Sunday 15 January

12:00 – 20:00 – Registration Open at Steigenberger Hotel

18:00 – Themed event, cocktails, dinner with music and entertainment at the Sonesta Hotel.

Monday 16 January

Conference Welcome


Welcome Message

David Tidmarsh

Reconnaissance International (UK)

Fadi Saadallah

Philopateer (Switzerland)


Keynote 1

Khaled Farouk

Central Bank of Egypt (Egypt)


Keynote 2

Mohamed Amer

Central Bank of Egypt (Egypt)


Overview of Currency Developments from 2018 to 2022 in Africa

Astrid Mitchell

Currency News (UK)

10:15 – Q&A

10:30 – Opening of the Exhibition and Coffee Break

Session 1 : Secure Technology and Banknote Developments (with Sustainability)


The Right Choice?

Tod Niedeck

Crane (USA)


Securing Paper Banknote -Durable, Natural, Sustainable

Christophe Montet

Oberthur Fiduciaire (France)

Guillaume Chapeau

Oberthur Fiduciaire


Banknote Substrate Performance and its Implications on Sustainability

Dr Daniel Schwarzbach

Orell Fussli (Switzerland)


Sustainability – Responsibility and Design

Richard Perera

Landqart (Switzerland)

12:35 – Q&A

12:50 – Lunch

Session 2: Developments in Diffractive Technologies


KINEGRAM Security Features from Kurz – The Clearest and Most Intuitive Mark of the Genuine Banknote

Ian Smith

Leonhard KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)


KolourOptik®: Security Feature Innovation through Art & Science

Neal Skura

META Materials (Canada)


Shaping the Light to Secure Your Banknote

Alexandre Noizet

SURYS (France)


Black hole in a DOVID

Robert Dvorak

IQ Structures (Czech Republic)


Explore the spirit of Gizeh

Jan Hofmann

Hueck Folien (Austria)

15:30 – Q&A

15:45 – Coffee Break and Exhibition

15:45 – AABSDP meeting

19:15 – Dinner on Amira Island by Boats Leaving from the Sonesta Hotel

Tuesday 17 January

Session 3: Banknote Technology and Machinery Update


A Unique Solutions Provider to Banknote Production

Jonas Baumann

Koenig & Bauer (Switzerland)

Ana Laura Aranda

Koenig & Bauer (Switzerland)


Steel Plates for Intaglio Printing

Barna Barabas

JURA (Hungary)


Banknote Production Data Analysis

Paolo Salgari

PARVIS (Italy)


Komori In Africa – A Rising Sun?

Phil Holland

Komori Corporation (Japan)


Future of Sequential Numbering

Thorsten Tritschler

ZEISER (Germany)

10:40 – Q&A

10:55 – Coffee Break, Exhibition and Snacks

12:00 – Valley of the Kings and Queens – Buses leave Steigenberger at 12.00. Return from Valley of Kings by 4 large boats. Nile Cruise and Food Return to hotel

20:00 – Dinner in Steigenberger

Wednesday 18 January

Session 4: Banknotes: Trending Towards Sustainability?


Towards a More Secure , Efficient and Sustainable Cash Cycle

Zeina Abdo

SICPA (Switzerland)

Joe Saliba

SICPA (Switzerland)


Banknotes of the Future

Alan Newman

De La Rue (UK)


The Magic Triangle: Banknote Solutions Must be Sustainable

Andrew Forbes

Louisenthal (Germany)


SUSTAINABILITY Advantages of Polymer Banknotes

Lachlan McDonald

CCL Secure (Australia)


SHIELD, Protecting Your Banknotes to the African Climate(s)

Gerben van Wijk, Gerben van Wijk

Luminescence Sun Chemical, International Tax Stamp Association (UK, UK)

10:40 – Q&A

10:55 – Coffee and Exhibition

Session 5: Banknote Printing in Africa – Case Studies and Benchmarking


Modernisation of Production Tool

Ahmed Lemrhabbar

Bank al Maghrib Dar As-Sikkah (Morocco)


Using Digitisation to Enhance Substrate Specification Towards Improved Print Performance

Dr. Ashvir Narrandes

South African Banknote Company (South Africa)


Sustainability in Currency Production and Waste Management

Ahmed Halilu

Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc (Nigeria)

13:00 – Q&A

13:15 – Lunch

Session 6: Cash or CBDC’s or Both


Innovations and Solutions With an Outlook on CBDC

Dieter Sauter

Bundesdruckerei (Germany)


Cash and CBDC

Anas El-Mahdi

Giesecke + Devrient (Germany)

15:20 – Q&A

15:35 – Coffee Break and Exhibition

Session 7: Panel Discussion

16:00 – Panel Discussion

17:00 – AABSDP meeting

19:15 – Gala Dinner @ Karnak Temple Coaches leave Steigenberger at 19.30

Thursday 19 January

Visit to New Print Works, Vault and Cash Centre followed by Celebration Dinner

6:00 Onwards meet in Hotel Lobby

06:30 – 07:00 Leave Hotel Lobby for Airport

07:00 – 08:00 Boarding

08:00 – 09:30 Flight to New Capital Airport

09:30 – 10:15 Transfer to the St. Regis Hotel

10.15 – 11:00 Cocktail Reception in the Conference Centre

11:00 – 12:00 G+D Presentation

12:00 – Room Check in and Buffet Available in Restaurant

12:00 – 15.00 –Delegates will be split into 10 groups, leaving every 20 minutes to the Banknote Printing House and Cash Centre. Meanwhile check in and lunch will be served at the hotel before departures or arrivals of designated groups.

Upon Returning From the Tour Everyone Free to use Hotel Facilities.

19:30 – Drinks Reception

20:00 – Celebration Dinner