In 1976, Intergraf's predecessor, the International Master Printers Association formed a specialist section for security printers, encompassing both the banknote and ID sectors, and organised a first conference in Milan, Italy.
About 50 security printers, their customers and suppliers attended. The event met the need of the industry players to come together and learn what was new. It was held every 18 months for the next 15 years, drawing up to 200 delegates.
In 1991, suppliers were allowed to exhibit for the first time. Attendance shot up, making Intergraf's SecurityPrinters the largest and most comprehensive in the industry.
Since then, SecurityPrinters has given a universal and precise picture of the industry as a whole, catering equally to central banks and passport issuing authorities, to police and security printers, and to their suppliers.
Past events highlights