Programme / Speakers
We are pleased to announce the speakers* and topics* as well as the presenters for the 17th Technical Forum 2021.
To learn more about the speakers and their topics just click on the line in the table.
*subject to change.
This year the Technical Forum will be split into 4 sessions – 24 February, 25 March, 29 April & 20 May 2021.
Each session will be live-streamed twice a day at 10.00 am CET and 4.00 pm CET.
Please note that the times might change for the April and May sessions, due to the change from wintertime to summertime. We will inform you about the new times latest mid April.
Get to know our presenters
Spaleck Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Thomas Hogenkamp started his employment at Spaleck Oberflächentechnik in 1984 as Head of the Technical Demonstration and Development Center. Since 1990 he has been involved in subjects to surface finishing aspects within the Mint Industry. Acting as the Sales Director for Spaleck since 2000, he and his colleague Ingo Löken are responsible for developing the business relation worldwide.
Schuler Pressen GmbH
Director Global Minting
Dieter Merkle has been working with Schuler Presses since 1975. Today Dieter Merkle is the Director Global Minting of the Schuler Group. Besides, he has been in the board of Schuler India since 2004 and again Chairman since January 2020. Dieter Merkle has been active member of the Mint Directors Conference (MDC) Technical Committee and has also been entrusted with the organization and moderation of the Technical Forum of the World Money Fair since 2004. The MDC Member Mints started in May 2016 a Customer Task Force which is headed by Dieter Merkle to create awareness in the industry and connect to the customer base. Starting 2017, Dieter Merkle is representing the Schuler Group within the International Currency Association, since May 2017 as a board member.