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May 19th-21st, 2019: ESTA Cash Conference in Vienna, Austria

Jan. 30, 2019 Share Source
From May 19th to 21st, 2019, the European Security Transport Association (ESTA) will be hosting a three-panel conference to debate the theme “A Bright Future for Cash“ at the InterContinental hotel in Vienna, Austria.

The annual conference and exhibition will be split into several panels with an updated setting attended by high-level business leaders, academics and regulators. We're talking experts who know cash is indeed destined to a future forged by public demand.

"This year we will address the topic of the interest of central banks and consumers & retailers in block chain technologies and virtual/crypto currencies!"
" Thierry Lebeaux ESTA General Secretary

Excerpts from the ESTA-Cash event page

One should not always believe what is said in the media: there is indeed “A bright future for cash“, as the theme of the 2019 ESTA conference will debate.

The journalist panel, which we believe, has never been seen in any cash conference so far. This panel invites media professionals from major newspapers and agencies to address the issue of how journalists cover – or not – cash issues and how we can raise the interest of the media and their readers in the good news about cash: “cash will go” will often make its way in the media. How could we ensure that “cash will stay” does too?


  • Welcome cocktail: Extra networking opportunity in exhibition area
  • Setting the scene: An update from ECB, the EC and a presentation of the World Cash Report
  • Panel 1: “Access to Cash – The Swedish lessons“
  • Panel 2: “The war on Cash: black clouds or blue sky ahead?“
  • Keynote: Dr Ewald Nowotny Govonor of the Austrian Central Bank (Not to be missed!)
  • Concluding session: Gala Dinner at Palais Ferstel

* The program for this event is subject to change, click here for updates.

The first panel will be moderated by Andrea Nitsche, Chair of the Global Cash Alliance Committee at the International Currency Association (ICA). Cash Matters is funded by the ICA.

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will be held at the magnificent Palais Ferstel, also called one of the brightest jewels in Vienna’s crown. The former bank and stock exchange building from 1860 is today one of the most noble and historically rich event locations in the Austrian capital.


A lively, international exhibition in the heart of the conference area, will display ESTA members’ services and technologies. ESTA members’ companies are represented during the conference by their senior executives, CEO or owners. This exhibition is a unique opportunity for conference participants to develop links with potential business partners.


Attendees will also have less to stress about in terms of getting home as they can simply hop on a bus shuttle that takes its passengers from the hotel to the airport after the conference.


The InterContinental Vienna offers an inspiring conference setting with a view on the Stadtpark and its Wienfluss and a high-tech conference room.

InterContinental Vienna
Johannesgasse 28,
1030 Wien, Austria

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About ESTA

The European Security Transport Association (ESTA) is the European Cash Management Companies Association and the recognised voice of the industry ensuring that cash is safe, available and an efficient means of payment.

Last Updated: April 15, 2019

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