profiling power of each of these.

Mazen Hamdan
Executive Director of Cash Operations Department, Central Bank of Lebanon __ Lebanon

The Liffey B __ Level 1

11:45-12:05A dangerous counterfeit!

This presentation will reveal how the Dutch tackled a dangerous counterfeit banknote with machine readable features and very well imitated public and cashier features – a counterfeit that forces BEMs to improve their equipment and the Central Bank to prepare an attack plan against L2 counterfeits.

Jan van der Fluit
Counterfeit Banknote Expert, Dutch National Bank, National Analyse Centrum __ The Netherlands

The Liffey B __ Level 1

12:05-12:25 Q&A

12:25-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:25Deciding on the features of Australia’s next generation banknotes

Challenges, risks and decisions so far.

Lindsay Boulton
Assistant Governor, Business Services, Reserve Bank of Australia __ Australia

The Liffey B __ Level 1

14:25-14:55Leveraging modern tools and creating new opportunities for your banknote counterfeiting business

The DarkNet provides a new platform for counterfeiters, offering diverse services that range from secured distribution to brand new business models.

Fabrice Capiez
Counterfeits Unit Manager, Banque de France __ France

Etienne Grienenberger
R&D Director, Banque de France __ France

The Liffey B __ Level 1

14:55-15:20Noah’s Ark Collector Banknote

'Noah’s Ark' is the first collector banknote issued by the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA). Now that it has been circulating in Armenia for approximately four months, we can say with assurance that, being incredibly attractive and strongly secured, it enjoys wide popularity among the Armenian population and collectors worldwide.

Nune Teryan
Head of Currency Issue Unit, Money Circulation Department, Central Bank of Armenia __ Armenia

The Liffey B __ Level 1

15:20-15:40 Q&A

15:40-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-16:35Track and Trace from production to circulation - SARB approach to banknote performance evaluation

South African Reserve Bank is implementing a track and trace solution based on big data, from production to regional field circulation. Banknotes with different substrates and technical specifications are individually monitored so that circulation performance can be compared and reliable data, relevant to the country’s unique conditions, used to make future decisions on substrate and feature specifications.

Pradeep Maharaj
Group Executive Currency Manager, Executive Management Department, South African Reserve Bank __ South Africa

The Liffey B __ Level 1

16:35-16:55Research for the future of the banknote

This paper will provide insights into the historic development and – publicised – outcomes of academic research in the banknote field.

Johannes Schaede
Technical Director, KBA-NotaSys __ Switzerland

The Liffey B __ Level 1

16:55-17:15CDI2: future optical banknote inspection – modularity for sorting machines

The presentation will provide insights into the functionalities and an update on the Common Detector Interface Version 2 (CDI2), the open standard developed by the Eurosystem, the Federal Reserve System and industry partners to allow central banks to integrate sensors in banknote sorting machines.

Markus Clabian
Head of Business Unit, High-Performance Image Processing, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) __ Austria

The Liffey B __ Level 1

17:15-17:30 Q&A

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