2022 Review

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High Security Printing EMEA in Picture Perfect Lisbon

Seven cinematic hillsides overlook the Rio Tejo cradle – Lisbon’s postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals – which provided a wonderful backdrop to the latest High Security Printing HSP (EMEA) conference. And despite the gathering storm clouds of coronavirus, the events was still host to over 270 delegates from more than 136 organisations and 43 countries, who came together in what was probably the last industry event for some months to come. 

The conference programme was split into two parallel tracks – one focusing on currency and the other on travel and identity documents – allowing attendees to concentrate on the topics and issues that interest them most. A total of 52 presentations was delivered over the two days with seven dedicated sessions covering regional developments in currency, passports and national eID, security features, production and print as well as issuance and identity management, authentication, cash management, developments in other secure documents, and technology and innovation.

There was an overriding theme on the currency side of the environment and climate change impact: not only were there several  presentations touching on this topic, but it was also the theme of the first seminar on 9  March. A number of organisations presented what the industry can do to minimise the environmental impact of the cash cycle. Many of these have made practical changes in their currency production and  management cycles which have led to a real impact on their environmental footprint.

The second currency seminar provided an overview of the new Europa series and its security features, including the newest features introduced in the high value banknotes. In an unusually open and frank session Manuel Mourato, Senior Forensic Expert from the Judiciary Police National Counterfeiting Analysis Centre in Portugal not only gave his view on how secure those banknotes are and if the new features will be sufficient to prevent counterfeiting, but also provided numerous examples of counterfeit features for the audience to examine.  

The ID seminars looked at the creation of a passport design and how many countries have been able to deliver unique travel documents that become works of art and symbols of trust followed by the theory of blockchain, digital transformation and augmented reality in the high security printing sector.

The conference itself was formally opened by Mr Hélder Rosalino, Member of the Board, Banco de Portugal followed by Sérgio São João, also of the central bank, who reviewed Valora’s development strategy covering its development from 2004. Valora is fully owned by Banco de Portugal and produces the share of euro banknotes allocated to Banco de Portugal by the Eurosystem. Euro banknotes produced by Valora are easily identifiable through the serial number, which always start with M.

Presentations then followed covering other regional and ID developments with presentations from the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service, IDEMIA and the Central Bank of Morocco’s own national banknote printing and minting works, Dar As-Sikkah.

The programme then divided into two tracks covering currency and ID/secure documents respectively – with a packed agenda comprising over 50 speakers, a handful of whom – due to travel restrictions already in place – gave their presentations by video link.. On the currency side, the topics  covered a range of regional currency developments, design, durability and security of banknotes, the future for cash covering the facts rather than fiction, production, print and destruction – including the afore-mentioned environmental / climate change dimensions of the cash cycle.

On the ID side the focus was on travel and identity documents in the region, recent developments, document design, security and personalisation, electronic documents and government services, as well as document fraud and authentication. A specialist session was dedicated to tax stamps and traceability developments with presentations from the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA), the Customs Department of Malta, Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda (INCM) and SICPA.  

A specialised exhibition of over 40 companies was held alongside the conference sessions, providing delegates with an opportunity to see the latest industry products and solutions.

There were two other highlights of the event which included the conference dinner at the stunning SUD Lisboa Restaurant. The dinner also provided the setting for the presentation of the annual Best Banknote and Best ID Document Awards.

Several new notes and a note series were recognised for their outstanding technical advancement and design, and security excellence.

The Central Bank of Armenia’s new Dram series won the accolade for the Best New Series, reflecting the country’s commitment to improve the quality of its currency in the face of one of the toughest environments in the world for circulating notes.

The Best New Banknote award went to the Bank of England for its new eye-catching £20 note featuring renowned English artist JMW Turner. Several overt and covert design features include a metallised 3D image of the coronation crown on the font with a purple foil patch based on the staircase at the Tate Britain on the reverse side.

The Best New Commemorative Banknote accolade went to the National Bank of Poland for its 19 Zloty, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Polish Security Printing Works being established.

The ID document awards included four winners – two in the best new eID card and two in the best new ePassport category. The awards recognised outstanding achievements and technical sophistication of the documents and the best in system infrastructure and implementation of the schemes.

The first award went to the Belgian National Register for the new Belgian national eID card launched in January 2020. The card now has two chips instead of just one: a contact chip and a contactless chip.

Alongside Belgium, Latvia’s Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of the Ministry of Interior was recognised for the country’s new national eID card launched in September 2019. Designed to be futureproof, the new Latvian eID card has gone far beyond in enhancing security and functionality of its predecessor..

Two awards were also presented in the best new ePassport category. The first award went to Malta’s passport agency Identity Malta for the new Maltese ePassport, launched in November 2019 with cutting-edge technology .

The second award went to Lithuania’s Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance for the new Lithuanian ePassport. Launched in May 2019 the upgraded ePassport incorporates a suite of modern security features some of which have been introduced in the Lithuanian passport for the first time.

The full press releases for these awards can be found here:

https://www.reconnaissance.net/news/awards-see-banknotes-cash-in-on-technical-advancements/

https://www.reconnaissance.net/news/belgium-latvia-malta-and-lithuania-celebrate-at-id-awards-in-lisbon/

On the final evening the established HSP football match allowed delegates to play at the prestigious complexo Desportivo de Porto Salvo, with 22 delegates participating, this was as competitive as ever and after a couple of games with no injuries – we did have some slight ones on this occasion with back, shin and ankle groans!  

We will announce the location of our HSP EMEA 2021 event in due course.

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)

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

Yes. But if we were not facing coronavirus the event should be better, because some delegates didn’t come. I learnt a lot and enjoyed a lot. Congratulations to the organisers.

Banco de Moçambique

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

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

INCM

It was worth coming to this conference even more/although difficulties of corona. But we could meet our customers and hear great presentations.

Hueck Folien

Attendees

Andrupos

Netherlands

Anti-Corruption Center, Lithuania

Lithuania

Augentic

Germany

Banco de España

Spain

Bank Al-Maghrib

Morocco

Bank of England

United Kingdom

BANK OF GREECE MINT

Greece

Bank of Greece PW

Greece

Bank of Latvia

Latvia

Bank of Namibia

Namibia

BRBNMPL

India

Bundesdruckerei

Germany

CashEssentials

France

CCL Secure

United Kingdom

Corit International

Austria

Covestro Deutschland AG

Germany

Currency Research

USA

Danish National ID Centre

Denmark

Danmarks Nationalbank

Denmark

De La Rue

UK

De Nederlandsche Bank

Netherlands

Deutsche Bundesbank

Germany

DIPA

Hungary

Dutch Central Bank

Netherlands

Eesti Pank

Estonia

Estonian Forensic Science Institute

Estonia

Estonian Police and Border Guard Board

Estonia

Estonian Transport Administration

Estonia

Federal Criminal Police, Germany

Germany

Federal Police Belgium

Belgium

Finnish Immigration Service

Finland

Forensic Laboratory of Warsaw Metropolitan Police

Poland

FPS Foreign Affairs

Belgium

FRONTEX

Poland

General Inspectorate of Border Police MIA Republic of Moldova

Moldova

Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology

Germany

Gleitsmann Security Inks

Germany

GWT Water & Heating

Austria

Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik

Germany

HID Global

United Kingdom

HUECK FOLIEN Vertrieb & Service GmbH

Germany

Hungarian Banknote Printing Company

Hungary

Hunkeler Systeme

Switzerland

IDEMIA

France

IN Groupe, for the Secure Identity Alliance

France

Infineon

Germany

International Reference Systems bv

The Netherlands

IQ Structures

Czech Republic

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Italiano S.p.A.

Italy

Jura

Austria

Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions

Switzerland

Komori Corporation

Japan

KOMSCO (Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp.)

Republic of Korea

KURZ

Germany

Lake Image Systems

United Kingdom

Landeskriminalamt Berlin

Germany

Landqart

Switzerland

Latvia State Police

Latvia

Linxens

Germany

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security

United Kingdom

Luminochem

Hungary

M.One AG

Switzerland

MagVision

United Kingdom

Ministry of Population and Immigration, Israel

Israel

Ministry of the Interior, Estonia

Estonia

Ministry of Works & Transport, Uganda

Uganda

Ministry of Works and Transport, Uganda

Uganda

Mint of Finland

Finland

Národná banka Slovenska

Slovakia

National Bank of Belgium

Belgium

National Identification Authority – Ghana

Ghana

Onfido

United Kingdom

Österreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH

Austria

Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH

Germany

PARVIS

Italy

Police and Border Guard Board, Estonia

Estonia

Population & immigration Authority

Israel

PWPW

Poland

RDW

Netherlands

Regula Forensics

Latvia

Roto Hybrid Advanced Technologies

Germany

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee – ECID

Netherlands

RRC Denmarks Nationalbank

Denmark

Service of Technological Security of State Documents Under the Ministry of Finance, Lithuania

Lithuania

SICPA

Switzerland

SisTrade

Portugal

SSNS

Hungary

Stardust Materials

USA

State Forensic Science Bureau of Latvia

Latvia

State Police, Latvia

Latvia

Swedish Police Authority – National Forensic Centre

Sweden

Thales

Germany

The Hut Group

UK

Trustwise

Switzerland

Uganda Security Printing Company

Uganda

Vaba Maa AS

Estonia

Veridos Uganda

Germany

Warsaw Metropolitan Police

Poland

WTG Water Treatment

Austria

ZEISER

Germany

ZETES SA/NV

Belgium

So, this was my ‘first one’!! It was a must. Really enjoyed the subjects and presentations. Hopefully I’ll be back! Many thanks.

Immigration and Borders Service (Portugal)

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

SEILER

Great location, beautiful gala dinner, interesting working conference. Useful sessions raising new ideas.

SICPA

Programme

Access to the presentations is limited to HSPE 2022 attendees, please use the password which was provided by the events@recon-intl.com

Monday 13 June 2022

09:00 – 12:30 Identity – Digitizing Identity: Benefits and Risks Highlighted by the Current Regulatory Landscape

In this interactive workshop we will provide the context of international remote identity verification and will compare and contrast different global approaches and how they impact user experience, fraud detection and document design.

This session is designed to bring together specialists from different fields to brainstorm problems and present their proposed solutions. All of the attendees will focus on distinct problems and highlight their insights for the benefit of all the participants.

09:00 – 12:30 Sustainability – Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cash

Sustainability has become a high-profile topic for good reasons. This seminar will look at what producers of cash and coins and what cash management stakeholders can do to reduce the environmental impact of their operations and the cash cycle. The aim of these talks, given in a workshop format to allow discussion and exchanges of views and information, is to share best practice and to provide examples which others might want to consider doing. They will include what has been done, and with what results, and how the organisations approached making these changes.  A specialist sustainability consultancy will introduce the topic and layout thoughts on how to plan a sustainability programme.

New Solutions to Support the Circular Economy

While reducing the environmental impact of operations plays a critical role in sustainability, is there more that the high security printing industry can do to use novel applications of its technology to help develop the emerging circular economy?

As the name implies, a circular economy (CE) extends the traditional notions of operations management to include production, consumption, reuse and waste management.

This part of the seminar will focus on the beginning and end of the CE (if that’s possible for a circle) – ethical sourcing and waste management. Many of the issues faced in developing and sustaining the CE are bound into identifying where materials have come from and where goods, after their useful life, are going to. These topics are familiar to many companies involved in the security print and identity industries, but which provide new opportunities for their solutions beyond the conventional applications for brand protection, track and trace and authentication.

Wherever you are on your journey to sustainability, this seminar aims to give food for thought about new opportunities to do things differently.

13:30 – 17:00 Currency – Going Inside Counterfeiting Print Shops

What would you expect to find inside a counterfeiting print shop? Using open source intelligence, this interactive seminar will develop your understanding of the equipment and materials used in counterfeiting operations and train you to identify them in media reports. It will be demonstrated that this approach can be useful for counterfeit analysis without having access to the counterfeits. This seminar will be of interest to delegates who have responsibility for examining and processing counterfeits or developing security features.

18:30 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Hover on the presentation title or speaker to see if more information is available.

Session 1 – Secure Document Landscape Review

09:00

Welcome and Conference Overview

Astrid Mitchell

Currency News (UK)

09:10

Welcome Address

Kristjan Jaani

The Minister of the Interior (Estonia)

09:20

Regional Developments in Banknotes and Coins 2020-2022

Astrid Mitchell

Currency News (UK)

09.40

Sustainability & Ethics – Taking Action Together to Drive Change

Lachlan McDonald

CCL Secure (Australia)

10.00

Fraud Phenomena in the Context of Document and Identity Checks

Didier Godard

Frontex (Belgium)

10:20 Session Q&A
10:35 Break – Refreshments

Session 2 – Regional Currency Developments                              

11:05

Neuroscience Applied to Banknotes and Security Features

Cristina García

Banco de España (Spain)

11:25

TBC

PWPW

PWPW (Poland)

11:45

An Objective Look at Security and the Future of Cash

Gerben van Wijk

Luminescence Sun Chemical (UK)

12:05

JUMP – Bring Your Notes to Life

Christoph Gebauer

G+D Currency Technology (Germany)

12:45 Session Q&A

Session 2 – Identity Landscape – Design through to Delivery

11:05

What can Possibly go Wrong when Designing a new Document?

Toni Kaskiala

Thales (Finland)

11:25

How to Design Identity Documents in a Changing World

Barna Barabas

JURA (Hungary)

11:45

The Emerging Influential Factors of Document Design

Michael van Gestel

Onfido (UK)

12:05

The New German ID Card – More Than Meets The Eye

Anna Wandschneider

Forensic Science Institute at the Bundeskriminalamt (Germany)

Duncan Faulkner

Bundesdruckerei (Germany)

12:25

Counterfeit Travel and Identity Documents in the Republic of Moldova

Maria Donos

General Inspectorate of Border Police of MIA (Republic of Moldova)

12:45 Session Q&A
13:00 Lunch

Session 3 – Design and Production

13:45

Digital, Modular, Sustainable: The Future of Banknotes

Christophe Butzerin

Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions (Switzerland)

14:05

Relief™ : 3D Solutions for the Future

Will Stamper

Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

Guillaume Chapeau

Oberthur Fiduciaire

14:25

A Culture of Improvement

Steve Craig

Komori (Japan)

14:45

Nanoengineered Optical Security Features for Protection of Banknotes

Robert Dvorak

IQ Structures (Czech Republic)

15:05

Advanced Security Features for Banknotes

Ian Smith

LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)

15:25

Introducing the latest UV-feature Mouve (INK)

Ulrich Walter

Gleitsmann Security Inks (Germany)

15:50 Session Q&A

Session 3 – Authentication and Certification

13:45

Innovative Optical Technology Dedicated to Security Document Authentication

Andrey Karyuchin

SICPA (Switzerland)

14:05

The Ghanacard’s Trajectory to the ICAO Certification

Emmanuel Kpakpo Brown

Ghana National Identification Authority (Ghana)

14:25

Uganda’s new Driver’s Licensing System

David Jacob Ruhinda

Ministry of Works and Transport (Uganda)

Mujo Karaosmanovic

Veridos (Germany)

14:45

Barcoded Postage Stamps: Variable Matrix Code Printing and Inspection Challenges

Maarten Rambach

Lake Image (UK)

Manuel Hernandez

Domino Printing (UK)

15:05

eID Innovative Antenna Connections for Ultra-thin and Robust Contactless eID Documents

Ksenia Egorova

Infineon Technologies (Germany)

15:25

The new Lithuanian eID

Leonas Stankevičius

Service of Technological Security of State Documents, Ministry of Finance (Lithuania)

15:50 Session Q&A
16:05 Close of Day One
16:30 Extended Exhibition Viewing

 

18:30 Gala Dinner

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Session 4 – Processes

09:00

Different Substrates Within the Devaluation Process – Shreds fit for Recycling

Gabriel Moser

Hunkeler (Switzerland)

09:20

Applications of DLC for increased Security and Sustainability

Eric Serenius

Roto Hybrid Advanced Technologies (USA)

09:40

Yes, you can recycle cotton banknotes

Richard Perera

Landqart (Switzerland)

10:00

Closing the Cycle – Sustainability Starts From Design

Veronica Esponda

WTG Water Treatment (Austria)

10:40 Session Q&A

Session 4 – Substrates, Features and Secure Docs

09:00

Pushing boundaries in ID Document Innovations via Specialty Films

Georgios Tziovaras

Covestro (Germany)

09:20

Innovative Solution to the Polycarbonate IDs

Robert Dvorak

IQ Structures (Czech Republic)

09:40

Passport Transition From Paper to Polycarbonate Datapage

Guy de la Roche

Surys (France)

10:00

The New era of Colour in ID Documents

Thomas Poreaux

IDEMIA (France)

10:20

Next Level Security Windows

Terhi Halminen

Thales (France)

10:40 Session Q&A
10:55 Break – Refreshments

Session 5 – Sustainability / Cash of the Future

11:30

Cash of the Future

Johannes Beermann

Deutsche Bundesbank (Germany)

11:50

Cashtech: Can Innovation Solve the Cash Conundrum?

Guillaume Lepecq

Agis Consulting (France)

12:10

De La Rue Data Analytics – Banknote Data Trends

Simon Jones

De La Rue (UK)

12:30

The Road to Net Zero – a Simple, Uncomplicated, and Affordable Solution

Philippa Desiderio

The Hut Group (UK)

12:40 Session Q&A

Session 5 – Verification / Fraud / Examination

11:30

Why Mobile Identities Need a Card

Liz O'Brien

HID Global (USA)

11:50

Addressing Document Fraud and Facilitating Ease of Use.

Joachim Caillosse

Secure Identity Alliance (France)

12:10

MagID: a Totally new Authentication Technology

Nathalie Muller

MagVision (UK)

12:30

Digital Printing and Counterfeiting

Alex van Duuren

Andrupos (Netherlands)

12:40 Session Q&A
12:55 Lunch

14:00 Session 6 – Panel Session – Design and Production of Security Documents through Digital Print

Welcome and intro presentation – David Tidmarsh
HP Indigo – Gidi Amir
Komori – Phil Holland  
Jura – Barna Barabas
Luminescence Sun Chemical Security – Gerben van Wijk

This panel will provide an introduction to high-end digital print equipment and its use for security documents. It will offer information, guidance and a contextual overview on the digital security print, as well as practical insights in to setting up and using the systems. The session will be invaluable to all involved in security document issuance design and printing.

Dgital printing technologies are finding an ever-increasing role in the production of secure documents, particularly in areas that require low setup costs and the individualisation of documents with unique or sequential features. This is seeing the development of digitally-specific security print design features. What are they and how do you incorporate them in to your security document?

Before adopting digital printing for your secured documents you need to consider its characteristics, the consumables available for digital printing and the supporting design and pre-press software available – as well as how you might integrate with traditional analogue printing. You also need to consider the easy availability of digital printers and how its output compares against the output of the specialist equipment being developed for security printing.

This panel will examine the characteristics of these specialist digital printers for secured documents, with information on security inks for digital printing, feature design software, printing hardware and real-life applications. It will also take a big-picture look at the opportunities and threats arising from these printer developments.

The session will feature presentations from equipment, software and ink suppliers as well as a company already offering digitally printed documents, to ensure that you get clear, detailed and practical information on the possibilities and options of using high-end digital systems for security documents.

16:00 Panel Q&A
16:15 Closing Speech, Closing Cocktails, Exhibition
18:30 HSP Football

Great organisation. Venue good for number of people. Dinner venue and entertainment excellent. Virus kept away central banks sadly. Video presentations worked well.

De La Rue

I’ll let you know in 14 days – post-quarantine… All good. Thanks for not cancelling and keeping a good programme!

Landqart

As usual it was a substantial and fascinating event with lots of interesting sessions, core specialists of the industry and vast knowledge. Thanks to Reconnaissance for perfect organisation and lovely location.

Goznak

Awards

See our dedicated Awards page for the Regional Banknote and the Regional ID Document of the Year

Good location and organisation, interesting content.

Orell Füssli

It was a good and interesting show even with corona. Good presentations and wonderful location.

Zeiser

Great conference under very difficult circumstances.

KURZ

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors and Exhibitors

 

Many thanks to the following sponsors and exhibitors for taking part in our wonderful exhibition running alongside the conference:

Platinum – IDEMIA

Gold – Koenig & Bauer, Komori Corporation, Stardust

Silver – HID Global, Hungarian Banknote Printing Company / DIPA,  Jura / PARVIS, Luminescence Sun Chemical Security, SICPA, WTG Water Treatment GmbH

Exhibitors – Covestro, Heidelberg Instruments, Hunkeler Systeme AG, Infineon, International Reference Systems, IQ Structures, Lake Image Systems / DOMINO,  Luminochem, MagVision, Regula, ZEISER