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Call for Papers

The call for papers is now OPEN FOR THE 2020 African Currency Forum - CONTACT US WITH YOUR PROPOSAL.

African Currency Forum 2020 will explore new ways to increase the security and durability of banknotes, coins, ID documents and other secure documents as well maximising their cost efficiency through good design and efficient production, circulation and use.

  • The balance between design, security and printability
  • Cost/benefit analysis methods for selecting anti-counterfeiting features
  • Specifying banknotes, coins, passports and ID
  • The banknote – coin boundary
  • Improving banknote circulation life
  • Public response to Level 1 features
  • Developing a new series of banknotes and coins
  • Banknote substrates - Paper, varnish, polymer and hybrids
  • Coins – cost effective products and life cycles
  • Cash handling
  • Responding to alternative payment systems
  • Supply chain - production and quality control

This is a rare opportunity for central banks, their printing works and mints and selected global security industry and anti counterfeiting experts to review developments, exchange information, share their experience and build technical expertise.

See who presented in 2018


How to Submit Your Abstract

If you are interested in contributing to a future programme with a presentation, you are invited to submit a short abstract to Nicola Sudan at

Keep in mind that the presentation should, wherever possible, take into account the specific requirements or issues of the African market and environment.

Alternatively, use the form to express your interest in presenting or being involved as an expert for a panel discussion, workshop  or break our session.


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The conference was so informative. Keeping the financial sector up to speed.

Central Bank of Swaziland

...a well planned and organised conference with balanced topics covering the life cycle of currency. 


...well organised and looked at issues from the perspective of the user rather than the supplier.

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

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