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Monday, 27 February 2017


Presentation Title Speaker Organisation

11:00 - 13:30

Delegate Registration


12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

Opening Ceremony
13:30 - 13:45 Summit Opening Beat Attinger World Banknote Summit
13:45 - 14:00 Welcome Address Minister Baschi Dürr Government of Basel
14:00 - 14:20 Keynote Address Dr. Fritz Zurbrügg Swiss National Bank
Session 1: Creating a new banknote Series: an opportunity to learn from others
14:20 - 14:40

Norway's new banknote Series:

A look behind the scenes

Trond Eklund Norges Bank
14:40 - 15:00

New family of Colombian Banknotes – Some design considerations

Nestor Plazas Banco de la Republica

15:00 - 15:20

Learning from Mistakes: Using Lessons Learned to Transform Organizations and Build Sustainable and Repeatable Processes for Success

Michael Lambert

Federal Reserve Board
15:20 - 15:30 Q&A    
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break    
Session 2: What to get right when setting a banknote specification
16:00 - 16:20

The selection and evaluation of security features for a new family of Banknotes: Bank of Namibia case study

Sam Shivute

Bank of Namibia
16:20 - 16:40

European counterfeiting trends and threats from the Darknet

Lars van Mulligen 

Ulle Holm

16:40 - 17:00

Avoiding trouble with intellectual property and copyright - and compliance management

Philip Kübler Pro Litteris
17:00 - 17:20 Banknotes Design and Production Challenges - Recent Indian Experience Kaza Sudhakar BRBNMPL
17:20 - 17:30 Q&A    
17:15 End of Sessions Day 1    
19:00 World Banknote Summit Casual Dinner    


Tuesday, 28 February 2017


Presentation Title Speaker Organisation
Session 3: Setting a currency management strategy
08:30 - 08:50

The Currency Strategy

of the Banco de México
Alejandro Alegre Banco de México
08:50 - 09:10

How South Africa uses data in the

management of its currency supply
Johann Bence South African Reserve Bank
09:10 - 09:30

How collaboration and working together to create strong plans leads to successful banknote series

Brian Hayr Innovia Security
09:30 - 09:50

Cash in the Netherlands:

a matter of decline management
Bram Scholten De Nederlandsche Bank
09:50 - 10:00 Q&A    
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break    

Session 4: Introduction of new banknotes: practical aspects

10:30 - 10:50

A look back at the first year

with the new 50-franc note
Beat Grossenbacher Swiss National Bank

10:50 - 11:10

Introduction of the new

Bank of England £5 note

Victoria Cleland

Bank of England

11:10 - 11:30

500 zł note and the process of Polish notes development: Challenges from a producer's perspective

Jakub Klus PWPW
11:30 - 11:50 Next Generation Banknote - Lessons Learned Michael Andersen Reserve Bank of Australia
11:50 - 12:00 Q&A    
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break    

Session 5: New solutions and latest innovations

13:30 - 13:50

An insight into Digital Printing

Yasuji Endo Komori Corp.
13:50 - 14:10 Investing in Europe: Quality and Strategy Bertrand Pujol d'Andrébo Oberthur Fiduciaire
14:10 - 14:30 Automated virtual reconstruction of damaged and destroyed banknotes Dr. Bertram Nickolay Fraunhofer IPK
14:30 - 14:50

Reverse engineering analysis of banknotes

Martin Fürbach Institute of Forensic Sciences, University of Lausanne
14:50 - 15:00 Q&A    
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break    

Session 6: Workshops: an opportunity to get hands on

15:30 - 16:30 Guardian® polymer substrate: A practical guide to a long life in cash Andrew Bonnell Amsterdam

Avalon, The next step in fluorescence

Xavier Borde Frankfurt

Optimising your Banknote Destruction Operation for the various substrates

Xander Wiardi Suite 1202
16:30 - 16:40 Short break to change rooms    
16:40 - 17:40 Optimising your Banknote Destruction Operation for the various substrates Xander Wiardi Suite 1202
Euro banknote counterfeiting techniques

Lars van Mulligen

Ulle Holm

Zurich 2

More workshops to be announced soon

17:40 End of Sessions Day 2    
19:00 World Banknote Summit Casual Dinner    


Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Presentation Title Speaker Organisation

Session 7: Disruptive technology in the payment space

08:30 - 08:50

Bitcoin and Blockchain - is this the future of payment?

Niklas Nikolajsen

Bitcoin Suisse AG
08:50 - 09:10

Business Resilience: Incorporating

Operational Resilience, Information

Resilience and Supply Chain Resilience

Corrado Zana

09:10 - 09:30 Digital Wallet: Report from a new frontier Thierry Kneissler Twint
09:30 - 09:50

Digital Legal Tender — The End of Banknotes?

Johann Gevers Monetas
09:50 - 10:00 Q&A    
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break    
Session 8: Banknotes seen from the user's angle
10:30 - 10:50

A retail perspective : Handling large

numbers of payments - the view from a user
Beat Leuthardt Coop

10:50 - 11:10

Requirements of visually impaired persons on banknotes

Daniela Moser

Swiss Association of the Visually Impaired and Blind

11:10 - 11:30

Life cycle testing and wear resistance of banknotes Mathias Schunke UGRA
11:30 - 11:50

The impact of new payment methods

on the use of cash in the UK
David Hensley Cash Services UK
11:50 - 12:00 Q&A    
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break    

Session 9: Panel discussion: The future Payment Landscape

13:30 - 15:00





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15:00 - 15:20

Closing Remarks

Outlook World Banknote Summit 2018

Beat Attinger World Banknote Summit


Note: Programme may change without notice

Programme Main Topics

The programme is the result of a series of interviews conducted with Central Banks and State Printing Works. It has been structured around topics associated with shifts taking place in currency management.




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 Organizers take pleasure in inviting all delegates to dinner on Monday, February 27, in the Restaurant „Filou“, on the 3rd floor of the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, and on Tuesday, February 28, at the historic Restaurant Safran Zunft. Details on how to get there will be given during the World Banknote Summit.

Date & Venue

The World Banknote Summit takes place in Basel, Switzerland, from February 27 – March 1, 2017.