High Security Printing EMEA

Sofia, Bulgaria

4-6 March 2024

 

It has been splendid, excellent presentations from distinguished players in the currency and ID documents ecosystem. The coronavirus threat couldn’t stop HSP EMEA, Lisbon, Portugal!

National Identity Authority, Ghana

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High Security Printing EMEA

Sofia, Bulgaria

4-6 March 2024

 

The conference was very interesting. Regarding the new trends in technology it’s interesting to explore both perspectives from industry and law enforcement.

Immigration and Borders Service (Portugal)

High Security Printing EMEA

Sofia, Bulgaria

4-6 March 2024

 

In my opinion, the conference gave me the opportunity to see the next products and technical developments in the area of ID document security. The conference is well organised and I do not have any remarks.

Ministry of the Interior, Croatia

High Security Printing EMEA

Sofia, Bulgaria

4-6 March 2024

 

Continues to be a very interesting conference that lets us know the news and good practices used by partner as well as trends.

INCM

High Security Printing EMEA

Sofia, Bulgaria

4-6 March 2024

 

Good venue – excellent! A pity what is happening in the world – great that it still happened! Well done!

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About High Security Printing EMEA

The Regional Forum for Secure Document Technologies

The latest technologies and techniques in the production and issue of banknotes, ePassports, ID cards, visas and other secure documents across Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

The conference, which provides excellent networking opportunities alongside the programme and exhibition, is complemented by a number of social events, including a welcome cocktail reception and gala dinner.

Attendance at the EMEA events is generally in the region of 300-350, with attendees not just from the region, but all parts of the globe. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet senior level decision makers in one location and will be of interest to those companies already working in, or looking to expand into, European, Middle-East and African region

Government organisations are provided an attractive fee structure whilst Europe, Middle-East and Africa delegates who live and work in the region are also eligible for reduced rates.

High Security Printing™ EMEA focuses on government-specified and issued documents, including currency, fiduciary documents, excise stamps, ID cards, e-passports, visas, vehicle documents and licences, with a particular emphasis on banknotes and the emerging technologies for ID and travel documents. As in previous events, speakers will be specialists in their field providing technical presentations, including some regional case studies. Running in tandem with the event will be a trade exhibition of approximately 30 exhibitors working in the currency, e-passport, smart card, authentication and related industries.

High Security Printing EMEA is one of a trio of regional events from Reconnaissance, with its two sister events – High Security Printing Latin America and High Security Printing Asia – also taking place annually, serving their respective regions.

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Who Should Attend the Forum?

  • Governments
  • Central banks
  • Banknote issuing authorities
  • Issuers of passports, ID and travel documents
  • Regulators/Enforcement
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Document examiners
  • Border and immigration control
  • Counterfeit analysts
  • Specialist Service Providers & Equipment Suppliers
  • State printing works
  • Commercial high security printers
  • Suppliers of substrates, security features and biometrics
  • Suppliers and integrators of passport and ID systems
  • Pre-press, printing, finishing and inspection equipment manufacturers
  • Suppliers of specialist services for the security printing and ID markets

Programme

Monday 4 March 2024

09:00 – 12:30 Currency – The Future of Cash Seminar

Led by Antti Heinonen, former Director of Banknotes at the ECB and Guillaume Lepecq, Cash Essentials

The seminar will focus on understanding the changing cash environment and what stakeholders are doing to optimise the cash cycle and ensure the future viability and sustainability of cash. It brings together all stakeholders to discuss new strategies for shaping the cash ecosystem of the future.

The seminar will be led by Antti Heinonen, former Director of Banknotes at the ECB and Guillaume Lepecq, founder of the CashEssentials think Tank.

The seminar will address three key questions:

  • How can stakeholders contribute to shape a viable and sustainable cash ecosystem in an increasingly uncertain environment?
  • Is cash a public good? Or a basic right? If so what are the policy implications in terms of access and acceptance, resilience and the funding of the cash cycle?
  • What can we learn for the global evolution of cash demand?

In addition, Round Table Conversations will offer the opportunity to debate the burning questions, ranging from declining transactional demand for cash; the need for a more resilient cash cycle in a multi-crisis environment or the loss of privacy in a less-cash environment. Participants will be invited to deploy their collective intelligence to assess and discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the future of cash.

09:00 – 12:30 Identity – The Emerging Behaviour of Fraudsters in the Modern World –  The Obstacles in Future-Proofing Document Design

Michael Van Gestel & Simon Horswell, Onfido

The digital revolution is here to stay. Consumers, and therefore governments and corporations, demand self-service, and with it, remote document authentication at scale. With recent advances in AI, fraudsters have access to better tooling, and limitless source material.

In this seminar, we will take a deep dive into the statistics and findings of Onfido’s 2024 Identity Fraud Report; in particular, the emerging behaviour of fraudsters in the modern world. We will look at the current methodology employed by organised fraud rings, the importance of document design in their approaches, and potential solutions.

13:30 – 17:00 Currency – Operation Timerbrier- A Counterfeiters Fall from Glory

Kerre Corbin, Kerrency Ltd

A father and son team were sentenced in December 2022 after pleading guilty to manufacturing £977,000 worth of counterfeit banknotes. This is their story.

Learn how these counterfeiters used Dearneside Press, a legitimate printing business, to manufacture counterfeit Scottish banknotes. The counterfeit notes were printed at the shop, then taken to the son’s house to simulate all the security features. Three boxes of evidence were submitted for examination after the raid on both properties, but there was more to come.

Sheets of counterfeit banknotes, inks, stamps, rolls of used and unused foil, dies for hot foil stamping machine, genuine pattern banknotes, crime scene photos, and computer files/images had to all be linked together for the six different counterfeit banknotes. Holograms, windowed threads, and UV patterns were simulated on UV dull paper. Amongst all the evidence was a huge surprise that Mr. Gaunt could not refute. A mammoth task, but it was all worth it!

18:30 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 5 March 2024

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Session 1 – Currency and Identity Documents in EMEA

09:00

Welcome Address

Peter Chobanov

Bulgarian National Bank ( BNB) (Bulgaria)

09:10

The Art of Oberthur Fiduciaire

Plamen Tzviatkov

Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

Sven Busselberg

Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

09:30

ECB’s Product Environment Footprint

Bernadette O'Brien

European Central Bank (Germany)

09:50

Conceptual Design of the New Bulgarian Documents. New Bulgarian ID Card

Petia Yordanova

Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria)

10:10

Cash Usage and Trends Across EMEA Regions

John Winchcombe

Currency News (UK)

10:30 Session Q&A
10:50 Break – Refreshments

Session 2 – Currency Developments                              

Session 2 – Developments in Identity Documents

11:40

Escher®: Advancing Digital 3D Intaglio Design

Dr. Michael Kasch

Orell Füssli Security Printing (Switzerland)

12:00

100 Years of Excellence – Power to the Print

Phil Holland

Komori Corporation (Japan)

12:20

Denmark’s Currency Plans

Niels Kaas

Danmarks Nationalbank (Denmark)

12:40

Applications of Neurocash® in the Cash Cycle

Ruben Ortuño

Banco de España (Spain)

13:00 Session Q&A

11:40

Unveiling the Future of Secure Travel with Latvia’s New ePassport

Ēriks Vismanis

Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) (Latvia)

Liis Vilde

Veridos (Germany)

12:00

DOVIDs for Travel and Identity Documents – Recent Trends and Developments

Micaal Sidorov

Demax Holograms (Bulgaria)

12:20

EIGHT PHOTOS

Claudia Schwendimann

Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) (Austria)

12:40

Deep-Learning Enhanced Security Codes

Marc Pic

Advanced Track & Trace (ATT) (France)

13:00 Session Q&A
13:20 Lunch

Session 3 – Design & Security

14:50

Designing High Security Products – Trends & Developments

Barna Barabas

Jura JSP (Hungary)

15:10

The Role of Central Banks in Reducing the Number of Cash in Transit & ATM Attacks to Increase Security and Maintain the Publics’ Access to Cash

Patrice Rullier

Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

15:30

Optomove® – Security in Moving Brilliance

Michael Ritschewald

Hueck Folien GmbH (Austria)

15:50

Enhancing Intaglio Printing – LaserLine Secure Luna: Seprinto’s New Technology to Reduce Ink and Improve Print Quality Non-Invasively

Virginie Lang

SEPRINTO (Switzerland)

16:10 Session Q&A

Session 3 – Design & Security

14:50

Updating eID Documents in the Field is Essential to Their Security

Juliette Thomas

IDEMIA (France)

Jérôme Boudineau

IDEMIA (France)

15:10

Large Size Embedded DOVID: Why Limit Ourselves

Amaury Chasseux

SURYS - IN Groupe (France)

15:30

From Mammoth to Robot: True Story of The National Identity Guard

Robert Dvorak

IQ Structures (Czech Republic)

15:50

Hybrid Datapage

Zoltán Balla

Hungarian Banknote Printing Company (Hungary)

16:10 Session Q&A
16:30 Extended Exhibition Viewing

 

18:30 Gala Dinner and Presentation of Regional Banknote and ID Awards

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Session 4 – Production and Sustainability

Session 4 – Developments and Sustainability in Identity and Travel

09:00

Security & Sustainability – A Mutual Journey

Thomas Kleindienst

Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co KG (Germany)

09:20

A Sustainable Future for Cash

Aurélie Berthon

Koenig & Bauer AG (Switzerland)

09:40

Closing the Loop: Unfit Banknote Disposing Practices, Emerging Trends and Recycling Innovations

Jeroen Kusters

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering (Netherlands)

10:00

Introducing Banknote Fiber Extraction – Decompose Unfit Banknotes for Optimal Repurposing

Ferdinand Storek

G+D Currency Technology (Germany)

10:20 Session Q&A

09:00

Harmonizing the Skies: Navigating Global Standardization and Regulatory Challenges in Digital Travel Credentials (DTC)

Tomasz Mokrogulski

HID Global (UK)

09:20

National ID Documents Production Waste Management

Emmanuel Kpakpo Brown

National Identification Authority (Ghana)

09:40

Use-Centric and Easy Deployment: The Veridos MobileID Platform

Nick Larter

Veridos (Germany)

10:00

The Inexorable Demise of Physical Visa Stickers – Should we be Worried?

Francis Tuffy

ID & Secure Document News (UK)

10:20 Session Q&A
10:40 Break – Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing

Session 5 – Currency Innovations

Session 5 – Document Upgrades, Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting

11:30

Visualization and Verification of Holograms. Do we have all the Tools and Solutions?

Dmitrijs Bobrovs

Regula Forensics (Latvia)

11:50

The Freedom of Choice – PVD Coatings on Intaglio Plates

Romain Waidelich

INORCOAT (Bulgaria)

12:10

New Generation of Dynamic Luminescent Inks Based on Nanotechnology to Prevent Counterfeiting

Àlex Julià Lopez

Distinkt SL (Spain)

12:30 Session Q&A

11:30

Moldova’s Actions to Reduce Counterfeiting of Travel Documents

Maria Donos

General Inspectorate of Border Police of MIA (Moldova)

11:50

An Ideal Upgrade Path for Data-Pages and Secure Documents

Richard Perera

Landqart AG (Switzerland)

12:10

Fraud Insights; Identity Fraud Report 2024

Simon Horswell

Onfido (UK)

12:30 Session Q&A
12:50 Lunch

Session 6 – Technology and Innovation

14:30

Sustainability in the Destruction Process of Banknotes

Gabriel Moser

Hunkeler Systeme AG (Switzerland)

14:50

Automation Grade Non-Cloneable Print With Credible Remote Authentication – Where The World has Missed the Plot!

Ashish Anand

Linksmart Technologies (India)

Kishor Badiger

Linksmart Technologies (India)

15:10

IHMA: The Next Frontier for Security Images

Astrid Mitchell

Reconnaissance International (UK)

15:30 Session Q&A
16:00 Closing Remarks, Farewell Cocktail Reception
18:00 Buses Leave for Football

Our Venue

Grand Hotel Millenium

Making your hotel reservation

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.

 

Online booking is no longer available.

For queries please contact [email protected]

Contact details

89B, Vitosha Blvd
1463 Sofia
Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 445 67 89″

Website

Beware of Unsolicited Offers

Delegates should only book their accommodation using the official reservation page when it becomes available – and not through any other agent.

Disreputable companies (such as Trade Show Housing) have been known to approach delegates with unauthorised offers – and these companies cannot be trusted.

Such companies have not been endorsed by us – and we never share delegate information with any housing company or travel agent. All unsolicited offers should be ignored.

If you have any questions or concerns about the hotel arrangements, contact the conference team:
[email protected]
+44 (0)1932 785 680

Grand Hotel Millenium

Delegate Fees

Government representatives can attend the conference free of charge – while special rates are available to regional delegates and state enterprise subsidiaries who permanently live and work across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

Further discounts apply for early registration – ends on 08 December 2023

Ends 08 Dec 2023

After 08 Dec 2023

Standard Delegate

GBP 2,500

GBP Sold-Out

State Enterprise Delegate 1

GBP 850

GBP Sold-Out

Government First Two Delegates 2

Sold-Out

Sold-Out

Government Additional Delegate 2

GBP 850

GBP Sold-Out

1. State Enterprise Delegate – Applies to 100% state-owned enterprises, such as printers and paper mills, based across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa – this excludes commercial state printers
2. Government DelegateApplies to government issuing authorities such as passport agencies, immigration authorities and central banks responsible for the issue of banknotes, passports, ID cards and documents, revenue stamps, health cards or vehicle registration documents etc, as well as customs, immigration and law enforcement agencies.  It does not apply to state-owned production enterprises (who instead qualify for the state enterprise rate).

Pre-Conference Workshops Fees

There is an additional charge to attend our pre-conference workshops. Government delegates can attend for free.

Government

All Other Delegates

One Pre-Conference Workshop

Sold-Out

GBP 550

Two Pre-Conference Workshops

Sold-Out

GBP 750

Government delegates can attend these seminars for free. The government rate applies to issuing authorities only, ie. government departments responsible for the issue of banknotes (central banks), or passports, ID cards and documents, revenue stamps, health cards, vehicle registration documents etc only, as well as customs, immigration and law enforcement agencies

Delegate Fees

Government representatives can attend the conference free of charge – while special rates are available to regional delegates and state enterprise subsidiaries who permanently live and work across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

Further discounts apply for early registration – ends on 08 December 2023

Standard Delegate

Ends 08 Dec 2023

After 08 Dec 2023

GBP 2,500

GBP Sold-Out

State Enterprise Delegate

Ends 08 Dec 2023

After 08 Dec 2023

GBP 850

GBP Sold-Out

State Enterprise Delegate – Applies to 100% state-owned enterprises, such as printers and paper mills, based across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa– this excludes commercial state printers.

Government First Two Delegates

Ends 08 Dec 2023

After 08 Dec 2023

Sold-Out

Sold-Out

Government DelegateApplies to government issuing authorities such as passport agencies, immigration authorities and central banks responsible for the issue of banknotes, passports, ID cards and documents, revenue stamps, health cards or vehicle registration documents etc, as well as customs, immigration and law enforcement agencies.  It does not apply to state-owned production enterprises (who instead qualify for the state enterprise rate).

Government Additional Delegate

Ends 08 Dec 2023

After 08 Dec 2023

GBP 850

GBP Sold-Out

Government DelegateApplies to government issuing authorities such as passport agencies, immigration authorities and central banks responsible for the issue of banknotes, passports, ID cards and documents, revenue stamps, health cards or vehicle registration documents etc, as well as customs, immigration and law enforcement agencies.  It does not apply to state-owned production enterprises (who instead qualify for the state enterprise rate).

Pre-Conference Workshop Fees

There is an additional charge to attend our pre-conference workshop. Government delegates can attend for FREE.

All Other Delegates

One Workshop

Two Workshops

GBP 550

GBP 750

Government delegates can attend these seminars for free. The government rate applies to issuing authorities only, ie. government departments responsible for the issue of banknotes (central banks), or passports, ID cards and documents, revenue stamps, health cards, vehicle registration documents etc only, as well as customs, immigration and law enforcement agencies