The Coin Conference 2015

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May 28, 2015 – From 21 to 23 October 2015 the Coin Conference will take place in Madrid. The Coin Conference focuses on circulating coins as part of countries’ currency strategies. Representatives from all stakeholder parties in the coin business will attend this event: governmental officials, mints, blank producers, cash handling companies, equipment suppliers.

Tuesday 20 October

Pre-Conference Seminar: Testing of Currency at the FNMT-RCM Laboratory

The Royal Spanish Mint – FNMT Gala Dinner, open to all delegates at the Teatro de la Zarzuela

Wednesday 21 October

Pre-conference workshops

Specifications for Coin and Blank Tender – The Do’s and Don’ts
Davorin Dragas, MONEA

Coins for Cash
Dieter Merkle, Schuler Pressen

Thursday 22 October

Session One: Trends, Issues and Challenges

  • Astrid Mitchell, Currency Publications (UK): The Circulating Coin Market – An Update
  • Genie Foster, International Association of Currency Affairs (US): Payment Trends
  • Rüdiger Voss, European Commission: Possible Building Blocks for a More Modern Euro Coinage System

Session Two: Security and Authentication

  • Dr Phil Carpenter, The Royal Mint (UK): Leading the Global Fight Against Counterfeiting with Cutting-Edge Security Solutions
  • Gerd Wagner, Reischauer (Germany): New Secure Coins in Stainless Steel
  • Eugenio Gomez, Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Spain): New Security Measures for Minting Circulating and Commemorative Coins

Session Three: Optimising Coin Management and Distribution

  • Shaun Ferrari, Federal Reserve (US): A Central Bank’s Evolving Role in Coin Distribution
  • Ewout van Haeften, De Nederlandsche Bank (Netherlands): Forecasting and Stock Management
  • Brian Lang, Formerly Reserve Bank of New Zealand: Public Perception in Determining the Optimal Currency Structure

Panel Discussion: The Future for Mints

Friday 23 October

Session Four: Coin Strategies Around the World

  • Mårten Gomer, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden): Plans for Introducing Sweden’s New Series
  • Enrica Vignoli, Banca d’Italia: Challenges and Solutions in Coin Circulation: the Italian Case
  • Alejandro Alegre, Banco de Mexico: Mexican Circulating Coins: Recent Events and Future Projects
  • Manuela Sebastián, Banco de España: The Spanish Coin Cash Cycle – Stakeholders, Evolution, Demand and Distribution

Session Five: Driving Efficiency Through New Initiatives

  • John Cameron, US Mint: Stakeholder Involvement and the Search for Low Cost Materials for US Coinage
  • Alvon Moore, Central Bank of Barbados: The Path to Dropping the 1 Cent Coin
  • Lydia Yip, Hong Kong Monetary Authority: HKMA’s Coin Collection Program – Challenges and Lessons Learned

Session Six: Corporate, Environmental and Social Responsibility

  • Sirpa Kuusirati, Mint of Finland: The Most Responsible Choice – Towards ISO26000 CSR Standard
  • Valiollah Biglarpour, Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Green Path for Permanent Production
  • Sean Byrne, Royal Canadian Mint: SM&RT Non-Cyanide Brass and Bronze for Coins

Panel Two: Panel Discussion: Cash, Cash-less or Cashless

For more details on the conference, registration details and contacts please visit the Coin Conference website.

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