Pre-Conference Seminars

Presenter conference room

Monday 14 March 2022

Currency – morning

Reducing Environmental Impact

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.

Given the role of central banks in shaping the environment and setting the agenda for the cash industry, there will also be a panel discussion with central banks about the priority they place on sustainability, their ambitions for it and the changes they would like to see.

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

Identity – morning

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.

Security Printing – afternoon

Security Printing in the Digital Age

This workshop 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 workshop will be invaluable to security document issuers, designers and printers.

 Digital 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 workshop 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 workshop 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.

All those registering for this seminar will receive a complimentary printed copy of Reconnaissance’s new publication Printing Beyond Colour: Commercial Innovations for Security Print, worth £200. This 60-page review offers informative technical analyses of latest generation inks and digital printing techniques and how these could be adapted and applied to the security world.

ITSA Workshop – afternoon

Best Practices for Tracking and Tracing Excise Products

Hosted by the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA), this seminar will explore the growing widespread use of traceability systems on excise products and how their integration with secure and independent tax stamp programmes have led to increased tax revenues and the countering of illicit trade in various countries worldwide.

In particular, the seminar aims to stimulate discussion and offer best-practice recommendations with regard to the impending WHO FCTC Protocol and its requirement for parties to implement global and secure track and trace systems on tobacco products by 2023. In the Latin American region alone, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama and Uruguay are all parties to the Protocol and are therefore obliged to implement such systems, so this discussion will be of particular interest to them.

The ITSA seminar is free of charge for all attendees. However, attendance is limited to government delegates, NGOs, IGOs and ITSA members only.