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Information Management Institute

10th Annual

  • Brand Protection

  • Commercial Documents
    (Tickets, Corporate ID's, Bonds, Contracts, Etc.)

  • Government Issue Documents
    (ID's, Passports, Licenses, Etc.)

    November 20-22, 2013

    the Saugaro Scottsdale
    Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona

  • sponsored by

    Information Management Institute, Inc.

    Conference Focus

    Rapid advancements in all aspects of security printing and security features plus the international focus on all aspects of security in today's world have created a strong demand for physical, document and identification security. Advancements in digital printing and security features options, while spawning new modalities and efficiencies for security printing, have also enabled counterfeiters as well as legitimate issuers. From brand protection and secure access to ID's, tickets, travel documents, etc. - physical and digitally printed security images, features and data are converging in ways never before imagined. This convergence of once separate technologies is creating both challenges and market opportunities for effective integration of digital printing with physical security devices in a wide range of market specific applications.

    And economic challenges make it all the more important to prevent the economic losses associated with counterfeited products, documents, ID's, etc. The ability to avoid losses, to identify fraudulent products/documents and to recover losses are all activities for which companies and agencies are willing to invest in to increase their sales, profits and ROI's. Thus, all end users and security technology providers need to be identifying new solutions, establishing new contacts and pursuing options to improve their sales and profitability.

    IMI's 10th Annual Security Printing Conference addresses the challenges and opportunities of dealing with security issues and enabling brand protection for products and the production of secure documents for a wide variety of applications including business documents, ID's, currency, gaming/event tickets, travel documents, etc. Industry experts will address digital printing technologies' capabilities and shortcomings relative to printing secure output and the technology options available to enhance the production of secure documents, packaging and products of all types.

    The conference program provides a critical assessment of forensic analysis requirements, enhanced ink and media systems, document traceability technologies, software solutions and other potential avenues to enhance product and document security.

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    This unique annual conference is designed to educate and inform industry leaders and technologists at all levels in the supply chain of security printing of the difficulties and business opportunities for combining digital and physical security printing on an application specific basis. If your business or products' future is dependent on finding effective ways to utilize physical features and digital security printing, or finding cost effective methods to stay ahead of counterfeiting, tampering and forgery, you will benefit from attending this conference.

    Don't miss this opportunity for digital printing technologists, security agency personnel, security organizations, hardware vendors, consumables suppliers, converters, component/software suppliers and end users to communicate and address the urgent issue of product and document security.

    Conference Chairman
    Harold Schofield, Schofield Imaging Associates, LLC
    Conference Speakers
    James M. Bevan, Vandagraf International
    Randall Burgess, S. Wolf Security
    Kerre Corbin, U.S. Secret Service
    Daniel Forte, Quantum Technology Group
    Dr. Jon Kellar, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
    Jiro Oi, HIT Devices
    Gary Parish, Complete Inspection Systems
    Wendell Smith, Polestar
    Randy Stigall, Smartrac
    Richard H. Ward, Buena Vista Resources

    IMI Security Printing Conference 2013

    Benefits of Conference Attendance

    • Participate in the only 2013 program dedicated entirely to Security Printing and Brand Protection issues/technology options

    • Establish personal contacts with leading experts in digital printing and security printing organizations

    • Participate in interactive sessions and informal discussions on topics critical to development and implementation of digital printing systems with improved security features

    • Obtain information on how improved security printing system implementations can provide business opportunities for hardware, software and supplies manufacturers

    • Learn about the latest digital printing technology developments and innovations being utilized and proposed to enhance brand protection and printed document security

    • Have a complimentary display to inform the industry of your products and services

    • Give a five minute presentation during the popular Suppliers' Forum

    10th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 20-22, 2013
    the Saguaro Scottsdale
    Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona

    Program Coverage and Schedule

      Wednesday, November 20, 2013

      11:00 a.m.Conference Registration

      2:00 p.m.Opening Session - Security Printing - Why Are We Interested?

    Welcome & Introductions
    Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine

    Security Printing in Perspective
    Harold Schofield, Schofield Imaging Associates, Narragansett, Rhode Island

    • Security Printing Industry Update
    • Digital Document Security
    • Protecting Against Alteration & Counterfeiting
    • Technology & Compliance Trends
    • Security Printing Economics: What Are The Costs & Who Pays?
    • Conference Highlights

    Mobile World - Consumer Enabled Product Authentication with Smart Phones
    James M. Bevan, Founder & Director, Vandagraf International Limited, Cardiff, UK

    • Converging Technologies: A Key Role for Smart Phones
    • Industries being Impacted: Brand Owners/Retailers/Consumers/etc.
    • Trends in Smart Phone Use
    • Mobile Marketing & Mobile Authentication: Potential Synergies
    • The Scale of the Problems/Solutions: $s
    • Mobile Action Codes: NFC vs. QR Codes
    • Significance for Security Printing/Packaging/Label Industries

    Prevent Anti-diversion & Anti-counterfeiting System Failure: Fit the Solution to Your Company's Manufacturing & Business Processes
    Randall Burgess, President, S. Wolf Security, Charlotte, North Carolina

    • Define the Problem that is being Solved
    • How are Products Made, Created, Packaged & Distributed
    • Key Stakeholders that Touch Product
    • Process Changes are Seldom Acceptable
    • A Change in Line Speed will Never Happen
    • Don't Ask Me to do Anything New
    • Understanding the Business

      5:00 p.m. Reception in Display Area

      Thursday, November 21, 2013

      9:00 a.m. Session 2 - Security Printing Issues & Options

    Authentication with RFID: Faster with More Options
    Randy Stigall, Business Development, SMARTRAC, Fletcher, North Carolina
    • Basics of RFID for Authentication Applications
    • Authentication of People
      - Passports
      - Access Control
      - Payments
      - Consumers
    • Authentication of Documents
    • Authentication of Items
      - Packaging
      - Vehicles
    • What's the Future of RFID Authentication?

    HD Barcode: 2D Bar Code Technology for Secure ID's & Authentication without the Internet
    Gary Parish, President, Complete Inspection Systems Inc., Indialantic, Florida

    • Growth & Limitations of Current 2D Barcodes
    • Making HD Barcode a Secure ID Source
    • Most Important: Barcode is The Person & is on the Ticket
    • Adding Graphics & Other Covert Security Features into the Barcode
    • Various Reading Methods
    • HD Barcode Technical Information & Demonstration

    New Approach for Lamination/Overcoating for Security
    Jiro Oi, US Business Manager, HIT Devices US Office, Brentwood, Tennessee

    • Current Industry Practice
    • Why is it Important for Cards to be Laminated/Overcoated
    • Heating Head vs. Heating Roller
    • Benefits/Shortcomings for both Technologies
    • Why we Recommend Heating Head for In-line Process
    • Potential Applications beyond Current Usage

     12:00 Noon Luncheon

      1:30 p.m. Session 3 - Forensic Analysis Tools, Techniques & Needs

    Robust Multi-dimensional Approach to Counterfeit Deterrence and Detection
    Wendell Smith, Founder and Consultant, Polestar, Enfield, New Hampshire
    • Overview of counterfeit deterrence & detection challenge
    • Increasing threat of pharmaceutical counterfeiting
    • Benefits of multi-level, multi-dimensional detection
    • Importance of immunity to reverse-engineering
    • Requirements for infrastructure compatibility

    New Document Evaluation Tool: Minimum Security Requirements for Security Documents
    Richard H. Ward, Principal and Managing Member, Buena Vista Resources LLC, Buena Vista, Colorado & Chairman, NASPO, Washington, DC

    • Joint Standards Development Effort between Document Security Alliance & NASPO
    • Working Group Members represented DSA, NASPO, US Dept. of State, Identity Advocates, AAMVA, US GPO, Privacy Advocates, Technology Providers, National/International Document Experts & Document Issuers
    • Scope of the Standard
    • Methodology for Document Evaluation
    • Levels of Documents Covered
    • Minimum Security Level Recommended
    • Analytical Tools to Evaluate Features Used or Proposed

    The New Redesigned U.S. $100 Banknote: A Detailed Analysis
    Kerre Corbin, Counterfeit Specialist, U.S. Secret Service, Washington, DC

    • Two Advanced Security Features: 3-D Security Ribbon & Bell in the Inkwell
    • How does the 3-D Security Ribbon Work?
    • What is the Bell in the Inkwell?
    • Selecting Security Features that are Durable & can be Incorporated into a sheet of paper is Challenging
    • What will the Counterfeit $110's Look Like?
    • Will these Advanced Security Features be Lost on the Public?
    • Only 6 weeks after issuance - will we have Counterfeits of the $100 banknote?
    • What will they look like? Come find out!

    SUPPLIERS' FORUM: 5-Minute Presentations Related To Technology, Capabilities, Services, New Product Introductions, etc. In combination with having a display, this provides an opportunity to present your technology, products or services to all conference participants. Contact Al Keene at IMI al@imiconf.com for information on having a display and signing up for the Suppliers' Forum.

      5:00 p.m. Reception in Display Area

      Friday, November 22, 2013

      9:00 a.m.Session 4 - Do New Security Printing Techniques Offer Economically Viable Solutions?

    Quantum Dot Technology for Security Printing Applications
    Daniel Forte, CEO & Founder, Quantum Technology Group, Woburn, Massachusetts
    • Quantum Dot Technology Overview
    • Manufacturing Methods - Differentiation'
    • Quantum Dot Properties
    • Detection Methodology
      - Equipment Requirements
      - Field & Forensic
    • Application Methods: Inks, Lacquers, Paints & Coatings
    • Substrates: Paper, Plastic, Laminates, Metal & Glass
    • Market Opportunities
    • Research: Cyber-Physical Security using Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Encryption & Encoding Techniques

    Security Printing & Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Research at South Dakota Universities
    Dr. Jon Kellar, Professor, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota

    • Research: Ink Formulation involving Functional Nanoparticles for Security Printing Applications
    • Research: Cyber-Physical Security using Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Encryption & Encoding Techniques
    • Academic Programs
      - National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site: Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology
      - Courses & Supporting Equipment Infrastructure
    • Translational Research: Commercialization Strategy

     12:00 Noon Adjournment

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    IMI Completed Conferences on this Subject

    9th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 14-16, 2012

    8th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 16-18, 2011

    7th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 15-17, 2010

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    Speaking Opportunities at IMI Conferences

    If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI (Email to imi@imiconf.com or fax to +1-207-235-2226) for review.

    Product Demonstrations & Free Displays

    Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged. IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks. There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table. Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene al@imiconf.com to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

    Alvin Keene, IMI
    You can also reserve your display space and Suppliers' Forum presentation slot by registering online and check off the box indicating your participation OR complete the registration form at the end of this program and fax to +1-207-235-2226 complete the registration form at the end of this program and fax to +1-207-235-2226 OR send an email to al@imiconf.com


    Information Management Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has commissioned I T Strategies of Hanover, Massachusetts to prepare a confidential study report entitled "The Numbers - Worldwide Digital Printing Market Report" for distribution to all registrants to IMI's programs.

    This exclusive market report is updated on an ongoing basis and provides a source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure. The report authors, I T Strategies, generate this report from their worldwide model of the printer industry.

    All registrants to the 10th Annual Security Printing Conference on November 20-22, 2013 will receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of the "The Numbers - Worldwide Digital Printing Market Report."

    Information Management Institute

    Information Management Institute, Inc. is a leading worldwide sponsor of conferences designed to assist the digital printing industry in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer a unique opportunity for leading hardware, consumables, software and user companies representatives to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments in the digital printing industry. Since 1990, IMI has held over 400 programs and each year over 2,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from over 600 companies worldwide attend IMI programs.

    IMI conference programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI conference enables attendees to meet with the digital printing industry's leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

    For further details, contact Information Management Institute:

    Information Management Institute, Inc.
    1106 Valley Crossing
    Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
    Phone: +1-207-235-2225
    Fax: +1-207-235-2226
    Email: imi@imiconf.com
    Web Site: www.imiconf.com

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