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Training of international Thales Group representatives

ThalesOn 3 June 2021, specialists of the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance (hereinafter – the Service) were given an online training by representatives of international Thales Group – major producer of military equipment, and now the outstanding manufacturer of secure documents in the world – Kimmo Karppinen, Outi Hytonen and Terhi Halminen from the Division of Finland and Renaud Laffont-Leenhardtfrom from the Division of France. The specialists of the Service were acquainted with the newest tendencies in counterfeit and forgery of identity documents. The report “Passport fraud trends and ways to combat them” of Secure Identity Alliance was presented.Thales

Representatives of international Thales Group emphasised that technological protection of documents is becoming more complex, and all the countries should give an integrated attention to this sphere. Not only the most advanced technological security features should be used, but also combined with the modern document design. International Thales Group representatives acquainted the specialists of the Service with the newest technologies of security printing, the most innovative technological security features and new trends in document design.

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Presentation of products of the company LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG

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On 21 April 2021, sales managers Michael Ritschewald and Krastev Jordan from the company “LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG” of the Federal Republic of Germany gave an online presentation to the specialists of the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance. It was related to the products of the company, technological security features and the new trends in the technological protection of tax stamps.
This company is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of diffractive optically variable image devices. Its subsidiary company “OVD Kinegram AG” from the Swiss Confederation produces kinegrams which are used in all personal identity documents of the Republic of Lithuania. Diffractive optically variable image devices manufactured by “LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG” and “OVD Kinegram AG” are used on secure documents and banknotes of more than 110 countries in the world, e. g., the new 20 euro banknotes, the new 5 pound note of the United Kingdom, 5 and 10 dollar banknotes of Australia, etc.

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Conference and exhibition

IntergrafOn 24–26 March 2021, the major 31st international conference “Intergraf Currency+Identity” was held online because of the COVID pandemic. This three-day conference included more than 500 online participants from 52 countries, 212 different organizations and producers of security documents and technological security features. More than 50 participants covered various topics in different sessions, discussed the advantages of the most advanced security documents, modern technological security features, new trends in document design, cases in counterfeit and forgery, e-documents and secure payments, security of biometric data, etc. More than 30 international companies exhibited their achievements in security printing solutions online, and shared their knowledge, technology and experiences.

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Conference and exhibition

Tapatybės savaitėOn 16-18 November 2020, annual international conference and exhibition “Identity Week” was held in London, UK. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic it was a virtual event, which covered various topics in the world of identity.
This three-day conference with more than 4000 online participants from all over the world included 150 presentations at 24 different sessions about the newest secure documents worldwide, modern technological security features, new trends in document design, cases in counterfeit and forgery, e-documents and secure payments, security of biometric data, etc.
On 17 November, representative of the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance together with representatives of Forensic Laboratory of the National Security of the USA, Document Expertise Company TenDoc and Company IAI Industrial Systems in Netherlands participated in the session “ID documents without compromises”. The delivered presentation “Document design and production problems” was followed by a constructive discussion.
More than 100 international companies exhibited their achievements in security printing solutions, and shared their knowledge, technology and experiences.

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International award to the new Lithuanian passport

Lisabona awardOn 9-11 March 2020, annual international conference on the issues of high security printing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (High Security Printing EMEA) was held for the 17th time in Lisbon, Portuguese Republic. Annually, the winners of the regional ID documents (passports, ID cards and banknotes) of the year awards are announced at a special ceremony during the conference.

Two awards in the best new Passport category in Europe, Middle East and Africa were presented to the new Lithuanian Passport and the new Maltese Passport. Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance (hereinafter – the Service) was awarded for the new Lithuanian Passport which was launched in May of 2019. The Service was evaluated for the perfect linkage of the Passport’s elegant design with the most advanced technological security features some of which were used for the first time. Transparent window with the laser engraved Passport holder’s image was introduced, as well as multi-colour image of Vilnius Cathedral, Bell Tower and Gediminas Castle fluorescing under UV light, and diffractive optically variable image device – kinegram with 3D effect, an image with changing colours when viewing at different angles, and metallized part of Columns of Gediminas. More

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Visit of Mühlbauer company representative

Muhlbauer On 26 February 2020, Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance was visited by Sandor Kovtun, a representative of Mühlbauer company (Federal Republic of Germany), which is a major security printer in the world. Specialists of the Service were acquainted with the main activities of the company, their document personalisation equipment and most advanced technological security features.

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Visit of Thales representatives

On 25 February 2020, Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance was visited by representatives of international Thales Group (former Gemalto Company) Petri Lahonen, Matias Hytönen and Terhi Halminen. Specialists of the Service were acquainted with the newest security printing technologies, the most advanced technological security features and modern trends in document designing.

Thales is major producer of military equipment, and now – outstanding producer of secure documents in the world. This company is a provider of data pages for passports of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Trustech conference and exhibition in Cannes

Kanai-2019-12-02Kanai-2019-12-02 26-28 November 2019, the international security printing conference and exhibition TRUSTECH was arranged in Cannes, France for the 34th time. This event was attended by about 8 thousand participants from more than 100 countries of the world. About 200 international companies presented their production and innovations in the fields of technological protection of secured and electronic documents, payments, biometric data security, personal identity security and documents personalization and printing equipment. Director Klemensas Rimšelis and deputy director Leonas Stankevičius of the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance participated in this conference, and got acquainted with the most advanced technologies in the sphere of technological security of state documents.

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Conference and exhibition in Copenhagen

On 23-25 October 2019, together with 800 participants from more than 60 countries, director Klemensas Rimšelis and deputy director Leonas Stankevičius from the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance attended the most important international conference “Security printers (banknotes and identity)” held for the 30th time in Copenhagen (Kingdom of Denmark). This conference was organised by “Intergraf” – the trade association promoting and protecting the interests of the printing industry. The exhibition arranged at this conference presented the most advanced achievements in document security printing technologies.