Washington D.C. | November 2-5, 2020

Banknote Series Discussion Center

Central bank representatives responsible for the release of a new commemorative banknote or new banknote series in the last 2 years (since the last Banknote Conference) will have scheduled times to present and discuss their decision-making process. This Discussion Center will allow delegates to interact and exchange specific insights and challenges in bringing a new banknote series to life! These sessions will be held during coffee breaks and lunches.


Tuesday, 10:40am- 11:00am (during coffee break)
To be announced soon


Tuesday, 12:40pm- 1:00pm (during lunch)
Central Bank of Bahamas, Jermaine H Campbell
Synopsis coming soon


Tuesday, 1:00pm - 1:20pm (during lunch)
To be Announced Soon


Tuesday, 3:40pm- 4:00pm (during coffee break)

Efficiency Before the Unexpected: Three Series of Banknotes in a Decade

By Diego Oller, Casa de Moneda Argentina

After 20 years without developing new banknotes in Argentina, in 2012 the Central Bank entrusted Casa de Moneda with a new family started with the award-winning Eva Perón Banknote.
The significant technological backwardness that we suffered until that moment immediately became a technological update and permanent training policies for our human capital.

That virtuous synergy between centuries-old experience and constant training allowed us to successfully 2016, the year in which we developed a new family in record times.

The tuning created between the teams of the Central Bank and the Mint, after so many new issues in such a short term, placed us in a sustained stage of improvements in our standards of artistic creativity, operational safety and process organization.

Again the year 2020 presents a new milestone of adaptation to security and design technologies in our Baknotes, as we are at the doors of the origination and printing of a new family, which is already being designed and in its processes of initial creation This would result in the completion of 3 Banknote families in a decade.


Wednesday, 10:30am- 10:50am (during coffee break)

Transitioning to a New Banknote Series – The case of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

By Rosbert Humphrey, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

This presentation will start with the background on ECCB banknotes and features of the ECCB paper banknotes. The reasons behind the change from paper to polymer banknotes will be discussed and the process of preparation for polymer banknotes will be shared: Design and features selection, Timing, Public Education, Getting the commercial banks ready, Launching polymer banknotes, Issue of polymer banknotes into circulation and the Monitoring, Observations and Comments.
The presentation will finalize with the plans to manage the ECCB paper banknotes in circulation.


Wednesday, 12:55pm- 1:15pm (during coffee lunch)

The New Series of Hong Kong Banknotes with 5 Denominations and 15 Designs

By Samson Yuen, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The new series, the 2018 Series, Hong Kong Banknotes was launched in 2018. The banknotes are issued by three commercial note-issuing banks (NIBs), namely, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the HKMA) led a project committee, which involved all stakeholders, to draw up the design framework and functional layout. Each NIB designs and issues 5 denominations of banknotes, including HK$20, HK$50, HK$100, HK$500 and HK$1000, i.e., there are all together 15 banknote designs in the 2018 Series. The first two denominations HK$1000 and HK$500 were launched in 2018, followed by HK$100 in 2019 and finally HK$50 and HK$20 in 2020. This presentation covers the objectives, project management, design, security features, accessibility features and publicity campaign of the 2018 Series.


Wednesday, 1:15pm- 1:35pm (during lunch)
To be announced soon


Wednesday, 3:40pm- 4:00pm (during coffee break)
To be announced soon