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Written by Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:30
2012 Security Printers - Bordeaux, France


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Bordeaux facts & figures
  • 960 participants from central banks, ministries, police forces, security printers and suppliers
  • 69 countries
  • 100 exhibiting companies
Taking the pulse of the industry

Intergraf has organised no less than 25 Security Printers, International Conferences & Exhibitions. In the 36 years since the event was first held in Milan, Italy, it has become the largest and most important gathering for the security printing industry in Europe, and one of the most significant worldwide.

This year's edition had to wait a little, due to the large Drupa printing exhibition mounted in its allotted spring slot. It eventually took place in Bordeaux, France in October 2012. Vienna will be next, in just over a year, resuming the event’s 18-month cycle.

Previous participants will have noticed some change, intended to give banknotes and security documents greater exposure. Both fields being particularly sensitive, central banks and governments prefer their presentations to be restricted to a carefully selected audience. This is what led Intergraf to set up the High Security Printers Meeting years ago.

By invitation only, this one-day event takes place immediately before Security Printers. Until 2010 it was more or less evenly divided between banknote and security document issues. Parallel session were introduced this year to account for the increasing complexity of both sectors. Feedback confirmed that this was most welcome.

Bordeaux drew a good number of central banks, issuing authorities and police forces. Central bank representatives alone attended from 28 countries - four from Latin America, nine from the Middle East and Asia, three from Africa, and 12 from Europe. There were 51 delegates from 32 different ministries and police forces from 16 countries, representing the ID side and ID issuing authorities.

Very specialised interests were further served by a separate workshop on breeder documents co-chaired by Martin Naber, who sits on Intergraf’s Committee of Experts as a member of the Dutch police and Interpol.

Although the aim of Security Printers is to provide delegates with information on technical and regulatory developments, and to introduce them to the latest technology, the social programme offers endless opportunities for informal contacts and networking. Culminating in the Gala Dinner, it is always the occasion to delve into the culinary culture of the host country. Vienna will most likely score especially high on this point on 4-6 December 2013.

Manfred Goretzki

Editor, Infosecura


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Written by Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:30

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Written by Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:46

A magazine for the security printing industry worldwide, published four times a year by Intergraf in Brussels, Infosecura aims to:

  • introduce new technologies;
  • describe new market opportunities;
  • present the industry players;
  • report existing and new regulations and
  • promote public awareness of security features.

Its circulation is exclusively restricted to security printers, suppliers to security printers, banknote issuing authorities, government authorities, law enforcement and postal authorities.

If you are never attended our event and would like to subscribe to Infosecura, please complete the New Contact Form to register your interest.

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Written by Wednesday, 19 December 2012 13:21
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Social Affairs Officer (part-time)

Written by Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:52

Intergraf, based in Brussels, represents 23 national printing federations in 20 countries in Europe. Intergraf's main task is to promote and protect the interests of the printing industry by working with the European Institutions and related organisations.

We have an exciting new role combining social affairs, EU Project monitoring & coordination and membership matters in education and social issues.


Skills and qualifications:

•    Strong written and verbal English skills; other European languages an asset
•    Organised, able to meet deadlines, and good administrative skills
•    Confident user of the Microsoft Office applications
•    Self-driven and able to work autonomously
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Education to a university degree level
•    Confident mathematical skills


Experience and knowledge:

•    Some experience in a similar position, and EU Projects and funding
•    Some experience in project coordination duties
•    Interest in the graphic industry and social issues
•    A basic understanding of EU institutions



1. Monitoring the EU policies in social affairs
•    Analysing the relevant issues that might affect the graphic industry
•    Drafting and analysing statistical material related to enquiries
•    Supporting the Social Dialogue of the sector
•    Drafting reports on activities and position papers
•    Providing support to the Secretary General with regard to lobbying
•    Organisation and follow-up of social affairs expert meetings
•    Tasks such as correspondence, proofreading and minute writing.


2. Coordination and project management
•    Coordinating multinational projects
•    Coordinating different working groups


The position is part-time, according to schedule to be agreed. The post includes some travel opportunities. The working language is English.

To apply, please send a cover letter (max. 1 page) stating how you fit to the job profile, accompanied by your CV and salary expectations.


You can send your application by post to Beatrice Klose, Intergraf, Place E. Flagey 7 bte 8, 1050 Brussels, or by e-mail to intergraf[at]intergraf.eu. Write “Social Affairs Officer” in the subject line.


The deadline for applications is 30 September 2012. Please note that we might begin the selection process before this date. We regret that due to the large number of applications we expect to receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information on Intergraf visit www.intergraf.eu

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Written by Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:38