The Holography Conference Online

17-18 November 2021


 The conference was very helpful to me. Here I met many professionals in the field of holography and received information about their manufacture which will help me in my work.

The State Forensic Examination Committee of the Republic of Belarus

The Holography Conference Online

17-18 November 2021


 Really really enjoyed it. It was incredibly informative and the networking opportunities were very good. I hope to return soon.

University of Cambridge

The Holography Conference Online

17-18 November 2021


 Very well organised, would love to attend the future conferences.

De Montfont University

The Holography Conference Online

17-18 November 2021


 Having worked for several holographic and hot stamp foil companies during my career I’ve been fortunate to attend many conferences. This conference represents the best of the best in context of information. Thank you.

Crown Roll Leaf

The Holography Conference Online

17-18 November 2021


 A very special event for me personally, after having attended practically all past HP/HC events for the last 30-odd years! Well done on a challenging location.

Hellenic Institute of Holography

The Holography Conference Online

17-18 November 2021


 The conference shows the possibilities of the future hologram.


About The Holography Conference 

The Holography Conference is the only global conference for the commercial holography industry – and has tracked every new development in holography since 1990.

And after a successful run of 30 years in the physical world, for 2020 the event went online for the first time – delivering a new and invigorated format that was not only a reflection of the COVID-induced travel restrictions, but also a reflection of the changing the nature of the industry – one that has matured, specialised and diversified.

The new format for 2020 was a great success, and is repeated again for 2021 – providing a perfect platform to bring together the industry under one, virtual, roof to hear about and discuss the latest developments in holography across a broad spectrum of markets and applications – security and authentication, brand enhancement and packaging, display holography, 3D imaging and HOEs, to name a few.

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The Holography Conference Online (THCO)

THCO is a fully interactive and virtual event. Appealing to people from all over the world, this truly international event blends individual presentations with panel style formats to allow the audience to be completely involved in the conversation, in the form of Q&As, polls and audience-led discussion.


Schedule is GMT time
Hover on the presentation title or speaker to see if more information is available.

Wednesday 17 November 2021

11:00 – Opening Film & Conference Welcome

Session 1 – Protection, Prevention, Perception – High Security Features in Action


It All Starts with Attention

Frank van der Horst

DNB - De Nederlandsche Bank (Netherlands)


OVD Foil in Banknote Windows: the Current State of the Art

Ian Smith

LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)


Challenges in the Creation of a Mobile Validation System of Holograms Using Computer Vision

Nuno Gonçalves

Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (Portugal)


The Importance of Holograms for Banknote Security in the Future

Alan Newman

De La Rue (UK)

15 minutes for Q&A

12:30 – Break – Awards Intro and Submissions
13:00 – Intro Session 2

Session 2 – From Physical to Digital – Authentication on the Move


Evolution of Phygital Hologram in India – Current Overview

Manoj Kochar

Holoflex Ltd. (India)


CANNABIS – Thwarting Counterfeit in the Wild West of Markets!

Peter Scheir

AuthentiBrand (United States)


LiveOptik™ – Combatting Counterfeits with A Toolkit of Authentication Effects

Neal Skura

Nanotech (Canada)


The Virtual World of Holography, Where Next?

Linda Law

The Virtual Museum of Holography (United States)

15 minutes for Q&A

14:30 Wrap-Up Day 1


Thursday 18 November 2021

11:00 – Opening Film & Day 2 Welcome

Session 3 – Novel Materials, Techniques and Applications


Quality Hanging by a Thread Mastering the Challenges of Thread Slitting Inspection

Jochen Kirsch



Maskless Lithography Technologies Applied to Holographic Effects

Dominique Collé

Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik (Germany)


New Opportunities for Holographic Coins

Dr. Hans Bjelkhagen

Hansholo Consulting Ltd. (UK)


Ultimate Holographic Data Protection

Libor Šustr

Optaglio (Czech Republic)

15 minutes for Q&A

12:30 – Break – Awards Intro and Submissions
13:00 – Intro Session 4

Session 4 – Continuing Development for a Brighter Future


Latest Developments in Colour Holography

Daniel Blackmore

De Montfort University (UK)


Exploring Holographic Depth

Oliver Peacock

De Montfort University (UK)


Dynamic and Full-Color Projective Imaging Technology

Dr. Weiwei Zhang

ZSST (China)


Latest Developments in the HIR

Paul Dunn


15 minutes for Q&A

14:30 Awards Ceremony
14:50 Conference Closing

Sponsorship Opportunities

Whole event sponsor (includes showcase branding during the entire live stream) – £5,000
Session sponsor – £2,000
Banner advertising – £1,500
Sponsor option to add pre-recorded adverts – £1,500

Our Sponsors and Partners

Delegate Fees



HN Subscribers &
IHMA Members


Central Banks / Government

Free of charge

Group bookings are also available, please contact Sam for more information –