Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum

Edinburgh | Scotland

14-16 November 2022

 

Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum

Edinburgh | Scotland

14-16 November 2022

 

Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum

Edinburgh | Scotland

14-16 November 2022

 

Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum

Edinburgh | Scotland

14-16 November 2022

 

Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum

Edinburgh | Scotland

14-16 November 2022

 

Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum

Bringing together the cash cycle for a greener future

 

The inaugural Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum, which takes place 14-16 November in Edinburgh, is the only event that brings together all the stakeholder in the cash cycle, and beyond, to work towards sustainability in the production, circulation and destruction of one of the world’s most enduring and widely used products.

It will share best practice, promote cooperation and address specific environmental challenges and solutions in the cash and payments arena.

Organised by Reconnaissance International, publishers of last year’s white paper “Cash: a Roadmap to Sustainability”, the event is styled as a forum to focus on practitioners and decision makers. It is about adding value so that everybody learns, thinks, networks and comes away better able to develop policy, assess performance and options, work with others and implement new ideas.

The Forum will be in five parts,

Setting the scene

Sustainability has created an industry with acronyms, abbreviations, terminology, metrics and accreditations for each and every part. We will run sessions to provide a common understanding, a base line, for where the sustainability ‘industry’ is relevant to what we do. As part of this we will consider the areas of challenge, complexity, confusion and risk.
We will also consider the role of the central bank, ISO14001, ESG reports, greenwashing, top down and/or bottom-up change.

Best practice

We know there are great examples of organisations, central banks, private and government owned suppliers, making significant progress reducing their environmental impact. We will give them the opportunity to share what they have done and with what result.
We also want to cover topics such as how central banks can reduce the impact of cash and the cash cycle, how to commission an LCA or CFA and how to move ESG from greenwashing to being a programme driver. Across cash production and cash handling, what makes a difference and what is the commitment and cost?

Co-operation

We want to highlight the benefits of co-operation supplier to supplier, and at a cash cycle level, ie. the cash cycle end-to-end offers opportunities for standardising packaging, standardising materials, reusing materials, data sharing to optimise cash movements, process changes regulated by central banks etc.
We have the real example of cross-industry co-operation in the experience of the UK’s Cash Industry Environmental Charter group and there will be others.
Staff engagement is good for morale and is a powerful driver of change and progress. We will look at how this can be done.

Specific challenges

Specific challenges range from agreeing industry wide metrics for ESG reports and LCAs, establishing appropriate criteria to include in tenders, and what weighting to give them, disposing of notes at the end of life, green energy purchasing, deciding when carbon offsetting is right and how to do it well, reducing ATM energy use and the use of fossil fuels for cash movements.

Technology focus

We have seen work on everything from capturing and reusing heat, energy generation, wastewater management, end of life solutions, achieving a ‘circular’ economy and re-purposing of track and trace solutions to enable reuse of materials and plastic separation. We will focus on how technology can help sustainability, looking both at innovations within the cash cycle  and examples from other industries and sectors.

Who should attend

Anybody involved in or responsible for what their organisation does around sustainability.  This is intended as a forum where people working on sustainability can learn, exchange views and explore. 

Central bank/treasury banknote and coin issue departments:

  • Policy
  • Cash management
  • Procurement
  • Vault management
  • Cash centre managers

Cash manufacturers:

  • Coin blank manufacturers and mints
  • Substrate, security feature component and ink suppliers
  • Prepress, printing and finishing equipment manufacturers
  • Banknote printers

Cash cycle stakeholders:

  • Currency machine sorting and handling manufacturers
  • Cash management and cash in transit companies
  • Destruction and end of life machine and management companies
  • Financial institutions, retailers

Environmental solution providers:

  • Energy suppliers
  • Wastewater solution providers
  • Circular economy experts
  • Waste solution companies
  • ESG software specialists
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)/carbon footprint assessment (CFA)
  • Carbon offsetting specialists

Programme So Far…

Monday 14 November

Seminar 13:30 – 17:00: Cash Industry Environmental Charter Group (CIECG)

This seminar is free for Central Bank Delegates and UK CIECG members – see the Fees section for more information.

The Difference Industry Co-operation Can Make

In September 2020 a UK commercial bank, NatWest, invited 36 organisations to meet online to discuss the collective environmental impact of their cash operations.  The discussion was about what could be achieved if they worked together.  In January 2021 a Charter was signed committing signatories to get to zero carbon emissions by 2030 for operations, eliminate single-use non-recyclable plastics in note centres by 2030, to reduce single-use non-recyclable plastics in coin centres b 2030 (on a sliding scale between now and then) and to get to 100% renewable electricity for their own operations by 2022.

This seminar explores how the Charter group was set up, how it is organised and operates and what it has achieved.  The group is as active today as it was when it started and the work that it does is detailed, measured and transparent.  The Bank of England and the Royal Mint are members, as are all the Note Circulation Scheme sorting members, six commercial banks and two cash in transit companies.

The aim of the seminar is to demonstrate what is possible and to inspire others to do the same.

Tuesday 15 November

Session 1: Introduction, setting the scene

08:30

Context.

Sarah Ivory

University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

08:50

Cost Vs Environment

Franz Seitz

Weiden Technical University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Session 2: Doing ESG well

09:35

LCAs

Toby Green

MyCarbon

09:55

Prediction of the ecological impact of new technologies at the development phase

Antonio Arriette

European Central Bank

10:15

Procurement of LCAs

Jan-Mark Geusebrock

DNB

10:35

TBC

Rupert Pearce

Rewired Earth

11:05 – Break – Refreshments

Session 3: Procurements and Tenders

11:35

Procurement Strategy

13:05 – Lunch

Session 4: Co-operation and staff engagement

14:05

TBC

Sarah Allen

Vaultex

14:25

Climate Education Strategy

14:45

TBC

Felix Ehrtmann

G+D Currency Technology GmbH

15:05

TBC

Jutta Buyse

ICA

15:45 – Break – Refreshments

Session 5: Getting to Zero waste: part 1

16:15

Circular Economy (Reduce, Reuse, Recyle)

Felix Ehrtmann

G+D Currency Technology GmbH

16:35

Packaging Circular Economy

16:55

Data: is it the missing link to creating a more sustainable future for cash?

Mark Stevenson

Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions:

Wednesday 16 November

Session 6: Getting to Zero waste: part 2

08:30

Data

James Veale

Green Token by SAP

08:50

Composting

Syed Faizen Haider Shah

Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

09:10

End Of Life

Jeroen Kusters

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering (Netherlands)

09:30

Sustainability strarts with the destruction process of banknotes

Gabriel Moser

Hunkeler (Switzerland)

10:30 – Break – Refreshments

Session 7: Getting to Net Zero

11:00

Renewable Energy

Grant Barr

E.On

Eddy Mitchell

E.On

11:20

Renewable Energy

Matthew Brander

University of Edinburgh

11:40

Less Energy

TBC

12:00

Carbon Offsetting

Philippa Desiderio

The Hut Group (UK)

12:20

TBC

Phil Holland

Komori Currency (UK)

13:00 – Lunch

Session 8: Cash Cycle

14:00

TBC

Andrew Cowens

Loomis

14:20

Update on US Sustainability Actions

Robert Bujas

FRFS FedCash Services (USA)

14:40

Sleep Mode, data, compent reuse, local recycling, ONE Bank

Neil Evans

Glory Global Solutions

15:00

Efficiency

TBC

Table Top Exhibition

Maximise your exposure at the 2022 event by taking part in our table top exhibition, to take place during the evening drinks reception.

The Cash & Payment Sustainability Forum includes an informal table top exhibition for any companies to share their best practice, promote cooperation and address specific environmental challenges and solutions in the cash and payments arena.

Ends 23 Sep 2022

After 23 Sep 2022

Table Top Exhibition

GBP 585

GBP 645

Table Top Exhibition

Ends 23 Sep 2022

After 23 Sep 2022

GBP 585

GBP 645

If you have any questions about exhibiting, click on the button below or email Sam Burns at sam@recon-intl.com.

Want to Get Involved

Please note that local VAT at the prevailing rate will be added to all invoices where relevant.

Our Table Top Exhibitors

Our Venue

InterContinental Edinburgh the George

Making your hotel reservation

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.

Booking Your Stay

Delegates are now able to book their stay for the conference and receive the special Reconnaissance International rate.

GBP225/night

Includes breakfast and taxes.

Contact details

19 – 21 George St
Edinburgh
EH2 2PB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 131 225 1251

Website

Beware of Unsolicited Offers

Delegates should only book their accommodation using the official reservation page when it becomes available – and not through any other agent.

Disreputable companies (such as Trade Show Housing) have been known to approach delegates with unauthorised offers – and these companies cannot be trusted.

Such companies have not been endorsed by us – and we never share delegate information with any housing company or travel agent. All unsolicited offers should be ignored.

If you have any questions or concerns about the hotel arrangements, contact the conference team:
events@reconnaissance-intl.com
+44 (0)1932 785 680

Delegate Fees

Government representatives can attend the conference at the discounted rate. Further discounts apply for early registration – ends on 23 September 2022

Ends 23 Sep 2022

After 23 Sep 2022

Standard Delegate

GBP 1755

GBP 1950

Central Bank Delegate 1

GBP 900

GBP 1,000

1. Central Bank DelegateApplies to central banks and treasury departments responsible for banknotes, coins and payments.

Pre-Conference Workshop Fee

There is an additional charge to attend our pre-conference workshop. Central Bank delegate and delegate from UK CIECG member organisation can attend for free.

Central Bank & CIECG 1

All Other Delegates

Pre-Conference Workshop

Free of charge

GBP 150

1. Central Bank Delegate – Applies to central banks and treasury departments responsible for banknotes, coins and payments. 
1. Delegate from UK CIECG member organisation

Delegate Fees

Government representatives can attend the conference at the discounted rate. Further discounts apply for early registration – ends on 23 September 2022

Standard Delegate

Ends 23 Sep 2022

After 23 Sep 2022

GBP 1755

GBP 1950

Central Bank Delegates

Ends 23 Sep 2022

After 23 Sep 2022

GBP 900

GBP 1,000

Central Bank DelegateApplies to central banks and treasury departments responsible for banknotes, coins and payments.

Pre-Conference Workshop Fee

There is an additional charge to attend our pre-conference workshop. Central Bank delegate and delegate from UK CIECG member organisation can attend for FREE.

All Other Delegates

Pre-Conference Workshop

GBP 150

Central Bank Delegate – Applies to central banks and treasury departments responsible for banknotes, coins and payments. 
Delegate from UK CIECG member organisation

About Us

The Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum is brought to you by Reconnaissance International, co-publishers of the industry newsletters Currency News and Cash & Payment News, along with various directories and reports including the recent white paper ‘Cash: a Roadmap to Sustainability’.

Reconnaissance also organises a range of industry networking conferences and forums each year around the topics of cash, coins, high security printing and authentication.