296 delegates from 120 organisations and 35 countries attended the 2016 conference.

The event also featured 40 expert presenters and a record number of 42 sponsors and exhibitors.

Delegates at High Security Printing Latin America 2016


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The organisations that joined us in Mexico

  • Advanced Track and Trace (France)
  • Agfa Graphics (Belgium)
  • AllSpark Solutions (USA)
  • American Banknote Corporation (USA)
  • Andrews & Wykeham (UK)
  • Appvion (USA)
  • Arjo Systems (France)
  • Arjowiggins Security (France)
  • AtelierGM Design (France)
  • Atlantic Zeiser (Germany)
  • Authentix (USA)
  • Banco de la Nación Argentina
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines)
  • Bank of Guatemala
  • Bank of Mexico
  • Brazilian Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Cadena (Colombia)
  • Canadian Bank Note Company
  • Casa da Moeda do Brasil
  • Casa de Moneda de Chile
  • Central Bank of Bolivia
  • Central Bank of Brazil
  • Central Bank of Chile
  • Central Bank of Colombia
  • Central Bank of Costa Rica
  • Central Bank of Honduras
  • Central Bank of Iraq
  • Central Bank of Nicaragua
  • Copamex (Mexico)
  • Corit International (Austria)
  • Crane Currency (USA)
  • Cruz Diaz E Hijos (Colombia)
  • CUSBOR (Spain)
  • CV Crytovision (Mexico)
  • das-Nano (Spain)
  • De La Rue (UK)
  • Duarte Vivas & Asociados (Venezuala)
  • Enigma (Brazil)
  • Fedrigoni Brasil Papéis (Brazil)
  • Figurazione (Colombia)
  • FNMT (Spain)
  • Formas Inteligentes (Mexico)
  • Foster + Freeman (UK)
  • Gemalto do Brasil (Brazil)
  • GET Group (UK)
  • Giesecke & Devrient (Germany)
  • Gleitsmann Security Inks (Germany)
  • GOZNAK (Russia)
  • Griaule (Brazil)
  • Groupe Imprimerie Nationale (France)
  • Grupo Calidata Thomas Greg (Mexico)
  • Huizhou Foryou Optical Technology (FYOTEC) (China)
  • IECISA México (Mexico)
  • Imaprok (Colombia)
  • Impresora Silvaform (Mexico)
  • Infineon Technologies (Switzerland)
  • Innovia Security (Australia)
  • Intace (France)
  • IQ Structures (Czech Republic)
  • J. Vilaseca (Spain)
  • Joh. Enschedé Security Print (Netherlands)
  • Jura JSP (Austria)
  • KBA-NotaSys (Switzerland)
  • Keesing Technologies (Netherlands)
  • Komori Currency Technology (Japan)
  • Kugler-Womako (Germany)
  • Landqart (Switzerland)
  • Leonhard Kurz (Germany)
  • Luminescence International (UK)
  • Luminochem (Hungary)
  • MAF Security Consulting (Dominican Republic)
  • MaskTech (Germany)
  • Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapja Oy)
  • Monea (UK)
  • Monnaie de Paris (France)
  • Mova Printing Solutions (Mexico)
  • Mühlbauer (Germany)
  • Nanotech Security Corp (Switzerland)
  • National Department of Immigration (Argentina)
  • NBS Technologies (India)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)
  • Oberthur Cash Protection (France)
  • Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)
  • Optaglio (Czech Republic)
  • Orell Füssli Security Printing (Switzerland)
  • Otto Kunnecke (Germany)
  • OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)
  • Papeteries De Vizille (France)
  • Papierfabrik Louisenthal (Germany)
  • PARVIS (Italy)
  • Paul Leibinger (Germany)
  • Permaquim (Argentina)
  • PNO Global Banknote & Security Solutions (Netherlands)
  • Policia Nacional Del Peru
  • Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW)
  • Regula Baltija (Latvia)
  • Representaciones Filmer & Co (Venezuela)
  • Rolland Enterprises (Canada)
  • Safran Identity & Security (France)
  • Santander (UK)
  • Schmid Rhyner (Switzerland)
  • Secure Identity Alliance
  • Servitex Villena (Bolivia)
  • SEWO MEXICO (Mexico)
  • Shanghai Kesi Security Paper Technology (China)
  • SICPA (Switzerland)
  • SICPA Brasil Industria de Tintas e Sistemas (Brazil)
  • SICPA Mexicana (Mexico)
  • Smart Packaging Solutions (France)
  • SPG Prints (Netherlands)
  • SPM – Security Paper Mill (Czech Republic)
  • SURYS (France)
  • Teslin Substrate from PPG Industries (USA)
  • Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia
  • Thomas Greg & Sons de Peru
  • Transelan (Canada)
  • TROY Group (USA)
  • US Department of State
  • US Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Virginia
  • Vacuumatic (UK)
  • Water Treatment (Austria)
  • Witte Holding (Germany)
  • X InfoTech (Latvia)
  • Zhongchao Special Security Technology (China)


The 2016 Programme

Monday 20 June

Pre-Conference SeminarsID Document Protection

  • Michael van Gestel, Keesing Technologies

    Eye 4 ID

Pre-Conference SeminarsBanknotes, ID & Secure Documents

  • Dr David Tidmarsh, Reconnaissance International

    Latest Trends in Optically Variable Technologies

Tuesday 21 June

Session OneRegional Developments in Secure Documents

  • Alejandro Alegre Rabiela, Bank of Mexico

    Future Plans for Mexico Currency Issuance, New Series of Coins and Banknotes and a 2nd Printing Works

  • Dr Ernesto Gonzalez Candela, Bank of Mexico (Mexico)

    ‘GOGOL’ – the Development of a Security Element for Electronic Devices

  • Sergio Cerezo, Central Bank of Bolivia (Bolivia)

    New Family of Banknotes of Bolivia

  • Walter Groppi & Superintendent Boris Potozen, Migraciones with Imprimerie Nationale (Peru)

    The New Peruvian E-Passport

Session Two: CurrencyNew Programmes and Projects

  • João Sidney de Figueiredo Filho, Central Bank of Brazil (Brazil)

    Currency Supply and Banknote Security Feature Information for Citizens and Foreigners

  • Monika Kłysińska, PWPW (Poland)

    Commemorative Banknotes as an Experimental Field for Introduction of Innovative Solutions

  • Oknan Bello Dinartes, Central Bank of Nicaragua (Nicaragua)

    Design Process for Nicaragua’s new banknotes issued in 2015

Session Two: IdentityPassport and ID Programmes

  • Francis Goossens, Thomas Greg (Colombia)

    Colombia’s New Passport

  • Georges Poulet, Gemalto (Brazil)

    The Success Story of the new Uruguay eID Card Platform

  • Paloma Varela, Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Spain)

    FNMT’s New Developments for a National ID Card and Passport

Session Three: CurrencySubstrate Developments

  • Antonio Olmos, Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Spain)

    Nanotechnology in Security Paper

  • Florence Debray, Intace (France)

    New Treatment for Banknotes to Prevent Disease and Increase Durability

  • Sonja van der Poel, Royal Joh Enschedé (Netherlands)

    ‘Expect the Unexpected’ - New Developments in the Security and Durability of Banknotes

  • Baoli Zhang, China Banknote Printing & Minting (China)

    New Progress of Integrated Colour Shift Features

Session Three: IdentityTravel and ID Documents

  • Narumi Pereira, Brazilian Society of Forensic Sciences (Brazil)

    Civil Identification in Brazil: Characteristics, Problems and Propositions

  • Jorge Ojeda, ABNote (USA)

    ‘Think as a Counterfeiter’

  • Monica Peralta, University of Criminology (Argentina)

    What Do We Know About Our Passports?

  • Thomas Wendling, Secure Identity Alliance

    What is Required to Build a ‘Security Chain’ in an eDocument Issuance Program?

Wednesday 22 June

Session Four: CurrencySecurity Features

  • Ian Smith, Kurz (Germany)

    Foil Features: Banknote Security from Every Angle

  • Evgeny Veselov, Goznak (Russia)

    Recent Trends in Optically Variable Features for Banknotes

  • Gustavo Ascenzo, Innovia Security (Australia)

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

  • Karl Heinz Strasser, Giesecke & Devrient (Germany)

    Security Features - Integration of Machine Readable Concepts

Session Four: IdentitySecurity Feature Innovation

  • Edouard Masurel, SICPA (Switzerland)

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

  • Jean Christophe Lambert, ArjoSystems (France)

    Finally - A True 1st Level Feature for E-ID Documents!

  • Robert Dvorak, IQ Structures (Czech Republic)

    A Modern Approach to Combining Overt and Covert Protection of Polycarbonate ID Cards and MRTDs

  • Carla Guardia Malaga, X Infotech (Germany)

    Integrated Turnkey Solutions for Electronic ID Documents

Session Five: CurrencyProduction and Circulation

  • Nicolas Mivielle, KBA-NotaSys (Switzerland)

    Efficient Security: New Ways of Making Money

  • Tom Buitelaar, PNO Global (Netherlands)

    Snowfish – the New Tool to Optimize the Used Note Sorting Process

  • Patrice Rullier & Carlos Gabriel Porter Sala, Oberthur Cash Protection & Santander (France)

    Protecting Mexican and Chilean ATMs from Crime: the Efficiency of Ink Staining for Commercial Banks

  • Richard Boden, Komori (Japan)

    New Developments in Printing Machinery Platforms – For Today and the Future

Session Five: IdentitySecure Documents

  • Carlos Robles, Rolland (Canada)

    Step-by-Step Guide to Selecting the Right Security Paper for your Document

  • Ike Vander Horst, Grupo Calidata Thomas Greg (Mexico)

    Security Integral Solutions – Are We Ready?

  • Stefan Barbu, NXP (USA)

    E-Paper Solutions - Bring Smartcard Technology into Paper for Stronger Breeder Documents

  • Juan Carlos Yañez Arenas, International Tax Stamp Association

    New Solutions for Tax Stamps – Security and Traceability

Session SixTechnologies for Next Generation Security

  • Serge Wsevolojskoy, SURYS (France)

    Holograms – When Design Meets Security

  • Sergio Dawidowicz, OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)

    Integrating the Physical Security of ID Government Documents into Smartphones

  • Eduardo Azanza, das-Nano (Spain)

    Cutting Edge Technologies for an Everlasting Industry

  • Barna Barabas, Jura (Hungary)

    Mobile Readable Covert Security Features for Document Protection

  • Uwe Zimmerman, Infineon Technologies (Germany)

    Travel Documentation Technologies and Features

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

  • Formas Inteligentes


  • Canadian Bank Note Company
  • FNMT
  • Grupo Calidata Thomas Greg
  • Innovia Security
  • KBA-NotaSys
  • Komori Corporation
  • Louisenthal
  • Rolland Enterprises Inc.


  • China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM)
  • Goznak
  • Jura JSP
  • Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW)


  • Advanced Track & Trace
  • Agfa Graphics
  • American Banknote Corporation
  • Atlantic Zeiser
  • Beijing Kesiyuan Technology
  • Das Nano
  • Foster + Freeman
  • GET Group
  • IQ Structures
  • International Tax Stamp Association
  • Kugler-Womako
  • Landqart
  • Leibinger
  • Luminescence International
  • NBS Technologies
  • Otto Künnecke
  • OVD Kinegram
  • PNO Global
  • PPG Industries
  • Regula
  • Security Paper Mill
  • Imprimerie Nationale / SPS
  • Troy


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