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Costa Rica Sees Highest HSP Latin America Attendance

270 delegates from 138 organisations and 39 countries took part in the latest High Security Printing (HSP) Latin America conference in San Jose, Costa Rica. As seen in many previous years, Latin America is an attractive, evolving and demanding market with many developments in security printing along the coastlines of the Caribbean and Pacific.

This was our biggest Latin America conference so far, with the four seminars, plenary sessions and exhibition hall busy throughout the whole event.

The first day we extended the usual two seminars with four pre-conference seminars. The first one, hosted by the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA), addressed the latest regulatory developments around excise tax stamp and secure track and trace systems. The second seminar covered Big Data and data analytics. Building on the success of similar seminars at both HSP Asia and HSP EMEA in the last 12 months, it provided the opportunity for the Latin American market to share the learning of better management of currency, forecasting of demand and other future requirements.

The afternoon’s followed focused on currency and and identity documents. The seminars provided a unique insight into topics such as security threads and diffractive features for banknotes and the digital revolution in fraud, focusing on the challenges global organisations deal with when trying to stop targeted attacks in a document-not-present environment.

The conference itself was formally opened by Eduardo Prado, General Manager of Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR), followed by Marvin Alvarado Quesada, also of the central bank, who reviewed its development since 2004, ending with today’s priorities. During this period the BCCR has re-thought its role and moved from being operationally involved in the cash cycle to a much more strategic role, setting the regulatory and logistical conditions to allow the commercial sector to manage the distribution of cash. For 2019 the BCCR has decided to move to an entirely polymer-based banknote family and this significant project is underway.

Presentations then followed covering other regional and ID developments with presentations from the Casa de Moneda de Chile, Banco Central de El Salvador, Banco de México, Banco Central del Uruguay and Direccion General de Migracion of Bolivia.

The programme then divided into two tracks covering currency and ID/secure documents respectively – with a packed agenda comprising over 50 speakers. Although, on the currency side, the conference presentations covered the full range of policy and operational responsibilities of a central bank, there were three main subject areas addressed at the conference – the use of optically variable features on banknotes, achieving longer note life through adopting more durable banknotes and a wide range of manufacturing activities.

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 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 Camp Lago in a beautiful setting. The wonderful venue with outstanding gardens and a small lake made this a very special venue. The evening also played host to the prestigious Regional Banknote and Regional ID Document of the Year awards. A new generation of Latin American banknotes were recognised for their outstanding technical advancement and design and security excellence at an international conference.

Bolivia saw its new Bolivianos notes scoop the Best New Series Award with the judging panel recognising the five-denomination series as a perfect blend between design and the latest state-of-the-art security features, reflecting the personality of the country through the imagery and the features.

The Mexican 500 Peso received the Best Banknote Award and is the first denomination in a new family of banknotes that have improved security features and designs representing Mexico’s historical and natural heritage.
Uruguay’s commitment to improving the quality of its currency was also recognised with its banknote celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Banco Central del Uruguay (in 1967), winning the Best Commemorative Banknote Award.

The ID document awards, of which there are two – best new ePassport and best ePassport upgrade – recognised outstanding achievement and technical sophistication of a document and promoting the best in system infrastructure and implementation of a government passport or national identity card scheme.

The first award went to the Dirección General de Migración of the Plurinacional State of Bolivia for the new Bolivian ePassport and the second award went to the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores of Colombia for the upgraded ePassport launched in July 2018.

The full press releases for these awards can be found here:
https://www.reconnaissance.net/news/awards-recognise-outstanding-innovation-in-latin-american-banknote-design-and-technical-excellence/
https://www.reconnaissance.net/news/awards-recognise-outstanding-innovation-in-latin-american-regional-id-documents/

On the final evening the customary HSP football match allowed delegates to play at the prestigious National Training Ground for Costa Rica. With excellent numbers of delegates participating, and possibly the first football match with no injuries (except for a few red knees), this was as competitive as expected. The performance given by all was excellent, although the humidity may have got to some of them sooner than expected on full size 11 a side pitch! A special well done to Pascal Rebeaud of Hunkeler for his man of the match performance and energetic runs down the right wing!

The event has been praised as a great success, with positive feedback from those attending, who particularly highlighted the level of those attending, the great networking and social opportunities and the quality of the presentations. San Jose has hosted the largest HSP Latin America event Reconnaissance has held, and we very much look forward to welcoming everyone to Mexico City in September 2020 with a visit to Guadalajara to the Banco de México’s new printworks.

We look forward to you joining us there.

Highly pleased with the presentations, very professional when publicising their products and services masterfully. You have met the expectations of the CBH.

Central Bank of Honduras

First time at HSP Latin America, most of the presentations were really good, got to know a lot of providers and colleagues from other companies. A really fun but informative conference. We willl be coming back!

Bundesdruckeri

Personally it was an amazing experience! I really loved the diversity of very interesting conferences. The organisation was on point and even the food was amazing. Cant wait for the next one.

Banco Central de Costa Rica

Excellent turn out of Central Banks, Very good organisation of space, booths and conference rooms. Very good app. Negative was the food at gala dinner.M. One AG

M. One AG

Typical for HSP Latin America is the presence of many issuing banks and institutions covering both south and middle America and the capability to communicate in Spanish. For this we met our target contacts.

PNO Global

Up-to-date subjects and good content. Good agenda and excellent dinner and party on Tuesday night. I enjoyed not only seeing old friends and acquaintances, but also finding new opportunities to improve my plant with what I saw and learnt about, such as up-to-date processes and new ideas.

Central Bank of Colombia

Attendees

7 Layer Solutions Limited

United Kingdom

Administración Tributaria de Guatemala

Guatemala

Andrews & Wykeham Ltd

United Kingdom

Antigua & Barbuda Transport Board

Antigua and Barbuda

ArtaZn LLC

USA

Artes Graphicas Zamphiropolos

Paraguay

Authentix Inc

USA

Bank of Guatemala

Guatemala

Bank of Mexico

Mexico

British Embassy – Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Bundesdruckerei GmbH

Germany

BW Papersystems Stuttgart GmbH

Germany

Canada Border Services Agency – Embassy of Canada

Costa Rica

Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd

Canada

Casa de Moneda de Chile S.A.

Chile

Cash Processing Solutions (CPS)

USA

CCL Secure Pty Ltd

Australia

CCL Secure SA de CV

Mexico

Central Bank of Argentina

Argentina

Central Bank of Bolivia

Bolivia

Central Bank of Chile

Chile

Central Bank of Colombia

Colombia

Central Bank of Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Central Bank of Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Central Bank of Paraguay

Paraguay

Central Bank of Uruguay

Uruguay

Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador

El Salvador

Crane Currency

USA

Crane Currency SA

Sweden

Crane Payment Innovations

USA

Cruz Diaz E Hijos CIA LTDA

Colombia

Currency Research

USA

De La Rue

United Kingdom

DEMAX Holograms Plc

Bulgaria

Department for Immigration – Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Dirección General De Migración – Bolivia

Bolivia

Drewsen Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

FNMT (Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda)

Spain

Formas Inteligentes S.A. De C.V.

Mexico

Gemalto do Brasil Cartoes e Terminais Ltda

Brazil

GET Group Holdings Ltd

USA

GET Group Latin America SAS

Colombia

Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH

Germany

Gietz AG

Switzerland

Gleitsmann Security Inks GmbH

Germany

Grafica Latina srl

Argentina

HID Global

México

HID Global Corporation

USA

Hueck Folien GmbH

Austria

Huizhou Foryou Optical Technology Co Ltd (FYOTEC)

China

Hunkeler Systeme AG

Switzerland

Imaprok

Colombia

Imprimerie Nationale SA

France

IN Groupe

France

Inacal

Peru

INACIF

Guatemala

Infineon Technologies AG

Brazil

Infineon Technologies Americas Corp

USA

Intelident

Guatemala

International Chamber of Commerce – Costa Rica Chapter

Costa Rica

Interpol

France

Joint Stock Company Goznak

Russia

JSC RPC Krypten

Russia

Jura JSP GmbH

Austria

Komori Corporation

United Kingdom

Komori Corporation (Japan)

Japan

Lahnpaper GmbH

Germany

Landqart

Switzerland

Leonhard Kurz Ltd (UK)

United Kingdom

Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co KG

Germany

Luminescence International Ltd

United Kingdom

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security

United Kingdom

MaskTech GmbH

Germany

Massalin Particulares S.R.L

Argentina

Ministry of Finance – Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Ministry of Finance – Paraguay

Paraguay

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Russia

Ministry of Health – Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Mint of Finland Ltd

Finland

Monea Coin Technology s.r.o.

Slovakia

Monnaie de Paris

FRANCE

Mühlbauer GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

National Department of Immigration Argentina

Agentina

Nota-Group

Panama

Note Printing Australia

Australia

NXP (Brazil)

Brazil

Oberthur Cash Protection

Frances

Oberthur Fiduciaire SAS

France

Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs – Latvia

Latvia

Onfido

United Kingdom

Orell Füssli Security Printing Limited

Switzerland

OVD Kinegram AG

Switzerland

Overbridge Global Solutions

Canada

Papeteries De Vizille

France

Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH

Germany

PARVIS Systems and Services s.p.a.

Italy

PNO Global Banknotes BV

Netherlands

Poder Judicial – Cost Rica

Costa Rica

Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW)

Poland

Polymershapes

Mexico

PolyTeQ Services

Australia

PPG Industries – Latin America

Brazil

Precision Converting Technologies

USA

Rade?e Papir Nova d.o.o.

Slovenia

Ramón Chozas S.A.

Argentina

Red Nacional Antitabaco RENATA

Costa Rica

Regula Baltija Ltd

Belarus

Rolland Enterprises Inc

Canada

Royal Canadian Mint

Canada

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering

Netherlands

SABIC Innovative Plastics

USA

Sectago GmbH

Germany

Secura Monde International Ltd

United Kingdom

Security Fibres UK Limited

United Kingdom

SEILER Systems Technology GmbH

Austria

SEPRINTO Ltd

Switzerland

Sertracen S.A.

El Salvador

Servitex Villena S.R.L

Bolivia

SICPA Brasil Industria de Tintas e Sistemas Ltda

Brazil

SICPA Government Security Solutions Latam SpA

Chile

SICPA Mexicana S.A. DE C.V.

México

SICPA SA

Switzerland

SID-Consult GmbH

United Kingdom

Snowfish B.V.

Netherlands

SPG Prints BV

Netherlands

SPGPrints Brasil Ltda.

Brazil

Spinnaker International

United Kingdom

SPM – Security Paper Mill a.s.

Czech Republic

Stanke Ltda

Chile

SURYS

France

The Directorate General of Internal Taxes – Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia SA

Colombia

Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones

Costa Rica

Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology Inc.

Canada

US Department of Homeland Security

USA

UTAL sp. Zo.o.

Poland

Veridos GmbH

Germany

Water Treatment GmbH

Austria

ZEISER GmbH

Germany

A great location for a great conference. Seminars are very specialised and interesting.

SICPA

Good event organisation! Good space for exhibitions! Very few potential clients from the state sector. I liked it! I would participate again.

PWPW

Fantastic event, a lot of new market opportunities.

Krypten

Monday 3 June

Currency Workshop 1 & 2

09:00 – 12:30

Data Analytics – How to Harness Big Data for Better Banknotes

14:00 – 17:30

Security Threads & Diffractive Foil Features for Banknotes

Tax Stamp & Identity Workshops

09:00 – 12:30

Tax Stamp and Traceability Seminar

14:00 – 17:30

Identity – The Digital Revolution in Fraud

Tuesday 4 June

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Session One: Currency and Identity Landscape

09:00

Welcome Address

Eduardo Prado, General Manager

Central Bank of Costa Rica

09:20

The Treasury of the BCCR, Fifteen Years of Transformation

Marvin Alvarado Quesada

Central Bank of Costa Rica

09:40

Digitization for Citizenship, must Compromise a Revolution in Security

Carlos Benavides

Casa de Moneda de Chile

10:00

Reengineering Experience in the Process of Administration of Monetary Species in El Salvador

Jose Rene Bararhona

Central Bank of El Salvador

Session Two

Currency – Currency Developments

ID – Developments in Travel and Identity Documents

11:30

New Printing Plant

José Carreño

Bank of Mexico

11:50

Issuance of the 1st Polymer Banknote in Uruguay

Hector Mantel

Central Bank of Uruguay

12:10

Decision making. From Perception to Facts

Gustavo Ascenzo

CCL Secure (Mexico)

12:30

Hologram on Banknotes, 30 years of Proven Success

Serge Wsevolojskoy

Surys (France)

11:30

New Bolivian ePassport

Giovanni Salguero López

Direccion General de Migracion (Bolivia)

11:50

DNIe 4.0 A New Beginning

Valentín Ramírez Prieto

FNMT (Spain)

12:10

Biometrics as a new LATAM Natural Resource

Joshua Mármol

GET Group (USA)

Session Three

Currency – Substrates and Features

Identity – Design, Security and Personalisation

14:20

AgilLite®: A Versatile OVD Security Feature for Application on High Security Documents

Dr. Frank Seils

Sectago (Germany)

14:40

Latest Developments in Foil Security Features for Banknotes

Ian Smith

KURZ (Switzerland)

15:00

Advanced Integrated Substrate: the New Generation of Hybrid ADDvance™

Mihai Mincu

G+D/Louisenthal (Germany)

15:20

Trends in High Security Features from the Expert in Security Threads and Foils

Jan Hoffmann

HUECK FOLIEN GmbH (Germany)

15:40

New Generation of Optically Variable Security Features

Mikhail Dogaev

Goznak (Russia)

14:20

Design Challenges while Integrating KINEGRAM® Security Features

Thomas Felder

OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)

14:40

Is your Document Ready for Evolving Printing Equipment

Carlos Robles

Rolland (Canada)

15:00

The Future ID Document Security Design

Barna Barabas

Jura (Hungary)

15:20

Designing ePassports with an Eye to the Future!

Eric Bultel

Infineon (Germany)

15:40

Mühlbauer Provides Latest Technologies for High-Secure Travel Documents

Thorsten Senne

Mühlbauer (Germany)

Wednesday 5 June

Session Four

Currency – Design and Production

Authentication, Border Controls and Document Fraud

09:00

Designing for All Users

Karin Mörck-Hamilton

Crane Currency (Sweden)

09:20

Introduction to K-Station

Richard Boden

Komori (Japan)

09:40

Recent Experiences with Innovative Banknote Solutions

Jorge Peral

Canadian Banknote Company (Canada)

10:00

Forgotten Questions ? Oberthur Fiduciaire, a leading corporate citizen

Charlotte Lafont

Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

10:20

New Productive Capacities and New Developments: Durable FNMT Paper

Francisco Javier Baraja Carracedo

FNMT (Spain)

09:00

Advanced Identification Technologies are Transforming the Border Experience

Jean-Christophe Lambert

HID Global (Mexico)

09:20

The Impact of Scanning Documents: Main Changes in the Forensic Analysis

Mónica Peralta

National Department of Immigration Argentina

09:40

Current Fraud Trends at the U.S. Southwest Border

John Barnett

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USA)

10:00

Fighting Back – Identity Document Fraud in Focus

Malik Alibegovic

Interpol

10:20

Document Fraud: Bridging the Gap Between Humans and Machines

Dimi Radu

Onfido (UK)

Session Five

Currency – Cash Management and Logistics

Identity – eDocuments and Government eServices

11:40

Latest Trends & Regulations to Prevent Physical Attacks on Cash Logistics

Adrien Zarantonello

Oberthur Cash Protection (France)

12:00

Counterfeits, the unknown secrets of counterfeits revealed by Snowfish

Heinrich Terborg

PNO Global (Netherland)

12:20

From Document to System Through Data Analystics

John Winchcombe

Currency News (UK)

11:40

E-Documents, a link in the chain of identity security

Roberto Siegrist

SERTRACEN (El Salvador)

12:00

Evolution of the identity card of Ecuador: Challenges and Applications

Camilo Vaquero

NXP (Ecuador)

12:20

Simplifying the issuance of biometric documents – PWPW biometric system

Bartłomiej Ploch

PWPW (Poland)

Session Six

Currency – Production and Destruction

Identity – Security and Traceability

14:10

Destruction of Banknotes Fulfil the Highest Security Standards

Pascal Rebeaud

Hunkeler Systeme (Switzerland)

14:30

Green Banknote – Close Cash Cycle

Mabell Ruiz

Cruz Diaz e Hijos (Colombia)

14:50

Unfit Currency Management

Mark Giller

Kusters Engineering (Netherland)

15:10

Intaglio Printing with Conscious Disposal

Veronica Esponda

WTG Water Treatment (Austria)

14:10

Project on Fiscal Control and Traceability System for Alcoholic Beverages and Cigarettes in the Dominican Republic: Success factors

Jorge Miñoso

Direction of Internal Taxes (Dominican Republic)

14:30

Traceability Advances in the Region, with References from Chile and Ecuador

Jorge Trujillo

SICPA (Chile)

14:50

Machine-Assisted Authentication of Documents and Products

Alejandro Sepulveda

SICPA (Mexico)

15:10

Crisis-Fit Document System: Between Paper and Cards

Christian Drissler

Lahnpaper (Germany)

Session Seven: Technology and Innovation

16:20

Visual Spectral Analysis for Quality Control in High Security Printing Processes

Kristina Godin

Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology Inc. (Canada)

16:40

Security Features of ZincSecure

Vinay Menon

Jarden Zinc (USA)

17:00

Banknote durability tailored to local climate and public habits

Radosław Śliwa

PWPW (Poland)

The event is of a very high quality, the information and customer care have been very good. Speakers are very skilled and the information they provide is very important.

Judicial Authority, Costa Rica

Excellent!! Taking part in this conference we have found very good presenters in each development. Furthermore, we fed on information with regard to the role of security and public documents in technology and fewer formats.

Treasury Departmnet, Paraguay

A great mixture of intense presentations. Just the music at the Gala Dinner ended too early. 🙂

Hueck Folien

Awards

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

Fantastic location! Amazing insightful content. A great opportunity to network with professionals in the industry.

Onfido

The event has met my expectations and has even provided me with very useful information to be more careful in the implementation of security in the Tax Department. It is also a good event to meet interesting suppliers in the security industr

Directorate General of Internal Taxes – Dominican Republic

Congratulations. Good organisation, and brought together excellent professionals who have passion in banknotes and documents. And we always discover the developments in new technologies.

Inacal

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors

 

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

Platinum – Formas Inteligentes

Gold – Canadian Bank Note Company, CCL Secure, Crane Currency, Giesecke+Devrient, Hueck Folien, KBA-NotaSys, Kusters Engineering / SPG Prints, Landqart, Louisenthal, Oberthur Fiduciaire, Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW), Veridos

Silver – FNMT, GET Group, Goznak, Jarden Zinc Products, KRYPTEN, Seprinto, SICPA

Exhibitors – Cruz Diaz E Hijos, Demax Holograms, Gietz, Hunkeler Systeme AG, Infineon, IN Groupe, Jura / PARVIS, Luminescence Sun Chemical Security, Masktech, Mühlbauer, Mint of Finland, OVD Kinegram / KURZ, Papeteries De Vizille, PNO Global, Regula, SABIC / Polymershapes, Security Fibres UK, SEILER Systems Technology, Spinnaker, SPM – Security Paper Mill, SURYS, Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology, UTAL License Plate Solutions, WTG Water Treatment GmbH, ZEISER