Monday, 24 September 2018


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11:00 - 13:00

Delegate Registration


12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

Opening World Banknote Summit 2018
13:30 - 13:40 Summit Opening Beat ATTINGER World Banknote Summit
13:40 - 14:00 Keynote Address Stefan HARDT Deutsche Bundesbank
14:00 - 14:20 Kick-off Speech Hans-Jörg NAUMER Allianz Global Investors
Session 1: Introducing change: an opportunity to learn from others
14:20 - 14:40 The Nelson Mandela 100 year commemorative note: a first-hand account Pradeep MAHARAJ South African Reserve Bank
14:40 - 15:00 The new Hong Kong banknote Series Lydia YIP Hong Kong Monetary Authority
15:00 - 15:20 New printing works and the new banknote series in Mexico Alejandro ALEGRE Banco de México
15:20 - 15:30 Q&A    
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break    
Session 2: Challenges & solutions in circulation management
16:00 - 16:20 Cash in the Netherlands: decline in progress Bram SCHOLTEN De Nederlandsche Bank
17:00 - 17:20 Automated note inspection: the crucial role of sensors Armin STÖCKLI CI Tech
17:20 - 17:30 Q&A    
17:30 End of Sessions Day 1    
19:00 World Banknote Summit Casual Dinner    


Tuesday, 25 September 2018


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Session 3: Quality: what you measure is what you get
08:30 - 08:50
Quality as a fundamental requirement for the acceptance and the functioning of banknotes Michel POPOVIC Incore Systèmes
08:50 - 09:10
Production of the New Hong Kong Dollar Note Series Samson C.C. YUEN / Eric LAM Hong Kong Note Printing
09:10 - 09:30
Vertical Integration and Benchmarking in a Fast-Evolving Banknote Environment Gustavo ASCENZO CCL Secure
09:30 - 09:50 The fine line between good intentions and bribery Alexandra WRAGE Trace
09:50 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:45
Coffee Break    
Session 4: Immerse yourself in the topic of your choice   Room
10:45 - 12:00 Immersion Session: Creating a new banknote series - A partnership approach Trond EKLUND
München 1
Immersion Session: Setting up a new security printing plant - the inside view Alejandro ALEGRE München 2
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break    
Session 5: Managing the unmanageable. A focus on risk  Organisation
13:50 - 14:10 Digital Communication for Central Banks - Beyond the Website Chris HANAN Webrepublic
14:10 - 14:30 Successful euro counterfeiting investigations - Challenges of the Darknet Ioannis CHATZIANTONIOU EUROPOL
14:50 - 15:00 Q&A    
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break    
Session 6: Breakout sessions: an opportunity to get hands on
15:30 - 16:30 Breakout sessions    
16:30 - 16:40 Change rooms    
16:40 - 17:40 Breakout sessions    
17:40 End of Sessions Day 2    


World Banknote Summit Casual Dinner    


Wednesday, 26 September 2018


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Session 7: Disruptive technology: friend or foe?
08:30 - 08:50
Why would we use crypto euros? Heike MAI Deutsche Bank
08:50 - 09:10 Digital fiat currency, the alternative to physical fiat currency Jonathan DHARMAPALAN ecurrency mint
09:10 - 09:30

Project Khokha: SARB’s exploratory venture into cryptocurrency

Pradeep MAHARAJ South African Reserve Bank
09:30 - 09:50
Instant payments - a complement or a competitor to cash? Ann BÖRESTAM ECB
09:50 - 10:10 Disrupt or get disrupted – relevance of cash 20 years from now Sandipan CHAKRABORTY Sonect
10:10 - 10:20 Q&A    
10:20 - 10:45 Coffee Break    
Session 8: Immerse yourself in the topic of your choice   Room
10:45 - 12:00  Immersion Session : Managing a new banknote series project Pradeep MAHARAJ
Lydia YIP
München 1
Immersion Session: Digital fiat currency Jonathan DHARMAPALAN München 2
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break    
Session 9: Where is cash going: some different views   Organisation
13:30 - 13:50
Shadow economy, e-payments, and cash: a view on the Jordanian payment landscape Maha BAHOU Central Bank of Jordan
13:50 - 14:10 Payment Topics, Developments & Trends in the German retail sector Caroline COELSCH EHI
14:10 - 14:30 The bright and dark sides of cash Dr. Jelena Stapf Deutsche Bundesbank
14:50 - 15:10 World Payments Report - Developments in Global Payments and digital Footprints Stefan HUCH Capgemini
15:10 - 15:20 Q&A    
15:20 - 15:30 Closing Remarks: Date & Venue of the World Banknote Summit 2020 Beat ATTINGER World Banknote Summit


Conference schedule is subject to change without notice


The World Banknote Summit puts quality content at the core of the conference agenda.


The concept of inviting and involving relevant experts from outside the banknote community, valuing the importance of both their experience with banknotes, and their perspectives, was pioneered by the World Banknote Summit.


To develop an engaging conference agenda, the organizers interviewed Central Banks, State Printing Works and opinion leaders in the banknote community. The result is a well-balanced programme, with topics that make sense.


The World Banknote Summit revolves around two core themes:


  • Issues that aim to make banknotes more secure and efficient in their production and circulation
  • The future payment landscape, the drivers shaping the landscape, and the role of banknotes therein


By combining these core themes with the clever use of different presentation and discussion platforms, the World Banknote Summit provides an excellent opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other.




Immersion sessions: another innovation at the World Banknote Summit


The World Banknote Summit 2018 will feature another innovation offering its participants added value: immersion sessions.


Immersion sessions are moderated sessions lasting 75 mins and addressing specific topics. They are designed for small groups with the aim of fostering lively discussions and exchange between the 2 (max. 3) panellists and the audience.


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


This year, the immersion sessions will focus on:


  • Managing new banknote series projects
  • Building and starting up a new banknote printing plant
  • The potential of new technologies and alternative payment solutions





Social Programme

The World Banknote Summit is an excellent opportunity to refresh 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 to summit attendees, the Organisers take pleasure in inviting all delegates to dinner on Monday, 24 September and Tuesday, 25 September. Further details will be made available in due course.

Date & Venue

The World Banknote Summit will take place at the Westin Grand Frankfurt hotel in Germany, from 24 – 26 September 2018.