Following the postponement of the Future of Intaglio physical event in March 2020, we finally staged the event in a virtual format one year later.
Intaglio has served the banknote industry for over 100 years but despite its multiple qualities and virtues, our industry appears uncertain about how to fully utilise this technique in modern banknote design. Clearly some degree of consensus and a unifying strategy is required to enable the banknote industry position this unique printing process alongside the growing number of security technologies available. Intaglio is at cross-roads and in order to determine the best way forward all actors and stakeholders in the banknote development, issue and user chain must come together and begin communication.
The Future of Intaglio Summit has been developed for this very reason – to facilitate open exchange, dialogue and sharing of information to support a more sustainable and long-term strategy to managing intaglio for the benefit of the banknote industry in the future.
However, a growing number of diverse opinions concerning the cost, time, resources, technology and quality have been fueling the need to re-examine the value proposition represented by intaglio in today’s world. The Future of Intaglio Summit will address these issues head-on via a series of presentations and panel discussions and attempt to bring together a common and more informed consensus on how to best use intaglio in the future, establish a clear set of measurable goals and define what measures need to be taken to achieve these.
Participants of the Future of Intaglio Summit were surprised to experience a high degree of exchange, sense of community and a truly great moment of reconnect by all. The Future of Intaglio Summit helped us all to refocus on the current set of challenges confronting intaglio and those who design. develop, products and use it. The final objective of this meeting was to identify key issues requiring attention and action in order to create a sustainable future for intaglio and those shareholders involved in the intaglio process.
The Future of Intaglio virtual event took place on 2-3 March 2021 with the below programme