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The support of our sponsors illustrates the strong endorsement of the leading industry suppliers for this important event. The setting for Banknote 2018 allows for robust, relevant dialogue between these leading industry suppliers and government representatives. These connections made at Banknote 2018 will be critical to the discussions of the present and future of currency design, production, issue and usage.

We appreciate, as always, our sponsors' support in bringing you this dynamic conference.

If you are interested in joining our sponsor group, please contact Tom Mitchell at tmitchell@currency-research.com for more details.

Primary Sponsors

Surys

Supporting Sponsors

Hueck Folien
Luminescence
PC Industries
PEC

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Toshiba

Global Branding Sponsors

Vaultex


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Primary Sponsors

AuthentixArjowiggins Security »

Arjowiggins Security is a recognised expert in the currency industry, with more than two centuries of experience in designing and manufacturing banknote paper.

Our mission is to enable central banks to maintain public confidence in their currency. We strive to offer to central banks state-of-the-art paper that will meet their needs with the highest standards of security, quality and durability.

Technological innovation is a priority for us. The expertise of a dedicated research center and the know-how of our papermakers allow us to propose a wide range of products, from high durability substrates and innovative watermarked papers to security features such as threads that integrate the latest technologies in optics and security.

Arjowiggins Security is the trusted partner of over 140 countries.

For more information, please visit: www.security.arjowiggins.com/


AuthentixAuthentix® »

Authentix® enables brand owners and governments to build market confidence and maximize revenue by authenticating products to combat counterfeiting, protect brand equity and assure program integrity. We serve clients in the oil and gas, currency, tax stamp, and branded product markets with leading product authentication solutions wrapped in robust programs to deliver meaningful business outcomes that contribute to our client’s success. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas USA, Authentix has offices in the US, UK and Africa serving clients worldwide.

For more information visit: www.authentix.com/.


Bundesdruckerei GmbHBundesdruckerei GmbH »

Bundesdruckerei has been developing and producing security documents for sovereign authorities and states for more than 130 years. The company's technologies and services, all "Made in Germany", protect sensitive data, communications, infrastructures and security print products. The solutions are rooted in the secure identification of citizens, customers, employees and systems in both the analogue and digital world. Bundesdruckerei offers its customers a one-stop approach that begins with consultancy, includes design and implementation and is completed with operation and service. The company captures, manages and encrypts sensitive data, it produces documents and verification devices, develops software for high-security infrastructures and supplies passport and ID card systems, as well as automated border control solutions. Bundesdruckerei not only designs and produces banknotes, postage stamps and revenue stamps, but also supplies covered machinereadable security feature systems and detection for these products.

The Bundesdruckerei Group includes the subsidiaries D-TRUST GmbH, genua GmbH, Maurer Electronics GmbH and iNCO Sp. z o.o. The Group employs a workforce of around 2,500 and generated revenue of EUR 475 million in 2015. Bundesdruckerei also holds shares in Veridos GmbH, DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH and cv cryptovision GmbH.

For more information, go to: www.bundesdruckerei.de/en


CCL SecureCCL Secure »

CCL Secure (formerly Innovia Security) is the supplier of Guardian®, the world's most advanced banknote substrate, which has been issued on more than 50 Billion banknotes. The company is a trusted partner to central banks worldwide who use Guardian® polymer substrate to transform their currency’s performance via dramatically lower counterfeits, greater durability leading to significant cost savings, a cleaner note handling experience for the public, and 100% recycling of used banknotes.

The first Guardian® polymer banknote was issued in Australia in 1988. Since then, strong collaborative partnerships with other leading manufacturers and a culture of innovation has enabled Guardian® to deliver outstanding long-term value for client nations.

The growing popularity of Guardian® polymer banknote technology worldwide has captured the attention of central banks and the imagination of the public alike. Banks are attracted to the significant cost saving on note issue costs, the proven counterfeit resistance, and the dramatically improved note cleanliness benefits it provides, while the public finds the designs and practicality of the banknote technology irresistible – any online video search quickly demonstrates a wide range of ways in which people enjoy engaging with Guardian® polymer banknotes.

CCL Secure has a commitment to excellence, and this was acknowledged in 2017 when it was awarded ‘Consultancy and Advisory Services Provider of the Year (Bespoke)’ by the leading industry publication Central Banking Journal (CBJ). This is the second time the organisation’s excellence has been acknowledged by CBJ in the last three years. The Award recognises the company’s suite of advisory services from design through to recycling that effectively mitigates perceived risk for central banks in their transition from paper to polymer banknotes.

CCL Secure is a division of CCL Industries which employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and operates from 156 production facilities across 35 countries on six continents. For further information, please visit www.cclsecure.com.


Crane CurrencyCrane Currency »

Crane Currency is a fully integrated banknote designer, printer, paper maker and security feature developer, servicing the international banknote community for over 250 years. Adherence to the highest standards of ethics and operational integrity has been instrumental in the building of long-term business relationships.

Today, security feature technologies, such as MOTION™ and Rapid™, pioneered by Crane Currency can be found in the majority of banknotes in circulation around the world. From the most traditional of cotton substrates to the most advanced Micro-Optic security elements and design, Crane is a responsive partner focused on delivering innovative products and solutions that meet clients' most demanding requirements.


DCADutch Currency Association (DCA)

Dutch Currency Association (DCA): The Netherlands has a distinguished group of currency industry suppliers who have established the Dutch Currency Association. For many years these Dutch companies have supplied high quality solutions to Central Banks, Banknote and Security Printing Works, Mints and Governments. These companies are: Royal Dutch Mint for high quality minting; Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering for currency disintegration; SPG Prints for screen technology in the printing process; PNO Global for banknote varnish, coin blanks and consultancy.

The Dutch Currency Association members cooperate as independent entities but share their know-how in the field of commerce, finance, technology and innovation. A synergy that enforces high-end solutions to the world of Central Banks, Security Printing Works, Mints and Governments. In cooperation with the Dutch Government, Dutch Currency Association promotes the high quality of services and products of its members worldwide. Doing business with Dutch Currency Association is a guarantee for a reliable, proven and high quality relation based on an experience of many centuries in the Currency Industry.

Dutch Currency Association participates at international currency, coin and banknote conferences and events but also organises its own regional ‘The life cycle of currency’ seminars on cash management, cash operations and cash production.

For further information on the Dutch Currency Association and its activities you are most welcome to contact us: www.dcaholland.com. Member websites: www.knm.nl, www.kustersengineering.com, www.spgprints.com, www.pnoglobal.com.

Royal Dutch Mint SPG Prints PNO Global Royal Kusters Engineering


De La RueDe La Rue »

As the world's largest integrated commercial banknote printer, De La Rue is a trusted partner of governments, central banks, issuing authorities and commercial organisations around the world. The Group has in recent years been involved in the design or production of over 150 national currencies. De La Rue also produces a wide range of security documents including passports, driving licences, authentication labels and tax stamps. In addition, the Group manufactures sophisticated, high speed cash sorting and inspection equipment. De La Rue also offers a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions. De La Rue employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


Giesecke & DevrientGiesecke & Devrient »

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading global technology provider with its headquarters in Munich, Germany, and 58 subsidiaries, joint ventures, and associated companies in 31 countries across every continent. At the end of 2014, G&D had approximately 11,450 employees and in fiscal 2014 generated total sales of 1.83 billion euros.

G&D’s ethos is based on trust, security, and professional expertise. Innovative, customer-centric products, system solutions, and services make G&D a reliable partner for governments, central banks, security printers, commercial cash center operators, public authorities, and companies.

With its solutions, products, and services the G&D Banknote business unit, together with its wholly owned subsidiary Louisenthal, safeguards the trust in banknotes worldwide. The business unit, comprising the Banknote Solutions and Currency Management Solutions divisions, supports the complete cash cycle, from banknote substrate production, banknote design, and banknote printing to secure processing. G&D supplies over 150 countries around the world with its portfolio. Customers around the world include central and commercial banks, banknote print works, cash-in-transit companies, and casinos.

G&D also supplies banks, mobile network operators, public transportation providers, companies, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with end-to-end solutions comprising hardware, software, and services for mobile security applications, especially in telecommunications and electronic payments (Mobile Security business unit). The company also provides governments and public authorities with turnkey end-to-end solutions for highly secure travel documents, ID systems, and healthcare cards, which can be used for conventional identification purposes as well as for authenticating and safeguarding online business transactions (Government Solutions business unit).

Research and development have always been a top priority for G&D. The Group currently has 1,200 developers working on new products and processes, and R&D spending totaled around 120 million euros in fiscal 2014. G&D holds some 7,250 patents and patent applications worldwide.


JuraJura »

Jura is a global brand name in the high-security graphic arts trade as a reputed high-tech developer and supplier. Jura offers complete top quality security prepress systems including software and hardware solutions from graphic design to print-ready plate making.

Jura’s design software packages are in function at more than 100 governmental and licensed security printers all over the world. Jura’s patented personalization solutions and unique covert security features are used on several banknotes, passports, ID cards and other security documents of many countries. About 100 high-resolution prepress output devices have been installed and used worldwide, including the state-of-the-art Direct Laser Engraver (DLE®) machine for intaglio platemaking. Jura’s service program includes strong support and versatile assistance in technical, design and software development issues.

Jura is the first company that has been audited and certified as ‘Certified Security Supplier’ worldwide, based on the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard by Intergraf and VPGI. Jura’s activities are managed from two headquarters in Vienna (Austria) and Budapest (Hungary) with support from the office in Bangkok (Thailand).


KBA-NotaSys SAKBA-NotaSys SA »

KBA-NotaSys is regarded as the main driver of innovation and excellence within the high-security printing industry. Working hand in hand with our clients and partners, we have continuously elevated the art of banknote printing to new levels. By listening to our clients’ needs, we have expanded our range of products and services to meet the ever-changing challenges of our market. Today we offer a unique range of products and services to authorised security printers and Central Banks enabling them to design, produce and issue banknotes according to their specific and individual needs.


KomoriKomori »

Komori Corporation, founded in 1923, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of printing machinery for banknotes, high security print and the commercial printing industry. Komori is a market leader for innovative design and advanced technology, providing equipment that is focused around today's demand for flexibility, quality and productivity.


LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KGLEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG »

LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG is a 5th generation family-owned company established over 115 years ago. From its beginnings as a gold foil producer it developed into the world’s leading manufacturer of superior hot stamping foils for banknotes.

The KURZ Group, with 4,900 employees, operates twelve manufacturing plants and 24 subsidiaries around the globe. Foils for banknotes are exclusively produced at our ECB-approved high security manufacturing site in Germany. KURZ is at the forefront of innovation for security foils and offers an excellent customer service, from design to delivery. Highest standards are applied and certified for quality and health and safety management throughout the KURZ Group.

OVD Kinegram AG is a member of the KURZ Group based in Zug, Switzerland. OVD Kinegram owns the proprietary KINEGRAM® technology and is responsible for the design and origination of KINEGRAM® security devices. The unique optical features of the KINEGRAM® cannot be achieved with standard holography and provide the highest security against fraud and manipulation. Furthermore, OVD Kinegram is the competence centre for the governmental ID-document market.

KURZ and OVD Kinegram have successfully created foil security devices for more than 280 different banknotes across over 80 countries, in cooperation with all major banknote paper suppliers and printers.


LandqartLandqart »

Landqart AG is the only security paper mill in Switzerland and has a reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Landqart AG is an official supplier of Euro banknote paper, and the sole supplier to the Swiss National Bank. Landqart AG is also an industry leader in innovation with Durasafe®, the new paper – polymer – paper composite banknote substrate. Landqart AG also supplies patented overt and covert features like Irisafe®Micro and Polarisafe®.


LenSysLenSys »

LenSys provides technology based level 1 security features combining advanced lens structures with high precision simultan based offset printing. The lenses and corresponding are designed in combination to ensure clear and effective visual results simplifying public recognition and verification, while being fully integrated into the banknote design.


OberthurOberthur Fiduciaire »

Oberthur Fiduciaire, founded in 1842, was acquired in 1984 by Jean-Pierre Savare and has since become one of the leading private security printers in the world, now serving 70 countries. Oberthur Fiduciaire is a specialist in the design and production of banknotes, associated security features, and secure documents. 95% of the group’s revenue is generated from exports.


OeBSOeBS »

The Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH has established itself as an international leader in the field of design, pre-press and production of highly sophisticated banknotes, combining innovative security features with contemporary design. The OeBS Design Studio and R&D Department work closely together to make significant contribution to the quality, durability, functionality and economical manufacture of banknotes.

Our product range comprises reliable and highly accurate detectors for analysis of optical high-security features.

In view of the importance of environmental protection as well as for reasons of economy, OeBS technicians have developed and continuously improved the process for the treatment of effluent containing ink from intaglio printing presses known as HIREC®.


Orell Fussli Security Printing Ltdorell füssli security printing ltd »

Founded in 1519, Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd is a leading provider of security technologies, products and solutions for identification documents and systems, banknotes, and secure documents.

Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd began printing securities as early as 1827 and has been supplying banknotes that incorporate state-of-the-art security technology to the Swiss National Bank since 1911. Since then, Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd has continually tested technical innovations and developed unique new techniques and security features.

Their in-depth knowledge allows them to offer customers a full range of products and services, from the basic concept to the design and printing of banknotes.

To respond to the increasing demand for sophisticated security and apply it to all business areas- the synergies of their vast knowledge and expertise as a high security printer, they constantly strive to be at the competitive edge and provide innovative solutions with a distinct and unique identity. With its superb infrastructure, Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd can fully exploit all security printing technologies either on paper or polymer substrates.

Banknotes must meet toughest security standards, and the development, production and issuing of banknotes has become a complex and demanding task. As Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd are able to meet these standards in a customized way, they are the ideal partner for such projects.


PARVISPARVIS »

PARVIS offers a number of systems and services, in particular: ABACO, NUMERO and PROXIMA.

ABACO is a Manufacturing Execution System that controls the operation of equipment in a banknote printing plant; NUMERO is used for typographic numbering control; and the family of systems PROXIMA provides offline accurate control of offset print, intaglio print and substrate features. Together, these systems offer: banknote track & trace, sheet counting and barcoding, materials traceability, printing quality control and operations management.

ABACO MES fills the gap between shop floor and company ERP allowing the direct and bidirectional transfer of data. This is the key to process optimization, from orders to finished banknotes, always keeping people and processes well synchronized.


Security Papers UKSecurity Papers UK »

Leading manufacturers of security features for paper. Our Rainbow Fibres™, Planchettes, Threads and StarLites™ create an intergrated security feature that is highly resistant to counterfeiting and forgery. Please visit our exhibition booth at the conference where we will be pleased to demonstrate the wide range of products we supply.


SICPASICPA »

Every day, governments, companies and millions of people place their confidence in SICPA to protect the integrity and value of their currency, personal identity and consumable goods. In a world of constant technological innovation where any product and document can be counterfeited or tampered with, our customers need more than ever a reliable partner who can provide them with effective security solutions.

With more than 80 years of experience, SICPA is the trusted advisor to central banks for selecting and integrating security features into upgraded and new banknote series. Today we provide security inks and integrated solutions for most of the world's currencies, including the Euro, US Dollar and Swiss Franc.

We also provide security printers with a wide range of security ink solutions and technologies that together with their know-how as well as unique design and printing skills result in counterfeit- and tamper-proof, easy-to-authenticate documents and products.


SURYS LogoSURYS »

SURYS, the new name for Hologram.Industries. HOW DO YOU CREATE CONFIDENCE?

We begin with science: a limitless source of fundamental and incorruptible foundations. We seek new ways to transform scientific breakthroughs into innovative solutions in the service of security. We refine these solutions with our end-user understanding and bring them to life through our engineering and project management and thanks to our long-term relationships with clients and partners. With our integrated factories and engineering teams, we ensure that we can industrially produce or deploy our solutions, safely, on a large scale. At SURYS, to create greater confidence in the identity of people through their documents, the authenticity of banknotes and the traceability of genuine products, we begin with science and manage the journey to confidence for our clients’ success.

From science to confidence.


Supporting Sponsors

CPSCPS »

Cash Processing Solutions (CPS) is a global provider of an integrated range of hardware and software solutions, consultation and support services, building a bespoke solution that enables our customers to:

Safeguard their REPUTATION

Optimise their EFFICIENCY

Protect their INVESTMENT

Working with 230 customers across 106 countries, CPS provides a range of high-speed cash sorting and authentication systems alongside enterprise cash management software which gives our customers control of cash through its entire lifecycle from issue to circulation, processing to destruction. For banknote printers, our single note inspection machines enable new notes to be quality assured prior to issue. With over forty years of experience, our specialist knowledge of global cash cycle trends and currency management techniques ensure our customers’ solutions are tailored to meet their specific cash processing objectives. Our on-going support and flexible service packages provide truly future-proofed solutions, enabled through our local presence, global knowledge and a proven ability to deliver bespoke requirements. CPS is a strategic partner of De La Rue.


FabrianoFabriano »

With a production capacity of over 200,000 tons, four production plants and approximately 628 employees, Cartiere Miliani Fabriano - spanning a period from the thirteenth century to the present - is a company that is historic yet modern, with characteristics that are unique in the paper industry. The company’s peculiar feature - and its strong point - is its simultaneous production and marketing presence in highly varied sectors and markets. Working exclusively in the field of uncoated wood-free paper, today the company is a powerhouse in the market of office paper, security and banknote paper, drawing paper for students and artists, paperboard for printing and packaging, and paper for special editions. It also has a department that produces paper by hand. The company has become a market leader in many of the sectors in which it works (office paper, drawing paper, security paper). The production of Cartiere Miliani Fabriano focuses on top-quality products, due to its high-tech equipment and production processes.


GietzGietz »

Gietz AG, a family-owned Swiss company, founded in 1892 by Johann Friedrich Gietz, is a byword for reliability in the security industry. In 1986 Gietz supplied overseas the world’s first FSA NOTA machine with hologram positioning capability and from 1990 more than 40 FSA NOTA machines were exported exclusively in the field of banknote printing. Gietz’ latest innovation within the security range is the FSA 1060 Foil Commander NOTA, closing the gap to the super-size format by applying hologram patches and stripes on banknotes of any substrate, as well as official government documents. With the new machine series SECUR 20 and 50, added to the machine portfolio in 2016, developed and produced by Newmec s.l.r. in Italy, customer requirements for endless, registered hologram strips can also be satisfied.


GSIGSI »

Gleitsmann Security Inks uniquely positioned to provide high security ink solutions to secure currency. GSI has a proven record of providing inks which are in use in currencies around the world, a demonstrated record of continuous development and technological enhancements, an unblemished record of security, and most importantly, in-depth experience working with international security printers and central banks to customize solutions to meet the unique needs of each currency. Gleitsmann Security Inks is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHS 18001 and GSI has been accredited by the European Central Bank as an ink supplier for printing of Euro banknotes.


Hueck FolienHueck Folien »

HUECK FOLIEN is the respected partner of both central banks and public authorities. As a family-held, independent company HUECK FOLIEN offers tailor-made solutions with the widest range of technologies for high-security features for banknotes and documents. High-security threads, foils and laminates with premium physical and chemical resistance are all entirely developed and produced within one site. HUECK FOLIEN can point to long-term experience in the high-security field. Indeed, the partnership with our customers is based on mutual trust and is conducted in line with stringent, internal directives regarding quality and security guarantees. Numerous intellectual property rights and patents safeguard the company’s solutions worldwide, thus ensuring that high-tech solutions from HUECK FOLIEN secure the products of our customers in an unmistakable and unique manner.


LuminescenceLuminescence »

LUMINESCENCE manufactures high quality, custom-made security inks for banknotes that are extremely difficult to copy or replicate. Still owned by the original founding family, we have grown over the past 28 years to become a producer of inks used to print billions of banknotes globally each year and we offer the very latest in security ink technological development. Our philosophy of supply gives our customers the highest levels of innovation, security, discretion and confidentiality. We will be using our stand in the exhibition area at Banknote to demonstrate our NanoSwitch feature and other new technologies not available from other suppliers. “Inspiring confidence” is in everything we do.


PC IndustriesPC Industries »

PC Industries is a US based company providing camera based inspection and verification systems for quality control of currency and other security print documents. We manufacture and retro-fit print quality inspection systems for all types of currency printing presses and for other currency related handling equipment. Together with our partner companies in the United Kingdom and Germany, we provide complete stand-alone Full Sheet Inspection, Sorting and Processing solutions.

For more information, please visit: www.pcindustries.com and www.visionassurancesystems.com


PECPEC »

PEC is offering unique products and solutions for end-to-end automation of the Cash Operations in Central Banks. PEC is leveraging the best business practices gathered over many years of experience and combining them with a continuous product innovation. Our solutions include the Cash Management System, Automated vaults, Automated Material Handling, Banknote and Coin Containers, Automated Receiving and Order Preparation. PEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium with offices in Germany, Hungary, China, Japan and the United States.


PWPWPW»

Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW) is a manufacturer of banknotes and the most important documents to the order of governmental institutions. Furthermore we deliver IT systems for personalization and issuance of identity documents, plastics cards and security paper. PWPW assures the security of the documents of highest state importance. Our identification documents are produced or Poland as well as foreign clients. We provide solutions for countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

PWPW creates documents from the outset up to developing applications aimed at verifying identity or privileges, data administration and document life-cycle management. PWPW has an advanced Research & Development Department as well as technological infrastructure which enables development and implementation of state-of-the-art security features. We implement solutions available generally around the world as well as our own technologies. Thanks to our efforts and contributions Poland issues documents with two biometric features, namely, fingerprints and facial geometry. We offer personalisation of documents using various techniques.

Competencies of PWPW are confirmed by numerous certificates, including among others the first degree industrial security certificate issued by the Polish Internal Security Agency, as well as Intergraf, ISO 9000, ISO 18000, ISO 27001, Visa and Mastercard certificates.


ToshibaToshiba »

Toshiba has over 40 years of experience in providing solutions to cash handling businesses, both for central bank operations and commercial industries. As a world leader in high technology, Toshiba's banknote processing systems offer a highly efficient solution meeting your individual demands.


Global Branding Sponsor

VaultexVaultex »

Formed in 2007 as a joint venture between Barclays Bank and HSBC, Vaultex excels in delivering seamless end-to-end cash management services to businesses.

Building on our core cash processing capability we support our shareholder banks in winning new cash business through product innovation whilst also developing a range of cash management services which deliver commercial benefits and customer value.

As a result we are the UK’s leading cash processer, handling over £130bn notes and coins every year.

We work in close partnership with a range of businesses, including five of the top ten UK retailers and three of the UK’s biggest High Street banks, while adhering to the rigorous standards set by the Bank of England and the Note Circulation Scheme (NCS).

Our experienced team understands cash. We combine an innovative approach with a pragmatic understanding of the industry, offering integrated, reliable and accountable services with simple, customer-focused metrics.

We can help cut costs by consolidating and optimising previously separate services under a single contract with a single point of contact. Our fully integrated ATM managed service solution leverages our cash management expertise to take two days off the traditional cash cycle; optimising our customers’ cash supply and reducing Cash In Transit (CIT) costs. And our proprietary Vaultex View portal gives businesses instant access to management information on their cash.