The Currency Conference

We are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated dates and location for our esteemed Currency Conference.

Mark your calendars for May 26-29, 2025, as we gather in the vibrant city of Hanoi, Vietnam, for an paralleled experience in the heart of Southeast Asia.

Renowned for its rich history, cultural diversity, and bustling energy, Hanoi promises to provide an extraordinary backdrop for our premier conference. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the city’s ancient temples, bustling markets, and delectable cuisine, immersing themselves in the unique charm and allure of this captivating destination.

Conference Theme

Currency in a Digital World: How Technology Informs and Transforms Currency Policy

Topics:

This session addresses the critical elements of cash circulation and visibility in the modern economy. The session will highlight technological advancements that facilitate real-time monitoring and tracking of cash from the point of production to its end use, improving transparency and reducing logistical bottlenecks.

The focus will be on the infrastructure required to support the efficient flow of cash, including the roles of central banks, commercial banks, cash-in-transit companies and retailers. Key discussions will cover the technological and logistical innovations that enhance the resilience and efficiency of cash distribution networks.

In an era defined by rapid technological advancements and evolving consumer behaviours, the landscape of cash and payment systems is undergoing significant transformations. This session will provide an in-depth analysis of current trends in cash usage and payment methods, focusing on local, regional, and global perspectives.

This session examines the integration of cash production and circulation processes, emphasizing the importance of seamless coordination between these two critical components of the cash lifecycle. The discussion will explore strategies for aligning production schedules with circulation needs to ensure optimal availability and distribution of currency. Key topics include the use of data analytics and forecasting models to predict cash demand accurately, enabling more efficient production planning and inventory management.

As economies worldwide become increasingly digital, ensuring equitable access to cash remains a critical concern for central banks and regulators. This session will delve into the current state of cash accessibility, exploring the challenges, innovations, and policy measures necessary to maintain cash as a viable option for all segments of society.

These sessions, delivered by conference sponsors, explore the forefront of technical innovations in currency, highlighting the advancements that are revolutionizing the design, production, and security of physical money. Presentations will cover a range of cutting-edge technologies, including advanced printing techniques, new materials for banknotes, and sophisticated security features with emphasis on how these innovations enhance the durability, usability, and counterfeiting resistance of currency.

This session addresses the ongoing global efforts to combat counterfeiting, focusing on the strategies, technologies, and collaborations essential to maintaining the integrity of currency. The discussion will cover the latest advancements in anti-counterfeiting technologies, such as advanced printing techniques, secure substrates, and innovative security features and will also discuss the impact for new technologies including AI can have on helping central banks, law enforcement agencies, and private sector partners in developing and implementing these measures.

This session explores the evolving costs associated with cash usage and distribution, examining who bears these expenses in the modern economy. The discussion will address the various components that contribute to the cost of cash, including production, transportation, handling, and security measures. By analysing these costs, the session will highlight the economic burden placed on different stakeholders such as central banks, commercial banks, retailers, and consumers.

The sustainability and cash session focuses on the imperative of integrating sustainability practices into all aspects of cash production and circulation. It examines the environmental, social, and economic impacts of cash lifecycle management and explores innovative strategies to enhance sustainability. Discussions will encompass sustainable sourcing of materials, eco-friendly production processes, and reducing carbon footprints in cash distribution networks. The session will highlight successful initiatives to minimize environmental impact, such as using recycled or renewable materials in banknote production and optimizing transportation logistics to reduce emissions.

This session explores the intricate relationship between digital currencies and traditional cash systems, focusing on how the proliferation of alternative payment types potentially affects cash demand, circulation, and management, as well as the strategic adjustments required in cash policy to accommodate these digital innovations. Speakers will present case studies from countries that have piloted or implemented CBDCs, providing insights into the challenges and successes of integrating digital currencies with existing cash systems. The session will also examine regulatory and security considerations, highlighting the need for robust frameworks to ensure the coexistence of digital and physical currencies.

Pre Event Central Bank Executive Round Table

As the use of cash for retail payments decreases in many markets, revenues generated by the commercial sector from handling cash decline, too. At the same time, fixed costs, which make up the lion share of the expenses incurred, remain high. There have been first indications that some commercial parties may not be able to continue a reliable service provision in such an environment, especially if cash usage declines further.

This closed-door session will gather decision makers to discuss the risks associated with this development, and how the continued resilient and efficient provision of cash services to the public can be ensured. The session will explore mitigation strategies, such as accelerated consolidation, the creation of utility models, a potentially much more active role of Central Banks in the cash cycle, etc, as well as the creation of contingency plans in case of unexpected systemic failures.

(Participation is limited to Central Banks and Regulators)

2025 Conference Rates

Join us in Hanoi for four days of insightful discussions, invaluable networking opportunities, and memorable experience as we continue to shape the future of the currency and payments industry together.

See the rates here and register today!

Saver Early
(from 29/02/25)
Standard
(from 15/05/25)
Government and Monetary Authority USD 2,500
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USD 2,950 USD 3,500
Suppliers USD 6,250
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USD 7,375 USD 8,750
Guest/Spouse USD 300
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USD 300 USD 300

Government and Monetary Authority rate applies to: Central Bank/Monetary Authority, CMC/CiT, Commercial Banks, Foreign Exchange, Government/Law Enforcement/Regulator, State Owned Printing Works and Other Financial Institutions

All rates listed above are per person, in USD and exclusive of any tax. The rates increase on June 30, 2024.

About Currency Conference

The Currency Conference has maintained its prominent position as the industry’s leading event since its inception in 1992, initiated at the request of Central Banks and Issuing Authorities with a shared vision for a unique platform to address the specific challenges and interests of the currency and issue function. Now, after twenty highly successful gatherings, the Currency Conference continues to stand as the pinnacle of Central Banking and Issuing Authorities’ conferences.

This distinguished conference unites influential figures from the currency-issuing and distribution departments of Central Banks and Monetary Authorities, as well as leading currency industry suppliers from across the globe. Within a secure and engaging environment, it fosters the exchange of experiences and networking among peers. Providing a vital, impartial forum for industry leaders to convene and deliberate on policies, operational efficiencies, best practices, emerging strategies, and the latest technological solutions.

If you have any queries about the Currency Conference, please contact our Vice President/Director, Tom Mitchell here.

See below 2023 Conference Figures

Attendees

For over thirty years and spanning twenty conferences, the Currency Conference has remained the preferred platform for Governors, Deputy Governors, and Chief Cashiers to engage with the industry. Our unique approach of rotating the conference between the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions ensures that we remain in close proximity to central banks, facilitating their active participation.

In 2023, in the vibrant city of Mexico City, we were honored to host an assembly of nearly 330 delegates representing 135 organizations. Among them were 45 central banks, 10 governmental organizations, and 20 printworks from 54 countries, affirming the conference’s status as a premier industry event.

Testimonials

“Great place to learn about new topics and to connect to new business partners.”

Bundesdruckerei

“Interesting topics, good networking, excellent overall package.”

Deutsche Bundesbank

“Excellent organisation; a great mix of Central Banks, relaxing atmosphere.”

Banknote Industry News

“The best conference.“

Bank of Korea

“Great opportunity to talk with suppliers and Central Bankers at the same place.”

Central Bank of Uruguay

“Interacting with industry players whilst sharing knowledge and experiences when it comes to currency management.“

Central Bank of Eswatini

2023 Sponsors

We appreciate the above list of leading industry suppliers who support the conference – and thus this industry – with their invaluable participation. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2025 Currency Conference, please contact Tom Mitchell here.

2023 Participating organisations

  • Aristocraft International Private Limited
  • Artazn
  • Authentix
  • Banco Central de Honduras
  • Banco Central del Uruguay
  • Banco de España
  • Banco de la República
  • Banco Central de la República Dominicana
  • Banco de México
  • Banco de Portugal
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Bank Indonesia
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Botswana
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of England
  • Bank of Ghana
  • Bank of Japan
  • Bank of Korea
  • Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Bank of Thailand
  • Bank of Zambia
  • Banknote Ethics Initiative
  • Banknote Industry News
  • Banknote Paper Mill India Private Limited
  • Banque de la Republique D’Haiti
  • Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale (BEAC)
  • Banque de France
  • Brinks Global Services
  • Bundesdruckerei
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Casa de Moneda SE
  • Cash InfaPro
  • Cash & Payment News
  • CCL Secure
  • Central Bank of Barbados
  • Central Bank of Chile
  • Central Bank of Egypt
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Central Bank of Solomon Islands
  • Central Bank of Somalia
  • Central Bank of The Bahamas
  • Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Controltek
  • CSIPD&CF
  • Crane Currency
  • Crime Science Technology
  • Currency News
  • Currency Reserve
  • Danmarks Nationalbank
  • De La Rue International Limited
  • De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Emopticalmex
  • European Central Bank
  • Exchange Bank of Canada
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Reserve Financial Services
  • Femsa
  • Fidelity Gold Refinery Pvt Ltd
  • FNMT-RCM
  • Giesecke + Devrient
  • Gietz AG
  • Gleitsmann Security Inks
  • Honeywell
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Hueck Folien GmbH
  • Hunkeler Systeme AG
  • IACA
  • IMIA
  • Inorcoat
  • Intergraf
  • IQS Group
  • Jura
  • Kerrency Ltd
  • KOCHER+BECK

  • Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions
  • Komori
  • Lambert Strategies
  • Landqart
  • LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG
  • Luminescence Sun Chemical Security
  • M1 AG
  • MABEG Systems GmbH
  • Meta Materials
  • Monnaie de Paris
  • National Bank of Belgium
  • National Bank of Georgia
  • National Bank of Hungary
  • National Bank of Romania Printing Works
  • National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Note Printing Australia
  • National Printing Bureau of Japan
  • Oberthur Fiduciaire
  • Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck
  • Orell Füssli Ltd. Security Printing
  • PARVIS
  • Paul Leibinger
  • Paul Leibinger INC. USA
  • Payments Canada
  • PEC NV
  • Permaquin

  • Polish Security Printing Works
  • ProgressSoft
  • Real Casa de la Moneda – Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre

  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Reserve Bank of Fiji
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering
  • Royal Dutch Mint
  • Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited

  • Sesami
  • SICPA
  • Sonect
  • South African Bank Note Company
  • South African Reserve Bank

  • Spectra Systems Corp.
  • Stardust Secure
  • Statni Tiskarna Cenin
  • SURYS
  • Swiss National Bank
  • Taylor-DeJongh

  • The Royal Mint
  • Toshiba Automation Systems

  • VALORA S.A.

  • WaveFront Technology

  • Wadzpay
  • ZEISER GmbH

Countries Represented in 2023

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe