MDC Conference Programme

Dress Codes:

  • Conference – Business
  • Social events – Business casual

SUNDAY, October 15th

13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:30

Mint Directors Association (MDA) Meeting

Fairmont Château Laurier

  • Renaissance Room

14:00 - 16:00
14:00 - 16:00

IMDN Technical Committee Meeting

Fairmont Château Laurier

  • Laurier Room

15:00 - 16:15
15:00 - 16:15

International Mint Director Network (IMDN) Meeting

Fairmont Château Laurier

  • Renaissance Room

17:30 - 19:30
17:30 - 19:30

Welcome Reception

Westin Hotel

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MONDAY, October 16th

7:30 – 15:30 – Fairmont Chateau Laurier

7:30 - 8:30
7:30 - 8:30

Breakfast

8:30 - 8:35
8:30 - 8:35

Welcome to Canada

08:35 - 08:50
08:35 - 08:50

Opening and Housekeeping

  • Michelle Richardson, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Jeff Rogers, BePossible

8:50 - 9:00
8:50 - 9:00

Welcome to MDC

Marie Lemay - President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint

9:00 - 9:30
9:00 - 9:30

In an Ever Changing World – What is Next?

Keynote Speaker - Stephen Poloz, former Governor, Bank of Canada
Author of: The Next Age of Uncertainty - How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future

Stephen will present a macro lens of the economic and financial landscape in an increasingly complex world, focusing on the importance of social inclusivity in a world of growing inequality, the impact of the social inclusion role of cash in an increasing digital payment environment, the coexistence of cash and digital currency and how mints can play a part in the payment ecosystem of the future

9:30 - 10:00
9:30 - 10:00

Morning Break

10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 12:00

Future of Circulation Coinage in a Digital World

Plenary Session

  • Overview of the Session - Jeffrey Rogers, BePossible
  • Session Sponsor Introduction – Soji Skariah, Sesami
  • Panel Discussion – Conversation about the Future of the Monetary Landscape
    • Jeffrey Rogers, BePossible
    • Guillaume Lepecq, Cash Essentials
    • Martina Horakova, International Mint Industry Association (IMIA)
    • Vass Bednar, McMaster University
  • Futures Mapping Creation – Jeffrey Rogers, BePossible - Moderator

12:00 -13:00
12:00 -13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:15
13:00 - 14:15

IMDN Technical Committee Presentations

Breakout Session 1

  • Intro - Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Austrian Mint
  • Material Recovery Technology - Thomas Hrach, Economa - Session Sponsor
  • New Materials - Xianyao Li, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Alternative Methods for Producing Dies - Paulo Alexandrino, Portuguese Mint
  • Future of Tricomponent coins - Pascal Rencker, Monnaie de Paris
  • Automated Coin and Blank Inspection - Siemovit Kalukiewicz, Mennica Polska
  • Q&A - Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Austrian Mint
  • Closing - Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Austrian Mint

13:00 - 14:15
13:00 - 14:15

How can Mints Build Brand Engagement Through Innovative Marketing?

Breakout Session 2

  • Moderator - Tom Froggatt, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Marketing Trends
    • Josh Hansen, McCann
    • Joe Heath, Saatchi
  • Mint Presenters / Panelists
    • Nicolas Dumont, Monnaie de Paris
    • Aziya Ibrayeva, Kazakhstan Mint
    • Mark Cartwright, Royal Australian Mint
  • Discussion and Q&A - Tom Froggatt, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Closing Comments - Tom Froggatt, Royal Canadian Mint

14:15 - 14:30
14:15 - 14:30

Closing Remarks & End of Day Experience

  • Michelle Richardson, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Jeff Rogers, BePossible

15:45 - 16:00
15:45 - 16:00

Board Buses to Fairmont Château Montebello

16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30

Fairmont Château Montebello

Canadian Experience

TUESDAY, October 17th

7:30 – 16:30 – Fairmont Chateau Laurier

7:30 - 8:30
7:30 - 8:30

Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45
8:30 - 8:45

Welcome Back

  • Michelle Richardson, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Jeff Rogers, BePossible

8:45 - 9:15
8:45 - 9:15

Sustainability and the Importance of Social Inclusion

Keynote Speaker - Dr Farah Alibay, Aerospace Engineer

Dr. Farah Alibay will share her insights on the importance of sustainability from her perspective as an accomplished aerospace engineer. Dr. Alibay is currently on the M2020 Mission, working on the Perseverance Rover which landed on Mars in 2021, providing her with a unique view of our planet and the importance of environmental stewardship.

9:15 - 9:20
9:15 - 9:20

Carbon Neutral MDC Conference – Understanding the Methodology

  • Overview of the MDC Conference Sustainability Efforts - Claire Bennett, PwC - Session Sponsor

9:20 - 10:00
9:20 - 10:00

How Can Mints be Leaders in Sustainability?

Plenary Session

  • Overview of the Session – Michelle Richardson, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Session Sponsor Introduction– Colin Osborne, Samuel Son & Co.
  • Panel Discussion - Exploring the Concrete Actions that Mints Can Take in a World that Demands an Increased Focus on ESG
    • Moderator Michelle Richardson, Royal Canadian Mint
    • Global Perspectives on Sustainability - Toby Heaps, Corporate Knights

    • What Have Mints Been Doing with Respect to Sustainability - Andrew Mills, Royal Mint
    • Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Plastics use in the Minting Industry - Scott Ingham, Royal Canadian Mint

10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:30

Morning Break

10:30 - 11:45
10:30 - 11:45

IMDN Technical Committee Presentations

Breakout Session 1

  • Intro - Mike Gradwell, Asahi Refining
  • Benchmarking in the Minting Industry - Günther Waadt, Bayrisches Hauptmünzamt
  • Automation and Industry 4.0 - Sharon Tran, Royal Australian Mint
  • Customer Task Force - Dieter Merkle, Schuler
  • Coin Design Handbook and Sensor Sensitivity for Plated Coins - Mathew Phillips, EVA Group
  • IMD Technical Committee Environmental initiative - Scott Ingham, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Q&A - Mike Gradwell, Asahi Refining
  • Closing - Mike Gradwell, Asahi Refining

10:30 - 11:45
10:30 - 11:45

Rethinking Numismatics – Appealing to the New Collector

Breakout Session 2

  • Introduction to the Session - Jeffrey Rogers, BePossible
  • Perspectives from Dealers - Steven Bromberg, Canadian Coin and Currency
  • Perspectives from Dealers - Niels Hagemann, MDM
  • Perspectives from Dealers - MC Garofalo, APMEX
  • Perspectives from Dealers - Charlie Chan, LPM Group
  • Discussion and Q&A - Jeffrey Rogers, BePossible
  • Closing Comments - Jeffrey Rogers, BePossible

11:45 - 13:00
11:45 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:15
13:00 - 14:15

Bullion, Sustainability and Appealing to New Investors

Breakout Session 3

  • Introduction to the Session - Jeff Rogers, BePossible
  • The importance of ESG for Bullion - Tamara Jomaa-Shakarchi, MKS PAMP - Session Sponsor
  • Panel Discussion - Why is Sustainability Important for Mint Bullion Producers
    • Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Austrian Mint
    • Ventris Gibson, US Mint
    • Tom Froggatt, Royal Canadian Mint
  • The Importance of ESG for Bullion - Tom Power, Sunshine Mint (SMI)
  • Panel Discussion: Building on the Second Presentation, what are Mints Doing to Leverage Sustainability / ESG to Expand their Bullion Products and Engage Interest for Bullion Products?
    • Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Austrian Mint
    • Ventris Gibson, US Mint
    • Tom Froggatt, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Closing Comments - Jeff Rogers, BePossible

13:00 - 14:15
13:00 - 14:15

The Business Imperative of Social Responsibility

Breakout Session 4

  • Introduction to the session - Michelle Richardson, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Social Responsibility: Case study presentations - Greta Luus, South African Mint
  • Social Responsibility: Case study presentations - Leigh Gordon, Royal Australian Mint
  • Social Responsibility: Case study presentations - Anne Jessopp, Royal Mint
  • Social Responsibility: Case study presentations - Isabel Valldecabres Ortiz, Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Royal Spanish Mint)
  • Discussion and Q&A - Michelle Richardson, Royal Canadian Mint
  • Closing Comment - Michelle Richardson, Royal Canadian Mint

14:15 - 14:45
14:15 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 15:45
14:45 - 15:45

Minting Our Future: Common Goals for a Resilient Industry - Mint Directors’ Perspective

Introduction to the session: Jeff Rogers, BePossible

Panel discussion: Join Mint Directors as they share key takeaways from the conference sessions and discuss how to translate words into actions for the future of our industry.

  • Ventris Gibson, United States Mint
  • Marc Schwartz, Monnaie de Paris
  • Hideki Kato, Japan Mint

Closing Comment: Jeff Rogers, BePossible

15:45 - 16:00
15:45 - 16:00

Closing Remarks

  • Marie Lemay, President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint

Board Buses to Canadian Museum of History

18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00

Canadian Museum of History

Closing Gala