Monday 4 March 2024

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

Led 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


Welcome Address

Peter Chobanov

Bulgarian National Bank ( BNB) (Bulgaria)


The Art of Oberthur Fiduciaire

Plamen Tzviatkov

Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

Sven Busselberg

Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)


ECB’s Product Environment Footprint

Bernadette O'Brien

European Central Bank (Germany)


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

Petia Yordanova

Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria)


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


Escher®: Advancing Digital 3D Intaglio Design

Dr. Michael Kasch

Orell Füssli Security Printing (Switzerland)


100 Years of Excellence – Power to the Print

Phil Holland

Komori Corporation (Japan)


Denmark’s Currency Plans

Niels Kaas

Danmarks Nationalbank (Denmark)


Applications of Neurocash® in the Cash Cycle

Ruben Ortuño

Banco de España (Spain)

13:00 Session Q&A


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)


DOVIDs for Travel and Identity Documents – Recent Trends and Developments

Micaal Sidorov

Demax Holograms (Bulgaria)



Claudia Schwendimann

Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) (Austria)


Deep-Learning Enhanced Security Codes

Marc Pic

Advanced Track & Trace (ATT) (France)

13:00 Session Q&A
13:20 Lunch

Session 3 – Design & Security


Designing High Security Products – Trends & Developments

Barna Barabas

Jura JSP (Hungary)


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)


Optomove® – Security in Moving Brilliance

Michael Ritschewald

Hueck Folien GmbH (Austria)


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


Updating eID Documents in the Field is Essential to Their Security

Juliette Thomas

IDEMIA (France)

Jérôme Boudineau

IDEMIA (France)


Large Size Embedded DOVID: Why Limit Ourselves

Amaury Chasseux

SURYS - IN Groupe (France)


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

Robert Dvorak

IQ Structures (Czech Republic)


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


Security & Sustainability – A Mutual Journey

Thomas Kleindienst

Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co KG (Germany)


A Sustainable Future for Cash

Aurélie Berthon

Koenig & Bauer AG (Switzerland)


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

Jeroen Kusters

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering (Netherlands)


Introducing Banknote Fiber Extraction – Decompose Unfit Banknotes for Optimal Repurposing

Ferdinand Storek

G+D Currency Technology (Germany)

10:20 Session Q&A

Session 4 – Travel


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

Tomasz Mokrogulski

HID Global (UK)


National ID Documents Production Waste Management

Emmanuel Kpakpo Brown

National Identification Authority (Ghana)


Use-Centric and Easy Deployment: The Veridos MobileID Platform

Nick Larter

Veridos (Germany)


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

Francis Tuffy

ID & Secure Document News (UK)

10:20 Session Q&A
10:35 Break – Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing

Session 5 – TBC

Session 5 – Document Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting


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

Dmitrijs Bobrovs

Regula Forensics (Latvia)


The Freedom of Choice – PVD Coatings on Intaglio Plates

Romain Waidelich

INORCOAT (Bulgaria)


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

Àlex Julià Lopez

Distinkt SL (Spain)

12:30 Session Q&A


Moldova’s Actions to Reduce Counterfeiting of Travel Documents

Maria Donos

General Inspectorate of Border Police of MIA (Moldova)


An Ideal Upgrade Path for Data-Pages and Secure Documents

Richard Perera

Landqart AG (Switzerland)


Fraud Insights; Identity Fraud Report 2024

Simon Horswell

Onfido (UK)

12:30 Session Q&A
12:45 Lunch

14:00 Session 6 – Technology and Innovation


Sustainability in the Destruction Process of Banknotes

Gabriel Moser

Hunkeler Systeme AG (Switzerland)


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)


IHMA: The Next Frontier for Security Images

Astrid Mitchell

Reconnaissance International (UK)

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