At its Annual General Meeting, the International Currency Association ICA, has elected Dr. Wolfram Seidemann, CEO of G+D Currency Technology, as its new chairman. The ICA is a not-for-profit organisation representing all suppliers of currency as well as all suppliers of products, technologies, cash-in-transit services and equipment used in the design, production, handling, and circulation of currency worldwide.
“I am honoured and proud to be elected to represent this industry association in exciting times”, Seidemann said. “We, all of the members, have established the ICA on the map in the two years of its existence, considerably increased membership and built a reputation. The ICA speaks with one voice in the debate on currency and promotes cash through its Cash Matters movement. 80% of transactions worldwide are done in cash. Cash is inclusive, protects data and privacy and guarantees freedom of choice. It is the only form of payment with no commercial agenda behind it. We see cash as an integral part of the payment landscape now and in future.”
Another focus of the ICA is research and best practice sharing in order to drive the constant innovation needed to maintain and enhance the integrity of currency as a key payment mechanism. For that purpose, the ICA will provide industry platforms for networking and for exchanging know-how and expertise, such as its future conference in 2020.
The newly elected ICA Board:
- Dr. Wolfram Seidemann (G+D Currency Technology) – Chairman
- Eric Boissonnas (KBA Notasys) – Vice Chairman
- Peter Mühlfelder (Kurz) – Treasurer
- Barna Barabas (Jura) – Board Member
- Phil Holland (Komori) – Board Member
- Malcolm McDowell (Note Printing Australia) – Board Member
- Dieter Merkle (SchulerGroup) – Board Member
- Jean-Yves Ray (SICPA) – Board Member
- Martin Sutherland (De La Rue) – Board Member
À propos de l’International Currency Association (ICA)
L'ICA a été fondée en 2016 en tant que lobby de l'argent physique, afin de promouvoir « un écosystème de paiements diversifié, ouvert et inclusif. »
« Les objectifs clés de l’ICA comprennent la promotion de l'innovation pour maintenir la devise comme un choix privilégié et un choix de valeur, la création de plateformes de communication ouvertes et transparentes, la confiance dans la devise et la chaîne d'approvisionnement et l'anticipation des fonctionnalités futures. Cash Matters®, sa campagne de communication sur les médias sociaux, vise à promouvoir les avantages de l'argent liquide auprès d’un large public. »