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HSP Asia 2019 Goes to the Land of the Rising Sun

The 18th High Security Printing Asia conference took place in Yokohama, Japan on 25-27 November 2019.

The is the first time the country has hosted a major international conference for the industry and was clearly a popular choice given the numbers of government delegates, sponsors, speakers and delegates, which set a record. The event brought together 350 delegates from more than 120 organisations to learn from leaders in the industry in a series of seminars, case studies, and technology presentations.

The conference programme was split into two parallel tracks – one focusing on currency and the other on travel and identity documents – allowing attendees to concentrate on the topics and issues that interest them most. A total of 47 presentations was delivered over the two days with six dedicated sessions covering currency and identity documents in Asia-Pacific, regional developments in currency, passports and national eID, developments in security features, production and print as well as issuance and identity management, authentication, cash management, developments in other secure documents, and technology and innovation.

The event opened with four pre-conference seminars on 25 November, providing unique insight into such topics as software to run printworks, threads and diffractive foils for banknotes, digital disruptors and secure documents and remote checking of identity documents.

The opening session of the conference on the following day included presentations from cash usage trends in Japan, the new commemorative Macao note, the Samoan carbon neutral banknote, and biometrics in payments and the government sector in Asia-Pacific.

The following session presented the topics of sustainability in banknote production, perspectives on developing new currency denominations, as well as eID and passport projects in Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong.

Five papers in each parallel session then explored developments in security features. This included advances in optical and foil-based features, printed and windowed features and digital techniques for securing ID documents.

The final day saw presentations on production technologies, destruction of banknotes, developments in substrates, identity authentication and verification and digital and physical worlds. The environment was a recurring theme in the conference. Finally, a dedicated session focusing on innovation and technology formally closed the event.

A specialised exhibition comprising 40 companies was held as part of the event providing delegates with an opportunity to see the latest industry products and solutions.

The event also played host to the prestigious Regional Banknote and Regional ID Document of the Year awards. This year, the Best New Banknote Series award went to the Bank of Papua New Guinea’s for the new Kina series, the best Commemorative Note award went to the National Bank of Cambodia for the 15,000 riel note issued to mark the anniversary of the King of Cambodia, HM Norodom Sihamoni and the Best New Circulating Note award went to the Monetary Authority of Macau for its 20 Patacas banknote issued to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macau’s return to China. In ID meanwhile, the award for the best new eID card and best new ePassport went to the Hong Kong SAR Immigration Department for Hong Kong’s new smart identity card and new ePassport.

Komori were Platinum sponsors of the conference. In addition to presenting on their ‘Banknoteology’ concept, the company hosted the gala dinner and two large groups of delegates were able to visit their flagship Tsukuba factory outside of Tokyo following the conference. In addition, here was also a tour of the National Printing Bureau Japan at their Tokyo factory.

Yokohama has been the largest HSP Asia event Reconnaissance has held since its inception in 2001. The next event will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 7-9 December 2020.

Yes! I am very pleased about the outstanding quality of most of the presentations! I got a fantastic insight in the different branches and issues covering banknote printing as well as the challenging future.

I.T.G.-GmbH Graphic Products

The combination of meeting business partners and customers while being well supported by friendly and competent Reconnaissance staff makes HSP conferences very attractive to us. Thanks for another great event at a very nice (though costly) location.

SECTAGO

Reserves banks and high security manufacturing suppliers across the world share the knowledge, technology and facilities world wide to ensure reliability, safety and accuracy of high security documents of sovereign nature.

Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited

Great atmosphere, great people, great organisation, great time, great location and great presenters.

PWPW

Outstanding experience, cozy atmosphere and perfect organisation as usual. Thank you.

Goznak

Extremely interesting sessions. Very well organised and plenty of occasions for networking with other delegates.

Trelleborg Coated Systems Italy S.p.A.

Attendees

Agfa NV

Belgium

Andrews & Wykeham Ltd

United Kingdom

Angstrom Technologies, Inc.

USA

APO Production Unit

Philippines

Badan Koordinasi Pemberantasan Rupiah Palsu

Indonesia

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippines

Bank Al-Maghrib

Morocco

Bank Indonesia

Indonesia

Bank of China Macao Branch

China

Bank of Japan

Japan

Bank of Laos PDR

Laos

Bank of Mozambique

Mozambique

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Bank of Thailand

Thailand

Beijing Boda Green High-Tech Limited

China

Betawimas Cemerlang Pt

Indonesia

Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran

India

Bundesdruckerei GmbH

Germany

Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd

Canada

CCL Secure Pty Ltd

Australia

Central Bank of Samoa

Samoa

Central Bank of Somalia

Somalia

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation

China

China Banknote SICPA Security Ink Co., Ltd.

China

Chuo University

Japan

Corit International

Austria

Crane Currency

USA

Currency Research

USA

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

Japan

Datasonic Group Sdn Bhd

Malaysia

De La Rue

United Kingdom

Department for Registrations of Persons – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines

Philippines

DIPA Zrt

Hungary

Edgar Hermann Consulting

Switzerland

Excellent Corporation

Bangladesh

Farnbeck Limited

United Kingdom

FNMT-RCM

Spain

Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH

Germany

Gietz AG

Switzerland

Gleitsmann Security Inks GmbH

Germany

Glory Ltd

Japan

Government Printing Department – Zambia

Zambia

GTS GmbH

Germany

HID Global GmbH

Germany

Homsetra Optics LTD

China

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Note Printing Limited

Hong Kong

Hueck Folien GmbH

Austria

Huizhou Foryou Optical Technology Co Ltd (FYOTEC)

China

Hunkeler Systeme AG

Switzerland

I.T.G.-GmbH Graphic Products

Germany

IAI industrial systems B.V.

Netherlands

ICIC (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Singapore

IDEMIA

France

Identity Malta Agency

Malta

Illumina Netherlands BV

Netherlands

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

Singapore

Immigration Department, The Government of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

IN Groupe

France

India Security Press

India

Induk Koperasi Kepolisian Ri

Indonesia

Insatsu Choyokai Foundation

Japan

International Bank Note Society

United Kingdom

IQ Structures

Czech Republic

Iwai Tsusho KK

Japan

IXLA PTE LTD

Singapore

Japan CashMachine Co

Japan

Japan Mint

Japan

Joint Stock Company Goznak

Russia

JSC RPC Krypten

Russia

Jura JSP GmbH

Austria

K.K. Irisu (C. Illies & Co., LTD.)

Japan

Karsa Wira Utama Pt

Indonesia

KBA-NotaSys SA

Switzerland

Komori Corporation (Japan)

Japan

Kyodo Printing Co Ltd

Japan

Lahnpaper GmbH

Germany

Landqart AG

Switzerland

Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co KG

Germany

Luminescence SunChemical Security

United Kingdom

MaskTech GmbH

Germany

Mecosuprin Grafia Pt

Indonesia

Melzer Maschinenbau GmbH

Germany

Ministry of Finance – Indonesia

Indonesia

Ministry of Finance – Japan

Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Japan

Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Russia

Ministry of Home Affairs – Nepal

Nepal

Ministry of Works & Transport, Uganda

Uganda

Monetary Authority of Macau

China

Moverem LLP

Singapore

Mulann Group

France

Multi Purpose National Identity Card

India

Nanobrick

South Korea

Nanotech Security Corp

Canada

National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria

Nigeria

National Printing Bureau – Japan

Japan

National Registration Department – Malaysia

Malaysia

National Research Institute of Police Science

Japan

Nippon Engineering Corporation

Japan

Note Printing Australia

Australia

Oberthur Fiduciaire SAS

France

Onfido

United Kingdom

Opalux Inc

Canada

OpSec Security Group

United Kingdom

OVD Kinegram AG

Switzerland

PARVIS Systems and Services s.p.a.

Italy

Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad

Malaysia

Perum Percetakan Uang RI

Indonesia

Peruri

Indonesia

Petrel

France

Philippine Statistics Authority

Philippines

Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW)

Poland

Portals De La Rue

United Kingdom

PPG Industries International, Inc.

Taiwan

PPG Malaysia

Malaysia

Productivity Systems, Inc.

USA

PT Jasuindo Tiga Perkasa Tbk

Indonesia

PT Sumber Cakung Security Printing

Indonesia

PT Trisakti Mustika Graphika

Indonesia

Pura Barutama Pt

Indonesia

Pura Group

Indonesia

Puri Panca Puji Bangun Pt

Indonesia

Raco Trading Phils., Inc.

Philippines

Reserve Bank of India

India

Richard Lewington

Spain

Road Transport, Malaysia

Malaysia

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering

Netherlands

Sarana Panca Karya Nusa PT

Indonesia

SECOIA Executive Consultants AG / Ltd

Switzerland

Sectago GmbH

Germany

SECULYSIS Research institute Inc.

Japan

Secura Monde International Ltd

United Kingdom

Security Fibres UK Limited

United Kingdom

Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Limited

India

SEILER Systems Technology GmbH

Austria

Shriro Trading Company Ltd

Japan

SICPA SA

Switzerland

Sony Corporation

Japan

Sri Lanka Institute of Printing

Sri Lanka

Stacopa Raya

Indonesia

Stevic Singapore Pte Ltd

Singapore

SURYS

France

Swadharma Eragrafindo Sarana PT

Indonesia

Technology Depository Agency Bhd

Malaysia

The Coder Co Ltd

South Korea

Tokushu Tokai Paper Co., Ltd

Japan

Tokyo Centre for Economic Research

Japan

Toppan Printing Co Ltd (Japan)

Japan

Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation

Japan

Trelleborg Engineered Systems Italy S.p.A

Singapore

U-Shine Security Printing Technology Co. ltd.

China

Water Treatment GmbH

Austria

X-Celeprint Limited

Ireland

ZEISER GmbH

Germany

Good presentations, good attendance and always well organised.

AGFA

This conference is a bowl of opportunities and knowledge.

Perum Peruri

Very good conference. Particularly enjoyed the gala dinner.

Franbeck Ltd

Monday 25 November

Currency Workshop 1 & 2

09:00 – 12:30

Managing Risk, Delivering Quality and Driving Efficiency Through Software in Today’s Print Works

The digital age started to reach banknote printworks some time ago.  Today there are a wide range of solutions available for different elements of manufacturing a banknote. This seminar will bring together a number of major suppliers to present their solutions and the key principles that lie behind their work.

14:00 – 17:30

Security Threads & Diffractive Foil Features for Banknotes

Threads are one of the three most recalled security features in banknotes by the public. Virtually all cotton based banknotes have a watermark and security printing and most have a thread of one kind or another; some have two threads.

Identity Workshop 1 & 2

09:00 – 12:30

Digital Disruptors and Secure Documents – for Better or for Worse?

There is no shortage of news and information these days on the new breed of digital technologies – many potentially if not actually disruptive – that will change the way we lead our lives. But what impact will those technologies – eg.  6G, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, quantum computing, Big Data, blockchain and the smartphone revolution to name a few – have on our industry?

14:00 – 17:30

Identity Fraud – The Digital Revolution

With the digital revolution of the 21st century, millennials, governments and corporations have increasing requirements for self-service, quick and reliable document authentication remotely and at scale. The revolution is upon us and fraudsters have access to better technology, leaked data and a vast library of faces from social media.

Tuesday 26 November

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Session One: Currency and Identity Documents in Asia-Pacific

09:00

Welcome Address

Reconnaissance International

(UK)

09:10

Cash Usage Trends in Japan

Kiyotaka Nakashima

Tokyo Centre for Economic Research & Chuo University (Japan)

Hiroshi Fujiki

Tokyo Centre for Economic Research & Chuo University (Japan)

09:30

500 Yen – a Case Study of a High Denomination Coin

Komatsu Masahiko

Japan Mint

09:50

Design and Development of New Commemorative Notes

Yu Xin

China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation

10:10

Samoan Carbon Neutral Banknote – Securing a Sustainable Future

Lea Collins

Central Bank of Samoa

Brooke Banks

De La Rue (UK)

10:30

Biometrics in Payments and the Government Sector in Asia-Pacific

Janesh Janardhanan

Frost & Sullivan (Singapore)

Session Two

Currency – Currency Developments

ID – Developments in National ID and ePassports

11:50

The Life of a Banknote – How a Value Chain Becomes Sustainable

Jürgen Zerbes

G+D Currency Technology (Germany)

12:10

Plasmogram and Moov – An Essential Leap for Banknotes Security

Serge Henri Wsevolojskoy

SURYS (France)

12:30

SUSI Flip – Collaboration Smooths the Path to Industrialisation

Hervé Guillerey

KBA NotaSys (Switzerland)

Nuwan Kalpage

Note Printing Australia

12:50

Developing New Currency Denomination – Perspectives, Challenges and Lessons Learned

Agata Kuba

PWPW (Poland)

11:50

National eID – Market Dynamics, Adoption and Recent Developments

Micaal Sidorov

ID & Secure Document News (UK)

12:10

MyKad – Malaysian Government Multi-Purpose ID Card Initiative

Mohamad Naaim Bin Mat Noor

National Registration Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (Malaysia)

12:30

Philippines’ New Identification System – Simplifying Transactions, Enhancing Governance and Strengthening Financial Inclusion

Robert Coronado

Philippine Statistics Authority

Christopher Domingo

Philippine Statistics Authority

12:50

Enhancing Security and Design – Hong Kong’s New Smart ID Card and e-Passport

Tin Chee Chan

Hong Kong Immigration Department

Session Three

Currency – Currency Design, Security and Public Engagement

Identity – Features for Identity Documents

14:40

Integrating Security Features for Better Security and Durability

Richard Perera

Landqart (Switzerland)

15:00

Designing for All Users

Karin Mörck-Hamilton

Crane Currency (USA)

15:20

‘Floating & Moving’ – New OVD Security Features

Dan Mashiki

Toppan Printing (Japan)

15:40

Successful Counterfeit Deterrence with Foil Features

Thomas Kleindienst

Leonhard Kurz (Germany)

16:00

New Generation of Optically Variable Security Features

Andrey Kuryatnikov

Goznak (Russia)

14:40

New Watermark Variations for Security Papers

Tomonori Sugiyama

Tokushu Tokai Paper (Japan)

15:00

How Optical Machine Authentication of Physical Security-Features Can Complement Automated Border Controls

Sascha Fuls

OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)

15:20

Simplifying the Issuance of eDocuments – PWPW Biometric System

Radosław Śliwa

PWPW (Poland)

15:40

Copy & Paste Your DOVID Designs from Paper to Polycarbonate Passport Datapages

Robert Dvorak

IQ Structure (Czech Republic)

16:00

Identity Now and Into the Future

David Cohen

IDEMIA (France)

Wednesday 27 November

Session Four

Currency – The Development and Birth of a Banknote

Identity – Security and Personalisation

09:00

Challenges in Implementing New Features into Banknote Design

Barna Barabas

Jura (Hungary)

09:20

100 Years in Banknote Paper Production – Experiences and Challenges

Máté Milus

DIPA (Hungary)

09:40

Exploring the Unchartered Waters, Navigating New Opportunities for Security Inks

Gerben van Wijk

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security (UK)

10:00

Security Threads – a Cruise from Static to Dynamic

Jan Hofmann

Hueck Folien (Austria)

10:20

Banknoteology – the Concept Behind the Design, the Future

Phil Holland

Komori Corporation (Japan)

09:00

A New Generation of Security Elements for ID Documents

Jintaro Tatsu

Dai Nippon Printing (Japan)

09:20

Protecting eMRTDs Against Data Skimming – PG Teslin EMI/RF Shielding Solution

Chin Chee Hoong

PPG Industries (Malaysia)

09:40

Enhancing Security Features for Identity Documents

Yu Kokubo

Toppan Printing (Japan)

10:00

The Challenges of Digital ID Verification

Simon Horswell

Onfido (UK)

Session Five

Currency – Production and Print Technologies for Banknotes

Identity – Authentication and Verification

11:40

Ultrafiltration: The Way to Water Saving and Conscious Disposal in the Intaglio Printing Process

Veronica Esponda

WTG Water Treatment (Austria)

12:00

Banknote Production – Security Features Verification Methods

Leonardo Nicolosi

Parvis (Italy)

12:20

New Production Capacities and New Developments: FNMT High Durability Paper

Axel Nieto

FNMT (Spain)

Javier Baraja

FNMT (Spain)

12:40

Automated, Optimised, Data-Based Intelligent Banknote Finishing Solutions

Philipp Edler

G+D Currency Technology (Germany)

11:40

Document and Product Verification for High-Security Purpose

Jean-Yves Ray

SICPA (Switzerland)

12:00

Realising the Full Potential of Magnetic Optical Colour Changing Pigment Effect

Lei Ren

Xianyang Homa Optoelectronic Technology (China)

12:20

The Coming Revolution in Excise Stamps and Programmes

Gerben van Wijk

International Tax Stamp Association (UK)

12:40

Four-Colour Web Intaglio Traceable High Security Tax Stamp Production System

Sheng-Feng Leu

U-Shine Security Printing Technology (Taiwan)

Session Six

Currency – Cash Management and Alternative Payments

Identity – Secure Documents and Digital Identity

14:30

Cash Management and Alternative Payments in Indonesia

Yudi Harymutki

Bank Indonesia

14:50

High Standards to Secure Cash

Johannes Schaede

KBA NotaSys (Switzerland)

15:10

The Impact of Polymer and Hybrid Notes for the Destruction Process

Erich Hodel

Hunkeler Système (Switzerland)

14:30

Digital With Physical: The Most Effective Route to Document Security?

John Winchcombe

Reconnaissance International (UK)

14:50

Quantum Computing – Challenges and Opportunities for Security Printing Industry

Jörg Fischer

Bundesdruckerei (Germany)

15:10

Blending Modern Technology with Reliable Credentials

Olatunji Durodola

National Identity Management Commission (Nigeria)

Session Seven: Technology and Innovation

16:10

30 Years of Successful Collaboration and Pushing the Boundaries of Guardian™

Brad Booth

CCL Secure (Asutralia)

Steve Casey

Note Printing Australia

16:30

The Keyhole Mystery: Sophisticated Diffraction Structures for Protection of Banknotes

Robert Dvorak

IQ Structures (Czech Republic)

16:50

Improvement of PVC’s Mechanical Properties and Composition to Increase Service Life Capacity of Wiping Cylinder for Intaglio Printing

Hendy Tri Kurniawan

Perum Peruri (Indonesia)

Close networking. Some of the speech were very informative. Food was really nice.

NANOBRICK

This event is very valuable and welcome conference to meet and exchange.

I.T.G.-GmbH Graphic Products

Conference is as good as expected. Speakers and topics are excellent.

Angstrom Technologies, Inc.

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors

 

Many thanks to the following sponsors and exhibitors for taking part in our wonderful exhibition running alongside the conference:

Platinum – Komori

Gold – Crane Curreny, Hueck Folien, KBA-Notasys/Agfa, Landqart, OVD Kinegram/KURZ, Polish Security Printing Works(PWPW), Tokushu Tokai Paper, Toppan Printing

Silver – DNP (Dai Nippon Printing), FNMT, Gleitsmann Security Inks, Goznak, Jura/PARVIS, KRYPTEN, Luminescence Sun Chemical Security, Security Fibres UK, SICPA

Exhibitors – Andrews & Wykeham, DIPA, Gietz, Hungarian Banknote Printing Company, Homsetra Optics, Hunkeler Systeme AG, IQ Structures, IXLA, K.K. IRISU (ILLIES), Moverem, NANOBRICK, Paul Leiberger, Petrel, SEILER Systems Technology, SURYS, THE CODER, WTG Water Treatment Gmbh, ZEISER

Outstanding experience. Brand and professional network, and remarkable innovation in design and technology. Place to come back again and again.

Toppan Printing

Great pace. Very good agenda. Gala dinner in the hotel is convenient but is a shame once you don’t get the opportunity to visit the city.

SURYS

Latest information and development at a glance. Most of the presentations have great tech details. Good that communication was in English.

Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran

Awards

Regional Banknote of the Year

Best New Banknote Series

New Kina Series

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Best New Banknote

15,000 Riel

National Bank of Cambodia

Best New Commemorative Banknote

20 Patacas

Monetary Authority Macau

Regional ID Document of the Year 

Best New ePassport

Hong Kong SAR ePassport

Hong Kong Immigration Department

Best New ID Card

Hong Kong Smart ID Card

Hong Kong Immigration Department

Yes, I found the topics to be very interesting, the dinners and lunches to be well organised with good quality food. The venue was also good, the location within the city.

Canadian Bank Note

I notice that the new paper watermark by on Japan Company. The dark way of making the watermark this is outstanding. And also, we have noticed the new hologram tech by DNP and Toppan and Copy Paste.

Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad

Really good show, well organised, with great exhibitors. This was my first HSP and I thoroughly enjoyed it, Thank you for your hard work.

ONFIDO

Cambodia

The next event will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 7-9 December 2020.

Hope to see you there!