At the Counting on Currency site, Brendan Burge published a retrospective on May 25, 2015 regarding the recently concluded 2015
Currency Conference, which appeared to be very well attended by very well dressed industry and government representatives in the business
of producing banknotes. Here's an excerpt. -Editor
From the opening remarks by Mr. Richard Haycock, Chairman Currency Research (see video below)
and the Welcome Address from Ms. Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor Bank of Canada, it was plain that the tone of the conference would
be positive regarding the future of our industry.
If the media hype and lobbying efforts surrounding alternate payment forms are to be believed, then one would expect a certain air of
doom and gloom from the industry suppliers who sponsored the 2015 Currency Conference. I am pleased to report that not a single supplier I
met during my exhibit floor walk-about was anything but enthusiastic for the future of banknotes and coins.
Of particular note were the exhibits by The Canadian Mint, The Royal Mint, Oberthur Fiduciaire, KBA NotaSys and SICPA who were proud to
discuss their ongoing efforts for product improvement and displays of new hi-tech designs and authentication features. I walked away with a
few samples of coloured coins from the Canadian Mint that are the envy of my friends and family.
Of particular interest to this attendee was the panel discussion on Public Surveys and Perception
Studies. It was interesting to note the inclusion of more social media strategies in terms of reaching, listening to and understanding the
public’s perception on cash usage and it’s permanent role as a payment choice.
To read the complete article, see:
2015 Currency Conference A Retrospective
Wayne Homren, Editor
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