15-19 January 2023, Luxor, Egypt

African Currency Forum

We are pleased to announce that after an absence of nearly five years, the African Currency Forum™ (the official event for the Association of African Banknotes and Security Documents Printers, or AABSDP) will take place in Luxor and Cairo from 15-19 January 2023. The last event took place in September 2018 in Victoria falls, Zimbabwe.









The host of the 2023 African Currency Forum™ is the Central Bank of Egypt Printing House (CBE). The conference will be managed by CBE in partnership with secure document, currency and conference specialists Reconnaissance International.

The hosts of the 2023 African Currency Forum™ welcome the participation of African central banks and their printing works, mints, government secure document departments and security printers, as well as established global industry suppliers.

Apart from the members of the AABSDP, the Central Bank of Egypt Printing House will invite delegates from the 42 African central banks and 15 national banks as well as guests from central banks and institutions outside the continent.

It is intended that the African Currency Forum™ 2023 will build on the success of the 2018 event by combining formal business and technical sessions with a number of social events to enable delegates to enjoy the wonderful surroundings and hospitality of Luxor and the New Administrative Capital, and so meet industry colleagues in an informal as well formal atmosphere.

For the final day of the Forum delegates are invited to transfer by charter plane to Cairo to visit the Central Bank of Egypt’s outstanding new printing works and cash centre in the New Administrative Capital. This combined new facility offers delegates the opportunity to see the industry’s latest in technology, design and function. The visit is followed by a celebration dinner.


The Association of African Banknotes and Security Documents Printers (AABSDP)


The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)

An autonomous regulatory body, assuming the authorities and powers vested therein by Law No. 88 for 2003, and the Presidential Decree No. 65 for 2004.

Reconnaissance International

Reconnaissance International is the leading global source of business intelligence on currency, optical and digital document security, personal identification, authentication and brand protection.

Promoting Innovation

Drawn from across the whole industry

Over 20 of the world’s most innovative security specialists will showcase their latest developments in an engaging and informative exhibition.

This presents opportunities for global suppliers that want to reach an influential audience of government contacts from African nations in particular. For more details contact Samantha Burns at sam@recon-intl.com

Embracing Best Practice

To enhance africa’s currency and ID documents

With a programme of presentations and panel discussions, we will be exploring new ways to improve procurement, production and, issue and use.

Experts with an interesting topic, case study or technology are invited to share their experience.

Submit your short abstract to Conference Directors, David Tidmarsh david@recon-intl.com, or Samantha Burns sam@recon-intl.com


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Social Events

Sunday 15 January

Sonesta Hotel, Luxor

18.30 to 22.30

Themed event, cocktails, dinner with music and entertainment.

Monday 16 January

Karnak Temple Visit and Dinner

Karnak Temple Visit, followed by boat to private island in the Nile for Egyptian evening.

Tuesday 17 January

Valley of the Kings + Boat Trip to Nile Island, Egyptian Night

Nile Boat Lunch with trip to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, followed by dinner at the Steigenberger.

Wednesday 18 January

Gala Dinner in Luxor Temple

20.00 to 23.00

Cocktails followed by dinner with music and entertainment.

Thursday 19 January

09.00 Charter flight to New Cairo Airport.

Visit to New Print Works and Vault followed by Celebration Dinner.

All delegates wishing to attend the visit to the New Administrative Capital and the tour of the Central Bank of Egypt’s new Printworks will take a charter flight from Luxor which forms part of the delegate package. There will be a schedule of tours in groups and baggage will be dropped off at the St Regis Hotel, where delegates will stay on the evening of the 19th Jan following the celebration dinner. The room rates will be circulated soon. Shuttle buses will be made available to take delegates from the hotel to Cairo Intl airport on the 20th Jan where flights home should depart.

The event will not finish in Luxor. Places are strictly limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible with abigail@recon-intl.com

Delegate Fees

Admission Item
Central Bank Delegate (first delegate)
AABSDP Member Delegate (first two)
Government Delegate (African)
Government Delegate (outside Africa)
Central Bank Delegate (African)
Central Bank Delegate (outside Africa)
Non-Government Supplier or Other Delegate
Invited Speaker
Supplier Speaker Delegate (non sponsor)
Government Speakers
Social Partners of free delegates
Social partners
Admission Fees


Steigenberger Nile Palace

The venue for the African Currency Forum™ is the Steinberger Nile Palace, Luxor.  Luxor has been given the nickname of the world’s greatest open-air museum. This is thanks to the ancient pharaohs’ efforts to immortalize themselves. Both sides of the Nile are covered in the remains of temples and funerary complexes. The city was built right along with these ruins. It creates an interesting mix of old and new, and delegates will have several opportunities to experience the best of the city and the majesty of its surroundings.

To reserve a room of your choice please email, directly the hotel to res.mgr@luxor-steigenberger.com

Please indicate room type from the below options, with your name, company name and dates:

Classic Patio View – single US$90.00 or double US$110.00

Executive Patio View – single US$120 or double US$140

Executive Side Nile View – single US$ 150.00 or double US$ 170.00

Executive Superior Nile View – single US$ 200.00 or double US$ 220.00

Room rates are per room per night based on bed & breakfast, inclusive of service charge & taxes and payments are non-refundable.

For any URGENT requests & reservations please contact (Whats App)  (+2) 01202185987

Sonesta St. George

The Sonesta St. George, Luxor will also be available for room reservations and host some of the social events.

Do not miss this great event

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