Today marks the opening of The Currency Conference in Atens Greece. Central Bank Governors,Â DeputyÂ Governors, Chief Cashiers, Finance Ministers and Treasury Officials will be joined byÂ Banknote Printers,Â Banknote Processing Equipment Manufacturers,Â Cash Management Companies,Currency Wholesalers,Â Foreign Currency Services,Â Automation Specialists and other Industry SuppliersÂ to share their experiences and to network with each other and the top industry leaders.
Alas, like many of our readers those of us at Counting On Currency will not be able to attend this most prestigious banknote event. For those of you not attending and for those of you who will be there, we offer here a brief summary of this years conference.
ON THE JOURNEY TO PRODUCT COMPLIANCE: A SAFE BANKNOTE FROM AN INK POINT-OF-VIEW -Â RenÃ© Berger, Head of the Analysis & Product Compliance Group, SICPA
COMMON DETECTOR INTERFACE (CDI) FOR CENTRAL BANK SORTING MACHINES -Â Harald Deinhammer, Senior Research and Development Expert, European Central Bank
MAJOR UPGRADE OF BSPâ€™S PRINTING FACILITY -Â Elizabeth Dejarme, Acting Deputy Director, Banknote Production Unit, BSP
THE GREEK ECONOMY – CHALLENGES ON THE ROAD TO A NEW GROWTH PARADIGM -Â Ms Eleni Dendrinou-Louri,Â Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece
POLYMER BANKNOTES – THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE -Â O.M. Fakiyesi, Head, Currency Planning & Development, Central Bank of Nigeria
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PANEL -Â Coordinated by Mark Gould, Senior Vice President & Deputy Product Manager, Federal Reserve Bankâ€™s Cash Product Office
PREPARING FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE US $100 NOTE: LESSONS LEARNED AND THE PATH FORWARD -Â Michael Lambert, Deputy Associate Director, US Federal Reserve Board
PICTURE THREAD – ADDING A HUMAN TOUCH TO BANKNOTES -Â Emmanuel Larroumet, Regional Sales Director, Arjowiggins Security
KINEGRAM – INTEGRATED SECURITY -Â Peter Muehlfelder, LEONHARD KURZ
1+1 NOT EQUAL 2 -Â Victor Nesterenko, National Bank of Ukraine and Matthias Gygi, KBA Notasys
MEASURING BANKNOTE LIFE â€“ AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE -Â Alexandra Rush, Senior Analyst, Note Issue Department, Reserve Bank of Australia
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR LOCAL RECYCLING -Â Chris Salmon, Bank of England
SWEDENâ€™S VIEW ON A CASHLESS SOCIETY -Â Bjorn Segendorff, Advisor, Sveriges Riksbank
RECENT TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES IN THE DISPOSAL OF SOILED BANKNOTES IN INDIA -Â Mr. BP Vijayendra, Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India
BANKNOTE DATA ACQUISITION: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES FOR CENTRAL BANKS -Â Keith Williamson, Technical Sales Director, De La Rue Cash Processing Solutions
Tuesday May 14th – 4:00PM to 4:30PM – Currency Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Tuesday May 14th – 4:30PM to 5:00PM – Annual General Meeting
Wednesday May 15th – 12:30PM to 1:30PM – Intellectual Property Panel – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Wednesday May 15th – 6:30PM – Gala Dinner featuring the IACA Excellence in Currency Awards Presentations
For further information on any of the presentations and events noted above, you can find more details at The Currency Conference website.
ABOUT THE CURRENCY CONFERENCE
The Currency Conference began in 1992 at the request of Central Bankers responsible for Cash, who recognized the need for a unique conference to address their specific areas of interest, their challenges, and their desire to network with their peers in other countries. Fourteen very successful conferences later, the Currency Conference remains theÂ premier industry conference for Central Bankers.Â
The Currency Conference brings together the key officials in the currency issuing departments around the world in a secure and interesting environment to share their experiences and to network with each other and the top industry leaders. We provide the best policy driven, international agenda to justify their attendance. We focus attention on our Central Banks and Government Bank Note Printing Works and commercial attendance is limited.
With the global economic situation, we feel it is more important now than ever to continue to provide a secure forum for key officials from the worldâ€™s Central Banks and Bank Note Printers to meet and discuss efficiencies, best practices, new strategies, as well as the latest technologies and solutions for their operations.
Sponsors of the Currency Conference include the worldâ€™s leading suppliers to the currency industry and an extensive exhibition of their new technologies and products are included in the program.