Provisional Programme

Sunday 31 October

12:00 – Registration Opens

13:30 – MDC Technical Committee

15:30 – Visit to Table Mountain

18:00 – Welcome Cocktail Reception at Life Grand Café, Waterfront

Monday 1 November – Global Challenges

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Session 1: Welcome and Keynote

09:00

Conference Opening

Honey Mamabolo, Managing Director

South African Mint (South Africa)

09:10

Welcome to South Africa

Alan Winde, Premier Western Cape

(South Africa)

09:25

Introduction and Conference Overview

Ross MacDiarmid, Secretary General

Mint Directors Conference (Australia)

09:40

Keynote Speaker

Brett Scott, Campaigner and Author

Heretics Guide to Finance (UK)

10:10

Coins and Minting in the Cashless Society

Ross MacDiarmid, Secretary General

Mint Directors Conference (Australia)

10:25

Cash versus Cashless: Separating Fact from Fiction

Andrea Nitsche

International Currency Association (Germany)

10:45

Q&A and Panel Discussion: Global Challenges Facing Cash and Coins

Marc Schwartz (Chair)

Monnaie de Paris (France)

11:15 – Morning break

Session 2

Stream A: Coin/Note Boundary

11:45

The Coin/Note Boundary: A Question of Survival

Simon Lake

Royal Mint (UK)

12:00

The Benefits of Replacing the 200 Tenge Banknote with a New Coin

Aziya Ibrayeva

Kazakhstan Mint (Kazakhstan)

Zhomart Kazhmuratov

Kazakhstan Mint (Kazakhstan)

12:15

The New 20 Piso Coin

Ralph William Meris

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines)

12:30

How the Coin/Note Structure Affects Coin Circulation

Jon Cameron

Cameron Associates (USA)

Stream B: Collector Coins

11:45

Olympic and Paralympic Coin and Medal Programmes

Japan Mint

(Japan)

12:00

Customer Insights and Success in Numismatics

Tom Froggatt

Royal Canadian Mint (Canada)

12:15

The Cultural Currency of Collecting

Mark Cartwright

Royal Australian Mint (Australia)

13:05 – Lunch break

Session 3: Workshops (repeated in Session 7)

14:00

Circulating Coins: Promoting Coins and Cash

Moderator TBC

14:00

Circulating Coins: The Need for Business Transformation

Moderator TBC

14:00

Collector Coins: Sustaining the Numismatic Market

Moderator TBC

14:00

Collector Coins: New Collectors and the Next Generation

Moderator TBC

15:30 – Afternoon break

Session 4

Stream A: Circulating Coins

16:00

Circulating Coin: The Changing Eco-System in Supply and Front-End Demand for Coins in South Africa

South African Reserve Bank

(South Africa)

16:15

Coins and Banknotes: A European Perspective

Speaker TBC

16:30

New Solutions for Coin Circulation

Ron Delnevo

Cash Learning Partnership (formerly ATMIA) (UK)

Stream B: Technologies

16:00

Incorporating Biology into Minting

Peter Dimitrov

Bulgarian Mint (Bulgaria)

Hristo Dimitrov

Bulgarian Mint (Bulgaria)

16:15

Alternative Methods for Producing Dies

Richard Robidoux

US Mint (USA)

16:30

Automated Coin And Blank Inspection

Siemowit Kalukiewicz

Mint of Poland (Poland)

18:30 – Dinner at GOLD, City Centre

Tuesday 2 November – New Horizons

08:00 – MDC Internal Affairs Meeting (closed session)

Session 5: Opening and Keynote

10:00

Introduction and Summary of Previous Day

Honey Mamabolo

South African Mint (South Africa)

10:15

Keynote Speaker: Back to the Future

Mark Sham

Entrepreneur (South Africa)

11:00

MDC Customer Task Force

Dieter Merkle

Schuler Group (Germany)

12:00

Future Opportunities for Coins in a Digital World

Marc Schwartz

Monnaie de Paris (France)

12:30 – Lunch break

Session 6

Stream A: Security

(Closed meeting for MDC members, other state mints and central banks)

Stream B: Precious Metal Coins

13:30

Using the Courts and IP Law to go After Counterfeiters

Lior Lichtmann

Bank of Israel (Israel)

13:45

Security Features of Coins Handbook: An Update

Ingmar Gruendel

Crane Payment Innovations (Germany)

Xianyao Li

Royal Canadian Mint (Canada)

14:00

Coin Design Handbook: Sensor Sensitivity Study

Ingmar Gruendel

European Vending Association (Belgium)

14:15

Future Enhanced Technology in Coins: Three-Component Coins

Pascal Rencker

Monnaie de Paris (France)

13:30

Panel Discussion: The Interface Between Bullion and Proof

Moderator TBC

14:00

The New European Regulation on Ethical Gold

Ruth Crowell

London Bullion Market Association (UK)

14:15

The Krugerrand: Past, Present and Future

Richard Collocott

Prestige Bullion (South Africa)

14:50 – Afternoon break

Session 7: Workshops

15:20

Circulating Coins: Promoting Coins and Cash

Moderator TBC

15:20

Circulating Coins: The Need for Business Transformation

Moderator TBC

15:20

Collector Coins: Sustaining the Numismatic Market

Moderator TBC

15:20

Collector Coins: New Collectors and the Next Generation

Moderator TBC

17:00 – Drinks in the Reception Area, then Free Evening

Wednesday 3 November – Future Opportunities

Session 8: Opening and Presentations

08:45

Introduction and Summary of Previous Day

Honey Mamabolo

South African Mint (South Africa)

08:55

Environmental Best Practice Case Studies

Speaker TBC

Royal Australian Mint, and others

09:40

Benchmarking

MDC Benchmarking Team

Peter Huber (State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg), Manfred Matzinger-Leopold (Austrian Mint), Günther Waadt (Bavarian State Mint), Patrick Gimmi (Wertli) (Germany/Switzerland)

10:10 – Morning break

Session 9: Presentations, Keynote, Closing

10:40

Future Opportunities Panel Discussion: Where will the Mint Industry be in 10 Years’ Time… and is This Where We Want to be?

Panel of Mints

11:40

Janine Murphy Scholar of 2018-2019 (the Next Generation)

Nattawut Sangsawang

Royal Thai Mint (Thailand)

11:55

MDC Future Plans

Ross MacDiarmid

(Australia)

12:10

Summary of Four Workshops/Action Plan

Ross MacDiarmid

(Australia)

12:40

Keynote Speaker

Lesetja Kganyago, Governor

South African Reserve Bank (South Africa)

12:55

Closing Remarks

MDC/SA Mint

13:30 – Lunch break

16:00 – Scenic Coastal Drive and Dinner at Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek

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