Social Events and Tours

Social Event

Exhibition Opening, Welcome Cocktail and Closing Cocktail Receptions

Throughout the event all delegates are invited to attend our social networking events as part of their conference delegate pass. On Monday 8th March we host the welcome cocktail and exhibition opening with over 40 booths presenting the latest developments in security printing, showcasing banknote and identity technology, in a relaxed atmosphere.

On Tuesday 9th March the gala dinner takes place at the Juan Jose Arreola in the Chapultepec Park details are outlined below. On the final evening, we have the closing cocktails, again held within the exhibition area in order to maximise the opportunity to visit providers showing the latest innovations in high security printing features and technologies.

Join us for the Gala Dinner at Juan Jose Arreola in the Chapultepec Park.

Located close to the event hotel, our gala dinner venue is located in the heart of the Woods of Chapultepec, where significant work in the diffusion of culture has been done in the last fifty years. It is an emblematic space of Mexico City, where the representatives of the country’s cultural vanguard have gathered and which endorses the mission of promoting culture as essential in the integral formation of the large audiences who visit it.

The Centro Cultural Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola is located in the heart of the 1st Section of Chapultepec. Its construction began in 1908 by order of Porfirio Diaz. It was the headquarters of several entities, and in 1930 it was transferred to the National Autonomous University of Mexico for use as a research centre. In 1959 it came to be used purely for cultural purposes, headed by the writer Juan José Arreola.

 Today, it is one of the most popular cultural attractions in the area, with workshops, exhibitions, concerts and many other activities taking place on the site.

With a welcome drinks reception in the Juan Jose Arreola, delegates will proceed into the gardens to enjoy dinner, entertainment and the prestigious High Security Printing Latin America industry awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement in banknote and ID security, under the lights and stars of Chapultepec Park.

High Security Printing Latin America Football Match returns in Mexico City

We will be again holding our competitive High Security Printing Latin America Football Match in Mexico City, played between the delegates at a local sports club.

Transport will be provided to and from the pitches for both spectators and players.

Football shirts will also be provided and the pitches are state-of-the-art artificial grass and floodlit. No studs please. Trainers, blades or astro boots are required.

Spectators and players (of any skill level) are always welcome – if you would like to take part please confirm by email to Sam Burns –  sam@reconnaissance-intl.com

Pre Conference Tour

Tour to the Banco de México’s new state-of-the-art production facilities in Guadalajara

We are very privileged to offer delegates the chance to visit the Banco de México’s new state-of-the-art production facilities in Guadalajara on Monday 8th March 2021.

The Guadalajara print works has one production line but includes sufficient space to include a second production line in future if required. It also includes a reserve vault with a capacity of 5,500 containers, around 35% more than the Bank of Mexico’s existing storage capacity.

The new banknote printing facility is able to produce banknotes in both polymer and paper, ensuring it is able to print all of Mexico’s banknote denominations.

‘The tour open to central banks, government issuing authorities, state print works and suppliers; numbers are strictly limited, so please register your interest as early as possible by contacting Weronika Komorowska  (weronika@reconnaissance-intl.com).

The tour delegates are subject to review by Banco de México.

The initial timetable will be as follows and delegates are expected to reserve their own flight. Confirmation of flight booking, along with a copy of your passport/ID should also be sent to Weronika Komorowska  (weronika@reconnaissance-intl.com).

Return buses from the Hyatt, Mexico City to the airport and return will be organised for you.

Leave hotel at 5am for expected 7am flight. (flight is around 50 mins) Flight details to follow

  • Arrive Guadalajara circa 9am
  • Transfer to Printworks from airport 15 mins
  • 2 hour tour of facility
  • Lunch at Tlaquepaque Restaurant – about 15 min drive from the Printworks
  • Return to airport for expected 7pm flight back to Mexico City Flight details to follow
  • Groups of 15 at 15-minute intervals on the tour – max of 60 delegates

Further details of exact flights and timings will be provided soon.’