Social Event and Tour

Social Event

Exhibition Opening, Welcome Cocktail and Closing Cocktail Receptions

Throughout the event all delegates are invited to attend our social networking events as part of their conference delegate pass. On Monday 16th May we host the welcome cocktail sponsored by Madras and exhibition opening with over 40 booths presenting the latest developments in security printing, showcasing tax stamps and traceability, in a relaxed atmosphere.

On Tuesday 17th May the gala dinner takes place at the Xara Lodge. Details outlined below. On the final evening, we have the closing cocktails – sponsored by KURZ, again held within the exhibition area in order to maximise the opportunity to visit providers showing the latest innovations in high security printing features and technologies.

Gala Dinner at The Xara Lodge – sponsored by Opsec

Spread over 5780m², The Xara Lodge is a contemporary reimagining of the traditional Maltese countryside hunting estate. The Xara Lodge is Malta’s only purpose-built multi-functional event venue and is set in the picturesque countryside outside Rabat. The Xara Lodge offers total privacy unlike any other venue on the island and is within 20 minutes of the event hotel.

Tuesday 17th May 2022

Welcome Cocktail Reception in Alfresco Gardens, Sponsored by SICPA

This year we are pleased to invite you to a drinks evening sponsored by SICPA. This will take place on Sunday 15th May 2022 at 6.00pm in the Alfresco Gardens, Level 7 on the 3rd floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, St Julian’s Bay.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your colleagues from the attending organisations, as well as delegates from revenue and customs authorities, in a relaxed setting ahead of the seminars on Monday 16th May 2022.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. To help us plan, we would appreciate if you could confirm your attendance as soon as you can to Livia Eckett (

Post Conference Tour

Tour of De La Rue’s state-of-the-art production facilities in Malta

We are very privileged to offer delegates the chance to visit De La Rue’s centre of excellence for tax stamps, banknotes and other high security products on Thursday 19th May 2022.

De La Rue produced Malta’s 1st tax stamp in 1860 – their strategic hub on the island now exports over 14 billion unique high security products to over 85 countries around the world. De La Rue recently announced a major upgrade to its existing facilities in Malta – creating a 29,000 m², cutting-edge and more sustainable manufacturing site to improve the efficiency, capability, and flexibility of the 200-year-old company.

This investment will double De La Rue’s existing capacity for tax stamps and extend their ‘industry 4.0’ journey with manufacturing integrated with traceability software platforms.

The tour is open to central banks, government issuing authorities, revenue authorities, state print works and some suppliers; numbers are strictly limited, so please register your interest as early as possible by contacting Laura Wheatley (

Departure from the hotel at 9am with a return around 12:00.

The tour delegates are subject to review by De La Rue.

At the announcement of the latest investment in De La Rue Malta are, from left to right (foreground): Silvio Schembri, Minister for Economy and Industry; Prime Minister, Robert Abela; Miriam Dalli, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development; Osward Armani, Security HSE and Risk Manager for De La Rue Malta; and Clive Vacher, CEO De La Rue