The challenges and benefits of building polymer banknotes

Join us for the second of our series of three webinars looking at how close we are to ‘The Tipping Point’ for polymer banknotes, a title drawn from David Tidmarsh’s 2016 article in Currency News.

David will host the webinar as we hear from Banco Central de Costa Rica, one of more than 30 central banks who have transitioned banknotes to CCL Secure’s GUARDIAN™ polymer.

We’ll hear about why the decision was made in the first place and the lessons that have been learned along the way. We’ll also hear about the important role that design has to play in the successful launch of a polymer banknote.

From Banco Central de Costa Rica, we’ll be joined by Marvin Alvarado Quesada, Director of Currency. We’ll also be hearing from CCL Secure’s award-winning Senior Banknote Designer, Carlos Almenar.

This webinar is free and open to Central Banks and Issuing Authorities only. It will be in English and Spanish
Wed, Sep 29, 2021 · 4:00 PM London (GMT 1:00)
Marvin Alvarado Quesada
Director of Currency - Banco Central de Costa Rica
Director of Issuance and Securities Department at the Central Bank of Costa Rica, since 2008 He has a degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Project Management. Has led projects such as “Auxiliary Custody of Currency” in 2004; “New Series of Banknotes” in 2009; “Currency Exchange Market” in 2012; and “Upgrade to a Banknote Series” in 2018. All projects related to currency management.
Senior Banknote Designer - CCL Secure
Carlos Almenar Diaz is a French-Australian citizen born in Venezuela, who has won multiple awards as an established
Banknote Designer, Contemporary Artist, and Journalist.
David Tidmarsh
Director - Reconnaissance Intenational
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