24-25 May 2022

Morning: 11:00am to 1:00pm GMT+1

Afternoon: 2:30pm to 4:30pm GMT+1

The future of cash and coins

Industry responses to the challenges

Where next for numismatics

Business transformation and sustainability

Mint Directors Conference Online


In normal times, the Mint Directors Conference is held every two years, providing an opportunity for discussion, information-sharing, debate about our industry and, of course, networking.

Due to the pandemic, the 31st MDC, due to be held in Cape Town in April 2020, could not take place. The next in-person event is scheduled to take place in October 2023 in Ottawa. That is long time for the mint community to be without events to meet up.

Hence MDC Online which, in addition to examining the many challenges we face and their impact on our industry, will provide a forum for our community to forge a path for coins into the future, whether as a means of transaction, a store of value, a token of national pride or an investment for future generations.

Over two days, MDC Online will provide a series of illuminating and instructive presentations, case studies and discussions covering some of the key issues and opportunities –  from the impact of COVID on cash and the future of cash and coins to business transformation and how mints are responding to sustainability  and the future of the numismatic market and commemorative coins.

The virtual event is not intended to replace the in-person MDC events, but to provide a necessary bridge whilst the world begins the road back to normality. There will be opportunities for discussion and debate, even in a virtual format, and we hope you will join us.


Case Study at the Bavarian State MintTUESDAY, 24 May, 2022

SESSION ONE – 11.00-13.00 GMT+1 – The Future of Currency in a an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World

The opening session will comprise a panel of experts in payments, who will present their views on the future of cash and the challenges (and opportunities) it faces, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A

Chair: Marie Lemay, Royal Canadian Mint

Prof Darren Duxbury, Newcastle University Business School, UK.

Dr Tobias Trütsch, University of St. Gallen – The Drivers Shaping Individual Payment Behavior

Brett Scott – Author of Cloudmoney

Guillaume Lepecq, CashEssentials – The Future of Cash? A Novel Approach to Re-imagining the Future


SESSION TWO – 14.30-16.30 GMT+1 – The Impact of COVID on Mints Around the World – Lessons Learned, Consequential Future Risks and Challenges

Presentations from six mints, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A

Chair: Marc Schwatrz, Monnaie de Paris

Leigh Gordon, Royal Australian Mint – Impact of COVID 

Honey Mamabolo, South African Mint – Thriving through COVID-19: Lessons from a Crisis

Fujita Teru, Mint of Japan (representing the President of the Mint)

Ventris Gibson, United States Mint

Guenther Waadt, Bavarian State Mint – Case Study at the  

Marie Lemay, Royal Canadian Mint – Future Ready 

WEDNESDAY, 25 May, 2022

SESSION THREE – 11.00-13.00 GMT+1 – Collectables and Numismatics – Trends, Interest and Risk, and How Mints Can and Are Responding

Expert presentation followed by mints’ research and new initiatives as well as how digitalisation is being used for numismatics – followed by Q&A

Chair: David Ryder, The Aureus Group

Scott Davidson, TLA Merchandise – Collectibles-How to Ensure Sustainability

Bill Gale, Asset Marketing Services, LLC – The numismatic market in the US for wholesale and retail – what has been happening and what are the risks and opportunities 

Mark Cartwright, Royal Australian Mint – Deep behavioural research about collectibles conducted in the Australian market, its interpretation and conversion by the RAM 

Mikko Sievanen, Mint of Finland – Changing the World of Coin Collecting

Ursula Kampmann, CoinsWeekly – The Status of numismatics, Opportunities and Risks, and the COSMOS of Collectibles

SESSION FOUR – 14.30-16.30 GMT+1 – Business Transformation and Sustainability

A leading global management consultancy will share their views on how, in a rapidly changing market, businesses within the minting industry can change. This will be followed by a series of presentations on sustainability, and then Q&A.

Chair: Andrew Mills, The Royal Mint

Inga Doak , The Royal Mint – Turning E-Waste into Gold

John Winchcombe, Cash & Payment News – Creating a Roadmap to Net Zero

Lynette Nixon, PWC

Thursday, 9 June 2022 – INTERNAL AFFAIRS MEETING Mint Directors only

Sponsorship Opportunities


Whole event sponsor (includes showcase branding during the entire live stream, video at the start of every session – 30 seconds max.)



Session sponsor (includes showcase branding during the session, video at the start of the session – 30 seconds max.)


Thank you to our Sponsors

Event Sponsor

Session Sponsor


The fee charged depends on the number of people from each organisation attending the online conference.

Single ticket


Multiple ticket


Up to 10 individuals from the same organisation.

Complimentary ticket

(Central banks only )

This does not include mints or other production entities that are owned by central banks or treasury departments.

For any information regarding the MDC Online, please contact events@recon-intl.com