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Agenda

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.

 

Counterfeits


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.

Date Time Summit

Exhibition / Suites

Mon Feb 24

11:00 – 13:00

Delegate Registration

 
 

12:00 – 13:30

Networking Lunch (finger food)

 
 

13:30 – 14:00

  • Welcome Speech
  • Keynote Address

Exhibition open

 

14:00 – 15:30

Plenary Session

 
 

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break  
 

16:00 – 17:30

Plenary Session  
 

19:30

World Banknote Summit Casual Dinner

Exhibition closed

Tue Feb 25

08:30 – 10:00

Plenary Session

Exhibition open

 

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

 
 

10:30 – 12:00

Immersion Session

 
 

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

 
 

13:30 – 15:00

Plenary Session

 
 

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

 
 

15:30 – 17:00

Workshop Session

 
 

19:30

World Banknote Summit Casual Dinner

Exhibition closed

Wed Feb 26

08:30 – 10:00

Plenary Session

Exhibition open

 

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

 
 

10:30 – 12:00

Immersion Session

 
 

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

 
 

13:30 – 15:00

Plenary Session

 
 

15:00 – 15:15

Closing Remarks

 

Conference schedule is subject to change

 

 

 


New Session Formats

Chatbox


Individuals attending industry conferences do not only want to listen to speeches and watch presentations, but rather want to get actively involved in the discussion with experts and industry peers. To answer this demand, the World Banknote Summit is pleased to introduce a new discussion format called “Chatbox”.


Chatboxes are designed to address a specific topic in small groups of up to 8 people. The Chatboxes last for 40 minutes and are moderated by an expert who is especially familiar with the topic. Following the introduction and sound exposure of the subject, the attendees are given the possibility to engage in a lively discussion with the expert and with other delegates participating in this particular Chatbox.


Several Chatboxes are run on multiple tracks, allowing attendees to choose their preferred topic from the variety of Chatboxes on offer.

 

The Printer’s Forum


Hands-on sessions with a practical approach have been a hallmark of the World Banknote Summit since its very beginning.


The latest addition to this portfolio is The Printer’s Forum. Created by printers for printers, it offers a framework in which security printers can exchange print-related information and experiences with each other in a dedicated environment. Chaired by seasoned experts from state printing works, it will cover a wide range of topics from new technologies in the printing works to lean management.


The Printer’s Forum will take place on Monday 24th February from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


For more details on the expert moderators and the topics to be discussed, please refer to the agenda section.


Please note: Access to The Printer’s Forum is restricted to state printing works and partners of the World Banknote Summit operating security printing plants.

Immersion sessions

 

Immersion sessions are moderated sessions lasting 75 mins and addressing specific topics. They are designed for groups of about 30 – 40 people with the aim of fostering lively discussions and exchange between the panelists and the audience.


To ensure maximum flexibility of choice, several immersion sessions are hosted on multiple tracks, allowing delegates to choose their preferred topic of interest.

 

Social Programme

The World Banknote Summit is an excellent opportunity to revive and expand one’s contact network. Coffee and lunch breaks are useful networking opportunities, but time flies and they always seem to be too short to catch up with everybody.

 

In order to provide further networking opportunities, the organisers are delighted to invite all attendees to dinner on Monday 24 February and Tuesday 25 February. Further details will be made available in due course.

Date & Venue

The World Banknote Summit will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 24 to 26 February 2020.