Over 240 delegates from more than 45 countries attended the recent High Security Printing Europe conference held in Bucharest to learn from leaders in the industry in a series of illuminating seminars, case studies, policy briefings and technology presentations.



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The organisations that joined us in Bucharest

  • Actilor Management (Hong Kong)
  • Advanced Track and Trace (France)
  • AGFA Graphics (Belgium)
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)
  • Alan Hodgson Consulting (UK)
  • Arjowiggins Security (France)
  • Art-Line Projekt (Germany)
  • Atlantic Zeiser (Germany)
  • AVD Solutions (Netherlands)
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines)
  • Bank Note Paper Mill India (India)
  • Bank of Albania (Albania)
  • Bank of England (UK)
  • Bank of Israel (Israel)
  • Bank of Korea (South Korea)
  • Banknote Factory of the National Bank of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
  • Bundespolizeiprasidium (Germany)
  • Canada Border Services Agency (Embassy of Canada)
  • CBN International Europe (Romania)
  • Central Bank of Jordan (Jordan)
  • Central Bank of Russia (Russia)
  • Compania Nationala Imprimeria Nationala (Romania)
  • Concept 212 (Netherlands)
  • Corit International (Austria)
  • Crane Currency (US)
  • Cross Group (UK)
  • Daetwyler-Hell (France)
  • das-Nano (Spain)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Ireland)
  • Deutsche Bundesbank (Germany)
  • Diagramm Halbach (Germany)
  • Directia Generala De Evidenta A Persoanelor a Municipiului (Romania)
  • DLR Security Concepts (Ireland)
  • e-Governance Academy (Estonia)
  • Entrust Datacard (UK)
  • European Central Bank (Germany)
  • Europol (Netherlands)
  • Eurosmart (Belgium)
  • Fabriano (Italy)
  • Federal Office of Police (Switzerland)
  • Fedrigoni (Italy)
  • FNMT – RCM (Spain)
  • Gemalto (Netherlands)
  • General Directorate of Turkish Police (Turkey)
  • Giesecke & Devrient (Germany)
  • GOZNAK (Russia)
  • Heinz Ziegenbein (Germany)
  • HID Global (Germany)
  • Home Office (UK)
  • Hong Kong Note Printing Works (Hong Kong)
  • Hungarian Banknote Printing (Hungary)
  • IHS Technology (UK)
  • Imprimerie Nationale (France)
  • INCERT GIE (Luxembourg)
  • Innovia Security (Australia)
  • Innovia Systems (UK)
  • Intace (France)
  • Interpol (France)
  • Joh Enschedé (Netherlands)
  • Jura JSP (Austria)
  • KBA-NotaSys (Switzerland)
  • Keesing Technologies (Netherlands)
  • Keit Ltd (Bulgaria)
  • Komori Corporation (Japan)
  • Krypten Research & Production (Russia)
  • Kugler-Womako (Germany)
  • Laboratório de Polícia Científica (Portugal)
  • Lamberti (Italy)
  • Landqart (Switzerland)
  • Leonhard Kurz (Germany)
  • Luminescence Security Inks (UK)
  • Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Hungary)
  • Melzer Maschinenbau (Germany)
  • Ministry of Interior (Romania)
  • Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria)
  • Ministry of Interior (Slovakia)
  • Ministry of the Interior & Kingdom Relations (Netherlands)
  • Monea (UK)
  • Morpho (Netherlands)
  • Morphotrust (US)
  • N. Sethia London (UK)
  • National Bank of Georgia (Georgia)
  • National Bank of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
  • National Bank of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzstan)
  • National Bank of Poland (Poland)
  • National Bank of Poland (Poland)
  • National Bank of Romania (Romania)
  • National Bank of Romania Printing Works (Romania)
  • National Bank of Slovakia (Slovakia)
  • National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (Belarus)
  • National Bank of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • National Board of Revenue (Bangladesh)
  • Netherlands Royal Marechaussee (Netherlands)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Germany)
  • Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)
  • Omya International (Switzerland)
  • Optaglio (Czech Republic)
  • OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)
  • Papierfabrik Louisenthal (Germany)
  • PARVIS (Italy)
  • Passport General Directorate (Romania)
  • PAV Card (Germany)
  • PCH Seiler-Anlagentechnik (Austria)
  • Personalisation of Identity Documents Centre (Ministry of Interior) (Lithuania)
  • Polish Security Printing Works (Poland)
  • Population and Immigration Authority (Israel)
  • PPG Industries (Poland)
  • Prashad Enterprises (India)
  • Printing Works of the Bulgarian National Bank (Bulgaria)
  • PT Pura Barutama (Indonesia)
  • Regula Baltija (Latvia)
  • Republican Unitary Enterprise ‘Cryptotech’ of Goznak (Belarus)
  • Reserve Bank of Australia (Australia)
  • Reserve Bank of India (India)
  • Rotoflex (Switzerland)
  • Safran Morpho (Netherlands)
  • SC H.Essers (Romania)
  • Schmid Rhyner (Switzerland)
  • schoen + sandt machinery (Germany)
  • Securikett Ulrich & Horn (Austria)
  • Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance (Lithuania)
  • Shanghai Kesi Security Paper Technology (China)
  • SICPA (Switzerland)
  • SISTRADE (Portugal)
  • Smart Packaging Solutions (France)
  • SPM – Security Paper Mill (Czech Republic)
  • State Enterprise “Centre for State Information Resources “Registru” (Moldova)
  • State Enterprise Polygraph Combine “Ukraina” (Ukraine)
  • SURYS (France)
  • Teslin Substrate from PPG Industries (France)
  • TROY Group (US)
  • University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Water Treatment (Austria)
  • WaterMark (Russia)
  • X InfoTech (Latvia)

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The 2016 Programme

Monday 14 March

Pre-Conference Seminars

  • Material Deposition – New Technologies for Secure Document Production

  • Forensic Approaches in The Age of Digital Counterfeits - Contribution of Ink and Paper Analysis

  • Combating Document Fraud and Counterfeiting – A Practitioner’s Perspective

Tuesday 15 March

Session OneThe Regional Secure Document Landscape

  • Gabriel Pandele Petcu, Passports General Directorate, Ministry of Internal Affairs (Romania)

    Implementation of Security Features in the Romanian E-Passport

  • Austin Gormley, Passport Services, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Ireland)

    Irish Passport Card Launch – Innovation and Lessons Learned

  • Andrey Shevchenko, Banknote Factory of the National Bank of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)

    Designing a New High Denomination Banknote

  • Valerii Strochkov, National Bank of Ukraine (Ukraine)

    The New 500 Gryvnia Note of the National Bank of Ukraine

  • Viktor Sosnovsky, National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (Belarus)

    The New Belarusian Rouble Series

  • Alexander Derricott, IHS (UK)

    A Changing European Identity Market – Mobiles and Migrants

Session TwoCurrency Developments

  • Arkadiusz Manikowski, National Bank of Poland (Poland)

    Why Did the National Bank of Poland Decide to Introduce the 500 Zloty?

  • Ran Appelbaum, Bank of Israel (Israel)

    The New 200 Shekel Note

  • Mariam Zavradashvili, National Bank of Georgia (Georgia)

    The New Lari Series

  • Jerome Martin, European Central Bank

    Varnish on Euro Banknotes: Actual Circulation Data Versus Results of Circulation Trial

Session TwoNational Identity and E-Passport Programmes

  • Alma van Vliet, Safran Morpho (France)

    The New Slovak Travel and Identity Documents

  • Konrad Piotrowski and Valentina Girnet, Gemalto & State Enterprise “CSIR” Registru (France & Moldova)

    Sharing Best Practice – Republic of Moldova e-Passport Project

  • Benoit Poletti, INCERT GIE (Luxembourg)

    E-ID and Public Services in Luxembourg

  • Mari Pedak, e-Governance Academy (Estonia)

    From E-ID to E-Society – Estonia’s National E-ID Programme

Session ThreeNext Generation Currency Features

  • Andrew Bonnell, Innovia Security (Australia)

    Guardian with ClarityC and Verus – A New Paradigm in Banknote Security

  • Andrey Smirnov, Krypten Research & Production (Russia)

    Innovations in Optically Variable Security Threads

  • Timur Vagizov Goznak (Russia)

    Plamet – Innovation in Cash Industry

  • Zbigniew Sagan, Advanced Track & Trace (France)

    Digital Technology Based Banknote Authentication

Session ThreeDevelopments in Travel and Identity Document Features

  • Alan Hodgson, Alan Hodgson Consulting (UK)

    Advances in Inkjet Printing – Implications for Secure Document Production

  • Nikola Stoimenovski, HID Global (US)

    Innovations in Datapage Solutions – Paving the Way for Next Generation E-Passport and Passport Card Programmes

  • Yann Ischi, SICPA (Switzerland)

    User Focused Designs: The Case of an Innovative Printed Optical Feature

  • Daniel Holliger, OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)

    Enhancing the Effectiveness of Document Security by Integrating Designs, Electronics and Systems

Wednesday 16 March

Session FourProduction and Quality Control

  • Michele Mazzi, Lamberti (Italy)

    Composition – Performance correlation in surface treatment products evaluation

  • Salvatore Malaponti, Parvis Systems & Services (Italy)

    Banknote Production Information System - The Importance of an MES-ERP Clean Architecture

  • Stefan Baumann, KBA-NotaSys (Switzerland)

    Efficient Security - The Road to Greener Banknote Production

  • Lachlan McDonald, PolyTeq (Australia)

    From Paper to Guardian®: Early Adopters, Established Technology

Session FourNext Generation Travel and Identity Documents

  • Tom Kinneging, ICAO

    The 7th Edition of ICAO Doc 9303

  • Jasper Mutsaers, National Office of Identity Data, Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations (Netherlands)

    The Benefits and Challenges of Next Generation E-Passports

  • Detlef Houdeau, Eurosmart

    The Future E-ID Landscape in Europe

  • Mario Stoltz, NXP (Germany)

    E-Driver’s Licenses – Driving Towards the Future

Session FiveAuthentication and Anti-Counterfeiting

  • Tatiana Aleksandrova, Central Bank of Russia (Russia)

    Bank of Russia Counterfeit Deterrence

  • Aleksey Faleyev, National Bank of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzstan)

    The Story of a Perpetual Fight: Counterfeiters vs Central Banks

  • Manuel Mourato, National Counterfeiting Analysis Centre, Policia Judiciária (Portugal)

    Euro Counterfeiting – Methods and Techniques Used to Simulate its Features

  • Martin Furbach, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

    Counterfeit or Genuine? Easy to Determine or Not?

Session FiveAuthentication and Border Control

  • Laetitia Maddalena, Federal Office of Police, Federal Department of Justice and Police (Switzerland)

    Trends in Travel and ID Document Fraud and Counterfeiting

  • Hans De Moel, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Ministry of Defence (Netherlands)

    WYSIWYC – What You Scan is What You Check

  • Fabrizio Di Carlo, INTERPOL

    Lack of Tailored Information on Fraudulent Travel Documents to First Line Border Guards - INTERPOL Initiative to Fill the Gap

  • Alex van Duuren, AVD Solutions (Netherlands)

    Automated Border Gates – Where Did We Come From, Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going to?

Session SixTechnology and Innovation

  • Barna Barabas, Jura (Hungary)

    Direct Digital Intaglio Plate-Making with PVD Chroming

  • Robert Kallinger, Giesecke & Devrient (Germany)

    Xtra Speed...Xtra Confidence...Xtra Quality...BPSX9

  • Vitan Grancharov, KEIT (Bulgaria)

    A New Approach to Visa and Identity Document Security Challenging the Migrant Crisis

  • Sergii Ferlii, State Enterprise Polygraph Combine “Ukraina” (Ukraine)

    The New Ukrainian National ID Card

  • Sandis Puzulis & Olga Klimovica, X-INFOTECH (Latvia)

    Enhanced Tracking and Automated Control on all Steps of eID Document Production and Issuance

  • Franz Daubner, Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)

    Challenges and Opportunities for Mobile Document Verification

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors


  • Innovia Security
  • KBA-NotaSys
  • Krypten
  • Landqart
  • Sicpa


  • Jura JSP
  • Parvis


  • Advanced Track & Trace
  • AGFA Graphics
  • ART-Line Projekt
  • Atlantic Zeiser
  • Beijing Kesiyuan Technology
  • Das Nano
  • Heinz Ziegenbein
  • Intace
  • Keit
  • Kugler-Womako
  • Luminescence International
  • Melzer maschinenbau
  • OVD Kinegram
  • PCH Seiler Systems Engineering
  • Regula
  • Security Paper Mill
  • Sistrade Software Consulting
  • SPS
  • Surys
  • Troy
  • X Infotech

Best Banknote and ID Document Awards

The conference also played host to the Regional Banknote and ID Document of the Year awards

Read about this year’s winners – or nominate a project for next year’s awards