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About Currency Research

Through its close relationships with central banks, regulators, payment operators, printworks and other companies that are part of the cash and payments industry, Currency Research (CR) is the leading global provider of premium conferences for this audience. By connecting senior executives and experts from across the industry in an intimate environment that fosters collaboration and profound discussions, CR aims to play an important role in enabling thought leadership in an industry that is seeing an unprecedented pace of change. Complemented by its publications, Central Bank Payments News, the CR Payments Directory, and industry specific reports, as well as its consulting services and initiatives such as training programs and webinars, CR is the single source for all things cash and payments. CR held its first conference ever in 1992 and has maintained its independence since, providing an objective view on developments in the industry.

The CR team is located across the globe to stay close to its valued customers. With more than 200 years of combined experience in the payments industry, the CR team is ideally placed to identify the latest trends and newest developments and reference these throughout everything we do.

CR is also one of the co-founders of the Universal Access to Payments (UA2P) Summits, a not-for-profit initiative that has financial inclusion at its core, helping to enable access to electronic and digital payments as well as cash to make sure that nobody gets left behind.

By means of these initiatives, we foster efficient, secure, and optimal cash production, handling, and usage, while supporting citizens' right to Cash as a viable payment option. Equally important, we support the central bank’s efforts as an operator, overseer, and/or catalyst for a robust, safe, and secure payment system.

Our core initiatives, conferences and seminars, focus on these two essential functions within central bank payment systems – currency and central bank payments. We bring together the key stakeholders for these functions to discuss the most relevant issues, share ideas, learn, and network in a unique and engaging atmosphere. We encourage progress and innovation for the benefit of the industry.

CR is dedicated to all aspects of the currency function and central bank payments and has undertaken research and consulting projects to promote a deeper understanding of industry issues and to equip industry stakeholders with the most up-to-date information on trends, strategies, solutions, services, and technologies.

We aim to choose event locations that offer delegates from all parts of the world a fair and equal chance to attend our conferences and be represented within the industry. With over 25 years of experience organizing conferences and seminars, CR achieves a fine balance between atmosphere, education, business opportunity, social inclusion, and providing a memorable experience.

The CR team is located in various countries across the globe, with offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Malta, Spain, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States. We have a combined total of over 200 years of combined team participation and experience in the currency industry, and we use this experience to organize quality conferences, community enterprise initiatives, communication opportunities, and to provide consultancy services.