|What is the IBDA?
The IBDA is an association for banknote
designers run by banknote designers. It is a non-profit-making
association registered in Switzerland with a fixed operational
The IBDA has developed a strong identity
and market presence within the banknote industry. Our
mission is to represent the 250 designers active in
banknote design across more than 70 countries. We act
as the unified voice for the international banknote
designer community, representing their interests, needs
and concerns to relevant banknote industry actors such
- Central banks
- Other Industry Associations
The IBDA will facilitate and enable better communication and dissemination of information between banknote designers and the banknote industry to ensure continued evolution and progress in banknote security, functionality and durability. The IBDA operates on a truly international scale with a high degree of visibility and market reach, ensuring all designers, central banks and other parties involved in the design process have access to and the support from our resources.