(editor’s note) – Counting On Currency is once again pleased to offer pre-conference content and attendee information for the Asia Cash Cycle Seminar 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as provided to us by Currency Research, Organizer’s of this annual seminar. This year’s presentations and discussions range from currency processing and optimization to regional cash market development trends and (of particular interest to this writer), a serial number tracking “case study” in China, to name but a few. Numerous industry specific breakout sessions will feature Sponsor specific solutions, case studies and process enhancement opportunities. One key opportunity for central bank attendees is a Central Bank Summit, planned and hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia. This interactive brainstorming workshop is representative of critical thought provoking interactions that can only be found at events like the Cash Cycle Seminars.
This year’s Asia Cash Cycle Seminar will offer a world-class currency industry networking and educational event in a city known for energy, variety and harmony.
Currency Research are happy to announce that the upcoming Asia Cash Cycle Seminar 2015 (ICCOS) thatÂ will happenÂ September 8 â€“ 11 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is progressing well with lots of interest and participation from all sectors of the cash industry! With strong support from the central bank and commercial sectors, this seminar will bring together all the key players in the industry for 2.5 days of educational presentations, sponsor breakout meetings and key networking time.
After the success of the previous Asia Cash Cycle Seminar in 2014, which saw 266 delegates from 39 countries unite to face the main issues facing our industry, Tan Chee Meng (Managing Director of Asia & the Middle East) believes this seminar â€œis increasingly being seen as the educational seminar dedicated to cash handling and currency management, so it gets more attention from the HR departments of attendee organizationsâ€.
The plenary session room will be the main stage for many presenters and panel discussions which will help inform and create discussion among the delegates. Some of the planned presentations are:
- Welcome RemarksÂ by Bank Negara Malaysia
- Panel Discussion – Optimizing the Cash Cycle
- Malaysian Payments EcosystemÂ by Bank Negara Malaysia
- Cash Optimization â€“ Challenges and RewardsÂ by Partini Ibrahim, Maybank
- Wholesale Banknotes â€“ Dark Art or Economic EnablerÂ by Jens Seidl, Travelex
- Case Studies on Losses or Fraudulent TransactionsÂ by Guy Bullen, Brink’s
- Trends in the Development of Cash MarketsÂ by Jonathan Ward, Secura Monde International Ltd
- Service in the Connected World: Real Time, Any Time!Â by Giesecke & Devrient
- Increased Cash Automation at Retailers â€“ How Can CITs & Banks Benefit?Â by Glory Global Solutions
- Case Studies in Cash Efficiency Improvements through Integration and PartnershipbyÂ Anthony McAndrew, G4S
- Cash Sourcing and Distribution in Developing MarketsÂ by Peter Blackett, Banktech, AustraliaÂ
- Potential of White/Brown Label ATMs and Industry BenchmarksÂ by Malaysian Electronic Payment System (MEPS)
- Serial Number Tracking in China
- ATM and Branch Cash Recycling – Do Central Banks Care?
- Financial Inclusion – Does Cash Have a Role to Play?
The industry leading suppliers that are sponsoring this event will be giving breakout meetings during the course of the seminar. These breakout meetings have a smaller audience, which enables more audience participation, and aim to provide the delegates with more insight and information regarding the latest technologies, innovations and products that are available to them. A sample of the breakout sessions offered are:
- Know Where Your Cash Is! Full Transparency – How Software Empowers You to Take the Right DecisionsÂ by Giesecke & DevrientÂ Â Â
- Smart Automation for Small and Medium-Sized Cash CentersÂ by Giesecke & DevrientÂ Â
- Increase Productivity, Stay FlexibleÂ andÂ Maintain Control: Introducing De La Rueâ€™s New ECM ISA 7 Software PlatformÂ by De La Rue
- As Countries Introduce Clean Note Standards – How Can They Manage the Quality of Currency in Circulation to Meet National Targets?Â by Innovia Systems
- With the Increased Take Up of New Substrates for Banknotes Globally, How Can Countries Optimise the Security and Quality of Their Notes in Circulation?Â by Innovia Systems
- Branch Transformation: Global Trend & Case StudyÂ byÂ Nautilus Hyosung
- The Benefits of Cash Recycling ATM & TCRÂ byÂ Nautilus Hyosung
- Innovative Technologies to Contribute to a Longer and Cleaner Cash CycleÂ by SICPA SA
- Automated Currency and Valuables Handling for BanksÂ by Swisslog
- Top 10 Strategies for Optimizing the Cash Supply Chain and Achieving High AvailabilityÂ by Fiserv
- Securing Cash Cycles withÂ Integrated & Intelligent Security SolutionsÂ by G4S Malaysia
- Optimising for the New WorldÂ by NCR
- ATM: How Technology Can Prevent Physical AttacksÂ by Oberthur Cash Protection
After the success of the first Post-Seminar Symposium that occurred last year in Bali, Currency Research have again organized a symposium that is taking place on the last day of the seminar. This symposium completes the cash cycle, looking at where it begins (design, production, etc.) and how that affects all aspects down the line. Some of the great presentations organized for this symposium are:
- Making Banknotes Accessible to the Vision-Impaired CommunityÂ by Kylie Springer, Reserve Bank of Australia
- The Evolution of Machine Readable Features: Designing for the Cash CycleÂ by De La Rue
- The Coin/Banknote Boundary: The Long-Term Benefits If Done CorrectlyÂ by Matthew Mould, The Royal Mint
- Scalable Banknote Solutions for the Cash CycleÂ by Bruno Garoffolo, Giesecke & Devrient
- Estimating Demand for Cash. Too Many Denominations?
- Polymer Notes – Stages of Note Degradation
For the Central Bank delegates that attend, Bank Negara Malaysia has a special Central Bank Summit planned, where participants will be divided into 3 groups and each will be given 45 minutes to discuss a pre-determined topic. Each group leader will be given 15 minutes to present their topic. At the end of each presentation, there will be 15 minutes of Questions & Answers. Each group leader will ensure that the ideas generated during their group discussion and Questions & Answers are documented and submitted to the moderator for distribution. This is an opportunity to discuss some of the issues facing central banks today and provide an avenue for brainstorming ideas and solutions for their own use. For more information on this Summit, please visit our website pre-seminar workshops page.
The Case Cycle Seminar (ICCOS) Asia is also proud to be affiliated with ACMA (Asian Cash Management Association). Not only will ACMA hold the annual general meeting on Tuesday, September 8th, but there is also a Pre-Seminar Workshop on Reconciliation that is hosted by ACMA. This workshop involves the reconciliation of cash handled by Cash Management Companies on behalf of their clients and it may include ATM, Vault, Branch, and Retail cash. In some cases it may involve the Central Bankâ€™s cash. For more information on this Workshop, please visit our website pre-seminar workshops page.
With so much on offer, please be sure you donâ€™t miss out on the premier event for cash handling in the Asia region! Register before July 31st to avoid the late fees! To see the full brochure for this event, please click This Link. For more information or to register, please visit their website Register Now page.