Banknote Equipment Manufacturer Conference 2019

4-5 November 2019
ECB, Frankfurt am Main

Joint Conference for Banknote Equipment Manufacturers

We are happy to announce a series of conferences for banknote equipment manufacturers (BEMs), conducted jointly by the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve.

The 2019 BEM conference will provide information on the latest policy and regulatory developments. It will also feature updates and discussions on other relevant topics such as: current counterfeiting trends, common detector interface specifications, the progress of prospective machine-readable features and future market trends.

Programme

Monday, 4 November

9:30
Registration
10:00

Welcome address

Ton Roos, Director Banknotes, European Central Bank

Introductory remarks

William Riley, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Reserve System

 

Session 1
Fitness update and circulation model

10:20

Currency fitness in the US: An update on quality and guidelines

Andrew Cason, Federal Reserve System

10:35

Euro banknote quality and future fitness test deck

Markus Emerich, European Central Bank

10:50

Q&A

11:00

Coffee break

11:20

Approaches to modelling banknote quality in circulation

Harald Deinhammer, European Central Bank, and Alex Wolman, Federal Reserve System

11:50

Q&A

 

Session 2
Counterfeits

12:00

The euro banknote counterfeit situation: Technical and statistical trends

Martin Münd, European Central Bank

12:15

Beating the BEMs

Amanda Moffett, US Secret Service

12:30

Q&A

12:45

Buffet lunch

 

Session 3
Data

 

Data: Data primer

14:00

Data primer: Initiatives within the Eurosystem on banknote analytics

Günther Philipp, European Central Bank

14:15

Data Primer: An analytical foundation

Amy Burr, Federal Reserve System

14:30

SNIP: A common interface for serial number data

Ronald de Meester, De Nederlandsche Bank

14:45

Q&A

15:00

Coffee break

 

Data: Vendor presentations

15:30

CDI2, a new standard, pushing new banknote sensing technologies

Andreas Vrabl, Austrian Institute of Technology

15:50

Cash management 2.0: From cash cycle to data cycle

Marcus Schmeisser, Giesecke+Devrient

16:10

The value of ATM-generated data for the entire cash cycle

Christian Göbel, Diebold Nixdorf

16:30

Banknotes serial number management: A future tool for the commercial market?

Philippe Mâcon, Glory

16:45

Open discussion with audience

17:30

Conclusions of day 1

19:30

Dinner

Tuesday, 5 November

9:00
Registration
 

Session 4
Policy updates

9:30

Machine testing framework 2.0

Neil McNab, Bank of England

9:50

US outreach update

Travis Pincoski, Federal Reserve System

10:10

ECB update on regulatory aspects regarding banknote recirculation

Niels Riedel, European Central Bank

10:30

Open discussion with audience

10:40

Coffee break

 

Session 5
Testing and L2 features

11:10

Services for BEMs provided by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and the Currency Technology Office (CTO)

Valerie K. Bostwick, Federal Reserve System, and Wendy Haines, Bureau of Engraving and Printing

11:30

Changes in euro banknotes: Reasons, management and BEMs involvement

Serge Kérébel, European Central Bank

11:50

Open discussion with audience

12:00

Future variation deck approach

Wendy Haines, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and Travis Pincoski, Federal Reserve System

12:20

Use of L2 features on euro banknotes and future perspectives

Carlos Andrés, European Central Bank

12:40

Open discussion with audience

12:50

Conclusions of day 2

13:00

Buffet lunch

14:30

End of conference

This programme may be subject to change without notice. Please note that the registration process has now been closed.

General information

Conference venue

European Central Bank
Main building, Press room C5.01, Grossmarkthalle
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 1344 0
Fax: +49 69 1344 6000
info@ecb.europa.eu

Conference language

English

Transfers

Participants are requested to arrange their own transfers from and to the airport.

Bilateral sessions

Tuesday, 5 November from 14:30 until 17:30
Preregistration required

Additional programme

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 at 14:45
Guided tour of the ECB’s art collection

Contact

A photographer will be present at the event taking photographs for our internet/intranet webpage. If you prefer not to have your photograph taken, please approach the photographer directly.