Keesing ID Academy College Day

ID Documents;

Experts vs Non-Experts

June 7, 2018

 There are many conferences and seminars organised worldwide around the topic of ID Documents and security features. However, this time we want to bring together a carefully selected group of attendees who are able and willing to start the dialogue between the producers, the buyers, the users and the verifiers. If we can listen to each other and work closer together, we should be able to create more secure ID documents, which could be verified properly by non-experts as well, either manually or automatically.


Due to the situation in the world, the demand for verifying a person’s identity becomes more and more important.  ID document checks are mostly being performed by non-experts, without any substantial knowledge about secured documents.


The first Keesing ID Academy College Day will take you on a tour from ID document design via security features to ID document authentication. We will start by giving you thorough insight on the design of ID documents and to create an understanding of why certain choices are made. We will then focus on one of the most recognizable security features. You will learn how this security feature is designed, produced and how it can be verified. Next we will discuss the challenges faced by one of the most progressive national forensic document centers. As well from the point of view of a document expert as from a non-expert.  And how can automated solutions assist especially the non-experts by authenticating ID documents and their security features.

Finally you are invited to participate in a discussion with all of the lecturers to find out if and how non-experts and experts can contribute to new ideas on document design and verification.



We’ve selected the following line up of experts in their field to give excellent insight in the challenges we face and possible existing solutions to help the non-expert.




Barna Barabas (JURA)

Barna graduated at the University of Szeged (Hungary) in 1996 and obtained an MBA diploma from University of Pecs (Hungary) in 2004.
He had already a background in printing when he joined JURA in 1996. During his years with Jura, Barna worked with many high security and government printers, conducted many training courses and consulted to the design of security documents. In the recent years he gave several presentations at various high security conferences on Jura’s new developments, including the importance of prepress in security printing, new aspects of security designs for offset printing, and new possibilities by intaglio printing.



Julian Payne (De La Rue)

Julian Payne is the Creative Director at De La Rue. He leads a team that has designed over 40% of the worlds’ banknote denominations in circulation today as well as numerous passports and ID documents, including the UK passport. With a background and career in product management Julian brings an understanding of the importance of design to the use, performance and emotional connection users have with a product. He is also driving an agenda of engagement between the specialisms of security design and the wider design community, forging relationships with leading UK Design Colleges and Design Studios.


hugues souparis



Hugues Souparis (SURYS)

“Hugues Souparis is the founder and CEO of SURYS (formerly Hologram.Industries). He holds a degree in engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Marseille. While studying, he created his first company specialized in technological promotional items, Kréops.
From 1981 to 1983, he launched Media-Laser, his second company, and produced advertising holograms. He also held a leading position in the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, an interactive museum of science and industry. In 1984, he created Hologram. Industries Company, to which he devoted himself entirely. At the beginning, he developed holographic imaging techniques and in 1989 he diversified his activity with security holograms.





Per Haddal (Norwegian ID Center)

The Norwegian ID Centre is an independent administrative body under the Norwegian Police Directorate. The aim of the Norwegian ID Centre is to strengthen and support the immigration authorities and police in their ID work – such as establishing the identity of new arrivals to the country or foreign nationals applying for residency. The Norwegian ID Centre’s forensic laboratory do third line examinations of questioned ID-, travel- and breeder documents for the police and immigration authorities, and support the authorities in the development of new national documents.


Kevin Courtney Acuant



Kevin Courtney (Acuant)

Kevin is Director of Product Management for Acuant, which offers a range of identity products that create trust between companies and consumers through identity proofing and frictionless consumer data capture during onboarding. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software product management, and has successfully launched new products on multiple platforms across industries. His expertise spans identity verification, fraud prevention, financial analysis, document management, corporate tax, credit granting, and server and PC industries.





During the day there will be plenty of room for discussion and networking amongst this highly qualified group of personally selected attendees.



08.30 – 09.30   Registration and Coffee
12.30 – 14.00   Lunch


09.30 – 09.45   Intro
14.00 – 14.45   Per Haddal (Norwegian ID Center)

The real security/risks in “security documents”


09.45 – 10.30   Barna Barabas (Jura)

Security design: Why it is secure compared to the commercial printing

14.45 – 15.00   Break


10.30 – 10.45   Break 
15.00 – 15.45   Kevin Courtney (Acuant)

How consumers, technology and business are changing Identity document authentication 


10.45 – 11.30   Julian Payne (De La Rue)

Designing a modern palimpsest – 21st century passport design

15.45 – 16.15   Break


11.30 – 11.45   Break 
16.15 – 17.00   Panel Discussion

Get involved! During this part you get the opportunity to ask questions to the entire panel.


11.45 – 12.30   Hugues Souparis (SURYS)

The basics of OVD’s

17.00 – 19.00   Closing remarks and networking reception



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Refund Policy

No refund of fees if written cancellation notice is received after March 1, 2018.

The Venue

Koepelkerk AmsterdamKoepelkerk

The first Keesing ID Academy College day will be held at a historic Amsterdam location, The Koepelkerk. This unique venue is located within walking distance of the Jordaan and near the famous ‘Nine Streets’. Originally it was a church for the Dutch Reformed Church in Amsterdam. She’s situated alongside the Singel canal. The architect was A.J. Van Beek (born 1848) and came from Maarssen, a small town in the middle of The Netherlands.

For more information: 

Kattengat 1
1012 SZ Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6212 223


The Renaissance Hotel

The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel has a central location near Amsterdam Central Train Station, a 10-minute walk from Dam Square. It features a 24-hours fitness center and modern accommodations with flat-screen TVs.

The hotel has renovated rooms with modern furnishings and a seating area, the LCD TV has cable and satellite channels. The Club and Superior rooms give access to the Club Lounge at which complimentary breakfast and snack services are offered.

From Renaissance you can easily travel around the city. Most stores, restaurants and sights are within walking distance. For longer distances the nearest tram stop, Martelaarsgracht, is 2 minutes away. For drinks, snacks and dinner, the hotel houses the 2b lounge bar and Italian restaurant SCOSSA. The Koepelcafé serves typical Dutch drinks and meals throughout the day.


Book Renaissance hotel Amsterdam

Renaissance Hotel 
Kattengat 1
1012 SZ Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6212 223

Post – College Day tour (Friday the 8th of june 2018)

Make the most of your days in Amsterdam! The day after the conference, everyone is invited to join us for a boat ride through the Amsterdam canals,  a tasty lunch and for those who are interested, we got you free access to the famous Rijksmuseum (National Museum).


We’re here to help

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact us via telephone +31 (0)20 7157 800 or by email:



Mike Krechting

Event Director





Maickel van Oijen

Event host




Jody Schuurman


Jody Schuurman

Event host





Mel Krul

Event Manager



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