About the Mint Directors Conference

Established in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1962, the Mint Directors Conference (MDC) was founded by the directors of 10 western European mints. The MDC was previously referred to as the European Mint Directors’ Conference and also known as the International Mint Directors Conference.

Today, the MDC, as a consortium of mint directors, has been replaced the Mint Directors Association (MDA), with a membership of 20 mints from around the world, which takes over as the principal body of government mints worldwide, promoting the regular exchange of information on all coinage matters.

The MDC now refers solely to the biennial conference, hosted in turn by MDA members to share information of common interest and to discuss the challenges the mint industry faces.

Locations for previous events include:

2023 –Ottawa, Canada 2022 – Online
2018 – Seoul, South Korea 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand
2014 – Mexico City, Mexico 2012 – Vienna, Austria
2010 – Canberra, Australia 2008 – Seoul, South Korea
2006 – Paris, France 2004 – San Francisco, USA
2002 – Osaka, Japan


Our Next Event

MDC 2025 – South Africa – Cape Town

27-30 April 2025

  • Global Challenges
  • New Horizons
  • Future Opportunities