2019 Agenda

More information about the 2020 Americas Cash Cycle Seminar 2020 will be shared soon!

7:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Latin America Day ($200 fee)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch for Latin America, Digital Payments, and Central Banks/CIT Workshops
7:00 PM
Central Bank Dinner & Presenter Dinner
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:10 AM - 9:25 AM
Welcome to Boston
9:25 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Session I: Regional Trends in Cash in Circulation

Hear from central banks and industry leaders from across the region about major trends in cash policy and use. The Federal Reserve will discuss the latest insight from the Consumer Diary study, Payments Canada will discuss trends in payments in Canada and a leading CIT in the Bahamas will talk about cash trends in the wake of natural disaster. We will compare these situations and discuss what we can learn from their experiences and research.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Delegate Group Photo & Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session II: Cryptocurrency… The New Cash?

Hear experts from MIT’s Digital Currency Center and ControlTek discuss developments in cryptocurrency and central bank issued digital currency. How can digital currency and traditional currency work together? Learn about partnerships that are exploring ways to keep cash flowing while enabling broader access to digital currencies. Also, hear from the experts at Lowers Risk Group about the unique challenges associated with storing, insuring, and auditing crypto assets.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Sponsor Innovation Session I

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch & Networking
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cash 4.0

GLORY has been involved in the cash cycle for over 100 years. We have witnessed much change over the years, with a significantly accelerated pace in the last twenty years. What we have seen so far is nothing compared to the game-changing disruption that is to come. So where are we now, and how is the situation likely to change? This special presentation will take us on a journey through the cash cycle, from the past to the present and will show us a glimpse of how the cash cycle could evolve. Our journey begins by jumping back 10,000 years to the birth of bartering, and it will end with a vision of the future, describing what is to come in the next ten years.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Session III: Financial Inclusion: Legislating the Future of Cash?

Legislators across the US have recently made their positions clear: cash is a universal payment instrument and critical for financial inclusion. But is legislation needed to foster financial inclusion – and, by extension, cash’s future? Hear from the Federal Reserve and other industry thought leaders, including the Financial Service Centers of America as they discuss the merits and pitfalls of legislating cash policies locally.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Breakout Session I

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Coffee & Networking
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Session IV: Outsourcing of the Cash Cycle

The time has come for partnerships of CITs, FIs, central banks, and suppliers to define the efficient cash cycle of the future based on visibility, cost-effectiveness, and security. Hear from central banks, cash management companies, and financial institutions about the challenges and benefits of transporting less cash and processing it further downstream in the cash cycle. What are the implications for currency quality and efficient distribution?

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Happy Hour & Networking in the Sponsor Hub
Thursday, November 14, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast Discussion: Sustainability in the Banknote Industry

Many studies detail the current ecological footprint for banknote production, distribution, and destruction. We will hear from several companies that have made significant progress in this effort and discuss what the implications are for our industry.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session V: Cash Handling at the Retail Level

As retailers continue to remove costs from operations, hear how they are making cash management more efficient and secure. Recyclers, smart-safes, and forecasting software allow retailers to continue to accept cash but eliminate the costs and burdens commonly associated with handling it. Solution providers from Armorsafe, Cassida, and Suzohapp will discuss best practices and real-world solutions.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee & Networking Break
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Solutions Drive Cash Efficiency – Digital Solutions Take the Lead

Automation and interconnection of systems are key aspects of increasing efficiency. However, these aspects only comprise a portion of potential efficiency gains. Significant additional efficiency can be gained through software and digitalization solutions. How digital twins, performance monitoring and cash management software give you the freedom to adapt quickly to changing regulations and customer requirements.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsor Innovation Session II

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Networking
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Session VI: Cash Visibility: From Dream to Reality

Track-and-trace solutions for cash shipments have been talked about for years. Barcoding currency bags is not a new solution but creating the infrastructure to share the information about the packages between market players has been slow in adoption. The Federal Reserve and leading industry suppliers, CITs, and financial institutions have piloted a program to achieve the visibility of cash shipments for all parties. Learn about how this system works, how to get involved, and how much efficiency can be gained.

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Breakout Session II

  • G+D Currency Technology | Integrated Supply Chain Management – Software Driven Transformation
  • Diebold Nixdorf | Integrated Solutions for Cash Process Optimization
  • Armor Safe Technologies | Smart Safes and Recyclers - Cash Management Efficiency and Throughput(Closed to Competitors)
  • Suzohapp | Beyond the Hype: A Practical Look at Cash Management & Real Life Impacts to the Customers’ Business (Presented in Spanish)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Coffee & Networking Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session VII: The Cash Cycle Evolution: Engineering Efficiency

Is there a way for cash to be accepted at retail locations but not touched? How are suppliers working with retailers and banks to implement new equipment and processes that remove the risk and inefficiencies from the cash cycle? We hear the term “digitizing cash payments” throughout the industry. What does this mean, and how digital can we make a cash payment? How essential are forecasting and data sharing solutions to this new cash cycle and what can happen when forecasts of cash flow are inaccurate?

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

The Cash Industry in Transition

From the unique perspective of Currency Research (CR), the only global communications, consulting, and conferencing business operating in both cash and payments, CR has examined the impact of external and internal forces on the companies and government departments involved with the cash cycle as a whole. The recently released report, The Cash Industry in Transition, concludes that central banks are in the difficult position of receiving criticism if they express support for cash but also criticized if they support the move away from cash. They are navigating through truly uncharted territory and must be pragmatic in planning and preparing for a less-cash future. The cash industry must also hasten its planning for a less-cash society while maintaining a robust cash industry – not an easy task.

Hear a brief overview of the report findings – and access a complimentary copy from the app for an in-depth look at where the industry has been and what could happen next.
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar Closing

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speakeasy Dinner
Friday, November 15, 2019