The World Banknote Summit places quality content firmly at the heart of the conference agenda.
In a series of interviews with central banks and opinion leaders in the banknote community, the organisers have identified the most relevant topics and arranged them in different sessions.
Data Analysis (“Big Data”)
Increasingly powerful hardware and specialised software make the collection and subsequent analysis of the serial numbers of banknotes in circulation possible. Yet, even though this technology is available, the question as to whether circulation data on banknotes should be analysed or whether it should be left completely anonymous remains unanswered. And what are the benefits of circulation data analysis anyway?
In an Immersion Session, a panel with representatives from two central banks – one in favour and one against data analysis – and a software solution provider will discuss the pros and cons of data analysis and also consider the technical feasibilities and limitations.
Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
The World Banknote Summit was the first banknote industry conference to include Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in its conference agenda. In 2020, central banks will give first-hand accounts of the experience they have gathered in this field. In addition, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) will share the findings of its research on this subject.
Challenges & Solutions for Banknote Design and Production
There is no definitive recipe for successfully designing and introducing a new banknote series. Virtually every country has its own needs, and it is the central bank’s task to create banknotes that meet these requirements. In this session, central banks and banknote experts will talk about their experiences creating and launching new banknote series.
Forecasting & Challenges in Currency Circulation Management
In times of change, forecasting banknote demand and managing currency circulation is a demanding task. This is an opportunity to learn from experts in this arena about how they tackle these challenges, get to know the tools they use and the results they achieve.
The User’s Perspective on Cash
Understanding users’ requirements is crucial when it comes to cash. Failing to do so will undermine the importance of banknotes as a form of payment.
The World Banknote Summit offers a platform for users, including large supermarket chains, commercial banks and ATM operators, to speak out and for the banknote community to engage with and learn from these users.
Staying ahead of counterfeiters is an ongoing challenge faced by the banknote industry. One of the key topics on the agenda looks at how counterfeiters go about producing false banknotes and what can be done about this, i.e., the specification of secure banknotes.
Disruptive Technologies in the Payment Landscape
This session will take a look at new technological developments that could have the potential to reshape the payment landscape. What are these new technologies, how do they work and how will they impact upon the use of banknotes as a form of payment?
The Role of Cash in the Future Payment Landscape
The end of cash has been proclaimed repeatedly, but the worldwide demand for banknotes is still increasing. So, what course will the ‘cash journey’ take? Several experts will share their expectations on the role of cash in the future payment landscape, offering different views on cash and providing valuable outlooks.
To ensure that the attendees are offered the very best learning opportunities, the World Banknote Summit will use different presentation and discussion formats tailored to the specific topics.