Malik Alibegovic career led him through a range of activities and initiatives aimed at the prevention and suppression of counterfeit currency and security documents.
Malik holds a bachelor’s degree in Printing Management from the London College of Printing and a Master's Degree in Financial Investigations and Financial Crime from Teesside University.
He currently works as a Forensic Analyst at INTERPOL's Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents Branch in Lyon, France.
Security challenges are increasingly regional, but also global, and have a direct impact on national security and the sustainable development of society. Some of these challenges are linked to criminal activities involving false and fraudulent identity and travel documents. Malik will present INTERPOL’s role and its response to identity and travel document fraud and will also address the current global situation of currency counterfeiting.
After studies at the Institut d’Etudes des Relations Internationales (ILERI), Paris and Le Havre University, Emmanuel started his career at the Monnaie de Paris in 1994, working first in its International Department and Sales Management Division, and then moving to Ottawa, Canada as its official representative, in search of new opportunities on the Canadian and U.S. markets.
In 1997, Emmanuel returned to France to serve as Deputy Business Manager at the Banque de France, where he took responsibility for the marketing of the products and services of its Chamalières printing works, overseeing high-level relationships with central bank clients and actively contributing to European Central Bank (ECB) working groups.
In his current position as Commercial Director for the Banque de France’s Directorate General Banknote Manufacturing, Emmanuel covers a range of additional roles including managing relationships between the Banque de France and ECB, designing commercial, marketing and R&D policy, contract negotiation, and implementing bilateral cooperation policies with clients.
Since 2006, Emmanuel is also a member of the Banque de France’s Executive Committee.
Formerly Director General of Cash and Branches of Banco de España and Chair of the Board of Directors of IMBISA, Concha is currently President of the Advisory Board of the Spanish Cash Association Denaria.
She is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the newsletter Currency News and Steering Committee Member of the think-tank CashEssentials.
Bernd holds a degree in Business Studies and International Trade from the University of Reutlingen and has over 20 years’ working experience in international banknote and government business at Giesecke+Devrient in Munich, Germany.
Originally from a sales background, Bernd has been a member of G+D’s global management team for the past 12 years in various positions, amongst others heading the Government Solutions Business and the Operations of the Banknote Business.
As a member of the Board of G+D Currency Technology, Bernd has been heading G+D’s paper, printing and security solutions business since 2017.
Alberto Ríos Blanco holds a degree in Economics and Business Science with specialisation in Auditing and Finance.
He joined the Banco de España in 1998 and developed most of his professional career in the Supervision Directorate General, ultimately becoming its Deputy Director General in 2017.
In May 2022, he was appointed Director General for Financial Conduct and Banknotes and has since been responsible for cash management, issuance and production.
He is also the chairman of the Board of Directors of Imprenta de Billetes, S.A. (IMBISA), the Banco de España in-house Banknote Printing Works.
Additionally, he represents the Banco de España in the European Central Bank Banknotes Committee, is a member of the Executive Committee of the Reproduction Research Centre (RRC) and a Plenary Member of the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG).
Alberto will present a case study of how the coordinated actions of the Banco de España and the Banco de España’s Monetary Offences Investigation Brigade dealt with suspected counterfeit euro banknotes and coins, which lead to the dismantling of one of the largest offset printshops discovered in Europe.
Dieter studied Physics at the University of Tübingen and the University of Stuttgart.
From 1996 to 2000, he worked as a Scientific Assistant at the Institute for Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials, University of Stuttgart and joined the Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin as a Project Manager, Research & Development Division in 2000, becoming Product Manager, Process Engineering at Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen in 2002.
Between 2005 and 2006, Dieter worked as a Patent Coordinator in the Banknote Printing Division of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, München. In 2007 he took over as Regional Sales Director of the Southern & Eastern Africa Banknote Printing Division.
From 2011 to 2018, Dieter was Head of Research & Development at Orell Füssli Security Documents Ltd, Zurich. He also was appointed Head of Security Printing Division and Chief Technology Officer of the Orell Füssli Group on 1 April 2014.
Dieter took over as Chairman of Intergraf's Committee of Experts in October 2016. In 2019, he became Vice President & General Manager of the Business Unit Value Printing at the Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin.
Glenn joined the European Central Bank (ECB) in 1998, after having worked at the European Monetary Institute and the Bank of England. During his ECB journey, Glenn has held a variety of mostly IT-related roles including lead project manager, Deputy Head of Division and, from 2018-2022, Head of Infrastructure & Operations Services Division.
In 2022, Glenn was appointed Program Director for the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG) where he combines his technical, business, and interpersonal skills to drive technical solutions to fight against digital counterfeiting of banknotes.
As part of his current responsibilities, he collaborates with stakeholders to respond to emerging threats while continually enhancing CBCDG product quality and expand market reach.
What are the prevailing digital counterfeiting patterns and what are the emerging threats? Glenn will outline these patterns and demonstrate how the CBCDG is collaborating within this framework to introduce novel technology aimed at safeguarding banknotes.
Christopher S. Wallace is currently the Senior Director for Economic Policy at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and is a member of the Technical Committee on Currency Reform (TCCR) initiatives of the CBL. He began his professional career at the CBL in 2000, where he served as an analyst and later got promoted to the position of Economist for the external sector in the Research Department during the fifth year of service. In 2009, Christopher was appointed by the President of Liberia as Director for Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Capacity Building Project (LIMPAC).
In 2012, he was designated as Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and Policy at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, Republic of Liberia. While serving in said capacity, he was appointed as Policy Advisor within the Secretariat of the Co-Chair on the High-level Panel of the Sustainable Development Goals, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
In the latter part of 2015, he became the Assistant Commissioner for Policy, Research, and Strategic Planning at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA). He is an instructor of Economics at the University of Liberia.
Christopher is a graduate of the University of Illinois, United States of America where he obtained a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Monetary and International Economics, and Public Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Liberia and has also got professional certificates in Balance of Payment Compilation from the IMF Institute in Washington DC USA; Fiscal Modeling, simulation, and Forecasting (West African Institute of Financial and Economic Management); Research Methods, Survey Methodology, and Data Management for Post Conflict States; Financial Programming and Policy (Banking College of Ghana).
He co-authored USAID-sponsored research on Liberia’s Macroeconomic Challenges and Policy Options, in September 2018.
Among other works, Christopher has participated in drafting of post war economic development plans of Liberia as well as attended several policy dialogues geared towards enhancing economic growth and development, natural resource governance, and revenue mobilization in Liberia.
The presentation will provide comprehensive details regarding the introduction of the new family of Liberian dollar banknotes. Additionally, it will delve into the cultural significance of the banknote features, establishing a strong link to Liberia's national heritage. By exploring these connections, the presentation aims to highlight how the design elements of the banknotes reflect and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Liberia.