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Themes and Topics

The Banknote Conference Advisory Committee has identified key themes and panel discussion topics that will help harmonize industry awareness on key technological issues and encourage positive dialogue for the benefit of the industry.


Day 1 | The Counterfeiting Threat Environment

Panel Discussion

Counterfeiting Trends – Who, What and How 

Counterfeiting specialists from around the world will share research, statistics, techniques, tools, MOs, and distribution methods to understand the threat environment we work in.    

Counterfeiting Trends: Industry Response

Through their presentations, industry suppliers will share their research on counterfeiting, their newest anti-counterfeiting technologies, and how these technologies will specifically address marketplace threats.


Days 2 & 3 | Evolution of Printing, Feature, and Substrate Development

Panel Discussion 

Resiliency Testing and Adversarial Analysis: Methodologies and Efficiencies

Central banks and feature suppliers will share their methodologies and perspective on feature resiliency testing. How—and can—the industry work together for greater efficiencies and possible standardization? 

Panel Discussion 

Are Level 1 Security Features Doing Their Jobs?

Central bankers and suppliers will share their views on the effectiveness of Level 1 features and how the industry can get the most out of these features. New ideas will be shared for inspiring public involvement. Could banknotes still serve their purpose without Level 1 features? Perception studies will be shared to provide more insight on the topic. 


Day 3 | The Cash Handling Environment of the Future

Panel Discussion

The Cash Cycle Today and in the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for Banknote Production  

BEMs and other cash stakeholders from all levels of the cash cycle take the stage and discuss their perspectives on their current roles and how the cash cycle might look 10 years from now. How will this evolution influence future banknote production – and what is affecting the cash cycle now?   

Panel Discussion 

Sensor Development and How is it Evolving?   

Sensors are at the very core of banknote verification. Are central bank requirements changing and how might the evolution of features influence sensor development? Central banks and industry suppliers will discuss the general issues and the longer-term trends. The progress of CDI2 and its possible impact (positives and negatives) on the industry will also be addressed. 


Day 4 | Emerging Technologies and the Future of Banknotes

Panel Discussion 

Industry Awareness: Alternative Payment Technologies

We will review the newest payment technologies that could have an impact on the use of banknotes. How can this insight inform banknote production decisions in the future? We will have representatives from the alternative payment technologies industry share their ideas, and central banks discuss how alternative payments have an impact on the future.

We will again offer simultaneous translation from English to Spanish during the General Session presentations. Se proveerá traducción simultánea, del Inglés al español durante las Sesiones Generales.


Are you interested in contributing to the topics and panel discussions?

Currency Research welcomes your proposals for contribution to a panel discussion or for a presentation sharing your own research or experiences relating to the various themes described above.

We request that proposals be submitted by October 20, 2017.

Panel Discussion Proposal

Please indicate the panel topic to which you would like to contribute and the appropriate experience or research you have that will add value to the particular discussions. The panel discussions will include a 10–15-minute presentation from each panelist so please also provide a brief synopsis of the information you would share.

Presentation Proposal

Please provide a 500-word maximum synopsis of the proposed presentation and to the day/topic to which you intend to contribute. Please indicate how the presentation will add value and insight to the topic. Priority will be given to central banks, monetary authorities, and state printing works.

Our Review Committee will review all proposals and will notify the status of acceptance by January 31, 2018. 

Benefits of Presenting

Leaders in the industry present at the Banknote Conference to:

  • Position themselves as thought leaders and innovators in the international currency community
  • Share important research findings and experiences that can benefit others in the industry
  • Help shape standards and best practices that impact the industry now and in the future
  • Expand their contacts and knowledge base by meeting other presenters and to increase personal exposure within the industry
  • Appreciate the unique opportunity and rewarding experience that presenting to 600+ currency Industry leaders from 70+ countries affords

We are pleased to extend the lowest registration rate to presenters to thank them for sharing their time and insight with the delegates.


Presentation Highlights from the last conference, Banknote 2016

A list of planned and confirmed presentations will be available closer to the conference, so please check back regularly. We hope you find the links below helpful for either refreshing your memory of previous presentations or as a useful tool for anticipating the presentation quality of Banknote 2018.

To view the agenda from Banknote 2016, please click here>>>

To view presentation synopses from Banknote 2016, please click here>>>