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Mint Industry Communiqué May-2020

Regrettably, our showcase event for information sharing and collaboration, MDC2020, has been postponed to 31 October–3 November 2021. This decision was taken amid continuing concerns over the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Most of us are experiencing first-hand the widespread and profound impact the pandemic is having on
our economies and our everyday lives. Social distancing and lockdowns have become the
norm, and it looks as if they will be with us for some time to come.

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Postponement of the 2020 Mint Directors Conference

The Mint Directors Conference (MDC) and the South African Mint would like to announce the postponement of the MDC2020 in Cape Town to 17 to 20 November 2020. This decision to prioritise the welfare of MDC members and attendees, was taken amid increasing concerns for global travel as the rate of infections from the coronavirus, now referred to as the COVID-19, are growing daily and spreading between countries.

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Mint Industry Communiqué Feb-2020

2020 presents a threshold moment
for the Mint Industry. This is the year we will challenge the aradigm that dismisses circulating coins as relics of the past, and create a stronger appreciation of the enduring value that coins contribute to economies and societies around the world.

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MDC Secretary General Interview in Currency News

The name Mint Directors Conference (MDC) represents both the peak body of government mints worldwide, and its international conference, which is held every second year in a different location around the world, with MDC member mints taking turns to host it. This year it is the turn of the South African Mint, which will be hosting the 31st conference in Cape Town from 26-29 April.

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Mint Industry Communiqué Jan-2020

Message from the chairmann
Dr Manfred Matzinger-Leopold
Chairman Mint Directors Conference – Technical Committee
Why Shall any MDC Member Join The Mint Directors Conference – Technical Committee (MDC-TC)?

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Mint Industry Communiqué Dec-2019

Ross MacDiarmid – Secretary-General, Mint Directors Conference
As we stand at the brink of a new decade, it is timely that the MDC will kick off an important discussion on a threshold issue in the early months of 2020. That is, what is the future of the global Mint Industry and what should we be doing now to prepare for it?

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Mint Industry Communiqué Nov-2019

Ross MacDiarmid – Secretary-General, Mint Directors Conference
The UK ‘Access to Cash’ review found that around 17% of the UK population, over 8 million adults, would struggle to cope in a cashless society, and stated that, “Cash can no longer just be seen as a commercial issue—it is a matter for public policy”.

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