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IACA Coin Awards

The winners will be announced at the Coin Conference

The Coin Conference

Amsterdam

17-19 October 2022

 

I found the conference very engaging and interactive. As a first time participant who is not a current technical expert but more of a central bank communication expert, this conference has opened my eyes to the many opportunities on the currency communication space.

Central Bank of Eswatini

The Coin Conference

Amsterdam

17-19 October 2022

 

Beyond expectations, well selected topics and presentations, great opportunity to network and discuss relevant issues; provides significant insight on coins. The venue adds more charm to the event.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

The Coin Conference

Amsterdam

17-19 October 2022

 

This is my first time to attend such a conference, and the amount of information and experience I got cannot be described in words. All the best in your conferences and hope that I can attend more and more of your different conferences.

Central Bank of Oman

The Coin Conference

Amsterdam

17-19 October 2022

 

Excellent conference. All papers were well chosen. The pre conference workshop on making money with coins was well facilitated. It was educational too.

MintMatrix

The Coin Conference

Amsterdam

17-19 October 2022

 

A good blend of technical and practical information presented by experts. Thoroughly interesting and thought provoking. Additionally plenty of networking opportunities. Thank you very much. Fantastic organisation.

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

About The Coin Conference

The Coin Conference focuses on circulating coins as part of countries’ currency strategies.  This includes design, security and cost-effective production, as well as handling, distribution and management in circulation.
 

Topics Covered:

  •  Forecasting demand
  • Determining the optimum note/coin boundary
  • Recyling and recirculation
  • Minimising costs of production and circulation
  • Building and maintaining public confidence
  • Technologies for green, clean and secure coins
  • New coin cycle policies and strategies
  • A sustainable future for coins
  • Threats and challenges to cash and coins

 

Who Should Attend the Coin Conference?

  •  Treasury departments and monetary authorities
  • Central banks
  • Financial institutions
  • State-owned and commercial mints
  • Manufacturers of components and blanks
  • Cash handling and CIT service providers
  • Coin services
  • Vending systems manufacturers and operators
  • Suppliers of coin production, handling and packaging equipment
  • Consultants, distributors and dealers
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Programme

Monday 17 October

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

09:00 – 12:00

Coins for Cash: What the Public Wants

This workshop is part of a series organised by the MDC’s Customer Task Force to gain a clearer understanding of the key issues affecting the different stakeholders for coins, namely national authorities (central banks), retailers/dealers and end-users (the public). The workshop – organised by Dieter Merkle of Schuler Group and also convenor of the MDC Taskforce – will bring together national authorities with others involved in the coin cycle to discuss the key issues and latest priorities for circulating coins, including their role in the cash cycle in times of crisis and the needs of the public.

The workshop, which is free of charge, is open to central banks and active Customer Task Force members only.

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13:30 – 17:00

Coins and the Environment

Coins have to be one of the earliest mass-produced products in history.  Despite this ancient lineage they remain a central and important part of everyday life.  As such they are also part of the sustainability story.  As we will hear in the main agenda of the conference, coins face similar pressures to all businesses with energy prices rising and consumer behaviour changing. This seminar will find out what central banks, coin producers and industry suppliers are doing to play their part in the sustainability story of making, circulating and managing the end of life of coins.

 The seminar is structured in to three parts, the voice of a central bank, what three Mints are doing on sustainability and the contribution of suppliers to make a difference.

 The aim of the seminar is share experiences and consider best practice whether around policy, manufacturing or operations.  This is a conversation about what is possible so that we can all reduce our environmental impact.

18:30 – Coaches depart for Welcome Cocktail Reception at the Royal Dutch Mint Vault

Tuesday 18 October

Hover on the presentation title or speaker to see if more information is available.

Session 1: SETTING THE SCENE

08:30

An Overview and Update of the Circulating Coin Landscape

Astrid Mitchell

Currency News (UK)

08:50

Maastrich 30 and 20 Years On – a Celebration of the Euro and Euro Coins

Vincent van Hecke

Royal Dutch Mint (Netherlands)

09:10

The International Mint Directors Association – a New Force for the Industry, and for Sustainability in Coins

Honey Mamabolo

South African Mint

Michael Groves

Royal Canadian Mint

09:30

Disruption in Coin Circulation and Steps to Improve Resilience

Kathleen Young

Federal Reserve Financial Services (USA)

Kristie McNally

US Mint

10:15 – Q&A and panel discussion
10:30 – Break

Session 2: CASH AND COIN DEMAND

11:00

Cash and Coin Usage Before, During and After the Pandemic

Franz Seitz

Weiden Technical University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

11:20

Demand Issues for the Mexican $20 Peso Coin

Alejandro Alegre

Banco de México (Mexico)

11:40

Behaviour and Evolution of the Cash Payment Trends in France 2021 and 2022.

Marc Schwartz

Monnaie de Paris (France)

12:00

DNB’s Role in Coins in the Netherlands

Igo Boerrigter

Dutch National Bank (Netherlands)

12:20

New Initiative for the Mint Industry

Martina Horakova

International Mint Industry Association

12:40 – Q&A and panel discussion
13:00 – Lunch

Session 3: COIN CIRCULATION INITIATIVES

14:00

New Initiatives for an Efficient Coin Cycle in Spain

Beatriz Guia

Banco de Espana (Spain)

14:20

An innovative Solution to Coin Circulation in Poland

Krzysztof Kowalczyk

Narodowy Bank Polski (Poland)

14:40

Circulating Coins in the Philippines – New Measures to Improve Coin Circulation

Mary Anne Lim

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines)

15:00

Travellers Tales – Repatriating Coins from Around the World

Scott Hutchings

Global Coin Solutions (Canada)

15:20 – Q&A and panel discussion
15:35 – Break

Session 4: COIN MANAGEMENT AND OPTIMISATION

16:05

Progress on converting banknotes to coins and a live example from Ghana

Simon Lake

The Royal Mint (UK)

Dominic Owuso

Bank of Ghana

16:25

Removing Low Denomination Coins

Ricardo Mendez Barrera

Casa de Moneda de Chile (Chile)

16:45

Cooperation to Mitigate Excess Coin Stocks

Ana Olivia Pinto Pereira

Bank of Portugal (Portugal)

17:05

Revitalizing Circulation Coins – The Case for Currency Redesign

Meredith Anglin

Royal Canadian Mint (Canada)

17:25

Evolution of the Coin Series in Tunisia

Mehdi El Ouardighi

Monnaie de Paris (France)

Jihene Maatar

The Central Bank of Tunisia (Tunisia)

17:45 – Q&A and panel discussion
18:00 – Presentation of IACA Excellence in Currency Awards for Coins
18:30 – Drinks and Canapés Reception

Wednesday 19 October

Session 5: TECHNOLOGY

09:00

Innovations in Coin Security

Paola Martinez

ARTAZN (USA)

09:20

Coins for Cash – Introduction of the Schuler Coining Center M2R with inline inspection

Dieter Merkle

Schuler (Germany)

Guenther Waadt

Bavarian Mint (Germany)

09:40

Environmentally and Health Friendly Solutions to Coin Die Production

Juri Wehrs

Platit (Switzerland)

10:00

The Fascinating Features of 3-D Optical Inspection

Ingo Loeken

Spaleck (Germany)

10:20 – Q&A and panel discussion
10:35 – Break

Session 6: METALS, COSTS AND RECYCLING

11:05

US Mutilated Coin Program – Challenges and Opportunities

Jon Cameron

Cameron Associates (USA)

11:25

XCarb®: Towards carbon neutral steel

Hugo Campos

Arcelor Mittal (Luxembourg)

11:45

The Metals Market – Hedging Against Events and an Ethical Future

Jason Laurie

Dillon Gage (USA)

12:05

M1 Coin Recycling – More than Just Equipment

Davorin Dragas

M.One AG (Switzerland)

12:25 – Q&A and panel discussion
12:40 – Lunch

Session 7: SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

13:45

The Environmental Impact of Cash versus Digital payments

Pascal Rencker

MDWG (Europe)

14:05

Sustainable Wastewater Treatment in the Coin Industry

Marius Straub

H20 (Germany)

14:25

Safe and Secure Coin Destruction as Part of Environmentally Friendly Recycling

Jeroen Kusters

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering (Netherlands)

14:45

Preparing for the Euro Changeover

Goran Paladin

Croatian Mint (Croatia)

15:05 – Q&A and panel discussion
15:20 – Break

Session 8: DIGITISATION – THE NEW FRONTIER FOR COINS

15:50

The Money Museum Mobile Application – MNB’s new Blockchain Technology- Based Platform.

Anikó Bódi-Schubert

The Central Bank of Hungary (Hungary)

16:10

Cash and the Metaverse.

Phil Holland

Komori Currency (UK)

16:30

AI – Using Machine Learning to Slash Production Times

Bert van Ravenswaaij

Royal Dutch Mint (Netherlands)

16:50

Using Apps and Social Media for Next Generation Coin Collectors

Mikko Sievänen

Mint of Finland (Finland)

17:10 – Q&A and panel discussion
17:30 – Concluding remarks and farewell drinks
18:30 – Bus departs for Coin Football Match

Thursday 20 October

Tour to the Royal Dutch Mint

08:30 – Coaches depart for Royal Dutch Mint Vault

14:30 – End of Tour and coaches return to hotel

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Our Venue

Hilton Amsterdam

Making your hotel reservation

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.

Booking Your Stay

Delegates can  book their stay for the conference and receive the special Reconnaissance International rate. 

EUR 269 per night

Includes breakfast & Wi-Fi. Excludes 7% city tax and a tourism fee of € 3.00 per person/night.

Contact details

Apollolaan 138
1077 BG Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 710 6012

Website

Beware of Unsolicited Offers

Delegates should only book their accommodation using the official reservation page when it becomes available – and not through any other agent.

Disreputable companies (such as Trade Show Housing) have been known to approach delegates with unauthorised offers – and these companies cannot be trusted.

Such companies have not been endorsed by us – and we never share delegate information with any housing company or travel agent. All unsolicited offers should be ignored.

If you have any questions or concerns about the hotel arrangements, contact the conference team:
events@reconnaissance-intl.com
+44 (0)1932 785 680

Delegate Fees

Special rates are available for delegates representing governments and mints as well as subscribers to Currency News.

Further discounts apply for early registration – ends on 31 July 2022

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

Standard Delegate

EUR 2,040

EUR 2265

Standard Delegate (CN Subscriber) 1

EUR 1,855

EUR 2,060

Government Delegate 2

EUR 1,030

EUR 1,135

Government Delegate (CN Subscriber) 1

EUR 930

EUR 1,030

Mint Delegate (first 2 delegates) 3

EUR 1,530

EUR 1,700

Mint Delegate (CN Subscriber) 1

EUR 1,390

EUR 1,545

Additional Mint Delegate 4

EUR 3,060

EUR 3,400

Additional Mint Delegate (CN Subscriber) 1

EUR 2,755

EUR 3,060

1. (CN Subscriber): Applies to Currency News subscribers who qualify for an additional 10% discount
2. Government Delegate: Applies to central banks and treasury departments responsible for coin issue only
3. Mint Delegate: Applies to government-owned mints for the first two delegates from that organisation
4. Additional Mint Delegate: Government-owned mints are entitled to send two delegates at the mint delegate rate. Further delegates will be charged at the additional mint delegate rate

Pre-Conference Workshop Fees

Pre-conference workshops can be selected when registering, or added to your registration at a later date.

Price

Workshop One – Coins for Cash: What the Public Wants 1

Free of charge

Workshop Two – Coins and the Environment

EUR 450

1.  Open to central banks and active MDC Customer Task Force members only

Delegate Fees

Government representatives can attend the conference free of charge – while special rates are available to state enterprise subsidiaries, ITSA members and subscribers to Tax Stamp & Traceability News.

Further discounts apply for early registration – ends on 31 July 2022

Standard Delegate

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

EUR 2,040

EUR 2265

Standard Delegate (CN Subscriber) 1

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

EUR 1,855

EUR 2,060

1 (CN Subscriber): Applies to Currency News subscribers who qualify for an additional 10% discount

Government Delegate

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

EUR 1,030

EUR 1,135

Government Delegate: Applies to central banks and treasury departments responsible for coin issue only

Government Delegate (CN Subscriber) 1

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

EUR 930

EUR 1,030

Government Delegate: Applies to central banks and treasury departments responsible for coin issue only
1 (CN Subscriber): Applies to Currency News subscribers who qualify for an additional 10% discount

Mint Delegate (first 2 delegates)

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

EUR 1,530

EUR 1,700

Mint Delegate: Applies to government-owned mints for the first two delegates from that organisation

Mint Delegate (CN Subscriber) 1

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

EUR 1,390

EUR 1,545

Mint Delegate: Applies to government-owned mints for the first two delegates from that organisation
1 (CN Subscriber): Applies to Currency News subscribers who qualify for an additional 10% discount

Additional Mint Delegate

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

EUR 3,060

EUR 3,400

Additional Mint Delegate: Government-owned mints are entitled to send two delegates at the mint delegate rate. Further delegates will be charged at the additional mint delegate rate

Additional Mint Delegate (CN Subscriber) 1

Ends 31 Jul 2022

After 31 Jul 2022

EUR 2,755

EUR 3,060

Additional Mint Delegate: Government-owned mints are entitled to send two delegates at the mint delegate rate. Further delegates will be charged at the additional mint delegate rate
1 (CN Subscriber): Applies to Currency News subscribers who qualify for an additional 10% discount

Pre-Conference Workshop Fees

Pre-conference workshops can be selected when registering, or added to your registration at a later date.

All Delegates

Workshop One – Coins for Cash: What the Public Wants 1

Workshop Two – Coins and the Environment

Free of charge

EUR 450

1.  Open to central banks and active MDC Customer Task Force members only