Information Management Institute

Security Printing 2016 Conference

  • Brand Protection, Labels & Packaging

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

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

    May 4-5, 2016

    Florida Hotel and Conference Center
    Orlando, Florida

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    Information Management Institute, Inc.

    Conference Focus

    Rapid advancements in all aspects of security printing and features coupled with the international focus on security in the world today have accelerated the demand for product, document and identification protection. Developments in digital printing and methods to incorporate security features have enabled counterfeiters to mimic legitimate issuers and brand owners. However, authentication images, features and data are combined in evolving ways to thwart those who wish to deceive. These combinations of once separate technologies have allowed market opportunities for effective integration of digital printing with physical security features in a broad range of applications.

    The challenges of the world economy have made it important to prevent losses associated with counterfeited products, documents, IDs, etc. Companies and agencies are willing to invest in means to prevent fakes, to identify fraudulent products or documents and to recover losses. All end users and security technology providers must continuously seek new solutions in order to protect their products and documents while improving sales and profitability.

    IMI's Security Printing 2016 Conference addresses the challenges and opportunities with security issues and the evaluation of methods to protect products and documents. This includes a wide variety of applications including business documents, IDs, currency, gaming/event tickets, travel documents and branded products. Industry experts will address the specific role digital printing plays when producing secure documents, packaging and products, including capabilities, limitations, pitfalls and successes.

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    IMI’s Security Printing 2016 Conference program provides a critical assessment of forensic analysis requirements, enhanced ink/media systems, document traceability technologies, software solutions and other potential paths to enhance product and document security.

    This unique conference is designed to educate and inform industry leaders and technologists at all levels in the supply chain of security printing. If the future of your business or product depends on finding useful ways to apply physical features and digital security printing or to find cost effective methods to stay ahead of counterfeiting, tampering and forgery, this conference is a must-attend event.

    Don’t miss this excellent opportunity for communication with key players in the field: digital printing technologists, security agency personnel, security organization representatives, hardware vendors, consumables suppliers, converters, component/software suppliers and end users will all meet to address the urgent issue of product and document security.

    Conference Chairman
    Brian Nicholas, Consultant

    Conference Speakers
    Max Astor, PPG
    Daniel Forte, Quantum Technology Group
    George Gibson, PARC, a Xerox Company
    Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Alchemie Technology
    Dr. Jon J. Kellar, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    Michael N. Kozicki, Arizona State University
    Gary Parish, Complete Inspection Systems
    Alexander Ristic, Austrian State Printing House
    Thor Thomsen, ThroughPoint Solutions

    Benefits of Conference Attendance

    • Participate in a significant 2016 program dedicated entirely to secure document printing and brand protection, including issues and technology options

    • Learn about real world examples of innovations being used and the latest developments to enhance brand protection and printed document security

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

    • Obtain information on how new and improved technologies can provide business opportunities for hardware, software and supplies manufacturers

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

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

    • Present a five minute overview of your company’s technology, products and services during the popular Suppliers’ Forum

    Security Printing 2016 Conference
    May 4-5, 2016
    Florida Hotel and Conference Center
    Orlando, Florida

    Program Coverage and Schedule

      Wednesday, May 4, 2016

      8:00 a.m.Conference Registration

      9:00 a.m.Session 1

    Welcome & Introductions
    Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Conference Chairman: Brian Nicholas, Consultant, Dayton, Ohio

    Security Printing Industry Overview, Current Landscape & Development
    Brian Nicholas, Consultant, Dayton, Ohio
    Brian Nicholas, Consultant

    Smart Packaging for Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting
    George Gibson, Director for Marketing Strategy, PARC, a Xerox Company, Rochester, New York
    George Gibson, PARC, a Xerox Company
    • Controlling Counterfeiting & Brand Integrity: Who Benefits & Who Pays?
    • It’s about the System & the Components
    • It’s an Arms Race: What are the Best Weapons in our Arsenal?
    • The Growing Role of Printed Electronics &IoT

    “Identity Management 4.0”
    Alexander Ristic, Senior International Government Manager, Austrian State Printing House, Vienna, Austria
    Alexander Ristic, Austrian State Printing House
    • Is Cost Justification Possible for Security Printing Improvements?
    • From Printed Documents to Identity Applications
    • How to Increase Security in Government Administration of Printed & Electronic Documents
    • Role of Government in Security

     12:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon

      1:30 p.m. Session 2

    Complete System Development for Upconverting Inks
    Dr. Jon J. Kellar, Douglas Fuerstenau Professor, Center Director, Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota
    Dr. Jon J. Kellar, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    • A Complete Upconverting-based Printing System
      - Nanoparticle Synthesis
      - Ink Printing as Covert Markings
      - Smart Phone System Developed to Read & Decode Printed Covert Marks
    • Demonstration of How Individual Components are Integrated

    Optimizing the Security & Durability of Smart Government IDs
    Max Astor, Senior Account Manager, TESLIN® Substrate Products, PPG Industries, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
    • Global Industry Trends
    • Smart Card Types & Substrates
    • Factors in Selecting a Smart Card Substrate
    • Performance of Various Substrates against Key Selection Factors
    • Teslin® Substrate Attributes & Benefits for Smart Government IDs

    Incorporating Barcode Authentication Technology into Documents with NO Internet Or Database Required
    Gary Parish, President, Complete Inspection Systems Inc., Indialantic, Florida
    Gary Parish, Complete Inspection Systems Inc.
    • Using 2D Barcode Technology to Authenticate Serialized GS1 Barcodes for Track & Trace
    • Using Secure 2D Barcodes for UDI and Anti-Counterfeiting
    • Growth & Limitations of Current 2D Barcodes
    • Making HD Barcode a Secure ID Source
    • Document/ID Production Process
    • Reading & System Requirements/Options
    • Application Case Studies

    SUPPLIERS' FORUM: Five 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 and services to all conference participants. Contact Al Keene for information on having a display and signing up for the Suppliers’ Forum or check off box on Registration Form.

      5:00 p.m. Networking Reception in Display Area

      Thursday, May 5, 2016

      9:00 a.m. Session 3

    Digitally Selectively Patterning Functional Materials for Brand Protection Applications
    Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director & Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK
    Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Alchemie Technology
    • The Juxtaposition of Inkjet Printing Security Materials
    • Security Materials Profile
    • The Inkjet Challenges & Jetronica Technology
    • Range of Materials that can be Digitally Printed
    • Opportunities

    Novel Security Application for Non-toxic Quantum Dot Nanoparticles
    Daniel Forte, CEO & Founder, Quantum Technology Group, Woburn, Massachusetts
    Daniel Forte, Quantum Technology Group
    • 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

    Dendritic Identifiers for Security Print Applications
    Dr. Michael N. Kozicki, Idendrix & Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona & Thor Thomsen, ThroughPoint Solutions, Gilbert, Arizona
    Dr. Michael N. Kozicki, Arizona State University
    Thor Thomsen, ThroughPoint Solutions
    • Dendritic Identifier Concept Explained
    • Elements are Intricate Branching Structures
      - Singular Set of Minutiae for every Instance of Formation
      - Robust, Unique Metallic Dendrites may be Mass-manufactured Inexpensively
      - Nanoscale facets on Dendrite Surface introduce another Layer of Complexity & Randomness
    • Low Cost Multi-dimensional Unclonability is Unique & a Key Benefit
    • Pilot Use Case in Agricultural Sector
      - Simple, Easy-to-use Secure Reader & Software Platform
      - Available on Apple, Android & Windows Operating Systems
      - Users may Identify, Track, Audit & Dynamically Report using Physical Identifier Coupled with the Software

    Additional Presentation TBA

     12:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon

     2:00 p.m. Adjournment

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    IMI Completed Conferences on this Subject

    11th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 19-21, 2014

    10th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 20-22, 2013

    9th Security Printing Conference
    November 14-16, 2012

    A Complete Listing of IMI Completed Programs

    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 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 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 checking off the appropriate boxes indicating your participation OR complete the registration form at the end of this program and fax to +1-207-235-2226 OR send an email to


    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 "Digital Industrial, Communications, Graphics Print & High Volume Inkjet: Market Statistical Summary" 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 IMI's Security Printing 2016 Conference on May 4-5, 2016 will receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of this Worldwide Digital Printing Market Report.

    Florida Hotel & Conference Center Registration Information

    IMI's Security Printing 2016 Conference is being held at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each meeting registrant. Early booking is advised as the special meeting rate of $149 (includes $18 daily resort fee) for single or double occupancy is guaranteed only until April 11, 2016. After that date, the group meeting rate will be on a space available basis.

    To make reservations online, go to and follow instructions

    Orlando, Florida

    Phone reservations can be made by calling The Florida Hotel & Conference Center Reservations at +1-800-588-4656 or +1-407-859-1500. You must identify yourself as attendees of “Information Management Institute” to obtain the $149 group rate which will assure that you receive the conference rate and that the $18.00 daily service fee is included in your conference rate. You may also contact Hotel Reservations via email at

    Orlando International Airport

    Orlando is serviced by Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is approximately 7 miles from The Florida Hotel & Conference Center. Orlando International Airport is served by approximately 50 domestic and international airlines with convenient and economical service from destinations around the U.S. and the world.

    A variety of shuttle/limousine services (such as Super Shuttle and Mears Transportation are available at Orlando International Airport and are located in the baggage claim areas.

    Please note that there are both group shuttle and "for-hire" limousine services as well as taxis. Group shuttle prices from Orlando International Airport to the Florida Hotel & Conference Center should average about $20 one way and $31 round trip per person. Taxi fare should be approximately $30 to $40. additional information on transportation options can be found at

    The Florida Hotel & Conference Center

    Located only seven miles from Orlando International Airport, The Florida Hotel & Conference Center’s over 500 guestrooms are all equipped with refrigerator, coffee maker, internet service, 42 inch flat panel LCD TV, work desk, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in room electronic safe and many other amenities

    The Florida Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently connected to The Florida Mall, Orlando's largest retail shopping venue, featuring Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard's, H&M, Armani Exchange, The Apple Store, Microsoft, Zara, Pandora, Disney Store, M&M World and over 250 other leading retail stores.

    Dining options within the hotel include Marcello's Bistro, Crickett's Bar and Starbucks. The Florida Mall restaurants include Bucca di Beppo and Ruby Tuesday's plus an extensive food court. Restaurants in close proximity to the hotel include Carrabbas, Chili's, Garibaldi Mexican Cuisine, Olive Garden, Maraya Restaurant, Orlando Ale House, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster and Sushi House.

    The Florida Hotel & Conference Center's newly refurbished fitness center is open 24 hours daily and features cross trainers, elliptical machines, free weights, exercise bikes, treadmills and rowing machines. The heated outdoor pool and hot tub are open year round.

    Their new business center is open 24 hours daily and features 16 Apple work stations including three computers with windows applications, all-in-one printer/scanner/copier/fax, two laser printers, wired & wireless internet, cell phone charging stations and two small office spaces for private usage.

    The Florida Hotel & Conference Center is located approximately 15 miles from Disney World, 6 miles from Universal Orlando, 7 miles from SeaWorld and 7 miles from Church Street Station-Orlando. The concierge located in hotel lobby can arrange golf reservations, attraction tickets and transportation including Enterprise Car Rental pickups at the hotel.

    The Florida Hotel & Conference Center plus the Orlando area and State of Florida provide excellent opportunities to extend your visit into a memorable vacation experience.

    The Florida Hotel & Conference Center address is:

    1500 Sand Lake Road
    GPS Address: 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
    Orlando, FL 32809 USA
    Phone: +1-407-859-1500
    Fax: +1-407-855-9863
    Web Site:

    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 600 programs attended by well over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from companies around the world.

    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
    Web Site:

    Information Management Institute


    Security Printing 2016 Conference
    May 4-5, 2016
    Florida Hotel & Conference Center
    Orlando, Florida, USA

    $1095 per registrant
    $995 for each additional registrant from same company when registered as a group

    The registration fee includes attendance at all sessions, all scheduled conference functions and the conference reference materials. Conference dress is casual.

    Cancellations will receive a 100% refund if made 96 hours prior to the start of the program. Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations made less than 96 hours prior to the start of the conference will not receive a refund, but will receive an electronic copy of the conference materials.

    To register for the Security Printing 2016 Conference, submit the registration form with payment to Susan Vandrey, Conference Administrator, Information Management Institute, Inc., 1106 Valley Crossing, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 USA. You may reserve space by calling +1-207-235-2225, sending a fax to +1-207-235-2226 or by sending an email message to

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