All registrations slots for the upcoming HSP Latin America event in Mexico City on 14-16 March have been allocated leading the organiser of the series of High Security Printing Conferences (HSP), Reconnaissance International, to close the door to new registrations!
HSP Latin America was first held in 2012, making this the eighth edition. It has grown in stature, size and coverage over that period, and is the only event of its kind to focus specifically on the markets and solutions for identity and secure documents in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
Despite the excitement surrounding the event, health and safety remains the top priority. Reconnaissance has put COVID-19 safety measures in place and provide a safe environment for those attending.
The conference programme is split into two parallel tracks – one focusing on travel and identity documents and the other on currency – allowing attendees to concentrate on the topics and issues that interest them most. A total of 46 presentations will be delivered over the two days, with five dedicated sessions covering regional currency developments, design and production, substrates and features, securing currency and payments, and sustainability.
Digital identity will also be the subject of one of the pre-conference seminars on 14 March, titled ‘Digitizing Identity: Benefits and Risks Highlighted by the Current Regulatory Landscape’. This interactive workshop will provide the context of international remote identity verification and will compare and contrast different global approaches and how they impact user experience, fraud detection and document design. The session will bring together specialists from different fields to brainstorm problems and present their proposed solutions.
An exhibition of over 50 companies will be held alongside the conference sessions. As usual, the event will also play host to the prestigious Regional Banknote and Regional ID Document of the Year awards, which will be announced during the conference dinner.
Finally, on the day after the conference, 17 March, the Banco de México will host a visit to its new state-of-the-art production facilities in Guadalajara.
Astrid Mitchell, CEO of Reconnaissance, said: ‘Following two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions we are totally delighted, but not surprised, by this level of interest. The conference has attracted a record number of participants, sponsors and exhibitors, many of whom will be showcasing new features and solutions face-to-face for the first time. There are just a few slots remaining for Central Bank and Government officials – and even those are reaching full capacity’