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Intergraf Currency High __ Tuesday 05/04/2022
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Who

Closed session

Attendance in-person and by invitation only

Strictly restricted to:

printers using intaglio
currency issuing authorities
government authorities
law enforcement

When

Tuesday 05/04/2022

Intergraf Currency High
09:00-17:05

Welcome cocktail
18:30

Where

Centre de Congrès de Lyon
50 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon
France

Getting there

Registration

In-person700€ *

*net, exclusive of legal VAT (20%)

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Registration opens
16/11/2022

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Cancellation fee
up to 15/01/2022 free
from 16/01/2022 50%
from 17/03/2022 100%
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Speaker room

08:00-17:00
Meeting room 69-70
Ground floor

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Cloakroom

Close to the registration desk
Free of charge
Ground floor

Welcome cocktail

19:30-21:00
Centre de Congrès de Lyon
Ground floor

All delegates and registered partners are welcome to join. Please wear your badge to enter

Programme


Joint Session __
Intergraf Currency/Identity High

09:45-10:00 Q&A

10:00-10:45 Coffee break

Intergraf Currency High
Chairxxx _ xxxx, xxxx _ xxxx

10:40-10:55 Welcome and presentation round

11:55-12:10 Q&A

12:10-13:40 Lunch

ChairxxxxDevaux __ xxxx, xxx _ xxxx

14:40-14:55 Q&A

14:55-15:30 Coffee break

Chairxxxx _ xxxx _ xxx, xxx

16:50-17:05 Q&A

18:30 Welcome cocktail

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Our 2022 line-up


Intergraf Currency High is a day-long conversation on currency built around face-to-face networking, designed to keep you informed and connected.

Meet the experts who will share their knowledge on 05/04/2022.

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 15:01
Alejandro Alegre
General Director of Currency Issuance and Main Cashier
Bank of Mexico Mexico
Julia Barker
Document Analyst
U.S. Secret Service, Criminal Investigative Division (CID) - Counterfeit Forensic Section United States of America
Fabrice Capiez
Counterfeits Unit Manager
Banque de France France
Steve Casey
Head of Marketing and Communications
Note Printing Australia Australia
Frédéric Herry
Head of 'Analyse de documents' Expertise Unit
Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN) France
Tangi Olier
Head of the Counterfeit Department
Service of Information, Intelligence and Strategic Analysis on Organised Crime, French National Counterfeit Office France
Maxwell Opoku-Afari
First Deputy Governor
Bank of Ghana Ghana
Julio Javier de Ancos
General Manager
Imprenta de Billetes (IMBISA) Spain
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Alejandro Alegre
General Director of Currency Issuance and Main Cashier
Bank of Mexico Mexico
Tuesday 05/04/2022 10:55-11:15 Intergraf Currency High Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

A lawyer by training, Alejandro Alegre worked for the Civilian Intelligence Services in México for 14 years, where he was General Director of Planning Center for Drug Control, the Intelligence Agency of the Office of the Mexican Attorney General, and General Director of the National Security Intelligence Center (CISEN).

In 2001, Alejandro joined the Banco de México. After serving as Adviser to the Board of Governors, Security Director, General Director of Planning and Budget, he became General Director of Currency Issuance and Main Cashier in 2011.

Banco de México currency journey over the last three years and near future

The presentation will cover Banco de México’s currency journey over the last three years, with a new printing facility, new reserve vault, a new banknote series and commemorative banknote, one of two lines of production replaced in the México City’s printing facility, as well as the unexpected increase in demand for banknotes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Julia Barker
Document Analyst
U.S. Secret Service, Criminal Investigative Division (CID) - Counterfeit Forensic Section United States of America
Tuesday 05/04/2022 15:50-16:10 Intergraf Currency High Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Julia Barker is a Document Analyst with the United States Secret Service specialising in the authentication of U.S. currency.

Julia has been employed by the United States Secret Service for over 10 years and has completed hundreds of examinations on thousands of documents to include threat letters, wills, contracts, and U.S. currency.

She also regularly trains law enforcement entities and financial institutions in the recognition of genuine and counterfeit U.S. currency.

The latest in counterfeiting technologies

Why does a counterfeiter simulate certain banknote security features? This presentation will cover the simulation of security features in U.S. currency, along with the perspective of a counterfeiter responsible for manufacturing and successfully passing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Fabrice Capiez
Counterfeits Unit Manager
Banque de France France
Tuesday 05/04/2022 09:10-09:45 Intergraf Currency High Presentation Currency+Identity Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Fabrice Capiez graduated with a master’s degree from the French Engineering School of Papermaking and Printing (PAGORA) and worked in Japan for three years, conducting research and development projects in colour management and offset printing standardisation at Toppan Printing Co.

Fabrice then joined Electronics For Imaging to provide support and training on wide format digital presses and RIP software. Six years later, in 2012, he was hired by Banque de France as R&D Project Manager of its Banknote Manufacturing department.

Involved in several European and international working groups on the subject, Fabrice was promoted Head of the Counterfeits unit in 2016. He now leads the team conducting technical analyses of counterfeits found in circulation as well as counterfeit resilience testing of banknotes and features under development.

Identity documents counterfeiting vs. banknotes counterfeiting – Similarities, differences and trends

Identity documents and currency are widely accepted to belong to two parallel worlds within the realm of security. When it comes to counterfeiting, we will examine the points where the borders between the two areas become blurred and where they differ completely. Analysis will be carried out in terms of counterfeiters’ profiles, counterfeit users and anti-counterfeiting actions.

Steve Casey
Head of Marketing and Communications
Note Printing Australia Australia
Tuesday 05/04/2022 15:30-15:50 Intergraf Currency High Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Steve Casey joined Note Printing Australia (NPA) in September2018. As Head of Marketing and Communications, he is responsible for building NPA’s brand and reputation in the banknote and passport industries, as well as ensuring that employees receive regular and timely information about life at NPA and the performance and prospects of the business in general.

Steve started his career as a print and television journalist before moving into corporate communication. For five years, he worked as Director of Communication at the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour (ATP), and from 2001-12 founded and managed Hand Eye Communication, a marketing and communications strategy business.

In 2012, Steve joined the management team that assisted in the recovery of Securency to become a strong and vibrant business as Innovia Security, heading the Marketing & Communications and Sales functions until its acquisition by CCL Industries in 2017.

Enhancing capability amongst state printworks using strategic partnerships

Using NPA as an example, SPW Strategic Partnerships can be used by collaborative SPWs to unlock latent potential, grow capabilities, and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Frédéric Herry
Head of 'Analyse de documents' Expertise Unit
Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN) France
Tuesday 05/04/2022 09:10-09:45 Intergraf Currency High Presentation Currency+Identity Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Frédéric Herry graduated with a master’s degree in Fine Chemistry from the University of Brest, France in 1997 and worked as Technical Director of a French Navy laboratory specialised in environmental, health, and industrial analysis for 10 years.

In 2009, Frédéric joined the Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN). As Head of the Documents and Fraud Analysis Expertise Unit, his responsibilities include providing expertise and improving analytical methods for the forensic analysis of document printing with inkjet techniques.

Identity documents counterfeiting vs. banknotes counterfeiting – Similarities, differences and trends

Identity documents and currency are widely accepted to belong to two parallel worlds within the realm of security. When it comes to counterfeiting, we will examine the points where the borders between the two areas become blurred and where they differ completely. Analysis will be carried out in terms of counterfeiters’ profiles, counterfeit users and anti-counterfeiting actions.

Tangi Olier
Head of the Counterfeit Department
Service of Information, Intelligence and Strategic Analysis on Organised Crime, French National Counterfeit Office France
Tuesday 05/04/2022 11:35-11:535 Intergraf Currency High Presentation Currency Room Rhône 3 Speaker

Tangi Olier began his career as an Anti-Crime Patrol Officer in the north of Paris in 1999, after completing his training at the Ecole Nationale de Police de Saint-Malo. Five years later, he transferred to the investigation department where he graduated as a Judicial Police Officer.

Tangi then served as Head of a police investigation group in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, where he managed a team of 24 police officers. This extremely challenging and rewarding role triggered a need to further expand his analysis and data collection skills, and in 2017 he joined the Operational Investigation Unit of the French National Counterfeit Police Office.

Two years later, Tangi was promoted Head of the Counterfeit Department of the Service of Information, Intelligence and Strategic Analysis on Organised Crime.

The fight against Euro counterfeiting in France

The presentation will introduce the French National Counterfeit Office and the evolution of counterfeiting in 2021 (offset, movie money...), reviewing one or two cases the French National Counterfeit Office recently managed.

Maxwell Opoku-Afari
First Deputy Governor
Bank of Ghana Ghana
Tuesday 05/04/2022 14:20-14:20 Intergraf Currency High Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Maxwell Opoku-Afari was appointed First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana in 2017.

Prior to assuming this role, Maxwell worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2009. As Deputy Division Chief in the Regional Studies Division in the African Department, he supervised the production of one of the IMF’s flagship publication, The Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa. He then served as Mission Chief for Mauritius, leading policy discussions on issues including the financial sector, macro-financial linkages, fiscal and monetary policies, and growth strategies.

While at the IMF, Maxwell participated in negotiation missions to several African and Caribbean countries, handled extensive policy discussions on Rwanda, Zambia, Jamaica, and Sao Tome and Principe, and also acted as a reviewer of country policy documents for several developing countries.

Maxwell has co-authored a number of IMF policy papers, including two that are currently used to drive modernisation of monetary policy frameworks in low and developing countries: ‘Evolving monetary policy frameworks in low-income and other developing countries’ and ‘Conditionality in evolving monetary policy regimes’. He has published extensively on monetary policy, inclusive growth, short-term output indicators in low-income countries, aid effectiveness, capital flows, and real exchange rate dynamics.

Prior to joining the IMF, Maxwell worked for 13 years at the Bank of Ghana, rising through the ranks to become Head of the Special Studies Division in the Research Department in 2005, and then Special Assistant to the Governor from 2006 to 2009. He also served as a member of the Government of Ghana’s Capital Markets Committee from 2006 to 2008.

Maxwell holds a first degree in Economics and Statistics, and a MPhil in Economics, both from the University of Ghana, and also a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nottingham, England.

Ghana’s CBDC journey

The presentation will cover the motivation for CBDC in Ghana and the enablers, the rationale for the choice of model, solution partner and implementation approach, as well as lessons learnt.

Julio Javier de Ancos
General Manager
Imprenta de Billetes (IMBISA) Spain
Tuesday 05/04/2022 11:15-11:35 Intergraf Currency High Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

An Industrial Engineer by training, Julio Javier de Ancos holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and was appointed General Manager of the Imprenta de Billetes, S.A. (IMBISA), the new printing works in Spain in charge of producing euro banknotes for Banco de España, in November 2015.

After finishing his studies, Julio Javier worked as a Project and Process Engineer for five years, starting up a factory in Poland and implementing the expansion of several factories in France and Spain, among other countries.

He began his career as a General Manager when he moved to Brazil in 2000 in his early thirties to work for the high-end packaging industry. He has since managed outstanding companies in several sectors such as the food industry and graphic arts, both in Europe and South America, always with the goal of improving the efficiency of industrial plants by optimising processes and generating new developments in markets.

IMBISA’s new high-tech security and automation printing works in Madrid

The presentation will focus on the construction and start-up of the new IMBISA’s in-house printing works in Madrid, in charge of producing euro banknotes for Banco de España.