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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Currency Research are delighted to bring this two-day Seminar to Manila! The information to be discussed is gathered from conferences that we organized or attended in the past 2 years. You will require the correct and up to date information to make the right decisions, be it in currency operations and management, bank branch automation, ATM management, cash accepting and recycling, cash optimization, business continuity planning and so on.

As a globally recognized research company organizing the most relevant conferences and seminars in the industry, Currency Research will be giving many of the presentations. Some of the topics covered are:

Re-Engineering of the Cash Cycle- A Currency Research Study

The study covers 11 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand and United Kingdom) highlighting the challenges faced by each of these countries and how they have implemented their national solutions, taking cognisance of the specific circumstances and operational requirements in each case.

Due to the emergence of alternative payment forms, global economic downturns and new innovations in the cash handling industry, central banks have sought to review their cash management processes and identify solutions that will improve efficiency in their cash cycle.

Following the changes, the relationship between the central bank, its commercial partners and the general public will be assessed. As with any change that occurs, there will be new challenges and opportunities in the commercial sector

Global Payment Trends - From Production & Issue to Regulation & Circulation

The future of cash remains unknown but Central Banks from all corners of the globe report that cash remains king as a preferred retail payment method. Today, 85% of worldwide consumer spending is done in cash despite many forecasting the demise of this resilient product. Based on global surveys circulated by Currency Research, we will present some valuable insight including the top non-cash innovations central bank survey respondents have predicted may have the greatest impact on currency usage in the future. What are the current trends in global payments and what impact are these truly having on cash in circulation? The future of cash is likely not a cash-less society but instead a less-cash society. How can we as an industry ensure an efficient cash supply chain if or when the decline becomes more pronounced? We will attempt to shed some light on this topic with insight from our surveys and forums dedicated to the currency function and payments.

Branch Cash Automation Trends: ATM, VTM, Teller Automation and Recycling Machines

Trends in self-service and teller automation will be examined. With central banks moving to a more delegated model, recycling at self-service terminals and branches is on the increase. This presentation includes some case studies to illustrate how some organizations improved its cash operation.

Cash Forecasting & Optimization Trends

Far too much cost is wasted today in most of our ATM, branch and vault networks due to lax processes and a lack of cost optimization. Some networks have introduced spreadsheet methods, some have forecasting tools, but few cover the full cost savings opportunity – in fact, some of the simpler versions in use actually increase overall cost! Learn how to approach this topic - and create huge cost savings by applying simple or sophisticated methodologies across your cash operations with minimal staff/process impact. We will look at simple fixes, more ambitious ways to create bigger savings, and the new exciting opportunities afforded us by new distributed cash recycling technologies offered by vendors today.

Philippine Cash Cycle – Recent Development and Future Outlook

This presentation shall provide a snapshot of the cash cycle and currency management in the Philippines. What is the role of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in the cash cycle? How significant is currency in circulation in relation to the Philippine economy?

Currency management in the Philippines is expected to be more demanding and complicated in the period ahead. Financial deepening along with sustained rapid growth of the economy could have implications in the areas of currency supply and distribution as well as promoting currency integrity. The presentation shall cover these current trends and developments on currency matters in the country.

Philippine Payments Eco-System

The rapid advancement of technology largely contributes to the fast changing eco-system of payments not only in the Philippines but all over the world. From bartering with gold bits and gold rings in the pre-Hispanic era, to using coins and paper currency,we now have payments being transmitted via electronic channels. Payments have transformed from a rudimentary method to a sophisticated space-age system. This session will walk you through the different types of payments in the Philippines, the current state of large value and retail value payment systems, the various payment channels available for consumers, and BSP's initiative/contribution for the improvement of the payments eco-system in the Philippines.

Security of Cash

Cash is anonymous and is easy to dispose of and recirculate. There are very many touch points, collections and deliveries, processing, storage and locations where it is dispensed (bank branches, SST's and retail outlets). Thus providing much opportunity for it to be misappropriated.

This paper will explore the touch points / areas of exposure and how the risks can be mitigated.

The Role of CMCs/CiTs in the Cash Cycle

Given that cash remains an important and in many cases, the preferred method of payment, Cash Management Companies (CMC's) provide and important role in the efficient movement and security of cash. They play a vital role in speeding up the cash cycle, reducing the cost of cash and making cash more assessable by servicing a wide range of touch points.

This paper will explore how CMC's can assist their clients (Banks, Retailers, Utilities etc) to cost effectively increase the number of touch points, improve cash utilization (cross selling between banks), speed up the cash cycle and as a result, reduce the overall cost of cash to all the stakeholders. Cash is therefore moved and counted fewer times, keeping the notes in circulation longer and as a by product increasing the note life.

What Do "Big Data" And Cash Management Have In Common?

More than you may think! In today's world data is everything but more than that, data analytics is key to supporting a business strategy as well as protecting existing investments. Knowing how to use data is the key to unlocking a successful and innovative business. Whether you're a small or large financial institution, a Cash-In-Transit, or even a Central Bank, your business model and costs are always changing. Find out how you can stay ahead of the game with the right Cash Management solution working for you.

Other planned topics to be discussed include:

Tour of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Banknote Printing Facilities

The Seminar will begin with a Tour of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Banknote Printing Facilities on the first day morning and end on the second day around 4:00pm, An evening cocktail reception will be hosted on the first day at the Diamond Hotel.

We welcome all Currency/Cash Handling Industry professionals including those from Central Banks, Issuing Authorities, Commercial Banks, CMCs (Currency Management Companies including CiTs), Industry Suppliers, Casinos and Retailers to register for this special event.

Seminar Location: Conference Room, 18/F Multistory Bldg. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, A. Mabina St., Malate, Manila 1004

Hotel Information: If you are traveling into Manila and need hotel reservations, please click HERE to see options.

Registration: Participation will be limited to approximately 50 individuals so we encourage you to REGISTER as soon as possible. If you experience difficulty, please email Britnee Hursin at bhursin@currency-research.com.

Enrolment Fees: Includes participation in the two-day Seminar (2 lunches, 3 coffee breaks and 1 evening cocktail reception).