Thank You to our Sponsors and Exhibitors

2022 Review

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HSP Latin America Builds Back Better

After two years of COVID inflicted disruptions, Reconnaissance International was able to restart the acclaimed series of High Security Printing Conferences with a fiesta feel in Mexico City (14-16 March) with seminars, presentations, key notes, an exhibition and prizes … lots of prizes!

One can never quite be sure how a conference will ‘go’, particularly when it is nearly three years since the last HSP Latin America. But with over 300 delegates from 140 organisations and 40 countries (a record number for the event), it appears that people were keen to meet and had a lot to say.  The conference was sold out and had a welcome and refreshing buzz and business to it.

The conference started with four seminars – on sustainability in the cash cycle, digitising identity, digital security printing and tax stamp developments in the region.

For the sustainability seminar, we heard from and about suppliers across the entire cash cycle, alongside familiar names such as CCL Secure, Hunkeler, Landqart and Oberthur, we also heard from the Royal Mint at the start through to Prosegur and Cash InfraPro talking about cash management.  The central banks of Costa Rica and Mexico spoke and then took part in a panel discussion about the role of central banks in sustainability, with Mexico laying out a highly structured long term programme of activity.

‘Digitizing Identity: Benefits and Risks Highlighted by the Current Regulatory Landscape’, presented by Onfido, brought together specialists from different fields to brainstorm problems and present their proposed solutions.

The seminar on the design and production of security documents through digital printing generated significant interest both in terms of attendance and participation.  Presentations from HP, Jura, Komori, Luminescence Sun Chemical and Orell Füssli gave hard information about production and security options, and this led into a robust discussion.  The consensus appeared to be acceptance that digital printing is coming, but ambiguity about in what form.

The final seminar, led by Francisco Mandiola on behalf of ITSA (the International Tax Stamp Association), was on the topic of Best Practices for Tracking and Tracing Excise Products, with a particular emphasis on excise program developments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Focus on Latin America

In the opening session Alejandro Alegre and Alberto Torfer gave overviews of the cash cycle and cash production in Mexico during the pandemic respectively.  These set the scene and also tied in nicely to the visit to the Banka’s new print works in Guadalajara later in the week.

On the ID side, Omar Lares from Inteum took delegates through the new Mexican passport, while Francisco Javier Perez Munoz of Hubox described the printed biometric digital security in the new Mexican photo-voting card, issued by the INE ((Instituto Nacional Electoral).

Following the first session, the programme then split into two tracks – one covering currency and the other ID and secure documents.

In the Currency track, the sessions covered regional currency developments, design and production, substrates and features, sustainability and securing currency and payments.

In the concurrent ID track, meanwhile the corresponding sessions covered border controls, digital credentials, mobile identity, substrates and features, and verification, fraud and examination,

In total, there were 47 presentations to choose from, which was – again – a record for the event.

The award winners

As usual, the event played host to the prestigious Regional Banknote and Regional ID Document of the Year awards, which were announced during the conference dinner.

The central banks of the Eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala all picked up awards for the best new series, new banknotes and commemorative banknotes respectively.

There were two awards in the ID category, meanwhile – for the new Honduran national ID card, and for Mexico’s photo-ID voters cards.

Final word 

Seminars, presentations, exhibition stands and evening drinks, dinners and even a return to conference football courtesy of Hueck Folien.  Good conversations were had, learning and information were given and received.

Business is back!

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

Alterosa MK

Brazil

Andrews & Wykeham

United Kingdom

Angstrom Technologies

USA

Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board

Antigua and Barbuda

Authentix

USA

Autoridad de Pasaportes de Panama

Panama

Banco Central de la República Dominicana

Dominican Republic

Banco de Guatemala

Guatemala

Banco de la Nación Argentina

Argentina

Banco de la República Colombia

Colombia

Banco de México

Mexico

Bundesdruckerei

Germany

BW Papersystems

Germany

Canadian Bank Note

Canada

Carabineros de Chile

Chile

Casa de Moneda de Chile

Chile

Cash Essentials

Mexico

Cash Infrastructure Projects and Services

Germany

CCL Secure

Australia

Central Bank of Bolivia

Bolivia

Central Bank of Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Central Bank of Honduras

Honduras

Central Bank of the Bahamas

Bahamas

CETIS

Slovenia

Crane Currency

USA

Currency Research

USA

De La Rue

United Kingdom

Department of Homeland Security

USA

DERMALOG Identification Systems

Germany

DIAN – Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales

Colombia

DNP Imagingcomm Europe BV

Netherlands

Drewsen Specialty Papers

Spain

Entrust

USA

Fedrigoni Brasil Papéis

Brazil

Fiscalia General de la República

Mexico

FMA Secure

Chile

Formas Inteligentes

Mexico

G+D Currency Technology

Germany

GET Group

USA

Gleitsmann Security Inks

Germany

Grabados Fernando Fernández

Mexico

Grafica Latina S.R.L.

Argentina

GRUPO IDEEO

Mexico

GWT Water & Heating

Austria

HID Global

USA

Holomex/Nanografix

Mexico

HP Indigo

Israel

Hubox

Mexico

Hueck Folien

Austria

Hunkeler Systeme

Switzerland

IAI Industrial Systems

Netherlands

IDEMIA/SIA

Colombia

Imaprok

Colombia

IN Groupe

France

INE (Instituto Nacional Electoral)

Mexico

Inetum

Mexico

Infineon

Brazil

Innovatrics

Mexico

Instituto Nacional de Calidad – INACAL

Peru

Intelident S.A.

Guatemala

IQS Group

Czech Republic

IXLA

Mexico

Jorratt y Mena Consultores

Chile

Jura

Austria

Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions

Switzerland

Komori Corporation

Japan

KURZ

Germany

L5

Mexico

Lahnpaper

Germany

Landqart

Switzerland

Linxens

Mexico

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security

United Kingdom

Luminochem

Hungary

Mühlbauer

Germany

Nanotech Security

Canada

National Department of Immigration Argentina

Argentina

New England Computer Solutions

Mexico

NORKIM

Austria

Note Printing Australia

Australia

Oberthur Fiduciaire

France

Onfido

United Kingdom

Open Pack

Argentina

OpSec Security

United Kingdom

Orell Füssli

Switzerland

Otto Kunnecke

Germany

OVD Kinegram

Switzerland

Papierfabrik Louisenthal

Germany

Parvis

Italy

Petrel

France

PNO Global

Netherlands

Polymershapes

USA

PPG

Brazil

PWPW

Poland

Radeče Papir Nova

Slovenia

Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil

Colombia

Registro Nacional de las Personas

Argentina

Regula Forensics

Latvia

RENIEC – Registro Nacional de Identificación y Estado Civil

Peru

Representaciones Pfeifer S.A de C.V.

Mexico

Royal Canadian Mint

Canada

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering

Netherlands

SABIC

USA

Salud Justa

Mexico

Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público

Mexico

Security Fibres UK

United Kingdom

Sertracen

Mexico

Servicio de Administración Tributaria

Mexico

Servitex Villena

Bolivia

SICPA

Switzerland

SIPDO

Mexico

SPM

Czech Republic

Stanke LTDA

Chile

Stardust Materials

USA

SURYS

France

Talleres de Impresión de Estampillas y Valores

Mexico

TECH5

Switzerland

Thales

France

The Royal Mint

United Kingdom

Thomas Greg & Sons Mexico

Mexico

Trautwein Security Printing

Germany

TROY Group

USA

Tumsa

Mexico

UnderCurrency

Mexico

United Security Printing

United Arab Emirates

Veridos

Germany

Witte – MGM Security Printing

Germany

WTG Water Treatment

Austria

Zeiser

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

Programme

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Monday 14 March 2022

09:00 – 12:30 SustainabilityReducing 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.

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.

09:00 – 12:30 Identity Seminar – 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.

13:30 – 17:00 Security Printing Seminar – Design and Production of Security Documents through Digital Print

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.

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 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.

13:30 – 17:00 ITSA Seminar – 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.

18:30 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 15 March 2022

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

Session 1 – The Regional Landscape for Secure Documents

9:00

Welcome

Astrid Mitchell

Reconnaissance International (UK)

09:10

Welcome Address

Alejandro Alegre

Banco de México (Mexico)

09:20

The New Mexican Passport

Omar Lares

inetum (Mexico)

09:40

Printed Biometric Digital Security in the new INE Credential

Francisco Javier Pérez Muñoz

Hubox (Mexico)

10:00

Covid Resilience and Printworks Update

Alberto Torfer

Banco de México (Mexico)

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

Session 2 – Regional Currency Developments

11:05

Question or Demand: Responding to the Voice of the Customer

Pamela Alba

Crane Currency (Sweden)

11:25

Launch of new Housenote: 279 Years of History Looking to the Future

Ricardo Mendez Barrera

Casa de Moneda de Chile (Chile)

11:45

Challenging Convention: The Bahamas CRISP Evolution $50 and $100

Sean Pemberton

Canadian Bank Note (Canada)

12:05

The United States Secret Service Counterfeit Currency Processing Facility and Recent Counterfeit Trends

Carla Rupert

US Secret Service (USA)

12:25 Session Q&A

Session 2 – Digital Credentials

11:05

Digital Credentials in Brazil: the Future is Now?

Narumi Pereira Lima

Narumi Brazil Police (Brazil)

11:25

The Impact of the Pandemic on the Issuance of Secure Documents

Monica Peralta

Dirección National de Migraciones (Argentina)

11:45

Mühlbauer Digital Identity

Thorsten Senne

Mühlbauer (Germany)

12:05

eDL – Electronic Driver´s License – From Mere Permit to Standardized Secure Identification Document

Jorge Adrian Rosas

Infineon (Brazil)

12:25 Session Q&A
12:45 Lunch

Session 3 – Design and Production

13:45

Integration and Transition in Banknote Production

Phil Holland

Komori (Japan)

14:05

Banknote Security as a Complete System

Karl Strasser

G+D (Germany)

14:25

Making Central Banks Free Again

Hervé Guillerey

K&B Banknote Solutions (Switzerland)

14:45

An introduction to NPA and its Approach to Polymer Banknote Design

Pilar Ruperti

Note Printing Australia (Australia)

15.05

Nanoengineered Optical Security Features for the Protection of Banknotes

Petr Franc

IQ Structures (Czech Republic)

15:40 Session Q&A

Session 3 – Border Controls

13:45

Case Study: Evaluation of Intercepted Counterfeit US Driver Licenses

Elaine Wooton

DHS/ICE/HSI Forensic Laboratory (USA)

14.05

Secure Documents v’s Secure Process: Where Does Fraud Start? Colombia Case Study

Francis Goossens

TROY (USA)

14.25

The Manufacture of Passports and Identity Documents

Luis Vidales

Otto Kuennecke (Germany)

14:45

The Colombian ID

Didier Chilito

Colombia Registraduría Nacional (RNEC) (Colombia)

15.05

Passport Data Pages: Paper, Polycarbonate, or Something Different?

Antonio Riccio

Landqart (Switzerland)

15:40 Session Q&A
16:00 Close of Day One
16:30 Extended Exhibition Viewing

 

18:30 Gala Dinner

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Session 4 – Substrates and Features

09:00

Bioguard™: Boosting Antiviral Banknote Protection

Jérémy Boizieau

Oberthur (France)

09:20

Rolling Star I+ and Communication with Security Elements

Dr Manfred Heim

Louisenthal (Germany)

09:40

How to Secure the Next Generation of Banknotes

Montse Maqueda

De La Rue (United Kingdon)

10:00

Moov™ Series from Surys

Nathalie Vast

Surys (France)

10:20

KINEGRAM DYNAMIC

Ian Smith

LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)

10:40 Session Q&A

Session 4 – Substrates, Features and Secure Docs

09:00

Digital Security Printing

Barna Barabas

JURA (Hungary)

9:20

Fighting Against Counterfeiters – Cutting-Edge Overt, Covert and Fused Features for Document Security

Dr Ravi Adhikari

Angstrom Technologies (USA)

09:40

Advanced Holography used for PC Data Page Protection

Petr Franc

IQ Structures (Czech Republic)

10:00

Innovative Optical Technology Dedicated to Security Document Authentication

Cédric Pruche

SICPA (Switzerland)

10:20

BeyOND CARDS – neobond® Solution Toolbox Supporting UN SDG 16.9

Christian Drissler

Lahnpaper (Germany)

10:40 Session Q&A
11:00 Break – Refreshments

Session 5 – Sustainability

11:30

Sustainability: Taking Action Together

Gustavo Ascenzo

CCL Secure (Australia)

11:50

Green isn’t Just a Pretty Colour – Introducing Sustainable High-Security Inks

Gerben van Wijk

Luminescence Sun Chemical (UK)

12:10

Waste Disposal System with Green-Line-Concept

Pascal Rebeaud

Hunkeler Systeme AG (Switzerland)

12:30

Closing the Cycle

Veronica Esponda

WTG Water Treatment (Austria)

12:50 Session Q&A

Session 5 – Verification / Fraud / Examination

11:30

Enhanced ID Verification/Authentication in the Touchless World

Arif Mamedov

Regula Forensics (Latvia)

11:50

Fighting Secure Documents Fraud

Tonie Pereira

THALES (France)

12:10

Designing Credentials to Combat Fraud and Facilitate Authentication

Leonardo Urrea Corredor

IDEMIA / Document Security working group, Secure Identity Alliance (Colombia)

12:30

Discover how SURYS has Accompanied the Mexican Government in the Achievement of its Polycarbonate ePassport Transition

Camille Cossec

Surys (France)

12:50 Session Q&A
13:10 Lunch

Session 6 – Securing Currency and Payments

14:00

“Utopian Dual”, a Connected Banknote prototype for Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Michael Alexander Baur

Orell Füssli Ltd. Security Printing (Switzerland)

14:20

NanoCast™: The Printing of Instant and Variable High Security Optical Images

Dan Lieberman

Holomex/Nanografix (Mexico)

14:40

SPARK Flow®: Stepping into Uncharted Territory

Yadira Sierra

SICPA (Switzerland)

15:00

Commemorative Banknotes – Quick Path from R&D to Actual Use Cases

Monika Kłysińska

PWPW (Poland)

15:20 Session Q&A

Session 6 – Mobile Identity

14:00

Milestones in a Successful Mobile ID Deployment

Jorge Castrillo

HID Global (USA)

14:20

Empowering the Citizens with Mobile ID Open Standards

Andrés Ramírez

GET Group (USA)

14:40

New eID Projects Issued in Pandemic Era – Strengthening the Potential of Physical IDs and Their Digital Usability

Radosław Śliwa

PWPW (Poland)

15:00

Smartphone Readable Security Features and What we can Learn from their use in Other Markets


Arylla (USA)

15:20 Session Q&A
15:40 Closing remarks and drinks
17:00 Visit to the Museum of Banco de México
18:30 HSP Football

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 Department, 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 2022 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

GoldCCL Secure, Crane Currency, De La Rue, GET Group, Hubox, Koenig & Bauer, Landqart, Oberthur Fiduciaire, Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW), THALES

Silver – Canadian Bank Note Company, CETIS, Giesecke+Devrient / Louisenthal, Hueck Folien, Jura/Parvis, Luminescence Sun Chemical Security, Nanotech Security Corp, Orell Fussli Security Printing, Pangea / United Security Printing, SABIC, Security Fibres Ltd, SICPA, Stardust, WTG Water Treatment GmbH

Exhibitors – BW Papersystems, DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, Evolis, GWT Wasser- und Wärmetechnik GmbH, HID Global, Hunkeler Systeme AG, IAI industrial systems, Infineon, IQS Group, IXLA, Luminochem, Mühlbauer, OVD Kinegram / KURZ, PETREL, PPG TESLIN Products, RADEČE PAPIR NOVA, Regula, SPM – Security Paper Mill, SURYS, TECH5, Veridos / Innovatrics / Sertracen, Witte Group, ZEISER