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Addressing the challenges of a world in flux

The payment landscape is continuously changing, and so are banknotes. The driving forces affect banknotes just as much as other payment methods. Developing adequate responses to the challenges caused by these changes is vital to keep banknotes competitive as payment method.  


The World Banknote Summit addresses these transformations head on. It provides guidance and tools to Central Banks, State Printing Works and Industry Suppliers to help effectively navigate the expanding management & operational complexities that are part of today’s industry landscape.





Banknotes at the heart of the World Banknote Summit

The World Banknote Summit has a clear focus on the tools of our trade – banknotes - and related, relevant issues.


In line with this focus, the conference agenda addresses topics on:


  • The current and future payment landscape, and the role of banknotes in this landscape
  • Currency management, namely how to improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of banknotes in circulation


The World Banknote Summit offers delegates the opportunity to engage in discussions, and exchange experience and best practice on all aspects of banknotes face-to-face and during sessions.


Interact with those who matter – your industry peers.



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A venue in Europe – at the core of the banknote printing industry

170428 123rf 38122482 L FrankfurtEurope is home to major Central Banks and to some of the most innovative organisations in the banknote printing industry. The 2018 World Banknote Summit will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. Frankfurt is easily accessible and is only a short flight or train journey away from other European cities that host European National Banks and industry suppliers.


Why not take the opportunity to visit colleagues in Europe as part of your World Banknote Summit experience?




Who should attend?

The World Banknote Summit is designed for:


  • Technical banknote experts from Central Banks
  • Central Bank leaders responsible for currency management
  • State Printing Works executives
  • Counterfeit specialists from law enforcement agencies
  • Representatives and technical experts from suppliers of equipment, materials or services needed for the creation and production, circulation management, and destruction of banknotes.


About the Organizer

Beat ATTINGER World Banknote Summit HR

The World Banknote Summit is organised by Lighthouse Communications (, a fully independent company dedicated to promoting education and communication in the banknote industry.


Beat Attinger, founder of the company, acquired a profound knowledge of banknotes as a result of working in the industry for many years as a senior executive.


The World Banknote Summit was designed as a platform that not only examines the challenges associated with currency management, but that also takes other factors into account that are relevant and shape the payment landscape. The opportunity to discuss and analyse these factors during the World Banknote Summit should help delegates gain valuable insights into all issues that impact the management of banknotes.”


Beat has gathered a team of experts to deliver a high-quality conference that meets the highest standards and expectations.