251 delegates from 121 organisations and 36 countries attended the 2017 conference.

The event also featured 45 expert presenters and 38 sponsors and exhibitors.



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The organisations that joins us in Guatemala

  • Administración Tributaria de Guatemala (Guatemala)
  • Agfa Graphics (Belgium)
  • American Banknote Corporation (USA)
  • Andrews & Wykeham (United Kingdom)
  • Arjowiggins Security (France)
  • Artes Graficas Senefelder (Ecuador)
  • AtelierGM Design (France)
  • Atlantic Zeiser (Germany)
  • Authentix (USA)
  • British Embassy (Guatemala)
  • CADENA (Colombia)
  • Canadian Bank Note Company (Canada)
  • Casa de Moneda de Chile (Chile)
  • CCL Secure (Australia)
  • Central Bank of Colombia (Colombia)
  • Central Bank of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  • Central Bank of El Salvador (El Salvador)
  • Central Bank of Guatemala (Guatemala)
  • Central Bank of Honduras (Honduras)
  • Central Bank of Mexico (Mexico)
  • Central Bank of Nicaragua (Nicaragua)
  • Central Bank of Paraguay (Paraguay)
  • Central Bank of Peru (Peru)
  • Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic)
  • Consultant (Chile)
  • Crane Currency (Sweden)
  • Cruz Diaz E Hijos (Colombia)
  • Currency Research (Spain)
  • De La Rue (United Kingdom)
  • Direccion General de Migracion (Guatemala)
  • Duarte Vivas & Asociados (Venezuela)
  • Embassy of Canada to Guatemala (Guatemala)
  • Embassy of the Russian Federation (Guatemala)
  • Enotria (Peru)
  • European Commission (Belgium)
  • Fedrigoni Brasil Papéis (Brazil)
  • FNMT-RCM (Spain)
  • Formas Inteligentes (Mexico)
  • Gemalto (Brazil)
  • Genco Cia Ltda (Ecuador)
  • GET Secure ID Corp (USA)
  • Giesecke & Devrient (Germany)
  • Gietz (Switzerland)
  • GOZNAK (Russian Federation)
  • Grafica Latina (Argentina)
  • HID Global (USA)
  • Imaprok (Colombia)
  • Imprimerie Nationale (France)
  • Imprimerie Nationale (Mexico)
  • INACAL: National Institute of Quality (Peru)
  • INACIF (Guatemala)
  • Infineon Technologies (Brazil)
  • Instituto Geográfico Militar Ecuador (Ecuador)
  • Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Forenses de Guatemala (Guatemala)
  • Intelident (Guatemala)
  • International Tax Stamp Association (United Kingdom)
  • IQ Structures (Czech Republic)
  • Jarden Zinc Products (USA)
  • Jura (Austria)
  • KBA-NotaSys (Switzerland)
  • Komori Corporation (United Kingdom)
  • La Monnaie de Paris (France)
  • Lahnpaper (Germany)
  • Landqart (United Kingdom)
  • Landqart (Switzerland)
  • LITHO FORMAS (Mexico)
  • Luminescence International (United Kingdom)
  • MAF Security Consulting (Dominican Republic)
  • MaskTech (Germany)
  • Maycom (Guatemala)
  • Ministerio de Gobernacion (Guatemala)
  • Ministerio de Hacienda - Paraguay (Paraguay)
  • Ministry of Interior (Guatemala)
  • Monea Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Mühlbauer Group (Germany)
  • Nota-Group (Panama)
  • Note Printing Australia (Australia)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Brazil)
  • Oberthur Cash Protection (France)
  • Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)
  • Oberthur Technologies (Brazil)
  • Oficina Nacional de Procesos Electoral (Peru)
  • Orell Fuessli (Switzerland)
  • Otto Kunnecke (Germany)
  • OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)
  • PAINSON (Haiti)
  • PAPELISA (Panama)
  • Papierfabrik Louisenthal (Germany)
  • Parvis (Italy)
  • PASABAN (Spain)
  • Paul Leibinger (Germany)
  • PEC (Hungary)
  • PNO Global (Netherlands)
  • POWERGY (Guatemala)
  • PPG (Brazil)
  • PPG/Teslin Industries (USA)
  • Productivity Systems International (Georgia)
  • PWPW (Poland)
  • Registro General de La Propiedad (Guatemala)
  • Representaciones Filmer (Venezuela)
  • Rolland Enterprises (Canada)
  • Royal Canadian Mint (Canada)
  • Royal Dutch Mint (Netherlands)
  • Russian Embassy (Guatemala)
  • Schmid Rhyner (Switzerland)
  • SECOIA Executive Consultants (Switzerland)
  • Servicio de Administración Tributaria (Mexico)
  • Servitex Villena (Bolivia)
  • SICPA (Switzerland)
  • Social Partner (Australia)
  • SPGPrints Brasil (Brazil)
  • Spinnaker International (United Kingdom)
  • Stanke (Chile)
  • Surys (France)
  • Teslin Substrate from PPG Industries (France)
  • Thomas Greg & Sons De Colombia (Colombia)
  • U.S. Department of State (USA)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USA)
  • Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology (Guatemala)
  • VALID (Brazil)
  • WTG (Austria)


The 2017 Programme

Monday 19 June

Pre- Conference SeminarsDurability of Banknote Substrates and Banknotes

  • Dr David Tidmarsh, Reconnaissance International

    Testing Regimes and Systems

Pre- Conference SeminarsMethods of Counterfeiting of travel and Identity Documents

  • Tyra McConnell, Forensic Document Examiner, US Department of State & Jordan Brough, Forensic Document Examiner, US Department of Homeland Security

    Forensic Document Examiner's Perspectives

Tuesday 20 June

Session OneCurrency and Identity Document Documents in Latin America

  • Sandra Zepeda, Banco de Mexico

    Artificial Deterioration of Banknotes: New Developments in the Bank of Mexico

  • Jorge Humberto Pedraza Alvarez, Banco de la Republica de Colombia

    Colombia's New Family of Banknotes

  • Barna Barabas, International Currency Association

    The Core of Cash - Choice and Inclusion for All

  • Carlos Robles, International Tax Stamp Association

    Tax Stamps in the Grand Scheme of Things

Session Two: CurrencyCurrency Developments

  • Alejandro Rozas Alosilla Velasco, Banco Central de Reserva del Peru

    Performance of Security Elements in the Lifecycle of a Banknote: Peruvian Case

  • Gloria Marina Ortiz, Central Bank de Reserva de El Salvador

    The Success of El Salvador's Initiative to Remove $1 Bills from Circulation

  • Gustavo Ascenzo, CCL Secure (Australia)

    De-risking the Adoption of Guardian Polymer Substrate: the Nicaraguan Case Study

  • Yuri Volodin, Goznak (Russia)

    A New Concept for Long Life Banknotes

Session Two: IdentityTravel & IDs

  • Juan Diego Loayza Lemarie, Instituto Geografico Militar de Ecuador

    Ecuadorian National eID Card and eGovernment Initiative

  • Francis Deschrijvere, European Commission (EU)

    The New European Union Laissez-Passer - The Challenges for Organisations Issuing Electronic Travel Document

  • Mauricio Castro, Formas Inteligentes (Mexico)

    Mexico's Tax Stamps, Licences and Vehicle Registration

  • Grazyna Rafalska, PWPW (Poland)

    The Travel Document of the 21st Century

Session Three: CurrencyCurrency Features

  • Yadira Sierra, Crane Currency (US)

    Surface: The Evolution of 1st Level Features of the Public

  • Fabio Ongarato, De La Rue (UK)

    Perspectives on Security Currency

  • Dr Manfred Heim and Holger Funk, Giesecke & Devrient/Louisenthal (Germany)

    Galaxy: Where Advances Technology Meets Banknotes

  • Thomas Grimaud, Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

    Avalon - the Next Step of Fluorescence

  • Justyna Kopecka, PWPW (Poland)

    The Chess - Presentation of the Latest House Note by Polish Security Printing Works

Session Three: Travel & IDsSecurity Travel and ID Documents

  • Sergio Dawidowicz, OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)

    How to increase Physical and Digital Security in Government ID Documents with the Help of Smartphones

  • Nick Cooper, Luminescence (UK)

    Security Inks and Stitching Threads for Passports

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

    New Security Features for New Passports

  • Serge Wsevolojskoy, SURYS (France)

    New Security Trends for the Third Page of Passport Booklets

Wednesday 21 June

Session Four: CurrencyBanknote Design Production and Print

  • Sean Pemberton, Canadian Banknote Company

    Design for Successful a Collaborative Approach for New Series Development

  • Jan-Dirk Enschede, PNO Global (Neverlands)

    The Dark Side of Banknotes, Illuminated by Snowfish

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

    New Scenarios for the New FNMT Paper Mill

  • Arnaud Laurans, SICPA (Switzerland)

    Intaglio: the Banknote Essential of all Time

Session Four: Travel & IDSecurity Document Panorama

  • Christian Drissler, Lahnpaper (Germany)

    Durable Documents of Synthetic Paper

  • Valentin Ramirez, Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Spain)

    Administration Services in Europe: New Challenges for the Spanish Electronic ID

  • Carlos Robles, Rolland (Canada)

    Does My Security Document Need a Watermark? If So, What Kind?

  • Fabio Ongarato, Da La Rue (UK)

    Protecting Brands and Identities, a De La Rue Perspective

Session Five: CurrencyCash Efficiencies and Logistics

  • David Milner, Spinnaker (UK)

    Cash Protection Technology Revolution in Latin America

  • Peter Ho, Jarden Zinc (US)

    High Security Coins as a Cost-Saving Opportunity for Central Banks

  • Steven Glude, Productivity Systems International (US)

    Re-Engineering Currency Logistics

  • Patrice Rullier, Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

    Ink Staining in Stolen Banknotes: An Efficient Deterrent Against ATM Crime for Commercial Banks

Session Five: Travel & IDsDigital, Monile and eServices

  • Luis Raul Vidales Martinez, Otto Kunnecke (Germany)

    From Enrolment to Final Delivery - Requirements to Secure Data Capture and Despatch of ID Documents

  • Jorge Castrillo, HID Global (US)

    Physical and Mobile Identities: How to Peacefully Co-Exist

  • Matthias Bruestle, Masktech (Germany)

    Security Objectives in the Electronic ID Document World

  • Luiz Guimaraes, Infineon Technologies (Germany)

    PKI Service and Credentials on eIDs and their Role in Multi-Application Card Programs

Session SixTechnology and Innovation

  • Yvonnic Morel, Oberthur Technologies (France)

    LASINK - Secure Colour Personalisation for Polycarbonate Documents

  • Tim Driscoll, Authentix (US)

    Authentix Jewel: How Disaggregation is Driving Innovation

  • Cesar Perales, Mexico Revenue Authority - SAT

    Social Audit of Alcoholic Beverages Through QR Codes

  • Mark Deakes, Reconnaissance International (UK)

    An Insight into New Generation OVDs

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors


  • Formas Inteligentes


  • De La Rue
  • FNMT (Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda)
  • Innovia Security
  • KBA-NotaSys
  • Oberthur Fiduciare
  • PWPW
  • Rolland Enterprises


  • Giesecke & Devrient
  • Goznak


  • AGFA Graphics
  • American Banknote Corporation
  • Atlantic Zeiser
  • Gemalto
  • GET Group Holdings Ltd
  • Gietz
  • HID Global
  • Imprimerie Nationale/SPS
  • Infineon
  • IQ Structures
  • ITSA
  • Jura /Parvis
  • Keesing Technologies
  • Lahnpaper
  • MaskTech
  • Muehlbauer
  • Otto Kuennecke
  • OVD Kinegram
  • Pasaban
  • Paul Leibinger