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 is the leading global source of business intelligence on currency, optical and digital document security, personal identification, authentication and brand protection.
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 email@example.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.
Monday 16 January
Karnak Temple Visit and Dinner
Karnak Temple Visit, followed by boat to private island in the Nile for Egyptian evening.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.